Thursday, December 23, 2010

Free Agents the Packers should go after (It’s Tricky)

Yes, I know the Packers are still in the race for a wildcard spot but I don’t it’s too early to talk free agency here are a few names the Packers should go after. I know Ted doesn’t go after FA that much. This also hinges on the new CBA. I believe that there will be an NFL season next year and the CBA will be done by March.

Jacoby Jones, WR/PR/KR yes I know we have a ton of receiver but Jones could give us a spark we need on returns and who really wants one of our starting CBs returning punts he could be a help on our offense if we choose to part ways with James Jones (James Jones is in the last year of his contract).

Phil Dawson, K We all know Mason Crosby isn’t cutting it so why not bring in a Kicker for at least competition Dawson is an 83.3% kicker and is not happy with his contract with the Browns. Ryan Longwell is also an option here; however, both Longwell and Dawson are in their 30s so expect the Packers to wait and draft one.

Lamar Woodley, OLB Woodley will be a FA and the Packers need a pass rushing force opposite Clay Matthews and Woodley could be that guy. Woodley will be expensive but he’s worth it. However, the Steelers will not let Woodley go. Expect the Steelers to retain him. More than likely expect the Packers to draft an OLB.

DeAngelo Williams, RB There were trade rumors swirling around that the Packers were interested in trading for Williams. The Panthers have Jonathon Stewart so Williams could become expendable. The Packers will have Ryan Grant Back but may need another running back to spell him other than John Kuhn, James Starks, and Brandon Jackson. Williams could be expensive to sign but he may be worth that risk to sign. I expect the Packers to draft a RB and skip on Williams but don’t be shocked if he lands in Green Bay this off-season.

Steve Breaston, WR/PR Breaston, like Jones could be a spark for both Offense and Special Teams. Breaston like Jones will depend what the Packers do with James Jones. Breaston could come cheap and be a low risk high reward kind of guy.

Johnny Jolly, DE Jolly needs to be retained by Green Bay for at least depth at defensive end but with a healthy Mike Neal and the need to still sign Cullen Jenkins he may be expendable.

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