The Green Bay Packers selected guard Cole Madison in the fifth round of last year's NFL draft, but he has yet to to suit up for the Packers after stepping away from the team before training camp to deal with some personal issues.
And now it seems unclear if Madison will be available for the Pack in 2019.
Sources: The tragic death of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski is keeping Cole Madison away from the #Packers. Madison never reported to training camp last season and is struggling to process the loss of his friend.— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) February 11, 2019
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst confirmed that there is no return date in sight regarding the young offensive lineman, telling Cohen:
The Packers add offensive line talent with Washington State OT Cole Madison pic.twitter.com/zccd8q0vsx— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018
According to Cohen's report, Green Bay is
Washington State right tackle Cole Madison will be wearing (and bringing extra) #3 helmet stickers to the Senior Bowl to honor his teammate and good friend Tyler Hilinski.— Rob Rang (@RobRang) January 19, 2018