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Gilbert Pena, the Packers' 26-year-old rookie defensive tackle, gave up football and school for four years to be with his cancer-stricken mom. She's beaten the cancer and now Pena hopes to beat the odds as an undrafted free agent.

Fool me once: Packers defense doing their homework on the read-option, won’t be fooled twice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gave the Green Bay Packers a pop quiz on the read-option in the 2012 playoff. They failed. The result was Kaepernick running wild and jettisoning the Packers from the playoffs with little regard. A lack of preparation and the fact the 49ers had run the offense in only the previous three games, made a perfect storm for the Packers...

Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin to improve Packers rushing

GREEN BAY, Wis. In an offseason that's been filled with questions about the Green Bay Packers' unproductive running game of recent years, coach Mike McCarthy finally felt comfortable enough to strongly proclaim his confidence that the 2013 season won't be like the three that preceded it. "We'll be better, I can promise you that," McCarthy said Tuesday...

Now healthy, Packers LB Terrell Manning was 'terrified' by colitis diagnosis

GREEN BAY, Wis. Terrell Manning was told not to worry. Multiple visits to the Green Bay Packers' training room during the 2012 preseason revealed that the rookie inside linebacker simply had a stomach ache. Weeks went by with Manning sleeping less than two hours per day, spending most of his nights confined to the restroom. When his pain reached an excruciating level, Manning...

Packers rumors: Green Bay to release Desmond Bishop

After failing to trade Desmond Bishop, the Green Bay Packers are preparing to cut ties with the linebacker, according to ESPN Milwaukee. According to an NFL source, barring an unlikely contract restructure or trade, the Packers will be parting ways with Bishop, who missed all of last season with a ruptured hamstring tendon suffered in the Aug. 9 preseason opener at San Diego....

Packers sign fastest 40-yard dash runner Terrell Sinkfield

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers added a 12th wide receiver to their 90-man roster on Tuesday, signing one of the fastest players in pre-draft history in Terrell Sinkfield. Sinkfieldcaused a stir with his blazing 40-yard dash speed back in March at the University of Minnesota pro day. He clocked in at 4.19 seconds in his second attempt in the 40-yard dash. That's faster...

Jermichael Finley no longer same outspoken tight end

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is an all-new Jermichael Finley. The most outspoken member of the Green Bay Packers has completely shifted his locker room demeanor and off-the-field attitude in recent months. Over the past five years, when Finley has had something to say, he was willing to tell anyone who would listen. The honest and straight-shooting tight end hadn't yet acquired the...

Packers and Desmond Bishop headed for a likely breakup

GREEN BAY, Wis. The six-year relationship between the Green Bay Packers and inside linebacker Desmond Bishop appears to be heading for a split. According to multiple reports, the Packers plan to release or trade Bishop unless they can agree to a restructured contract soon. Bishop, 28, is scheduled to make 3.46 million for the 2013 season and 3.52 million for the 2014 season as...

Releasing Bishop Stands in Contrast to Focus

The Packers are trying to force more fumbles and Desmond Bishop and Charles Woodson were two of the best on the team. Thus, a report of Bishop's possible release makes little sense, beyond dollars and cents.
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