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Packers Morning Buzz: No extension coming soon for defensive tackle Kenny Clark

Stu Courtney
Packers News
Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark (97) pressures Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) in the first half during their NFC divisional round playoff football game Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

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 Bill Huber of SI.com writing that Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark will get his expected huge pay day, but that it won't be forthcoming anytime in the near future.

Huber writes:

The San Francisco 49ers traded defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick, with the Colts quickly signing Buckner to a contract extension worth a reported $21 million per season.

That means it wasn’t only a good day for Buckner but for Green Bay Packers standout Kenny Clark.

Buckner and Clark were first-round picks in 2016, with Buckner being the seventh pick of the draft and Clark the 27th. Both players were set to play the 2020 season under their fifth-year option. Buckner’s contract extension sheds some light on Clark’s future deal. That future deal isn’t coming anytime soon, though. A source said that won’t be coming until after free agency.

You can read the entire story here:

The Niners' defense won't be as daunting without Buckner:

Pete Dougherty says the Packers took a step back in order to go forward:

Blake Martinez is bound for the Big Apple:

The Packers signed an apparent replacement for Martinez (and at a lower price):

And they followed that up by signing a lower-cost alternative to right tackle Bryan Bulaga:

The Packers decided against throwing big money at tight end Austin Hooper:

Speaking of tight ends:

The Bears seem to collect them:

Forget about going out to watch OTA practices this year:

Amari Cooper got a rich deal to remain with the Cowboys:

Former Packers receiver Randall Cobb is leaving the Cowboys for a Texans team suddenly without DeAndre Hopkins:

Scratch one potential Packers linebacker:

The Bears might have found their antidote to Mitch Trubisky:

Pro Football Focus would project Bridgewater to win the starting nod in that scenario:

And then again, they could go another way:

Packers nemesis Stefon Diggs is shuffling off to Buffalo:

This is your (seemingly) daily Taysom Hill update:

For those who like to play tag:

And finally .... a little Monday morning levity: