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Herb Taylor: Packers’ starting left tackle
Offensive tackle was a position of strength for the Green Bay Packers at this time last year. Chad Clifton was coming off a resurgent 2010 season, Derek Sherrod was the Packers’ first-round selection, and Marshall Newhouse was perhaps the most pleasant surprise of training camp.
But now, a concussion is keeping Newhouse out of practice, Sherrod still has yet to practice all summer, and Chad Clifton is out of football entirely.
In comes 27-year-old journeyman Herb Taylor.
Although he hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2008, Taylor has been far more consistent than rookie Andrew Datko in practice, thus giving him the nod alongside T.J. Lang on the left side of the line in Newhouse’s absence.
Taylor was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Texas Christian, making one start and appearing in 18 games with the team. After a relatively promising first two seasons in Kansas City, Taylor bounce...
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New Packers C Jeff Saturday
You see that guy on the right? ——>>>>
That’s new Packers center Jeff Saturday. He used to play center for the Colts and snap the ball to Peyton Manning. He was a free agent this offseason and the Packers signed him. Now he’s snapping the ball to Aaron Rodgers.
What’s that? Can you repeat your question? You don’t know what a free...
Packers RB Brandon Saine
I could have easily titled this post “Brandon Saine: The New Brandon Jackson?” or “Brandon Saine Could Be Packers Third Down Back,” because that’s exactly what he’s shaping up to be. Though, in all fairness, I actually think he could be better than Jackson used to be.
Saine was picked up by the Green Bay Packers in 2011 as an undrafted rookie...
Unless I missed something the final score was…
Seems like a clear victory to me, but Clay Matthews says it never happened.
“We picked the most inopportune time to play our worst ball,” linebacker Clay Matthews tells Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports. “The fact is, [the Giants] didn’t beat us; we beat ourselves. We need to play our best...
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...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For two consecutive years, Packers general manager Ted Thompson used Green Bay's first-round draft pick on an offensive tackle. First in 2010, Bryan Bulaga was selected 23rd overall. In 2011, Derek Sherrod was added with the 32nd pick.But with Bulaga having found a home at right tackle and Sherrod still recovering from the broken leg he suffered last season...
According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has stood out so far in training camp.
“If wide receiver Jordy Nelson hasn’t been the best player on the Green Bay Packers’ practice field the last two weeks there certainly haven’t been many better,” wrote McGinn.
Nelson received plenty of praise from...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews believes the team beat itself in last year’s playoff loss to the New York Giants (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Despite heading into the playoffs with a 15-1 record and the number one seed in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers lost their first game to the New York Giants. To say last year’s Packers team relied heavily on the offense is an understatement...
PAINT THE FENCE
Just came across this photo on Reddit under the title “Feuding Neighbors.”
I’d say so.
Originally posted in r/minnesota by u/twentyfifthhour.
A commenter at Reddit had a great suggestion:
I can’t be the only one thinking it’d be the greatest crime ever to go out in the middle of the night, say once a week, and paint purple over 2 more fence posts. See how long...
WAR OF WORDS
Justin Tuck responded to Clay Matthews' claim that the Packers beat themselves in the playoffs instead of being beaten by the Giants.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jermichael Finley speaks his mind. He wants to be an elite player in the NFL and doesn't hide that desire, even though some fans prefer he'd keep it to himself.
Finley's outspoken nature is what makes Green Bay's talented tight end captivating on and off the field and secures his spot each season as one of the most divisive players among Packers...
Depending on who you ask the 2011 Green Bay Packers had both a phenomenal and incredibly disappointing season. The Packers started by decimated nearly everyone during the regular season going 15-1. However come playoff time they ran into a juggernaut like Giants defensive line appropriately named “NASCAR” due to its speed and power. Offense was not [...]
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Wide receiver Greg Jennings suffered a concussion during a team scrimmage Sunday night, according to Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Consider Jennings day-to-day, and this should not be an issue as the star wideout does not have a history of concussions. And Randall Cobb is one key receiver that will benefit from extra reps while Jennings is recovering.
DALTON, Ga. -- When the Green Bay Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers to become Brett Favre's successor, Favre famously didn't handle it so well -- or, at the very least, he didn't look at the situation as a mentoring opportunity.
Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker's competition for the Tennessee Titans' starting quarterback job couldn't stand in any starker contrast...