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What to do with Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by JoshuaRHuffman, Feb 28, 2013.

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What Should Packers Do With Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley?

  1. Tag Jennings ($10.36M), Keep Finley ($8.25M)

    11.1%
  2. Tag Jennings ($10.36M), Release Finley

    5.6%
  3. Don't Tag Jennings, Keep Finley ($8.25M)

    44.4%
  4. Don't Tag Jennings, Release Finley

    38.9%
  1. JoshuaRHuffman

    JoshuaRHuffman Cheesehead

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    Interested to see what the consensus is with Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley.

    Now that we know Finley won't re-do his contract for less money, Packers can save $8.25M if they cut him by Mar. 27.

    Jennings is an unrestricted free agent. If they use the franchise tag on him, he's projected to receive $10.36M.

    The Packers already freed nearly $14 million in cap space when they released Charles Woodson and Jeff Saturday. They may want to free up more if they complete contracts for Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews this off-season. Don't forget about a defensive lineman (e.g. Cullen Jenkins or Chris Canty).

    Keep both? Keep one or the other? Keep neither?

    EDIT: Should've put trade "Release or Trade Finley" on those options.
     
  2. El Guapo

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    It's more than just Rodgers and Matthews, which are ENORMOUS contracts to extend. They likely will want to extend the contracts of both Sam Shields and EDS (assuming he will be our starting center). If the Packers are to sign some mid-level free agents, the current modus operandi, they'll need some of that extra money for a Canty, Francois, Jenkins, etc... Don't forget the rookie salaries as well.
     
  3. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

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    Wow another Finley and Greg Jennings thread.
     
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  4. JoshuaRHuffman

    JoshuaRHuffman Cheesehead

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    We'll I didn't know if it fit in the Greg Jennings talk thread or that other J-Mike thread since it's about both players... so I created a voting poll for it.
     
  5. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

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    I just think it's funny. The ones who are interested can have at it. Not trying to kill your thread. :tup:
     
  6. texaspackerbacker

    texaspackerbacker Cheesehead

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    I voted for the neither, but I'd like to keep Finley for a cap-friendly re-structured deal. Ditto that for Jennings, although I very much doubt that would be possible given probable demand for him elsewhere.
     
  7. HardRightEdge

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    How about "don't tag Jennings, renegotiate Finley"?
     
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  8. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    I'd keep Finley for 1 more year so we don't have a void at the Te position. Draft his successor in this draft and give him a year to develop.
     
  9. ivo610

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  11. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    So how do you renegotiate a 1 year contract when the guy won't take a pay cut?
     
  12. HardRightEdge

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    See "Re-sign Jerdroppal Paddlehands" thread, post #20.

    Or, to quote Finley from your link, "Maybe I'd restructure if it's a deal that I like and it makes sense...."
     
  13. ivo610

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    You should have just said you wanted to give him am extension/new contract
     
  14. HardRightEdge

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    No...what I proposed is new deal that replaces his 2013 contract with a new multi-year deal..that's a renegotiation. Mr. Finley used the correct term in your link.

    By whatever term you prefer to use, it's not an option in this poll.
     
  15. JoshuaRHuffman

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    Well if the reports of the front office wanting to release him after the 2012-13 season were to be believed (those came out mid-December), it's hard to see them suddenly wanting to get into a longer marriage with him.

    But if he's willing to sign another contract where he gets very little guaranteed money before late March... I guess it's possible.
     
  16. HardRightEdge

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    Actually, a more recent rumor says TT and MM would like to keep Finley while the pro personnel team (Eliot Wolf? pro scouts?) think we should dump him.

    Finley says in one breath he'd consider a renegotiation. Then, as if catching himself giving away a negotiating position, says he probably wouldn't.

    Who knows. It looks like 50/50 stay or go.
     
  17. HardRightEdge

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    Reports are circulating that the Packers have had ongoing contact with Jennings.

    So another possibility should be left open: sign Jennings, release Finley. I doubt it will happen, but if the price is right....

    Even at a sharply reduced cost for Jennings (relative to his reported asking price), Finley is not likely to be affordable.
     
  18. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    ^ that would be nice for 2 reasons 1) retain a damn good WR and 2) jennings sister, hows that humble pie taste now ya loud mouth B*TCH !!!!!
     
  19. rodell330

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    TAG Jenning's!!! i've said this over and over.
     
  20. HardRightEdge

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    That ship sailed over a week ago. I cannot help but think Jennings would just be taking Cobb's targets.
     
  21. ivo610

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    He isn't worth anything near the tag IMO.
     
  22. HardRightEdge

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    The tag deadline passed already...March 4 I believe.
     
  23. ivo610

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    Yeah, I don't think it was ever a serious possibility
     
  24. HardRightEdge

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    No, it wasn't, once Cobb demonstrated he could be a 100 yard guy running Jennings routes out of the slot.
     
  25. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Lock them both in Jennings' For Sale house and burn it to the ground so they never play for another team. That's the real way you fire somebody! [/Absurdity]
     

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