It's rare for Ted Thompson not to get his man. At least, as long as his man played in Green Bay for the past few years. As the premier draft-and-develop team in the NFL, the Packers have just two players on the roster who have played a game for another NFL team: Julius Peppers and Letroy Guion. Ted is able to do this because of his incredible success signing players to second contracts - the deals he signed with Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga are just the latest in that line.
It seems to boil down to this: if Ted wants you back after your rookie deal is up, you end up coming back. Davon House is the exception this year because the cornerback market was so inflated, but the rule generally has held true. However, Sean Richardson might be another exception, as the three-year veteran appears poised to head to Oakland.
We've got a breakdown of that situation and much more in today's curds.
Packers schedule visit with WR Ricky Collins | Packersnews.com
Collins tore up Division II as a member of the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions (a university formerly known as East Texas State). He's not currently projected to be drafted, but Ted Thompson likes to use his official pre-draft visits on potential late-round picks or undrafted free agent signings anyway. While you're at it, check out our updated Packers draft visits page, which now includes this news.
Packer Plus rates the top QB prospects - Winston, Mariota and then the rest | JSOnline
Tyler Dunne breaks down the top ten quarterbacks in the draft, and projects five to go in the first three rounds. Agree or disagree?
Green Bay Packers might let Sean Richardson leave - ESPN
This is just speculation, but it seems highly unlikely that Ted Thompson would pay over $2.5 million for a fourth safety and a special-teamer who rarely sees the field on defense. While not physically imposing, Chris Banjo provides much of the same value at a fraction of that price.
Packers Need To Look At Red Zone Efficiency Late In Season | Cheesehead TV
SCRAP THE KUHN DIVE ON THE GOAL LINE, FOR CRAP'S SAKE.
Execution, not cost, could hold up NFL goal line cameras - SBNation.com
Speaking of the goal line, it's good to hear that the $20-30 million that it would cost to implement this isn't actually the problem for a league whose current TV deals pay it over $27 billion (with a B).
Find the perfect quarterback for your NFL team - SBNation.com
Danny Kelly catches the wind from the rumor mill and puts a handful of quarterbacks right where they belong. Plus, a handy flow chart for determining which QB is the right fit for your team.