Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thompson unlikely to make any big signings this offseason

In an article recently published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Packers GM Ted Thompson, like he does every year, basically said that, unless somebody begs the Pack to sign him, he won't make any big free agent acquisitions this offseason. 

"If an opportunity presents itself and it helps us be better, then yes," Thompson said. "But I think doing it for the sake of doing it is a waste of time and energy."

So yea, there it is again Packers fans. I wish it wasn't so, but it is true. This offseason, like every other one since 2006, is gonna suck.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I'm not a big fan of the free agent market, so I agree with his general avoidance of it, but the Packers aren't as disinterested in free agents as it seems. They talk to free agents every year.

Last March, they discussed a three-year deal for Steven Jackson, who eventually signed with the Falcons for a forgettable 2013 season. And then the Packers ended up with Eddie Lacy. They were also in on Greg Jennings.

It could be a tight year for teams in general under the salary cap, so if the Packers continue to do what they have done in the past, they might find a free agent or two that might actually agree to their price.