Interesting – read here about Carolina’s decision to cut these two.
Now, I am not sure I’m ready to start lobbying for us to pick up Morgan due to the likelihood that he and Aaron Rodgers would probably both be out for the year after shaking hands. However, when he has played in his career, he’s played at an extremely high level. I can’t help but think that he could learn Poppinga’s position and play it better than Poppinga for a year (and if he gets hurt, Poppinga can back up).
But it’s the Wahle cut that surprises me. I don’t know how he’s been doing down there or if there are injuries I am not aware of, but he was darn good with the Packers so I have a hard time believing he’d just be cut. (Just checked it out, no apparent injury and he started every game last year). Perhaps it’s a financial move. Either way, I will start lobbying hard for the Packers to pick up Wahle. Guard is a position at which the Pack struggles and bringing in a bright, agile, 10-year veteran with a big-body might help us get more of a push in the zone scheme than we seem to be able to get now. (And learning the zone scheme would like be easier for him as he’s smart and savvy). I also would bet he’d be excited to come back to Green Bay.