4. Ahmad Brooks
Ahmad Brooks is a familiar face who the Packers brought in for a similar situation last season. When former general manager Ted Thompson signed Brooks last season, he was supposed to provide some depth for the position.
Unfortunately, he battled injury and ineffectiveness during his time in Green Bay and remains unsigned. He only registered 1.5 sacks in 15 games to go along with 13 tackles.
Brooks is perhaps the most diverse player on this list yet. He has the most experience as a linebacker in a 3-4 system having played for the San Francisco 49ers for most of his career. This means his ability to drop into coverage is more advanced than either Young or Houston.
Even though Mike Pettine is the new defensive coordinator for the Packers, Green Bay should keep an open mind about re-acquiring Brook’s services. Even though last season was a disappointment, he can still help out when the inevitable injury to Perry or Matthews comes along.