Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 11, 2014

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Everything hits the fan at 3 PM Central Time today.

It's nothing but Free Agency news and rumors in today's cheese curds. We have discussion about the player the Packers have already re-signed, a couple of players they missed out on, the guy who is probably their top priority at this point, and a star who will be hitting the open market in the next day or so.

Keep an eye out for our free agency primer later today, and let's enjoy the ride!

What NFL personnel people said about Sam Shields - JSOnline
It certainly appears that Shields got more than most scouts were expecting.

Report: Dietrich-Smith might sign with Giants | Packersnews
Here's your annual reminder to not believe everything (anything?) you read during the legal tampering period.

Green Bay Packers had visit scheduled with Red Bryant - ESPN
Well, at least we know that Ted Thompson was seriously interested in Bryant, enough so to schedule a meeting with him two days ago. Unfortunately, he signed in Jacksonville before ever getting on his flight to Austin Straubel Airport.

Bucs reportedly to release Darrelle Revis - Bucs Nation
Whaaaaat? The good news for the Buccaneers is that none of Revis' contract is guaranteed, so they aren't on the hook for any dead money.

Tundra Vision: Shields Signing Misses The Mark | Cheesehead TV
Here's a reminder that Shields' contract is ripe for a release or restructure after 2015, and the possibility of him playing under the $12 million-plus cap number in 2016 and 17 is unlikely.

2014 NFL mock draft: Teaming up for three rounds - SBNation.com
This mock from the eve of free agency projects the Packers to take NT Louis Nix, OLB Kyle Van Noy, and ILB Yawin Smallwood.

Louis Delmas agrees to deal with Dolphins, according to report - Pride Of Detroit
Well, that's one more veteran safety off the market.

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