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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the newest quarterback of the Green Bay Packers happens to play a bit like Brett Favre, there's a perfectly good explanation as to why.In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the Packers selected B.J. Coleman out of Tennessee-Chattanooga. It was prior to the draft that Coleman was trained by Favre, who is remembered in Wisconsin as much for the drama that surrounded his leaving Green Bay -- and eventually playing for the bitter division rival Minnesota Vikings -- than the Super Bowl that he helped deliver to the Packers in 1996.Coleman, perhaps unaware that the name "Favre" brings about as much animosity in and around Green Bay as it does gleeful memories, spoke very fondly of his mentor."You're talking about an awesome legend," Coleman said of Favre. "What an awesome experience for me to be a part of his legacy."There is no debate that Favre was a great quarterback in Green Bay for 16 consecutive seasons, winning three Most...
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The Green Bay Packers needed to address their defense, and did so in a big way this weekend. The Packers used each of their first five picks on defensive prospects, and added at least three players who will play significant roles in 2012.
Perry will start from day one in Green Bay.
Nick Perry will immediately step into a starting role opposite Clay Matthews at outside linebackers...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy both enjoy watching veteran wide receiver Donald Driver compete on ''Dancing With the Stars.''
There is no guarantee he'll be on the roster by the time training camp rolls around.
Driver is the leading receiver in franchise history with 735 catches for 10,060 yards. But he turned 37 in February...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In the Packers' second trade-up of Friday night, general manager Ted Thompson moved back into the second round and drafted cornerback Casey Hayward.Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
The Green Bay Packers took a quarterback with their final pick in the NFL draft, selecting Tennessee-Chattanooga's B.J. Coleman with the second of two seventh-round compensatory picks.
The 6-3, 222-pound Coleman originally went to Tennessee, playing in three games in 2008 before transferring to Chattanooga. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 6,871 yards at Chattanooga...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nick Perry is not a prototypical defensive player. The former USC standout is a lot of things: fast, athletic, quick and big with a knack for bringing down opposing quarterbacks in college at an elite rate.
But it's the combination of those traits that makes Perry a difficult projection in the NFL.
When Perry was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 28th...
Brett Favre and B.J. Coleman share the same agent, with Bus Cook linking the quarterbacks together. Twice a week for two months, the quarterbacks worked out together. Coleman, the Packers' seventh-round pick, called Favre an "awesome legend."
The Green Bay Packers have taken Maine safety Jerron McMillian with the second of two compensatory picks near the end of the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The 5-11, 215-pound McMillian had five pass breakups and an interception last season, with 88 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.
With the pick, the Packers have taken defensive players with their first four picks...
According to Bill Huber of the Packer Report, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns have been discussing a trade that would send quarterback Colt McCoy to the Packers.
McCoy makes sense for the Packers because they need a back up after Matt Flynn left in free agency. It would also be a great fit for him because he would have the opportunity to learn behind Aaron Rodgers...
There is very little reason to doubt Packers general manager Ted Thompson when it comes to the NFL draft.
After all, during Thompson's seven years running the draft in Green Bay, he was the one responsible for drafting Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, B.J. Raji and Nick Collins, to name a few.
So, after Thompson's newest class of draftees included...
Having known Jerel Worthy and his family since he attended Huber Heights (OH) Wayne High School has been a journey. On Friday night I watched as Worthy become a member of the Green Bay Packers and spoke with him in this special one-on-one interview once all the dust had settled.