Anthony Hargrove Is A Packer

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Anthony Hargrove

The Green Bay Packers free agent spending spree continues! The team has now signed double the number of free agents this offseason as they have in the previous two offseasons combined.

Of course, that doesn’t take much. The Packers last signed a free agent in 2009, so the two they’ve signed thus far this offseason has simultaneously made us crap our pants, question our God and forced us to begin looking for the alien pods.

Anyway, the Packers have signed defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who played last season with the Seattle Seahawks. Terms of the deal haven’t been reported, but Hargrove is happy to be a Packer.

“When you think of this team,” Hargrove said, “you think of one of the most respected organizations in the league. For them to come after me is very moving. I feel blessed today.”

Hargrove is expected to compete for a spot on the defensive line, one of the Packers’ biggest weaknesses last season. He may even step in as a starter at defensive end, but will be part of the rotation at the very least. He can play both the run and the pass as a traditional 3-4 defensive end. It’s expected he’ll also serve as an inside pass rusher in the nickel.

Hargrove has 19.5 career sacks in eight pro seasons — he was suspended for all of 2008 as a two-time loser in the NFL’s substance abuse program. His best seasons came in 2009 with New Orleans, when he had 42 tackles and five sacks, and in 2005 with St. Louis, when he had 51 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

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14 Comments on "Anthony Hargrove Is A Packer"

  1. AZPack

    Good pick up… Can almost guarantee that we will be drafting a saftey in the first round. In addition, we have DT Gay on the squad (a rookie last year on IR). Gay could be a huge player for us on defense as well if he is healthy. He was an awesome player in the PAC 10 and is a good run stuffer.

    Love the way good ole Teddy is addressing the needs of the team at below market costs due to the supply and demand of the market.

  2. wisconsinfan

    Im freakin out man all these free agents signings are freakin me out i got a weird feeling something big is gonna happen in the draft

  3. Tkhelland

    Teds going to blow our minds on draft day. He’s going to trade up to get what he wants and its going to be a (my opinon bc no ones knows what he is going to do) OLB and I’m going to guess Nick Perry. Otherwise he’ll sit at 28 and if Konz is setting there I’m sure he’d take him. Who knows though its Ted, he could take anothe TE for all we know :P

  4. Vijay

    This almost guarantees Ted has his eye on BPA at #28 and that a 1st round pass rusher (Nick Perry/ Vinny Curry), safety (Mark Barron) or even Center (Peter Konz/ Kevin Zeitler G/C) are in play.

    Well, unless he miraculously trades up and snatches Melvin Ingram…oh boy oh boy!!

  5. Shawn iltarion

    Good signing. I agree that this better enables the Pack to go with best player available in the draft. Well, best defensive player available anyway.

    Hargrove is basically Cullen Jenkins lite. Tattoos and everything. So, maybe, people can stop crying about that (doubt it).

  6. branden

    This is a great signing. He and Muir will push all three Wynn, Wilson, and the oft injured Neal to get better. My hope is that of all of them Mr. Neal uses his “time off” to get healthy and be the beast we got a glimpse of those first four pro games he played or else the Justin Harrell comparisons will be flying.
    Now this should allow TT to do as he pleases come draft day. He’s brilliantly used free agency to the Packs advantage and gotten THREE great deals. My hope is that he can pull off a draft day trade with a few of those extra picks(i know he cant use the compensatory picks but extras none the less) to move up and get an impact player. This team needs an athletic freak, whether its speed, strength, or combo. We have the smarts guys we have the vets and we have motor guys. Desperately want Poe or Ingram!!

  7. AZPack

    Would be interesting if we take a WR in mid rounds as well. With Jennings deal due to expire after this season, TT may be looking to grow our list of WR’s in order to avoid paying Jennings high money. Also, you have to think that AR will be looking to restructure his contract soon. Could be an interesting couple of years coming down the road for the people that have proven themselves to be leaders and great players for the Pack.

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