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All Entries in the "Free agency" Category

Packer Update Starts A Rumor

Packer Update Starts A Rumor

I've been critical of Packer Update for being rumor mongers who hide behind anonymous 'scouts' when all they comment on are things any fan with a...

Clifton To Visit Redskins, Colledge In Demand?

Clifton To Visit Redskins, Colledge In Demand?

As first reported by Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports:

Tenders In, Kapinos Out

Tenders In, Kapinos Out

The Packers have given tenders to nine of their restricted free agents:...

Packers Should Jump If Ryan Clark Is Free

Packers Should Jump If Ryan Clark Is Free

A few months ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers indicated they had no intention of letting either Casey Hampton or Ryan Clark hit free agency which...

Packers Should (Likely Will) Follow Steelers Lead

Packers Should (Likely Will) Follow Steelers Lead

I think you'll see a lot more of this around the league than perhaps some observers believe:

2010 The Last, Best Chance For the Pack?

2010 The Last, Best Chance For the Pack?

A very thought provoking post from Alex over at

Illuminating Those Murky Free Agency Waters...

Illuminating Those Murky Free Agency Waters...

Every, and I mean every, single Packers fan in the world should read this article from Packer Report's Bill Huber.

For The Record...

For The Record...

...provided his knee checks out with the medical staff, I would sign Ryan Torain and cut DeShawn Wynn. Like, yesterday.

Obviously, Ted Thompson Reads CHTV

Obviously, Ted Thompson Reads CHTV

No, no announcement of a Jennings extension.

Packers Looking At LaBoy

Packers Looking At LaBoy

Can't say I'm a huge fan, but the Packers' interest in Travis LaBoy makes some sense.

Barnett Insurance?

Barnett Insurance?

Lost in the draft euphoria, what with our defense ready to dominate ;), is the fact that there is a very good chance Nick Barnett will not be ready...

Memo To Ted Thompson: Sign Kevin Carter

Memo To Ted Thompson: Sign Kevin Carter

Mike Vandermause's column this morning is actually spot on, save for one important distinction:

Could Not Agree More...

Could Not Agree More...

...with Donald's Designated Driver about the tiresome nature of hearing from various Packer fans

Preston To the Pack

Preston To the Pack

I like this signing. Not only does Preston add some much needed bulk along the offensive line, but he can fit at any position, including tackle.

McCarthy In the Crosshairs

McCarthy In the Crosshairs

Thompson won't say it. McCarthy will deny it. But make no mistake, Mike McCarthy is coaching for his job in 2009.

Packers Look At Preston

Packers Look At Preston

Kevin Seifert

Thompson\'s \'To Do\' List...

Thompson\'s \'To Do\' List...

...after he gets back from the annual NFL meetings.

Silverstein Goes 0-2 This Week

Silverstein Goes 0-2 This Week

(Actually, 0-3 if you count the Jarrett Bush nonsense...)

(Sigh)

(Sigh)

So they went and did it. Fine. Bush is a 'great special teams player'. Fine. (Bullshit, but fine.) IF he 'continues to improve' he'll become a...

Silverstein\'s Missteps

Silverstein\'s Missteps

I'd like to respond to, if that's the right phrase, Tom Silverstein's assessment of Ted Thompson's approach, or lack thereof, to free agency this offseason. In this morning's Packers Daily Briefing, Silverstein states: The problem I see with this philosophy is what happens when one of your draft classes isn't any good? There is so much pressure on you to be right in the draft that if you have an off year, it absolutely destroys you. There's no room for error. To me, that's exactly what happened with the 2007 draft class. DT Justin Harrell, the guy who should have provided the most impact, has offered nothing for two years. RB Brandon Jackson came out of college too early and wasn't ready to be anything more than a spot player. WR James Jones was the bright spot of the draft, but an injury ruined his development last year. S Aaron Rouse and OT Allen Barbre have been disappointments. FB Korey Hall has been solid, LB Desmond Bishop flashed ability last year but clearly wasn't ready to start, K Mason Crosby has had his ups and downs and RB DeShawn Wynn is a developmental player. If you want to know part of the reason why the Packers were 6-10 last year, there it is.   I would point out that Silverstein has some very conveniently colored (for his argument) assessments of the players in question. With Harrell, of course, he is spot on. With Jackson, however, he is way off. Sure, Jackson was not ready in 2007 - but last year he was the best back on the team. He should have at LEAST made a push for more carries after the Carolina game, if not been handed the starting job outright. But for whatever reason, McCarthy, Philbin and Bennett feel the need to stick with Grant as the featured back. That's not Jackson's or Thompson's fault - that's mishandling the personnel on hand - that's one of the many coaching decisions that produced a 6-10 record. Next he points to James Jones and how his injury 'ruined his development'. Um - so what? It's not like Thompson didn't have a deep stable of receivers at the ready in case of such a development. In fact, I would counter that Thompson's drafting of Jordy Nelson, in the face of a lot of criticism, offset whatever loss was felt from Jones' injury. And on and on...

That Sound You Hear...

That Sound You Hear...

...is Ron La Canne's head exploding.

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

It's sooooooooo close. (Hattip: Packers Lounge Twitter)

Thompson\'s Way

Thompson\'s Way

Nice piece from new Packers Lounge writer Greg C looking at Thompson's major moves since being named General Manager of the Packers and how those...

A Bit of Perspective

A Bit of Perspective

Some fans have expressed reservations over the latest Packer Anthony Smith due to his infamous guarantee against the Patriots two years ago.

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

...did they just drop suddenly? Does the prospect of overpaying for marginal talent and the Packers annual removal from the process just cause...

Why Not?

Why Not?

Sure he's a locker room cancer. Sure he only cares about his numbers. Sure he's just about the epitome of anti-Packer People.

Burnett Makes Sense

Burnett Makes Sense

On the heels of Tom Silverstien's report this mo

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