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Fourth-round safety played more than expected last season
The Green Bay Packers began the season with 10 rookies on the 53-man roster. That’s a pretty high number – especially for a team than won 15 games the previous year. But GM Ted Thompson didn’t hang on to all those rookies to save money or to make himself look good. He kept them because they could play. In fact, seven have played significant roles in the team’s march to its second straight NFC North title.
I’ll be ranking the rookies – from least productive to most productive – over the next couple of weeks. Here’s #4:
Story of 2012: Most draftniks had never even heard of Jerron McMillian prior to the draft. That’s why they’re draftniks and not GMs. The former Maine star looked like he belonged from day one. He has the athleticism to cover from the slot and the physicality to make receivers think twice about catching passes over the middle. What he doesn’t have, however, is experience. McMillian is as green as grass, and that’s w
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To say the Green Bay Packers defense is terrible based on one Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers is shortsighted, but the Packers’ defense is their weakest link. You don’t think of the Packers as a shutdown defense, but the 2013 NFL draft will offer tons of possibilities for the Packers to work toward getting back to that type of defense.
Or at the very least a playmaking...
The Packers can always count on Josh Sitton on the offensive line.
Packers offensive line: The Packers have invested a significant amount of resources into their offensive line over the last three years. Two first-round draft picks (Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod), a notable free-agent signee (Jeff Saturday) and a few contract extensions (Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang). Despite...
From the time BJ Raji was drafted in 2009, I’ve taken a special interest in this player. Maybe because he’s from a local town here in NJ, maybe because I was hoping he would be one of the linchpins for Dom Caper’s new 3-4 defense – the next “Gravedigger.”
I wrote a profile on Raji back in May of 2009, and later talked to some people who saw him in his HS playing...
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has already said that he’s not willing to take a pay cut to say in Green Bay.
Finley’s agent Blake Baratz told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that they’re not against listening to the Packers.
“I would never just turn my nose up at anything,” Baratz said. “I will listen and hear anybody about anything and withhold judgment until I do...
If there is one thing no team in the NFL can never have enough of, it’s pass rushers and the Green Bay Packers are no exception. Outside of Clay Matthews, the team lacks a dominant pass rusher and now that former Packer defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins is back on the market, it could be a great opportunity for the team to add some much-needed juice to its interior pass rush.
NFL free agency is not an event in Green Bay. Drama and anticipation don't exist when nearly every offseason concludes with a lack of noteworthy results.
Since Ted Thompson took over as general manager of the Packers in 2005, he has mostly sat back and planned for the draft while many of his peers spend tens of millions of dollars on free agents. That's just not the Ted...
Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers
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Depending on what report you read, Jermichael Finely is either leaving the Green Bay Packers because he refuses to take a pay cut or he is staying because the organization will pay him his 2013 salary and will let him play out his contract...
If Dustin Keller signs with the packers, we will anoint him as “Toolbox Too”. Get it?….like Teenwolf Too? Get It? it’s funny….like a big foam cowboy hat. Funny.
It is obvious that Jermichael Finley does not fit the “Packer People” tune that Mike McCarthy sings. With the departure of Donald Driver and impending departure of Greg Jennings, Packer nation is feeling...
Surviving Sundays with no Packers Football
Adam Czech usually puts together this post on Sunday, but he had other commitments this week, so I’ll do my best to pick up the slack.
Last Sunday, Adam called into attention the injury woes of the Packers’ recent first-round picks. Bryan Bulaga, Derek Sherrod and Nick Perry missed a combined 33 regular-season games last year. It’s...
Kicker Michael Barnard had an impressive tryout with the Eagles last May
According to Bob McGinn, the Packers will try out kicker Michael Barnard on Monday. The 27-year-old graduated from Division III Fairleigh Dickinson in 2008, but he hasn’t been able to land a job with an NFL team.
For the first time in years, GM Ted Thompson appears willing to bring a second kicker to camp...
If there is one thing no team in the NFL can never have enough of, it's pass rushers and the Green Bay Packers are no exception. Outside of Clay Matthews, the team lacks a dominant pass rusher and now that former Packer defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins is back on the market, it could be a great opportunity for the team to add some much-needed juice to its interior pass rush....
Colts Owner Jim Irsay with Jeff Saturday(Photo: Colts)
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