Found September 26, 2013 on
Universal Takeover Sports Network:
Days after releasing kick returner/ receiver Jeremy Ross, the Packers have decided to bring in two potential replacements for workouts. Those players, defensive back B.J Hill of the Green Bay Blizzard, a member of the IFL, and former Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith, both of whom have kick return experience.
Hill’s workout is perhaps the most entertaining, as it shows GM Ted Thompson’s willingness to find talent in unconventional places for football players. Hill, a four year veteran of the Indoor Football League, played his college ball at Ball State. In 13 games, he has accumulated four return touchdowns and 695 return yards.
While Smith hasn’t been as great, he did fairly well in college. At Georgia Tech, he averaged 21.2 yards per return for a career total of 1,613 yards. In addition to kick returns, Smith can be used as a reserve running back in case the likes of Eddie Lacy, James Starks or Johnathan Franklin happen to go down.
You can follow me on twitter @hunter_julius01
The post Green Bay Packer Try Out Kick Returners appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.
BEST OF MAXIM
Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly had been out of the league 3 years, yet he's deteremined to make an impact as he slowly works on getting into full NFL shape. "I've still got a long way to go," Jolly told the Associated Press, via Fox News. "I'm still working hard every day to get back, get up to the point that I need to be at.
Jeremy Ross (Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn/ USA TODAY)
On Monday, the Green Bay Packers released wide receiver/kick returner Jeremy Ross. During his time with the Packers, Ross took over as the main return man in order for the Packers to save Randall Cobb for their offense. Cobb took the NFL by storm from his first career game, where he returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown...
It is tough to assess what it means from Week 4 given that James Starks, while replacing the injured Eddie Lacy, went down with an injury of his own but Johnathan Franklin got onto the field for the first time for Green Bay. He played in 43 snaps and carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards – becoming the second Packers RB in as many weeks to top 100 – adding three catches for...
Today Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined a total of $31,000 for two infractions against the Packers in Cincinnati’s 34-30 victory. He was fined $21,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver and $10,000 for hitting an opposing player below the belt. Hopefully the Bengals can stop him […]
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the NFL schedule was released in April, a Week 4 bye for the Green Bay Packers certainly didn't seem like a positive. But with a 1-2 record and a slew of injuries, getting a break this early in the season is perfect timing for the Packers.
Just the Packers and Carolina Panthers are off this weekend, drawing what's usually considered an unfortunate...
It's hard to believe that it was 17 seasons ago that free agent Desmond Howard shocked the football world by making the Packers' final roster out of camp and subsequently sparked the team to a Super Bowl title thanks to a record setting season returning punts that concluded with a Super Bowl MVP trophy. After a 1-2 start in which the return game not only failed to provide...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews busts out a mustache and a home repair kit in this funny new Fathead commercial.
As the Packers begin going their separate ways for the (very early and much needed) bye week, many are of the opinion that they are a team muddled with question marks.
Aaron Rodgers went from having arguably his best performance ever against the Redskins to by far his worst game in several years against the Bengals.
Eddie Lacy, the salvation for the much beleaguered running game...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor said that the low blow from Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict 'has no place in football.' On Friday, the NFL agreed with Taylor, fining Burfict 10,000 for his below-the-belt cheap shot in the third quarter of Week 3's game between the two teams.
Taylor was flagged for a personal...
Here are all of the answers to this week's questions in the latest edition of Packers Mailbag:
Q: What's up with all the hamstring injuries? Could this fall on the shoulders of Mark Lovat (strength and conditioning coach)? What is going to happen when the weather turns cold?
-- Doug Payne, Junction City, WI
Q: What's going on with all the hamstring injuries? Do the...
There is plenty to talk about this week, as Mike and Dan review one of the strangest games in recent memory. They also discuss how much should be made of the sideline spat between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy, as well as the pros and cons of having the bye week so early this season.
Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on Itunes...
We go inside the numbers to detail Aaron Rodgers' success in fourth-quarter comeback situations.