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Reports say Packers looking at Keyshawn Johnson

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The Green Bay Packers are said to have at least some interest in acquiring free agent receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes a source close to Johnson as saying the Packers are doing their homework on the 11-year veteran and their interest appears to be legitimate.

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Johnson was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Monday after he spent the weekend analyzing the NFL Draft on ESPN.

The 34-year-old Johnson has caught at least 70 passes in every season, with 16 touchdowns in the last three years.

The New York Jets made him the top overall draft pick in 1996 and he has also played in Tampa Bay and Dallas.

The Jets are among the teams Johnson is said to be considering along with the Packers, Giants, Seattle, San Francisco, and Tennessee.

Reports say Johnson will expect $1-2 million this year.

Donald Driver is the Packers' only veteran starter at receiver. Second-year pro Greg Jennings has the other spot for now. Johnson was a number-three wide-out during his only season with the Panthers.

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