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Packers cut DT Letroy Guion

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turtle28    17
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Packers cut defensive tackle Letroy Guion after DUI, Redskins?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/08/packers-cut-defensive-tackle-letroy-guion/ via @ProFootballTalk

Guion has had his issues off the field, he's already suspended for 4 games and recently he got picked up on a DUI in Hawaii but if things don't go well with our DL early in the season it may be a good idea to pick him up for the final 12 games.

"He was already suspended the first four games of the 2017 regular season for a PED violation, and that will carry over if he finds another team. He had previously been suspended three games in 2015 for violating the substance abuse policy.

He’s been a productive player when eligible, starting 15 games for the Packers last year. But the growing list of off-field issues (the DUI will likely lead to another suspension) apparently became more than the Packers could tolerate."

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MKnight82    42

I mean he's already suspended 4 games, and likely to be suspended more.  Not sure how he could contribute at all this year.  

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What was the name of that safety we signed from Tampa Bay that never played a down for us because of suspensions? This guy seems to have that kind of potential

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turtle28    17
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1 hour ago, Jeezy Fanatic said:

What was the name of that safety we signed from Tampa Bay that never played a down for us because of suspensions? This guy seems to have that kind of potential

Tanard Jackson. That was Mike Shanahan's answer to our safety issues instead of signing a better veteran or drafting a S high in the draft and we all see how that went.

The difference w/ Guion is that he has played in the last few years - Jackson didn't - and we have signed 3 free agent DL this offseason and drafted Johnathan Allen. So, we've addressed the position and Guion would just be a bonus.

That's totally different than the Jackson signing considering we hadn't addressed the position well unless you consider signing BRandon Meriweather addressing the S position.

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turtle28    17
2 hours ago, MKnight82 said:

I mean he's already suspended 4 games, and likely to be suspended more.  Not sure how he could contribute at all this year.  

Yeah, I wouldn't sign him now but if our DL didn't play well the first month of the season or so I'd consider signing him to finish the season. Hopefully its a moot issue and our DL plays at least average.

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MKnight82    42
Just now, turtle28 said:

Yeah, I wouldn't sign him now but if our DL didn't play well the first month of the season or so I'd consider signing him to finish the season. Hopefully its a moot issue and our DL plays at least average.

Doesn't his suspension start once a team has signed him?  I don't think sitting out games as a free agent counts.  

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turtle28    17
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7 minutes ago, MKnight82 said:

Doesn't his suspension start once a team has signed him?  I don't think sitting out games as a free agent counts.  

Oh, I don't know. You're probably right. That would make more sense I guess. The article just says first 4 games of 2017, not sure if it counts him not being signed or not. 

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Woz    37

I believe you need to be on a roster to have the games count. You can be on IR or the PUP, though.

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