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Don Barclay Will Return For Another Year

It’s the sort of move by the Green Bay Packers no one — other than Don Barclay and his agent — were waiting for.

The Packers have re-signed Don Barclay. It’s a one-year deal for $1.3 million.

And as unexciting as this is, it’s a move the Packers had to make.

They’ve already lost center/guard J.C. Tretter to Cleveland. Meanwhile, guard T.J. Lang is on a free agent tour of his own.

If the Packers lose Lang after losing Tretter, they have a gaping hole at right guard. The only obvious potential replacement is Barclay, but like the others, he was also an unrestricted free agent.

So it appears the backup plan is now at least in place.

We wouldn’t quite jump to the conclusion that Lang is out of the picture because of this move. However, the Packers are certainly well aware of his demands at this point and they obviously at least feel like there’s a chance he won’t be back.

Barclay was a failure at tackle for the Packers early in his career, but proved to be solid enough as a guard after moving there prior to the 2016 season. He started one game and filled in on numerous other occasions as guys came and went with injuries.

Now that Tretter is gone, he’s also likely your backup center.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. PF4L March 9, 2017

    Barclay is an accident waiting to happen. When he’d come in, i watch him to see how bad he gets beat. But now they give him help from whoever is next to him, but at the peril of leaving a gap open. There is a reason no one else wants him.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 10, 2017

      Plain and simple. The current Packers brain trust plays and keeps favorites. This is a stark example of this. Fuck TT “The Frugal GM”! And Fuck Mark Murphy.

  2. Howard March 9, 2017

    Barclay is the Brad Jones of the offense only cheaper, until you consider how much he will cost the team when he gets QB #1 injured. I would rather receive a solid blow to the nuts than endure the cringe worthy pass blocking from Barclay. I think in the preseason Lucas Patrick showed more as a guard than Barclay even with a cast. If Patrick can’t beat out Barclay as backup then the team should cut Patrick and not waste a PS position on him.

    1. Ferris March 9, 2017

      This is 100% correct. The Brad Jones of the O Line….. he gets smoked every play he is on the field. They should play with 4 linemen before they start him. Kick me in the nuts too, it’s less painful than watching him try to block someone. ANY rookie OL man is better.

  3. TyKo Steamboat March 9, 2017

    Are we being punished?

    1. PF4L March 10, 2017

      Yes…We were sentenced to Ted Thompson, indefinitely.

  4. Big B March 9, 2017

    Not clear to me how the Packers are getting better, but it is clear to me my season tix have gone up in price. I am not liking this trend.

  5. Kato March 9, 2017

    As we speak, TT is feverishly masturbating in his office thinking of his glorious resigning of Barclay and who he will be drafting with the comp picks he will receive for Lang, Tretter, Hyde, and perhaps Cook. Along with the $25-30 million dollars in cap space.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 10, 2017

      I am not certain that he has a cock . . . He certainly does not have any balls . . .