Lance Kendricks will join the Green Bay Packers just a few days after his release from the Los Angeles Rams.
With the new calendar year officially underway in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams made a tough decision on Thursday to part ways with Lance Kendricks after six seasons. Now, it looks like the veteran tight end will be fortunate to be part of one of the league’s top offenses run by Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers continued to stay busy with adding tight ends after announcing Kendricks will be coming on board for the 2017 season. On Friday, the team made one of the biggest surprises of free agency by signing Super Bowl champion Martellus Bennett to a three-year deal, so it’s been a busy last 24 hours for Green Bay.
From a fan perspective, it’s hard not to feel happy for Kendricks when considering he’s going to be joining a team in the Packers that almost reached the Super Bowl before falling to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship. Rodgers has a history of spreading the football around, and figuring out ways to get the best out of his players on offense, so it will be interesting to see the type of impact Kendricks will have playing alongside Bennett.
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As far as money is concerned, let’s hope Kendricks doesn’t fall short of any bonuses like he did last year with Los Angeles when he fell one yard short of receiving an extra $250,000 with his contract. Either way, the addition of Kendricks is a great move for Green Bay, as his veteran leadership and experience will certainly benefit the NFC North champions.