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Packers’ Head Coach Mike McCarthy singled out one running back for praise today and it’s not who you would think. James Starks and Alex Green are probably bigger names, but Brandon Saine was the one that Mike McCarthy called the most consistent of the bunch today. Saine was an undrafted free agent in 2011, but not for lack of athleticism. He ran a 4.40 at 5-11 220 at Ohio State’s Pro Day in 2011, but only surpassed 70 carries in one of his 4 collegiate seasons, maxing out at 145 in 2009. He was decent last season, rushing for 69 yards on 18 carries and catching 10 passes.
Saine is currently 2nd on the depth chart with Alex Green still not practicing after tearing his ACL last season. Green, 2011 3rd round pick, managed just 3 carries last season before getting hurt. Even if he opens the season 3rd on the depth chart, he won’t be behind any proven or durable backs. James Starks is injury prone dating back to his college days and still has just 162 career carries, while Green is still...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. While Jarius Wynn is battling for a regular spot on the Packers' defensive line during mini-camp, he is also battling with an off-the-field health issue: Bell's palsy.
"It came on about two weeks ago," Wynn said Tuesday. "It's a real mild case, so it wasn't that bad. It's just my left eye. It wouldn't close."
GREEN BAY, Wis. On the first day of Packers minicamp, quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers talked about a variety of topics.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. How have the new coaches and coaching adjustments on offense been?
RODGERS: I think they're doing a great job, I really do. It's been fun working with (new quarterbacks coach) Ben (McAdoo). (New offensive...
Alex Green was a 3rd round pick of the Packers’ in 2011, but managed just 3 carries last year before tearing his ACL. When asked today, Green was noncommittal about Training Camp saying that he’s “not sure.” This report comes on the same day that Mike McCarthy called Brandon Saine the team’s most consistent back. Saine will compete Green will compete with for the #2 back...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With less than one hour before the start of the Green Bay Packers' second day of minicamp Wednesday, the team canceled in order to conduct a private team function.
It turns out that private team function is clay shooting. Yes, the Packers traded in helmets and footballs for guns and clay targets.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. The first Packers minicamp session wasn't necessarily a good practice, but it's the best coach Mike McCarthy was able to have given the circumstances of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement.
"I think that this transition into the new CBA environment that we're in, just riding up in the car with (packers PR staffer) Jason (Wahlers)....
MADISON, Wis. When Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy visited a local children's hospital at this time last year, he was fresh off leading his team to a victory in Super Bowl XLV. As a special treat that day, McCarthy brought along the Lombardi Trophy for show and tell.
The Packers did not repeat as NFL champions this year, so McCarthy didn't have another Lombardi Trophy...
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy knows teams can get in trouble for violating a league-wide ban on live contact during offseason workouts.
But as the Packers completed the first day of their three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday, McCarthy acknowledged that he still isn't sure what level of contact can trigger a violation.
''Frankly, I don't know what the line...
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