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Free Agency: TE's

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Poppa San, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Even though TT rarely dabbles as of today
    http://nfltraderumors.co/2016-nfl-free-agents-list/
    Player; Position Age 2015 Team Note

    Jermaine Gresham TE 28 ARI
    Tony Moeaki TE 29 ATL
    Allen Reisner TE 27 BAL RFA
    Chase Ford TE 26 BAL RFA
    MarQueis Gray TE 26 BUF RFA
    Rob Housler TE 28 CHI
    Zach Miller TE 31 CHI
    James Hanna TE 27 DAL
    Vernon Davis TE 32 DEN
    Bear Pascoe TE 30 DET
    Timothy Wright TE 26 DET RFA
    Andrew Quarless TE 27 GB
    Coby Fleener TE 27 IND
    Dwayne Allen TE 26 IND
    Jack Doyle TE 26 IND RFA
    Clay Harbor TE 29 JAX
    Marcedes Lewis TE 32 JAX
    Brandon Williams TE 28 MIA RFA
    Rhett Ellison TE 27 MIN
    Ben Watson TE 35 NO
    Josh Hill TE 26 NO RFA
    Michael Hoomanawanui TE 28 NO
    Daniel Fells TE 32 NYG
    Larry Donnell TE 27 NYG RFA
    Kellen Davis TE 30 NYJ
    Zach Sudfeld TE 27 NYJ RFA
    Antonio Gates TE 36 SD
    John Phillips TE 29 SD
    Ladarius Green TE 26 SD
    Anthony McCoy TE 28 SEA
    Chase Coffman TE 29 SEA
    Garrett Celek TE 28 SF
    Craig Stevens TE 32 TEN
    Alex Smith TE 34 WAS
    Logan Paulsen TE 29 WAS
     
  2. Ceodore

    Ceodore Cheesehead

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    Nothin here for me except maybe one of the Indy TEs, would rather give RR one more season to put up or shut up.
     
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  3. Vrill

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    I hate to be a downer, but none of those names pop out at me. I'd rather us get a TE in the draft. The TE's on that list are either journeymen, or at the tail ends of their careers.

    I guess maybe Coby Fleener, but meh. Can find some Fleeners in the draft.
     
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  4. TeamTundra

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    The Bears Martelius Bennett isn't a free agent, but there are rumors that
    he maybe cut. He's talented but can be a headache.
     
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  5. C-Lee

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    We're gonna be stuck with RR again.
     
  6. 7thFloorRA

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    ....and RR is going to be stuck in wet cement just like he was every single time he caught a pass this year.
     
  7. 7thFloorRA

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    I think they have to do something big with this position. RR is good at getting open and catching the ball but he could be the most immobile skill position player in the league. I don't see that getting better. Quarless does nothing for me and I don't see why he would return. This team desperately needs a Greg Olsen type to pair up with RR. I am good with using the 1st round pick on that cat from arkansas.
     
  8. G0P4ckG0

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    I would like us to take a serious look at Dwayne Allen. Could probably get him for a decent price and he has yet to reach his fullest potential. However, Indy will likely end up re-signing him.
     
  9. 7thFloorRA

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    Zach Miller and Larry Donnell intrigue me. Donnell had that one game for the ages.
     
  10. jaybadger82

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    RR seems like a great guy. I like his hands but his blocking isn't good. More importantly, he's too damn slow to change directions, much less separate as a receiver.

    TE is thought to be weak in the draft this year but there are FA options on the list above that I like better than RR to attack the middle of the field as a pass-catcher.
     
  11. ThePerfectBeard

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    Initially I was thinking the same thing, but I also haven't seen him play all that much. His 40 is 4.89 though which is RR type speed. Hopefully he has better game speed.
     
  12. ThePerfectBeard

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    This is an unbelievably weak tight end class. Next year is going to be so stacked!
     
  13. NelsonsLongCatch

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    Fleener and Allen are worth a flyer (if either make it to free agency). Both are high draft picks and coming off of their rookie contracts.
     
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    Fleener, Allen or Green would be about the only ones to interest me
     
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    Ladarius Green is the only one out of the group I would be interested in.
     
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    The Queens Rhett Ellison is worth a try.
     
  17. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Given this years class of TE Free Agents and the Packers class of TE's, this might be the one position of need that TT seriously needs to look at the first round (or trade back into the early second round) to improve it. Both Hunter Henry and OJ Howard could be around when the Packers pick 27th and may still be around early in the 2nd. I can see TT accumulating and extra draft pick by trading back into the 5th or 6th pick of the second and trying to grab one of them.
     
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    GB doesn't have a good history with drafting Arkansas players(Ahmad Carroll), but Henry is the real deal. He's a very reliable TE with hands every bit as good as RR, but much quicker and a good blocker. He gets up the field fast, and looks like a WR in his routes. Very high character kid. I'm sure he'll be on GB's board, but I don't know if they will take him in the 1st.
     
  19. Mondio

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    I would like that type of TE, but will that be available to us? I think Quarless is done with this team. It will be interesting to see who is available at draft time. I think RR is valuable, but you can't expect him to get YAC and make big plays, he'll make big catches, just let the route take him to where he needs to get to and then throw him the ball. I do think a full compliment of receivers next year will help open up the space he works in too, but regardless, a 2 yard pass isn't going to go further than 2 yards with him.
     
  20. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Hunter Henry would be my pick. He just seems to be a perfect fit in the GB system. He blocks well and catches the ball well. Not calling him a Gronk, but he has some of the attributes that could make him a long time star in the NFL.

    The report on Henry was that Arkansas did not target him a lot, yet in 13 games he had 51 catches for 739 yards (14.5 yds/catch) and 3 TDS. Those are pretty good numbers for a TE that wasn't targeted much.
     
  21. ThePerfectBeard

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    OJ Howard is going back to school unfortunately. It's really is Hunter or bust and we have to hope Hunter doesn't bust lol. I mean, there could be some surprises at the combine, but this year's class is weak. Next year's class is going to be one of the best in a long time.
     
  22. Patriotplayer90

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    I watched just about every game one of his games, and you're right. First and foremost, that was a running offense. And the QB was incredibly shaky during his career until the second half of this past year. Henry probably had most of his yards and TDs during this time, though there were many times he was wide open and the QB just couldn't get it to him before. Lots of reps as a run blocker in the toughest division in the country, so that's a plus.
     
  23. Patriotplayer90

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    Hunter is as safe a pick as you can make at TE. He's already being predicted to be a 10 year starter and has received comparisons to Greg Olsen. Howard could be better, but he also has a higher probably of being a bust as a high round pick.
     
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  24. ThePerfectBeard

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    Sold, where do I sign?
     
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    I find it funny how "Free Agency" and "Packers" are in the same discussion.
     
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