The Green Bay Packers dove feet first once again into the free agency foray – for the fourth time signing a player who had been without a team at the end of last season.
On Monday evening, it was announced that the Packers signed Sederrick Cunningham, a former Furman University player with few credentials. The other three free agents signed by the Packers are tight end Matthew Mulligan (who has spent time with the Jets and Rams), cornerback Loyce Means and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
Cunningham had sat out football last year after having gone undrafted and unsigned. As a senior at Furman, he caught just 17 passes for 340 yards and for his entire collegiate career he caugh 95 passes for 1.196 yards. He did have 66 kickoff returns for 1,549 yards and a touchdown.
Packers fans know how Packers General Manager Ted Thompson laughs in the face of free agency and how these signings are few and far between. We also wonder just how important any of these players will be in the long run … will any of them stick to the roster?
That’s anyone’s guess, but the Packers must have seen enough in Cunningham and the others to bring them in. Who knows? Maybe Cunningham turns into the next greatest return man in Packers history … maybe Mulligan is the next special teams ace that sticks with the team for the next 10 years … maybe Means comes off the bench to snare the game-sealing interception in the NFC Championship game … and maybe Tavecchio beats out Mason Crosby and goes on to be the Packers’ all-time leading scorer …
Ok, wake me up.