Friday, May 04, 2007

Packers Among Those Looking at Keyshawn

Randy Moss was a no-go. From the scuttlebutt going around, and to hear Packers' outgoing CEO comments about it, it seems as if the fan feeling was evenly split between those who wanted Moss in a Packers uniform and those who didn't. Now, let the Keyshawn Johnson rumors begin. According to an article in today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Pack is among the teams expressing interest in Johnson, who was released by Carolina following the draft.

While it could be argued that Johnson is perhaps more of a high-profile name and self-promoter than performer over his career, he has been consistent in his production. According to the article, "In 11 seasons, he has 64 touchdowns, including 16 in the last three seasons. He has caught at least 70 passes in each of those campaigns." He was the #3 receiver for Carolina. It would be expected that, if the Packers did in fact land him, that he would be in the mix for the #3 spot along with a boatload of other Packer receivers who have youth rather than experience on their side.

So, here is another big name to chew on for a while. Given Packer GM Ted Thompson's tendencies...well...anything is possible...probability is another matter.