Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi presents Packers headlines.
Packers wouldn't top Bucs' modest offer to Crabtree: Packers tight end Tom Crabtree accepted a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after the Packers would not go higher than their one-year offer. Transition tight ends are common place in the NFL. Also, TE Williams and TE Quarless will do better than the gone cheesedungTV favorite. That's a shame!
With Jennings, Crabtree gone, Finley's future should be in Green Bay: With the loss of Greg Jennings and Tom Crabtree, the Packers will probably keep TE Finley.
Hawk takes pay cut to stay; Francois gets 1-year deal: The Packers see LB A.J. Hawk as a durable reliable player (just a guy too) in their middle defense. In 2013, they were unwilling to pay him $5.45 million in salary and bonuses, so Hawk accepted a pay cut. Shocking!
Jennings signs with Vikings: "It's A Business.": Last season, the Packers offered a contract extension worth about $10 million per year to WR Jennings. He declined it. In 2013, the Packers were not willing to do better, so the writing was on the wall. Jennings knew it pulling a Favre going to the the Vikings. No surprise.
Greg Jennings joins the Vikings: For Greg Jennings, the decision came down to Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings stepped up to the plate." True!
Jennings picks Minnesota, agrees to five-year deal: Greg Jennings’ time with the Packers was over when the put his place up for sale. With the five-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, his former team can look forward to seeing him twice a year within the NFC North.
Hawk accepts pay cut to return: Inside linebacker A.J. Hawk agreed to a pay cut. USA Today's Mike Garafolo reported Hawk's pay cut countering the planning $7.03 million against the Packers’ 2013 salary cap. "Just a guy" stays with the Packers.
LB Brad Jones visits Titans: Free-agent linebacker Brad Jones is visiting the Tennessee Titans.. If he is smart, he will be gone too.
Zombo may not be in Packers' plans: The Packers do not show interest in bringing back restricted free agent outside linebacker Frank Zombo. Shocker! Really?
COMMENTARY: Fans, we do not know what to say, although all the Packers moves are good ones for their free agents. This is all predictable. Marginal backups are resigned and quality talent leave the Packers. Old story. The problem is the competition is catching up and the Packers have not made the moves to address their weaknesses, especially on defense.