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Cornerback Sam Shields is set to become a restricted free agent next month
With all due respect to the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, I really don’t think the decision facing general manager Ted Thompson when it comes to restricted free agent corner Sam Shields is all that tough.
Thompson will have to offer a tender to Shields prior to the start of free agency in March. The highest tender costs roughly $2.4 million and sets compensation at a first-round pick, the middle tender costs $1.6 million and sets compensation at a second-round pick and the low tender costs $850,000 and sets compensation at the round in which the player was drafted. Since Shields was not drafted, there would be no compensation. Regardless of the tender used, the Packers would have the right to match any offer.
The obvious move would be to use the middle tender on Shields. No general manager is going to give up a second-round pick for an undersized cornerback who still has a lot to prove. As well as the f...
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Matthews is set for a bump in pay from escalators in his rookie deal, but with Matthews slated to be a free agent in 2014, the Packers need to get a deal done or risk losing their playmaking linebacker.
According to Tom Silverstein of jsonline.com, Matthews is in the drivers seat and Green Bay will have to step up to the table, Silverstein writes:
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Donald Driver retires. Greg Jennings likely a goner. Those two facts have many feeling pretty uncertain about the success of the Packers' receiving corps in 2013. They should sit down and talk with James Jones. "It's exciting because it means more opportunities," Jones said on NFL Network's Around The League.
Long-time, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback played his last down of football earlier this year as a member of the NFC Pro Bowl squad. One of the most iconic images was when the coaching staffs and NFL officials allowed Saturday to play one final snap with former Colts teammate and now Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. It was long whispered since then that Saturday would sign...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has gone from sometimes unused after thought, to a key cog in the Packers lethal passing game.
With the retirement of Donald Driver, and impending departure of Greg Jennings, Jones now see’s himself as an important fixture along side Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Jones was on NFL Network yesterday and talked about the future of the Packers...
Gil Brandt of NFL.com believes free agent cornerback/safety Charles Woodson may end up retiring after he realizes how small his value on the open market.
Charles Woodson has had a great, great HOF-worthy career. I suspect it will be over after he sees the market for him this offseason.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 18, 2013
The truth is that with Woodson turning 37 years...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The cost of being a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder is increasing.
The Packers announced Tuesday morning that ticket prices are rising between 2 and 5, depending on the location of the seat.
Team president and CEO Mark Murphy explained the increase to season ticket holders in a letter that accompanied the invoice for payment. This is the fourth straight...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jeff Saturday already made his intentions clear about retiring from the NFL. On Monday, the Green Bay Packers officially released the 14-year veteran center.
On Feb. 15, Saturday's agent, Ralph Cindrich, stated via Twitter that Saturday was waiting for the Packers to release him. Once that move was made, it would allow Saturday to sign a one-day contract with...
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that there’s a good chance the Green Bay Packers will meet with Clay Matthews‘ representation at the Combine to discuss a long-term deal.
Matthews, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make a $3.73 million after triggering escalators in contract that raised his salary from $1.492 million.
Today is the 23rd day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster. Click here for all of Paul's previous evaluations and come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon:
Today: S M.D. Jennings
Wednesday, Feb. 20: LB Brad Jones
Jordy Nelson’s fantasy football value has experienced extreme amounts of turbulence over the past three seasons. He first burst onto the national scene in the 2010 playoffs, aiding the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory:
Although he may have set career highs in the 2010 regular season, which you can observe in the table below, it was hardly noteworthy. That subtle regular...
No quarterback in the league knew what it was like to get hit and go down in 2012 more than Aaron Rodgers. Yet the Packers still fielded a formidable offense. Our Matt Tevsh offers some illogical big-picture numbers on the league’s most sacked passer.