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5 Moves the Green Bay Packers Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Green Bay Packers Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers had one of the better drafts of any team in 2014. They were able to fill several needs with players who could become immediate difference makers. With that being said, there’s still plenty the Packers can do to become even better. Here are five moves Green Bay must make after the 2014 NFL Draft if they want to be contenders this season.

5. Re-Sign Johnny Jolly

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5. Re-Sign Johnny Jolly

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The Packers are very interested in re-signing Johnny Jolly. Unfortunately, it will come down to if he’s healthy enough. Green Bay has made it very clear in the past that they will not take on a player who has a significant neck injury that could affect their lives outside of football. Regardless, Jolly is a huge part of the defensive line, which is why the Packers must re-sign him.

4. Re-Sign Jermichael Finley

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4. Re-Sign Jermichael Finley

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Green Bay has made the necessary adjustments to succeed at tight end without Jermichael Finley. With that being said, there’s no denying that Finley has the ability to take over games. Not to mention, he’s another valuable asset for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have not ruled out a Finley return, although it will come down to what Dr. McKenzie, the team physician, says about Finley’s health situation.

3. Acquire a Veteran Safety

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3. Acquire a Veteran Safety

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I stated a while ago that the Packers must acquire a veteran safety in the offseason. Despite the intelligent choice to select safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Green Bay still needs to bring in a safety who has experience. Jim Leonhard is the guy I would like to see finish off his stellar career in Green Bay. He’s still unsigned, wants to play for the Packers, and he would be a good fit for the team.

2. Extend Randall Cobb’s Contract

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2. Extend Randall Cobb’s Contract

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The drafting of three wide receivers certainly had fans talking about the possibility of losing either Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson to free agency after the 2014 season. Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen. Instead, the selection of three wide receivers was to give Rodgers as many targets as possible. Regardless, it would put fans at ease if Green Bay would extend Cobb’s extension prior to the start of the season.

1. Extend Jordy Nelson’s Contract

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1. Extend Jordy Nelson’s Contract

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Likewise, Nelson’s contract needs to be extended too. He has instantly become priority No. 1 since the Packers drafted Clint-Dix. Nelson is one of the most underrated wide receivers in the game. He’s a proven game-changer with unbelievable talent. More importantly, he has a great relationship with Rodgers, which clearly helps with their on-the-field chemistry. The Packers would severely regret watching him walk next year.

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