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Packers keep John Kuhn

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The talent-heavy Packers launched free agency by focusing on their kicker.  A day after losing defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, they’ve locked up two members of the offense who could have taken their brand new Super Bowl rings into a brand new locker room.

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that fullback John Kuhn has signed a three-year deal to remain in Green Bay.

Kuhn’s agent, Keith Gold, tells Dunne that Kuhn is now one of the highest-paid fullbacks in the league.  Earlier today, Vonta Leach secured the top spot, via a three-year, $11 million deal, with $6 million guaranteed.

Earlier today, receiver James Jones decided to stay with the Packers.

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20 Responses to “Packers keep John Kuhn”
  1. hansenbrothers says: Jul 31, 2011 5:50 PM


  2. spartytime says: Jul 31, 2011 5:52 PM

    Even as a bears fan i can say good move…I wish we had kuhn…Kuhn’s a beast…Poor Man’s Hillis??

  3. packers87 says: Jul 31, 2011 5:54 PM


    He’s worth the money as he is a first down machine

  4. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Jul 31, 2011 6:01 PM

    Well he’s better than Brandon Jackson

  5. jimmysee says: Jul 31, 2011 6:04 PM

    The guy can do it all.

    Welcome home, John.

  6. claymania52 says: Jul 31, 2011 6:05 PM

    He deserves it. kuhn plays the game with heart. You can’t put a value on that.

  7. emoney826 says: Jul 31, 2011 6:33 PM

    Good move. Little overpriced but he’s g

  8. bisonhead33 says: Jul 31, 2011 6:37 PM

    Sweet!! Now surprise everybody, Ted, and go get Lofa Tatupu!! Just sayin!

  9. eagleseagleseagles says: Jul 31, 2011 6:37 PM

    kuuuuuhn. even though i love the eagles, dude was a straight up beast.

  10. skimbell says: Jul 31, 2011 6:46 PM

    I’ve always liked Kuhn and I’m glad to see that he’s getting a payday. He’s a real throwback player. The Packers can ask him to do anything and he’ll give it a go-and probabaly do a passable job at whatever it is he was asked to do.
    In my opinion if you could build a team with 30 John Kuhn’s on it, you’d win the Superbowl 4 out of every 5 years.

  11. bjamesa says: Jul 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    He personifies what the Mike McCarthy Packers are. Blue collar, hard working players who will do whatever it takes to help the team win.

    Kuhn is effective in pass/run blocking, catching the ball out of the backfield, running on short yardage downs, and he is deadly in the red zone. He is an all-around player and like I said, he represents McCarthy’s team first approach perfectly.


  12. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 31, 2011 7:15 PM

    Part of his popularity was in working up the ranks on a football team and outperforming his contract.

    Now the expectations will be even higher.

  13. teal379 says: Jul 31, 2011 7:35 PM

    Kuhn’s a good player. Not only does he play FB but he’s a contributor on special teams and we’ve seen him line up at TE and LB. Guy’s just a great player – not spectacular at any one position but a guy you put out there and let him play to see what happens.

  14. autolend27 says: Jul 31, 2011 7:45 PM

    im a packers fan 4 life. i hope the pack and eagles have epic battles like the niners and cowgirls in the 90’s. i live in eagle country and like the eagles. but packers have been my team forever. we need nothing except a back up LB. I think eric walden will win the other olb position. go pack go!!!!! and i 2nd the lofa tatopu vote. lets bring him aboard!

  15. youboettcha says: Jul 31, 2011 8:50 PM

    He can do everything, but I’m not sold on his run blocking ability. Maybe it was just Brandon Jackson thing. Hopefully he or Quinn Johnson can lead block this team into a Top 10 rushing yards ranking this year.

  16. 4truegrit says: Jul 31, 2011 9:06 PM

    packer pukes..vomit green cheese and beer..disgusting..hate every one of ya! always did..always will.
    go Lions, Vikings and Bears!

  17. loytomaki says: Jul 31, 2011 9:10 PM

    The backfield looks crowded, with Grant returning and Starks and a 3rd round pick. However, Kuhns biggest value is that he was supposed to be a Full-Back and showed talent at the RB position when injuries forced him to out there last season. Given that the Packers just lost a vet full-back this week, Kuhn signing made perfect sense. He will will be able to play the roll of Fullback as needed, but teams will still have to respect the fact that he can carry the ball after what he did last year. Should make some formations a bit harder to defend.

  18. kennyrogerschicken says: Jul 31, 2011 9:44 PM

    4truegrit says: Jul 31, 2011 9:06 PM

    packer pukes..vomit green cheese and beer..disgusting..hate every one of ya! always did..always will.
    go Lions, Vikings and Bears!

    A shower would probably clean out that sand in your vagina.

    Good news on Kuhn – he’s one guy who will actually earn every dollar the Pack are paying him, and then some.

  19. scoops1 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:34 PM

    Kuhn is a Folk Hero

  20. stellarperformance says: Aug 1, 2011 12:42 PM

    This guy is not name-brand (yet,) but he scrapped for positive yardage everytime he touched the ball. You just had confidence that he would convert on short yardage situations.

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