Green Bay Packers and Early Free Agency: A Tale of Two Signings

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Yes, the first few days of free agency was a mixed bag for Green Bay Packers fans.
While Packer nation breathed a collective sigh of relief that Chad Clifton would be back to protect Aaron Rodgers' blind side, there is also a sadness that permeated the Packer faithful.
Aaron Kampman, a favorite son, has left behind the bitter winds of Green Bay for the balmy breezes of Jacksonville, Florida.
Re-signing Clifton was as close to a “must-do” as Ted Thompson has ever faced as Packers GM. With the Packers now a playoff-caliber team, leaving the left tackle position to unproven TJ Lang or a rookie draft pick would have endangered the welfare of their Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That could be a sure-fire way to sabotage a season.
The man known as “Cliffy” will be back.
One could smirk and say Thompson went against form and signed the best unrestricted free agent offensive tackle on the...

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