GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 15: Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants makes a 37 yard touchdown catch with time running out in the second quarter against Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The secondary of the Green Bay Packers has made some news over Monday. It's not a pretty sight, but the defensive backfield has to be talked about at some point.
Woodson due $4 million roster bonus in April - JSOnline. He isn't going anywhere. He's asked to do anything and everything (the toughest coverage assignments, play in zone, blitz the quarterback, play in run support) at any given time. He's no bargain, but they can't ask him to take a pay cut or release him.
Nick Collins awaiting word on his future - NFC North Blog - ESPN. I remain pessimistic about his NFL future. While the Packers do have a heart, this is a business. He has a huge base salary and cap figure, and they're not going to pay him unless they're sure he's returning to full-strength.
Packersnews.com | Green Bay Packers | Insiders Blog " Jarrett Bush not certain about his future. The coaches have a man crush for him, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him back next season. However, another team might be tempted to pay him too much as a nickel back. Would anyone here be disappointed if he left?
They drafted Davon House last year, so they do have some young talent in the pipeline. But they may need to replace two prominent roles (starting safety and dime CB) and it wouldn't hurt to have a cornerback to push Sam Shields.
Is this the year they have to take a splurge in free agency? How high should they prioritize a defensive back in the draft? Isn't the defensive line a bigger area of need?