Day one of free agency is winding down, and coming at no surprise to most (tell that to those on Twitter, however), the Packers were not players at all on day one. They sat back and watched as T.J. Ward, free agent safety for the Cleveland Browns, signed with the Broncos, all of the big name offensive tackles were taken off of the board, and saw the other top free agent safety, former Buffalo Bill Jairus Byrd, take a flight down to New Orleans to visit with the Saints.
Many fans are asking why. Why, with the league’s sixth best salary cap situation, aren’t the Packers making noise in free agency? The question however, shouldn’t be why, but instead when? The Packers won’t simply allow their unspent money to stay unspent, they will be active, we as fans simply must be patient.
Look at 2006, Ted Thompson’s most active year in the free agent market. The Packers signed free agent safety Marquand Manuel on March 13th, Ryan Picket on March 15th, and Charles Woodson on April 27th. That year free agency opened on March 3rd.
The moral of the story is be patient. The Packers aren’t the team that will jump the gun. Do we really want to see them spending like the Raiders or Buccaneers? Trust that Ted Thompson has a plan, because he does. We’ll see it unfold soon. Stay patient, Packer Nation.