Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Corey Dillon to the Pack?

The latest rumors start thusly: a former Packers personnel guy (i.e., George Koonce) mentions in a radio interview that the Pack could be adding a big-name offensive player sometime soon. No names mentioned. This then gets picked up on by ProFootballTalk.com's Rumor Mill section yesterday. Noting that there are just not that many big-name offensive players floating about right now, somehow the speculation started that the player could be former Patriots RB Corey Dillon, who was released by the Pats in March. At 32, Dillon is certainly on the downside of his career. Retirement can't be far off. Still, he did lead the Pats in rushing last year. Certainly has been a solid player through the years. But would the Packers make him their featured back? When the current running back depth chart includes Vernand Morency, Brandon Jackson, Noah Herron and DeShawn Wynn you have to believe anything is possible. An interesting possibility, if nothing but for a veteran presence among the youngsters. But it would also be surprising given the overall youth movement which is now prevailing on the Packers squad.

Stay tuned.