Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for, but thought would never come. The Green Bay Packers have actually shown some interest in someone in free agency.
That someone is defensive end Kendall Langford, who played last season with the Miami Dolphins. The Packers reportedly called his agent.
Yeah, you actually expected them to schedule a visit, didn’t you? Well, get real. If Kendall Langford was good enough to be a Packer, he would have been drafted by Ted Thompson to begin with!
Langford has already visited Cincinnati and is going to St. Louis next, so the Packers probably have no shot at signing him, since, you know, they haven’t even asked if he could hop on a plane to Green Bay.
This is probably the PR move we were talking about earlier. The Packers vaguely express interest in someone just to keep the fan base energized. We’re pretty sure the organization floated the story or told Langford’s agent to float it as a win-win. The Packers look like they’re doing something and Langford has another team “interested” to drive up his price.
All that being said, it would make some sense if the Packers were actually interested in Langford. He’s a classic 3-4 defensive end and he’s only 26. The team needs to do something about a defensive end position that was filled inadequately by Mike Neal, who’s suspended for the first four games of 2012, and Howard Green, who’s a free agent.
Langford isn’t a pass rusher, but he can play the run, which is more than we can say for most of the guys on the Packers defense. Although he had only 20 tackles last season, he had 47 and 43 in 2010 and 2009, respectively. Those numbers are very good for a 3-4 defensive end.
Of course, he’ll probably be making tackles for St. Louis this season, not Green Bay.
Whine some more. Whiiiiiiiner.
He doesn’t look big enough to play DE in our scheme, and if he can’t rush the passer, then I don’t see paying decent money for him.
Do we have any news on Nick Collins yet? Mid-March, I haven’t heard anything yet.
@Adam: News? From this site?
Sexism and terrible attempts at humor, yes. News? Not a chance.
Building from the draft works in time…sometimes. Ted needs to understand that there is talent on the free agent market as well. Then again the Eagles taught us last season what a train wreck free agency can add up to so what the hell do I know.
I think Ted just butt dialed them by mistake
Show interest, then do nothing. Some other team must know the Packers know that they know that we know. The Pack must really like him. Unless they don’t. I bet they sign him. Unless they don’t.
Gawd, I love free agency.