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Cheese Curds, 2/10: Packers free agent targets and why can't LeRoy Butler get HOF votes?

Why is another safety with lesser numbers getting Hall of Fame consideration over the Packers legend?

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The Green Bay Packers approach the 2016 offseason with plenty of cap space to be flexible in free agency. Of course, that means little regarding whether or not they will be big spenders this offseason, but it is at least a theoretical possibility. In today's cheese curds, we find examinations of the Packers' biggest-name player to be hitting the market this spring as well as one potential free agent target for Ted Thompson.

Meanwhile, the recent Pro Football Hall of Fame elections have one Packers writer frustrated. A certain Packers player has a better resume than one recent Hall Finalist, but for whatever reason this player cannot seem to generate any significant support for the game's highest individual honor. We at Acme Packing Company agree that this is an injustice towards both this player and his position, and hope to someday see him in the running for a bronze bust in Canton.

Packers cornerback Casey Hayward prepared to hit the free-agent market - ESPN
At this point, it would be a bit of a surprise to see Hayward return to the Packers. We'll examine his situation a little more when we break down the Packers' cornerbacks on Thursday.

Trevathan might be the 1 free agent that makes sense for Packers |
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan has been an extremely productive linebacker during his two years as a starter, and the former 6th-round pick is effective both in coverage and run support.

Cap-healthy Packers have decisions to make |
The balance between long-term health of the franchises finances and short-term success is always a critical one, and one could argue that Ted Thompson has sometimes ignored the latter in favor of the former.

Why isn't ex-Packers safety LeRoy Butler in Pro Football Hall of Fame discussion? |
Preach, Tom Oates! Steve Atwater was a Finalist this year, but Butler was not even a semifinalist despite far better statistics in careers that spanned similar lengths.

Cam Newton defends himself: 'You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser' -
Newton channeled his inner Vince Lombardi with that quote, which helped to explain his reactions immediately following Sunday's game.