Matt LaFleur: Packers are “working extremely hard” at trade deadline

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Packers coach Matt LaFleur says his team is interested in adding to the roster before tomorrow’s trade deadline.

LaFleur told reporters today that General Manager Brian Gutekunst and the personnel staff are hard at work seeing if they can make a trade work.

“If the right opportunity presents itself, I think that’s something that we could be involved with,” LaFleur said. “I know Gutey and his staff are working extremely hard at trying to find something. It’s just whether or not the right opportunity exists.”

LaFleur didn’t say anything about specific positions he’d like to address or players he’d like to add, but after the Rams traded for Von Miller today, it’s clear that there are other NFC contenders gearing up for a competitive playoff race. And the Packers don’t want to be left out.

31 responses to “Matt LaFleur: Packers are “working extremely hard” at trade deadline

  1. OBJ for a WR3, a ham sandwich, and a 5th rounder. It would be an upgrade for both teams.

  2. Allen Robinson would be an outstanding addition, I don’t care if they are rivals.

  3. My broncos are open for business. You can have your pick of just about anyone not on a rookie contract on the cheap, other than maybe Justin Simmons.

  4. As a life long packer fan I would like to say, “yea right you are”. They’re capped out, and don’t usually want to give up any draft capitol.

  5. I can see Devante Parker getting traded, then Rodgers can have the first round WR he always complained about not having.

  6. OBJ, Allen Robinson, Devante Parker,….ok, maybe. But WR is not their biggest need. Their biggest need would be an impact D-lineman to help Kenny Clark and-or, another corner to give them some insurance if Jaire Alexander does not return.

  7. Those of you who want OBJ are fools.

    He is a decent but not great WR and decent WRs are a dime a dozen.

    But he is a HUGE cancer in the locker room or team. He’d start sulking 2 seconds after Rodgers tells him he’ll throw him the ball when RODGERS feels it will be the best play.

    The Giants figured out OBJ wasn’t worth the headache and now the Browns have too.

  8. This is when teams generally overpay for an aging, underperformer. Unless you’re getting a Reggie White, I wouldn’t get too involved in this stuff. Sometimes the best deal is the one you don’t pull the trigger on. The Packers already have the biggest advantage, Aaron Rodgers, so they just need to fill in with decent guys. You can get them off the streets. I’d say right now, the Packers can beat anyone on a given day. Which brings me back to that QB they drafted a couple years ago, and wasted a first and 3rd round pick on him.

  9. Green Bay should be looking for the best blocking tight end available so they don’t wear out Lewis before the playoffs, another big body for the D-Line rotation, and a couple RB’s in to compete for the #3 back.

  10. No OBJ and TE isn’t necessarily an immediate need.
    Another quality pass rusher, big bodied D-Linemen, or supplemental DB would be most prudent.
    With the exception of a difference making pass rusher, there’s nothing I would break the bank over.

  11. Everyone who wants to trade Jordan Love, I’m good with that, but ONLY if you get Rodgers to sign an extension. The next couple QB drafts look BAD and Jordan Love looks like he can be a competent NFL QB(insomuch as anyone who’s played as little as Love can).

    You don’t move off a QB like Rodgers, you ride that until the wheels fall off, till the lights go out…but the situation this teams in, unless you’re SURE Rodgers is sticking around…why trade him for a pick?

    You gain salary cap space…though very little, and you go into next year with…who? Benkert as your QB?

  12. gonzolo4 says:
    November 1, 2021 at 5:08 pm
    I can see Devante Parker getting traded, then Rodgers can have the first round WR he always complained about not having.
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    Does he do anything besides complain? Rodgers is too full of himself….thinks he’s ‘the man’…acts like he’s the most important part of that team….. without those guys around him he’s just another guy.

  13. The OBJ talk is hysterical.

    Cleveland is 29th in passing yards. They’re literally DYING for chain movers. What is OBJ doing;

    34 targets, 17 receptions, 232 yards… and.. WAIT for it; ZERO touchdowns.

    Oh, and obligatory mention of his bipolar disorder, and massive salary.

    .. NO thank you. Not in this lifetime. Or any lifetime.

  14. Does he do anything besides complain? Rodgers is too full of himself….thinks he’s ‘the man’…acts like he’s the most important part of that team….. without those guys around him he’s just another guy.
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    I can’t say it better than #4;

    “I say this all the time, Tom Brady is the greatest player ever if we’re measuring from a Super Bowl [perspective] and statistic-wise Tom has put up tremendous statistics and has won six Super Bowls. But Aaron is … the Packers are good year in and year out because of him, and his statistics certainly speak for themselves. He’s not doing anything to jeopardize the team. I’m just amazed at how prolific he is and takes care of the ball in the process. Just an incredible player. Makes everyone around him just so much better.”

  15. did I miss it? Did all the hard work pay off? who did we get? who did we jettison for beaucoups draft picks?

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