Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has signed a total of four veteran free agents this offseason after watching seven of their own depart.
It was something fans and observers didn’t expect from the team, but Thompson says “it’s just the way it worked out,” per the State Journal’s Jason Wilde.
The Packers have signed tight end Martellus Bennett (three years, $21 million), tight end Lance Kendricks (two years, $6 million), cornerback Davon House (one year, $2.85 million) and s defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (one year, $3 million).
“We try to do the same thing every year, which is identify the guys that we want to have come back and try to sign as many of our own players as we can. That hasn’t changed.
“What changed this year was it seemed like some of our guys left that we would normally have signed and it just didn’t work out. At the same time, we had opportunities that we haven’t had in the past to sign a couple of guys that we felt like could help our team.”