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Ted Thompson doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  Packers general manager Ted Thompson doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. “The question has been raised about how much longer Thompson wants to do this job. The club is trying to extend his contract, but Thompson is 61 years old, and some have wondered if an exit is near. After speaking to key people in the organization, I am...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers: New role ‘fits my skill set better’

Julius Peppers believes his new position with the Green Bay Packers fits his skill set better. Peppers is now an outside linebacker in a 3-4 base scheme after spending the last four years as a defensive end in the Chicago Bears’ 4-3 system and before that in Carolina for eight seasons. “It’s fun. It’s fun,” Peppers said. “I’m actually having a lot of fun. I’m enjoying...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnathan Franklin could return to Packers in non-playing role

Johnathan Franklin’s playing career with the Green Bay Packers ended last month because of a severe neck injury.  But the former fourth-round pick could still remain with the organization. Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants to find a non-playing role in the organization for Franklin. “He’s as fine as a young man that’s ever walked through these doors in my time here,...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers: Packers, NFL better with Jermichael Finley playing

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Throughout the entire NFL offseason, Jermichael Finley still had his own spot in the Green Bay Packers locker room. Despite his free agent status and uncertain recovery from neck surgery, Finley's nameplate remained even as others' (such as Johnny Jolly's) were removed. When training camp began, though, "Finley" had been replaced with a generic...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peppers: The scheme is set up to create some confusion and get the perfect mismatches on the edge

Green Bay Packers defensive end/linebacker Julius Peppers said that he's enjoying his new 'elephant' position, which gives him the flexibility to move around and line up just about anywhere. Peppers feels that he is better suited in the 'elephant' role instead of playing in a down stance and that he now can take full advantage of his skill set to drop, rush...
Via 60 Max Power O
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay’s New Look Front Seven

There was talk during the offseason about the Green Bay Packers going for a new body type along their defensive line, and that seems accurate right now. Gone are players like 340-pound Ryan Pickett and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. They have been replaced in the base defense so far in camp by Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, who weigh 285 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. B.J. Raji will...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Looking to Add Former Running Back Johnathan Franklin to Staff?

Johnathan Franklin was a heck of a running back during his playing days at UCLA. When the Green Bay Packers drafted him fans likely imagined he and Eddie Lacy would become the premier one-two combo in the league. That is, until a neck injury forced Franklin to call it a career after one season.However, that does not mean he is done with the organization by any means.@RobDemovskyHead...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranked 3rd best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
Via cover32 - Packers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

So far, Packers TE Colt Lyerla doesn’t look like the next Jimmy Graham

Packers rookie free agent TE Colt Lyerla has struggled the first two days of camp. When the Packers signed rookie free agent Colt Lyerla, there were a lot of people claiming the troubled tight end from Oregon was a first-round talent who went undrafted because of character concerns and legal issues. Some people even used Lyerla in the same sentence as Jimmy Graham when talking about...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Micah Hyde has Edge for Starting Safety Position

The Green Bay Packers selected Haha Clinton-Dix with the No. 21 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, but it’s not the former Alabama safety who is drawing rave reviews at training camp. Instead, converted nickel corner Micah Hyde is drawing all the attention in the position battle for the second safety position alongside Morgan Brunett. “Seamless,” coach Mike McCarthy said of...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy calls Micah Hyde's transition to safety 'seamless,' seems to have advantage over Clinton-Dix

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was effusive with praise when it came to second year cornerback turned safety Micah Hyde. Hyde opened eyes at the team's OTAs as the first-team safety and is quickly becoming a challenger for the starting spot opposite Morgan Burnett, while holding off 2014 first round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at least in the offseason. "My goal is...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

7 must-see NFL training camp battles to watch

Tight end: Richard Rodgers vs. Andrew Quarless (Green Bay Packers) While the Packers’ roster may be loaded at wide receiver, one of the biggest question marks entering training camp is at tight end. Everything changed when Jermichael Finley went down with a spine injury. Finley is a free agent without any suitors and the Packers are in search of a new starting tight end. ...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Training camp day 2 report > Randall Cobb: Haven't done enough > Packers Mailbag: The Terrible Two Edition > You are what you eat: Team add ex-Oregon nutritionist > Packers eye big year from Raji > Wisconsin native Jared Abbrederis earned the biggest cheer of Sunday morning’s practice  > Training camp: In pictures > Micah Hyde seems to have...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Injury Update: Nicky Perry, Mike Neal placed on PUP, Letroy Guion to NFI

Announced Friday, DE-LB Mike Neal and OLB Nick Perry will be starting training camp on the active PUP list due to failed pre-camp physicals and although both injuries are undisclosed, we know that they are not serious injuries due to Neal and Perry’s “active” PUP designation. NT Letroy Guion was also put on the Packers’ non-football injury list. According to the Milwaukee...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five undrafted free agents to watch at Packers training camp

“Homegrown” talent. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around often in the world of sports in terms of how to build a sustainable contender. In the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs are the case in point of this philosophy with their nucleus of life-timers Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan. In MLB, the Oakland A’s are often cited as the prime example, thanks to general manager...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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