Green Bay Packers free agency grades: Some are surprising
ESPN.com grades the Packers
Though a bit dated, ESPN provided this piece about the teams that have been quiet in free agency and why …
Here is what they said about the Packers:
Green Bay Packers
Notable players in: none
Notable players out: Casey Hayward
Why: organizational philosophy
Right idea: yes
They’re the Packers, and they’re good at this. General manager Ted Thompson has deserved the benefit of the doubt for years now, and given how deep the Packers perennially are, there isn’t really much that would even qualify for their shopping list. Brandon Boykin could make sense as a buy-low slot cornerback with Hayward leaving for the Chargers. It would be nice to see them take a flier on a veteran inside linebacker chasing a title such as Dansby, with the hopes that he could help push Clay Matthews back outside more frequently. And a swing tackle would make some sense, with Don Barclay struggling last year before hitting free agency this offseason. These are minor concerns, though, for a team whose playoff path seems preordained.
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