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Major OFFENSIVE player a Packer?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by retiredgrampa, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. retiredgrampa

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    New Offensive player to be added?

    I just read on another forum that George Koonce ended an interview he gave on leaving the Packers that the Pack isn't finished w/FA. He refused to name names but he DID say it was for the Offense. Of course, Larry Johnson's name will be brought up but I believe his wanting Tomlinson money rules him out. Michael Turner may be an option but would be a one year fix unless TT gives him a hefty contract up front. So I'm going to guess that we trade w/Oakland for their TE whose name (I believe) is Thornton. Don't quote me on the name because I might well be confusing him w/another guy. But I do recall the Packers were interested in this TE earlier this year. And TE is DEFINITELY an area of need and we have plenty of cap space to pay him. So that's my guess. I'll be interested in other's ideas.
     
  2. retiredgrampa

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    My apologies...Courtney Anderson is the name of the TE.
     
  3. all about da packers

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    New Offensive player to be added?

    Interesting tidbit.

    I too think if it's someone, it'll be at the TE position. Every other position on O, we've got youngsters that have shown some production, or rookies that have expectations to contribute.

    At TE, we are really thin when it comes to proven players that can still play, or youngsters expected to contribute something.

    I wonder though, will Ted actually trade? I think him signing someone is a better bet than him trading, because I get the feeling that he values draft picks a great deal. Problem is, I don't know of any decent player in Free Agency that would be a meaningful addition to our roster.

    But to be honest, I'm not going to get my hopes up. At this point in time, I've pretty much resigned myself to believing we won't get anyone else in FA this year.

    Or next year. (I kid, I kid... I think. :-? )
     
  4. cheesey

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    Well, though it's true he probably had inside info, that doesn't mean for certain that anything will get done. They might be going after someone, but it might fall through.
    If it happens, it happens. THEN i will get excited.
     
  5. Lare

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    NFL teams can sign offensive free agents now?!?!

    When did they change that rule?!?!



    :beersign:
     
  6. longtimefan

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    According to George Koonce that is...

    He was on 1250 am sports radio from Milwaukee for an interview..

    He said before he left ( the Packers for the Marquette job) he did some checking and said he EXPECTS a BIG TIME OFFENSIVE player to come to Green Bay...
     
  7. packerfan1245

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    In Free agency or trade?
     
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    He said something to the fact.......

    FA isnt over yet for the Packers..


    Then went on to say he expects a big time player to come to GB...


    Please dpont beat me up over this, just saying what I heard a Packer person who knows what goes on behind close doors said on THE AIR
     
  9. packerfan1245

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    Well who is a great offensive FA still on the market?
     
  10. PWT36

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    With around $10m under the Salary cap this year, anything is possible yet this year-- trade or Free Agent. According to few of these posters on packerforum, Packer GM Ted Thompson would never do anything like that. Would he?
    Remember Thompson signed Free Agents- Charles Woodson in '06 and Ryan Pickett in '05.
     
  11. Packerfanforever

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    I'm stil hoping for Michael Turner, but I know that's not gonna happen!
     
  12. Yared-Yam

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    How many blows to the head has Koonce taken in his career?

    Too many.
     
  13. PackFanInSC

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    Koonce was playing when Culpepper was a major player, right??? :thumbsup:
     
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    Larry Johnson. doubtful but 1% chance possible
     
  15. Zero2Cool

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    I wouldn't bank on this happening. We have between 10-11 million in cap space and nearly half of that is going to be taken up by the rookies. So we have about 5 million remaining.
     
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    Could this have been...Randy Moss? How recently did he say this?
     
  17. rabidgopher04

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    New Offensive player to be added?

    You can sign someone who is not on a team at any time of the year.
     
  18. steveGB

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    Or could it be eric moulds?

    Hes about the only big name offensive player in free agency
     
  19. Zombieslayer

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    If anyone is interested, here are his stats:

    Courtney Anderson
    Tight End
    Ht/Wt: 6-7, 270
    Born: 11/19/1980
    College: San Jose State
    Drafted: round 7


    +-------------------------+
    | Receiving |
    +----------+-----+-------------------------+
    | Year TM | G | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
    +----------+-----+-------------------------+
    | 2004 oak | 9 | 13 175 13.5 1 |
    | 2005 oak | 14 | 24 303 12.6 3 |
    | 2006 oak | 16 | 25 285 11.4 2 |
    +----------+-----+-------------------------+
    | TOTAL | 39 | 62 763 12.3 6 |
    +----------+-----+-------------------------+

    I have heard nothing, but I just wanted to see his statistics.
     
  20. cyoung

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    Not to bad, he's no Antonio Gates, but he could replace David Martin.
     
  21. longtimefan

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    I have posted this guys before, and he is pretty accurate

    http://www.flex.com/~deeph2o/CapPage.htm


    He claims we have $15 mill
     
  23. Zero2Cool

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    Yea he probably knows more than the chumps over at the Press-Gazette newspaper.
     
  25. longtimefan

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    Re: New Offensive player to be added?

    You are correct..I thought the date was SUNDAY on this post, so sorry for the confusion
     

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