If you’re like me, the idea of many big name players shuffling around and moving to different teams during free agency is extremely exciting; and then there are the Packers, who always seem to remain pretty quiet during this time. While Greg Jennings has officially left Green Bay and will joining the division rival Minnesota Vikings (so Brett Favre-like of him) and TE Tom Crabtree will now be a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, what have the Packers gained so far in free agency?
Not too much. They were able to resign LB Robert Francois, but other than that, nothing that is of much importance. Typical of the Packers, they don’t usually make big moves in picking up free agents, but rather work with what they already have and what they acquire during the draft. Looking at teams such as the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, and Seattle Seahawks who have added a lot of great players to their roster for the upcoming season, is it wrong that I would like to see the Packers do something too? Maybe I’m still just bitter over the fact that Atlanta got Steven Jackson and the Packers didn’t?? Anyway…rant over.
While it is always hard to see players go that have been with us for the last few years, we have to wish nothing but good upon them. To you Greg, I wish you all the best in Minnesota, but you better believe the Pack will be out to get your team twice next season. And for Tom, good luck in Tampa as well, and let’s hope Aaron Rodgers can cope with the loss of his great friend. Aaron even took his feelings to Twitter over the loss.
Leave it to Aaron to lighten the mood!
And as I am sitting here typing up this post, I see a tweet from Adam Schefter stating that the Steelers and PACKERS have shown interest in RB Ahmad Bradshaw. Maybe the Packers will sign a running back in free agency after all….only time will tell.