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Could the Packers tag-and-trade free agent QB Matt Flynn?
Now that the Green Bay Packers have re-signed tight end Jermichael Finley to a two-year, $15 million deal Wednesday, the focus has shifted from what could have been a messy franchise-tag dispute on Finley to whether or not the Packers will tag-and-trade free agent quarterback Matt Flynn.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel beat writer Tom Silverstein thinks the Packers will likely franchise tag Flynn and attempt to trade him away for a high draft pick or two. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King also speculated that Finley’s deal makes it more likely that the Packers would franchise tag Flynn.
Naturally, the increase in compensation from a tag-and-trade with Flynn—which could be a draft pick one to two rounds higher than the compensatory pick the Packers would likely get if he walked in free agency—makes this option very appealing. The Packers would also be receiving a pick or two in the 2012 NFL draft, not a 2013 pick like if Flynn walked...
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According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, there’s a really good chance that the Packers will place the franchise tag on back up quarterback Matt Flynn and then turn around and trade him. The NFL discourages stuff like this, but one NFL front-office executive said that the league doesn’t discourage a tag-and-trade scenario strongly enough.
Per Dougherty, an...
The Packers may be looking to sell Matt Flynn's services to some desperate team.
The Green Bay Packers are the team that wrote the book on the tage and trade. In a piece for TGS, Will Horton highlights some of the big deals that have made the tag-and-trade option legitimate for the trading team.
First off, for those of you that didn't yet know, the Packers re...
GREEN BAY, Wis. When the Packers reached an agreement Wednesday with tight end Jermichael Finley on a two-year deal, it accomplished two important things in one move.
First, the team retained Finley in a simple way when the negotiations could have gotten complicated very quickly. Second, it left Green Bay's franchise tag in play.
With quarterback Matt Flynn entering free agency...
“It’s hardly a no-brainer that free agent Matt Flynn is destined for Miami based on the Joe Philbin factor.
True, Philbin was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay under whom Flynn looked like Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers rolled into one in Green Bay’s 2011 season finale. True, Philbin is head coach in Miami now, and the Dolphins would be wise to dive off the...
Tight end Jermichael Finley says he has agreed to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers.
Finley posted a message on his Twitter account Wednesday night appearing to confirm reports that he has agreed to return to the team. Finley wrote, ''It's TRUE! Thank you so much to the Packers organization, all my fans, and my beautiful wife.''
Finley was set to become...
INDIANAPOLIS — Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was so reluctant to reveal anything of substance at his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine that when asked to say anything about backup quarterback Matt Flynn he barely budged — acknowledging there’s a Matt Flynn who plays...
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley agreed to a two-year deal worth over $15 million, Pro Football Talk reported on Wednesday.
The average value of the deal nearly splits the difference between the franchise tender of $5.4 million and the receiver franchise tender of $9.4 million.
Finley, 24, had 55 receptions for 767 yards and eight touchdowns last year.
The Packers avoided a potentially nasty contract dispute with tight end Jermichael Finley by working out a two-year deal Wednesday, as Florio reported here. The structure of the deal gave protection to both sides. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Finley will make more than the tight end franchise number in 2012 ($5.75…