By cutting Brad Jones the Packers freed up 3.5 million in cap with only 1 million dead money today. But what intrigues me most is that Thompson has shown his hand so to speak before the draft. We all knew ILB was going to be a position of need but by releasing Jones it now becomes a must 1st round pick in my opinion. If the Packers would have waited until after the draft they could have taken a NT or DT for the first pick and waited on the ILB, I believe the Packers will bench Hawk as a back up this year or cut him as well but with only one year left on his contract Thompson might keep him just for his leadership to teach these new linebackers one last year. Although if they did cut him it would free up another 3.5 million in cap space so who knows?
Rumor has it that the Packers have scheduled interviews with McKinney and Perryman and as I stated before either one of these two would be a plug and play ILB but Kendricks is the one I really hope falls to 30, In the last week though he has jumped to the front of the ILB spot to go first at that position in the draft so it is very unlikely he drops to the Pack.
Watching the combine today they had the TE’s competing and Maxx Williams out of Minnesota really looked good and he may drop to a 2nd or 3rd round pick so if he is there in the second for the Pack I would bet they take him.
Cornerbacks will be another position they will be looking at if Williams and House both walk so looking forward to watching them this weekend.
Go Pack Go!