ESPN Wisconsin’s senior Packers writer Jason Wilde took time Saturday afternoon to answer fan’s question regarding the Packers’ potential offseason moves. Fans submitted questions to his Twitter page using the hashtag, #wildesmailbox. You can submit your questions using the same hashtag. To see all of Wilde’s tweets, follow him at @jasonjwilde.
Q: Is the starting outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews currently on the roster?
Wilde: Yes, and his name is…Frank Zombo. (That’s my prediction.)
Q: If the Packers decide to re-sign their offensive line, which one do you likely see staying?
Wilde: If they re-sign any offensive linemen, I think it’s Spitz. Cheap as backup. I think Daryn Colledge gets paid elsewhere.
Q: Projected season stats for James Starks?
Wilde: I’d purely be guessing. How about 110 carries, 440 yards four touchdowns rushing?
Q: Will the Packers seek another wide receiver if Jones doesn’t return? I think Cobb is built in a different mold.
Wilde: Nope, I think it’s Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, Randall Cobb and Brett Swain.
Q: Everybody seems to be counting me out again. Well, where am I going guys? (Question asked by free agent left guard Daryn Colledge)
Wilde: Somewhere that pays you what you’re worth since I think the Packers will low-ball offer you.
Q: How do you see the fullback and tight end situations panning out?
Wilde: I think they keep two fullbacks (Kuhn + 1) and five tight ends: Jermichael Finley, Andrew Quarless, Tom Crabtree, D.J. Williams + 1.
Q: Do you think keeping four tight ends could keep Brandon Jackson around? Or did Alexander Green for sure end the Jackson era in Green Bay?
Wilde: I am on record saying Brandon Jackson is valuable. I guess they could keep Grant, Starks, Green and him.
Q: Name the five starters on the Packers offensive line on Sept. 8 against the Saints.
Wilde: Bryan Bulaga, Josh Sitton, Scott Wells, T.J. Lang and Chad Clifton. That’s my PREDICTION.
Q: Any chance they’d slide Bulaga to guard if Colledge left and put Sherrod at right tackle?
Wilde: Sure, there’s a chance. Not a bad idea at all.
Q: Besides Daryn Colledge, who else is going to receive a low offer or not be re-signed at all?
Wilde: I predict they don’t re-sign Cullen Jenkins or James Jones, either. Maybe [Brandon] Jackson.
Q: Outside of Josh Sitton, who is the most valuable Packer who Ted Thompson needs to shell money out to soon?
Wilde: I said Jermichael Finley, others disagree. Jordy Nelson? Clay Matthews? Aaron Rodgers?
Q: What’s your prediction on Nick Barnett’s future? Too expensive to keep if his deal isn’t restructured?
Wilde: I say Nick Barnett gets released, ends up starting elsewhere, playing very well trying to prove the Packers wrong.