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Veteran free agent DE Phillip Merling became the twelfth defensive lineman on the Packers' offseason roster.
Call it the “shotgun approach.” Ted Thompson added his twelfth defensive lineman to the roster on Wednesday with his signing of DE Phillip Merling, who spent the last four years with the Miami Dolphins. Of the four (non-Packer) veteran free agent signings by Thompson this offseason, three have been defensive lineman: Daniel Muir, Tony Hargrove, and now Merling.
There’s obviously been some emphasis by the Packers on bolstering the talent and depth across the unit. The drafting of Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels take the total number of new linemen up to five, meaning almost half of the group will be new faces in training camp.
Is this a case of desperation in response to the horrible performances of last season? No, that’s taking it a bit far. Ted Thompson is not spending beaucoup money on these free agent players, which one would tend to do when desperate.
But he is stockpi...
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On Thursday,FOXSportsWisconsin.com ran a story that indicated former Green Bay Packers cornerback Jesse Whittenton, who died earlier this week at age 78, had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.
On Friday, his family informedFOXSportsWisconsin.com that information was incorrect.
We extend our apologies and condolences to theWhittenton family and regret the error.
The Packers signed defensive end Phillip Merling to a one-year deal. The 2008 second-round pick was unproductive in Miami, making just three starts in 46 games. He was the 32nd overall pick, and has experience in the 3-4 defense the Packers operate. Merling's practice habits were openly questioned by Dolphins coaches. He suffered a torn Achilles in 2010 and was charged with...
The Green Bay Packers have decided to take a chance on Phillip Merling.
There is some breaking news today concerning the Green Bay Packers, as Adam Schefter reported recently on his official Facebook page that the Packers have signed free agent defensive end Phillip Merling and released quarterback Nick Hill as well as tight end Cameron Ford.
This is interesting news as the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Apparently the Packers didn't want to carry four quarterbacks on their roster for any longer as the team announced Wednesday morning that it released Nick Hill.
In addition, the Packers also released tight end Cameron Ford and signed defensive end Phillip Merling.
Hill, a 27-year-old left-handed quarterback, signed with the Packers on Jan. 20 after spending...
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Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers have signed a total of 27 rookies to contracts this offseason. Eight of those were his 2012 NFL Draft picks, while the other 19 were undrafted free agents picked up immediately after the draft or brought in as tryout players during Rookie Orientation Camp. With the roster now at a full 90 players, it’s time to get to...