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Packers Tender OLB Reggie Gilbert and WR Jake Kumerow

Packers OLB Reggie Gilbert

Reggie Gilbert (93) pushes Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) out of bounds in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With an exclusive rights tender valued at $570k, the Packers will be bringing back linebacker Reggie Gilbert for next season.

This will help with the much needed depth with edge rushers next season. Gilbert initially signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent in May 2016. He played all 16 games last season with the Packers for a total of 37 tackles. That is the type of consistency that will help LaFleur out next year. This move seems like a no-brainer.

Per Packers Press Release:

Gilbert, a 6-foot-3, 261-pound first-year player out of the University of Arizona, originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016. He spent the entire 2016 season and the first 15 weeks of this season on the Packers’ practice squad. In college, Gilbert played in 57 career games, starting 47, and finished with 143 tackles, 27 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In his final season, he was one of four senior captains, was named All-Pacific-12 honorable mention and was voted the team’s Defensive Player of the Week by the coaches four times.

In the past, Total Packers writers have had a positive outlook on Gilbert:

Gilbert looks like the real deal.

As much as most of us disliked Ted Thompson, he was good at one thing. Undrafted free agents.

At 25, Gilbert still has room for growth and progress. We have likely yet to see the best of him.

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Packers will also bring back Jake Kumerow next season

Aaron Rodgers on Kumerow:

I think Jake Kumerow has had a fantastic camp. I think you have to spotlight him. He’s made a ton of plays – did it all spring and summer and now he’s getting reps with me and making a ton of plays. He’s running the right route all the time and making contested catches and putting the ball away. It’s been pretty impressive for a guy from a small school in Wisconsin.

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Also, the Redskins have snatched up Landon Collins. A moment of silence.

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8 Comments

  1. Chungo March 11, 2019

    JAG

  2. Skinny March 11, 2019

    Its cool. Its cool. Our guys are still out there as of tonight. Earl, Dee, Houston. Possible trades for OBJ and Richardson have been whispered. All we really lost out on is Collins, so far. Lets not lose our shit yet. Save it for Wednesday afternoon when we find out we didnt land one of these guys, lol.

    1. Ferris March 12, 2019

      Redskins overpaid…wow. OBJ….dare to dream. No Dee Ford though, I think he is overrated. In other news the child beater is available.

      1. Skinny March 12, 2019

        What I dont understand is everyone says its stupid money, and it is I agree. But the same fucking teams every year somehow spend this kind of money and the only thing that happens is they lose. They dont go into cap hell like you think. That’s the lie. The Redskins, Jaguars, Browns, Jets, etc continuously have the most FA money to spend every year? How the fuck is that possible? You mean the Green Bay Packers cant afford anybody? Its never made sense to me.

        1. Stiggy March 12, 2019

          The packers spend their stupid money retaining in house players.

          Nick perry… bulaga…cobb…Mike Daniel’s. Those other teams dont have players they want to retain..that’s the difference. If you participate in both..you are destined to fail.

          Ie…Jacksonville is spending a ton of money but very well could lose their corner ramsey as a result

          Washington for example…signed Collins to a bat shit crazy contract… a year after letting Kirk cousins hose the vikings. Now.. they did grab alex smith but I’m just using it to illustrate a point. Those teams dont retain players

        2. Kato March 12, 2019

          Um have you looked at the Jags cap situation? It is fucked

  3. Kato March 12, 2019

    ZaDarius Smith and Adrian Amos. Cue the clown music….

  4. PF4L March 12, 2019

    “As much as most of us disliked Ted Thompson, he was good at one thing. Undrafted free agents.”

    Yea, he found a couple a long time ago, out of what, 220? Lets not pretend other GM’s don’t sign some UDFA’s who can play.

    C’mon man