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WhoDat!656 03-29-2012 06:26 PM

Anthony Hargrove signs with Packers
 
It will be interesting to see if Komissar Goodell only suspends 'bounty' players that are still with the Saints or if any former Saints players that have signed with other teams are suspended as well.

Free-agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers. Hargrove confirmed the agreement in a phone interview Thursday.

The Packers historically don't participate in the free-agent market, but specific needs at several positions have pushed them into the fray.

They targeted Hargrove to upgrade their defensive line, much as they zeroed in on Jeff Saturday to replace center Scott Wells, continuing their busiest month of March in five years.

Hargrove, 28, spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks and also has played for the New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams.

His star-crossed career includes a year-long suspension in 2008 for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but on the field he has always been considered an aggressive pass-rusher. That skill should fit well with the Packers, whose depleted pass rush last season was a primary reason for their defensive collapse.

"When you think of this team," Hargrove said, "you think of one of the most respected organizations in the league. For them to come after me is very moving. I feel blessed today."

Hargrove has 19 sacks in 102 career regular season games. He had three sacks in 15 games for Seattle last season.

The Packers did not immediately announce the signing of Hargrove. But the team did finalize a contract with cornerback and special teams ace Jarrett Bush, who agreed to terms last week.

Hargrove acknowledged his excitement about joining the Packers in a post on his Twitter account, saying, "Here I come Packer Nation."


2012 NFL free agency -- Green Bay Packers get defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove - ESPN

NOLA54 03-29-2012 06:50 PM

It shouldn't matter what team they play for they should be part of any susupensions handed out by the commish. If not then appeals should be filed for the current Saints players who are suspended via the court system.

alexonfyre 03-29-2012 06:59 PM

I kind of wish we had gone after him again...


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