However, something occurred during negotiations with Cook’s representation and Thompson and the Packer’s top contract negotiator Russ Ball that caused the Packers to walk away from talks and instead having the Packers sign free agent tight end Martellus Bennett, which all Packers fans know, turned out to be a disaster. Bennett wasn’t the only failure signing of a tight end. Lance Kendricks, who was signed as a free agent from the Los Angeles Rams, only caught 18 passes for 203 yards and just one touchdown reception. New top personnel executive Brian Gutekunst has inherited a mess at this position from Thompson and it will be up to him, either through the NFL draft or in free agency, to re-build the position. The Green Bay Packers tight end position should look a lot different next season.