A week in, the Green Bay Packers aren’t fairing so well in the free agent market with a slew of their own FAs bolting elsewhere – Eddie Lacy (Seattle), T.J. Lang (Detroit), Micah Hyde (Buffalo), Datone Jones (Minnesota), Julius Peppers (Carolina) and JC Tretter (Cleveland); and soon-to-be tight end Jared Cook (TBD)…
The departure of Lacy, whether he would’ve been that much of a difference maker in 2017 or not, undoubtedly leaves many questions at such an important position. Same can go for cornerback, one might argue – although not as dire.
The signing of Davon House gives a better outlook to the secondary, House can’t carry the weight alone in a unit that ranked second to last in pass defense.
While there are some players in-house at both positions, the Packers do have their options in free agency:
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky: ‘ The Packers now might be forced to bring in one of the veteran running backs given the hole Lacy’s departure has created. Adrian Peterson, Latavius Murray, LeGarrette Blount and Jamaal Charles all remain on the market.
The numbers at cornerback look a little better with LaDarius Gunter, Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins all returning. Demetri Goodson, the most veteran member of the returning group, may not be ready for the start of the season after his late season ACL and MCL tear. The Packers know little about Makinton Dorleant, Josh Hawkins and Herb Waters — all undrafted free agents who spent time last season on the roster as rookies. ‘