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Cheese Curds, 3/16: Packers still have work to do at cornerback

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Herb Waters’ return is nice, but Brian Gutekunst still needs to add talent at the position.

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The Green Bay Packers have added a receiving weapon to their offense and signed a potential difference-maker for the front seven in the opening days of free agency. However, the trade of Damarious Randall to the Browns exacerbated the concerns over the cornerback position, and the team has yet to address that spot by bringing in any players from outside the organization.

The team did make one roster move at the position on Thursday, but it was to bring back a player from the 2017 roster who had some medical concerns. Meanwhile, the scouting department is back at it looking at draft prospects, attending the Pro Day of an FCS cornerback who shows significant promise.

That’s not to say the team isn’t trying to land a free agent corner. The Packers have reportedly been in the market for a few of the top options, including Trumaine Johnson and Bashaud Breeland, who signed with the Jets and Panthers respectively, as well as Rashaan Melvin, who remains unsigned. However, Melvin is being wooed by other teams as well, and the Packers could miss out on him as well.

Here is today’s Packers news to get you going for the day.

Five things to know about DeShone Kizer | Packers.com
Some of Kizer's positives include his youth -- he was just 21 throughout his rookie season in 2017 -- and his rushing ability, which he showed off with over 400 yards on the ground.

Randall Cobb expected to remain in Packers' post-Jordy Nelson plans - ESPN
The release of Nelson does not affect Cobb, at least not according to Brian Gutekunst. Meanwhile, congratulations to Cobb on the recent announcement from him and his wife that they are expecting their first child!

Report: Packers showing interest in small-school CB | Packers Wire
Keep an eye on Portland State cornerback Chris Seisay, who transferred from Oregon and passed all of the Packers' testing thresholds at his Pro Day on Thursday.

2018 NFL free agency: 5 of the worst moves so far - SBNation.com
Not surprisingly, the Cardinals' release of Tyrann Mathieu and signing of Sam Bradford show up on this list.

Green Bay Packers keeping Herb Waters in the mix at cornerback | Packersnews.com
The Packers did not offer Waters a league-minimum exclusive-rights tender, but that apparently was a medical decision; they signed Waters on Thursday after checking out his injured shoulder.

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson dies at 90 - NFL.com
Benson passed away on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy in the bayou that involved buying the Saints not out of a love of football but for the sake of his home state of Louisiana.

Cornerback Rashaan Melvin visiting Raiders on Friday – ProFootballTalk
Melvin will be in Oakland today to meet with Reggie McKenzie and company. If he signs, that would take yet another option off the table for the Packers at the position.

Green Bay Packers keeping Herb Waters in the mix at cornerback | Packersnews.com
The Packers did not offer Waters a league-minimum exclusive-rights tender, but that apparently was a medical decision; they signed Waters on Thursday after checking out his injured shoulder.

Report: Packers showing interest in small-school CB | Packers Wire
Keep an eye on Portland State cornerback Chris Seisay, who transferred from Oregon and passed all of the Packers' testing thresholds at his Pro Day on Thursday.

Five things to know about DeShone Kizer | Packers.com
Some of Kizer's positives include his youth -- he was just 21 throughout his rookie season in 2017 -- and his rushing ability, which he showed off with over 400 yards on the ground.

Randall Cobb expected to remain in Packers' post-Jordy Nelson plans - ESPN
The release of Nelson does not affect Cobb, at least not according to Brian Gutekunst. Meanwhile, congratulations to Cobb on the recent announcement from him and his wife that they are expecting their first child!

2018 NFL free agency: 5 of the worst moves so far - SBNation.com
Not surprisingly, the Cardinals' release of Tyrann Mathieu and signing of Sam Bradford show up on this list.

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson dies at 90 - NFL.com
Benson passed away on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy in the bayou that involved buying the Saints not out of a love of football but for the sake of his home state of Louisiana.