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Green Bay Packers
Veteran linebacker Brad Jones is likely playing himself into a contract extension
General manager Ted Thompson has already extended two of his potential unrestricted free agents (T.J. Lang and Brett Goode), but another five players remain on schedule to hit the open market in early March. That list includes a Pro Bowl wide receiver, two “starting” linebackers, a currently injured running back and a future Packers Hall of Famer. Here’s a look at what I expect to happen with each player:
CEDRIC BENSON: The veteran started the first five games, but he suffered a Lisfranc injury against Indy and was placed on IR. He’s eligible to return next month, but that’s probably not going to happen. What’s even more unlikely is his return in 2013. While Benson looked pretty good in his brief – pardon the pun – run with Green Bay, it’s hard to imagine Thompson re-signing an aging back coming off a serious injury.
DONALD DRIVER: If the 37-year-old wants to play another season, he’ll probably have to...
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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the New York Giants. He's been dealing with a hamstring issue.Fantasy Spin:Green Bay was hoping Matthews would be fully recovered after the bye week but apparently he's still in some pain. This is great news for Eli Manning and the Giants' passing game.
Clay Matthews will miss a second consecutive game because of an injured hamstring while Greg Jennings, three weeks off surgery, practiced again and has a chance to play on Sunday night against the Giants.
As a grown adult male who has never been able to grow sufficient facial hair, I don’t typically handle news involving mustaches and beards very well, but if that news creates the opportunity to rank celebrity mustaches and/or beards then I can live with it. In this case, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on Jim Rome’s new show on Showtime Wednesday night and Romey asked...
The New York Giants will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night football at MetLife Stadium from East Rutherford, NJ.
Game starts at 8:20 pm on NBC (TV) and WFAN (Radio).
Giants favorites over Packers.
Spread is - 2.5 points.
My pick is the Packers.
After coming off the bye week. The Giants will try to snap their two game losing streak against...
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