Saturday, March 11, 2006

Manuel Lands in GB.

Former Seattle free safety Marquand Manuel has been signed by the Packers to a five-year, $10 million deal, according to WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. By agreeing to this contract, the Pack basically wound up signing a much-needed defensive back with some tackling ability and toughness instead of re-signing a kicker (i.e., Longwell, who signed a similar contract with the ViQueens).

Manuel is not known for his interception ability, despite picking one off in this year's Super Bowl. He is known for an ability to tackle...something that was more than lacking in last year's Packers' secondary. The Packers were rumored to be targeting Manuel for some time and the rumors proved true. This acquisition should drastically improve the quality of the secondary going into training camp.

Keep looking for the Pack to add to its free agent pick ups in the next several days.