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Spitz is okay.
Coaches gave him many chances to earn a spot.... they wanted him to become our center, but Wells kept outperforming him.
As for Chillar, he's done if it's a serious hammy... those things suck. Too bad we couldn't have put his money into Barnett and kept those 3 plus Matthews out there.... I think Capers could have worked some magic with those 4 versatile LBers, but oh well.
I'm not concerned, or excited, about rookies signing. I expect that.
I am excited to see them in Packer gear on the field though!
Korey Hall, soon to be gone?
BJax, gone.... behind Hillis and Hardesty.
Bigby, will be gone.
If the Chillar news is correct and the Pack DO end up cutting him, they'll have seriously no depth at ILB other than the rookie they drafted(DJ Smith). Wilhelm is a FA I think. They do have Dyrial Biggs but I don't know who else
might need to dip into FA and find some ILB depth. There is also Brad Jones, who I'm not sure where they will play him this year. I've read that they will move him inside and I've read that he'll stay at outside. So IDK
Okay I just got done looking at the pictures that packersnews.com has of the Packer guys going into St. Norberts and a couple of things stood out.
Brian Bulaga looks to be in very good shape, he looks almost cut for weighing 315 pounds.
Starks looks ripped, as well as Quarless.
Howard Green looks like he atleast weighs 360 pounds, lol, he should just spend training camp getting in shape, we all know what he can do.
On another note, I wonder if Cullen Jenkins has priced himself way too high. Also, it doesn't appear that Minny is going after James Jones, now it looks like Malcolm Floyd.
Call me crazy but what if the Pack gave each of these guys one year deals with the very good shot of going back to a Superbowl. I know Jenkins probably wouldn't do it as he is most likely looking for a five year deal, but for Jones, he would have another season to make more plays and potentially raise his pay.
And the Packers just released Chillar, welcome D.J. Smith to being that 3rd guy. Supposedly Wilhelm was getting a new contract with the Pack, someone tweeted it, but I have not seen or heard anything else.
The Justin Harrell era is officially over. Easily TT's biggest flop of a pick
Along with Harrell, Poppinga is being released as well. So thats Barnett, Harrell and Poppinga who are gone for sure right now
So to recap so far:
Additions: *Mason Crosby - re-signed to 5yr/14.75 mill with 3 mill guaranteed
Cuts: * Brandon Chillar * Justin Harrell * Brady Poppinga * Mark Tauscher * Nick Barnett - not official, but likely
UFA: *Cullen Jenkins - Saints, Cowboys and Denver the likely suitors right now *James Jones - Talks of him being close to heading to Minny. GB "monitoring" his situation *John Kuhn - Agent has had talks with GB. Expects to be back *Atari Bigby - haven't heard a thing...he's obviously not back though *Anthony Smith - Not much to report on so far
Players Lost: *Daryn Colledge - signs 5yr/28 mill with Arizona. $8 mill guaranteed, $14 mill in first 2 years *Brandon Jackson - signs 2yr/4.5 mill with Cleveland *Jason Spitz - Signs 3 yr deal with Jacksonville *Korey Hall - Signed with New Orleans Saints
Also confirmed list of the 15 UDFA that the Pack have signed
updating this thing as more and more news comes out. Anything I'm missing? I removed Barnett from the cuts list with the news of Chillar being released. Who knows what happens now
I expect Tauscher to either retire or be released as well
Can you guys help us out? I always get Packers linemen confused. Sounds like solid G/C depth and wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if he has to start sometimes?
He looked like a surefire starter early in his career but injuries really set him back the past 2 years. He mostly played RG for us but he has center experience. He's descent but he's a guy you always look to upgrade.