Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Packers Tag Corey Williams

When Ted Thompson took over as G.M. of the Packers, he bascially had no fans or supporters. Well, two years later, I've found a comfortable seat on the bandwagon, and this move just re-affirms my affection for the man. The Packers announced today they have placed their Franchise Tag on Corey Williams. This essentially protects us from losing him in free agency. As Tom Silverstein explains, if Williams is offered a contract by another team and the Packers don't choose to match it, we'll recieve two first round picks for him.

As it stands, this would mean Corey Williams could be signed to a one year, $6.363 million dollar deal. He can either sign it, or try to negotiate a long term deal. Or he could hold out and demand a trade, I guess.

My apologies to Bubba Franks for not getting his own post for this, but Franks has been waived by the Packers. Franks was going to account for $4.5 million against the salary cap this year, so it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone (not even Dan Franks himself), that he was let go. Franks was a first round draft choice in 2000 for the Packers. Look for the Packers to go after a backup tight end, perhaps even Alge Crumpler!!!


Anonymous said...

No more Bubba Zone.


Unknown said...

I've been a supporter of TEDDY T all along and you know it Winks. Teddy T is gonna be busy the next week breaking down the combine and getting ready for an awesome draft as usual.

Anonymous said...

does anybody not think the vikings will sign bubba?

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