Look at the Green Bay Packers making another big free agent splash! The Packers have signed former Denver Broncos outside linebacker Lerentee McCray.
McCrary made that known on Twitter, on Monday.
What's up #PackerNation!!!
— Lerentee McCray (@Liiive_55) April 18, 2016
So who the hell is this guy?
McCray played two seasons with the Broncos. In those two seasons, he played in 24 games with no starts. McCray has 21 career tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He had 15 of those tackles and one-half of that sack total in 2015.
McCray, who is 25, is 6-3, 249 and attended Florida.
In other words, he’s depth.
The Packers’ OLB depth chart before the McCray signing consisted of Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, Datone Jones and Jayrone Elliott. The signing of McCray would certainly round that group out and is the most definitive sign yet that Mike Neal won’t return.
If you needed another one, that is.
McCray was not tendered a contract by the Broncos as a restricted free agent. On one hand, that says the Broncos don’t think much of the guy. On the other hand, signing McCray doesn’t count as a negative to the Packers’ compensatory pick formula.
So, typical Packers.
The league views McCray not being tendered the same way it views Jared Cook, who was released by the Rams. They are not considered true unrestricted free agents. Thus, they don’t technically count as free agent signings.
Another epic splash into the free agency market! Wow! They were not lying this year! They got some free agents! Whoopie! OMFG! WTF is wrong with TT the “Frugal GM”? Nothing! he fuckin’ rocks! doesn’t he? . . .
Wow, this is just like when he signed Charles Woodson, only not really.
How’s his pad level?
Solid depth pickup. Look, if he’s better than Neal, that’s a plus. Still can’t figure Don Barclay unless they finally leave him as one of the primary backup GUARDS.
I still think drafting a rook to play and start at the NT position could be wishful thinking….but….we’ll see what happens.
Regarding the NT position, as brought up by vj, the Panthers signed Soliai for an avg of 3.5M a year. NT is a need a rookie may have trouble plugging. Would hate to see teams running up the middle on us, confident that it’s an easy completion.
The packers already have a guy on the roster that can play the nose pretty capably. He goes by the name of guion. I still think they draft a NT though, and he will play some, but won’t be counted on to play 40-50 snaps a game unless someone gets hurt. Besides, packers play sub packages most of the time
Thompson doesn’t sign a free agent. Fire Thompson! Thompson signs a free agent. Fire Thompson!
It’s good to see batshit crazy is alive and well at Total TMZ Packers.
Word on the street is Teddy rocked your mom last night.
Good point, Kato. I like Guion, but NT is a very tiring position. You need more than one guy to rotate. And as much as I like him, I don’t think Guion is a run stuffing interior lineman. Maybe Pennel is, when he is not smoking weed, maybe Josh Boyd can also play NT. Who knows. Maybe we can even get away with having a rookie rotate with Guion for the first four games without Pennel. Too many maybe’s.
Guion’s fat ass certainly won’t be playing every snap. Especially not week one in Jacksonville
g guion is from Florida I think, so I don’t think the weather is a big deal for him. Pretty sure that is where he was arrested there for his weed
At least this McCray might be an actual linebacker, not some converted defensive lineman.
So what? I’m from Wisconsin and if its cold out side I’m fucking cold
g, I don’t follow. What point are you trying to make?
It was a reply to kato’s comment.
talking about guion’s snap count week 1n Jacksonville heat