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The Green Bay Packers were Super Bowl favorites for most of the 2011 season, but they still had some glaring holes to fill this offseason.
1st-round pick Nick Perry will be expected to start from day one at outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews. He takes the starting job over from Erik Walden, who struggled throughout the 2011 season, recording just three sacks and proving to be a liability against the run.
Perry wasn’t the most explosive pass rusher in this year’s draft class, but he doesn’t need to be in have an impact in Green Bay. The Packers will rely on Matthews to pressure the quarterback, as they have the past few years, and anything Perry adds will simply be a bonus.
The Packers will notice Perry’s impact most against the run, where he offers a significant upgrade over Walden. According to Pro Football Focus’ grading system, Walden ranked dead last among 3-4 outside linebackers against the run in 2011.
Perry is a more physical player and better suited to hold up at the ...
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NFL teams rarely keep six receivers on their 53-man rosters. Seven is almost unheard of.
But if the young players comprising the Green Bay Packers depth chart at receiver continue to impress as they have to start this offseason, GM Ted Thompson may have no other choice than to select more than five for his final roster.
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According to Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle, there are rumors around the league that the Green Bay Packers might be interested in trading wide receiver James Jones.
Zierlein brought up the fact that Jones would be a nice fit for the Texans, since they could use some depth at the receiver position.
It would make sense for the Packers to deal Jones, since they’re...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. While Jarius Wynn is battling for a regular spot on the Packers' defensive line during mini-camp, he is also battling with an off-the-field health issue: Bell's palsy.
"It came on about two weeks ago," Wynn said Tuesday. "It's a real mild case, so it wasn't that bad. It's just my left eye. It wouldn't close."
GREEN BAY, Wis. On the first day of Packers minicamp, quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers talked about a variety of topics.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. How have the new coaches and coaching adjustments on offense been?
RODGERS: I think they're doing a great job, I really do. It's been fun working with (new quarterbacks coach) Ben (McAdoo). (New offensive...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With less than one hour before the start of the Green Bay Packers' second day of minicamp Wednesday, the team canceled in order to conduct a private team function.
It turns out that private team function is clay shooting. Yes, the Packers traded in helmets and footballs for guns and clay targets.
Undrafted rookie wide receiver Dale Moss, who played college...
Alex Green was a 3rd round pick of the Packers’ in 2011, but managed just 3 carries last year before tearing his ACL. When asked today, Green was noncommittal about Training Camp saying that he’s “not sure.” This report comes on the same day that Mike McCarthy called Brandon Saine the team’s most consistent back. Saine will compete Green will compete with for the #2 back...
GREEN BAY, Wis. The first Packers minicamp session wasn't necessarily a good practice, but it's the best coach Mike McCarthy was able to have given the circumstances of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement.
"I think that this transition into the new CBA environment that we're in, just riding up in the car with (packers PR staffer) Jason (Wahlers)....
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy knows teams can get in trouble for violating a league-wide ban on live contact during offseason workouts.
But as the Packers completed the first day of their three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday, McCarthy acknowledged that he still isn't sure what level of contact can trigger a violation.
''Frankly, I don't know what the line...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson began last season with little attention or recognition from fantasy football owners. In fact, in many leagues he even went undrafted. However, after a breakout season in 2011, fantasy footballers are definitely aware of Nelson know because whether he is well known or not, he is an elite fantasy option.
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Mikel Leshoure suspended 2 games: USA Today