The aftermath of Ryan Grant’s season-ending ankle injury has brought out on speculation in Green Bay about a running back who at one point was thought to be available: Marshawn Lynch.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, a college teammate of Lynch at Cal, was asked what he would say to the front office about a possible deal for Lynch.
“Bring him on,” Rodgers said without hesitation, according to The Milwuakee Journal Sentinel.
Several states away, Bills coach Chan Gailey was asked about a potential trade on Wednesday, and sounds very content with Lynch, Fred Jackson and rookie C.J. Spiller on the roster.
“Opinions vary as to whether there are too many or not,” said Gailey. “Obviously in preseason we didn’t have too many. I know Green Bay wishes they had one more than they had. Everybody has got opinions about what’s right and we feel like having the three we have right now is a very good situation for us. We have to continue to get better with each one of them and see how their roles play out as the year goes on. This is a situation in the NFL where you can’t have too many good running backs sometimes.”
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Bills are telling teams Lynch is not available. While it’s easy to connect the dots from Lynch to the Packers, this appears a dead issue for now.
– Frank Tadych