Defensive end Christain Ringo will once again have a chance to make the Green Bay Packers’ roster in the upcoming 2017 season.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky first reported that Ringo has signed his executive-rights free-agent tender with the Packers.
Ringo was drafted in the sixth-round in 2015 NFL Draft by Packers out of Louisiana–Lafayette.
During his time as a Ragin’ Cajun, he held a school-record of 21 sacks. Ringo also added 109 tackles to his stat line.
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In his first season, he was a member of the practice squad, not making the jump he had hoped for. Ringo did play in eight games this past season.
It is unclear how much, if any, playing time Ringo will see. As currently constructed the team is very thin on the defensive line.
According to a poll conducted with the cover32 Packers fans, 15% of them prefer the team to use their first-round pick on the defensive line. Various draft experts have agreed.
The 298-pound lineman has yet to make any significant impact on the field, recording a career total of two tackles.
In the weeks coming it may be more clear on if the Packers will have a need to use the extra lineman; however, it is safe to say he will have a fair shot to make the roster come game time.
–– Bobby Burack covers the Green Bay Packers and is the Managing Editor for cover32 Packers. Connect and follow on Twitter @bburack16