Martellus Bennett was signed by the Packers yesterday, so Kendricks will likely serve in a TE2/blocking role.
Super Bowl champion Martellus Bennett is heading to Green Bay after one year with the New England Patriots. Bennett played in all 16 games with 12 starts for the Patriots in 2016, catching 55 passes for 701 yards (12.7 average) and seven scores. "I wanted another chance to make a run at it", Bennett said. While other teams are making big moves and improving their rosters, the Packers aren't doing anything and have even lost a key defender already. Quinten Rollins, who struggled throughout his second season, is the best option in the slot.
NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted out a screenshot of Bennett's Instagram account showing the tight end wearing a Packers hat.
Kendricks was effective in his junior and senior season, and finished his career at Wisconsin in 2010 with 78 career receptions for 1,160 yards and eight touchdowns.
Let's look at some potential targets for the Packers.
Last season, there were questions about Cook's hands, while drops have never been a significant problem for Bennett. The Packers seemingly were close to making that happen, then abruptly shifted gears and turned their attention to Bennett instead, according to a league source. A year ago in his sole season with the Patriots Bennett caught a career-high seven touchdowns.
After he was waived last year by Washington, Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Browns. The team also signed former Cincinnati Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler to a long-term deal, and re-signed guard Joel Bitonio to a five-year, $51 miliion contract extension. While Hyde can play in the slot - and that's where he had most of his success in Green Bay - he still will struggle to match up against a receiver who's either tall or quick.