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Andy Herman -   Reminder: Equanimeous St. Brown has never played a regular season game with Matt LaFleur as head coach. This would also be a good time to point out that almost everyone on offense has performed better with Matt LaFleur as head coach...

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ESPN -  Article about proposed trades........

Texans trade Kenny Stills to Packers

Green Bay Packers get: WR Kenny Stills
Houston Texans get: 2021 sixth-round pick

I pitched the idea of Stills joining the Packers over the summer, given that the Texans were locked in with Randall Cobb, Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller as their top three wideouts. Stills was in line to play if the Texans lost one of those guys to injuries, but with a base salary of nearly $7 million, he represented an expensive insurance policy. He has played only 36% of the offensive snaps this season, and with Bill O'Brien gone and 1-4 Houston out of the playoff picture, the franchise should be trying to find ways to save cash and cap space to roll over to next year's team.

The Packers, meanwhile, are 4-0 and looking like a Super Bowl contender. Aaron Rodgers has done just fine without Davante Adams for most of the season, but they also have lost Devin Funchess to an opt-out and Allen Lazard to core surgery. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has struggled with drops, and with Rodgers looking like his old self as a downfield passer, getting him another weapon wouldn't hurt. Stills would cost a little under $5 million in prorated base salary, which is why general manager Brian Gutekunst would send only a sixth-round selection.

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Andy Herman -   If given the choice, would you rather have:

Bakhtiari/Jamaal Williams  or
Linsley/Aaron Jones

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9 hours ago, Leader said:

Andy Herman -   If given the choice, would you rather have:

Bakhtiari/Jamaal Williams  or
Linsley/Aaron Jones

The results of this twitter poll are 70% in favor of Bak/Williams.  Just pointing this out for the folks at home.  

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11 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

The results of this twitter poll are 70% in favor of Bak/Williams.  Just pointing this out for the folks at home.  

I'm with them easily.

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Just now, spilltray said:

I'm with them easily.

Anyone with a brain is, because you don’t let elite LTs in their prime walk for a RB or center 

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Got an alert that the packers are trying out Aaron Jones brother Alvin Jones, assuming at linebacker since that's what he plays. I know he played for the Ravens for a bit, but had some injury issues. Anyone actually seen him play by chance?

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On 10/16/2020 at 3:06 AM, Leader said:

ESPN -  Article about proposed trades........

Texans trade Kenny Stills to Packers

Green Bay Packers get: WR Kenny Stills
Houston Texans get: 2021 sixth-round pick

I pitched the idea of Stills joining the Packers over the summer, given that the Texans were locked in with Randall Cobb, Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller as their top three wideouts. Stills was in line to play if the Texans lost one of those guys to injuries, but with a base salary of nearly $7 million, he represented an expensive insurance policy. He has played only 36% of the offensive snaps this season, and with Bill O'Brien gone and 1-4 Houston out of the playoff picture, the franchise should be trying to find ways to save cash and cap space to roll over to next year's team.

The Packers, meanwhile, are 4-0 and looking like a Super Bowl contender. Aaron Rodgers has done just fine without Davante Adams for most of the season, but they also have lost Devin Funchess to an opt-out and Allen Lazard to core surgery. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has struggled with drops, and with Rodgers looking like his old self as a downfield passer, getting him another weapon wouldn't hurt. Stills would cost a little under $5 million in prorated base salary, which is why general manager Brian Gutekunst would send only a sixth-round selection.

 

This kind of thing really need to suggest which players we are going to cut to recoup the 5m.  Its easy to say Stills is more valuable than a 6th round pick when in reality the majority of the cost is in salary not the pick.

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 Tryouts Tracker:

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September 7th

Packers are hosting WR Robert Foster and LB De’Jon Harris

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August 30th

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August 17th.

According to the NFL’s daily tryout list, the Packers held a workout for linebacker Joey Alfieri, nose tackle Javier Edwards, linebacker D’Juan Hines, linebacker Drew Lewis, guard Reginald McKenzie and defensive tackle Walter Palmore.

 

 

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5 hours ago, mikemike778 said:

This kind of thing really need to suggest which players we are going to cut to recoup the 5m.  Its easy to say Stills is more valuable than a 6th round pick when in reality the majority of the cost is in salary not the pick.

A beat writer or WI sports journalist might get down into those weeds.....but not a large/national outfit like ESPN unless it was entirely about this potential transaction (which it wasnt).

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Trying out kickers seems like an obvious play. If Mason gets hurt, with the current rules (5 days before someone can play after being signed, or 2 days in a row of negative tests whatever) better to do tryouts now than have to do it game week. 

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I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about Anderson. Didn't think he was worth the type of deal Carolina gave him. He's the type of guy we need MVS to be. Maybe MVS gets there eventually but there's still a pretty big gap for now.

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On 10/15/2020 at 11:41 PM, Leader said:

Andy Herman -   If given the choice, would you rather have:

Bakhtiari/Jamaal Williams  or
Linsley/Aaron Jones

Bak and Williams. Harder to find a franchise LT

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Would it be crazy to say I wish the Packers would take a hard look at David Irving now that he's been reinstated?

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