Found May 23, 2012 on PPR Fantasy Football:
The Green Bay Packers have decided to take a chance on Phillip Merling. There is some breaking news today concerning the Green Bay Packers, as Adam Schefter reported recently on his official Facebook page that the Packers have signed free agent defensive end Phillip Merling and released quarterback Nick Hill as well as tight end Cameron Ford. This is interesting news as the Packers had shown some slight interest in Merling earlier this offseason yet never made a move on him. At this point the terms of the agreement are not clear. Merling, a former second round pick (32 overall) of the Miami Dolphins  in the 2008 NFL Draft, was waived by the team on April 23 after four less than stellar seasons in South Beach. The former Clemson product has prototypical size to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme such as the one the Packers currently run under defensive coordinator Dom Capers, as Merling posses the required length and size at 6’5″ 272-pounds. Merling has played...

Peprah wants to secure starting job early

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It took Charlie Peprah five years to become a starter in the NFL, and now that the Green Bay Packers most-veteran safety got a taste of it over the past two seasons, he does not want to return to a backup role. But despite starting 28 games during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Peprah has never actually earned a starting spot out of training camp. Two years ago, Peprah...

Donald Driver Is DWTS Champion…Now Should He Stay or Go as an NFL Wide Receiver?

37-year old Donald Driver has the most receiving yards in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. Should there be more yards added to that total? Driver is deeply loved by Packers fans, which was evident when they helped lead him to winning Dancing with the Stars. But could the impact on the team of Driver staying be more negative than positive? His season totals have decreased...

Even Packers Have Some Concerns

Unproven Graham Harrell figures to be the backup QB The Packers have won 29 games, including a Super Bowl, in the past two seasons. They are also one of the youngest and deepest teams in the league. But that doesn’t mean the defending NFC North champs are without flaws. Here are five areas of concern heading into 2012: Backup quarterback - While it’s true that most teams would...

Donald Driver Wins 'Dancing With the Stars,' Says It Compares to Super Bowl Win

Donald Driver has already won a Super Bowl during his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. Everything he wins from here on out must pale in comparison to that, right? Not so fast. Driver became the latest NFL player to find success on ABC's Dancing With the Stars as the Green Bay wideout was announced as the winner of the 10th season of the show on Tuesday night. After, Driver...

Some new faces for Packers

Practicing together for the first time since being upset in the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers agreed on one thing: It was nice to be back on a football field. ''It's been a long time off, especially the way in which we ended the season,'' three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews said Tuesday of the 128 days since the team's 37-20 loss to the...

Charles Woodson: “We’ve got a great coach”

Charles Woodson joined the Mott Takeover Friday in efforts to raise money for Mott Children’s Hospital of Ann Arbor. Hear Woodson’s thoughts on the coaching of the defense, the emphasis on Michigan/OSU, the prevalence of bounties in the NFL, and more. **With Video**

Packers Donald Driver wins Dancing with the Stars

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has won the Dancing with the Stars reality show competition. He brings the mirror ball trophy now to Titletown. And he did it without having to do the “discount double check.” (by the way New England Patriots fan Maria Menounos was just eliminated in the last round of cuts) Driver had a lot of support tonight from Packers teammates...

Former Packers great Whittenton, 78, passes away

Jesse Whittenton, once a fixture on Vince Lombardi's Green Bay defenses, passed away Monday at age 78, according to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. The cause of death has not yet been announced, though Whittenton had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease in recent years. Whittenton was a standout cornerback for the Packers in the early 1960s, a run that included NFL championships...

Packers WR Driver new DWTS champ

He already has a Super Bowl ring, and now football star Donald Driver can add the ''Dancing With the Stars'' mirror ball trophy to his awards collection. The Green Bay Packers receiver won the ABC dance show Tuesday. He and partner Peta Murgatroyd hoisted the glittery prize above their heads as streamers and confetti filled the ballroom. Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins...

Football star Donald Driver is new 'Dancing' champ

He already has a Super Bowl ring, and now football star Donald Driver can add the ''Dancing With the Stars'' mirrorball trophy to his awards collection. The Green Bay Packers receiver won the ABC dance show Tuesday. He and partner Peta Murgatroyd hoisted the glittery prize above their heads as streamers and confetti filled the ballroom. Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins...

Donald Driver captures Dancing With The Stars trophy

Last year, it was Hines Ward who danced the night away -- again and again and again -- to capture the prestigious mirror ball trophy. Now, a fellow receiver and evident dance-aholic has accomplished the same feat. On Tuesday night, Donald Driver and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were announced as the winners of Dancing With The Stars, finishing ahead of Welsh singer Katherine...

Behind Enemy Lines: NFC North offseason

Did Green Bay's Ted Thompson turn back the clock to 1998? Is Chicago a contender with a revamped offense? Can Detroit gain some maturity and take the next step? Will the Vikings' youth movement pay dividends? Our experts have the answers to those questions and more, as well as the biggest additions and losses for each of the teams.

Packers sign Phillip Merling

Phillip Merling was once a high pick of the Miami Dolphins, going with the 1st selection of the 2nd round in 2008, 32nd overall. However, Merling could never establish himself in a crowded rotation in Miami and never seemed to be comfortable anywhere in their 3-4. They cut him this offseason and today he found someone to take a flier on him, the Green Bay Packers. It’s no secret...

Who's Next To Go From NFL To Dancing With The Stars?

Congrats to Donald Driver, the latest NFL player to be crowned champion on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars. Driver, the Season 14 champ, is the third NFL star to win the coveted Mirror Ball, joining Hines Ward from Season 12 and Emmitt Smith from Season 3.   All in all, there have been 10 NFLers on DWTS and most have fared well. In addition to the three winners, Jerry Rice and...
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