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Inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore has become a standout on special teams The Packers’ roster is filled with stars, but there are just as many little-known backups whose dreams are a lot bigger than their current roles. I’ll be focusing on those players in this new weekly feature. How did he get to Green Bay? Jamari Lattimore signed as a rookie free agent with the Packers on July 28, 2011. The former Middle Tennessee State star went undrafted despite being named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after posting 15 tackles, 11½ sacks and 2 forced fumbles. The college defensive end was moved to outside linebacker upon his arrival in Green Bay. What has he done in Green Bay? Besides beating the odds and making the final 53-man roster for two consecutive summers, Lattimore has quietly developed into one of the best special teams players on the team. He has the perfect mix of size, speed and toughness for the job. The 24-year-old played only 8 snaps on defense in 2012, but he did flash some intriguing potential at inside linebacker during the preseason. What can we expect in 2013? Lattimore will be in for another battle just to make the final 53. He’ll be competing with Terrell Manning, Robert Francois and rookie Sam Barrington for two or three spots. If Lattimore can get healthy – he’s missed the first week of camp with an illness he should be able to survive due to his versatility and work on special teams. The odds of him getting snaps on defense, however, are not much better than they were a year ago. Depth at the position is as good as it’s been in years. Jamari, he’s coming back today so he’s feeling good, a lot of energy. And that’s the kind of energy that sparks the rest of us.” Moses said.  “It’s always good to have a guy like that out there (with) a ton of energy, talking up. Because it does rub off on guys. And you could see the effects throughout practice. - outside linebacker Dezman Moses

A.J. Hawk overcomes ego and takes pay cut

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk doesn’t need a big fancy contract to feel like he belongs. A.J. Hawk, 29, is preparing for his eighth season with the Packers in 2013. Hawk was approached to take a pay cut during training camp, which he agreed to. Please click here to read this story. The post A.J. Hawk overcomes ego and takes pay cut appeared first on Players View.

Kicker Mason Crosby underwhelms in Packers' Family Night Scrimmage

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Randall Cobb dropping a lot passes in camp

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Mason Crosby had a rough night on Saturday

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Packers kickers battle at packed Lambeau

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Report: Packers OT Bryan Bulaga Suffered Serious Knee Saturday

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Packers' Mike Daniels gives new meaning to 'Family Night'

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