To no one’s surprise, left guard [intlink id=”94″ type=”category”]Daryn Colledge[/intlink] signed with the Arizona Cardinals today and defensive end [intlink id=”163″ type=”category”]Cullen Jenkins[/intlink] and receiver [intlink id=”204″ type=”category”]James Jones[/intlink] might follow him out the door soon.
Jenkins is being pursued by both the Washington Redskins and [intlink id=”140″ type=”category”]Dallas Cowboys[/intlink], although the Redskins appear to have the lead. The Packers have shown zero interest in re-signing Jenkins, even though he offered to take less money.
His injury history and age (30) have simply made him expendable, despite his seven sacks last season.
Jones, on the other hand, probably has his best years ahead, despite his maddening penchant to drop balls. And guess who’s after him?
That’s right, the [intlink id=”35″ type=”category”]Minnesota Vikings[/intlink], where old Packers go to die. The Vikings are said to be making a serious push to sign Jones.
They lost their top receiver, Sidney Rice, to Seattle yesterday.
The Packers have had discussions with Jones, but the Vikings will probably drive up his price and push the Packers out of the running, despite Aaron Rodgers’ insistence that Jones should be the team’s No. 1 priority.
Colledge got a five-year deal from Arizona worth $27.5 million.
Well if the Vikings overpay for James Jones and he ends up going there, we KNOW it was the right thing in letting him go. The Vikings are incapable of good personnel moves.
Sounds very familiar…Robert Ferguson anyone???
I figured the people most likely to overlook JJ’s postseason would be someone within the division. As I have said before, he has made a lot of plays against the Vikings. So, not a bad idea for them to sign him.
With Berrian and Harvin, Minny has plenty of speed. Jones would give them some size. The obvious problem is that you normally like your possession WRs to be sure handed.
The Cardinals completely overpaid for Colledge. No surprise there. Enjoy.
I’m not in the Packers front office, but i’d like to keep him, but there must be more to this guy we dont know if he was willing to take a cut and the Pack still passed on him, but its not like they couldnt sign him if they wanted to regardless of money, its not like the Pack needs money off the books to be a player in free agency.
Jones leaving GB would disappoint me. Jones joining the Vikings would worry me a bit.
Jones is a good player and his #1 fan is the face of this franchise, A-Rodg. Sure, he has a drop problem and he is lucky that his drop in the SB didn’t cost us the game… BUT… that is something that can be corrected. At the same time, he has made some incredible plays in big moments.
Meanwhile, the Vikings offense doesn’t look as horrendous as I thought it would this season. Say what you want, but McNabb isn’t a bad QB. If Harvin can stay healthy and Peterson can hold the ball, with Jones they could be quite dangerous.
Yes, this is a lot of ifs, I realize that. All that being said, if all of these ifs turn out in the Vikings favor, I still think GB is the far superior team.