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GREEN BAY, Wis. When Packers rookie running back Brandon Saine arrived to Lambeau Field on the first day back after the teams bye week, the former Ohio State Buckeye expected just another day on the practice squad.
Then, during a 7:30 a.m. meeting, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum hinted that Saines role on the team was about to change.
Coach Slocum was talking to me about how I was going to be on the punt team, and I was like, What? Saine said.
At the conclusion of that meeting, Saine was given the official word that he had been selected to replace fellow rookie running back Alex Green on the Packers 53-man roster. Green suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 at Minnesota and was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Saine was about to get another surprise.
When he got to his locker which, along with the rest of the practice squad players, is tucked away in a back corner of the teams locker room, separate from the players on the active roster his jersey was hanging up. No other pr...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. When Packers rookie running back Brandon Saine arrived at Lambeau Field on the first day back after the team's bye week, the former Ohio State Buckeye expected just another day on the practice squad.
Then, during a 7:30 a.m. meeting, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum hinted that Saine's role on the team was about to change.
"Coach Slocum was talking...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jermichael Finley wants to be with the Green Bay Packers for life.
The Packers ultra-talented 24-year-old tight end is on the last year of his contract and is scheduled to be a free agent in the offseason.
But Finley is hoping it doesnt get to that point.
I want to be a Packer for life, for sure, Finley said Monday. Hands down I think its the best organization...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers coach Mike McCarthy had a special Welcome Back' surprise for his team Monday after their bye week: The first of two full-pad practices this week.
Green Bay entered its bye week as the only undefeated team in the NFL at 7-0, but with an upcoming matchup at San Diego, McCarthy didn't want any setbacks following a week off.
"No doubt he was trying...
There's no pressing need for either rookie tight end Ryan Taylor or D.J. Williams right now. Down the road, theyhope to be regular contributors in the Packers' offense. In the meantime, these two completely different personalities co-exist.
Greg Jennings, one of seven Green Bay Packers on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, is the first Western Michigan alumnus to be so honored.
MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers continues to be pushed by the long road it took to get to where he's at today. "When I got drafted, I had a chip on my shoulder, and I've still got it there. So, there's a lot of motivation left in that chip."