Packers eye receivers

McCarthy, scouts focusing on prospects

INDIANAPOLIS - The wide receiver position is one area the Green Bay Packers have been actively scouting, not only at the NFL Scouting Combine, but at the Senior Bowl as well. Looking to add another explosive element to the passing game, new Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy has looked at many receivers over the past month.

"We have identified some areas of need or areas where we would like to become stronger," McCarthy said. "As a team, we have room to grow and we will do everything we can to achieve our goals as an organization."

Some of this "growth" could come in the college player draft April 29-30.

Representatives from the Green Bay organization have talked with wide receivers Chad Jackson of Florida, Santonio Holmes from Ohio State, and Skylar Green of Louisiana State. Numerous other visits with prospects are expected throughout the weekend.

The Packers are looking to become faster, stronger, and more durable at wide receiver, as well as adding depth to the position. While Green is an interesting prospect, Jackson and Holmes could provide the Packers with a more physical, serious threat on the outside to team with Javon Walker (coming off knee surgery) and Donald Driver.

When asked specifically about Holmes, McCarthy would only add, "he is a nice player."


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