Packers Put Tenders On Colledge, Crosby & Kuhn

In a largely procedural move, the Packers sent several players tender offers today.

While they may not end up meaning anything, depending on the outcome of the standoff between the NFL and NFLPA over the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Packers nonetheless went through the motions of sending second round tender offers to both guard Daryn Colledge and kicker Mason Crosby as well as the lowest tender to fullback John Kuhn. The receipt of these offers was confirmed by the players' agents to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Daryn Colledge seemed to indicate on his Facebook page this morning that the offer arrived via overnight FedEx. Colledge wrote:

Does anybody think it's weird that the Fedex man just delivered my tender to me? 5 years of service and I can't even get a phone call. I would have come down and picked it up and saved them the postage. Hahaha.

Essentially the Packers are operating under the 2010 version of the CBA with these moves. These moves could all very well become null and void once a new CBA is put in place. But for now the Packers are simply ensuring they have the tenders in place in case the tender rules used in the Final League Year are kept in the new agreement.

0 points

Comments (21)

Fan-Friendly This filter will hide comments which have ratio of 5 to 1 down-vote to up-vote.
Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

March 03, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Nothing to James Jones = see you later, JJ (unless they think they can sign him w/o the tender somehow, not likely - and yeah, I know the tender may not mean anything)...

0 points
0
0
PackerAaron's picture

March 03, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Not necessarily - the three guys listed above are the only ones whose agents' confirmed they received tenders. Jones' agent did not return any calls.

0 points
0
0
Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

March 03, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Oops, sorry for jumping the gun. Thought this was the definitive list.

0 points
0
0
hyperRevue's picture

March 04, 2011 at 08:38 am

Here's hoping he got one.

0 points
0
0
ZaphodBeeblebrox's picture

March 04, 2011 at 06:01 pm

0 points
0
0
asshalo's picture

March 03, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Like both of those tenders even if it may only be a formality. They get more than the max compensation if a team picks them up and they're not over-paying them if neither gets picked up.

Initial reaction is the facebook comment was a poor exercise of judgement-- especially since it's been rumored he's unhappy with the organization. Could be joking though, so it's nothing to really get worked up about.

0 points
0
0
PkrNboro's picture

March 04, 2011 at 11:36 am

I agree with you when you say:
"the facebook comment was a poor exercise of judgement"

However, I disagree with you when you say:
"it’s nothing to really get worked up about."

With the Packers and Colledge, we're talking about an Employer/Employee relationship. It's very different from anonymous people posting on a blog.

This is a player that received a one-year tender last season, and, ostensibly, NO interest from other teams after that. Now he's getting a LESSER offer for this season! Does his comment "endear" him to his current employer? or to any of 31 other possible suitors??

If I were to say:
"Asshalo, I think you're a total freakin' jerk. Hahaha."
A case could be made that I was kidding, but "hahaha" or "just sayin" doesn't really get Pandora back in her box, does it ???

NOTE: I don't think you're a "jerk".

0 points
0
0
PackerAaron's picture

March 04, 2011 at 11:40 am

"This is a player that received a one-year tender last season, and, ostensibly, NO interest from other teams after that."

You don't know that - just because interest wasn't reported doesn't mean his agent wasn't hearing from teams.

0 points
0
0
PkrNboro's picture

March 04, 2011 at 01:50 pm

that's why I said "ostensibly" -- aka "apparently", or "seemingly" -- by definition: "in appearance but not necessarily in actuality."

You would have thought that a three-season-in-a-row OL starter would have garnered [some|more] interest -- so as to show up on PFT, GBPG, CHTV, etc. -- but at the time, I didn't recall hearing anything. Which I thought a tad unusual considering the nature of agents to hype their clients.

0 points
0
0
Nerdmann's picture

March 04, 2011 at 12:24 am

Colledge's mouth runneth over, again.

0 points
0
0
ICED BORSCHT's picture

March 04, 2011 at 02:32 am

Why does Colledge have such an inflated opinion of his value? I don't dislike the guy or anything, but every time I see a quote from him it's some semi-caustic remark about his salary situation. He's a lesser version of Rich Moran for god's sake...

0 points
0
0
maxginsberg's picture

March 04, 2011 at 08:25 am

Keep in mind that the printed word can be easily misconstrued and misunderstood. Having said that, I might have an inflated opinion of myself if I were a Super Bowl champion, too. ;)

0 points
0
0
Barry (Scotland UK)'s picture

March 04, 2011 at 05:31 am

The Packers are one of only a few teams that treat there players with dignity.I don`t know how the Tender process works but I would have thought that a cursory call from head office before the letter arrives would have been a nice thing to do.

0 points
0
0
PackerAaron's picture

March 04, 2011 at 07:09 am

Totally agree.

0 points
0
0
Ruppert's picture

March 04, 2011 at 08:45 am

I agree as well.

People don't generally do things for no reason. I wonder what the rationale would be for just sending a Fedex and leaving it at that.

0 points
0
0
dgtalmn's picture

March 04, 2011 at 09:46 am

I get the feeling that they are no different than anyother private company. It always surprises me when I hear or involved in layoffs (laid off twice!) At one company, if you got an email in the morning about a meeting, you were fired. it did not take long for my staff to figure that out.

0 points
0
0
PkrNboro's picture

March 04, 2011 at 10:48 am

On the surface, I'd say a phone call would have been nice as well...
...however, we're hearing ONE side of the story -- and a rather ill-conceived, "public" Facebook post at that.

The OTHER side of the story will never be heard -- as we're dealing with the Green Bay Packer organization. Seriously, even when the organization "speaks" you don't really get anything intelligible: "We'd like to thank him for his hard work and dedication". Hell! we've heard virtually the same thing said of players leaving the team, as well as those returning!

Who knows what effort or protocol is followed in this situation? Who do you contact, agent or player? Where are those people: Arizona or Florida, in training? a goodwill tour in Iraq? on vacation? and if a player makes a public statement, as Colledge did -- would an organization really want to hear the crap he'd offer in person? multiplied by all players on the tender list? Bottom-line, it's the paperwork that really matters. With the CBA and draft preparation, is it really feasible to contact everyone personally?

Even though all is rosy in Packerland after a SuperBowl title, I think Wolf said it best, and I paraphrase: you're not as good as everybody says; you're not as bad as everybody says...

0 points
0
0
PackersThad's picture

March 04, 2011 at 07:22 am

Listening to Colledge and Jenkins complain makes me wonder if the Packers locker room is as harmonious as we think.

0 points
0
0
maxginsberg's picture

March 04, 2011 at 08:27 am

Good point. Maybe that's why Ted Thompson is barely even trying to re-sign both these guys.

0 points
0
0
PackersThad's picture

March 04, 2011 at 07:30 am

Although Daryn is a serious doofus for his latest comment on Obama/CBA... :facepalm:

0 points
0
0
redlights's picture

March 04, 2011 at 03:32 pm

My take is that Colledge is bitter that the Pack screwed him by trying him at 4 different positions on the OLine. The Pack says "screw you, if you'd be decent you (high 2nd round pick) would have had the talent to kick arsh at any one of them". And so the story goes.

The Fedex is the Pack telling him that he's too valuable to just put out on the FA market, so look for him in a different jersey next year. TJ Lang is cheaper, younger.

Jenkins, apparently, is having trouble understanding that a 2nd round pick (Neal) is going to be given every opportunity to take your job. Cheaper and younger is music to any NFL GM's ears. Probably most irritated that he'll miss out on a ring next year. Even without Jenkins, I see the DLine being the strongest position in 2011.

0 points
0
0