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The Green Bay Packers lit up the scoreboard last season, leading the NFL with 560 total points scored. Many of those points came through the air, with QB Aaron Rodgers tossing 45 touchdowns last season. Looking at the Packers 2012 offense, one thing does stand out, the lack of depth at the running back position. The team will start the season with James Starks as the team’s starting tailback, but can he be counted on for the full season? The Packers are the epitome of a pass-first offense, racking up over 5,000 yards through the air last season. Starks was the Packers leading rusher last season, gaining just 578 yards on the ground and only appearing in 13 games last season. Starks only scored one touchdown on the ground for Green Bay last season. In fact, rushing touchdowns were scare for the Packers last season, with only three running backs crossing the goal line for seven scores. Behind Starks, the Packers have third-year back, Alex Green. Green was a productive back out of Hawa...

Report: Packers tried to deal James Jones prior to the draft

Getty Images According to Aaron Nagler of, the Green Bay Packers were actively shopping wide receiver James Jones before this year’s draft, but were unable to stir up any interest. One of  Jones’ problems is that he dropped a lot of passes last season, despite the fact that he has a knack for making big plays.  This is clearly something that will deter teams...

Green Bay Packers 2012: Post OTA Roster Breakdown by Position.

Now that the Green Bay Packers have concluded their first round of organized team activities, it’s a great time to evaluate and predict the team’s 53-man roster for the start of the 2012 season. After another seemingly strong draft by general manager Ted Thompson and the acquisition of a few key free agents such as Jeff Saturday and Anthony Hargrove (even though he will...

Report: Jolly applies for reinstatement to NFL

One month after being released from prison just six months into a six-year sentence, former Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly is applying for reinstatement into the NFL, according to Brad Biggs of National Football Post. Jolly, who was released from a Texas prison early in favor of 10 years of shock probation, hasn't played in the NFL since 2009. However, if NFL commissioner...

A Green Bay Packer Training Camp Visit Has More than Practice

A trip to Green Bay to watch the Green Bay Packers get tuned up for a new season has more to offer than just scrimmages. Once at Lambeau Field you will discover tours of the field and visits to the Packer Hall of Fame. If your child has brought their bike along they might just be lucky enough to take part in the bike riding by a player to practice. During a visit to Green Bay...

Can Packers RB James Starks Become A Fantasy Football Stud in 2012?

After helping lead the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory, James Starks entered last year with some serious promise. However, unfortunate injuries and the return of Ryan Grant led to a much lighter load (133 fewer carries) for Starks last season. Photo Via Starks had one fewer carry than Grant, but finished with 19 more yards and averaged 0.1 more yards per...

Saturday sees similarities between MVP QB's

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It hasn't taken long for new Packers center Jeff Saturday to get comfortable snapping the ball to an NFL Most Valuable Player. After all, 13 seasons next to four-time MVP Peyton Manning while with the Indianapolis Colts has given Saturday all the experience he'd ever need to make the adjustment to Green Bay and reigning league MVP Aaron Rodgers. "...

Fantasy Football 2012 Bust Alert: WR Jordy Nelson

Fantasy football owners likely did not have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on their radar all that much heading into the 2011 season, as he had not had more than 45 receptions or two touchdowns in any of his first three NFL seasons and looked to be down the pecking order a little bit in the Packers' passing game. But he had a breakout season and became a difference...

Graham Harrell appears entrenched as Green Bay Packers backup quarterback

With several pundits suggesting that the Green Bay Packers might be a suitor for Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy, the Packers seem content to role into the 2012 season with Graham Harrell backing up Aaron Rodgers. Accroding to the Packers Blog from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Harrell has added muscle in the offseason and has more zip on his throws.The Packers third quarterback...

Johnny Jolly applies for reinstatement; deserves it?

According to Brad Biggs of the National Football Post, Johnny Jolly has applied for reinstatement by the NFL. Jolly told Biggs he's been sober for 8 months. Jolly, formerly with the Packers, was arrested for possession of codeine, a painkiller Jolly says he was addicted to. Jolly, now 29 years old, believes he's ready to re-enter the NFL, but should he? For my short answer...

Jolly Seeks Reinstatement as 'Good Citizen'

Johnny Jolly, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, has asked commissioner Roger Goodell to lift his indefinite suspension. Jolly told National Football Post that he's been working out twice a day and hopes to get another shot with Green Bay.
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