Packers News: Should Green Bay pick up Damarious Randall’s fifth-year option?

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 18: Damarious Randall
GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 18: Damarious Randall /

Should the Green Bay Packers pick up Damarious Randall’s fifth-year option?

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Tuesday, Feb. 27. Here is a roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers news and analysis from around the internet.

Should Green Bay exercise Damarious Randall’s fifth-year option? Who does Mike Daniels believe the team should sign in free agency? What free agent quarterbacks could interest the Pack? That and more is discussed in Tuesday’s Packers News Report.

Let’s get started.

Packers could go the Nick Perry route with Damarious Randall’s option year [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

As Rob Demovsky points out, this could be the team’s toughest fifth-year option decision to date. Damarious Randall has been inconsistent the past three years. Will new general manager Brian Gutekunst take a similar approach to Nick Perry?

Mike Daniels has a few free agent targets for the Packers [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]

I love Mike Daniels’ honesty. When the defense isn’t playing well, he says as much. And now Daniels has named a couple of players he hopes Brian Gutekunst will sign this offseason: Aqib Talib and Malcolm Butler.

Packers must prioritize backup QB spot [ – Pete Dougherty]

What Aaron Rodgers’ injury has taught us is that the backup quarterback position is important. Brett Hundley struggled as the starter, and Gutekunst must now focus on finding an upgrade. Pete Dougherty listed two interesting potential candidates in free agency: Matt Moore and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Relax, the Packers don’t need to throw resources at the tight end position [Acme Packing Company – Peter Bukowski]

A very interesting article by Peter Bukowski. He looks back at the Super Bowl team in 2010, and the one that should have reached the big game in 2014. Those teams didn’t need a game-changing tight end to make the Packers offense reach such a high level. And given the current state of Green Bay’s offense, it doesn’t need to break the bank to sign a tight end in free agency.