Safety Nick Collins may or may not return to play safety for the Green Bay
Packers. What is certain is that the team won’t have an answer prior to the start of the NFL Draft next Thursday.
AUDIO: GM Ted Thompson said there’s nothing new on the Nick Collins front :07
Thompson said it’s not that important for the Packers to have that information before the draft either.
Collins future is certainly in question. Without him last season, the Packers allowed more passing yards than any team in NFL history. One might think Thompson would be looking at safety help early on. But Thompson said that’s not the way they do things.
AUDIO: Ted Thompson said they don’t feel they need to jump on a safety early in the draft :14
Collins is seeking opinions from five spinal surgeons to evaluate the recent tests of his neck.
The Packers may need safety help. We know they need outside rush linebacker help and they need help at defensive end. So it’s a good possibility that the Packers can hit a need on defense without reaching for a player at a particular position.
The Packers have 12-picks in the 7-round draft which gets underway next Thursday.