Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

Surviving Sundays with no Packers football. Last season it was Mike Daniels. The season before it was Randall Cobb. If the Packers are going to contend for a Super Bowl in 2014, at least one player will have to make the leap from potential to breakout star. Here are the top contenders: WR Jarrett Boykin Boykin is probably at the top of most people’s most likely to break out lists...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Jarrett Boykin Set to Leap Expectations in 2014

The Green Bay Packers and their wide receivers go together like the state of Wisconsin and dairy products. The beloved football team seems to churn out a quality successor at the receiver position each year. In 2013, that trend continued with the emergence of former undrafted free agent Jarrett Boykin.Boykin, a Virginia Tech alumni, originally signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers release WR Sederrick Cunningham

The Packers have decided to release wide receiver Sederrick Cunningham, ending the young receiver's career in Green Bay before it ever had much of a chance to begin. Sederrick was an undrafted rookie out of Furman last year when he signed with the Packers. He broke his wrist on the first day of training camp which immediately required surgery. The news comes courtesy...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jarrett Boykin ready to breakout for the Packers?

The Green Bay Packers allowed one of their biggest wide receiver names to walk in free agency this offseason. James Jones had been one of the more consistent performers for Green Bay, but the Packers feel comfortable with a young replacement in Jarrett Boykin. Can Boykin handle the load that Jones has been baring recently as the third receiving for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Aaron Rodgers equals a capable Jarrett Boykin

The equation was proven when Greg Jennings left for Minnesota. And it’s going to be proven again when James Jones suits up for Oakland for the first time. Jarrett Boykin will be slotted into the coveted No. 3 wide receiver next season. He’s ready because of one person. I’ve heard many say that Jarrett Boykin is a question mark and cannot be counted on to truly be a No. 3 wideout...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Next year's Packers free agency class

While the Packers are not done compiling their 2014 roster, it is not too early to start looking at next year's crop of free agents. With over $16 million in cap space to spare, in addition to signing some free agents and allocating some money for rookie deals, the Packers may want to think of extending some of their upcoming free agents rather than risk letting them walk in...
Via The Pack Mentality
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Receiver Myles White Looks To Make Big Jump in Year Two

The Green Bay Packers made a calculated decision when they allowed wide receiver James Jones to leave for the Oakland Raiders after signing a three-year deal with the team on a free agent contract. It hurt to let Jones go. After all, he spent seven seasons in Green Bay and became one of the most likable, consistent players on the team. Yet, in the world of the salary cap, you can’t...
Via The Packers Guru
16 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones' departure creates opportunity for young Packers receivers

James Jones was in pain. He just wouldn't tell anybody about it. Since Oct. 13, the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver played through his sprained posterior cruciate ligament. Behind team walls, he rarely brought it up. All teammates saw was his smile fade. "There were some days where he was moaning and groaning," Packers receiver Myles White said. "But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones joins the black hole

The Green Bay Packers have lost another member of their offense. They have seen their starting center leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their back up running back take an interview with Pittsburgh, and now one of Rodgers’ favorite red zone targets, James Jones, has signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders. The deal is reportedly worth just $11.3 million over three years, which...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Packers should do with each and every free agent on their roster

With the NFL salary cap set at $133 million, the Green Bay Packers find themselves with approximately $23.3 million in cap space as free agency looms. However, the Packers must address their own free agents before venturing into the market to land a premier player. While some players should be re-signed, others might not be so lucky. Here is my verdict on each Green Bay free agent...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones prefers Packers; Colts, Chargers in mix?

Most of the football world believes James Jones won't be back with the Green Bay Packers in 2014. While the team has talked extension with Jordy Nelson, and the coach has sung the praises of Jarrett Boykin, Jones has heard nothing. His agent told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that general manager Ted Thompson didn't want him, though Jones dismisses that as a reporter twisting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason: Green Bay's Needs on Offense

As the offseason does every year, we can expect a lot to change for our beloved Green Bay Packers from last season to this coming season. With several players’ contracts coming to a close, we’ve found ourselves making some big decisions on some of our more important players. We must decide whether or not to hold onto big names like James Jones, BJ Raji, John Kuhn and Sam Shields...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy high on Jarrett Boykin

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Packers head coach Mike McCarthy really likes wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and was impressed by wha the did in 2013. “I’m as high on Boykin as anybody in our building,” McCarthy said via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentniel. “He had a heck of a year, and I still think he has another jump...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers to let James Jones test free agency

With the emergence of wide receiver Jarrett Boykin last season, the Green Bay Packers are reportedly set on letting James Jones walk, and test free agency. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jones is unlikely to receive another contract offer from the Packers. Jones’ agent, Frank Bauer told McGinn that he believes […]
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Wide Receivers to Watch at the Combine

When talking about the best receiving corps in the NFL the Packers have been in the discussion since 2006. This upcoming year will be no different with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin all under contract. The Packers could be losing James Jones, the longest tenured Packers wide receiver to free agency. It’s highly likely that a team will offer Jones more money than...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is James Jones too important to let walk?

The Green Bay Packers will potentially lose one of their star receivers come March 11, when free agency begins. James Jones will hit the open market, and being just one year removed from catching the most touchdown passes in the league may demand more money than the Packers are willing to pay considering their needs elsewhere. However, the injury plagued 2014 season for Jones may...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Jarrett Boykin

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. Jarrett Boykin, wide receiver Season stats: 17 games (701 snaps -- 61.4 percent of total offensive snaps); 49 catches, 681 yards, three touchdowns, five dropped passes, forced...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Show Me the Money: Big Talent at a Budget

In Part 3 of a three-part series on the Packers' salary cap, we examine the team's biggest steals. Topping our list was Eddie Lacy, who ran circles around the veteran the team courted in free agency, Steven Jackson. Another steal was Jarrett Boykin, who emerged as a key player in the final 12 games.
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ season was always just short

The Packers’ season ended on a frustrating note as Green Bay lost by three points to San Francisco, which exemplified the entire season. Always short, just shy, almost there. There was never any comfort. This season wasn’t destined for a Super Bowl appearance.  Despite numerous comebacks and random glimmers of hope, Green Bay wasn’t meant to make it far in the playoffs. ...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers - Wild Card Simulation

Using the most up to date Madden 25 rosters, I will simulate each game of the NFL playoffs in hopes to get a realistic preview of what could happen this NFL playoffs.Check out the Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts Simulation!Check out the New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles Simulation!Check out the San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals Simulation!   Who Will Win?Green...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Column: Bears shut door when opportunity knocks

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist One bizarre play sealed two teams' fates, one of them maybe for seasons to come. It tore a hole in the NFL's space-time continuum. And if the league is lucky, it might be the prelude to a postseason so wacky, you'll have to watch most of it wearing a seat belt. The Green Bay Packers strolled off Soldier Field...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers win NFC North, did they deserve it?

To close an ugly season in an even uglier division, the Green Bay Packers managed to overcome the Chicago Bears and take home the NFC North title on the road Dec. 29. As a die-hard Packers fan and shareholder of the team, I should be jumping for joy, right?  But I’m not.  Trust me, I’m happy Green Bay will venture into the offseason.  With the way they were playing after quarterback...
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December 29, 2013  |  3 Comments

Pereira: Refs step up in one unusual play in Chicago

In magic, the hand might be quicker than the eye. In football, it better not be, especially when it comes to an empty hand and the officials' eyes. The play in question came in the "win-or-out" playoff-type game between Green Bay at Chicago Sunday. Here was the situation: Green Bay had the ball, first-and-10 at the Chicago 17-yard-line with 3:35 left in the second quarter...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Turn Aaron Rodgers Fumble Into Touchdown After Bears Defense Assumes Play is Dead (GIF)

The Chicago Bears’ defense has struggled mightily all season long, ranking 29th in total defense and last against the run, but they waited until Week 17 to give up arguably one of the worst touchdowns of the year. In the do-or-die battle for the division with the Green Bay Packers, the Bears were hanging onto a 7-3 lead late in the second period when the Pack took the lead on a...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch Jarrett Boykin Score a TD According to Master Plan

So, the Packers drew up the play to work this way, right? Genius! But in all seriousness, this is why you play to the whistle. Heads up play by Aaron Rodgers to recognize that no whistle had been blown. Packers lead 13-7 at the half thanks to this masterpiece.
Via The Pack Mentality
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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