Look at these guys! A signing a day! The Green Bay Packers are masters of free agency! The Packers have gone and re-signed tight end Andrew Quarless.
God’s Gifts, yo!
What? Not the show-stopping free agency move you were hoping for? Well, sorry we don’t have something more exciting to report.
Quarless got a two-year deal worth $3 million, which seems reasonable enough.
The former fifth-round pick is coming off a career season, which isn’t really saying that much, but a career season is a career season. In 2013, Quarless has 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns. Those were all career highs.
The Packers hope Quarless can continue to grow and turn into that dual threat blocking/receiving combo tight end. At the very least, the signing provides the team with some stability at the position. Starter Jermichael Finley hasn’t been cleared for full contact after having spinal fusion surgery and he’s also a free agent.
In Quarless, the Packers know they have someone who can at least be a serviceable starter.
Now, does that mean they shouldn’t acquire another tight end? No, it doesn’t. If he’s healthy, we’d love to see Finley back in Green Bay. If not, we’d love to see the Packers sign former Texans’ tight end Owen Daniels.
Daniels is or will be in Green Bay this week.