Source: Fan-favorite Kuhn to be free agent
John Kuhn of Green Bay Packers will hit free agency, according to a source.
I second that: NOOOO!
Let’s have some hope for now. Not many teams use the FB position. And hopefully no one team picks him up (really selfish I know) and he takes a pay cut to stay here.
Sources: Packers, Raji close to 1-year deal
The Green Bay Packers and B.J. Raji are close to completing a one-year deal that will keep the defensive tackle off the free-agent market, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday morning.
Ehh, hopefully we don’t pay him too much so we can go after some playmakers in free agency (doubtful).
Sam Shields is going to be a free agent
Not excited about that. Pay the man TT.
ilikestatuses asked: If our top defensive back and defensive linemen choices are gone by the first round, like Ha Ha, Pyror, Hageman, Nix III, etc. should we draft Eric Ebron if he's available? Or overdraft a player we could get in the second round like Kyle Van Noy? Or trade down into the draft?
I’m with the group that thinks we have enough offensive talent and we should stick with rebuilding the defense in at least the first 2 rounds. If they are all gone, maybe take a great DT or DE with a lot of upside. Maybe Aaron Donald if he’s available, but he most likely won’t be. Or Timmy Jernigan, but his conditioning is a red flag. Perhaps get a great CB because McCarthy has toyed with the idea of moving Micah Hyde to safety. If all the chances are gone, maybe try to trade down and get a high round 2 pick.
ilikestatuses asked: If we can't get Ha Ha, should we try for Calvin Pyror? Everyone compares him to Cam Chancellor and we absolutely need someone like that on our defense
If he is available, definitely. I see most of the earlier picks being defensive players. Unfortunately I see him and Dix being taken before pick #21.
kevzta asked: Except for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who are you considering to get in the first round pick? Would you consider marqise lee since the packers org. is letting james jones test the free agency?
No receivers. We have huge depth at that position. Jarrett Boykin is a playmaker who will take the spot left by James Jones. Besides, TT has been great at getting WR talent later in the draft. I’m thinking Louis Nix, the NT from Notre Dame.
Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft
Who will be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine comes to a close…
I can say with 92% certainty that Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will not be available that late in the draft for us. But if he is, I’ll be so excited.
Packers sign RB Michael Hill, re-sign S Chris Banjo
The Green Bay Packers have signed RB Michael Hill and re-signed S Chris Banjo. The transactions were announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
Hill, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound second-year player out of Missouri Western State, spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad and active roster in 2013, appearing in two games for the Packers. He was signed by Tampa Bay from Green Bay’s practice squad on Nov. 13 and went on to play in six games for the Buccaneers. Hill rushed for 23 yards on nine carries (2.6 avg.) and caught two passes for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) for Tampa Bay. He originally entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with San Diego and played in all four preseason contests for the Chargers in 2013.
Banjo appeared in all 16 games with one start in 2013. He posted 15 tackles (12 solo) and a pass defensed, in addition to ranking second on the club with 10 coverage tackles on special teams.
Didn’t we have Michael Hill before? Yeah, just checked. He was with our practice squad and waived.
Anyone guess who the Packers are taking in the first round?
If he’s available, I’m going to say Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the safety from Alabama. But chances are he won’t be available.
If not, I’m saying either a DE or NT. I know Michael Sam’s draft stock will be hurt, but the guy is a beast. Maybe pick him up or an athletic NT.