The Packers don't appear to be pursuing the top safety in free agency, Washington's LaRon Landry. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the four teams after Landry are Philadelphia, Detroit, New England and the New York Jets. The Packers' decision not to pursue Landry could mean one of two things. Either, they still think there's a decent chance safety Nick Collins will be able to continue his career, or they don't want to get in a bidding war with multiple teams early in free agency, especially for a player who has had Achilles' tendon problems the last two seasons. Landry missed eight games last season, including the final three while on injured reserve, because of problems with his Achilles. He opted not to have surgery. Collins injured his neck in Week 2 last year and missed the rest of the season after having fusion surgery on a disc in his neck. Collins is expected to meet with his surgeon later this month to determine if he can continue playing, though coach Mike McCarthy hasn't sounded particularly optimistic about Collins' return.
Packers not in chase for S Landry
Nov. 6, 2013
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