Davante Adams is deadly on in-breaking routes. That is a refrain that we have said here at Acme Packing Company for the entire second half of the 2016 season, as Adams really started to find his success on slants and digs this year. This weekend, the Green Bay Packers' receiver earned some well-deserved recognition for his work on those routes, and his teammate Jordy Nelson was mentioned as well.
Meanwhile, we have our first estimate of Eddie Lacy's potential contract value from someone with inside knowledge of the free agent market. As you'll see in today's Cheese Curds below, it is a pretty reasonable value, and should make it a strong likelihood that he could return to Green Bay next season.
Is Lacy still worth the weight? | Packersnews.com
Pete Dougherty's source - an agent familiar with the running back market - says that Eddie Lacy would likely get a deal worth about $2 million plus heavy incentives. If that's what it would take to get Lacy back in Green Bay, Ted Thompson should jump for joy to do it.
Jayrone Elliott gave back in a big way in 2016 | Packers.com
There's a good reason that Elliott was the Packers' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award - he has been a constant presence in the community, supporting children's charities and giving back now that his dream has come true.
The league's best receivers for each type of route | PFF
The Packers get two honorable mentions in this breakdown, with Davante Adams earning recognition for his work on slants and Jordy Nelson being mentioned for his in and out routes.
Tom Brady's lost jersey could just be in the team's equipment truck - SBNation.com
Wait, what? Good lord. That would be quite the silly turn of events.
Brett Favre, like Tom Brady, is missing his Super Bowl jersey - ESPN
Fun - apparently Favre has no clue where his jersey from Super Bowl XXXI is, either.
Phillips switching Rams' base defense to 3-4 scheme - NFL.com
Wade Phillips has coached a 3-4 defense almost exclusively, so it should be no surprise that he's changing the Rams' D over to that alignment. Aaron Donald should make quite a 3-technique end in a 3-4.
Takkarist McKinley suggests the Browns ‘make Takkarist McKinley the No. 1 pick’ - SBNation.com
This is a hilarious tweet from a player who has been repeatedly projected to go to the Packers at 29. It comes in response to linebacker Myles Garrett imploring the Cowboys to trade up to number one to pick him.