Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion visits the Seahawks

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Now that the criminal charges against him are gone, Letroy Guion is looking for a way to replace the change which he hasn’t recovered yet.

And that might mean a change of address.

Via Adam, Caplan of ESPN, Guion visited the Seahawks yesterday. There’s still some interest from the Packers, but it’s interesting that his first contact was from the Northwest.

The Seahawks have been active looking for depth on the defensive line this offseason, and Guion would give them an opportunity to get younger and better in the middle.

Guion was arrested in February in Florida on gun and drug charges, but those went away as a first time offender, after he agreed to pay a $5,000 fine.

63 responses to “Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion visits the Seahawks

  1. Cant blame him…

    Was a good citizen in MN when he was here. Moved east of the river, and his career, and lifestyle went down hill in a hurry.

    Moving on to a place like seattle, atleast his career will get a jumpstart out there. Has a better chance of making it to the big dance than in gb. And a much higher quality of life out there than gb!

  2. Well you can’t blame him for wanting to stay employed. Ted T. sure doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to sign him. I was hoping to see him and/or BJ Raji signed soon. In Ted we trust…

  3. The Packers made a rare mistake by signing this ex-Viking.

    Everyone knows that when you put on that purple jersey, your morals and ethics go out the window.

    If nobody signs this guy, perhaps he could get a job cleaning the cobwebs out of the Minnesota Vikings’ trophy case, unless there’s a family of squatters living there.

  4. He’d fit in with the Hawks… but for his sake he should find a team in a “red” state. Easier to keep out of trouble if you’re in an area with good moral values.

  5. As the late, great Bud Grant once famously said “Viking fans are small people (figuratively) living small lives, beneath the giant shadow of the Green Bay Packers”.

  6. Choice between the two teams who choked away last season! Interesting, hmmmm who was worse? Thumbs up for packers, thumbs down for Seattle!

  7. FREE AGENT defensive tackle Letroy Guion visits the Seahawks

    He is not under contract.

  8. the seahawks announce a trade with minnesota through green bay for letroy guion. ha. skol.

  9. Hawks are the best team in the NFL and have been since PC and RW arrived.

    No arguing it.

    Now Beast is going to blow up when teams can’t put nine in the box.

    Third straight SB. It’s fun, you should try it.

    Guion wants a taste of victory.

  10. How many people will make some juvenile, unoriginal comment about him being able to smoke legal pot in Washington?

  11. The Green Bay Rodgers are in trouble now…if they don’t sign Guion, it looks like Raji will be the next person they try to sign…The middle of that defense with no ILB starters, and maybe Guion gone…Ouch

  12. The Packers made a rare mistake by signing this ex-Viking.

    Everyone knows that when you put on that purple jersey, your morals and ethics go out the window.

    If nobody signs this guy, perhaps he could get a job cleaning the cobwebs out of the Minnesota Vikings’ trophy case, unless there’s a family of squatters living there….

    Like Peyton Manning’s center and now Guion? It seem few signings worked out. And the funniest part is…Peppers and Guion were your best defensive players last year…I think your frustration should be turned to TT drafting and signings and not lashing out at other teams for TT’s follies…

  13. Couldnt start in Minnesota so he settled for the packers. Now hes going to Seattle?

    It’s all about the scheme. He was a 4-3 lineman in Minnesota’s rotation and when Zimmer came in he didn’t fit. He seemed to fit in a 3-4 with the Packers.

    This is a money move while TT tries to drain his value while Guion sits and sign him on the cheap. Other teams are seizing the opportunity and depth, while others are sitting on their hands…

    I hope Seattle signs him, they need DL depth..

  14. As the late, great Bud Grant once famously said “Viking fans are small people (figuratively) living small lives, beneath the giant shadow of the Green Bay Packers”.

    The Menomonee Falls Monthly Register must have incorrectly reported that Bud Grant was dead. I believe a retraction is in order from the fine staff of 2, to the fine loyal readers like yourself.

    And it reminds me of another great quote from an NFL legend

    “A Fart In The Wind” Ron Wolf…

  15. Hey rosstuckershair even if you comment 10-20 more times in a row it won’t change the fact that
    1. 31 teams didn’t win the superbowl last year including the vikings (even though a lot of your fans comments make it seem like they did win something important last year)

    2. The Vikings have been basically irrelevant for the last 5 years ( I think they are headed in the right direction though)

    3. You can talk about the Packers and Seahawks choking last year but don’t forget that as a team the Vikings are tied with the Bills for biggest chokers in NFL history

  16. He has an offer on the table from green bay, but as everyone knows, the packers are in the top TWO NFL teams players don’t want to play for. beat out only by the raiders. BEEP-BEEP

  17. Hey rosstuckershair even if you comment 10-20 more times in a row it won’t change the fact that
    1. 31 teams didn’t win the superbowl last year including the vikings (even though a lot of your fans comments make it seem like they did win something important last year)

    2. The Vikings have been basically irrelevant for the last 5 years ( I think they are headed in the right direction though)

    3. You can talk about the Packers and Seahawks choking last year but don’t forget that as a team the Vikings are tied with the Bills for biggest chokers in NFL history..

    I am very happy you enjoy my insightful, factual comments that inspire you to lash out. However, I never said anything about the Seahawks except I hope they sign Giuon.

    After all, it’s addition by subtraction for a rival divisional team.. and right now the Vikings, Bears and Lions are going in the right direction……And the Packers are not doing nearly enough to improve their team. Any NFL fan can see that.

    I also posted that I never said it was a choke..It was poorly coached unfocused team that thought they had already won the game..Hard to get momentum back after No Mas…

  18. The Seahawks are building a juggernaut for next season. With Jimmy Graham, 11 draft picks and all of the guys they have coming off the PUP list and practice squad, this team is going to twice as good as last year. All they have to do is stay healthy.

  19. Ted Thompson is going on 10 years as GM and the Packers have been to ONE Super Bowl in all that time… in spite of having TWO Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks! The Seahawks can have Guion and Raji… just give us back John Schneider!!! Come back home, John– we’re tired of the one-trick-pony that is Ted Thompson.

  20. “The Seahawks are building a juggernaut for next season. With Jimmy Graham, 11 draft picks and all of the guys they have coming off the PUP list and practice squad, this team is going to twice as good as last year. All they have to do is stay healthy.”
    ___________________________________

    All the Niner homers spouted this same crap last year…good luck!

  21. leatherface2012 says:Mar 28, 2015 9:31 AM

    oh, so he wants to go to a team that can at least GET to the superbowl. i understand that.
    ———————————————————-
    Same reason he left the Vikings then.

  22. The Packers are having their typical off-season which is good because their strategy has gotten them 1 Superbowl already and let them able to contend every year the past 6 years.
    They signed two players that would have each been top 3 for their position had they hit free agency.

    They got rid of some underperforming and/or aging players with bad contracts.

    They didn’t panic to fill a “need” like some teams do in free agency. The majority of big name free agents signed every year are overpaid, past their prime, or never reach their perceived potential.

    They still have time to find some value free agents, the draft to get some new young talent, and they have many young players from last years draft that will have developed more.

    Football is a young mans game and it is always important to keep your team youthful and manage the salary cap, regardless of what the media makes it seem like

  23. The Packers are having their typical off-season which is good because their strategy has gotten them 1 Superbowl already and let them able to contend every year the past 6 years.
    They signed two players that would have each been top 3 for their position had they hit free agency.

    They got rid of some underperforming and/or aging players with bad contracts.

    They didn’t panic to fill a “need” like some teams do in free agency. The majority of big name free agents signed every year are overpaid, past their prime, or never reach their perceived potential.

    They still have time to find some value free agents, the draft to get some new young talent, and they have many young players from last years draft that will have developed more.

    Football is a young mans game and it is always important to keep your team youthful and manage the salary cap, regardless of what the media makes it seem like……………………

    Wishful thinking. Muffin just said his replacement players were in the locker room. I bet Rodgers loved those words. Just more weight on his back breaking in a bunch of low draft picks and rookies for starters on defense…Might as well telegraph McKinney or Perryman as the 1st pick this year…

    Yes the Packer have signed two of their primary needs…but what else have they done to improve over last year? Nothing, in fact with the defensive depth imploded, they might just be worse.

    The Packer fans seem to think that every free agent is asking for 10 million a year. When many out their could add solid depth and better special teams for pennies…

  24. ninefingers9 says:
    Mar 28, 2015 9:48 AM
    Hapless and tasteless Packers!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Malcom Butler ! Malcom Butler!! Malcom Butler!!!

    That was the best interception I’ve seen in years!!!!

    And have you guys hired the crooked scab officials who stole a game from the Packers a couple of seasons ago? Or did you just pay them enough money so they don’t have to work anymore?

  25. thevikingdefender says:
    Mar 28, 2015 10:11 AM
    Couldnt start in Minnesota so he settled for the packers. Now hes going to Seattle?

    __________________________________

    Every time I think Vikings fans are not all stupid, I read a comment such as this.

    “settled for the Packers”????

    Thirteen NFL championships for the Packers.

    Zero for the Vikings.

    You better worry about keeping your child abuser at RB before you start slamming other teams.

  26. oreo51 says:
    Mar 28, 2015 11:34 AM
    The Seahawks are building a juggernaut for next season. With Jimmy Graham, 11 draft picks and all of the guys they have coming off the PUP list and practice squad, this team is going to twice as good as last year. All they have to do is stay healthy.

    ___________________________________

    As Bill Parcells once said, “every team which doesn’t win the Super Bowl is a losing team.”

    So, your team was a losing team last year, too. And I learned a long time ago that two times zero is zero.

    The Seahawks are a very good team. They are not the Packers of the 60’s, the Steelers of the 70’s, the Niners of the 80’s, or the Cowboys of the 90’s, or the Pats of the 2000’s.

    They proved it already by winning one Super Bowl in a row!

  27. I live near green bay. He would be better off staying with the packers. He would stay out of trouble. Its a very nice community. The big city is bad for these types of players. The last I heard, he wanted to stay in green bay. I hope he does. What a great pick up he was last year. I believe in TT. He will get him signed.

  28. thevikingdefender says:
    Mar 28, 2015 10:11 AM
    Couldnt start in Minnesota so he settled for the packers. Now hes going to Seattle?

    __________________________________

    Every time I think Vikings fans are not all stupid, I read a comment such as this.

    “settled for the Packers”????

    Thirteen NFL championships for the Packers.

    Zero for the Vikings.

    You better worry about keeping your child abuser at RB before you start slamming other teams…………………………………………………………….

    I would worry about the Packers having a semblance of defense next year. And he is right. The Packers were Guions only offer. A true TT signing…

  29. They are not the Packers of the 60’s, the Steelers of the 70’s, the Niners of the 80’s, or the Cowboys of the 90’s, or the Pats of the 2000’s.

    They proved it already by winning one Super Bowl in a row!………………………………

    Wow…sounds like the Green Bay Rodgers of 2014…

  30. tokyofilthblaster
    Mar 28, 2015, 7:11 AM PDT
    As the late, great Bud Grant once famously said…
    ————-
    Bud is still kickin’ 😳

  31. Malcom Butler ! Malcom Butler!! Malcom Butler!!!

    That was the best interception I’ve seen in years!!!!

    And have you guys hired the crooked scab officials who stole a game from the Packers a couple of seasons ago? Or did you just pay them enough money so they don’t have to work anymore?..

    I have to quit reading…it’s just so very funny…

    I must Ask…Will the Great Diva even attempt to go after Sherman at home this time? Or will he again have to worry about his stats and Muffin’s obvious fear?

  32. Every time I think Vikings fans are not all stupid, I read a comment such as this.

    “settled for the Packers”????

    Thirteen NFL championships for the Packers.

    Zero for the Vikings.

    You better worry about keeping your child abuser at RB before you start slamming other teams.
    _____________________
    6 of those championships were before the end of WWII, the following three were within the first 4 years of MN as a franchise. I doubt Guion put that into consideration. When you were of age to choose to cheer for a team, did you pick your team solely based off championships? Every freaking Packer fan touts 13 championships, but probably only attained interest in the Packers after 1996.

    And we’re not owners like you guys, so we will leave the AP situation to management.

  33. The Almighty Cabbage says:Mar 28, 2015 9:47 AM

    Every time a troll comments, the Packers’ four Lombardi trophies shine just a little bit brighte
    ……….
    I reckon that makes you the king of the trophy polishers.

  34. ariani1985 says:
    Mar 28, 2015 12:22 PM
    With Ted at the helm its simply amazing these clowns can open the complex in the morning!…

    The joke is on us ari…The Green Bay Rodgers complex is closed until April 30th, when TT will meander in at 6:45PM. print out some mock drafts, and see who falls to him..

  35. He probably gets a 2 – 4 game suspension. He won’t command a huge contract no matter where he ends up. That weed and gun cost him way more than a five grand fine. Likely cost him millions n lost future income.

    That said, I hope the Vikings and Seahawks are picking 1-2 next years draft. Both of them with a 2 win season and the tie breaker being how bad they got stomped by Green Bay. Nothing against the teams. Their fans are a bunch of chumps though.

  36. Be weird if he signed with the Hawks and replaced Kevin Williams.

    In reading the comments above, including the alleged quote from Bud Grant, I was reminded of the quote muttered by the late great Vince Lombardi when he exited Lambeau and looked at the fan base: “what’s with all the polyester and lack of teeth?”.

  37. I will never for the quote from Ray Rhodes, “when you have a tough season in green bay, the fans tease and mock you like a teenager, this fan base can be disgusting!”

  38. Keep your super bowl trophy there more to life then a metal football but then again that the only thing that relavent in greengay lol

  39. Since he played much better last year than he did in the previous four seasons, I will assume the biggest difference was the coaching. How come GB got so much out of him but while he was a Viking, he was just average?

    The same thing happened to Craig Jennings and BrINT Favre, promising careers dashed on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

    BTW, the Packers have remained in touch with him, just not willing to spend big bucks on a player likely to be suspended for a portion of the season.

  40. 17 out of 55 responses are Viking trolls. Obsessive and compulsive. They keep repeating the same stuff over and over, so they shouldn’t mind if I do the same.

    “The low level to which you hope to bring the Packers down with your rhetorical and opinionated bias only demonstrates how much farther down the Vikings are below them. Because the Packers own the Vikings. That’s how it works. Do you understand the correlation?”

  41. TT must be playing the penny pincher game once again! Why would Guion not want to take the 13.25 an hour offer from GB???

  42. The same thing happened to Craig Jennings and BrINT Favre, promising careers dashed on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

    BTW, the Packers have remained in touch with him, just not willing to spend big bucks on a player likely to be suspended for a portion of the season…………………………………………………

    Does this mean we can’t meet for BrINT’s retirement party?

  43. It’s more clear to me than ever that the Almighty will never bestow a Championship on degenerate Viking fans until they begin leading proper lives and become productive members of society – like Packer fans.

  44. 6 of those championships were before the end of WWII, the following three were within the first 4 years of MN as a franchise. I doubt Guion put that into consideration. When you were of age to choose to cheer for a team, did you pick your team solely based off championships? Every freaking Packer fan touts 13 championships, but probably only attained interest in the Packers after 1996.

    And we’re not owners like you guys, so we will leave the AP situation to management.

    __________________________________

    Since you asked, here’s your answer. I was born in Philadelphia, moved away for many years, then moved back to Philadelphia in 1960, the year your Vikings were born (their first season in the NFL was 1961, but they were conceived in 1960 when they were going to play in the AFL. But the NFL convinced them to join the NFL instead).
    It was late in the season and I got interested in football because my oldest brother played and watched on tv, too. Everyone I met at school was rooting for the Eagles and since I was an outsider, I started rooting for the Packers after seeing pictures of their colorful uniforms in magazines.
    In case you don’t remember, it turned out that the Packers played the Eagles in the NFL Championship game that year.
    It was Lombardi’s first championship game as Packers HC, , and the late, great Chuck Bednarik tackled the Packers FB Jimmy Taylor on the last play of the game inside the Eagles 10 yard line. Game over, Eagles win.
    Lombardi told his team they would never lose another championship game, and they never did. They won 5 championships in the next 7 years, which is still the greatest run any team has ever had.
    So that’s how I became a Packers fan. I’ve never wavered, even through all the losing years they had after Lombardi left and before Mike Holmgren arrived.
    I actually respected the Vikings under Bud Grant. He was a fine man and great coach. He made those guys tough, great players. I was rooting for them when they finally got to the SB against the Chiefs because I was an NFL guy and always wanted them to beat the AFL teams. I had bet on the Colts over the Jets the year before (now you understand why I don’t gamble).
    But alas, they never could get over the hump.
    So, that’s my story. I could not be happier I made the decision to be a Packers fan. My 4 brothers are all die hard Eagles fans, and I’ve been having the last laugh on them ever since that 1960 loss by the Packers to their Eagles.
    And you are right again — I have one share of Packers stock proudly framed and hanging on my wall.

  45. Since we are talking about quotes here, anyone remember when Jared Allen told Viking nation to “embrace the suck”? Apparently, the Vikings endeared it as a life-long motto.

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