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(Pro Football Talk)   Jimmy Graham set to sign with the Packers just weeks after Billy signed with the Saints   ( profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2018-03-13 05:26:32 PM  
And they're going to release Jordy Nelson.
 
2018-03-13 05:30:13 PM  
This seems like a lateral/negative move.  Jordy is a great threat in the redzone, which is what Jimmy Graham is best for at this point.  Might get us a bit more cap space.
 
2018-03-13 05:47:20 PM  
Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...
 
2018-03-13 06:01:22 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...


He's a white receiver. He's going to New England.
 
2018-03-13 06:09:55 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...


And then blow a hammy in 10... 9... 8...
 
2018-03-13 06:12:11 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...


Cousins with Diggs, Thielen, Nelson and Rudolph? Yikes.
 
2018-03-13 06:13:13 PM  
Genius headline!
 
2018-03-13 06:15:20 PM  

kronicfeld: ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...

Cousins with Diggs, Thielen, Nelson and Rudolph? Yikes.


Eh, Vikes are about to break the bank on Cousins and they're already set at receiver. Unless Jordy comes very cheap he's not getting signed by the Vikings.
 
2018-03-13 06:24:51 PM  
If Billy had actually signed with the Saints, then I'm pretty sure he would've been cut when did didn't pass the physical.
 
2018-03-13 06:27:32 PM  

rickythepenguin: Genius headline!


Yeah it's pretty damm solid
 
2018-03-13 06:27:43 PM  
Best headline of the week, am I right folks!

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2018-03-13 06:28:46 PM  

martissimo: rickythepenguin: Genius headline!

Yeah it's pretty damm solid


aw shucks. Thanks guys.
 
2018-03-13 06:35:07 PM  
Looks like Erin Rogers is gettin' a new beard.
 
2018-03-13 06:39:26 PM  
Wait, since when do the Packers sign free agents?
 
2018-03-13 06:40:20 PM  
The Packers certainly have been working hard on finding a tight end through the free agent market -- Jared Cook, Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks, now Graham.

Graham's time in Seattle wasn't as much of a waste as some people made it out to be, but overall it fell short of expectations. His injury comeback was miraculous. In 2016 he was pretty much the same as in his Saints days, minus the touchdowns. In 2017 he had the touchdowns but every other aspect of his game fell apart -- he had a case of the drops, his ypc hit a career low, he looked remarkably easy to tackle, and he disappeared at times. His blocking was never a strength, but he's willing and will do what's asked of him. By all accounts he's a good guy and a good teammate. I wonder what he has left in the tank.
 
2018-03-13 06:51:31 PM  
Nice one Subby
 
2018-03-13 06:52:57 PM  
When a player is picked up by another team you rarely hear fans of his former team talk about his strengths or how much he'll be missed. They usually say "oh well, his career's over anyway". It's some sort of defense mechanism I guess.
 
2018-03-13 07:10:02 PM  

Cyberluddite: If Billy had actually signed with the Saints, then I'm pretty sure he would've been cut when did didn't pass the physical.


Yeah, no way is he gonna pass a physical after the total hip replacement necessitated by all the years of steroids.
 
2018-03-13 07:16:03 PM  
Billy's son Franklin still playing minor league hockey in New Jersey's farm club.
 
2018-03-13 07:21:19 PM  
Good bye Jimmy Graham. You are a force of nature, too bad our idiot offensive coordinator never had any idea how to use you after b*tching that we needed to sign you.

F Darrell Bevell, and best of luck Jimmy.
 
2018-03-13 07:32:59 PM  
Ditto and such
 
2018-03-13 07:35:39 PM  
Titans just signed Malcolm Butler to a 5 year 30m guaranteed, also Miami is signing Amendola to a 2 year 12m contract.
 
2018-03-13 07:48:17 PM  
I initially read the headline and wondered why I hadn't heard about Billy Packer dying.  Then I realised I had the wrong talentless hack named Billy.
 
2018-03-13 07:57:42 PM  

Generation_D: Good bye Jimmy Graham. You are a force of nature, too bad our idiot offensive coordinator never had any idea how to use you after b*tching that we needed to sign you.

F Darrell Bevell, and best of luck Jimmy.


To be fair, Russell Wilson has never been great at throwing the jump ball when his receivers have a height advantage.  But yes, most of the lack of production I'll blame on Bevell.
 
2018-03-13 08:08:55 PM  
Billy having originally come from the Raiders.
 
2018-03-13 08:15:27 PM  

lennavan: Wait, since when do the Packers sign free agents?


When Teddy Thompson is no longer the GM?
 
2018-03-13 08:23:10 PM  

lennavan: Wait, since when do the Packers sign free agents?


Since Teddy got pushed out of the GM chair
 
2018-03-13 08:48:13 PM  
Evangelical heretics don't believe in saints. But good headline subby I laffed.
 
2018-03-13 09:17:06 PM  
As a Bears fan, I will not miss Jordy Nelson.
 
2018-03-13 09:26:05 PM  

AdamK: Titans just signed Malcolm Butler to a 5 year 30m guaranteed, also Miami is signing Amendola to a 2 year 12m contract.


Amendola?  Miami couldnt do much with Welker and he went to the Pats and became really good.  I expect Amendola to do the opposite when he leaves the Pats for Miami.

/Also isnt Amendola oft injured?
//6 mil a year?
 
2018-03-13 09:28:10 PM  
Jordy will re sign for less $$$. Pack getting Wilkerson now. New GM guy is shaking things up. Just have to come up with 30 large for Rodgers
 
2018-03-13 09:59:51 PM  

TheFoz: When Teddy Thompson is no longer the GM?

xaks: Since Teddy got pushed out of the GM chair


Well, I get we've done a few.  But honestly, I can count on one hand the number of times the Packers have grabbed a nameable player via free agency/trade, other than to re-sign their own old peeps.

Julius Peppers
Reggie White?
 
2018-03-13 10:02:00 PM  

lennavan: TheFoz: When Teddy Thompson is no longer the GM?
xaks: Since Teddy got pushed out of the GM chair

Well, I get we've done a few.  But honestly, I can count on one hand the number of times the Packers have grabbed a nameable player via free agency/trade, other than to re-sign their own old peeps.

Julius Peppers
Reggie White?


Charles Woodson
 
2018-03-13 10:03:17 PM  

lennavan: TheFoz: When Teddy Thompson is no longer the GM?
xaks: Since Teddy got pushed out of the GM chair

Well, I get we've done a few.  But honestly, I can count on one hand the number of times the Packers have grabbed a nameable player via free agency/trade, other than to re-sign their own old peeps.

Julius Peppers
Reggie White?


Charles Woodson
 
2018-03-13 10:03:41 PM  

lennavan: TheFoz: When Teddy Thompson is no longer the GM?
xaks: Since Teddy got pushed out of the GM chair

Well, I get we've done a few.  But honestly, I can count on one hand the number of times the Packers have grabbed a nameable player via free agency/trade, other than to re-sign their own old peeps.

Julius Peppers
Reggie White?


Look upthread. JimmyG is the 4th Tight End in free agency since Bubba Franks.

He did it quietly, but he DID use it a bit
 
2018-03-13 10:03:44 PM  
dammit
 
2018-03-13 10:17:46 PM  

TheFoz: Charles Woodson

xaks: Look upthread. JimmyG is the 4th Tight End in free agency since Bubba Franks.

Super Chronic: Charles Woodson


Forgot about Woodson.  I'm not saying the Packers don't use it, more I'm saying that's the exception to the rule.  I mean Woodson was amazing but you guys realize Woodson was 2006, right?  So thus far it's 1993, 2006, 2018.
 
2018-03-13 10:20:27 PM  

lennavan: TheFoz: Charles Woodson
xaks: Look upthread. JimmyG is the 4th Tight End in free agency since Bubba Franks.
Super Chronic: Charles Woodson

Forgot about Woodson.  I'm not saying the Packers don't use it, more I'm saying that's the exception to the rule.  I mean Woodson was amazing but you guys realize Woodson was 2006, right?  So thus far it's 1993, 2006, 2018.


Oh I'm completely aware it's an exception and not the rule.  One of the things that drove me crazy about TT was the lack of free agent signings.
 
2018-03-13 10:27:41 PM  

lennavan: TheFoz: Charles Woodson
xaks: Look upthread. JimmyG is the 4th Tight End in free agency since Bubba Franks.
Super Chronic: Charles Woodson

Forgot about Woodson.  I'm not saying the Packers don't use it, more I'm saying that's the exception to the rule.  I mean Woodson was amazing but you guys realize Woodson was 2006, right?  So thus far it's 1993, 2006, 2018.


I must be on ignore.

Lance Kendricks signed with Martellus Bennett last year

Jared Cook the year before

Why don't they count?

Joe Thomas in 2015

Ryan Pickett signed the same time Charles Woodson did, and played 10 more games for Green Bay than Sir Charles did

Etc etc
 
2018-03-13 11:18:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: Genius headline!


Yeah, I agree.  I  couldn't come up with a headline for this story , nice job subby.
 
2018-03-13 11:21:06 PM  

GRCooper: martissimo: rickythepenguin: Genius headline!

Yeah it's pretty damm solid

aw shucks. Thanks guys.


Why are you submitting headlines when you should be writing novels?

/heh
//very nice
///
 
2018-03-13 11:30:53 PM  

HeathenHealer: kronicfeld: ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...

Cousins with Diggs, Thielen, Nelson and Rudolph? Yikes.

Eh, Vikes are about to break the bank on Cousins and they're already set at receiver. Unless Jordy comes very cheap he's not getting signed by the Vikings.


Sadly this is true.   would love Jordy in Vikings Purple.
 
2018-03-13 11:34:22 PM  

70xlrt: Jordy will re sign for less $$$. Pack getting Wilkerson now. New GM guy is shaking things up. Just have to come up with 30 large for Rodgers


Rodgers is gonna want more than that after Cousins deal.
 
2018-03-13 11:38:43 PM  
Jordy might go to the Jets. Because of the Robbie Anderson situation plus the Jets have $80 M to spend.
 
2018-03-13 11:51:03 PM  
quietly pleased with the moves the Bears have made
 
2018-03-14 12:00:09 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: AdamK: Titans just signed Malcolm Butler to a 5 year 30m guaranteed, also Miami is signing Amendola to a 2 year 12m contract.

Amendola?  Miami couldnt do much with Welker and he went to the Pats and became really good.  I expect Amendola to do the opposite when he leaves the Pats for Miami.

/Also isnt Amendola oft injured?
//6 mil a year?


IIRC he was often injured in St. Louis and his first year in NE or something, either way Edelman took over the slot role that Welker used to have and Amendola became more of a reliable situational player.
 
2018-03-14 09:40:42 AM  

grimlock1972: HeathenHealer: kronicfeld: ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...

Cousins with Diggs, Thielen, Nelson and Rudolph? Yikes.

Eh, Vikes are about to break the bank on Cousins and they're already set at receiver. Unless Jordy comes very cheap he's not getting signed by the Vikings.

Sadly this is true.   would love Jordy in Vikings Purple.


Remember Greg Jennings?
 
2018-03-14 10:11:03 AM  

xaks: lennavan: TheFoz: Charles Woodson
xaks: Look upthread. JimmyG is the 4th Tight End in free agency since Bubba Franks.
Super Chronic: Charles Woodson

Forgot about Woodson.  I'm not saying the Packers don't use it, more I'm saying that's the exception to the rule.  I mean Woodson was amazing but you guys realize Woodson was 2006, right?  So thus far it's 1993, 2006, 2018.

I must be on ignore.

Lance Kendricks signed with Martellus Bennett last year

Jared Cook the year before

Why don't they count?

Joe Thomas in 2015

Ryan Pickett signed the same time Charles Woodson did, and played 10 more games for Green Bay than Sir Charles did

Etc etc


The big name free agents (which is subjective).  Ted generally would pick up a bargain free agent a year on average. Particularly street free agents.
 
2018-03-14 10:34:59 AM  

stir22: GRCooper: martissimo: rickythepenguin: Genius headline!

Yeah it's pretty damm solid

aw shucks. Thanks guys.

Why are you submitting headlines when you should be writing novels?

/heh
//very nice
///


Latest was published yesterday!

This was a celebration submission! :-)

/thanks!
 
2018-03-14 01:01:47 PM  

wearetheworld: grimlock1972: HeathenHealer: kronicfeld: ClavellBCMI: Jordy Nelson to be snagged by the Vikings in 3... 2... 1...

Cousins with Diggs, Thielen, Nelson and Rudolph? Yikes.

Eh, Vikes are about to break the bank on Cousins and they're already set at receiver. Unless Jordy comes very cheap he's not getting signed by the Vikings.

Sadly this is true.   would love Jordy in Vikings Purple.

Remember Greg Jennings?


I do.
 
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