If the Green Bay Packers were done signing free agents — particularly their own — you wouldn’t hear a lot of complaining. Not surprisingly, there are still a number of Packer free agents sitting out there without contracts.
The simple fact of the matter is, there’s a reason for that — these guys aren’t valued. Not by the Packers, not by the rest of the league.
That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth.
Outside linebacker Mike Neal is certainly the biggest name among these free agents, but that’s only because he started 15 games for the Packers in 2015. It most certainly is not because he was any sort of force to be reckoned with.
In Neal’s case, he’s probably overvaluing himself. Teams don’t want to meet his asking price and therefore, he doesn’t have a job.
We suspect Neal will eventually get himself a job somewhere, though.
A couple guys who find themselves in different circumstances are fullback John Kuhn and long snapper Brett Goode.
They essentially need the Packers to call them or they’re going to find themselves retired.
Kuhn plays a position that most NFL teams don’t even utilize anymore. Goode is not only just a long snapper, but he’s a long snapper that’s rehabbing a torn ACL.
Naturally, both guys want to return to the Packers.
— Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) April 6, 2016
I'm told Brett Goode is in Green Bay would like to sign and rehab with #Packers. Team is currently holding on deal due to injury.
— Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) April 7, 2016
Let’s cut to brass tacks here.
Neither of these guys needs to be on the roster. The Packers drafted Kuhn’s replacement in Aaron Ripkowski last year.
They replaced Goode with Rick Lovato during the 2015 season.
Did you notice a difference?
Neither did we.
Plus, Goode won’t even be available to play when the season begins. He tore his ACL in December.
It makes zero sense for the Packers to re-sign Goode at this point. That’s a tough break, buddy.
Kuhn, on the other hand, may still have some life, although his chances of playing another season are on life support. Kuhn went through this last offseason. The Packers eventually gave him a minimum one-year deal on April 3.
All we can say is, look at your calendar.
They should re-sign former TE Colt Lyerla if they want a real TE with pro-bowl abilities.
I would go for giving Colt one more chance.
I can’t figure out “my calendar”. Maybe I am RETARDED! What do you think, Mordecai?!
Wow, and I thought I’d already read the dumbest thing on the interest. Well played, sir.
Isn’t he a drug addict? Why hasn’t another team signed him? Who cares! I know more about football than God himself! Fire Thompson!
I wonder what Luke Rodgers does for a living. I mean, when he’s not living on twitter being mouthpieces for Packer players.