A decision on the future of John Kuhn could come as early as this week with the Green Bay Packers in talks with the veteran fullback about a potential return.

The Packers have stayed in steady contact with Kuhn since the start of free agency, but so have a handful of other teams around the league, according to an NFL source.

Kuhn will turn 32 in September and plays an endangered position, but his experience and knowledge of the playbook have made him an invaluable component of the roster over the past seven seasons.

Coupled with being a core special teams player, Kuhn has been proficient in perfecting the little things like his chip block on new Packers defensive lineman Julius Peppers in last December’s regular-season finale against Chicago.

He’s displayed durability in playing 107 of a possible 112 regular-season games since being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh in 2007. Outside of Aaron Rodgers, he’s the longest-tenured offensive player following James Jones’ recent departure to Oakland.

The Packers signed another fullback, 6-foot, 250-pound Ina Liaina, in January, but it’s not unusual for the organization to tap street free agents for camp competition. They’ve taken the same approach each offseason since Kuhn beat out Quinn Johnson and Korey Hall as the primary fullback in 2011.