I've noticed that my recent posts have dealt with ex-Packers and ex-Twins so let us continue the trend and highlight all the Ex-Packers [and how they parted ways with the Green and Gold] that I recently received in a trade from trade partner extraordinaire Mike D. along with a few other cards I've recently picked up.
RETIRED -- AHMAN GREEN
He came back to the Packers briefly in 2009 after being with the Texans for a couple of seasons and was able to become the Packers all-time leading rusher. Following the season he wasn't resigned and eventually retired after trying to make it in the CFL.
RELEASED -- B.J. COLEMAN
B.J. was the Packers 2012 7th Round draft pick and released before the start of the 2013 season.
|2012 Panini Prestige #237 B.J. Coleman|
|2012 Panini Rookies and Stars #154 B.J. Coleman|
TRADED -- BRETT FAVRE
We all remember this one don't we. Brett was traded to the Jets for a 4th Round pick in 2008 and eventually broke every Packer fans heart by playing with the Vikings for two seasons.
|2011 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Canton Absolutes #15 Brett Favre|
|2013 Topps Magic #21 Brett Favre|
|2013 Panini Contenders |
Legendary Contenders #2 Brett Favre
RELEASED -- CHARLES WOODSON
Woodson was released from the Packers after the 2012 season and he returned to the Raiders for one last season.
|2012 Topps Chrome #58 Charles Woodson X-Fractor|
|2012 Topps Chrome #58 Charles Woodson Refractor|
|2012 Topps Chrome #58 Charles Woodson Orange Refractor|
|2012 Panini Prestige #67 Charles Woodson|
|2013 Topps #11 Charles Woodson|
FREE AGENCY -- GREG JENNINGS
Jennings went to the Vikings last season and then said some stupid shit about Aaron Rodgers. I honestly wonder if Greg could do it over he would have taken less money, stayed with the Packers, and become as beloved with Cheeseheads as Donald Driver.
|2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear #38 Greg Jennings Jersey Relic|
|2011 Topps Chrome #67 Greg Jennings Refractor|
|2012 Panini Prestige #70 Greg Jennings|
|2011 Topps Chrome #67 Greg Jennings X-Fractor|
FREE AGENCY -- JAMES JONES
Last season's Greg Jennings to the Vikings was this year's James Jones to the Raiders. You just have to feel for these receivers who thrived with Aaron Rodgers and then leave for teams that have quarterback by committee.
|2013 Topps #228 James Jones|
|2013 Panini Prestige #72 James Jones|
|2013 Panini Absolute Football #39 James Jones|
FADING INTO THE ETHER -- JERMICHAEL FINLEY
Jermichael's currently a free agent after his contract expired at the end of last season. There's lots of speculation that he won't play in 2014 to be able to receive an insurance payment. I personally doubt he'll ever play for the Packers again which is sad considering how good he was when he was health.
|2013 Topps #348 Jermichael Finley|
|2012 Topps Strata #74 Jermichael Finley|
|2012 Topps Prime #95 Jermichael Finley|
|2012 Topps Chrome #64 Jermichael Finley X-Fractor|
|2012 Topps Chrome #64 Jermichael Finley Orange Refractor|
RETIRED -- JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN
Along with Finley's injuries, the Johnathan Franklin story is a very sad one. Franklin was drafted along side Eddie Lacy in the 2013 Draft and I hoped they would make a fearsome duo in the backfield. Unfortunately, Franklin severely injured his neck last season and following doctor recommendations he announced his retirement during the off season.
|2013 Panini Prestige Tickets #26 Johnathan Franklin|
|2013 Topps #145 Johnathan Franklin|
|2013 Topps Strata #116 Johnathan Franklin|
Fading Into The Ether -- Ryan Grant
After Ryan Grant's contract expired in 2012 he wasn't invited back to training camps in 2013. He didn't sign with another team like Charles Woodson or try out in Canada like Ahman Green...he just sort of faded into the ether of ex-NFL players.
|2010 Topps Finest #48 Ryan Grant X-Fractor #168/399|
|2012 Panini #10 Ryan Grant|
|2012 Panini Prestige #73 Ryan Grant|