Posts tagged Ted Thompson
While most NFL teams are making moves to cut costs because of the lockout, the Green Bay Packers look just fine. The Packers have virtually no debt and have been building a franchise preservation fund, which was worth $127.5 million at the end of the last fiscal year, that will keep the organization operating fairly […]
The Green Bay Packers are made some strange moves on Wednesday, when they tendered free-agents-to-be guard Daryn Colledge, kicker Mason Crosby and fullback John Kuhn.
Colledge and Crosby received second-round tenders and Kuhn received the lowest tender.
Here’s why all none of this makes any sense.
While several NFL teams have been slapping the franchise tag on their players, the Green Bay Packers won’t be using theirs.
There was speculation the Packers might use the tag on defensive end Cullen Jenkins or kicker Mason Crosby, both pending free agents, but Ted Thompson obviously thought the cost was too great.
Personally, I thought we made it pretty clear. Soon-to-be-former Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha isn’t likely to sign with the Green Bay Packers, even though he’s expressed an interest in rejoining former teammate Charles Woodson.
Sure, it’s a wonderful thought, pairing Asomugha with Tramon Williams and moving Woodson to free safety. Asomugha, Williams, Woodson and Nick Collins — three All Pros and one in the making.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy will get a three-year contract extension paying him an average of $5 million per year, according to Bob McGinn.
The finishing touches haven’t been put on the deal yet, but that seems like a formality at this point. The Packers announced general manager Ted Thompson’s three-year contract extension last week — a deal he signed in December.
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he planned to give both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy contract extensions, after Super Bowl XLV.
Well, it turns out, he already gave Thompson an extension in December.
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy will get contract extensions. Their current deals both run through 2012. “We want Ted and Mike to be with the Packers long term, and I’m confident that they will be,” Murphy said. Murphy will handle Thompson’s extension and Thompson […]
It’s taken a little longer than normal to return to reality. The feeling that the Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl XLV champions is still a bit surreal. Sunday night we celebrated. In my case, a little too long. Yesterday’s hangover was brutal. It was also the best hangover I’ve ever had. Hell, I might […]
Signing cornerback Tramon Williams to a contract extension was a great move by the Green Bay Packers, but probably not such a great move by Williams. The Packers locked Williams up with a four-year extension averaging $8.25 million per season, in late November. With Williams’ recent performance, that looks like a bargain. Not only did […]
If you remember the first time the Green Bay Packers played the Atlanta Falcons this season, you’ll remember coach Mike McCarthy not challenging a fourth-and-3 catch by Falcons tight end Tony Gonzales. The replay showed Gonzales didn’t make the catch, but the televisions in the Georgia Dome were delayed at least 15 seconds and the […]
That’s what I might eventually say if I were Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. Tight end/linebacker Spencer Havner was placed on the waived/injured list today by the Detroit Lions. Havner was released by the Packers during their final preseason roster cuts. Havner could provide valuable depth for the Packers, who are battling injuries […]
The Green Bay Packers aren’t happy with their kick returners. Jordy Nelson is averaging a team-high 23.7 yards per return, but fumbled twice in the Packers’ victory over the Detroit Lions. He was temporarily replaced by Pat Lee against the Washington Redskins, but Lee managed only 16.5 yards on two returns. This week, the Packers […]
Lost in the malaise surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ injury report last week was this nugget — pretty much everyone in the organization is pissed general manager Ted Thompson failed to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills. Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a […]
The Seattle Seahawks completed a deal to acquire Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012, today. The Packers seemed to be the obvious destination for Lynch since Ryan Grant went down with a season-ending injury in week one and much speculation and rumor followed, […]
Steffen: After what feels like decades of ineptitude (oh wait, it has been decades) the Detroit Lions’ offseason roster moves had many prognosticators predicting marked improvement over last season’s two-win season. Indeed the Lions are an improved team. Led by rookie dynamo Jahvid Best, the offense has more firepower and fellow rookie defensive tackle/tank Ndamukong […]
Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins is not the kind of guy who makes a scene… unless he wants a new contract. Ah yes, it’s that time of year. Or at least it’s that time of year for Jenkins — the season of discontent. Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and […]
See what I did with that headline right there? I toed the company line. Do I believe it? Well, I’m not an idiot, so no. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, on the other hand… Look, I don’t want to get into what a complete turd I think McCarthy is again, so let me get […]
My friend Sean calls him half zombie, half Rambo. I suppose that probably makes him all man… or something. Whatever the hell he is, undrafted rookie Frank Zombo is now the Green Bay Packers starting outside linebacker. Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Zombo would replace Brad Jones, on Wednesday. Jones missed Monday’s game with a […]
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been receiving high praise this season after racking up six sacks in the team’s first two games, but none more so than the praise coming from linebackers coach Kevin Greene. Greene, an outside linebacker in his playing days, says Matthews has the tools to be the best […]
The talk of the Green Bay Packers trading for Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t quite dead yet, despite reports last week the Bills would not move him. Late Monday, The Buffalo News reported talks for Lynch were intensifying. Lynch was the featured back in the Bills 34-7 loss to the Packers last Sunday, […]