With free agency started and the Packers re-signing Chad Clifton, I figured I'd do a quick O.T.S. Weekend Edition.
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Now to the O.T.S. (3-6-10)
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Word is spreading that the Packers have an interest in Ravens defensive end Dwan Edwards. He fit's Ted Thompson's type of player, underrated, hard working and tenacious. He would also come at a reasonable price.
Other than the Edwards rumor, all is quite inside 1265. Although I did hear the Packers may be a "mystery team" when it comes to Ryan Clark. But, I also heard his asking price is more than what Thompson wants to pay.
With Chad Clifton re-singed and Mark Taucsher very likely to also be re-signed, I hear the Packers will work on taking care of Nick Collins.
I heard a rumor that Clifton never wanted to leave Green Bay and that even when the Redskins made him an offer, he told his agent that his heart is in Green Bay and he doesn't want to play any where else. The deal Clifton signed may be 3 years in length, but I also heard it is more like a 1 year deal (unless he stays healthy).
When Donovan Warren ran a slow 40 time at the combine last week, many thought his stock may slip or the Packers would be "turned off", but the latter isn't the case. The Packers really are more intrigued with his 3 cone drill technique and view Warren as a safety and not a corner back.
I also heard the Packers requested "everything" on Perrish Cox, Tommy Hughes and Jason Fox.
Two offensive tackles that the Packers are looking hard at are Ciron Black (LSU) and Rodger Saffold (Indiana). Some think that the Packers would use Saffold as a left guard and Black as a right tackle, moving T.J. Lang to the left side in a year or two.
I heard from a source that he thinks 11-13 corner backs will be taken in the first three rounds of the draft.
I also heard the Packers spoke to Ricky Sapp, Jason Fox, Major Wright, Colin Peek, Kevin Thomas, Chad Jones, Jamar Chaney and Kam Chancellor at the combine.
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