Well, Aaron Jones is the home-run hitter in the group, but he isn't a surprise. I wouldn't classify Devante Mays as a surprise either, because he was a draft pick. Mays only had one full season in college, and the Packers think he has a lot of upside for a seventh rounder. If I had to guess right now, I'd project all three drafted RBs to make the 53. But it's May, and a lot can change before September.
The obvious precursor -- it's early -- but I think Josh Jones could play immediately as a dime linebacker at the very least. Wouldn't be surprised if he got nickel snaps early either.
Not necessarily, no. The Packers understand injuries railroaded him last season.
I think the Packers have who they're going to have. Their offseason roster is at the maximum 90 players. On paper, the Packers have enough at corner. But they had enough on paper a year ago. It comes down to health and performance.
Definitely an offseason roster spot on a minimum contract. Wouldn't see why not.
No, B.J. Raji said in his statement he was taking a hiatus, which was a weird (if not poor) word choice. People around him told me he was retiring. He's still retired. He will remain retired, as I reported a year ago. As for Mike Neal, I don't know if the PED investigation played any part in the end of his career, but I am sure his ineffectiveness as a pass rusher in 2015 certainly contributed.
Haven't talked to him about it. I'm not sure.
Randall Cobb, Quinten Rollins, Trevor Davis, DeAngelo Yancey and Montay Crockett were the five taking PR reps during Tuesday's open OTA session. As for KR, I'd project Jeff Janis right now.
Could be. Morgan Burnett's contract expires at the end of this season. He'll enter free agency at 29 years old, and the Packers appear to be loaded at strong safety. But the coaching staff really likes Burnett a lot. He's the leader in the secondary, and a solid player. Ultimately, I think Burnett could be the most interesting decision they make next spring.
I didn't catch him in the locker room Tuesday, but I'd have to think that's his biggest focus this offseason. He'll need to in order to become a regular player. As for jumping out in OTAs, you have to wait until the pads come on in training camp to evaluate OLBs.
Too many unanswerable questions to know right now, especially with his health. I think this will be another interesting decision. Remember, they let their starting center walk when Evan Dietrich-Smith signed with Tampa Bay in 2013, so there's a precedent there. But Linsley has always been a good player when healthy. Right now, his market next spring isn't even close to formulating, so it's impossible to project.
I haven't seen any of them run with contact yet, so no.
I certainly agree, Matt, Don Barclay has done more as a football player than any of us. But we're not paid to play football. Ultimately, a job is there for him to win this offseason. He'll have every opportunity to earn it.
I almost guarantee, Pete, you weren't asking that question entering spring 2016. Nobody was. I think this has been pretty well discussed at this point.
I say it before every game. Just ask Aaron Nagler.
I'm not sure about three-TE packages, but I think he'll rotate onto the field and get snaps. The Packers have gone out of their way this offseason to say they have three good TEs, not just two. I haven't heard those rumors about him being unhappy, though I'm sure he noticed the Packers went out and got two tight ends who figure to play more snaps than him. He might benefit from Bennett and Kendricks taking pressure of him and opening up more of the field for his possession-receiving abilities.
Good possibility. If you look at Jordy Nelson's emergence last season, it coincided with the Packers using him more in the slot. I expect that to continue this fall. With his size and route-running savvy, he's awfully good in the middle of the field.
No. He's your starting running back.
Jordy Nelson, Martellus Bennett and Ty Montgomery. Probably in that order.
Considering he's their most athletic sub linebacker, and the Packers are in subpackages more than 80 percent of their snaps, it could end up being quite a bit.
I've never said either of those on social media, or anywhere else, Matt.
Considering the first two players the Packers drafted have the two fastest 40 times on their defense, I think that's a safe bet.
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