Veteran center Corey Linsley is signing a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. The terms of the deal are pending at this time. Linsley spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers, Agree to Contract
All-Pro center Corey Linsley was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, 161st overall by the Green Bay Packers. He would play every snap in his rookie year due to an injury to expected started J.C. Tretter, logging over 1,000 snaps in the regular season, a season during which he would give up five penalties and a sack, making the PFWA all-rookie team.
Injuries would prevent Linsley from playing all 16 games in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He would play 13 games in 2015 before suffering an ankle injury and began the 2016 season on the Reserve/PUP list due to a lingering hamstring injury, Being activated ahead of Week Nine and playing all but one offensive snap for the remainder of the year. During the two seasons combined, he would see the field for nearly 1,400 snaps giving up seven penalties and three sacks in that time.
He would play all 48 regular-season games for the Packers in the following three seasons, playing every snap in 2017 and 2018. He would only give up two sacks in 2017 and one penalty in 2018.
His best season would come in 2020, where he would become a first-team all-pro for the first time in his seven-year career. In his 13 games through the season, he would take the field for 734 snaps, during which he wouldn’t give up a single penalty and only gave up one sack. He would miss three games late in the season due to a knee injury.
The Ohio native has spent his whole professional career up to this point with the Packers but spent his collegiate career with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He would go from Redshirting in 2010 to becoming an integral part of the Buckeyes offense late in his spell.
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