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Colin Cole Turned Down Extension?

Packer Update has a nugget at the end of their latest "Shhh...Here's What We're Hearing" section about Colin Cole turning down an extension offer from the Packers this past December to the tune of $7 million over three years.

First of all, I treat everything from Packer Update, with their abundance of anonymous quotes and "insider" speculation (witness the first sentence of the update linked to above) with great suspicion. But as I've written before, they seem to be right more often than they are wrong.

Secondly, if Colin Cole did indeed turn down the Packers offer, it tells me that he has a greatly inflated sense of his worth to a football team. I would not have minded bringing him back at what can be described as a "Packer-Friendly" rate, but I also wouldn't mind replacing him via the draft or free agency. As I said in a comment section earlier, Cole had by far his best year this year in what can only be described as a thoroughly mediocre career.

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cheese5's picture

Goodbye Colin Cole. U will most assuredly not be missed. Wholesale D Coach Firing = Wholesale D-Line Firing saving Aaron Kampman...maybe

Kramer64's picture

Wow. Does he realize he was on a defense this year that was simply one of the worst in the history of the Packer organization??? And he seems to not think he was a part of it??? Unbelievable.

Ron La Canne's picture

Cole will soon find out what he's really worth. This guy had the fewest tackles of any semi-regular in the D-Line. His totals exceeded only KGB, Thompson, Harrell, Hunter and Malone. He spent a lot of time on his fat butt, with mouth moving all the time.

Packerholic's picture

I personally didn't mind bringing Cole back at a fair contract but if he is expecting over $2 million a year it's time to let him go. He is not a bad role player but that is all he is. I have a feeling that Cole will get a rude wake up call and he will realize that he should have taken the Packers offer since if anyone offers him anymore than that, that are overpaying him.

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