As we all expected the Packers didn’t make a big splash in free agency’s first two days, only signing kicker Mason Crosby and a bunch of un-drafted rookie free agents. With 90 man rosters in training camp this year teams will need plenty of fodder.
I really like that they kept Crosby. He may not be a superstar but he’s no doorknob either. He has missed a few clutch kicks but coach McCarthy isn’t afraid to run him out there from 60 in. You are going to miss a few when you are trying that many bombs, he did make a 56-yarder though last year in Washington.
Besides that, there simply aren’t many good kickers left anymore. Teams are cutting them left and right. You can’t throw a dead cat out the window and not hit a recycled kicker. If Crosby plays out his deal it would make ten years with one team, unheard of in this league. The Packers have done well with place-kickers recently, prior to Crosby Ryan Longwell kicked 9 years in Titletown.
The Packers will be losing guard Daryn Colledge for sure, probably to the Cardinals according to JS Online. That doesn’t surprise me but I wouldn’t have minded keeping him. The Packers do have some depth on the o-line for change, so they should absorb that loss with little problem.
Tomorrow we will see the official cut list of teams which could make Friday even more crazy. NFL Network is on 24-7 these days. Love it.
Hopefully I will have some pictures from the Packers’ Shareholders meeting up tomorrow night. My first meeting as a World Champion. This is going to be fun.