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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Exactly one month before the Packers kick off the 2012 regular season, they will begin their preseason schedule Thursday night in San Diego against the Chargers.
With 90 players on the training camp roster and only 53 spots available for when the games start to count, plenty of jobs can be won and lost -- in exhibition contests. The preseason is also an important time for development and on-field chemistry building for the large group of players who are assured of making the Packers' active roster.
Five things to watch for in Green Bay's preseason opener, which begins at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally on ESPN:
1. Rookie debuts: This will be the first time Packers rookies can compete against players who are not teammates. Will Nick Perry be able to get pressure on Philip Rivers and the rest of the Chargers' quarterbacks? Perry has been handed the starting outside linebacker job opposite Clay Matthews, so Green Bay needs its first-round p...
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Green Bay Packers head coach MIke McCarthy reported that eleven players would not be on the playing field during the pre season opener against the San Diego Chargers. Two of the eleven players are out due to mild concussions, Greg Jennings and Marshall Newhouse will continue to recover this week.
Missing the Thursday opener will be Mike McCabe offensive lineman, Eric Lair tight...
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The Green Bay Packers solidified their tailback depth on Friday, plucking the former Bengals running back off the free agent market.
It's not wins and losses that are important in the preseason. It's all about finding out which players are ready for elevated roles once the regular season begins and helping decide which of the 90 players on the training camp roster will earn the coveted 53 active roster spots.Yes, the Green Bay Packers lost their preseason opener, 21-13, to the San Diego Chargers, but in...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In order for Packers wide receiver Tori Gurley to make Green Bay's active roster this season, several factors would have to fall into place. The most important aspect that Gurley could control was having a healthy, productive training camp and proving to coach Mike McCarthy and the rest of the staff that he belonged on the roster of a team loaded at receiver...
Offensive lineman Reggie Wells signed with the Packers, who also claimed wide receiver Andy Brewer off waivers from Philadelphia. Wells is a 10th-year veteran who can play guard and tackle, and helps provide needed depth. Guard Jaymes Brooks was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform and tackle Mike McCabe was placed on injured reserve. Wells has started games at left...
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that he didn’t like how linebacker Desmond Bishop’s knee injury looked on Thursday night.
“Desmond’s injury didn’t look very good,” McCarthy said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some good news as testing goes on. But talking to doctor (Patrick) McKenzie, it’s up in the air.”
“But talking to doctor (Patrick...
With Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr.’s telling Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports that the Giant didn’t beat them in the playoffs, but they rather beat themselves, defensive end Justin Tuck decided to take some time to respond to his comments on Wednesday.
“Thank you for giving us the game. I appreciate it,” said Tuck in response to Matthews’...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With depth and experience along the offensive line becoming an issue as injuries continueto pileup, the Green Bay Packers signed 31-year-old veteran Reggie Wells.
Wells was a starter for six consecutive seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004 to 2009. A sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2003, Wells appeared in eight games with the Philadelphia Eagles in...
Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game when she served as the line judge on Thursday during the Chargers' 21-13 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers in San Diego. Eastin, 42, is usually a referee in the Division I FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and she has been a football official for 16 years. She got her opportunity to officiate...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Green Bay Packers are expected to sign free agent running back Cedric Benson.
The Packers are in need of a legitimate running back. They hoped James Starks would step up and fill the void left by Ryan Grant, but he’s struggled in camp as well in last night’s preseason game.
Benson should still have enough left to come in...
The Green Bay Packers' roster for Thursday's preseason game against San Diego may limit what head coach Mike McCarthy can do with his personnel. Nineteen players missed practice on Tuesday, and at least 17 players have been ruled out for Thursday's game, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Several other players are questionable. In the past, McCarthy has played...
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, running back Cedric Benson is on the verge of signing with the Green Bay Packers.Fantasy Spin:It wouldn't be surprising if Benson (1,067 yards, six TDs for the Bengals last season) overtakes incumbent James Starks (578 yards, one TD in 2011) on the depth chart by the time the regular season gets underway in September.