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Packers re-sign Andrew Quarless

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After fielding interest from the New York Giants, Andrew Quarless is back with the Green Bay Packers.

The team announced Quarless re-signed with the team on Thursday.

With Jermichael Finley missing 10 games due to a neck injury that ended his season, Quarless stepped into a more prominent role with the Packers last season. He appeared in all 16 games, starting 10, for the Packers.

Quarless recorded career-highs with 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

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34 Responses to “Packers re-sign Andrew Quarless”
  1. scoops1 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:26 PM

    the guy is a beast

  2. grabgrabgrab says: Mar 13, 2014 2:28 PM

    Sweet! He came on strong at the end of last year. He’ll hopefully fill the void after the Hawks steal Finley from us.

  3. f1restarter says: Mar 13, 2014 2:28 PM

    Another Packer free agent that won’t be a Viking. That makes at least four so far.

    Rick Spielman and the Minnesota fan base are beside themselves with disappointment, but don’t worry there’s still plenty of time for you to sign some Packer rejects.

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 13, 2014 2:31 PM

    I don’t mind bragging here – the Packers are handling Free Agency so much better than all the other teams. Mr. Ted Thompson IS that smart

  5. dethsupport says: Mar 13, 2014 2:33 PM

    The only great player Green Bay has is Rodgers. Why do they continue to sign these mediocre fringe players?

  6. greenisgold1265 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:37 PM

    I’ll never forget that beautiful fake punt, maybe the best I’ve ever seen, until Quarless botched it by tripping over his own feet.

    God’s gift.

    Good we signed him though. Needed someone at that position

  7. irishstout says: Mar 13, 2014 2:45 PM

    Man, Mike McCarthy must be one heckuva coach if the Packers keep making the playoffs over and over with Aaron Rodgers plus a bunch of “mediocre fringe players”.

    Clearly the better way to build long term success is by overpaying for aging free agents like Denver is doing rather than by drafting, evaluating, and developing in house talent.

  8. stellarperformance says: Mar 13, 2014 2:46 PM

    This was (another) good signing. The guy is a keeper and only needs more playing time to exceed the performances that never materialized with Finley. (But I’d still take Finley too….at a reasonable price.)

  9. dwarftosser says: Mar 13, 2014 2:46 PM

    Sadly, this is about the most excitement Packer fans can hope for in Free Agency. Just once I’d like to see us actually get a big name FA… oh well.

  10. twonis says: Mar 13, 2014 2:47 PM

    Still want them to land Owen Daniels. Could turn into a Hernandez/Gronk scenario.

    Minus the murder…but still with the broken bones.

  11. packfanaj12 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:47 PM

    I hope this is mostly for depth, we need a starter that can block and catch… Otherwise teams can read run vs pass too easily. Finley was finally taking on both roles…

  12. bart15np says: Mar 13, 2014 2:51 PM

    Still kinda hope they sign Daniels as well. Doubt Finley will be back. Quarless is second tier but knows the system and is serviceable.

  13. irishstout says: Mar 13, 2014 2:54 PM

    Quarless can catch, and he’s actually a better blocker than Finley. He doesn’t quite have Finley’s speed so he’s more of a true, blocking and possession receiving tight end where Finley has more big play ability. But the Packers will need to extend their actual big play receivers, Cobb and Nelson, soon so its possible they just aren’t willing to pay what Finley might command on the free agent market.

  14. shaggytoodle says: Mar 13, 2014 2:58 PM

    Rodgers is great, but he makes players better around him. The other reason these players do well in GB is, because they fit the system that GB is trying to run.

    You don’t take square pegs and jam them into round holes.

    Like the Vikings taking a WR like Jennings into a run first offense.

  15. aldante66 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:59 PM

    Another waste of time. I bet this guy can’t spell his name.

  16. notacowboysfan says: Mar 13, 2014 3:02 PM

    ok. I get it, resign players that are ok but are cheap, but come on Green Bay lets make some better deals. Yes, were resigning a few players we know about but we still need help on DEFENSE! Come on Pack!

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 3:03 PM

    No player is more responsible for the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl title than Quarless. He’s the guy who caught a phantom touchdown pass against the Vikings that allowed the Packers to win the game. Without that tainted victory, the Packers would never have made the playoffs that year. You can thumbs down it, but that doesn’t make it untrue.

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 3:04 PM

    Quarless recorded career-highs with 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

    Those are almost identical stats to John Carlson’s. Of course, the Vikings cut Carlson.

  19. bowmanj35 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:05 PM

    please help, I can barely contain my excitement. these broken hopes as a packer fan, this time of year sucks. please get rid of mike McCarthy and his empty “we going to make over this defense” promises year in and year out. what good is 30 mil in cap space if they don’t use it on elite players, just once in a while. Charles wiodsob and Reggie white don’t count any more, just freaking do something other than draft early round busts and late round fill ins that end up starting, poorly. our best players other than Rodgers and Mathews are guys that we took late or went undrafted and have developed, some. where are the defensive studs? oh that’s right they all signed somewhere else. McCarthy and thompson can only pull the wool over for so long. eventually all their empty promises will lead to change, of their jobs.

  20. nevernudetobias says: Mar 13, 2014 3:05 PM

    I like Ted Thompson. My philosophy is that he’s won more Super Bowls in the last 5 years than 28 other GM’s and has gone to the playoffs every season. I defend him. I believe in he and Coach McCarthy. And then he goes and resigns the dumpster fire masquerading as an NFL Tight End named Andrew Quarless. They say he’s a catch first tight end but he doesnt catch well. His “breakout” 2013 included an awe inspiring 312 yards receiving and 2…that’s right…2 touchdowns. His hands should be sponsored by the National Builders Association because they are made of bricks.

    In fact the only part of his game that incorporates blocks are those stupid hands of his because lord knows he can’t So much as perform a simple chip block at the NFL level. He has more drops than a leaky faucet and runs routes like a drunken toddler. Everything about his game is unpolished. If he’s the starting tight end come week one Ted Thompson better like the color orange because he’s going to be guilty of robbing the fan base of any kind of talent at the tight end position.

    Other than that I’m sure Mr. Quarless is a nice guy. Go Pack Go.

  21. teal379 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:06 PM

    Bostick still has a ton of upside for a pass catching TE. Just needs some time to blossom.

    What this and the Neal signing does is create flexibility in the draft. Ted should grab BPA on defense regardless but he gets more choice now as to just what BPA is.

  22. irishstout says: Mar 13, 2014 3:24 PM

    “He has more drops than a leaky faucet and runs routes like a drunken toddler.” Wait, what? Do you even watch Green Bay games?

    Quarless had two total drops last season. His drops percentage was better than Vernon Davis, Torrey Smith, Calvin Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Victor Cruz…

    And his route running was actually quite good. He does not run the deep seam route like Finley does because he does not have that speed. He is, however, a better blocker than Finley. To be honest, once Quarless showed some possession receiving ability last year I became against spending the money to re-sign Finley, injury or no.

  23. axespray says: Mar 13, 2014 3:55 PM

    Boykin and Quarless both looked good late last year when they had to play with Seneca, then Scott and then Flynn.

    So I can only imagine how good they’d both look with Rodgers throwing to ’em.

  24. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 3:58 PM

    I’m sorry, did someone compare Daniels/Quarless to Gronk/Hernandez?

  25. shaggytoodle says: Mar 13, 2014 4:08 PM

    Carlson was paid a lot more than Quarless was.

  26. deltaoracle says: Mar 13, 2014 4:25 PM

    This guarantees that Finley won’t be back. GB has guys at TE they can be okay with, but they’ll still have a big decision to make if someone like Ebron is still on the board after 20 picks along with a top defensive prospect.

  27. gbmickey says: Mar 13, 2014 4:31 PM

    Quarless recorded career-highs with 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

    Those are almost identical stats to John Carlson’s. Of course, the Vikings cut Carlson

    One big distinction troll Ted didn’t overpay to the tune of 25 million and cut the guy after 2 seasons. Quarless is getting half the money as is Neal vs. Griffen and Neal even outproduced Griffen last year. That’s how you get a playoff team vs a team in the cellar.

  28. whatjusthapped says: Mar 13, 2014 4:51 PM

    What is not yet mentioned are the numbers. If the Packers paid top dollar for a guy who didn’t even start last year, then I would think he is drinking from the Spielman cup of stupidity.

  29. judsonjr says: Mar 13, 2014 5:31 PM

    As a Packer fan this is just an OK move, nothing to get too excited about.

    Price seems to be right as he supposedly got 3M over 2 years.

  30. longtimefanhtr says: Mar 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    Quarless is pretty pedestrian. I think he could have been special if he had not had that injury. Still we need somebody at TE. Ted continues to make his splash signing his own…some to too much money. Ted, we need an infusion of talent on defense.

  31. dethsupport says: Mar 13, 2014 6:10 PM

    “If the Packers paid top dollar for a guy who didn’t even start last year, then I would think he is drinking from the Spielman cup of stupidity.”

    You’ll gag with it’s contents whilst you watch the mythical monster Griffen blow Rodgers up.

  32. trapshoot says: Mar 13, 2014 6:36 PM

    Good move, especially with Finley’s uncertainty.

  33. deflateddome says: Mar 13, 2014 9:11 PM

    Many Packer fans are upset about the lack of FA’s. Rightly so….you resigned the talent of a 3 win team lucky enough to have a franchise QB…and nothing more…

  34. Norseman says: Mar 13, 2014 10:36 PM

    Huh. I thought the Packers management took this month off every year.

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