We've been talking a lot on here about trading players and acquire picks or depth for the roster. Seems some of the local media have gotten on board too! Bob McGinn of the Journal-Sentinal just wrote about how Breno Giocomni may be on the blocks right now as the Packers now seem to have a few young guys at the tackle positions. He'd be appealing to other teams due to his cheap contract (for 2 more years) and upside he's shown. Its likely he wouldn't fetch more than a seventh rounder though but that is better than nothing! He also talked about how the job at FB is likely for 2 positions and wondered if Quinn Johnson, who played on the sixth snap in the Colts game, was being put on display. I think keeping 3 FBs again this year could be a big mistake...especially since we are talking about having 4 TEs on the roster!
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Capers feels this years Packers have better depth at Safety than we did going into last year.
"I think we’ve got better depth than we did last year," Capers said Tuesday following the final practice of training camp. "I was concerned about our depth last year, and it proved itself out in those first four games when Atari went out in the opener, and we ended up making a roster move after the second game and next thing you know we’ve got a linebacker playing safety."
Regardless, Rob Demovsky speculates that Safety might be another position where we look to waivers to improve this team.
Sam Shields has been practicing all week as our Nickle corner...possibly preparing for the regular season which has to be one of the true underdog stories of the season if it ends up playing out this way. His coach, Joe Whitt said this of Shields:
"One day he's going to be a very, very good player, he's not there yet. He needs to be a good player come the Philly game. He is a great kid."
"It took me awhile to accept it. I was disappointed for a little while," said Pickett. "But after that, I started playing it and started liking it."
He talked about how he enjoys the change and the different responsibilities and is happy to do what he has to do to help the team...what a good guy and a team player! The article reports his first goal is to stop the run, no change from his previous goal, just at a new spot on the line! Our line may end up being the biggest in the league, which should make things tough on RBs around the league.