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The Green Bay Packers may not slap tight end Jermichael Finley with the franchise tag by Monday, according to multiple sources. While the talent is clearly there, the drops are always going to be in the back of the minds of the Packers’ personnel decision makers.
If the Packers were to franchise Finley, he would be paid $5.5 million for the 2012 NFL season, which is a bargain considering it would make him just the 11th highest paid player at his position. Considering players including Zach Miller, Mercedes Lewis, Heath Miller, Kellen Winslow, Greg Olsen and Owen Daniels all earn more than that, tagging Finley seems like an obvious decision for Green Bay.
But Tom Silvertstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said that tagging Finley could cause problems for everyone involved.
“Whatever you think of Finley, there’s no question he’s worth more than $5.5 million per year, especially when you consider salaries will skyrocket in 2013 when the new television contracts kick in...
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1) Introduction: A fourth round draft pick in 2008, Sitton was a right offensive tackle in College that the Packers moved to guard. Sitton signed a five year contract last September, as the Green Bay moved swiftly to lock up their best offensive lineman.
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1) Introduction: We really should call T.J. Lang by “T.V.”, because his middle name is versatility. Over his first two seasons, Lang played both tackle spots, left guard and even some defensive line in short yardage situations. Even after winning the starting left guard spot this season, Lang was moved around and filled in whenever injuries dictated. Unlike Daryn Colledge...
Packers GM Ted Thompson traded back into the first round to take Clay Matthews in 2009.
The day was April 25, the Saturday of the 2009 NFL draft, and Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson had a franchise-altering decision staring him in the face.
As he sat in the Packers’ war room, having already acquired nose tackle B.J. Raji from Boston College with the ninth overall...
It was a tale of two seasons for the Green Bay Packers. The regular season; an offensive juggernaut led by Aaron Rodgers that willfully and sometimes easily racked up points on any opposing defense (except the Kansas City Chiefs). A defense, that despite giving up gobs of yards, unable to pressure the quarterback, or tackle properly at times, was able to create huge turnovers and...
Assuming that Peyton Manning isn't in line for some Mr. Miyagi-style healing in the coming weeks, conventional wisdom is that Packers backup Matt Flynn will be the most sought after quarterback in free agency. Free agency doesn't begin until March 13 and unless the Packers decide to re-sign Flynn before then, there's not much he can do. "I'm a confident person...
It didn’t take very long for new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie to go back to his old roots in search of talent.
Thursday evening the Raiders announced the signing of former Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood.
Underwood is nothing to really brag about and he does come with some off the field issues. He was a sixth round draft pick in 2009 from Cincinnati...
The journalism world is mourning Anthony Shadid, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who died in Syria Thursday of an apparent asthma attack at the age of 43. Shadid devoted his life to covering war-torn areas of the globe, but no matter where he roamed, he remained a loyal fan of his beloved Green Bay Packers.…
The Packers have a number of intriguing free agents: Jermichael Finley, Scott Wells, Matt Flynn, and Jarrett Bush. Flynn figures to fly the coop, but the Packers will try to retain the other three. Finley looks like a strong candidate to get the franchise tag. Packers fans want to know how possible contract talks are…