Found February 21, 2012 on Down and Distance:
Per a report from Bob McGin of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers and center Scott Wells seem far apart on his value to the team. Apparently, the team has informed Wells they do not agree on his perception of his value to the team. Wells has not forgotten the demotion the Packers put him through after three years at center for Jason Spitz in 2009 or how they cut him after his first training camp. Pro Football Focus graded Wells out as the fourth highest ranked center in 2011, and two-year contract paying him $3.5-$4M a year is reasonable. A seventh round pick by the Packers out of the University of Tennessee in 2004, Wells has played his entire career with the Packers. He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and was a member of the 2010 Packers who went on to win Super Bowl XLV.

Wells, Packers could be headed for divorce

Packers center Scott Wells is coming off his best season at age 31 and has plenty of leverage. It sounds like he intends on using it. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel makes the convincing case Tuesday that the newly minted Pro Bowler is likely to leave Green Bay in free agency. Wells and the…

Canadians now eligible to buy Packers shares

Canadians who want to buy Green Bay Packers stock will now get their chance. The team said Monday it has cleared Canadian regulatory requirements and is now selling shares north of the border. Each share costs $250. In the U.S., there's also a $25 handling fee. In Canada, the charge is $35. The NFL's only publicly-owned team originally offered 280,000 shares for sale. It...

Should the Packers sign Michael Bush?

The Packers might be looking to upgrade their run game in 2012.  The Packers need to add a big bruising back to help get those tough yards on 3rd down.  The Packers normally don’t spend money on free agents, but Raiders running back Michael Bush is hitting free agency and could be the perfect fit for what the Packers are looking for. The Packers had the 27th ranked rushing attack...

Green Bay Packers now offering team ownership stock to Canadians

Great news for our friends and readers in the Great White North. Canadian Packer backers just across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior who want to buy Green Bay Packers team ownership stock will now get their chance. On Monday the team cleared Canadian regulatory requirements and is now selling shares. Each share costs $250. In the U.S., there’s also a $25 handling...

Packers Aaron Rodgers earns his own day in the State of Wisconsin

            Just when you thought Green Bay Packers fans couldn’t get any crazier, Wisconsin’s State Assembly passed a resolution designating December 12th, 2012 as the official “Aaron Rodgers” Day. The accolades continue to pile up for the Packers elite quarterback and NFL’s 2011 Most Valuable Player, who wears the number 12 on his jersey. Rodgers didn’t take...

Report: Packers TE Finley agrees to two-year deal

Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley agreed to a two-year deal worth over $15 million, Pro Football Talk reported on Wednesday. The average value of the deal nearly splits the difference between the franchise tender of $5.4 million and the receiver franchise tender of $9.4 million. Finley, 24, had 55 receptions for 767 yards and eight touchdowns last year.

Green Bay: Canada’s Team!

After a whole lot of hub-bub last fall about the Green Bay Packers selling stock to raise funds for expansion of The Frozen Tundra, they failed to sell the 280,000 shares they offered at $250 a piece. Why? Because all that comes with your $250 share is a certificate saying you bought it. Sure, you get voting rights and can attend the annual meeting, but no dividends, no appreciation...

Finley franchise-tag fight still looms

We reported during the season that the Packers and tight end Jermichael Finley eventually could find themselves in a fight regarding the question of whether, for the purposes of the franchise tag, Finley is a tight end or a wide receiver. With the franchise tender for tight ends expected to be in the range of…

Packers fans get ready for Aaron Rodgers Day

Let it never be said that the good people of Wisconsin don't love their star quarterbacks. This week, the state Assembly of Wisconsin passed a resolution naming a day for reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

Packers stock now for sale north of the border

Canadians who want to buy Green Bay Packers stock will now get their chance.
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