Found February 22, 2012 on Packer Fans United:
As the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine gets underway today, reports have been circulating for some time that fans of the Green Bay Packers may see a new man snapping the ball to Aaron Rodgers next season. It seems that there may soon be a parting of the ways between Pro Bowl center Scott Wells and the team.Wells is an unrestricted free agent. He is also 31 years old. Reports are that the Packers will meet with Wells' agent and make a bottom line offer. The Pack will definitely not use a franchise tag for Wells, which is in the neighborhood of $8.4 million for an offensive lineman. If the Pack can get Wells at the number they want, it will be a done deal. If not, look for someone else at center. That's the bet here. Be sure to check out Bob McGinn's great article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Wells' situation here.But who would it be if not Wells? The Packers do not have a designated heir apparent at the position. They may be able to have Evan Dietrich-Smith fill ...

Report: Wells, Packers Look to Part Ways

Per a report from Bob McGin of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers and center Scott Wells seem far apart on his value to the team. Apparently, the team has informed Wells they do not agree on his perception of his value to the team. Wells has not forgotten the demotion the Packers put him through after three years at center for Jason Spitz in 2009 or how they cut...

TE Finley confirms new Packers deal on Twitter

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...

Wells, Packers could be headed for divorce

Packers center Scott Wells is coming off his best season at age 31 and has plenty of leverage. It sounds like he intends on using it. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel makes the convincing case Tuesday that the newly minted Pro Bowler is likely to leave Green Bay in free agency. Wells and the…

Franchise tag is a real possibility for Matt Flynn

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...

On Brunell, Flynn, and the tag-and-trade

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 Packers now offering team ownership stock to Canadians

Great news for our friends and readers in the Great White North. Canadian Packer backers just across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior who want to buy Green Bay Packers team ownership stock will now get their chance. On Monday the team cleared Canadian regulatory requirements and is now selling shares. Each share costs $250. In the U.S., there’s also a $25 handling...

Packers Aaron Rodgers earns his own day in the State of Wisconsin

            Just when you thought Green Bay Packers fans couldn’t get any crazier, Wisconsin’s State Assembly passed a resolution designating December 12th, 2012 as the official “Aaron Rodgers” Day. The accolades continue to pile up for the Packers elite quarterback and NFL’s 2011 Most Valuable Player, who wears the number 12 on his jersey. Rodgers didn’t take...

Report: Packers TE Finley agrees to two-year deal

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.

Finley due big bonus early in 2013

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…
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