Or were they just messing with you?
The Green Bay Packers had free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham in for a visit this week and it now looks like they had no intention of signing him.
Early indications are the #Packers are not talking contract with TE Jermaine Gresham, who visited yesterday.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) July 24, 2015
Ted Thompson only does things like this to tease everyone.
“Oh, look everybody. I’m interested in a free agent!”
“Just kidding! Hahahahahahaha!”
It would have made sense for the Packers to sign Gresham, considering he’s a two-time Pro Bowler and the Packers currently have a couple bags of shit manning the position. One of those bags is probably looking at a suspension for pretending to be a plant.
We’re not going to get too worked up about it, though.
The reason Gresham wasn’t signed when free agency began is because he was found to have a herniated disc that needed surgery. It’s possible the injury is why the Packers stayed away.
The Arizona Cardinals ended up signing Gresham on Friday evening.
Call Tony Gonzalez…although like Randy Moss and Wes Welker he is a Super Bowl curse.
Seriously you guys. The packers don’t do this to tease people. They do it to see if thu ca get a steal like they did last season in Letroy Guion. If you would think, you would realize right away that Thompson doesn’t sign picks often, and thus this is probably just an overinflated media hype during a normally dull period. Don’t trash Ted Thompson for this.
Also, if you’ve been watching Richard Rodgers you would see that he is not trash. Yes, he lacks speed, but he has extremely good route running and catching ability and his blocking is just fine. The Packers are fine at tight end.
For a website dedicated to the Packers, you spend far more time trashing them then writing good things about them, especially things like this and Brett Favre. That doesn’t sound like a Total Packers website to me.
We have a bad history of TE’s getting banged up and not being able to play. Gresham would perpetuate it. We need healthy guys. Can’t sign an expensive guy and have him not even play. Rodgers is young and healthy and can catch. He’s big enough to block well given time and training.
Jim, if you are new to this website… it’s better to have an edgy sense of humor to enjoy it. It may not be for everyone, but it’s a lot of fun hearing it told the way a lot of us grunts pine over the Pack… Most idiots agree that comedy is “truth plus pain”… and regarding the Packers they have it nailed on this rag. I should be embarrassed to admit that I barked (laughed) out loud when I came to Quarless’ “pretending to be a plant” part. But hey, it’s “painfully true”. And no other Packer website has as much fun as this one.
Gresham is so hot nobody signed him until today. Now that’s a top tier free agent. Everyone knows signing free agents is how you win. The Packers clearly don’t understand that. Besides, the only thing that bag of shit Richard Rodgers did was catch a game winning TD in the playoffs.
I’m sure glad I have a equivalent of a fourth grader education when it comes to the NFL, otherwise I might not keep coming back to this site. Keep up the good work!