Packers Draft Primer: C Travis Swanson

The Packers lost starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency -- and may be looking to shore up the position in the 2014 draft. Green Bay has already made it known that JC Tretter will get the first crack at center when camp opens, but avoiding the position all together is not a luxury the Packers can afford. Arkansas Razorbacks center Travis...
Via The Pack Mentality
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Centers Are Centers

If training camp started today, former left tackles JC Tretter and Don Barclay would be the top two centers on the depth chart. And while both are certainly talented enough to make the transition, neither snapped a single ball prior to joining the Packers. Does that matter? Probably, since the last 14 Pro Bowl centers all played […]
Via Packer Update
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Like Odd Pairing At A Key Position

Despite never having played a snap at center or in a NFL game, Tretter seems like a front runner for the Packers center position in 2014 During this week’s No Huddle Radio podcast, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Shonka of Ourlads Scouting Services about everything draft related. Of course, there were deep ties to the Green Bay Packers and what we might see from them in...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: JC Tretter

  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. JC Tretter, offensive lineman Season stats: 0 games (was on the physically unable to perform list until Week 15) ProFootballFocus.com season rating: n/a Best game: n/a Worst...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson Must Not Care Much About the Center Position

Packers Center J.C. Tretter It seemed to me to be a no-brainer. The Packers have no one on their roster with more than minimal NFL experience as  a center.  Before yesterday, there were 19 players on the NFL Free Agent Tracker listed at the center position. Surely Ted would be looking to bring in an inexpensive player with real experience at center in case the JC Tretter conversion...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

JC Tretter to get first stab at Packers' center job

Any time the Green Bay Packers have allowed one of their free agents leave, they've felt they had someone waiting in the wings to take his place. They let Cullen Jenkins go because they had Mike Neal. They let Greg Jennings go because they had Randall Cobb. They let James Jones go because they have Jarrett Boykin. The times they haven't had a replacement, they've...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Forum: Grading Green Bay’s Offseason

Now that the NFL Free Agency period is winding down and teams are turning their attention to the draft, I thought it would be a good time to look back on the Packers offseason up to this point. I think the team still has some items left on the agenda, mainly re-signing backup quarterback Matt Flynn and utility back/fan favorite John Kuhn, not to mention Jermichael Finley if he ever...
Via The Packers Guru
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Packers are undervaluing the center position

Frank Winters was Brett Favre’s starting center for 10 seasons and the two shared an inseparable bond. Just how important is the quarterback-center battery in the NFL? Apparently, it’s not that overly important to the Packers because Aaron Rodgers is about to embark on his fourth different starting center to begin the season. Think about that for a second. Rodgers is the best...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy Speaks at Owner’s Meetings

McCarthy spoke about the current state of the Packers at this week’s Owner’s Meetings As I have been doing for the past few press conferences by Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, I am sharing highlights of his comments along with some of my own thoughts.  As always, enjoy the read and feel free to agree, disagree, cheer or jeer. Credit for this recap goes to the Green...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Interested In McGlynn

According to Pete Dougherty, free agent Mike McGlynn will visit Green Bay later this week. The 29-year-old offensive lineman started 14 games for Indianapolis last season. The Packers are looking for a center to replace Evan Dietrich-Smith, who signed with Tampa Bay earlier in the month. The organization is very high on JC Tretter, but general […]
Via Packer Update
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: What Did He Say?

Bryan Bulaga moving back to right tackle should surprise no one. Bulaga is an immediate upgrade over Don Barclay at the right tackle spot. Let’s hope Bulaga can stay healthy and help solidify the offensive line. J.C. Tretter seems to be the favorite to land the starting center position, but, don’t count out the Packers moving T.J. Lang to center. Sliding Lang to center,...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Why won’t Green Bay spend when they have the money?

The Packers yet again sat idle through day one of free agency. What’s that all about? Ted Thompson has the 6th most cap room and still doesn’t make a splash? –Jay from Chicago You’re right, Jay. The Packers could have overpaid on day one, or they could let the market settle down and get players for what they’re actually worth. Leave the $40 million contracts to the bottom...
Via cover32 - Packers
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Which guard/center makes sense for the Packers?

In this Tuesday’s weekly draft breakdown I will be taking a look at one of the less glamorous positional groups in the draft: Offensive Guards and Centers. And while centers and guards may not have the intrigue of the offensive tackle position they are an important piece of any successful offensive line. In fact, of the eight players named to the All-Pro team at the center and...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Evan Dietrich-Smith is Green Bay’s Best Option at Center

The Green Bay Packers have a number of questions to answer this offseason but in terms of the offensive side of the ball, none of the those decisions may be more important than the decision at center. Last season, the position was held by Evan Dietrich-Smith, a former undrafted free agent from Idaho State, who despite not having ideal size for an NFL center, was tough, scrappy,...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Green Bay Packers

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale.   Round 1 – Datone Jones DE, UCLA Analysis – Jones flashed potential with 3.5 sacks but made just ten tackles on a rotational basis.  That’s not great production from your first round choice...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tretter Is Intriguing

It’s impossible to predict JC Tretter’s NFL potential based on his play at Cornell. That’s because the last time I checked, future lawyers and CPAs weren’t lining up at defensive tackle for the Bears and the Lions. Still, the young man’s video is pretty darn impressive. For what it’s worth, Tretter was a far more dominant left tackle in college than Greg Van Roten, another...
Via Packer Update
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s EDS Worth?

I feel about Evan Dietrich-Smith the way I’ve felt about A.J. Hawk for the past few years – he’s the type of player a team should start because it has to and not because it wants to. And to be honest, the Packers didn’t really have another option in 2013. Greg Van Roten didn’t impress in his second camp and rookie J.C. Tretter broke his ankle in August. That left EDS...
Via Packer Update
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packer Inactives for Week 16

Before I share the inactives, I just had to share this from Darren Rovell: Selling these at Lambeau: Bacon Wrapped Footlongs for $15 pic.twitter.com/GKGI8x0hmh (H/T @TomKulczewski) — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 22, 2013 Ok on to the injuries... Only four guys inactive today for the Packers. However, one name looms larger than the rest. ...
Via The Pack Mentality
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

As Packers lose WR White to torn meniscus, OL Tretter is ready to go

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As one rookie's season ended prematurely, another rookie was finally getting his first chance. That was the case this week when the Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Myles White on injured reserve and replaced him on the active roster with offensive lineman JC Tretter. White partially tore his meniscus in the Packers' Week 14 win over Atlanta after...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

As Packers lose WR White to torn meniscus, OL Tretter is ready to go

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As one rookie's season ended prematurely, another rookie was finally getting his first chance. That was the case this week when the Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Myles White on injured reserve and replaced him on the active roster with offensive lineman JC Tretter. White partially tore his meniscus in the Packers' Week 14 win over Atlanta after...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers activate offensive lineman JC Tretter

Have no fear, Packer fans! Help is on the way! OK OK, no disrespect to JC Tretter, rookie offensive lineman out of Cornell, but this is just not the kind of news that will make a tremendous amount of difference this season - something the Packers need. Better news would be something like, Charles Woodson to traded back to the Packers for 6th round draft pick. Or Aaron...
Via The Pack Mentality
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers activated JC Tretter from the PUP and placed Myles White on the I/R

A fourth-round rookie, Tretter broke his leg and tore ankle ligaments in training camp. Tretter played tackle in college, but is expected to man the interior in Green Bay. He’ll provide depth for the season’s final three games. In a corresponding move Myles White was placed on season ending injured reserve. JC Tretter will be […]
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Need EDS in ’14

I’ve never been an Evan Dietrich-Smith fan. That said, I can’t imagine the Packers without him in 2014. Not because EDS is a top-of-the-line starting center, but because GM Ted Thompson has no legitimate alternative at the position. Greg Van Roten is a fringe player and J.C. Tretter has never snapped a ball in his life. The fourth-round pick, who has been out all season with...
Via Packer Update
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Team Previews: Green Bay Packers

Key Additions TE Matthew Mulligan, DE/DT Datone Jones (draft), RB Eddie Lacy (draft), OT/G David Bakhtiari (draft), G/OT J.C. Tretter (draft), RB Johnathan Franklin (draft), CB/S Micah Hyde (draft) Key Losses RB Cedric Benson, RB Ryan Grant, WR Greg Jennings, WR Donald Driver, TE Tom Crabtree, C Jeff Saturday, DE/OLB Erik Walden, DE/OLB Frank Zombo, ILB Desmond...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers place seven players on PUP list

The Green Bay Packers have placed seven players on the PUP list prior to the start of training camp according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Offensive linemen Derek Sherrod and J.C. Tretter, running back DuJuan Harris, defensive ends Mike Neal and Jerel Worthy, and safeties Sean Richardson and Chaz Powell round out the list. Clearly this is a large group of players missing...
Via NFL Injury Report
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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