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Biggs: Packers make it official with Tauscher

Could compete for right tackle job with Barbre Brad Biggs

Print This October 12, 2009, 12:36 PM EST

The Green Bay Packers made it official with offensive tackle Mark Tauscher this morning, signing the veteran for some help on an offensive line that has been beset with problems since the opener.

Tauscher returns as cornerback/returner Will Blackmon heads to injured reserve with a torn ACL. He could compete with Allen Barbre for the starting job soon. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been sacked a league-high 20 times.

“He’s played a ton of football for us,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said last week. “He’s played in this scheme from Day 1. Just to have his experience back is definitely an asset.”

The Packers made it clear last week they were re-signing Tauscher, and they might have waited until this week to make it official as they were on a bye last week and didn’t want to pay him for off weekend. Left tackle Chad Clifton is expected to return Sunday from a sprained ankle against Detroit.

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