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

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Jairus Byrd
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Jairus Byrd

Jairus Byrd, Buffalo (6-0, 205)
48 tackles, 4 INTs, 1 sack, 1 FF

Byrd has been in the league five years and he’s been a Pro Bowler for three of them. Although his 2013 stat line might not look terribly impressive, he compiled those stats in 11 games. Byrd has 22 career interceptions. He’s returned two of them for touchdowns. Byrd can tackle and he can cover, something we’re not sure any of the Packers safeties can do. Byrd is going to command top dollar if he reaches free agency, so unfortunately, there’s probably zero chance of the Packers signing him.

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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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