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Green Bay Packers Will Release Nick Collins, Eyeing Safety In The Draft


According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers will be releasing S Nick Collins. Collins had neck surgery and head coach Mike McCarthy is not comfortable letting Collins back on the field unless it is completely safe for him to play.

Before you wonder why I am writing about the Green Bay Packers, let’s just talk about how this affects our Bolts. We are not going to sign Nick Collins, but the Pack will now be looking to draft a safety. With a late pick in the first round, the name Harrison Smith might still be on the board and I know that there are a bunch of Bolt heads that would love to see Harrison in blue and gold.

There were already other teams later in the first that considered Harrison, but it seems more and more likely that Smith will not be available with that second round pick. We either need to trade back up into the first round to get him OR we just take him with the 18th pick overall. What to do?!

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  • RussellGrant

    If he is truly the target, we trade back, pick up another pick or two and get him .  Or we start targeting the other safeties in the draft further down the board.  Markelle Martin (OK State) George Iioka (Boise) Winston Guy (Kentucky). 

  • Boltbuddy

    Move Jammer to SS and draft a solid corner taking care of two needs. He hits and tackles well but has lost a step.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @Boltbuddy moving Jammer makes too much sense for Norval… He has said over and over again that he does not think that Jammer is a safety. 

      • RussellGrant

         @epadaon  @Boltbuddy But can someone talk to Pagano?
         

  • ThomasBell

    Since AJ Smith doesn’t want to trade down i think he’ll have to trade up with Seattle to select SS Mark Barron. Even though an article stated that “Harrison Smith would relish playing with Eric Weddle,” I think getting Barron would be fine.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @ThomasBell Let’s offer Pete Carroll Charlie Whitehurst!
       
      Either Seattle or AZ would give us the best shot to get Barron, unless this crap about the Bills liking him is legit. 

      • ThomasBell

         @epadaon No I heard the Bills love Stephan Gilmore

      • Boltbuddy

        @epadaon @ThomasBell AJ could also trade back to say Cleveland and grab Harrison plus a pick. I don’t believe all his hype about wanting to play with Weddle. There’s a possibility he’s just waxing the chargers car to get picked at 18 which commands more scratch on the rookie payscale.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @Boltbuddy  @epadaon  @ThomasBell that is definitely a good possibility