Kirksey was released by the Browns after an injury-plagued two seasons, in which he played just nine games, including just two in 2019 due to hamstring and chest injuries.
Kirksey represents a solid tackler from the linebacker spot, compiling 148 and 138 tackles in 2016 and 2017, respectively, as a full-time starter. The 27-year-old also owns enough range to be a plus cover-man in the middle.
Health is the biggest question mark teams must answer as Kirksey makes his rounds. For Green Bay, signing a player like Kirksey, with his injury history, likely wouldn't represent the only move at the linebacker position this offseason.
Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine coached Kirksey in Cleveland for the linebacker's first two seasons, giving Green Bay some familiarity with what Kirksey brings to the locker room and field.
Garafolo noted that more teams are interested in meeting with the linebacker, who could continue his free-agency tour. The Raiders aren't out of the running either, per Garafolo, as Kirksey attempts to find the right fit to re-start his career after six years in Cleveland.