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PACKERS OFFER 1ST AND 4TH ROUND PICKS FOR LJ

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  1. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm
    POSTED 1:17 p.m. EDT, April 26, 2007

    PACKERS MAKING A PLAY FOR L.J.?

    Scout.com is reporting that the Packers have offered a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick to the Chiefs for running back Larry Johnson.

    If true, the report is a stunner. Packers G.M. Ted Thompson doesn't like to pay big money to strangers to the team, and it's going to take really big money to keep Johnson beyond 2007, the last year of his rookie deal.

    And if an offer that big has been made to the Chiefs for Johnson's rights, the Packers surely have reached a tentative agreement with Johnson's agent on a long-term deal. Otherwise, the Packers would be picking up Johnson for only one season before having to either use the franchise tag or let him walk away.
     
  2. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    I hope Turner get's picked up by a team who needs a starter, just so he can smoke LJ as a starting RB. I know he can.:tup:

    Then of course will be the debate of "Turner had a better O-Line....." :lol:
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

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    LJ is probably crying for a trade 'cuz he knows KC's O-line is gone.
     
  4. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    Turner would beat LJ anyday:tup: :tup:
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

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    I wonder if they Pack may be doing this to possible affect a trade with MT?
     
  6. Retired Catholic

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    And Farve is cheering because he has someone to hand the ball to for real. The bullseye on his back just got a tad smaller.
     
  7. Charger Dave

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    The more I reflect on this rumor, the more I doubt its validity. For the Pack to make that trade offer it would have to mean they already have some form of agreed upon contract solution with Rosenhaus on a mega-buck contract with about $30 mil guaranteed (today's imagined market value)... That is so far out of character for the Pack organization I just can't see it.

    Rumor rated as April fertilizer....
     
  8. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Without that blocking Johnson is going to be exposed but then again GB's oline stinks as well.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    they're actually an OK line
     
  10. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Tauscher and Clifton are above average, the three interior linemen are turnstiles.
     
  11. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    PFT.com is a BS site. Anyone can post any rumor on there. I doubt this is true, and even if it is its not enough for LJ.
    I'll believe it when I see it on ESPN or Fox

    CASE AND POINT

    POSTED 3:03 p.m. EDT, April 26, 2007

     
  12. getfresh

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    Kinda like, say, a Chargers message board? Seriously, it's only one guy (Florio), with an occasional outside contribution. Plus, read the initial pft report. The source is a scout.com article, posted on the web. It's not like he just made it up; he commented on something written elsewhere, did some homework on it, decided that he felt it was BS, and let us know he thought it was BS.

    Also, I wouldn't believe something just because Lenny P. writes it. He's a proven hack and shell.
     
  13. hoff529

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    If this rumor is true Green Bay is stupid. Even though the Chargers are asking for a 1 and 3, I am sure you could get Turner for less. With Turner sitting there why would you go after Johnson ? Plus it would be alot easier to get Turner under contract then Johnson.
     
  14. boltmanbz

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    Chiefs officials say Johnson trade talk rumors untrue


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs quickly dispelled rumors they are shopping Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson before this weekend's NFL draft.

    Team spokesman Bob Moore said Thursday the Chiefs have not offered Johnson to anybody and that no team has been given permission to speak with him.


    "Anybody who is reporting it's true is simply not telling the truth," Moore said.

    Johnson, 27, has been participating in the Chiefs' offseason program, but is entering the final year of his contract. He has made it clear he wants a deal worth more than the eight-year, $60 million contract San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed two years ago.

    Rumors that Kansas City wants to trade the brooding back, who carried the ball an NFL-record 416 times last season, surfaced as the team scrambles to acquire draft picks. The Kansas City Star, without citing a source, reported Thursday that the team had offered Johnson up for trade.

    Johnson's agent, Alvin Keels, said Thursday he preferred not to comment.

    Kansas City unloaded return specialist Dante Hall to the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round pick Wednesday, falling in line with coach Herm Edwards' desire for a more youthful roster built via the draft.

    "When you have a veteran football team, that's very, very good," Edwards said recently. "But at the end of the day, you have to acquire young players along the way."

    The Chiefs invited four running backs -- California's Marshawn Lynch, Ohio State's Antonio Pittman, Florida State's Lorenzo Booker and Louisville's Kolby Smith -- for interviews, and have said they are willing to draft a running back in the early rounds.

    Trading Johnson would make sense to those who view the Chiefs as undertaking a major rebuilding effort.

    Kansas City is poised to start the season with untested second-year quarterback Brodie Croyle and journeyman Damon Huard, who played well last season when Trent Green missed parts of eight games with a concussion.

    The offensive line is full of holes, after the retirement of 11-time Pro Bowl tackle Willie Roaf last season and 12-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields earlier this month. The wide receiving corps has little depth behind aging Eddie Kennison, and defensive tackle and defensive back remain areas of concern.

    Johnson's value has never been higher, either. After rushing for 1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2005, he gained 1,789 yards and had 17 touchdowns last season. His 2,199 yards from scrimmage accounted for 43 percent of the Chiefs' total offense.

    "He's still a guy in his prime," said former Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly, who believes the Chiefs will sign Johnson to a contract extension. "I don't know what they could get to replace him. Certainly a draft choice isn't going to replace him."

    Another way the Chiefs could acquire more draft picks is by dealing Green, the two-time Pro Bowl selection who returned from his concussion midway through last season but never played at the same level.

    The Miami Dolphins have reached a tentative agreement with Green, who will be 37 when training camp opens. But the teams have not agreed on compensation, and it is becoming increasingly unlikely a trade will be done by the start of the draft.

    The Chiefs are seeking a second-round pick and a late-round pick for Green.

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
     
  15. Ride The Lightning

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    I think we need to pass a rule stating that NO ONE should be allowed to post dribble from PFT ever again.
     
  16. BFISA

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    ...or drivel :icon_eek: :yes: :icon_rofl:
     
  17. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Hey guys check out what the UT wrote about Igor in a 2004 draft review:

    No. 3 (35th): Igor Olshansky, DT, Oregon
    Now considered one of the league's elite defensive ends.

    :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
     
  18. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I'm Igor's biggest fan and even I gotta say "elite DE"????

    That's stretching it; he's very solid and very good but not elite.
     
  20. AnteaterCharger

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    And I see him at synagogue and he threatened to kick the crap out of me if i didn't say nice things about him :icon_tease:
     
  21. chiefsgal

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    I wouldn't be suprised if CP himself had'nt of leaked the rumor.....he wants chiefs fans all angry and excited and worried about losing LJ so we overlook the duds he takes in the draft.......it's all another smoke screen...:icon_evil: :tdown:
     
  22. BoltsFanUK

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