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Packers extend Letroy Guion

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The Packers’ priority in free agency is always signing their own free agents before looking at players from other teams, and they’ve taken that approach again.

Green Bay and defensive tackle Letroy Guion have agreed in principle to a three-year, $11.25 million deal, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Guion is actually rare on the Packers’ roster in that he wasn’t drafted by the team: He was drafted by the Vikings in 2008 and signed with the Packers only in 2014. But he has played well enough in his two years in Green Bay that the team wants to keep him around.

The Packers’ devotion to Guion comes despite his off-field problems. Guion copped a plea after facing drug and weapons charges, and he also reportedly had a domestic violence charge. He missed the first three games of last season while serving an NFL suspension.

But Guion is back now, and both sides hope he’ll be with the Packers for at least three more years.

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67 Responses to “Packers extend Letroy Guion”
  1. 4sacroc says: Feb 12, 2016 9:41 AM

    Young, athletic, pluggers on D-Line are tough to find.

    Good signing for GB.

  2. trumb1mj says: Feb 12, 2016 9:41 AM

    With the HGH scandal looming for half of their defense and now the re-signing of a criminal, it seems like the Packers are headed towards a meltdown.

  3. contra74 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM

    Vikings castoff gets signed to a longer deal by the packers.

    What’s new!?

  4. fngs1 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM

    I know I’m dreaming, but how about a Von Miller type of a guy. Yes I know he is not leaving Denver. Doesn’t hurt to dream sometimes.

  5. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM

    The Packers love those ex-Vikings, especially if they are mediocre players and get in trouble off the field.

  6. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 12, 2016 9:50 AM

    The better the player, the longer the leash… I’m surprised GB would do this.. He must be REALLY good. lol

  7. jwcarlson says: Feb 12, 2016 9:51 AM

    Pretty solid resigning. Guion has done pretty well.

  8. kcchefs58 says: Feb 12, 2016 9:52 AM

    Lol…bad move

  9. yooperman says: Feb 12, 2016 9:57 AM

    He had a permit for the gun. The gun WAS legal. Quit trying to make it sound worse. Every player that buys a gun should go thought the background check and get a carrying permit. That $100 permit saved him millions.
    If a player doesn’t pass the back ground check he can’t go to the combine, draft, and he also should NOT have a gun.

  10. bordner says: Feb 12, 2016 10:00 AM

    I’ll bet NO viking fans comment on this story.

  11. longtimefanh8tr says: Feb 12, 2016 10:05 AM

    He has played well for the Packers. Suffered from bad coaching in Minnesota.

  12. tokyogasblaster says: Feb 12, 2016 10:08 AM

    I think we might have a chance at mike Wallace,Asiata and Chad greenway and you know what we also get to start going to their new stadium also life is grand!

  13. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 12, 2016 10:10 AM

    Vikings castoff gets signed to a longer deal by the packers.

    What’s new!?
    ————-
    You act like it isn’t about a 10:1 ratio of Packer castoffs signed by Vikings than the other way around. SKOLOLOL

  14. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 12, 2016 10:13 AM

    The Packers love those ex-Vikings, especially if they are mediocre players and get in trouble off the field.
    ———
    Considering the Vikings have signed probably 1o castoffs to every 1 the Packers have signed from the Vikings, I’d say this is a pretty funny comment.

    I had very little expectations for him because he was a former Viking who was cut. But instead, the guy has played very well and much better than he ever did in Minnesota. They got a bargain for a backup who already showed he could step in as a starter and play very well.

  15. tomhagansite says: Feb 12, 2016 10:17 AM

    Class act…nothing wrong with a little domestic violence

  16. whatjusthapped says: Feb 12, 2016 10:19 AM

    He earned it, the second half of the season he really came on and played well. He single handedly put up two huge plays to prevent the Redskins from scoring from the one yard line that turned that playoff game around.

    So in that sense alone, he is nothing like a Viking. The Vikings lead the NFL in playoff losses and you can achieve that distinction without performing poorly in the playoffs. So Guion stepping up in a playoff game and making huge plays is the reason he will continue to be a Packer. Had it been the other way around, he probably would have went back to the Vikings.

  17. The Almighty Cabbage says: Feb 12, 2016 10:33 AM

    bordner says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:00 AM

    I’ll bet NO viking fans comment on this story.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Too late, bordner. The usual purple hopping up and down has already commenced.

  18. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Feb 12, 2016 10:37 AM

    Wow. Surprising. He’s played relatively well though and will be cheaper than Raji. I suppose he’s probably gone now. I expect a high DL pick from TT this year.

  19. thebigkuhuna says: Feb 12, 2016 10:43 AM

    Great talent, will probably get into more trouble before next season, cant get away from the issues

  20. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 12, 2016 10:46 AM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Feb 12, 2016 9:44 AM
    The Packers love those ex-Vikings, especially if they are mediocre players and get in trouble off the field.

    ———–

    Tell us more about how Teddy will be better (2015: 14 TDs; 9 INTs) when the NFL rushing leader is no longer a Viking.

  21. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 12, 2016 10:53 AM

    This is great! An extended Guion! Go Pack!

  22. canadapackers says: Feb 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    Glad he was resigned. We now have some strength up the middle re-signed. Rajii’s camp is probably not too happy as their negotiating leverage has gone down an notch but I wasnt too optimistic that he was going to ask for real big bucks after he turned down that big contract a few years back. I hope and trust that he learned his lesson from a few years ago. These big guys have only a few years to fill their bank account and they can give it all away hauling a suitcase full of mj.

  23. crapsandviche says: Feb 12, 2016 10:59 AM

    Who??? Never heard of the guy.

  24. ariani1985 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:01 AM

    Pretty sad that a viking castoff instantly becomes the packers best defender besides the one trick pony fabio!

  25. linemanguy74 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:02 AM

    WHY ???

  26. atthemurph says: Feb 12, 2016 11:06 AM

    He’s a good fit for GB’s system and played well. Would like to know how much he is getting.

  27. dragonfly99 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    Decent player but paid too much.

  28. coachkilla6 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:29 AM

    Seems like Letroy prefers to play for a team that actually wins playoff games. Something Minnesota hasn’t done in nearly a decade.

  29. deltaoracle says: Feb 12, 2016 11:32 AM

    Every once in a great while the Vikings have something worth taking, like Gilbert Brown about 20 years ago and now to a lesser degree, Guion. Gilbert got a ring with the Pack, which of course never would have happened on the wrong side of the river. Guion’s chances are much better in GB than they would be over there also.

  30. packsupersoldier says: Feb 12, 2016 11:36 AM

    Riddle me this. Which player has been far cheaper while being more effective at the same time?

    Letroy Guion or Greg Jennings?

    SKOLOL!

  31. biggpackfan says: Feb 12, 2016 11:43 AM

    Lets keep the mediocrity going…thanks Ted!! Lets just keep doing things the same way and expect different results

  32. leatherface2012 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:44 AM

    dragonfly99 says:
    Feb 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    Decent player but paid too much.

    why? is it coming out of your paycheck?. what a dork

  33. shlort says: Feb 12, 2016 11:44 AM

    I can’t judge the guys character other than what is reported in the media. He must be a high character guy to get resigned. A drug bust and reports of domestic violence would keep him off most rosters (except the teams we know sign criminals, and we all know who they are).

  34. kahnsbushymustache says: Feb 12, 2016 11:45 AM

    Maybe Letroy should just FaceTime his family in rural Florida this off-season…

  35. f1restarter says: Feb 12, 2016 12:06 PM

    Never liked the idea of signing ex-Vikings.

    Putting on that purple jersey seems to bring out the worst in people.

  36. nflnfl13 says: Feb 12, 2016 12:16 PM

    This is Raji insurance.

  37. contra74 says: Feb 12, 2016 12:34 PM

    f1restarter says:
    Feb 12, 2016 12:06 PM
    Never liked the idea of signing ex-Vikings.

    Putting on that purple jersey seems to bring out the worst in people.
    —-
    interesting.

    Guion never had legal troubles when he wore the purple.

    When he went to GB however…

  38. cheeseisfattening says: Feb 12, 2016 12:35 PM

    This is great news for the guy the Packers employ to intimidate the local media after they write a story exposing Packer player bad behavior so that they will think twice before writing another such story.

  39. jimnsota says: Feb 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    Great signing! All of the Packa owners once again have done a great job for the greatest fans,stadium and brats in the universe. Hail Mary!!

  40. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 12, 2016 1:05 PM

    yooperman says:
    Feb 12, 2016 9:57 AM

    He had a permit for the gun. The gun WAS legal. Quit trying to make it sound worse. Every player that buys a gun should go thought the background check and get a carrying permit. That $100 permit saved him millions.
    If a player doesn’t pass the back ground check he can’t go to the combine, draft, and he also should NOT have a gun.
    _________

    The gun was legal. The steamer trunk full of weed was not.

  41. joefelicelli says: Feb 12, 2016 1:07 PM

    I hope they knock out 5 or 6 of these contracts, so they don’t have enough to bring back Casey Hayward. Would love to see him in a Bears uniform next season.

  42. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:11 PM

    atta boy Letroy.

  43. jimmysee says: Feb 12, 2016 1:11 PM

    Another Viking cast-off, Gilbert Brown, also had a great career in Green Bay.

  44. chrisw1334 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:33 PM

    Can’t get rid of the teams weed supply

  45. shaggytoodle says: Feb 12, 2016 1:39 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Feb 12, 2016 1:05 PM

    The gun was legal. The steamer trunk full of weed was not.
    ______________

    That was for his back pain while he watched cartoons.

    The big difference between Guion in GB and Minnesota…. is he fits this system better. Sometimes a change of scenery does players good like Longwell wanted to extend his career as many kickers do… so he went indoors so the elements wouldn’t expose his leg power getting reduced.

  46. purpleguy says: Feb 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    Met him a couple times when he played in MN — nice guy, but not exactly a Rhodes scholar. Then again, that’s quite a bit of dough to pay a guy with domestic violence/drug issues, not to mention following a season where he had only 13 solo/8 assisted tackles and no sacks.

  47. conormacleod says: Feb 12, 2016 2:56 PM

    21 tackles. 0 sacks. 0 forces fumbles.

    $3.75 mil a year. That’s $178, 571 per tackle. Wow.

  48. bridgeh2o says: Feb 12, 2016 3:17 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Feb 12, 2016 10:19 AM

    He earned it, the second half of the season he really came on and played well. He single handedly put up two huge plays to prevent the Redskins from scoring from the one yard line that turned that playoff game around.

    So in that sense alone, he is nothing like a Viking. The Vikings lead the NFL in playoff losses and you can achieve that distinction without performing poorly in the playoffs. So Guion stepping up in a playoff game and making huge plays is the reason he will continue to be a Packer. Had it been the other way around, he probably would have went back to the Vikings.

    bridgeh2o says:

    Considering he was a good Viking player, but he was just average compared to our dline today, we had no room for Guion.

    Just shows the depth we have on defense compared to the packers…….they actually believe this guy is an All-Pro.

    He whatjushapped, I was looking on the Viking roster, and I still don’t see anyone the Vikings drafted by the name of CRAIG Jennings or Berriman?????

    Since you are so adept at free agency signings, I thought you could tell us where those Vikings players are with those names-the ones you said we picked up via free agency?

    Bueller……hello??

  49. shaggytoodle says: Feb 12, 2016 3:22 PM

    @Conor I understand the Vikings don’t run a 3-4 and maybe they never have, but hopefully I can help you understand, its very rare for the front three linemen to pile up stats, as it is their JOB to engage blockers often mutliple ones and create oppurtunities for the LBs to make plays.

    He has done a very good at that, while Raji was out last year, and with his limited playing with Raji being healthy this one. I don’t know if Raji is going to hang around or not, but having Daniels and Guion for the first 2 pieces of next years DL is a good start.

  50. bridgeh2o says: Feb 12, 2016 3:23 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Feb 12, 2016 1:39 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Feb 12, 2016 1:05 PM

    The gun was legal. The steamer trunk full of weed was not.
    ______________

    That was for his back pain while he watched cartoons.

    The big difference between Guion in GB and Minnesota…. is he fits this system better. Sometimes a change of scenery does players good like Longwell wanted to extend his career as many kickers do… so he went indoors so the elements wouldn’t expose his leg power getting reduced.

    bridgeh2o says:

    Hey shaggy, I do agree with you regarding the “fit” argument.

    A free agent with 0 sacks and a whopping 21 tackles does “fit” the gbay scheme PERFECTLY.

    Thanks for the clarification!

  51. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 12, 2016 3:40 PM

    It may seem a bit high, but the packers have to offer players a bit of a premium to offset the embarrassing meltdown they’ll endure in the playoffs.

  52. immafubared says: Feb 12, 2016 3:58 PM

    Ya lets sign guys who did not perform last year so they can do same this year

  53. immafubared says: Feb 12, 2016 4:00 PM

    Ya lets sign perry and other losers too

  54. fwippel says: Feb 12, 2016 4:00 PM

    From a Viking fan, I wish the young man well. I hope he stays out of trouble and makes the most of this chance.

  55. shaggytoodle says: Feb 12, 2016 4:10 PM

    bridgeh2o says:

    Hey shaggy, I do agree with you regarding the “fit” argument.
    A free agent with 0 sacks and a whopping 21 tackles does “fit” the gbay scheme PERFECTLY.
    Thanks for the clarification!

    ________

    He has done well the last two sesaons in GB…. you want to see if a player can proove himself in your system before you give him a pay raise.

    You make it sound like the Packers are breaking the bank spending 47.5Mil on a 5-year contract on a player that has never seen the playbook Like Greg Jennings who was cut 2 years and 10TDs later. (which avgs. out to 4.75 Million a TD which is more than Guion is getting in a season)

  56. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Feb 12, 2016 5:13 PM

    Now BJ Raji will be next for a contract IF he takes a similar deal. He wants more but his stats were about the same as Guion.
    I’m more interested to see if they offer Nick Perry a deal or do they offer that contract to Mike Neal. They won’t keep both.

  57. saxmachine69 says: Feb 12, 2016 5:55 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Feb 12, 2016 3:22 PM
    @Conor I understand the Vikings don’t run a 3-4 and maybe they never have, but hopefully I can help you understand, its very rare for the front three linemen to pile up stats, as it is their JOB to engage blockers often mutliple ones and create oppurtunities for the LBs to make plays.

    He has done a very good at that, while Raji was out last year, and with his limited playing with Raji being healthy this one. I don’t know if Raji is going to hang around or not, but having Daniels and Guion for the first 2 pieces of next years DL is a good start.

    ______________________

    Ya like that JJ Watt guy… He never produces stats.

    Or Muhammad Wilkerson
    Or Sheldon Richardson
    Or Malik Jackson
    Or Derek Wolfe

  58. muzzie0323 says: Feb 12, 2016 6:03 PM

    Good move resigning him.

  59. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 12, 2016 6:27 PM

    At least he won’t have to tackle anyone to stay on the team. Like Clay. That’s more wear and tear. We don’t like that at all. Just needs to escort the other team’s players down the field. Like Clay. And play video games. And smoke. Even if it annoys Aaron.

  60. zygizag says: Feb 12, 2016 6:32 PM

    He has had a few OK games here and there in the past two years but to say that he has been good is a hell of a streach.

    Laughing in Minnesota at a team on a downward slide and the coaching staff knows it.

  61. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 12, 2016 6:40 PM

    If he doesn’t play like we do, we won’t like him. So we’ll just send him to jail. For no reason. That’s what we have our DAs for. They are the prize. Whatever we make up passes for justice around here.

  62. purpleandgoldforever says: Feb 12, 2016 6:45 PM

    This will only end badly

    While in Minnesota, Guion had no legal problems, just was not a good enough player. In Green Bay, his play has not improved, but has now had numerous legal problems.

    Must be something in the water

  63. shaggytoodle says: Feb 12, 2016 6:48 PM

    saxmachine69 says:
    Feb 12, 2016 5:55 PM

    Ya like that JJ Watt guy… He never produces stats.

    Or Muhammad Wilkerson
    Or Sheldon Richardson
    Or Malik Jackson
    Or Derek Wolfe
    ________

    And those guys are paid for it…. if guion was getting that kind of money I’d expect that kind of production

  64. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 12, 2016 8:02 PM

    The dumbest GM in the league let this guy walk. Thanks Spieldope!

  65. rho1953 says: Feb 12, 2016 11:44 PM

    Getting him out of Minnecrapolis saved his life AND career.

  66. screamingyellowzonkers says: Feb 13, 2016 6:08 AM

    The packers resigned a woman beater?
    According to packer fans, a child beater needs to be cut and put in jail, but a woman beater is perfectly fine playing for Green Bay?

  67. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 13, 2016 6:21 AM

    A fine young man that all cheese heads can be proud of.

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