|Is this the future for Shaky and Peanut???|
So who am I to judge?
Other than Shaky and Peanut, the Packers dive into the free agency mosh pit hasn’t had many surprises. In case you’re out of date, here are the highlights:
- Nick Barnett was cut. No real surprise – saved the Packers $5 million in salary for a guy who is probably past his prime, is injury prone, and, in all likelihood, would be a back-up to Hawk and Bishop.
- Daryn Colledge, as expected, is almost certainly leaving via free agency . It would be great to re-sign him, but the salary could be a hard nut to swallow and it sounds like he’s already out the door. I’m a little concerned about the O-line. Not quite sure what their plan is for back-filling him.
- Mason Crosby was re-signed to five-year deal worth $14.75 million, including $3 million guaranteed – making him one of the most highly paid kickers in the NFL. I like Crosby. Not sure I like him that much, but I’m not GM.
My gut is Jones doesn’t come back, but you never know – there are several big-name WRs in the free agent pool this year, so Jones may discover he can’t get what he thinks he can get, and return to an heir-apparent #2 in Green Bay after Double-D retires. I’d like to see him stay. Maybe they can give him some of the money that Barnett and Colledge won’t be getting.
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