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The Green Bay Packers are being touted as one of the number 1 contenders in the 2012 season, and with the third best passing offense in 2011 (averaging 307.8 yards per game) there are plenty of reasons to be high on the Packers players as fantasy options. Aaron Rodgers and crew are playing the leagues second easiest schedule in 2012, playing only seven teams that had at least 9 wins last year.
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With the first mandatory roster reduction scheduled for Monday, the Packers got an early start to their cuts by releasing five players on Friday.
The team’s first five cuts were defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, wide receiver Andrew Brewer, offensive tackle Herb Taylor, and defensive backs Micah Pellerin and Dion Turner.
Hargrove, carrying an eight-game...
Good luck to Ted Thompson as he whittles down the current Packers roster to 53 players.
We seem to say the same thing every year about the Green Bay Packers’ training camp roster: it’s going to be hard to make some of these cuts. There’s just so much talent across the positions, how do you decide who to keep? After looking at what Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy have done in...
GREEN BAY, Wis. As he does every week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met with the local media following Monday's practice in front of his locker. This time, things ended very different than usual.
After just one minute of Rodgers answering questions, fullback John Kuhn snuck up from behind and shoved a towel-full of shaving cream into the NFL MVP's face.
GREEN BAY, Wis To get their roster down to 75 by the Monday afternoon deadline, the Green Bay Packers released two players, placed six on injured reserve and put two on the reserve physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Defensive end Jarius Wynn, who had three sacks and started four games last season, was one of the two players released. Fullback Jon Hoese was the other.
The Green Bay Packers have placed linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve, ending his season.
Bishop tore his right hamstring in the team's first preseason game at San Diego. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the time that Bishop's season was in jeopardy. He had to have surgery, so Monday's move was widely expected.
The Packers also placed running back Du'...
A healthier Tramon Williams looks like an elite cornerback once again
The title of this post pays homage to Notes On a Scandal - one of the most underrated movies in recent years. Anyway, here are 5 thoughts from the Packers’ 27-13 victory over the Bengals on Thursday:
1) Tramon Williams isn’t Darrell Revis, but he may receive similar treatment from quarterbacks this season...
According to ProFootballTalk.com, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn hamstring, Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop’s season will come to an end before it even began.
“Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop will not play at all this season,” wrote PFT.
Bishop had a very good season in 2011 with 115 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
The Green Bay Packers had a very encouraging performance Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team's pass defense was dominant. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted that Cedric Benson looked like the first "real" running back the team has seen in a while.
The performance of backup quarterback Graham Harrell remains the last item sticking...
The Packers placed six players on injured reserve, two on reserve/physically unable to perform, and released two others on Monday.
The team placed RB Duane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, OG Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones and WR Shaky Smithson on injured reserve.
TE Andrew Quarless (still recovering from a serious knee injury suffered late last season) and LB...
At least one rookie free agent has made the Packers’ 53-man roster every season in general manager Ted Thompson’s tenure. That trend will likely continue this year with one sure thing, one maybe and one possible surprise to make the team.
It's the Battle of the Week, Player of the Week and Rookie Report for Green Bay and its division rivals. This week's installment leads off with the Packers' quest to find a starting safety opposite Morgan Burnett.