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Packers go to plan C in kicker search by-P Dougherty

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PWT36, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

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    Posted Mar. 24, 2006


    Packers go to Plan C in kicker search
















    By Pete Dougherty
    PackersNews.com

    The Green Bay Packers might be embarking on a long, potentially difficult search for a dependable kicker now that the three premier free agents at that position have signed with other teams.

    On Thursday, former Indianapolis kicker Mike Vanderjagt signed a deal believed to average $2 million a year with Dallas, taking the final top-rate kicker off the market.

    Earlier in free agency, the Packers were unable to retain Ryan Longwell, who went to Minnsota for a $2 million-a-year contract and the moderate climate of the Metrodome. Last weekend, the Packers’ lost out to a better contract offer and domed stadium in their pursuit of the game’s best kicker, Adam Vinatieri, who signed with Indianapolis.

    So the field of free-agent kickers has thinned, and the Packers are left to compete for a second-tier free agent or take their chances spending the offseason and training camp trying out untested young kickers, veteran discards and waiting for decent prospects to get cut by other teams during training camp.

    The top remaining kickers in free agency are Paul Edinger, who was with Minnesota last year, and Todd Peterson, who was with Atlanta. Peterson made 23 of 25 field goals last year and is a free agent, but his range is so limited, he probably isn’t a candidate for the Packers’ job. The Packers have interest in Edinger, who already has visited New England.

    But after missing out on Vinatieri with a contract offer worth a little more than $2 million a year, General Manager Ted Thompson doesn’t appear inclined to get in a bidding war for any remaining kickers. So if the Packers don’t sign Edinger, there’s no telling how many kickers they’ll have to go through or whether they’ll be able to find a competent replacement for Longwell, who consistently put points on the board for the Packers in all weather conditions from 1997 through last year.

    “It’s my understanding (Vinatieri) liked Green Bay when he visited here,â€
     
  2. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    Boy..

    TT really screwed this one up..didn't he people...??

    (And you know this f*** up is going to end up biting the Pack in the *** all year...)

    Showing some real competence there....TT...thata boy....

    (I don't know what this guy has done to deserve the unquestioning, undying allegiance that some of you have for him....i don't see it..)
     
  3. Heatherthepackgirl

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    I dont get it. We sure have the money this year for some GREAT players, TT needs to get off his behind..
     
  4. MajicMan

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    SI mentioned Josh Brown...That would make me real happy.

    Edinger, Cundiff...Oh my God no.

    I really would rather draft a kicker then go with this slop.
     
  5. WinnipegPackFan

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    I think we can all remember this kick :

    “Somebody said he missed some kicks last year,â€
     

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