Free agent defensive end Chris Canty, who visited the Green Bay Packers last week, has signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
You see, the Packers just pretend they’re going to sign free agents that could help the team. They don’t really ever have any intention of actually doing anything. They feign interest to keep you, the dutiful fan partially appeased. So go buy some more of their gear, huh?
Here’s what’s funny.
Canty has been a free agent twice. Each time, the Packers were all over him. Each time they failed to do anything. Maybe they don’t know the market. Maybe they’re overly cautious. Maybe what I said earlier.
Here’s what’s depressing.
The Packers didn’t even bother to offer Canty a contract. In fact, after he left town, Canty’s agent didn’t hear peep from the Packers. He signed with with Baltimore for three years and $8 million. That’s exactly what Cullen Jenkins, who’s two years older, got from the Giants and the amount was easily in the Packers wheelhouse.
You’ll never guess why they didn’t make an offer.
According to an NFL source, the Packers never made an offer because they had concerns about Canty’s knee and didn’t think he would pass a physical. Canty’s knee checked out okay with Baltimore, Tennessee and Kansas City.
And we all know the Packers medical staff is easily the most reliable bunch in the NFL…
Can the Packers live without Canty? Yeah, but three years and $8 million is a pretty small chance to take.
A 4-3 style defensive end wouldn’t have fit well for us anyways…
Canty played the 3-4 in Dallas and is considered by people who consider such things a “prototype 3-4 defensive end.”
Yeah Tyko… Dude is made to play the 5 tech. Check yoself son.
GBP 4 LIFE
Ravens run a 34 too btw.
We gotta save out $ for Matthews, Raji & Rodgers.
(Not to mention our new draft picks.)
Nick Perry & Mike Neal will both be fine. D.J. Williams is a future star & Desmond Bishop is on our books for alotta $ too (BTW).
We have greater needs. RB, C, LG, LT, K. Those positions are more important to address at this time.
Our way is the rite one. Build through the draft through scouting & evauation of fresh, young talent. It won us a Superbowl 3 years ago with 17* players on IR. & 15 games 2 seasons ago & another division title last year, as well.
In Teddy T we trust…now you check YOURself.
The Packers wanted Canty. But not for $8M a year. If the Packers are serious about Jackson I don’t think they can affird to pay him, Canty, and extended Rodgers and Matthews contracts.
I agree, the shenanigans are a bit ridiculous but that’s how this business works.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to say $8M year. $8 million over three.
Hey, genius, I actually agree with “most” of your 2nd post (I like DJ’s potential, but, a star? Lang will be fine at LG… Does BJ really “deserve” a huge payday?)… But, none of that was in play when I wrote my original post. I was simply stating that the whole “A 4-3 style defensive end wouldn’t have fit well for us anyways” was absolute bullshit. So no…. You check YOself…
GBP 4 LIFE
PackerBob, Ted could’ve easily swung $8 mill over 3… Easily.