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It's not wins and losses that are important in the preseason. It's all about finding out which players are ready for elevated roles once the regular season begins and helping decide which of the 90 players on the training camp roster will earn the coveted 53 active roster spots.Yes, the Green Bay Packers lost their preseason opener, 21-13, to the San Diego Chargers, but in one month, this game will disappear from the record books. However, there were a lot of significant moments and performances that will ultimately set the stage for the Packers' upcoming regular season.Five things we learned from the Packers' first preseason action: 1. Graham Harrell started slow, but did fairly well overall: Aaron Rodgers played three series in the first quarter before exiting and allowing Harrell to show whether he belongs as the Packers' No. 2 quarterback. After one drive, Harrell sure didn't look ready for it. His first pass fell incomplete after missing on a timing rout...
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Green Bay Packers head coach MIke McCarthy reported that eleven players would not be on the playing field during the pre season opener against the San Diego Chargers. Two of the eleven players are out due to mild concussions, Greg Jennings and Marshall Newhouse will continue to recover this week.
Missing the Thursday opener will be Mike McCabe offensive lineman, Eric Lair tight...
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The Green Bay Packers solidified their tailback depth on Friday, plucking the former Bengals running back off the free agent market.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In order for Packers wide receiver Tori Gurley to make Green Bay's active roster this season, several factors would have to fall into place. The most important aspect that Gurley could control was having a healthy, productive training camp and proving to coach Mike McCarthy and the rest of the staff that he belonged on the roster of a team loaded at receiver...
Offensive lineman Reggie Wells signed with the Packers, who also claimed wide receiver Andy Brewer off waivers from Philadelphia. Wells is a 10th-year veteran who can play guard and tackle, and helps provide needed depth. Guard Jaymes Brooks was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform and tackle Mike McCabe was placed on injured reserve. Wells has started games at left...
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated that he didn’t like how linebacker Desmond Bishop’s knee injury looked on Thursday night.
“Desmond’s injury didn’t look very good,” McCarthy said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some good news as testing goes on. But talking to doctor (Patrick) McKenzie, it’s up in the air.”
“But talking to doctor (Patrick...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With depth and experience along the offensive line becoming an issue as injuries continueto pileup, the Green Bay Packers signed 31-year-old veteran Reggie Wells.
Wells was a starter for six consecutive seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004 to 2009. A sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2003, Wells appeared in eight games with the Philadelphia Eagles in...
With a lackluster performance by James Starks so far this training camp and the off-season departure of Ryan Grant, the Green Bay Packers appeared to be thin at running back entering the 2012 season.
To address this issue, the Packers are reportedly close to signing veteran running back Cedric Benson. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Benson is in Green Bay to meet with the...
After going fully with a youth approach at the running back position this offseason, the Packers have finally caved and signed a veteran back, signing Cedric Benson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, to a one year contract. Prior to Benson’s signing, the idea was to have James Starks, a 2010 6th round pick with just 162 career carries, and Alex Green, a 2011 3rd round pick with...
Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game when she served as the line judge on Thursday during the Chargers' 21-13 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers in San Diego. Eastin, 42, is usually a referee in the Division I FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and she has been a football official for 16 years. She got her opportunity to officiate...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Green Bay Packers are expected to sign free agent running back Cedric Benson.
The Packers are in need of a legitimate running back. They hoped James Starks would step up and fill the void left by Ryan Grant, but he’s struggled in camp as well in last night’s preseason game.
Benson should still have enough left to come in...
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, running back Cedric Benson is on the verge of signing with the Green Bay Packers.Fantasy Spin:It wouldn't be surprising if Benson (1,067 yards, six TDs for the Bengals last season) overtakes incumbent James Starks (578 yards, one TD in 2011) on the depth chart by the time the regular season gets underway in September.