Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 8/8/13
Veteran Bills placekicker Rian Lindell could be available later this month General manager Ted Thompson chose not to use unrestricted free agency or the draft to solve his problem at kicker, so now the Green Bay Packers will have to wait until the end of training camp to upgrade the position. The alternative is to go into the season with either Mason Crosby or Giorgio Tavecchio, who are currently involved in a competition that’s about as entertaining as watching paint dry. Crosby missed 5 of 8 field goal attempts in the Family Night scrimmage. Even more alarming – can it get any more alarming? – is the fact that some of the kicks weren’t even close despite ideal weather conditions. I was one of Crosby’s biggest supporters prior to last season, and I still think he’s going to have a long and successful career. It just isn’t going to happen in Green Bay. He needs to get away. Away from special teams coordinator Shaun Slocum. Away from the media. Away from teammates. Away. Tavecchio hi...
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