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08:05 AM ET 04.22 | Green Bay's running back corps is suddenly being considered an area of strength. That feeling could change if free agents Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn, a RB-FB hybrid, split the scene. But the way we hear it, at least one of them is a very good bet to remain a Packer. Team insiders suspect Kuhn, a huge fan favorite, is a bit more likely to stay put than Jackson, who in a perfect world would go to a team where he would receive more playing time than he figures to get in Green Bay with Ryan Grant expected to be fully recovered from the ankle injury that ended his 2010 season in Week One.

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April 22, 2011  08:07 AM ET

The stronger a position is, the less a team has to worry about.

April 22, 2011  08:12 AM ET

And the rich just keep getting richer. Is it any wonder that teams with good guys at the helm come back strong, year after year?

April 22, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Yeah, a lot of players bolt from a team that just won the Superbowl

April 22, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yeah, a lot of players bolt from a team that just won the Superbowl

A lot of San Diego players would like to "bolt" from a team that's not going to win the Superbowl.

April 22, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Brandon Jackson is gone. James Starks proved to be the better RB between the two in the playoffs anyway. Cheese Nation loves Kuhn so he will DEFINITELY stay.

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April 22, 2011  08:49 AM ET

This team has done so well drafting it's crazy. My question is if Mark Ingram slips to them, do they take him with their first round pick? I didn't think Rodgers or Bulaga would go down that far, and Ingram just might also. Yes, they need "some" help on their offensive and defensive line, but Ingram would be tempting even with Grant, Starks, Jackson and Kuhn.

April 22, 2011  09:10 AM ET

It's unlikely Kuhn will get offered enough money to go somewhere else and be just another back when he's so well-liked in GB. Jackson, on the other hand, is gone. He's an extra set of hands even on a depth-focused team like the Pack.

April 22, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Every team needs 3 or 4 running backs. They all get beaten up, and most miss a few games.

See what happens with the CBA. If there's a rookie cap, that makes it easier for teams to pay more to the veterans, assuming they want to run up to the overall cap.

April 22, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Every team needs 3 or 4 running backs. They all get beaten up, and most miss a few games.See what happens with the CBA. If there's a rookie cap, that makes it easier for teams to pay more to the veterans, assuming they want to run up to the overall cap.

I think the cap will go up, and I also think they'll set a rookie payscale, but the Pack have quite a few notable FAs this year. They'll have other priorities when it comes to Jackson. Servicable RBs aren't that hard to come by.

April 22, 2011  09:37 AM ET

GO PACK GO!! Sorry!

April 22, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A lot of San Diego players would like to "bolt" from a team that's not going to win the Superbowl.

<quietly smiles...>

April 22, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A lot of San Diego players would like to "bolt" from a team that's not going to win the Superbowl.

You hater...

April 22, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A lot of San Diego players would like to "bolt" from a team that's not going to win the Superbowl.

The Lord of No Rings has now fixed his lidless eye upon you.

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April 22, 2011  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You hater...

Nah. I don't hate them. I just laugh at them and mock them. I protect my castle by taunting them. I blow my nose at them. I fart in their general direction....

April 22, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The Lord of No Rings has now fixed his lidless eye upon you.

Good. He won't be able to shut his eye to avoid my moon.

April 22, 2011  01:17 PM ET

I think last year proved that Ryan Grant is a very replaceable par on that teamt. A nice back, but not special.

April 22, 2011  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Nah. I don't hate them. I just laugh at them and mock them. I protect my castle by taunting them. I blow my nose at them. I fart in their general direction....

It worked... You've hurt their little feelings.

Then again - they are about to see their team move up the coast so I suppose I can understand their nerves being a bit frayed.

 
April 22, 2011  03:05 PM ET

Storybook year for the packers last yr. Even though they're supposed to be healthy this season, its still extremely difficult to repeat.

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