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Packers undrafted rookies Elliott, Pennel making nicknames for themselves

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On the Green Bay Packers official roster, they're listed as outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott and nose tackle Mike Pennel. Among the veterans at their positions, though, they're now known as Sackmaster and Baby Haynesworth. It's been that type of week for the Packers' top two undrafted rookie free agents. Pennel drew praise from B.J. Raji for showing "overpowering...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Mike Pennel Pushing For Roster Spot

Since his early childhood days, Mike Pennel has faced an uphill battle. Among the hurdles standing in his way were a battle with kidney cancer and the struggles of growing up in a single parent household. He never completed high school but eventually earned his GED. Unlike many of his current teammates, Pennel then bounced around between three different levels of college football...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know Packers Undrafted Free Agents Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott

The Packers discovered undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields in 2010, bringing the receiver-turned-cornerback into training camp and watching him play a key role in their Super Bowl run. He kept right on developing and is now a player the Packers deemed worthy of a $39 million contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had success with other undrafted free agents in successive...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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