Kuhn is staying in shape and awaiting a call from any NFL team, Jason Wilde of ESPN reports. Kuhn wasn't resigned by the Packers after his contract expired in March, and he hasn't gotten calls from any other teams up to this point, though he has kept in shape in the hopes of playing this season. He's a powerful fullback who is a willing and capable blocker, and can carry the ball in short yardage situations. That being said, Kuhn has rushed for more than 50 yards in a season just once in his nine year career, despite playing in all but 5 games during his eight seasons with Green Bay. He may provide value to an NFL team, but it's unlikely he has fantasy value in any format, especially at this point in his career.
The Packers are not expected to re-sign Kuhn, Radio 620 WTMJ reports. Following an eight-year stint in Green Bay, the 33-year-old Kuhn, a long-time fan favorite, will have to look for a new home. The Packers are set to move forward with 2015 sixth-round selection Aaron Ripkowski as their top fullback.
Kuhn's future with the Packers remains uncertain ahead of next week's start of offseason workouts, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports. Kuhn has been with the Packers since 2007 and was named to his third Pro Bowl last term, but has yet to hear whether Green Bay plans to re-sign his for this season. Last year, the veteran signed a one-year deal with the Packers just days before spring workouts started. However, with rising second-year fullback Aaron Ripkowski now in the mix, Kuhn is no longer the only player at his position. That being said, he's certainly a fan favorite in Green Bay, and could help the Packers re-establish their running attack if he returns this season.
Kuhn had three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Raiders. Kuhn isn't a threat to Eddie Lacy's or James Starks' standing on the depth chart, but both his snap count and touches have picked up of late, which increases the chances of him stealing a score from one of the two aforementioned backs like he did Sunday.
Packers fullback John Kuhn notched a one-yard touchdown and caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's victory over the 49ers. Kuhn touched the ball Sunday for the first two times all season, and found his way into the end zone on the first. He will be a threat to steal a touchdown when the Packers are close to the goal line, but Eddie Lacy remains the Packers' top running back option in short-yardage situations.
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