Michael Huff Set to Visit Packers, Reject Insulting Offer

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Michael Huff

Michael Huff

Look at the Green Bay Packers pretending they might actually sign a free agent again! The latest player who’s set to visit the Packers and then be insulted by either their low or non-existent contract offer is safety Michael Huff.

He’ll soon join the likes of Chris Canty and Steven Jackson, who flirted with the Packers and then actually got real contract offers and signed elsewhere.

Huff was released by the Raiders earlier this month in a salary cap move. He started all 16 games for the team in 2012, when he had 56 tackles and two interceptions. Although he’s primarily a safety, Huff played quite a bit of cornerback last season because of injuries.

The Texas product’s best season came in 2010, when he had 94 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. The Packers, meanwhile, are the picture of inexperience at safety. Next to Morgan Burnett they currently have M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian. Jennings, who isn’t much of a hitter, is entering his third season and McMillian, who needs to improve in coverage, his second.

The Dallas Cowboys were expected to sign Huff, but they’re waiting on a contract extension for Tony Romo to be finalized so they can free up the necessary cap room. The Cowboys are currently only about $100,000 below the cap.

Huff isn’t waiting around. He has a visit with Baltimore scheduled followed by a stop in Green Bay.

If the Packers have any chance of making your pipe dream of signing a free agent come true, there’s this. They have a lot more salary cap space available than both Dallas and Baltimore. The Ravens are approximately $7 million under the cap and around $5 million of that will go to draft picks.

The Packers are more than $20 million below the cap.

History tells us Huff will have to come real cheap for the Packers to do anything though.

Right now, they’d probably have to pay him a little more than $2 million per season to beat out Baltimore. However, if the Cowboys get the Romo deal done and gain some cap room, that could change the landscape dramatically.

One more thing. Huff wore No. 24 in Oakland. That’s the same number Charles Woodson wore in Oakland before he signed with the Packers as a free agent. Huff is no Woodson, but that still seemed appropriate to point out.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

16 Comments on "Michael Huff Set to Visit Packers, Reject Insulting Offer"

  1. Sean

    Well with the packers giving big money to Jones… more than Canty or Cullen Jenkins got I might add… there is no way this happens.

    Just sign Rodgers and Matthews already.

  2. Shawn Shawn

    I liked him out of Texas, but except for that one year, he has underachieved. Being a Raider doesn’t encourage greatness.

    • TyKoSteamboat

      Don’t forget we picked-up Charles Woodson when he was cast outta Oakland & noone wanted him. I’m not sayen this guy is Charles Woodson, but you’re right, he has underachieved to this point.

  3. Buster Bluth

    Lotsa holes on the defense. Doesn’t matter how they are filled. FA or the draft as long as they get filled. If the needs on defense can’t be filled in FA they will have to use draft choices and that means LT or RB may be neglected.

    • Savage57

      Packer fans that like it when the team wins the Super Bowl, that’s who!

      Sign Reggie White as a FA, win SBXXXI.

      Sign Charles Woodson as a FA win SB XV.

  4. fake penis

    Canty’s knees are fucked and he wasnt even starting games. Cullen Jenks has lost a step since 2010 and his body type is better suited in a 4-3 base. Paying Jenkins a million dollars per sack is illogical. Can we move on from these rejects already?

  5. john

    Rare but good pick ups in FAs is what helps. The Pack will do that but are not going to break the bank otherwise

    What is it with you guys and FAs frenzy????

  6. the real russ letlow

    I’m real interested to see how much McMillian has progressed. He had some flashes last year. An experienced safety at a good price would work for me. Maybe Huff is worth a shot.

  7. Packer Bob

    “He’ll soon join the likes of Chris Canty and Steven Jackson, who flirted with the Packers and then actually got real contract offers and signed elsewhere.”

    Really? Can we stop the bullshit about Jackson ever being interested in player for the Packers?

  8. MashedPotato

    More importantly, he’s a #24 that can play DB (as opposed to our current #24)

    Since Pickett/Woodson, TT has not signed a single unrestricted (not undrafted) free agent that has upgraded the talent at a position (he signed Saturday as a cheaper replacement to Wells). He’ll lowball and Huff will go on his way somewhere else.

    I know we should take solace in the draft, but also remember that in picks 4-7, in all of TT’s years, we have only drafted 2 people (Sitton, Bishop) that could be considered top half at their position. So maybe all these guys will develop like crazy and TT will be a genius, but what I’ve seen on defense (and our OL) the past 2 years shows a real talent gap that definitely cannot just be filled by “guys”

  9. Vijay

    I don’t think he makes you better than what you have already. Pollard would’ve done that but then again, they screwed the pooch on that one and didn’t even bother chasing him (Pollard) at all.

    Huff is just a good spot starter/ reserve player at this stage. I’d save the cash and focus on a getting a safety early if that’s there concern or priority to “fix” the defense.

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