The Green Bay Packers are changing their "draft-only policy" during the off-season and have been rather active in free agency.
After letting center Scott Wells sign with the St. Louis Rams, the Packers quickly added former Indianapolis Colt center Jeff Saturday.
Saturday, a long time Colt under in front of Payton Manning, is a five-time Pro Bowler and rarely misses games.
Later that day, general manager Ted Thompson added a defensive lineman, former Packer (2007) Daniel Miur.
Miur, the 6-2 312-pound lineman, will give B.J. Raji some time to rest at nose tackle and will add depth to the rest of the line.
The Packers also retained the talented special teams player Jarrett Bush. Bush has struggled on defense, but has shown his worth at special teams, especially in 2011.
After some speculation and confusion, the Packers officially signed defensive end Anthony Hargrove Thursday. Hargrove, a former New Orleans Saint, had five sacks in 2009 and moved over to the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.
In Seattle, Hargrove added 18 tackles and three sacks last year while playing only about a quarter of the snaps. For New Orleans, he played about 44% of the snaps in 2010 and about 57% in 2009.
The Packers can only hope that Hargrove is excited to be coming to a 15-1 team and he will continue with 2009 or 2010 stats.
Even more defensive help may be added if former 2006 Packers' draft pick Dave Tollefson's visit Thursday impresses the team.
Tollefson played an important role with the New York Giants for five seasons. Last year, the line was banged up with injuries and he filled in nicely, recording five sacks.
Thompson is looking to add depth at defense after finishing 32nd overall last season. Having a late draft pick in the first round, the Packers had to make a move at center and now can focus on adding some talented defensive players on defense.