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The veteran cornerback signed to bring stability to a struggling cornerback room before moving to safety. He may not have a future at either position in Green Bay."When the Green Bay Packers signed Tramon Williams last offseason Womens Mike Daniels Jersey , the company line was he was there to play ball, not to be a de facto coach. After making multiple subsequent moves to solidify the cornerback room, Green Bay shuffled Williams to safety where he never quite impacted the game the way many thought he could. Free agency offers myriad safety options and a cache of high draft picks give Brian Gutekunst a host of chances to bolster that spot in 2019 and beyond. Where does that leave Williams? He can’t cost the Packers more than $6 million to coach. Cutting the popular veteran wouldn’t be easy. He’s well liked among fans and his work ethic provides an outstanding example for a young group of cornerbacks, but cutting him would result in just $1.2 million in dead cap, freeing up over $5.1 million in space this spring. That could be enough for someone like Bashaud Breeland who, at this stage in his career, is a much more impactful player, and nearly a decade younger. For that price, the Packers would likely prefer Breeland to be out there as insurance for Kevin King’s inevitable injuries or Josh Jackson’s potential struggles. Assuming he’d accept a contract of that size, Breeland offers much more bang for the buck. If Williams isn’t going to be a preferred rotation player at cornerback, what about safety? Ibraheim Campbell is an unrestricted free agent, Kentrell Brice is an RFA, Raven Greene is a former UDFA, and Natrell Jamerson was a late-season waiver claim Womens Jake Ryan Jersey , which leaves just Josh Jones at the position with any kind of real pedigree or experience.Campbell showed well in a brief stint last season and could be an intriguing tender option, while Brice should be an automatic pass. Keeping Tramon Williams may legitimately be the best option at safety for the Packers in 2019. At the very least, he’ll be popular among fans for simply not being Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Or maybe he’s not even the best corner-to-safety possibility. Moving Tony Brown, a physical corner who acquitted himself better than expected in 2018, to safety — where he could play deep, in the slot, and all over the field — offers a low-risk, high-reward possibility. Brown’s success at corner and Jackson’s relative struggles may also open the door for a position switch some have been suggesting since Jackson got to training camp last offseason. His zone background, instincts, and ball skills would be well suited to safety, while mitigating any issues his lack of deep speed presents as a cornerback. More importantly, they’re potential long-term options at safety, freeing the Packers up to make a shorter term bet in free agency for example. The risk of moving Brown in particular is essentially nothing, especially if Breeland returns to the team. Moving a former second-round pick simply represents a riskier allocation of resources Kenny Clark Jersey , but if Jackson is willing, it could be the best thing for him. There’s a middle ground where the Packers do both these things. Keep Williams for insurance, let him start the year, and with as often as Pettine plays three safeties, Williams’ presence won’t keep the safety-in-waiting from the field. This, however, precludes an upgrade which the Packers need. Josh Jones, the one returning safety likely to be solidly in the mix, works best as a box player coming downhill, or in man coverage. When he has to play deep half or deep middle, he can be slow to read-and-react. Think of him as an overhang defender, as the extra safety when they go to the big nickel. Green Bay still needs two other guys. Between a loaded free agent class of safeties and a versatile draft class, the Packers can almost certainly find an immediate upgrade as well as a long-term one if they so choose. It wouldn’t take paying Earl Thomas $12 million or even someone like Adrian Amos $8-10 million. Tre Boston got just $1.5 million last year and would have easily been an improvement over Williams. He’s available once again. Future rookies like Nasir Adderley and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson offer speedy, ball-hawking coverage ability deep and in the slot. Johnathan Abram and Deionte Thompson are heat-seeking missiles who are athletic enough to be assets in coverage Reggie White Jersey White , while Taylor Rapp is a jack knife the Packers could put anywhere on the field. If the Packers have short-term options better than Williams, particularly when it comes to spending the $5 million saved by cutting him, as well as a plethora of paths to long-term options, what value does Williams truly bring? He was signed to bring steadiness to a cornerback room that now has a future star and a culture-setter of its own in Jaire Alexander. Green Bay moved him to safety because Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was unreliable. An entire offseason could lead them to conclude there are other players on the roster who could fill that void more spectacularly than Williams, leaving him as a player without a position to play. Maybe new defensive backs coach Jason Simmons needs help. There’s no salary cap on coaches.Cheese Curds 8/9: Are you ready for some Packers football? Welcome to football season everyone! The Green Bay Packers kickoff their 2018 season tonight with their preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field. Today is the first chance for the rookie class and those on the roster bubble to show what they’ve got.With there now only being one cutdown from 90 to 53 prior to week 1, there will still be three more chances for those looking to prove themselves.As for the Packers, this will be the opening battle for the backup quarterback spot between DeShone Kizer and Brett Hundley. It will also be the first time we will get to see Jimmy Graham and Mo Wilkerson in a Packers uniform.There will be other roster battles to watch as well. You can read about those and more in today’s cheese curds.Five things to watch in exhibition vs Titans—PackersNews.comThis will be the first time Packers fans get to see new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s defense in action and they’ll be looking to make a good first impression in front of the home audience.JK Scott energizing Mason Crosby, Packers special teams—Packers.comWhen you draft a punter in the fifth round, he had better deliver the goods. So far the Alabama rookie has been living up to the hype and Green Bay’s veteran kicker has taken notice.Video: Randall Cobb excited for Packers’ new look offense—NBC SportsMike McCarthy might still be calling plays, but the Green Bay offense will look different that what we are used to and that has excited the veteran wide receiver.Zimmer sits Diggs, Rhodes for “undisciplined stuff”—NFL.comThe Vikings coach doesn’t care how much you make or how big your name is. If you act dumb, prepare to sit.

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