Packers Morning Buzz: Quantity over big-name quality in free agency?
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with ESPN asking their NFL beat writers how active they expect their team to be in 2019 free agency, which officially begins March 13 at 3 p.m. CST.
Here's what Rob Demovsky foresees for the Packers:
The Packers don't have many of their own free agents who are must-sign players, so that gives GM Brian Gutekunst even more freedom with his $35 million in cap space. The question is, does he make one big signing or a handful of lower-priced moves? In his first offseason as GM last year, he went the midlevel free-agent route with Jimmy Graham ($10 million per year), Muhammad Wilkerson ($5 million) and Tramon Williams ($5 million). Given the multitude of holes on his roster, perhaps he'd go for quantity once again.
You can find out how active the other 31 teams are expected to be here:
Jim Owczarski speaks with Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison, who's ready to get back into his "groove":
The Packers Wire looks at 10 potential Green Bay targets who dazzled at the combine:
Peter Schrager of "Good Morning Football" likens Iowa tight end prospect Noah Fant to a young Jimmy Graham:
Meanwhile at "GMFB," Bart Scott thinks Antonio Brown would be a good fit for Green Bay. Problem is, he has the Packers acquiring Brown in exchange for a first-round pick and receiver Randall Cobb (who, unfortunately for this scenario, is a soon-to-be free agent):
With the Chiefs switching to a 4-3 defense, could Dee Ford somehow wind up reunited with former position coach (and new Packers outside linebackers coach) Mike Smith in Green Bay?
And Ford likely isn't the only Chiefs pass rusher who will soon be available:
What went wrong for Green Bay in 2018? Let's count the ways:
Could a safety the caliber of Landon Collins become available in free agency?
Peter Bukowski of Acme Packing Co. reviews the Packers' potential edge-rush targets:
And finally .... warm thoughts during an endless winter: