Green Bay Packers: Survival plan if Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga walk

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Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver

Randall Cobb

(18) looks back from the end zone after he is called down on the play against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Warning: Only read in state of emergency … Just kidding …

While improbable, it is certainly not impossible that both Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga leave the Green Bay Packers this offseason.

If such an unthinkable series of events does take place, the Packers need to be prepared.

Bryan Bulaga blocks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports photograph

How would that happen?

Well, money talks.

If Cobb and Bulaga’s demands require overspending and paying more than Ted Thompson‘s valuation, Thompson may feel it is best to protect the salary cap and look for other options.

Of course, we are still in the franchise tag window, and this is an option Thompson could explore to ensure one of the two returns.

Designating the franchise tag can buy time with contract negotiations, as no other team can make an offer for the player.

If Thompson feels designating the tag will be too much of a financial problem for the Packers, and the two stars leave Green Bay, never fear, because I’ve got it covered.

Here are some options for Ted Thompson if Cobb and Bulaga both leave …

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