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(Eds: With AP Photos.) The Green Bay Packers are about to find out if their defense truly is deeper than it was last season.
The Packers ranked dead last in the NFL in yards allowed in 2011, prompting general manager Ted Thompson to use his first six draft picks on defensive players and add two more rookie defenders via free agency.
Some of those rookies, along with several holdovers whose defensive roles have been limited to this point, will likely see action Sunday against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.
The Packers will be without four starters on defense: inside linebacker D.J. Smith, who was placed on injured reserve this week with a knee injury; outside linebacker and rookie first-round pick Nick Perry (knee); cornerback Sam Shields (shin/ankle); and defensive tackle B.J. Raji (ankle).
Smith, Perry and Shields were injured last Sunday at Houston, while Raji missed that game with the ankle injury he suffered at Indianapolis on Oct. 7.
Fourth-year veteran Brad ...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. Clay Matthews has plenty of admirers. Packers fans have been imitating the star outside linebacker's post-sack celebrations ever since Matthews burst into the NFL as a first-round pick in 2009.
Now, there may officially be a winner for best impersonation.
Matthews recently tweeted out the above picture along with the question: "Whose child is this??"...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One day of limited participation at practice was enough for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. After admitting Wednesday that the calf injury he suffered in the Week 6 win over the Houston Texans was still "a little tight," Rodgers was feeling better Thursday as he took part in every phase of Green Bay's practice."He's been getting a lot...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was able to
return to practice this week and will suit up this weekend against the St.
Louis Rams, but four other starters will not play. The Packers will be without
defensive tackle B.J. Raji, cornerback Sam Shields, linebacker Nick Perry and
wide receiver Greg Jennings, reports ESPN Wisconsin.
The Green Bay Packers...
GREEN BAY, Wis. A matchup with the St. Louis Rams is not an easy win like it had been in recent years. The Rams were one of the NFL's worst teams, winning only 15 games over the past five seasons combined. That is, of course, as many games as the Packers won just last year alone. But with St. Louis handing the team over to new head coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams have the same record...
The Green Bay Packers have had a very interesting start to their season. The opening day loss to the 49ers at Lambeau wasn't too crazy but fans expected a lot more from reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and company. The following week it was the Bears offensive line that allowed Clay Matthews to sack the Pack to victory. After that was the "Fail Mary" game where Green...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Next man up. It's not a new idea in the NFL and it's one that the Packers are once again becoming quite familiar with as their injury report continues to grow.But in Green Bay this season, the next man up at many positions is arguably just as good as -- if not better than -- the player he's replacing. The depth on the Packers' roster, as put together...
Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson are the nationally known stars but James Jones and Randall Cobb are having big years. Without them, the up-and-down Packers might be in big trouble.
It’s Week 7 and there are six teams with a bye week. The injuries continue to pile up and teams taking a week off are not helping you as lineup...
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According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com, during the 1996 NFL playoffs, the late great Reggie White made a deal with his teammates that he’ll give $500 to whoever makes a big hit.“In its latest filing in the bounty case, a copy of which PFT has obtained, the NFLPA says that the NFL knew White was paying teammates for hits and allowed it to continue, and therefore...
ST. LOUIS – The emergence of Randall Cobb continued Sunday at Edward Jones Dome. Green Bay’s second-year wide receiver scored two second half touchdowns to help his team pull away in a close game against scrappy St. Louis, leading to a 30-20 win that helped the Packers complete a stretch of three straight road games with a 2-1 record. Cobb turned Rams rookie corner Janoris...