Geronimo Allison, Packers agree to one-year deal

Geronimo Allison will be back in the green and gold next season. According to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers and Allison agreed to a one-year deal.

The Packers originally used the original round tender on Allison making him a restricted free agent. The new deal takes the tender off the table. No other team will be able to sign Allison to an offer sheet.

Allison got off to a terrific start last season. He hauled in 19 catches for 289 yards through his first four games. His season was ended after only five games due to a concussion in October and a tear of a core muscle during a practice in November. He and Aaron Rodgers should be able to build on their connection this season.

Davante Adams has established himself as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL today. If Allison can step up to fill his role as the number two option, the Packers can be extremely dangerous offensively.

Joe & Ebo Experience: The show goes on

Jordy worth a look? (0:00)

D-bags broken down (21:14)

Badgers Insider RJ Brachman (37:56)

Former Badgers linebacker Ryan Connelly (44:57)

Breaking down the Brewers roster (52:29)

Joe & Ebo Experience: Free agent frenzy

Losers: Ted Thompson (0:00)

Bye bye Clay (15:35)

Packers Insider Rob Reischel (25:08)

The reign of Theodore (40:09)

Joe offends the elderly (52:02)

Joe & Ebo Experience: Disappoint & Rally

A win is a win (0:00)

Wisconsin Badgers Insider RJ Brachman (9:54)

Panic-mode (36:06)

Retire Clay (51:28)

Packers, a favorite to sign S Landon Collins

It is no secret that the Green Bay Packers need to improve the safety position. This off-season may be the perfect time to address the position.

According to Ryan Wooden of SportsLine, the Packers have the second-best odds to land All-Pro safety Landon Collins. The Indianapolis Colts have the best odds.

SportsLine’s favorites to sign Collins this season:

Indianapolis Colts| 2/1
Green Bay Packers| 4/1
Washington Redskins| 5/1
Kansas City Chiefs| 6/1
San Francisco 49ers| 8/1
Dallas Cowboys| 8/1
Los Angeles Rams| 9/1
Houston Texans| 10/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers| 10/1
Field- 5/1

Collins has made a name for himself as one of the top safeties in the NFL. He has been to the Pro Bowl three times in his first four seasons. Last year, Collins recorded 96 tackles and four passes defended in 12 games.

On Twitter, Collins expressed his appreciation for the New York Giants and that he’s excited to move on to the next step in his career.

Packers’ GM Brian Gutekunst said during the NFL Scouting Combine that he’s looking to be active in free agency.

There are multiple holes on Green Bay’s defense but perhaps none bigger than safety. HaHa Clinton-Dix was traded to the Washington Redskins last season for a fourth-round pick.

Collins wouldn’t only solve the problem at safety, but would become one of the, if not the best players on the defense.

Gutekunst failed to go all-in for Khalil Mack last season when the Oakland Raiders made him available. He needs to make a big-splash this off-season and Collins is the answer.

Joe & Ebo Experience: A Wisconsin Epidemic

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Sports Director Zach Heilprin (26:47)

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The Armchair Quarterbacks: 11/1/18

Listen to our very own Joe Miller and Rob Reischel of BobMcGinnFootball and Forbes every Thursday night from 5 to 5:30pm as these “Armchair Quarterbacks” breakdown the Green Bay Packers week by week!

Segment 1: Takeaways from a crazy game in L.A. (0:00)

Segment 2: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on the move! (7:30)

Segment 3: Rob’s predictions on the Packers/Patriots game. (14:30)

NFL Scouting Combine: Day 2 observations

Indianapolis – The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine continued on Thursday in Indianapolis. The offensive linemen and running backs were the position groups to meet with the media, as well as other various coaches and front office personnel.

With both Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressing the media on Wednesday, things were relatively quiet on the Green Bay front on Thursday. That, combined with the thought that Green Bay won’t be too likely to select a running back or offensive lineman early in the draft, made for an uneventful day.

Three takeaways from Thursday in Indianapolis.

Gutekunst receiving praise

With Gutekunst taking over as the general manager in Green Bay many felt like it was a breath of fresh air that the Packers organization needed. Obviously, the Packers weren’t the only franchise this offseason to make a leadership change.

Roughly halfway through the 2017 season the Cleveland Browns hired former Packers Director of Football Operations John Dorsey as their general manager. Dorsey also hired a pair of former front office members of the Packers in Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith.

He did speak with the media on Thursday and was asked about Gutekunst due to the obvious history that comes with working together from 2002-12.

“Outstanding, I think Brian [Gutekunst] has done a nice job,” said Dorsey of Gutekunst’s career in Green Bay. “He will do a nice job for the Packers moving forward.”

Dorsey also shared the story of giving Gutekunst his start with the Packers back in 2002.

“Brian Gutekunst was a GA at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I had called up Roger Harring, who was a legendary coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse. I said we were looking for a young intern. He said ‘I’ve got this guy Brian Gutekunst who would be really good.

“We sat and talked about it and then next thing you know I call [Gutekunst] up on Friday night. I said ‘[Gutekunst], it’s about eight o’clock,’ – and I think he’s working at some country club trying to put some extra cash in his pocket – ‘this is John Dorsey from the Green Bay Packers. You got the job. Just be here at 7am Monday morning.’ Then I hung up the phone.”

Interest in Quenton Nelson

Notre Dame offensive guard Quenton Nelson is widely regarded as the best offensive linemen in this draft class. There are some who believe that he may be the best player available. With that being said, it’s very rare for an offensive guard to be drafted as high as he is projected to go.

It’s likely, according to most, that Nelson will be drafted before the Green Bay’s first selection at No. 14 overall.

That didn’t stop the Packers from having an official meeting at the combine with Nelson, he said.

While it wasn’t expected that the Packers would be in the running for not only an offensive lineman early in the draft, trading up for Nelson cannot be ruled out now.

Green Bay’s wide receiver situation

The Packers have decisions to make at wide receiver with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. That’s no secret. The team extended the contract of Davante Adams late this season, despite issues with concussions during the year.

Adams’ agent, Frank Bauer, told ESPN’s Rob Demovsky that there are no long-term concerns surrounding the health of Adams.

Adams suffered a pair of concussions in the 2017 season. One was caused on a head-to-head blow by Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan that caused Adams to leave the game on a stretcher. The second concussion was due to a hit from Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers in Week 15, causing Adams to miss the remainder of the season.