Packers trade Reggie Gilbert to Titans

The former undrafted free agent recorded 2.5 sacks as a Packer. 

Brian Gutekunst is starting to wheel and deal, sending Reggie Gilbert to the Tennessee Titans for a reported 7th round pick. 

The former undrafted free agent out of Arizona spent 2016 and most of 2017 on the practice squad, until appearing in two games at the end of 2017. He finishes his Packers career with 2.5 sacks. 

Trade: Packers are dealing LB Reggie Gilbert to the Titans for a seventh-round pick, per sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2019

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PackFan2005's picture

August 28, 2019 at 07:28 pm

Tennessee is getting a reliable guy.

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sonomaca's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:14 am

Are we about to see the return of Nick Perry.

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DragonSilk's picture

August 29, 2019 at 06:32 am

Yes, he's reliably average.

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dobber's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:49 am

There are lots of Reggie Gilberts out there...and all of them would be 5th on the OLB depth chart for the Packers.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 02:20 pm

May fit the Titan’s scheme better.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:01 pm

Is a good player. Had a sack two weeks ago against the Raiders. Was also money last year when the Packers desperately needed some pass rush.

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PackFan2005's picture

August 28, 2019 at 07:27 pm

I like the move from Gute. Would have been a good backup, but wouldn’t have gotten much snaps otherwise. Already building up draft capital for 2020, I like it.

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Since'61's picture

August 28, 2019 at 07:36 pm

Good job Gute. Get something back before we chuck the dead wood. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:40 am

If he passes his physical

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Since'61's picture

August 29, 2019 at 09:01 am

Good point! Stay positive and hope for the best.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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Hawg Hanner's picture

August 29, 2019 at 09:36 am

Seems absurd to call Gilbert "deadwood".

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 01:59 pm

Considering he was one of the only guys putting up sacks last year, and had one this preseason against the Raiders. Watch Gilbert make the Pro Bowl now.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 01:59 pm

Considering he was one of the only guys putting up sacks last year, and had one this preseason against the Raiders. Watch Gilbert make the Pro Bowl now.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 01:59 pm

Considering he was one of the only guys putting up sacks last year, and had one this preseason against the Raiders. Watch Gilbert make the Pro Bowl now.

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Tarynfor12's picture

August 29, 2019 at 10:55 am

Gilbert just couldn't separate the glue between ceiling and floor in GB.

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kevgk's picture

August 28, 2019 at 07:45 pm

Make them moves Gute. turn UDFAs into draft picks and churn the bottom of the roster to constantly find impact players

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:27 pm

Good news!

Taylor next?

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DraftHobbyist's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:19 am

Why do people want to get rid of Taylor so badly? He is starter quality for only $3m. Depth is good. What happens if Turner and Bulaga both go down and you dealt Taylor? Then you have Bakhtiari, Jenkins, Linsey, McCray?, and Light? Rough.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 02:21 pm

Because they don’t seem to think Baluga will miss time or that a guard will get injured or do think that Patrick is almost as good. I give it as much credence as I give that belief.

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dobber's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:57 am

The Packers have been systematically pushing Taylor off the roster since OTAs. Writers, fans, etc. have been questioning his fit in the new offense from the time LaF was hired. IF (all caps) they have a player that they like as much or better as a backup who comes more cheaply, trading him makes perfect sense. He has significant trade value if they can find a partner.

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TheVOR's picture

August 29, 2019 at 10:11 am

Denver.... Taylor would be a nice upgrade at G in Denver. Risner is a stud but they have Don Barclay competing in Denver, that should tell you everything you need to know about the other Guard position. Their depth is also non-existent.. DENVER is the trade partner...

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 02:27 pm

Yes, Taylor is tradable. However, unless it’s for a player that brings us an equal upgrade, losing your most experienced G and arguably your current second best guard means that when your back up is needed there is a considerable step down in quality. Patrick is OK, but he is t Taylor or Jenkins and he is not mobile either.

Given that this season depends upon Rodgers, losing Taylor for a draft pick would be a significant net loss unless it’s a 1 or 2 perhaps (which I strongly doubt). Protect your QB. Remember that Injuries happen. No!

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sam1's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:35 pm

Probably will not pass physical and cancel deal! Has happened to the Pack twice this season already!

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albert999's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:41 pm

Yup
Injured

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:53 pm

Certainly possible.

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optimisticfan's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:49 pm

Gilbert likely won’t have a physical until at least Fri based on travel and scheduling it etc. So silver lining if the deal does fall through then other teams may not be as interested in claiming him if he was waived (though I don’t know how “injured” a player has to be to necessitate GB waiving him injured vs just normal waiver), maybe he could come back to the Packers PS.

Anyways the Titans probably have an idea of how he has a short term knee injury and is expected back by week 2. I think they know what they are getting and will keep him.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:44 am

So what. Cut = nothing. This way may = something.

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albert999's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:43 pm

Gutsy Gutey
Kicking em out before the frenzy and making deals
Keep kicking

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:54 pm

I like Taylor, but if they could get a quality ILB, that might be a deal they have to make.

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optimisticfan's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:35 pm

Yes trade if we are trading for a great ILB. But otherwise please no trade. Trading for either a moderate quality ILB or mediocre backup level ILB is not worth losing Taylor. We already have those they just need to get healthy. We can pick up an equivalent waived backup ILB as a contingency backup until Bolton or Burks returns if needed.

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4thand10's picture

August 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm

So we know Burks or Bolton are going to be saviors? How can this be said when no meaningful snaps have been played?

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optimisticfan's picture

August 29, 2019 at 07:46 am

Good point about not having enough observations on them to know for sure. I am not calling them saviors, I’m more saying don’t get desperate and trade Taylor for someone projected to be equally talented as Burks or equally unproven. Value would not be worth it. GB could get a replacement type player on waivers (possibly) if there was an aging vet out there that we need as a short term replacement.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 02:28 pm

Dead on!

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DraftHobbyist's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:23 am

Bolton is one of the most overrated players in the preseason. He made loads of mistakes and he's tiny. People latched on because he was playing with the 1s. We're in some trouble if Bolton is starting.

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dobber's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:52 am

Many 3-4 teams are playing a Bolton-type ILB in the chase/cover role. 250 lb mashers are out of vogue in the pass-happy 2010s NFL.

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Since'61's picture

August 29, 2019 at 09:05 am

Only 4 months from the pass happy 2020s. Who knows what will be in vogue by then. Be well. Thanks, Since ‘61

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dobber's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Ugh...I feel old. There goes my hip again...

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:07 pm

Packers in trouble anyways. They are starting Kevin King. Also keeping Kizer on the team when he should be long gone.

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ShooterMcGee's picture

August 29, 2019 at 01:17 am

Lane Taylor for Joe Schobert works for both teams. O-line is the weakest position for Cleveland and we know about the ILBs for the Pack.

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lucky953's picture

August 28, 2019 at 08:55 pm

I think they like Randy Ramsey as a developmental guy with bigger upside than ‘ole Reggie.

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albert999's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:00 pm

Careful

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:45 am

Prefer Markus Jones from what i’ve seen.

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LambeauPlain's picture

August 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Yep...I have read Ramsey was showing up in camp and had a decent college career...good athlete just needs some NFL development.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 02:35 pm

Haven’t seen much from him. Certainly not bowled over, but I do agree that he is a better fit than Gilbert was this year. Jones has flashed more since his arrival for me.

I think that they must really like Roberts for the future though. He could have been waived at anytime but they have hung on to him knowing that his surgery meant a long term layoff. He missed all mini camp too. They did give him the lion’s share of guaranteed money issued to UDFAs

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Tundraboy's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:10 pm

That was a waste. A 7th round pick?

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albert999's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:18 pm

Better than just letting him go for nothing

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sonomaca's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:10 am

Summers was a 7th rounder.

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Bure9620's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:34 am

And Donald Driver

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sonomaca's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:55 am

Matt Flynn, Mark Tauscher, Scott Wells, Charles Lee, Lawrence Guy, Jeff Janis, Brad Jones, Charles Johnson.

How about Clark Harris. Packers picked him in 2007 and he’s still playing!

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dobber's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:53 am

A mid-7th round pick can help maneuver a 6th round pick into a player you really like and want.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:09 pm

I agree. Gilbert much better than a 7th rounder. One of the only Packers linebackers to have a sack in the preseason and also one of the only players last year that was dependable in pass rush. Watch Reggie Gilbert have career high numbers now.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:17 pm

He was much better than that. Look for him to have career high numbers now. just like Damarious Randall did as a safety last year in Cleveland. Don't know why the Packers couldn't have put him back to his original position. He played great last year.

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optimisticfan's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:26 pm

Was BG debating waiving Gilbert in a few days to place Ramsey or Markus Jones on the 53. If so this makes a lot of sense trying to get something for Gilbert before he gets picked up on waivers anyways.

That begs the question who could be next to trade if they may not make the cut?
Patrick or McCray possibly? Kizer? Moore? Lazard? Looney or Brown? Ficken (for next to nothing so there is one less kicker for the Bears to target)?

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Swisch's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:37 pm

I like the idea of trading Ficken and Kizer and one of our wide receivers, possibly in a package for a veteran back-up at QB.
I really hope we don't trade any O-linemen who can help to protect our QB. Let's not skimp there. It seems like we used a lot of backups last season.

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Tundraboy's picture

August 28, 2019 at 10:14 pm

Excellent idea.

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Daren726's picture

August 28, 2019 at 10:22 pm

Where are you going to find a reliable veteran back up quarterback???

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 28, 2019 at 11:00 pm

More importantly, where are they going to find someone dumb enough to trade for Kizer?

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ShooterMcGee's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:14 am

We got a 6th for Hundley last year so you never know. Somebody traded a 1st round safety for him a few years back as well.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:47 am

But he was then a CB that they wanted to shift

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Hawg Hanner's picture

August 29, 2019 at 09:54 am

A first round safety who was toxic in the locker room and wholly undependable. Thompson could have got him in the 3rd

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:03 pm

Hundley better than Kizer. Hundley is the backup in Arizona now. Had a decent preseason.

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ShooterMcGee's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:18 am

I dont think there are teams at this time that have 3 roster spots to do a package trade. All teams have young players they like a lot and want to keep which means they wont want 3 of our duds.

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croatpackfan's picture

August 29, 2019 at 01:37 am

I like more trading Mason Crosby than Ficken. Ficken has much stronger leg than Crosby and you never know what kind of season Mason will have... He is not reliable guy any more...

Why Mason? I believe Packers can get much better deal for Mason than for Ficken!

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CJ Bauckham's picture

August 29, 2019 at 06:53 am

Mason still kicked 80% last year, even with the horrific Lions game. I wouldn't call that unreliable. He knows the stadium, which is notoriously hard to kick in, and he's out kicked Ficken in camp. However, he costs a couple mil

Ficken has barely any history and has proven nothing yet, has limited (if any) knowledge of the stadium (especially in winter) and has been outkicked by Crosby in camp. However, he can kick it farther

You really want to choose Ficken?

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:49 am

The only certainty is that Crosby is not going to last forever. When is better to part? In my view it’s before we are a contender not when. That may mean now is better than next year.

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 02:14 pm

I agree but as usual the Packers will learn the hard way. Crosby was solely responsible for the Packers losing 4 games last year. Guess that's a good thing though. Just think, if he made those kicks we wouldn't have big bad Rashan Gary now.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 28, 2019 at 09:57 pm

A good move. I thought Gilbert was no better than a 50/50 shot to make the 53.

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Daren726's picture

August 28, 2019 at 10:23 pm

A seventh round pick for an undrafted free agent who may not of made the team is a pretty darn good deal.

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Swisch's picture

August 28, 2019 at 10:28 pm

Ty Summers good.

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sonomaca's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:13 am

No trade value for Josh Jones. Nobody wants the headache.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:50 am

Gilbert was decent (maybe not a fit in Pettiness new D) but what was Jones good at?

Big difference

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ShooterMcGee's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:25 am

This seemingly opens up a roster spot for an extra DB or ILB. I could see Chandon Sullivan making the team before a 5th OLB like Randy Ramsey, who could easily make it thru waivers to the practice squad.

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Coldworld's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:51 am

4 OLBs, three of whom move around to DE is not enough for injuries or freshness.

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LambeauPlain's picture

August 29, 2019 at 11:17 am

I agree. They way Pettine moves his OLBs around they need 5 at least because they will take snaps from DL guys.

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Cartwright's picture

August 29, 2019 at 05:54 am

A gute move but don't be foolish and trade Taylor. The franchise must stay protected and we finally have a decent OL group, no need to mess with that. Obtaining a decent ILB isn't worth it. We can make do there but the OL must stay solid.

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August 29, 2019 at 07:46 am

Well, we got something for him.

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August 29, 2019 at 08:26 am

I think this move opens up space for offense rather than another 5th olb.

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albert999's picture

August 29, 2019 at 08:50 am

Go get Clowney?

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Dzehren's picture

August 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm

IHoping GUTE can pull a TT & find a Ryan Grant type RB for that 7th rounder we got for Gilbert.

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hobowilly's picture

August 29, 2019 at 01:28 pm

any discussion about moving Crosby is idiotic. i feel almost as strong about keeping a quality O-lineman in Taylor; honestly makes me wonder what Gutey felt when Sitton and Lang were let go--He's a company man who salutes and that attitude landed him the GM job. If it were tecnically true Taylor may not fit in MLF's offense, then and only then should be be moved but hopefully for another veteran player @ a position need for us. Last, i sure hope basically the sameQB playing goes down in the Chef game, so that ole Boyle gets the backup job and the third year player Kizer gets to try the free market. i do not dislike Kizer, i just think he ought to be better by now. Boyle is just as good now as a newer player and likely has higher potential than Kizer. It appears Kizer has topped out.

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mamasboy's picture

August 29, 2019 at 06:55 pm

7th rounder is better than a ham sandwich!!!

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Cheezdik's picture

August 30, 2019 at 01:55 pm

What an insanely stupid and clueless front office. Reggie Gilbert just had a sack against the Raiders when nobody else put up anything. He also played good last year when the Packers couldn't buy a sack. Another dumb move from the Packers. The pass defense will be the Achilles heel this year again and Aaron Rodgers will be making the coaching staff and Mark Murphy look good like he has since day one.

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