After giving Carl Bradford an opportunity to play outside linebacker early in training camp, the Green Bay Packers appear open to making a switch.
According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The playmaking menace from Arizona State — the one who rushed quarterbacks nearly 100% of the time — has yet to surface in Green Bay. So on Monday, the Packers gave Bradford a look at inside linebacker. Part of the reason is the quadriceps injury Brad Jones is dealing with.
But the Packers must know whether Bradford is worth developing.
On Monday, both Bradford and Nate Palmer worked inside during Green Bay's half-line drill.
"Right now, I'm up for anything," Bradford said. "Wherever they place me, I'm going to work....Wherever I can fit in, I'm willing to play anything."
The Packers have a glut of outside linebackers on the roster, including Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Andy Mulumba, Jayrone Elliott and Adrian Hubbard.
There's not room to keep all of them, so it's doesn't come as a surprise that the Packers are perhaps looking to move Bradford and Palmer to the inside.
Bradford did line up occasionally as an inside linebacker as late as his senior season at Arizona State, but when he did, was utilized almost strictly on the blitz up the interior of hte offense.
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