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Chris Jacke was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round in 1989. The Packers were in need of a kicker after trotting out four different players to attempt field goals in 1988, including Max Zendejas and his 56.3 percent success rate.
As a rookie, Jacke made 78.6 percent of his field goals, which ranked him eighth in the NFL that season. He continued to connect near that pace -- never lower than 73.1 percent and only once exceeding 80 percent -- for all eight seasons in which he played for Green Bay.
"When I came in the league, kicking 75 percent was considered very good," said Jacke, 46. "By today's standards, it's obviously not. Kickers today are better trained, field conditions are a lot better. Walking on Lambeau now compared to when I walked on Lambeau and played on Lambeau is kind of different. Some of those playing field conditions were quite bad. We played in Milwaukee, which wasn't the greatest.
"My first five years ...
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Matthews is set for a bump in pay from escalators in his rookie deal, but with Matthews slated to be a free agent in 2014, the Packers need to get a deal done or risk losing their playmaking linebacker.
According to Tom Silverstein of jsonline.com, Matthews is in the drivers seat and Green Bay will have to step up to the table, Silverstein writes:
‘Matthews ranks eighth on...
Donald Driver retires. Greg Jennings likely a goner. Those two facts have many feeling pretty uncertain about the success of the Packers' receiving corps in 2013. They should sit down and talk with James Jones. "It's exciting because it means more opportunities," Jones said on NFL Network's Around The League.
Long-time, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback played his last down of football earlier this year as a member of the NFC Pro Bowl squad. One of the most iconic images was when the coaching staffs and NFL officials allowed Saturday to play one final snap with former Colts teammate and now Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. It was long whispered since then that Saturday would sign...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has gone from sometimes unused after thought, to a key cog in the Packers lethal passing game.
With the retirement of Donald Driver, and impending departure of Greg Jennings, Jones now see’s himself as an important fixture along side Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Jones was on NFL Network yesterday and talked about the future of the Packers...
Gil Brandt of NFL.com believes free agent cornerback/safety Charles Woodson may end up retiring after he realizes how small his value on the open market.
Charles Woodson has had a great, great HOF-worthy career. I suspect it will be over after he sees the market for him this offseason.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 18, 2013
The truth is that with Woodson turning 37 years...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The cost of being a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder is increasing.
The Packers announced Tuesday morning that ticket prices are rising between 2 and 5, depending on the location of the seat.
Team president and CEO Mark Murphy explained the increase to season ticket holders in a letter that accompanied the invoice for payment. This is the fourth straight...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jeff Saturday already made his intentions clear about retiring from the NFL. On Monday, the Green Bay Packers officially released the 14-year veteran center.
On Feb. 15, Saturday's agent, Ralph Cindrich, stated via Twitter that Saturday was waiting for the Packers to release him. Once that move was made, it would allow Saturday to sign a one-day contract with...
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that there’s a good chance the Green Bay Packers will meet with Clay Matthews‘ representation at the Combine to discuss a long-term deal.
Matthews, 26, is in the final year of his rookie contract and will make a $3.73 million after triggering escalators in contract that raised his salary from $1.492 million.
Today is the 23rd day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster. Click here for all of Paul's previous evaluations and come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon:
Today: S M.D. Jennings
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Jordy Nelson’s fantasy football value has experienced extreme amounts of turbulence over the past three seasons. He first burst onto the national scene in the 2010 playoffs, aiding the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory:
Although he may have set career highs in the 2010 regular season, which you can observe in the table below, it was hardly noteworthy. That subtle regular...
No quarterback in the league knew what it was like to get hit and go down in 2012 more than Aaron Rodgers. Yet the Packers still fielded a formidable offense. Our Matt Tevsh offers some illogical big-picture numbers on the league’s most sacked passer.