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  1. Pete
    December 29, 2021

    Give him Kevin King’s money. Problem solved.

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    • Bruce
      December 29, 2021

      I doubt King’s money would be nearly enough to re-sign Douglas.

      The Packers will need to find a corner to play in the slot unless they are satisfied with Sullivan for another season. He’s OK, but Gutekunst should be looking for an improvement.

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  2. Gregory
    December 29, 2021

    I’m not surprised he was on Arizona’s practice squad. The season had already started and they have some good corners. What I can’t believe is that two teams released him. How could the Texans and Raiders think they had five or six better corners than Douglas? Well, thank you Nick Cesario and Mike Mayock!

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  3. Edward
    December 30, 2021

    Why wouldn’t they try to extend him right now? Given the unpredictable nature of injuries, etc, a signing bonus and multi-year extension would be money in his pocket now. Given the nature of football injuries, he might be happy to get paid immediately, and capitalize on this 2 month hot streak.

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    • Michael Rodney
      December 30, 2021

      Because of the cap and the uncertainty surrounding next season with Rodgers, the Packers don’t seem interested in doing any in-season extensions. Plus, with Alexander and Stokes established as long-term starters, there’s really no place for Douglas in 2022. He’ll have much better opportunities elsewhere.

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  4. Tom M
    December 31, 2021

    Micheal, you wanted to play fantasy football and trade for Gilmore. I don’t recall anything positive you said about Douglas. So I’m not sure where this, “I liked him more than most is coming from.” You don’t let good corners walk. You find a way to keep them. See Casey Hayward. Rodgers will be traded. ZaDarius Smith, Billy Turner. Kevin King, Randall Cobb along with many others will be cut. Gutekunst will make room under the cap for Douglas.

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    • Michael Rodney
      December 31, 2021

      Yes, I preferred trading for Gilmore, but as for not saying anything positive about Douglas:

      “Douglas is usually pretty effective in zone coverage. He has good instincts and does a nice job of seeing routes unfolding. He’s also blessed with above-average ball skills. And he’s always been a tough SOB who’s not afraid to mix it up with bigger players. His willingness to support the run was often lauded by the coaches in Philly.”

      And here was my concluding paragraph:

      “With Alexander likely sidelined for a while and King about as dependable as a 20-year-old alarm clock, Gutekunst had to add an experienced corner who could get on the field as soon as possible. Douglas fits the bill. And if used correctly, he could give the Packers competent play at the most important position on defense. That’s about the best you can hope for when it comes to signing somebody off another team’s practice squad a few weeks before Halloween.”

      Sure, I didn’t peg him to be a Pro Bowl alternate, but that’s a pretty good analysis of a player most Packers fans didn’t know from Buster Douglas when he was signed.

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