Oren Burks done for year

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Report out Packers fear Oren Burks has torn his pec muscle which would require surgery and for him to miss the rest of the season. Right Now Packers have second year UDFA James Crawford and this year's 7th round pick Ty Summers who will compete to fill in as the starter. Packers also have Brady Sheldon and Curtis Bolton but both of them are likely camp bodies. Now question is will Packers be happy with Crawford and Summers filling in as starter and only go 3 deep at at ILB or now will the Packers bring in a free agent or seek to bring in a starter or more depth through a trade?
 

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Bolton graded out as top defensive performer on Thursday night.
I think he might be more than a camp body

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Of the 24 defensive players to play 20+ snaps in the #Packers win last night, UDFA Curtis Bolton was the highest graded.

Curtis Bolton (90.6)
Raven Greene (88.5)
Montravius Adams (76.2)
James Looney (75.2)
Kingsley Keke (74.8)
 

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Looking at ILB FA's, there really isn't a lot available. Mani Te"o may be the only option and I do not think he is really a fit for the Packer D.

Who would you trade and who would you trade for?
 

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Looking at ILB FA's, there really isn't a lot available. Mani Te"o may be the only option and I do not think he is really a fit for the Packer D.

Who would you trade and who would you trade for?
Right now don't know if you would find much to trade as a lot of teams won't want to trade guys until right before cut down date.
 

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Right now don't know if you would find much to trade as a lot of teams won't want to trade guys until right before cut down date.
Totally get that, but they are better off making sure you identify a potential candidate to trade for and then make an offer before cut downs so you aren’t subject to waiver wire totem pole.
 

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As many sub packages at Pettine uses, do they really need to bring in another ILB?
Crawford, Summers, and Bolton (Sheldon outside chance) are ILB’s on the roster, but they use Raven Greene and Josh Jones in sub packages.
Could Jones just add a few more pounds? He’s only about 8-10 lighter than Burks.
 

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As many sub packages at Pettine uses, do they really need to bring in another ILB?
Crawford, Summers, and Bolton (Sheldon outside chance) are ILB’s on the roster, but they use Raven Greene and Josh Jones in sub packages.
Could Jones just add a few more pounds? He’s only about 8-10 lighter than Burks.
Right now next two weeks will be critical Burks was nothing great to write about as stater. Crawford and Summers are likely at this point at best backup quality so asking to start will provide a point of weakness for other teams to attack. Gute and his guys will be doing a lot of breaking down film over the next couple weeks looking at vets who might be cut and he would want to bring in.
 

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As many sub packages at Pettine uses, do they really need to bring in another ILB?
Crawford, Summers, and Bolton (Sheldon outside chance) are ILB’s on the roster, but they use Raven Greene and Josh Jones in sub packages.
Could Jones just add a few more pounds? He’s only about 8-10 lighter than Burks.
Do they need a starter ? Debatable. Do they need depth....YES! GB plays Baltimore and played Houston both with matching personal and finish pre season against KC which switched to a 43 D... might shed a decent 34 ILB. Keep in mind our LB coach was in KC last season.
 
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