Randall Cobb's decision to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers seemed to have signalled the end of the Packers' pursuit of a wide receiver, but reports today brought a new revelation that suggests Green Bay's hunt is not done.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers are chasing the signature of former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos wideout Wes Welker during the free agency period.
NFL writer Zach Kruse quoted football media expert Ian Rapoport on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, explaining: "NFL Network's @RapSheet on FA WR Wes Welker: "One team to watch for him, the Green Bay #Packers. Looking in the receiver market."
Some may say that a move for Welker would be a strange one for the Packers, after all the receiver is 34 and is coming off his worst season in the NFL. With the Patriots, Welker was one of the NFL's leading receivers, but with the Broncos he has gone from providing solid play from the slot position to being a complete non-factor last season for Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
But on the other hand, the Packers want to get back to the big time with quarterback Aaron Rodgers searching for his second Super Bowl title. While Welker won't necessarily help too much with his play on the field, having Welker on board would allow Cobb and Davante Adams to learn off one of the best veteran receivers left in the NFL.
"Welker is a wily veteran with a proven track record with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Even if Green Bay doesn't need him, he could prove useful to Aaron Rodgers," a report stated.