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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 09:49:51 AM »
I heard that last night on the NFL Channel. Which puzzled me. It seems the Packers already have Cobb as the slot receiver, which is Welker's forte. Though, upon further reflection, MM could probably come up with some interesting and productive ways to use Welker and Cobb at the same time, with Cobb in the backfield- a new wrinkle on the five receiver sets the Packers used a few years ago. So, hey, why not?
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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 10:59:38 AM »
Just like Harvin, the Packers could do so much more with Cobb with a guy like Welker part time in the slot.  Plus he could show Abbra-Cadabbra a thing or two in the slot on a short one year deal.

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Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 11:51:04 AM »
http://nfltraderumors.co/wes-welker-a-potential-option-for-the-packers/

I guess why not, he should be fairly cheap with his lack of production last season and injury history.

He was still pretty productive in '13 but idk how much more his body can handle.
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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 11:53:51 AM »
Sounds like this is just speculation on Rapoport's part. No mention of any actual contact between Welker and Green Bay.

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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 12:18:38 PM »
Yeah, that seemed total speculation. 

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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 12:44:31 PM »
I agree Craig, I'd be shocked to see TT make a move for a high priced injury risk 34 year old WR when he has so much invested in Nelson and Cobb, an ascending star in Adams and Janis, Abby, et al competing to fill out the rest of the corp
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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 12:50:43 PM »
No thanks on this dude-- has no ability to get separation anymore... Give me Jennings over him but I would prefer a defensive player of either

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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 01:44:30 PM »
Where would he play?  ST?

Barring injury I see no room for him anywhere on the field and he would just stunt the development of Janis and Abbrederis.

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Re: Packers Looking at Wes Welker
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 01:47:01 PM »
We could use some help at cornerback...

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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 04:31:33 PM »
Just like Harvin, the Packers could do so much more with Cobb with a guy like Welker part time in the slot.  Plus he could show Abbra-Cadabbra a thing or two in the slot on a short one year deal.

It would certainly be interesting, that is for sure. If they sign Welker, the NFL could almost give Rodgers the MVP right then and there. :)

I wonder what sort of $$$ Welker is looking for.
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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 09:57:45 PM »
It's an interesting idea. Not sure how I feel about it, and really I probably won't have a strong opinion until it happens or doesn't happen. Doesn't feel like a TT move. He usually goes defense with the FA old men signings :)
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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2015, 06:43:01 AM »
Considering how tight lipped folks are at 1265 I suspect Welker's agent is behind this "news" more than anything else.  Ted might have inquired about Wes but that's about as far as it will get.  We have 6 WRs on the roster right now.  I hope Ted concentrates his efforts addressing the defense instead.

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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2015, 05:12:04 PM »
I think Green Bay is finally confident in their Oline to begin using the 5 wide sets more. Welker would definitely garner some attention in sets like that, and really leave defenses struggling covering all the WRs. Is really all I think it says to me. Welker is probably looking for a team where his role wouldn't be so diminished.

It is interesting to see them interested in signing him. Nelson, Cobb, Adams is sure to be the top 3 on the depth chart and Janis has a ton of upside. I would agree they could use one more in case Abbrederis doesn't pan out, but a veteran like Welker just doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Nor does it agree with their draft and develop philosophy. I'd rather them bring in a younger FA guy like Michael Crabtree or Hakeem Nicks if they wanted to go that route. Still, I think this draft is again loaded with WR talent in the middle rounds and Ted could definitely find one.

I wouldn't be excited if they signed him. I'd be rather disappointed to see Janis and Abbrederis get their chances taken away from them, or have w/e money they spend on Welker wasted due to lack of production or injury. It's not like they need the leadership or veteran help in the WR room, both Cobb and Nelson are proven leaders at the position and on the team.

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Re: Pack Eyeing Wes Welker?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2015, 08:24:40 PM »
If they commit to keeping six WRs (Janis and Abbrederis or a draft pick), then Welker could be a mildly interesting pickup. I'd see him as a third-down, move-the-chains specialist. He's still good at that:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2362568-whether-wes-welker-retires-or-returns-his-nfl-legacy-is-already-set