Note to Green Bay Packers: Here Are the Top Free Agent Safeties

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Ted Thompson

I know, it’s laughable to think the Green Bay Packers would sign a free agent who actually has a chance of contributing. It’s even more laughable to think they would pay someone else’s free agent a lot of money.

You know, a top-tier guy who could actually come in and make a difference.

The last time Ted Thompson did something so crazy was 2006, when he went out and signed Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett. By the way, Woodson, who Thompson cut last offseason had 97 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble playing safety for the Raiders in 2013.

Clearly, the Packers don’t want that kind of production at the safety position.

Anyway, we’re going to pretend for a second that the Green Bay Packers actually operate like the rest of the NFL and, you know, sign a free agent here and there.

Like yesterday, when we looked at the top safeties in the draft, we’re going to look at the top safeties available (as of now) in free agency.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

11 Comments on "Note to Green Bay Packers: Here Are the Top Free Agent Safeties"

  1. Iltarion

    Jesus, is this it?

    Forget these guys.

    Yeah, like Donte Whitner, there are some good strong safeties in there, but strong safety is the only position that Burnett plays at even a mediocre level.

    Packers need a centerfielder type FS. Jarius Byrd and Steve Brown are the only guys that fit that bill. Byrd will be too expensive and Brown is coming off a torn ACL.

    I have four words for this situation- first round draft pick.

  2. K.L.

    We’re not going to get any of these guys. We should just convert Micah Hyde to safety and take a safety in the first round of the draft.

  3. Phatgzus

    Three words, but agreed we need to address this through the draft; I would rather see us draft a D-lineman or one of the few decent ILBs in the first or trade down and then draft 1 or 2 safeties in the 2nd.

  4. Tucson Packer

    My gut says that in the first round we will draft a WR, or maybe a guy who played ILB in college and high school to a safety spot. Why not!?

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