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Mo Wilkerson's first visit will be with Green Bay Packers
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New Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said at the scouting combine last week that "we'd like to be really aggressive and see (if) we can be in every conversation" once free agency gets underway.

Meet the new Packers boss, who couldn't sound any more different than the old Packers boss Ted Thompson's annual goal was seemingly to see if the Packers could avoid every free-agent conversation not involving one of their own.

Now comes word from NFL Media's Ian Rapoport that New York Jets DT Muhammad Wilkerson will make his first free-agent visit to — wait for it — Green Bay. Although Gang Green announced Wilkerson's release last week, just two seasons into a mammoth five-year pact, it's expected to become official Monday, according to Rapoport.

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The Packers have roughly $20 million in cap space, which is expected to rise once they tend to the bloated contracts of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Wilkerson isn't commanding another lucrative multi-year deal; it was the incentive of a contract year that likely helped coax his career year in 2015. This reported visit makes a lot of sense on multiple levels, even if we're still trying to wrap our head around the idea of a big-ticket free agent visiting Green Bay making sense on multiple levels.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2018/03/05/when-mo-wilkerson-is-officially-cut-his-first-visit-reportedly-will-be-with-green-bay-packers/af9n0on/

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Three things come to mind...

1) How can they have so little cap space never dabbling in FA

2) Rodgers is obviously the answer to #1. So how are they supposed to make him richer yet this season and still participate in FA this year.

3) All the changes tell me that GB is feeling the Rodgers/SB window closing. Or at least are realizing that they have been riding Rodgers coat tails.

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Calbrooks wrote:

Three things come to mind...

1) How can they have so little cap space never dabbling in FA Because they overpaid their own players

2) Rodgers is obviously the answer to #1. So how are they supposed to make him richer yet this season and still participate in FA this year. Rodgers will suck up even more cap now he wants to be the highest paid player in football!

3) All the changes tell me that GB is feeling the Rodgers/SB window closing. Or at least are realizing that they have been riding Rodgers coat tails. Their new GM said as much in his interductory presser.

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I wouldn't touch Wilkerson with a ten foot pole. That guy quit on his team after getting paid!

Perfect fit for the new look Packers imo.

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Calbrooks wrote:

Three things come to mind...

1) How can they have so little cap space never dabbling in FA

Their top 8 players account for as good as $100m against the cap. They have 7 players who count over $10m against the cap, only 4 other teams have more than 5.

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Mo is pretty good, but to be honest I really think Shemp was/is the best of the group.  Many fans forget that Shemp was the original  before his youngest brother Curly assumed the role.

The original Three Stooges including Shemp are pictured here in their film debut, Soup to Nuts.

 

#PucktheFackers

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

Mo is pretty good, but to be honest I really think Shemp was/is the best of the group.  Many fans forget that Shemp was the original  before his youngest brother Curly assumed the role.

The original Three Stooges including Shemp are pictured here in their film debut, Soup to Nuts.

 

#PucktheFackers

I would take Shemp over Mo Wilkerson and Shemp has been dead for decades.

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Let me put it to you this way. If the Bears had a QB like Aaron Rogers, wouldn't THEY try to move heaven and Earth to keep him playing for you and happy with what he's making? I still say if the Packers had any kind of decent defenses, there would be no debate about who was the best QB, him or Brady, because HE would have most of Brady's Superbowl rings.

People think I am paranoid because I have so many guns. If I have guns, what do I need to be paranoid about?

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Say what, Green&Gold!?!?

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greenandgold wrote:

Let me put it to you this way. If the Bears had a QB like Aaron Rogers, wouldn't THEY try to move heaven and Earth to keep him playing for you and happy with what he's making? I still say if the Packers had any kind of decent defenses, there would be no debate about who was the best QB, him or Brady, because HE would have most of Brady's Superbowl rings.

One could argue that Brady has had a worse D than Rodgers over the years.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY greenandgold

Let me put it to you this way. If the Bears had a QB like Aaron Rogers, wouldn't THEY try to move heaven and Earth to keep him playing for you and happy with what he's making? I still say if the Packers had any kind of decent defenses, there would be no debate about who was the best QB, him or Brady, because HE would have most of Brady's Superbowl rings.

One could argue that Brady has had a worse D than Rodgers over the years.

That is so true, because I saw it during the Super Bowl. The Eagles ran roughshod over New England all game long. Without Brady it would have looked even more like an 80's SB NFC trouncing of the AFC!

And now that Patriot DC is the HC of Detroit!

 

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