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elite14eva
04-10-2006, 09:10 PM
ARRINGTON SHOULD HIRE FAVRE
With quarterback Brett Favre exhorting the Packers' front office to make an impact free-agent signing but with no real impact players left, the Pack could be sniffing around the biggest remaining name in the 2006 market -- linebacker LaVar Arrington.
WBAY-TV in Green Bay cites unconfirmed reports of a visit by Arrington to the Packers. Along these same lines, we've received a tip that other Packer visits previously scheduled for Monday were scuttled to accommodate Arrington.
This suggests that Favre's recent criticism of the team's failure to make a splash in free agency successfully has painted the front office into a corner. All to the potential financial advantage, of course, of Arrington.
Indeed, the original list of 20 teams that supposedly were interested in Arrington had been whittled to four -- the Bengals, Jags, Fins, and Giants. After Favre's Saturday press conference about nothing, agent Kevin Poston has now added the Packers to the list (http://www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=4752346).
It's the first wise move that Kevin or Carl Poston has made regarding Arrington in a long time. By seizing on Favre's effort to blame the possible 2006 train wreck on G.M. Ted Thompson's reluctance to spend big money on veteran players who might not be worth the investment, the Postons have put Arrington in position to recoup the $4.4 million in earned bonus money that he sacrificed in order to hit the free agency market in March instead of July, when the Redskins would have released him in lieu of forking over a $6.5 million roster bonus.
So maybe Favre should get a piece of the action, assuming a deal gets done. If, after all, Favre hadn't gone on the offensive about the team's inactivity during free agency, there's no way the Packers would have jumped into the bidding.
The only drawback, of course, is that Arrington doesn't play offensive line. -PFT

huck1974
04-10-2006, 09:13 PM
umm not sure about all that. running out of things to write about I guess.

HysterikiLL
04-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Can't really blame Favre for being frustrated. That front office is half assed when it comes to offseason acquisitions.

wazzy
04-10-2006, 09:21 PM
Arrington won't save that team anyways!