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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jeff Saturday has had a very good NFL career. This season, however, the 14-year veteran center struggled to the point that he was replaced in the Packers' starting lineup two games before the playoffs.
But that didn't stop fans, players and coaches from voting Saturday into the Pro Bowl.
While the NFL's annual Pro Bowl game frequently rewards the more recognizable names around the league, the selection of Saturday for the sixth time in his career was certainly puzzling.
"I will say this for Jeff Saturday You don't ever apologize for anything in this league," coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday. "Everything is earned. He was voted in by the fans, his peers and coaches, so that's the process."
Sure, the fans did vote for Saturday more than any other NFC center, but those votes only account for one-third of the final ruling. It's the votes from the coaches and players -- totaling the other two-thirds -- that gave Saturda...
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The Packers can secure a bye several different ways, the easiest is to win.
We've made it to the last week of the season. There is still a lot to figure out in both Conferences and a couple teams still in the playoff hunt.
Here's a look at the Week 17 Final Playoff Scenarios:
Locked-up: Atlanta Falcons (South, #1 Seed, home-field throughout); Green...
GREEN BAY -- Three Packers have been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, linebacker Clay Matthews and center Jeff Saturday.
Rodgers, being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, will be the starter for the NFC for the second consecutive year. Matthews and Saturday will both begin the game on the bench.
Rodgers, the league's reigning Most...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers veteran defensive back Charles Woodson has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale in Minnesota, missing his ninth consecutive game.
Woodson broke his collarbone on Oct. 21 and coach Mike McCarthy expected the injury to keep the eight-time Pro Bowl selection out for six weeks. But, 10 weeks later, Woodson has still not been cleared by Green...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Just as the Packers are getting one wide receiver back on the field, they might be losing another.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced Friday that Jordy Nelson, who's missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, is probable for Green Bay's regular-season finale Sunday in Minnesota against the Vikings.
"I feel good about Jordy Nelson," McCarthy...
Another week, another snap decision by the Green Bay Packers' medical staff regarding Charles Woodson. As it has in previous weeks, the team made an early declaration on the status of the veteran safety, ruling him out Wednesday for Sunday's significant regular-season finale at Minnesota. Woodson hasn't played since he suffered a broken collarbone in the Oct. 21 win...
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) practiced Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Nelson (46-658-6) has missed the last three games and most of a fourth due to a hamstring injury but coach Mike McCarthy said the receiver is "very close" to returning. Randall Cobb is questionable for Sunday so Nelson could return to a big role in Week 17.
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
The Green Bay Packers will admit that they respect Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Having faced him so many times, they know what he is about, both as a player and a person. It is very difficult not to root for a player of Peterson’s caliber not to make history as he chases Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing yards record on Sunday.
Just don’t count the Packers...
- Kofi Kingston and Alicia Fox will be appearing at the Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota today from 3pm until 5pm.
- Hornswoggle had family and friends in the crowd at last night’s SmackDown live event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packer Donald Driver was also there with his family.
- While injured, WWE Champion CM Punk has some time off this week as he has not been at...
After last season’s finish for the Packers, playing well at the end of the season has become a theme for 2012. Can Aaron Rodgers deliver? Signs are at least pointing upward. Matt Tevsh takes a look at his history closing out seasons, including comments this week from his coaches.