In the NFLs news cycle, yesterday's headlines were dominated by talk about the Franchise Tag deadline. As you know by now, the Packers were among 26 NFL teams who did not tag any of their players, meaning Sam Shields is going to be a free agent barring some unexpected contract extension between now and next Tuesday.
If he leaves, the Packers suddenly will have a big hole in the secondary, and we have one article in today's curds that looks at what their alternate options might be. We also have much less important things today, like how many Monster HDMI cables you can buy and stay under the NFL's salary cap.
Packers education program teaches football basics, safety - Packers.com
This is a cool idea, reaching out to kids to teach them about the sport, the organization, and their general safety both on and off the playing field.
Cornerback Becomes First-Round Possibility if Shields Leaves | Cheesehead TV
This is the same thing I've been thinking for a week now. If he's gone, Gilbert or Dennard would be great to step in on the outside in the nickel and dime packages as Casey Hayward moves into the slot.
Jones Realistic about Free-Agent Options - ESPN Wisconsin
The article talks about how realistic he is about the possibility of returning to Green Bay; it says nothing about what sort of deal it will take to sign him.
The Green Bay Packers Are At A Fork In The Road | AllGreenBayPackers.Com
Here's an opinion piece looking at what moves Ted Thompson and company should make in the coming weeks.
Better things to do with $133 million - SBNation.com
My favorite is 15 million pairs of Jim Harbaugh's khakis.