The Green Bay Packers had former first-round pick Joshua Garnett in town for an official workout on Tuesday, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Garnett, the 28th overall pick in the 2016 draft after a standout career at Stanford, was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 31 and hasn’t since latched on with another team.
Garnett played in only 22 games with 11 starts for the 49ers. He missed the entire 2017 season with a knee injury and was a backup for all of 2018.
Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich was the assistant offensive line coach in San Francisco in 2017 and 2018, so there’s a natural connection between player and coach in Green Bay.
Garnett entered the NFL with a reputation as a tough run blocker but with issues in pass protection. He battled Packers defensive lineman and former UCLA standout Kenny Clark several times at the collegiate level.