Morning Buzz: Packers miss out on Robinson, Watkins
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s column looking at why it makes sense for the Packers to be looking at an upgrade at wide receiver.
The Packers have just under $21 million in cap space at the start of free agency, but they have plenty of needs, so that’s not a lot of money to work with. Gutekunst needs to sign a starting cornerback, probably another backup, and a starting tight end. He also could use a bargain fallback starter at right guard and maybe right tackle, and he’s trying to sign former New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, who won’t be cheap.
As we’ve said here before, Nelson and Cobb have played really good football for the Packers for a long time and helped win a lot of games. Both have displayed toughness to go with talent and are guys you want in your locker room.
But to sustain winning in the NFL, you have to move on from feeling loyalty to players you like.
The Packers were connected to some big-name pass catchers Monday:
I chatted with readers late Monday afternoon:
The Packers are still in the mix on Muhammad Wilkerson:
Elsewhere, the Packers reported interest in two free-agent wide receivers didn’t translate into a deal for either one:
Packers fans appear all in on Trumaine Johnson:
Aaron Rodgers has reportedly reached out to Jimmy Graham:
Cory Jennerjohn makes the case for a free-agent defensive tackle:
The Bottom Line looks at Kizer in Green Bay:
Could Aaron Rodgers get a fully guaranteed deal?
Lombardi Ave. looks at five free-agent cornerbacks:
Packer Report has an in depth mock draft:
Clay Matthews helps renovate a house:
Elsewhere around the league, the Packers' biggest rival in the division loses their 2017 starter at QB:
Drew Brees has signed a new deal in New Orleans: