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The baseball was shocked -- and almost certainly a little bit embarrassed -- when news broke Thursday that Ryan Braun had won his appeal for a positive drug test. And then there was Aaron Rodgers who decided to pile on in a Twitter onslaught against Major League Baseball and those who doubted Braun. Of course, it must be stated that Rodgers and Braun are friends, as the reigning MVP in their respective leagues are on top of the world in Wisconsin -- for what that's actually worth. Regardless, Rodgers went out of his way to let all 536,000 of his...

Report: Packers likely won’t franchise Matt Flynn

According to Jason Wilde of, it looks like the Green Bay Packers won’t be using the franchise tag on back up quarterback Matt Flynn. There’s been some thought that the Packers might tag Flynn and then trade him away, which is never encouraged by the NFL. A few people have made it clear that the Packers don’t like the bend the rules. “(The Packers) don...

Packers' McCarthy: QB Flynn ready to be an NFL starter

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy certainly feels strongly about the ability of backup quarterback Matt Flynn. "In my opinion, he’s ready to be an NFL starter. That’s just my opinion,” McCarthy said. “The business side will take care of itself. I don’t know what other opportunities he’ll have. If I was at a club and was looking for a good young quarterback,...

Franchise tag is a real possibility for Matt Flynn

According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, there’s a really good chance that the Packers will place the franchise tag on back up quarterback Matt Flynn and then turn around and trade him.  The NFL discourages stuff like this, but one NFL front-office executive said that the league doesn’t discourage a tag-and-trade scenario strongly enough. Per Dougherty, an...

With Finley signed, Pack can tag, trade Flynn

GREEN BAY, Wis. When the Packers reached an agreement Wednesday with tight end Jermichael Finley on a two-year deal, it accomplished two important things in one move. First, the team retained Finley in a simple way when the negotiations could have gotten complicated very quickly. Second, it left Green Bay's franchise tag in play. With quarterback Matt Flynn entering free agency...

On Brunell, Flynn, and the tag-and-trade

The Packers may be looking to sell Matt Flynn's services to some desperate team. The Green Bay Packers are the team that wrote the book on the tage and trade. In a piece for TGS, Will Horton highlights some of the big deals that have made the tag-and-trade option legitimate for the trading team. First off, for those of you that didn't yet know, the Packers re...

Report: Packers unlikely to tag Matt Flynn

Since the moment that Jermichael Finley signed his new two-year deal with the Packers, there has been speculation in Green Bay about whether the team would place the franchise tag on Matt Flynn. Jason Wilde of reports that it is unlikely to happen. The Packers and especially G.M. Ted Thompson are sticklers for NFL…

Finley due big bonus early in 2013

The Packers avoided a potentially nasty contract dispute with tight end Jermichael Finley by working out a two-year deal Wednesday, as Florio reported here. The structure of the deal gave protection to both sides. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Finley will make more than the tight end franchise number in 2012 ($5.75…
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