Chiefs tight end visits

Wilson's versatility attractive; Bengals wide receiver also meets with Packers

Kansas City Chiefs veteran tight end Kris Wilson met with the Packers on Tuesday, PackerReport.com has learned. The Packers are seeking a backup for starter Donald Lee, and Wilson's versatility likely interests Green Bay.

Wilson, selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2004 NFL draft, is an unrestricted free agent. He can line up at fullback or tight end, and would replace Bubba Franks, who was released by Green Bay in February.

Wilson also has drawn interest from Seattle, according to reports. Playing behind, Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez, Wilson probably is seeking a chance to play more with another team. He caught 24 passes and one touchdown in 16 games with the Chiefs last year. He rushed three times for seven yards and fumbled twice in the times he had his hands on the ball, losing one.

At 6-foot-2, 251 pounds, Wilson is more of a 'tweener, lacking height to play tight end and quickness to play fullback, according to some observers.

Wide receiver visits
Free agent wide receiver Tab Perry also visited Packers headquarters on Tuesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Perry is an unrestricted free agent, and probably valued for his ability to return kickoffs. He averaged 24.4 yards per return as a rookie in 2005 with the Bengals.

In the last two seasons Perry was limited to four games due to injuries. He played in the first two games in 2007 before he was sidelined and eventually placed on injured reserve with hamstring and hip injuries.

The Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, as well as Cincinnati, have also shown interest in Perry, who was not tendered a contract as a restricted free agent by the Bengals in February.


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