The Green Bay Packers haven’t signed free agent defensive lineman Chris Canty…yet. “Canty concluded his visit with the Packers Thursday, but his agent, Brad Blank, said there were no negotiations and that he probably wouldn’t talk with team officials until Friday to see what they were thinking,” writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Just because Canty left Green Bay without a contract offer doesn’t mean they won’t strike up conversations. The Packers probably want to mull the results of his physical and determine how much money they can afford to offer Canty. With the start of free agency scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Canty will likely want to get a deal done before that time when teams start allocating money to other players.
The agent for free agent defensive lineman and former Packer Cullen Jekins told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that his client is open to a return to Titletown. “He wants to go where he’s going to get an opportunity to play and be a part of a team that has a chance to compete for the Super Bowl,” Brian Levy is quoted as saying by reporter Pete Dougherty. “I think Green Bay provides him with both those opportunities. Plus he’s been there — I don’t think he wanted to leave in the first place.” Levy said that some teams are waiting until next week to determine the market for free agent defensive linemen, which could be an indication that Jenkins might not sign a very lucrative contract.
After Tramon Williams admitted in a recent radio interview that his shoulder injury still bothered him in 2012, outlets covering the Packers searched for analysis. “You can safely assume that Williams is not the only player to deal with aftereffects of injuries long after the prescribed recovery time is over,” writes NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “It’s no different than a player who has sore knees for the rest of his career after major knee surgery. The real question is whether he will truly recapture his pre-injury form. Most people who have watched him since September 2011 would agree there have been plays when he appears a less-than-willing tackler. It happened more often two seasons ago than last year, but it won’t take you long to think of examples from both years.” If Williams doesn’t get past his shoulder issues in 2013, it may cost him playing time. With a deep and young group of cornerbacks on the Packers roster, they’ll be looking to overtake Williams on the roster.
Pro Football Weekly provides its team needs for the Packers in 2013.
Some analysis on defensive lineman B.J. Raji appears at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
The official website of the Green Bay Packers takes a look at the free agent class of offensive linemen.
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Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.