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As week three of the National Football League preseason comes to an end I was looking down the list of the many former North Carolina football players that are now playing at the next level. The one that I kept going back to is a center who has been in the NFL for well over a decade and has snapped the ball for two future Hall of Famers. He came into the league undrafted and might end his journey in Canton, Ohio. For those of you that have not yet figured it out I am talking about Jeff Saturday, the 37 year old lineman who was a long time Indianapolis Colt and this season signed with the Green Bay Packers.
At Carolina Jeff Saturday played under head coach Mack Brown, being a four year letterman from 1994 to 1997 for the coach who is now at the University of Texas. His final two seasons in Chapel Hill Saturday was named captain and was voted to the first team All-ACC selection, while in 1997 he was also on the Academic All-ACC squad. His entrance to the NFL was by way of the Baltimo...
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Good luck to Ted Thompson as he whittles down the current Packers roster to 53 players.
We seem to say the same thing every year about the Green Bay Packers’ training camp roster: it’s going to be hard to make some of these cuts. There’s just so much talent across the positions, how do you decide who to keep? After looking at what Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have done in...
GREEN BAY, Wis To get their roster down to 75 by the Monday afternoon deadline, the Green Bay Packers released two players, placed six on injured reserve and put two on the reserve physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Defensive end Jarius Wynn, who had three sacks and started four games last season, was one of the two players released. Fullback Jon Hoese was the other.
The Green Bay Packers have placed linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve, ending his season.
Bishop tore his right hamstring in the team's first preseason game at San Diego. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the time that Bishop's season was in jeopardy. He had to have surgery, so Monday's move was widely expected.
The Packers also placed running back Du'...
Practice Squad Players have plenty of time to do this
2012 Packers Practice Squad Eligible Players:
3rd year players:
Anthony Levine (On Packers practice squad 16 games in 2010 and 8 games in 2011)
Graham Harrell (on practice squad 13 games and active for 3 games in 2010 and on practice squad 12 games, 53-man roster 4 games, active roster 1 game in 2011)
2nd year players:
A healthier Tramon Williams looks like an elite cornerback once again
The title of this post pays homage to Notes On a Scandal - one of the most underrated movies in recent years. Anyway, here are 5 thoughts from the Packers’ 27-13 victory over the Bengals on Thursday:
1) Tramon Williams isn’t Darrell Revis, but he may receive similar treatment from quarterbacks this season...
John Kuhn decided to prank his MVP QB with a shaving cream pie to the face while he was holding court with the media. Unfortunately Aaron Rodgers looked none too pleased with the joke. Get a sense of humor buddy!
Just guessing the Packers FB didn’t know any better. He should probably just stick to blocking and working hard during the exercise programs.
Best of luck to John on getting...
Apparently no one is safe from pranks in an NFL locker room, not even reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers, who got a pie in the face while talking to reporters Monday: Video: Rodgers gets pie in the face Here’s another angle: The culprit of the prank was fullback John Kuhn, who had great timing with pulling [...]
According to ProFootballTalk.com, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn hamstring, Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop’s season will come to an end before it even began.
“Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop will not play at all this season,” wrote PFT.
Bishop had a very good season in 2011 with 115 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
The Packers placed six players on injured reserve, two on reserve/physically unable to perform, and released two others on Monday.
The team placed RB Duane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, OG Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones and WR Shaky Smithson on injured reserve.
TE Andrew Quarless (still recovering from a serious knee injury suffered late last season) and LB...
It's the Battle of the Week, Player of the Week and Rookie Report for Green Bay and its division rivals. This week's installment leads off with the Packers' quest to find a starting safety opposite Morgan Burnett.