GREEN BAY, Wis. – If there's a common denominator among the Green Bay Packers' free agents that remain unsigned, it's that none played more than 50 percent of the team's snaps last season.
That's in contrast to the six unrestricted free agents the team has re-signed in the last month. Of the six, four were on the field more than half the time last season.
Six of the Packers' unrestricted free agents remain on the market.
In order of playing time from last season, they are:
Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (535 snaps, 48.0 percent of the defensive plays)
Quarterback Matt Flynn (324, 27.3 percent of the offensive plays)
Defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (287, 25.7 percent)
Tight end Jermichael Finley (252, 21.3 percent)
Quarterback Seneca Wallace (58, 5.0 percent)
Linebacker Robert Francois (12, 1.1 percent)
Pickett was the only one to appear in every game but he will turn 35 just a month into this coming season, so his time could be over. Flynn is expected to re-sign, and Jolly could too if he recovers from his neck surgery as expected. Francois is still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Finley still has not received medical clearance following his neck surgery, and Wallace will not be re-signed.
Of their own free agents that they re-signed, only two were on the field less than half of the time. They were:
Fullback John Kuhn (333 snaps, 28.1 percent of the offensive plays)
Running back James Starks (235, 19.8 percent)
Four played well over half the plays. They were:
Cornerback Sam Shields (880, 78.8 percent)
Outside linebacker/defensive end Mike Neal (735, 65.9 percent)
Tight end Andrew Quarless (741, 62.5 percent)
Defensive tackle B.J. Raji (654, 58.7 percent)
Also, of the five former Packers' players who signed with other teams, three played more than half the snaps last season.
Center Evan Dietrich-Smith (1,118 snaps, 94.3 percent)
Receiver James Jones (906, 76.5 percent)
Safety M.D. Jennings (836, 75.0 percent)
The other two were: