Monday, March 3, 2008
Packers Free Agent News
The Packers have not signed any Free Agents yet, which comes as no surprise to fans. Ted Thompson does not like to get involved in the initial days of free agency. Teams usually over pay and throw crazy money around. Thompson waits patiently for the dust to settle, and begins his process of speaking with the second tier free agents still out there.
This year, the Pack have a few guys on their radar. TE's Ben Troupe, Bryan Fletcher and Ben Utecht. Several Linebackers such as Brandon Chillar (Rams), and Boss Bailey (Lions)are also gaining strong interest. Chillar is expected to receive a strong push from his visit with Arizona, and Bailey is expected to visit with the Broncos. They could both be off the market this week, without a visit to Green Bay.
Bailey would be a great addition to the Packers LB core. He ran the fastest 40 yard dash in 2003 at the Combine (4.58)for Linebackers, and he still can fly. The only knock on Bailey is his chronic knee problems that plagued him early in his career. He's been relatively healthy the past two years only missing 1 game in that span, however he's considered a two down back. That wouldn't been a problem for the Packers, who primarily use AJ Hawk and Nick Barnett.
Another story with ties to Green Bay is Randy Moss. The circus from last year involving Moss, might be stirring up again. Moss is unhappy with the Patriots contract offer and is actually looking elsewhere. He is still interested in Green Bay, primarily because of Brett Favre. But are the Packers interested in him??? That remains the question. The Packers have absolutely no need for a WR, especially one that would require significant playing time. This is someones "pipe dream", that WILL never happen.