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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2019, 07:40:30 PM »
This should be a fun week for fans as the FA rumors fly.

Just got a text from a friend in Cleveland, says that the Browns are clearing cap space and the local Browns beat thinks it because they have a trade worked out for ODJ. That was rumored last year also, tomorrow will be interesting.

OBJ?

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2019, 01:59:34 AM »
Not a prediction but what I would like to see in free agency:

Adrian Amos would be my first choice at Safety (Thomas would be from a talent standpoint) and would kick the tires and gauge interest, but I would consider making a hard run at Eric Weddle. Yes he is older. Couple that with drafting Thornhill, Adderly, or Savage and IMO we are covered at the position both now and moving forward.

Baushaud Breeland. Capable vet. Young secondary. Enough said.

Preston or Za'Darius Smith. Both can provide pass rush, are young and durable, and play the run very well. Would be happy with either guy.

Shane Ray in addition to one of the Smiths. Should come considerably cheaper and be a pretty good bang for your buck situational pass rusher. The addition of these guys should lessen the feeling that we must take a pass rusher in the first round. By doing so guys like Oliver, Wilkins, Williams, Risner, White, or Hockenson come into play at 12. Or one could swing for the fences if Quinnen Williams drops to #4. Both our 1sts could make it happen. Could select a developmental guy later such as Banago, Winovich, or Nelson.

Would like to see Roger Saffold as well, but working with limited funds. Not monopoly money.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 02:14:15 PM »
Eric Weddle signs with the Rams, says he wanted to return to Southern California.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 05:41:26 AM »
Ok then. Moving on. Next man up. Tre Boston would be my next choice at safety. Would also check out Amendola as he was just cut by Miami. Proven slot/ cold weather receiver.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 11:57:15 AM »
Here's another name to add.  Jacksonville released 5-11 212 free safety Tashau Gipson in a cost saving move. " Gipson has very strong ball skills in the secondary according to one article. He plays very well in a Cover 2 setting and has shined in man coverage as well. In seven NFL seasons with the Jaguars and Cleveland Browns, Gipson has produced 399 tackles, 38 pass breakups and 20 interceptions."

He played for Pettine in Cleveland and with the Packers O coordinator Hackett this season so they know what he has to offer.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 12:41:43 PM »
I saw That about Gipson yesterday.

His cap number in JAX was going to be $9.5M this year.

I would take him on for that, but given the existing relationship on the Packer coaching staff, if he’d take a deal like Wilkerson got last year it’s maybe worth a shot.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 01:42:27 PM »
Will not be surprised if the Packers make a heavy play to win his services.


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Source: The #Chiefs are releasing pass-rusher Justin Houston after trying to trade him.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 02:41:18 PM »
Will not be surprised if the Packers make a heavy play to win his services.


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Source: The #Chiefs are releasing pass-rusher Justin Houston after trying to trade him.

Does that affect them wanting to trade Ford?   confused(

At the very least I think it ups the ante on what they want in return for Ford, don't you?

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2019, 06:58:10 PM »
Will not be surprised if the Packers make a heavy play to win his services.


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Source: The #Chiefs are releasing pass-rusher Justin Houston after trying to trade him.

Does that affect them wanting to trade Ford?   confused(

At the very least I think it ups the ante on what they want in return for Ford, don't you?

I can see why a person may draw the conclusion that it would affect the trade value, but I just don't believe Houston was ever in their plans and for that reason I don't believe it changes anything. IMHO

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 07:10:28 AM »
I thought their would be a fairly good chance that Gipson would end up in GB. Maybe not.

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The #Packers had talks with recently released #Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson, but it appears he will be signing elsewhere, a source said. Unclear if the price got too high or he had a preferred team. #Packers were interested in meeting with him, but it didn't happen.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2019, 12:22:34 PM »
Redskins to sign Landon Collins. 6 years 84mill. Thank god we avoided that one. Too much for a box safety

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2019, 07:16:51 PM »
OK, most of the released FAs have been signed and/or traded. The Smith brothers are still available as well as Tre Boston. Not sure if it's because it's Green Bay or because everyone else is spending a ton of money.
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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2019, 07:24:37 PM »
OK, most of the released FAs have been signed and/or traded. The Smith brothers are still available as well as Tre Boston. Not sure if it's because it's Green Bay or because everyone else is spending a ton of money.

Like every years off season FA signings, their will be a lot of buyers remorse in a year or two.

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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2019, 07:27:36 PM »
Ahmen!
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Re: 2019 Free agency
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 02:32:14 AM »
Disclaimer: All numbers are taken from Spotrac.

Packers available cap space - top 51: $34,676,842
Dollars needed for 2019 draft class: $10,263,680
$ to spend on free agency = $24,413,162

Release to gain dollars:
Nick Perry - $3,337,500
Tramon Williams - $4,750,000
Cole Madison - $407,833

Puts $ to spend @ $32,908,495

Spotrac estimates for the following:
Baushaud Breeland - CB - $7,000,000
Preston Smith - OLB - $11,100,000
Roger Saffold - G - $7,100,000
Shaq Barrett - OLB - $7,100,000
Adrian Amos - FS - $8,000,000
Za'Darius Smith - OLB - $8,900,000

Players of note without estimates:
Tre Boston - FS - 10 int in 39 starts over last 4 years. Honey Badger just got $14 mil from KC. 10 int in 56 starts over last 4 years. Boston's value just went up.
Aaron Lynch - OLB - ?
Shane Ray - OLB - ?

How to proceed? Damned if I know. But this is what I would try to do. First off, since safeties are killing it, I would look at the draft for help. When idiot gm's/owners stupidly set a market.....
I would make the cuts listed above and keep my fingers crossed that it was the correct thing to do. So with 32/33 mil in space, attempt to add the following:

Baushaud Breeland - CB - 3 years - 22.5 mil - avg $7,500,000
Aaron Lynch - Edge - 3 years - 13.5 mil - avg $4,500,000
Shane Ray - Edge - 3 years - 12.5 mil - avg $4,170,000
Roger Saffold - RG - 3 years - 24 mil - avg $8,000,000

Leaves about $8,000,000 for in season emergency.

Would go BPA in draft but look at adding FS, TE, OT, and Edge with upside but not in the first round unless the obvious BPA fell into our lap.

Would also possibly look at bringing in a vet QB to back up Rodgers. Maybe Fitzpatrick?