April 25, 2012

Five New Packer Relics

The draft starts on Thursday and so naturally my thoughts turn to the Packers.  Here are some recent Packers pickups.

When I mention Randall Cobb, I'm sure pretty much everyone thinks of this:

But beyond his very quick start, Randall had a hard time competing for passes with Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley, and Jordy Nelson on the same roster.  With Donald Driver fading in the offense, one injury could put Cobb into the spotlight.  

2011 Topps Legends #ALR-RC Randall Cobb Jersey Relic #41/99

The Packers running back situation is pretty up in the air with Ryan Grant possibly signing with another team...such as the Patriots.  Alex Green will be coming back ACL surgery but the conventional wisdom seems to be that he isn't the long term solution for the running game and that the Packers should draft a running back in the draft.  

2011 Topps #197 Alex Green Autograph [Rookie Card]
D.J. Williams isn't a Packer any longer 

Robert Ferguson was released from the Packers after the 2006 season and I had no idea that he was still playing football in the UFL for the Omaha Nighthawks.

2001 Upper Deck Ovation #R-RF Robert Ferguson Jersey Relic

Ryan Taylor is fourth on the tight end depth chart behind Jermichael Finley, Tom Crabtree, and Andrew Quarless.  Last season he had one reception and that one reception was for a touchdown against the Raiders.

2012 Playoff Contenders #174 Ryan Taylor Autograph
Along with Ryan Taylor, D.J. Williams was another tight end the Packers drafted in 2011.  

2011 Topps Prime #24 D.J. Williams Autograph Rookie Card

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