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Since the spring, the Packers' remodeled offensive line has been trying to work out the kinks. Starting with Sunday's first full-throttle practice, the unit will get a progress report. As Marshall Newhouse put it: "Pads will tell you a lot."

Aaron Rodgers on Ryan Braun: ‘Doesn’t feel good to be lied to’

Green Bay Packers quarterback said Friday that he was “shocked” and “disappointed” by the news that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and close friend Ryan Braun had admitted to taken performance-enhancing drugs after denying it for more than a year. “I was shocked, I really was, just 

James Jones thinks Donald Driver still wants to play

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A golf outing with Donald Driver has current Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones thinking that his former teammate may be having second thoughts about retirement. Driver retired in February after 14 years with the Packers, but Jones interpreted their recent conversations to be that the franchise's all-time leading receiver might want a 15th NFL season...

Johnny Jolly's weight, life, NFL career back on track after prison

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Johnny Jolly wouldn't put a number on it, but the Green Bay Packers' recently reinstated defensive lineman gained a lot of weight over the past three years. Staying in NFL game-ready shape didn't seem too important while experiencing the legal problems that put an extended pause on Jolly's football career. Jolly's future had a very bleak outlook...

Packers Training Camp News and Notes: Mike Neal’s Disappointment Continues

Training Camp begins with a lot of optimism and apprehension. Optimism in the fact that the season has begun once again and the Packers are looking to make another run at a Super Bowl Championship. The apprehension comes from the bad news that happens at seemingly every team’s training camp. A player has either come in out of shape and failed his physical, or they have suffered...

CB Micah Hyde impresses as Packers open camp

Date: Friday, July 26, 2013 Practice Time: 8:20 a.m. (Total: 2 hours, 20 minutes) Sidelined: CB Casey Hayward (hamstring - expected back in two weeks) CB Davon House (illness) DE Mike Neal (abdomen - is a couple weeks away from returning) RB DuJuan Harris (knee - will be out a week or two) OL Derek Sherrod (leg) S Sean Richardson (neck) OL J.C. Tretter (ankle - likely out...

3 Key Issues Facing Packers

Veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson struggled at times to get open last season The Green Bay Packers reported to camp on Thursday and worked in shells on Friday and Saturday. Here are three somewhat under-the-radar issues facing the team heading into the first full week of practice: CREATE MORE SEPARATION It’s fair to blame the offensive line and the quarterback for the ridiculous...

McCarthy looking forward to first practice in pads

Let the fun - and the thumping - begin. After they eased into playing football again, Mike McCarthy is looking forward to seeing his Green Bay Packers in pads for the first time since the end of last season. ''When you put the pads on the first time, yeah, it'll definitely be more urgency than it's been down there the last two days,'' McCarthy said Saturday...

Mike McCarthy’s No. 1 goal for Packers is to leave training camp healthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy knows a season can go down the tubes in training camp. It only takes one injury to a key player to set a team back and the coach wants to avoid that scenario. It’s fairly impossible to get a team ready for the regular season without putting them through the grinder, but there are ways to limit the chances of disaster by being proactive...

Aaron Rodgers won’t return fire to Greg Jennings

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings cocked his verbal gun and blasted a few sawed-off shots at Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. During his comments, Jennings accused Rodgers of no longer “being about team.” Rodgers is normally willing to host a round or two of  he-said-she-said took the high road when it came to his former teammate and primary...

Leaner Neal Free To Do What He Does Best

Mike Neal is a good pass rusher but not a good run defender, so the Packers are tailoring his role. Neal, who is out with a minor abdominal injury, relishes the opportunity and has shown up in camp leaner in hopes of becoming meaner.

Randall Cobb vs. Larry Fitzgerald

By now, you’ve trickled into the third round of a 12-team draft and you’re looking to accessorize your pair of running backs with a possession receiver. Or maybe you went with a more balanced approach, one that I advocate, and are looking for a third pitch. No matter the situation, you will undoubtedly end up taking a long, hard look at Randall Cobb and Larry Fitzgerald. How...

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