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Offline mancl

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2017 FA list
« on: January 16, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Here is a list of potential FA's the Packers won't pursue

https://walterfootball.com/freeagents2017all.php

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 08:02:53 PM »
Here is a list of potential FA's the Packers won't pursue

https://walterfootball.com/freeagents2017all.php

And here's another list of FA's, many of whom the Packers will pursue.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/green-bay-packers/
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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 07:22:41 AM »
I think Packers will try to resign all but Peppers (who I think will retire),Barclay and Pennel.
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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 07:59:41 AM »
I think Packers will try to resign all but Peppers (who I think will retire),Barclay and Pennel.

I can't see us bringing back Jones, but I guess I said the same thing about Perry. I think Jones has ability, just doesn't flash enough.

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 09:34:03 AM »
Can't see bringing back Michael.  Will bring back Lang or Tretter but not both - on the fence about Jones.

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 07:12:34 AM »
Top 25 2017 Unrestricted Free Agents

1) Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers running back
2) Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs safety
3) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins quarterback
4) Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers defensive tackle
5) Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker
6) Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears wide receiver
7) Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker
8> Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals defensive end
9) Brandon Williams, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle
10) Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end
11) Jamie Collins, Cleveland Browns outside linebacker
12) Kevin Zeitler, Cincinnati Bengals guard
13) Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills cornerback
14) A.J. Bouye, Houston Texans cornerback
15) Dont'a Hightower, New England Patriots linebacker
16) Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle
17) Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots tight end
18) DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins receiver
19) Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland Browns receiver
20) T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers guard
21) Nick Perry, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker
22) Trumaine Johnson, Los Angeles Rams cornerback
23) Tony Jefferson, Arizona Cardinals safety
24) Ricky Wagner, Baltimore Ravens tackle
25) Barry Church, Dallas Cowboys safety

Notable omissions: Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers;  Riley Reiff, T, Detroit Lions; Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams; Johnathan Hankins, DT, New York Giants; Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Andrew Whitworth, T, Cincinnati Bengals; Chris Baker, DE, Washington Redskins; Larry Warford, G, Detroit Lions; DeMarcus Ware, OLB, Denver Broncos; Jabaal Sheard, DE, New England Patriots; LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots; T.J. McDonald, SS, Los Angeles Rams.


Any you'd like to "Add To Cart?" 


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000773220/article/leveon-bell-eric-berry-head-top-25-free-agents-of-2017

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 01:10:08 PM »
Top 25 2017 Unrestricted Free Agents

1) Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers running back
2) Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs safety
3) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins quarterback
4) Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers defensive tackle
5) Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker
6) Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears wide receiver
7) Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker
8> Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals defensive end
9) Brandon Williams, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle
10) Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants defensive end
11) Jamie Collins, Cleveland Browns outside linebacker
12) Kevin Zeitler, Cincinnati Bengals guard
13) Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills cornerback
14) A.J. Bouye, Houston Texans cornerback
15) Dont'a Hightower, New England Patriots linebacker
16) Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle
17) Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots tight end
18) DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins receiver
19) Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland Browns receiver
20) T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers guard
21) Nick Perry, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker
22) Trumaine Johnson, Los Angeles Rams cornerback
23) Tony Jefferson, Arizona Cardinals safety
24) Ricky Wagner, Baltimore Ravens tackle
25) Barry Church, Dallas Cowboys safety

Notable omissions: Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers;  Riley Reiff, T, Detroit Lions; Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams; Johnathan Hankins, DT, New York Giants; Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Andrew Whitworth, T, Cincinnati Bengals; Chris Baker, DE, Washington Redskins; Larry Warford, G, Detroit Lions; DeMarcus Ware, OLB, Denver Broncos; Jabaal Sheard, DE, New England Patriots; LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots; T.J. McDonald, SS, Los Angeles Rams.


Any you'd like to "Add To Cart?" 


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000773220/article/leveon-bell-eric-berry-head-top-25-free-agents-of-2017

ANY cornerback, not particularly familiar with the 3 listed in the top 25, but we could use at least one veteran CB signing. I guess the Rams indicated they are going to let Johnson test free agency, apparently good cover corner but struggles tackling.

Here are other options at the position:

http://mail.walterfootball.com/freeagents2017CB.php

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
ANY cornerback, not particularly familiar with the 3 listed in the top 25, but we could use at least one veteran CB signing. I guess the Rams indicated they are going to let Johnson test free agency, apparently good cover corner but struggles tackling.

Here are other options at the position:

http://mail.walterfootball.com/freeagents2017CB.php

If you really mean ANY CB, how about Shields? I think we're all assuming he's done, one way or another. But until he is cut or retires, he's still a Packer. And a really good, veteran CB.
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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 07:44:35 PM »
Well it's tie to let the wounds heal a bit then look ahead to next year.   Determining which free agents to bring back is an important part of the process.
Let me offer some i nitial thoughts.

Hyde- gotta love his versatility and smarts- he is slow on a team that lacks speed overall.  I'd bring him back but hopefully some of the younger players can step up.

Perry is a must sign even though he gets hurt every year

Cook- a priority and he really wants to come back

Lacy- yes - he sign for some reasonable deal

Lang- You gotta love his heart and toughness- he is 30 - I think he was going to have hip surgery- don't know how serious his latest injury is-
Really don't have any choice but to bring him back as they don't have anyone else


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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 08:11:09 PM »
Well it's tie to let the wounds heal a bit then look ahead to next year.   Determining which free agents to bring back is an important part of the process.
Let me offer some i nitial thoughts.

Hyde- gotta love his versatility and smarts- he is slow on a team that lacks speed overall.  I'd bring him back but hopefully some of the younger players can step up.

Perry is a must sign even though he gets hurt every year

Cook- a priority and he really wants to come back

Lacy- yes - he sign for some reasonable deal

Lang- You gotta love his heart and toughness- he is 30 - I think he was going to have hip surgery- don't know how serious his latest injury is-
Really don't have any choice but to bring him back as they don't have anyone else

I'd like to see Cook back, don't need to have anoher position to fill this off season.

Would like Perry and Lacy back if the deals are reasonable.

would let Hyde go, just not good enough to really help us win.   Rather save the roster spot for more speed.

I think Lange is gone.   Hip and knee problems and the wrong side of 30.   My guess is Bulaga becomes a guard and Spriggs takes over at tackle.

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 08:26:49 PM »
A lot of question marks entering the offseason.

- I tend to agree about Hyde but I can't imagine trying to replace both Shields AND Hyde in that secondary this offseason.  Outside of Gunter, Hyde was the only other CB we had on the field this year that looked like a consistent starting caliber NFL CB.  I know we can't give up on the sophomores but its hard to go into next year hoping they turn into #1 and #2 CBs. 

- Given our inconsistencies at rushing the passer, I think it would be tough to let Perry walk.  My issue could be cost.  He's not a dominate pass rusher and he's very likely going to cost like he's a dominate pass rusher.  I'm not sure we can afford to lose him but I think it would be franchise suicide to give him a Vernon caliber contract given his career and his inconsistencies.  He is not a #1 edge rusher IMO.

- Cook is a must sign and I don't care if its a blank check.  Our offense can not afford to lose him.  I thought he started slow once his return (after the big game against Washington) but he was the single biggest reason for our offense turning it around.

- I think Lang is all but gone.  IMO Thompson is going to let him leave like he let Sitton walk.

- I'd love to have Lacy return, but I think he's going to be too expensive.  IMO a serious (Lacy-esk) type of investment needs to be made in this year's draft at the position.  Its pretty clear what we've currently got at the position isn't going to cut it.
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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 08:51:07 PM »
Tretter, anyone? Keep or let go? Significant recent injury history. But, also a very good player who can fill in at any position on the line. Lacy? Absolutely. I think the guy is being maligned. Weight is less a concern to me than conditioning. Jerome Bettis was also a big guy, but played effectively for years. The guy runs hard and tough, seldom going down on a first hit. This means he probably won't have a long career (though, as noted Bettis did with the same size and running style).

Datone Jones? Not a difference maker, but a solid player. Also has some injury concerns. If you don't want to re-sign him, please suggest someone that will replace him on the DL. But don't simply write "draft someone" or "get a FA". That's too easy. And keep any FA within the bounds of reality, please.

So, to me, re-sign Lacy, Perry, Tretter, Jones, Cook, and Hyde. Lang will unfortunately be a casualty of the youth movement. Time for Spriggs or even Tretter to be a starter. And Goode. Reliable long snappers are nice to have around.

Also, FA's include Barclay, Michael, Peppers and Pennel. Good luck to one and all. But for them, good bye and thanks for all the fish.
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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2017, 09:59:30 PM »
 Peppers is done. Pennel got cut on Monday. Hyde, only signed at a low rate, same with Lacy. Cook and Perry are the top two to sign.

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 12:37:26 AM »
Well it's tie to let the wounds heal a bit then look ahead to next year.   Determining which free agents to bring back is an important part of the process.
Let me offer some i nitial thoughts.

Hyde- gotta love his versatility and smarts- he is slow on a team that lacks speed overall.  I'd bring him back but hopefully some of the younger players can step up.

Perry is a must sign even though he gets hurt every year

Cook- a priority and he really wants to come back

Lacy- yes - he sign for some reasonable deal

Lang- You gotta love his heart and toughness- he is 30 - I think he was going to have hip surgery- don't know how serious his latest injury is-
Really don't have any choice but to bring him back as they don't have anyone else

I'd like to see Cook back, don't need to have anoher position to fill this off season.

Would like Perry and Lacy back if the deals are reasonable.

would let Hyde go, just not good enough to really help us win.   Rather save the roster spot for more speed.

I think Lange is gone.   Hip and knee problems and the wrong side of 30.   My guess is Bulaga becomes a guard and Spriggs takes over at tackle.

Hyde may not be speedy but he makes plays.  He might be a good option in the slot.  You can win with guys like this.

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Re: 2017 FA list
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 12:39:35 AM »
A lot of question marks entering the offseason.

- I tend to agree about Hyde but I can't imagine trying to replace both Shields AND Hyde in that secondary this offseason.  Outside of Gunter, Hyde was the only other CB we had on the field this year that looked like a consistent starting caliber NFL CB.  I know we can't give up on the sophomores but its hard to go into next year hoping they turn into #1 and #2 CBs. 

- Given our inconsistencies at rushing the passer, I think it would be tough to let Perry walk.  My issue could be cost.  He's not a dominate pass rusher and he's very likely going to cost like he's a dominate pass rusher.  I'm not sure we can afford to lose him but I think it would be franchise suicide to give him a Vernon caliber contract given his career and his inconsistencies.  He is not a #1 edge rusher IMO.

- Cook is a must sign and I don't care if its a blank check.  Our offense can not afford to lose him.  I thought he started slow once his return (after the big game against Washington) but he was the single biggest reason for our offense turning it around.

- I think Lang is all but gone.  IMO Thompson is going to let him leave like he let Sitton walk.

- I'd love to have Lacy return, but I think he's going to be too expensive.  IMO a serious (Lacy-esk) type of investment needs to be made in this year's draft at the position.  Its pretty clear what we've currently got at the position isn't going to cut it.

Geez, I hope Ted can get something for Lang.  It isn't fun to just let a decent player like him and Sitton just walk away.    :-\