The Packers reportedly looked at these four players before the NFL trade deadline, but walked away without anyone

The Packers reportedly looked at these four players before the NFL trade deadline, but walked away without anyone

One of the biggest surprises of the NFL trade deadline was the fact that the Green Bay Packers made no move. With the Packers struggling on offense right now, it seemed like a lock that they would at least make a deal.

Although they came empty, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Apparently, the Packers were considering several players before the deadline. One of the most notable was Chase Claypool, but the Bears came along and stole it before a deal could fall. CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson reported earlier this week that in the hours leading up to the deadline, the Packers had the best offer on the table.

According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers actually offered a second-round pick for Claypool and appeared to have the inside lane until the Bears offered a second-round pick as well. To make the deal happen, the Bears had to give up their own second-round pick instead of the second-round picks they received of the Ravens in the Roquan Smith trade. Apparently, the Steelers were more willing to take Chicago’s pick (above Green Bay’s) because they thought it would be higher in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Besides Claypool, the Packers have also “registered” TJ Hockenson, according to the Journal Sentinel. Hockenson has 395 yards and three touchdowns so far this year, more than Packers leading tight end Robert Tonyan, who has 286 receiving yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately for the Packers, not only did they fail to secure a deal for Hockenson, but the Lions ended up trading him to the NFC North first-place team with the Minnesota Vikings.

Between Claypool and Hockenson, they were two players the Packers watched who ended up going to a division rival.

Two other players the Packers have at least talked about are Kadarius Toney and Jerry Jeudy. According to the Journal Sentinel, the Packers “had a brief but not serious discussion” about Jeudy and showed genuine interest in Toney before he was distributed to Chiefs. According to ESPN and the Journal Sentinel, the Packers were also targeting an unnamed receiver who was ultimately not processed by the deadline.

In the end, the Packers walked away without anyone, and of course, Aaron Rodgers was asked this week how he thought the team hadn’t made any trades.

“It just sent the message to us that we have to play with the guys we have and win with the guys we have,” Rodgers said Wednesday. “I think there’s still a lot of confidence in the guys in the dressing room. I feel like we need to get healthy again.”

Green Bay is definitely stoned at receiver right now with Christian Watson, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb all struggling with injuries over the past few weeks. If these guys start to get healthy, Rodgers seems confident the 3-5 Packers can turn their season around.

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