We've had more than a full week go by in free agency now, and the Packers remain the only team in the NFL to not sign a player from a different team. If you're worried about the cornerback position in light of that fact, you're not alone. But know that the two departing players, Davon House and Tramon Williams, got huge deals elsewhere.
In fact, we learned this morning (thanks to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post) that Tramon Williams got over $10 million guaranteed from the Browns - including his next two years' base salaries. That's more than the total value of the contract that the Packers offered Williams for two years. All in all, the opportunity cost of signing him was just too high.
Regarding Williams, however, he and his position are a focus of today's curds, which also features some random tidbits like Aaron Rodgers photobombs and a wide receiver's 360 dunk. Enjoy!
Former Packers TE Tom Crabtree: 'If I misplace something, is it because of football?' - JSOnline
The Crab discusses Chris Borland's decision to retire, his own health issues, and the discussions that take place with other players regarding the possibility of brain injury.
Thompson suddenly scrambling at cornerback | Packersnews.com
It's not even so much the top-end talent that concerns me, it's the lack of depth at the position and the knowledge that one bad injury could send the defense into a tailspin.
'A new chapter begins' | ESPN Wisconsin
At one time before the 2010 season, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said that Tramon Williams was a better pure cover corner than either Al Harris or the reigning Defensive Player of the year, Charles Woodson. At least for that season, he was absolutely right.
Oddsmaker likes Green Bay Packers' free-agency moves - ESPN
Who needs free agent signings? The Packers odds to win Super Bowl 50 have gone from 8:1 a month ago to 7:1 now.
2013 Packers Captains Photos | Packers.com
Has it jumped the shark when even the Packers' official website is posting a gallery of Aaron Rodgers' best photobombs? Naaahhhhh.
Why would Michael Bennett seek a trade from the Seahawks? - SBNation.com
There was a rumor swirling yesterday that the defensive end had decided he wanted out from Seattle. Here's why it does and doesn't make sense.
The NFL thinks Roger Goodell's position is more dignified than the presidency - SBNation.com
Why would anyone ever accuse the NFL of being humorless? Oh wait, that's right. Because that's exactly what the league is.
Finally, we close with this impressive display of athleticism from the 6'1" Packers wideout, Davante Adams:
No wonder he has no trouble with the Lambeau Leap.