The Packers come into the 2012 offseason with a 15-1 record but also carrying the burden of a very ugly playoff loss at Lambeau Field. Despite the strong record, their defense was exposed throughout much of the season, giving Ted Thompson a reason to make some major upgrades.
While the Packers don't usually dip into free agency, they have plenty of holes that they need to fill, even for a team who had the best regular season in the NFL. Though it may be unlikely, they could certainly use a veteran free agent who could make an immediate impact, as long as he fit the system.
Here are five 2012 free agents who could be very valuable prospects for the Packers to consider as they enter the next season.