Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette joined us Monday in lieu of the Vikings' trade of Percy Harvin.
With Harvin having been traded to Seattle, Hodkiewicz believes that this sets the table for Minnesota to make a run at somebody "whether it's Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings." While he feels that even before this trade, the Vikings had "one of the worst receiving corps in the NFL", the trade opens the door for the Vikings, and it's going to be "something the Packers at least have to have their eye on going into next season."
As for the possibility of the Packers making moves, we wondered if Ted Thompson will break his history of inactivity during the free agency period. This is often one of the biggest criticisms of Thompson as GM, but Hodkiewicz thinks "Thompson's way of doing things does work." He personally thought "Chris Canty would have been a tremendous fit" for the Packers but added that he doesn't think there is anyone in this free agency class that would entice the Packers to use some of their salary cap room. Hodkiewicz envisions this salary cap room being used to lock up key players like Aaron Rodgers and Sam Shields.
What are two things Hodkiewicz doesn't envision in the near future for the Packers? Obtaining a running back in the free agency period and Greg Jennings returning to Green Bay. The only way he sees another running back coming to the team "is either through the draft or another late, off-season signing", and he estimates Jennings' chance of return at only 20 percent.