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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by footballdad on May 25, 2018, 02:33:02 AM »
Kendricks should be safe. Great signing. Would like to see Barwin added as well.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by craig on May 24, 2018, 08:58:38 PM »
Interesting, that was quick.  I wonder how much $$?  Can't imagine too much.  Don't think he's ever been used much as a target, right?  Basically a blocker who might leak out and catch one or two or three short passes? 

I wonder if that just makes it easy, and they keep all three vets?  Or if that might put Kendricks on the bubble? 
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by craig on May 24, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »
Yeah, I respectfully disagree on this, I think, at least as regards center.   I think you're oversimplifying, as regards center. 

Snapping and transitioning from the snap position into blocking position is physiologically kinda different, and is also something of a developed skill.  So I don't really assume that if 6 and 7 are better than 8 at tackle and guard, that they're also necessarily better than 8 at center.  Not sure that you can just plug in Spriggs or Murphy at center. 

I would think that of the Patrick, Amichia, Day, Alsadek and Davis pentet, if better is simply interchangeably better and the best guard is necessarily the best center as well, that would be really good for Patrick.  And good for the Packers.  I think he's shown himself to be perfectly serviceable as a backup guard; so if that also means he'd be perfectly serviceable as a backup center as well, that's good news for us!  And if it turns out that one of the other guys is even better than perfectly serviceable, that's even better news for the Packers. 
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Guesses at the 53 man roster
« Last post by RT on May 24, 2018, 07:12:29 PM »
Very helpful way to look at it, 1265.

Yeah, other than P/K/LS, most ST need to be two-way guys who can also play some snaps as needed. 

Glad I'm not GM.  Tough job to balance ST, present snaps capacity, and potential future capacity.  I often think how hard it is to project future performance from scrimmage, but that's hard for ST as well.  None of the three rookie receivers did much ST in college; hard to know know which of those three will turn into ST JAG versus ST stud down the road.  Think ST really worked against Dupre last year; he was so skinny.  Think ESB and Vasques-Scantling project to be much stronger and able to handle the physicality of ST.   

I've done some digging and I can't find anywhere to indicate that Jeff Janis did/didn't play gunner on ST's at SVSU. But since he was the centerpiece of the offense at SVSU, I can't imagine they played him as a kick gunner like GB did. In his 4 years at SVSU, he returned a total of 7 kick-offs. Not much of a sampling

Point is, it's not necessarily a prerequisite to have played ST's in college in order to have an aptitude for it in the pro's.

But then............that's what OTA's and training camp are for. Find out who can, and who can't.

It really is one of those things that you don't know who will excel at it, it isn't just measurables. Everyone was sure that Josh Jones would be a top of the line ST'er, but the punt coverage unit didn't completely shutdown punt returns until Trevor Davis replaced Jones as a gunner. In the 5 games Janis and Davis teamed together as gunners they yielded 42 total return yards, including limiting Antonio Brown to 9 total yards on 3 returns. Anyone of the new WR's could be the next Janis, but their is really noway of knowing for sure who that will be just yet.   
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by dannobanano on May 24, 2018, 07:07:26 PM »
The Packers are now back to the 90 man roster limit.

 Zachary Jacobson

 
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Per his Instagram, the #Packers are signing former Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis. Today’s meeting must’ve gone well.

Gives the Packers, not one, but two imposing red zone targets in Graham & Lewis!
Rated as the best run blocking TE in the NFL last year.

I'm thinking the middle of the field is going to be a lot of fun for #12.

This was a savy signing by Gute.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by RT on May 24, 2018, 05:41:26 PM »
All five of those guys are still PS-eligible, Patrick included.  I'd think the new undrafted rookies are probably more competing for a 63-man spot than a 53-man spot, unless one of them looks just shockingly good. 

I'm not in camp, but I'm guessing Patrick has the edge.  He's already shown he's pretty functional at guard, and I assume he's had two years to practice some center-snaps.  *IF* he can play center well enough to fill in for a couple of quarters, I like his odds over the other guys.  But, who knows. 

Q:  MM usually only game-days 2 backup OL, right?  If the interior backup is responsible for covering three different positions, he might not necessarily be the best backup at all three. 

For example, maybe Patrick is the best backup at both guard spots, but Day or Davis or Amichia is actually a better backup at center.  In that case, Patrick may still be the Game-Day active, and need to fill in at center for a few quarters of Linsley gets injured.  But, by the next Sunday, the best backup center, who was previously stored on PS or inactive, can get promoted to GameDay and can start.  So, you don't even necessarily need to have backup center even on the 53, much less on the Game Day.

I think you are over thinking the gameday actives. Their is enough interchangable parts that unless their are multiple injuries in one given game it really shouldn't matter. Keep the best 53 and whichever OL are in that group, play the best 7 that are healthy. As for a true backup center on the 53? Doesn't have to be, wasn't a true backup center on the 53 most of last season. BPA regardless of position.   
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by RT on May 24, 2018, 05:31:08 PM »
Signed. So, now the Packers have two new vets at TE, one who should be able to stretch the field, and one who is a very good blocker. Now, lets see if they have any interest in Mychal Kendricks at LBer.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2777811-marcedes-lewis-packers-agree-to-contract-te-spent-12-seasons-with-jaguars

Barring injury, cannot imagine that they would have any interest in Kendricks at all.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by ricky on May 24, 2018, 05:25:42 PM »
Signed. So, now the Packers have two new vets at TE, one who should be able to stretch the field, and one who is a very good blocker. Now, lets see if they have any interest in Mychal Kendricks at LBer.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2777811-marcedes-lewis-packers-agree-to-contract-te-spent-12-seasons-with-jaguars
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Packers transactions
« Last post by RT on May 24, 2018, 03:37:08 PM »
The Packers are now back to the 90 man roster limit.

 Zachary Jacobson

 
@ZachAJacobson
 3m3 minutes ago
More
Per his Instagram, the #Packers are signing former Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis. Today’s meeting must’ve gone well.
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