There have been rumors that the Packers have been serious about adding a veteran wide receiver this offseason. Am I the only one scratchin’ my head over that? Names being dropped include Wes Welker and Greg Jennings saw fit to mention that he was open to a reconciliation with the Packers. The Jennings story sounds more like Greg desperately seeking another contract, willing to retract everything he ever said about the Packers and Aaron Rodgers in hopes of making some more money and having a chance to get another ring.
But to me, a Packers team that is complete at wide receiver and already has Jeff Janis in the wings and Jared Abbrederis coming back from injury should maybe focus on additions on the defensive side of the ball. I think Ted Thompson has a track record of making sure there are plenty of wider receivers rotating in from all angles for Aaron Rodgers, and this is good. But with a defense that had issues stopping the run and had to move Clay Matthews inside (a move that Clay was NOT happy about I am convinced) and the Packers letting Jones and Hawk both go….it would be reassuring to at least hear some rumors that we were pursuing some defensive players as well. Of course, the rumor mill is the rumor mill and the Packers always keep their acquisition interests close to the vest so there is no way to know for sure. Jamari Lattimore is reportedly visiting the Jets and I don’t think that Rolando McClain is “Packer People” but maybe a guy like Brandon Spikes would put a veteran presence in with Sam Barrington.
But what do you think? If you were Ted Thompson, what would your priority be? The free agent pool is getting thin and the draft is getting closer, what is your call? Choose as many items as you wish.