Posted August 26, 2012 on
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.
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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. As he does every week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met with the local media following Monday's practice in front of his locker. This time, things ended very different than usual.
After just one minute of Rodgers answering questions, fullback John Kuhn snuck up from behind and shoved a towel-full of shaving cream into the NFL MVP's face.
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...
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.
At least one rookie free agent has made the Packers’ 53-man roster every season in general manager Ted Thompson’s tenure. That trend will likely continue this year with one sure thing, one maybe and one possible surprise to make the team.