While some NFL teams got busy re-signing some of their key players on Tuesday following the start of the league's free agent negotiation period, the Green Bay Packers have remained quiet. The only notable news out of 1265 Lombardi Avenue was the offers of exclusive-rights free agent tenders to three key first- or second-year players.
Meanwhile, a trio of tight ends just went off the market, all re-signing with their old teams: Arizona brought back Jermaine Gresham while the Colts locked up Jack Doyle and Washington kept Vernon Davis around. All of that serves to likely inflate the price tags for the tight ends who do hit the market on Thursday, including one Jared Cook. With these three players all reportedly getting deals in the $5-7 million per range, it's a good bet that Cook's market will be similar.
Meanwhile, there will be plenty of additional news and reports throughout the rest of this week, so keep your browsers locked on our free agency tracker and enjoy today's Cheese Curds below!
Tailgate Tour one month away; Tickets still available | Packers.com
Northern Wisconsin residents (and even those in the UP): check your schedules, because the Packers will likely be coming somewhere near you in early April.
Young Kenny Clark will have to grow up quickly for Packers' defense - ESPN
By the end of last season, Clark had already begun to usurp Letroy Guion as the Packers' second defensive lineman (next to Mike Daniels). Now, with Guion on suspension and no guarantee to return afterwards, Clark will be in for an even bigger role to start his second season.
Green and Bold: What Is the Market for Micah Hyde? | Cheesehead TV
As we've broken down ad nauseum, nobody knows. Nobody except for Hyde's agent, that is, who presumably has been making plenty of phone calls to see what teams are interested in offering the versatile defensive back.
Raiders, Seahawks atop Adrian Peterson's wish list - NFL.com
I'm actually glad to see that the Packers aren't on that list. I'm not surprised, but just pleased.
10 veteran free agents worth 1-year deals | PFF
Re-signing Julius Peppers or bringing in Dwight Freeney for a one-year band-aid could be just what the doctor ordered if the Packers end up being unable to re-sign Nick Perry.
40 takeaways from the NFL Combine - SBNation.com
Dan Kadar breaks down a handful of items, including Malik McDowell's interviews, the quarterback rankings, and the tight end performances.