Packers News: Should Blake Martinez receive a new contract?

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Blake Martinez
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Blake Martinez /

Should the Green Bay Packers already consider extending Blake Martinez’s contract? That and more is discussed in Monday’s Packers News Report.

Welcome to the Packers News Report for Monday, Feb. 26, bringing you up to date with the latest Green Bay Packers news and analysis from around the internet.

Should Blake Martinez be given an extension? Who should Green Bay focus on re-signing ahead of free agency? Let’s get started with the top headlines.

Has Blake Martinez earned a contract extension? [NFL Spin Zone – Hunter Noll]

Would the Packers benefit from offering Blake Martinez a new contract two years before he’s set to become a free agent? NFL Spin Zone’s Hunter Noll notes that in the long run the team could actually save money. Considering how well Martinez played this past season, he may have a point.

Brian Gutekunst well stocked for first draft with four comp picks [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

With four additional draft picks on the way, the team’s total reaches 12. New general manager Brian Gutekunst will have plenty of opportunities to upgrade the roster. Remember that compensatory picks can be traded, giving Gutekunst a ton of flexibility on draft day, should he look to made a deal with another team.

Packers could be a fit for pair of ‘boom-or-bust prospects’ [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]

Zach Kruse of Packers Wire looks at two prospects — edge rusher Harold Landry and defensive lineman Andrew Brown. Should either player be on Gutekunst’s radar? Would they help upgrade the defense under new coordinator Mike Pettine?

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Three free agents the Packers should keep [Cheesehead TV – Chris Peterson]

Free agency is just weeks away. Cheesehead TV’s Chris Peterson lists three players Green Bay should re-sign this spring. And he makes a good case for each. Who do you think Gutekunst should make a priority to re-sign ahead of the start of the new league year?