NFL Notes: Odell Beckham, Packers, & Titans

Odell Beckham The Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am professional baseball league have offered Giants WR Odell Beckham a rookie contract. ( Packers Despite outplaying fifth-round QB Brett Hundley in offseason workouts, Rob Demovsky writes that Matt Blanchard is unlikely to make the final roster cuts in Green Bay. Devomsky projects both fullbacks John Kuhn and ...The post NFL...
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Early Predictions for the Packers Hottest Preseason Position Battles

The Packers preseason is the perfect opportunity for many rookies and other young players to put themselves into the starting lineup. It is also the chance for some players to make the roster and chase their dreams of playing in the NFL. Here are five prediction for the Packers preseason roster battles. Prediction #1 – Aaron Ripkowki Replaces John Kuhn John Kuhn’s time in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers miss practice to go skeet shooting

Packers.comGreen Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy gave his team a day off of minicamp practice traveled to Little Creek Lodge for a clay shooting excursion. “This is awesome. This is a great time to get out here with your teammates, really put football away for a day and just have fun with each other,” fullback John Kuhn said to “We worked really hard this...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Secret to Packers' success? Re-sign own stars to second deals GREEN BAY, Wis. — The NFL's three-day negotiating window for potential free agents had been open for a matter of hours back in March when Randall Cobb ... Jordy Nelson hits his stride as Packers fan favorite Sunday marked the second year of the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game, as the Green Bay Packers wide...
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Drafting Ripkowski Shows Packers Still Value Fullbacks

The fullback position has been in decline in the NFL over the last couple seasons. As the league shifts toward offense that is more reliant on the passing game, teams have seen more importance in having an extra tight end as opposed to fullbacks.But while the position is in decline, it is not entirely dead. The Packers are a prime example of a team who still sees value in using the...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 NFL Draft: Day 3 Grade and Analysis

On the final day of the draft, Ted Thompson addressed the all-important linebacker position by adding Jake Ryan and then followed that up with a…quarterback? It’s pretty well-known that I’m not a fan of the fullback position. I was surprised the Packers brought back John Kuhn, but I really like the addition of Oklahoma’s Aaron Ripkowski. He comes from a strong program and...
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Oklahoma, 206

Analysis (Mike Wendlandt):  A 2nd team All-Big 12 selection, Ripkowksi is as traditionas you will find at fullback. A hard nosed blocker who seeks out contact and drives through his target. Great size at 6’1” and 257 lbs, he can also be an in-line tight end. Not much impact as a receiver, but he did score four times in 2014. Ran well at Pro Day (4.69) and reminds me of Vonta...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers’ Offense Should Be NFL’s Best in 2015

The Green Bay Packers had the best scoring offense in the NFL last season and with every single starter and most key backups returning, they will have a great chance to repeat that feat in 2015. Going into the off season, the Packers had questions surrounding whether or not they would keep receiver Randall Cobb or offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. They did. And those two signings were...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fullback John Kuhn returns to Packers with 1-year deal

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) All-Pro fullback John Kuhn is headed back to the Green Bay Packers. Kuhn's agent, Kevin Gold, said the veteran signed a one-year deal with Green Bay on Monday for the minimum salary of $870,000. The contract includes a workout and Pro Bowl bonuses. A fan favorite at Lambeau Field, Kuhn is used primarily as a blocker for lead running back Eddie Lacy. Kuhn ran...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Green Bay Packers re-sign beloved fan favorite fullback

The Green Bay Packers like to say that the only free agents they’re really interested in are their own. It’s a philosophy that has served them well in recent years, and today they followed through yet again by re-signing one of the most popular players… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Players who will become NFL stars in 2015 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Green Bay Packers re-sign fan favorite fullback

The Green Bay Packers like to say that the only free agents they’re really interested in are their own. It’s a philosophy that has served them well in recent years, and today they followed through yet again by re-signing one of the most popular players… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Players who will become NFL stars in 2015 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kuhn re-signs with Packers on one-year deal

Fullback John Kuhn has re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum $870,000, according to his agent Kevin Gold. Kuhn, who will turn 33 in September, has spent eight of his nine pro seasons in Green Bay. The fullback made Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams in 2014 despite having just 24 rushing attempts for 85 yards and one touchdown run. Kuhn...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Re-Sign FB John Kuhn To A One-Year Deal

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed FB John Kuhn to a one-year contract, according to his agent Kevin Gold, per Aaron Wilson. According to Wilson, Kuhn’s one-year contract is worth $870,000 and includes a Pro Bowl bonus and a workout bonus. Kuhn, 32, has spent the past eight seasons with the Packers and is finishing out his one-year, $1.03 ... The post Packers Re-Sign FB John...
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The 10 best NFL free agents still on the market

With the NFL Draft just three weeks away, almost everyone associated with professional football has turned their attention toward the league’s annual player selection process. They’ve turned the page from free agency, moving on to the second chapter of roster rebuilding. But that doesn’t mean the window has completely closed on finding veteran players; there are still some...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fullback John Kuhn a Top Secret Weapon for Packers

The most undervalued position in football is the fullback position, even to the point that some NFL teams don’t even use them in their schemes anymore. In Green Bay, it has been valued dating back to the days of Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor - the cornerstone to the famous Lombardi sweep. Back in 2007, the Packers said goodbye to 12-year fullback William Henderson and rumors...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Kuhn, Bush and Flynn — who will stay?

Ted Thompson has set the standard for keeping his own players in the fold. Of the nine signed free agents, five have agreed to come back to Green Bay. But three Packers remain as free agents. With the NFL Draft looming on April 30, will Thompson bring back John Kuhn, Jarrett Bush and Matt Flynn? I could make an argument to not bring back any of those guys. Kuhn’s role has continually...
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Remain Interested In Re-Signing FB John Kuhn

Packers HC Mike McCarthy mentioned earlier in the week that they remain interested in re-signing free agent FB John Kuhn. “Absolutely,” McCarthy said when asked if Kuhn still has value, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “…I’ve always looked at the fullback and tight end position as one. I feel you have to have flexibility and versatility ... The...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Predictions for Green Bay Packers Free Agents

Fans of the Green Bay Packers will have to find cures for their collective angst beginning on March 10 when 2015 NFL free agency kicks off for the 32 franchises. Fifteen Green Bay Packer players are set to become Free Agents according to the Packers’ official web site. Included are five starters and several others who played pivotal roles this past season. Key offensive players...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kuhn 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

John Kuhn1) Introduction:  Green Bay Packers running back/fullback John Kuhn has been a steady and dependable performer for eight seasons.  A former street free agent from tiny Shippensburg State University he is Aaron Rodgers security blanket known as a dependable blocker, runner and receiver who rarely makes a mental error.  His team mates rave about his physical and mental...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers FB John Kuhn to test free agency

Packers fullback John Kuhn intends to test his market as he enters free agency. Kuhn, 32, was selected to his second Pro Bowl this season but falls into the category of players who are more valuable to their current team than anyone else as he plays the dying position of fullback. Last season Kuhn played 249 snaps toting the ball 24 times for 85 yards and a touchdown while adding...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers FB John Kuhn Prepared To Test Free Agent Market

Long-time Packers FB John Kuhn mentioned that although he would like to be back with the Packers next season, he’s prepared to test the free agent market this March. “I’d love to stay in Green Bay,” Kuhn said, via Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic. “But at the same time, this is a profession where for us you’ve got to test the market when you’re a free agent. It’s...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers were freaking out about noise at CenturyLink Field in Week 1

The Green Bay Packers got a major taste of the noise at CenturyLink Field when they played the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 season opener. It was a good initiation for rookies or players who hadn’t yet faced the thunderous sounds of the stadium to get a feel for how incredibly loud the noise really is. When asked about how the noise impacted Green Bay, fullback John Kuhn shared...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers 'excited' for fellow All-Pro Kuhn

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers was the runaway winner at the quarterback position of the NFL's 2014 first-team All-Pro selections. But it wasn't his own name showing up atop the list that Rodgers wanted to talk about. He was more excited about teammate John Kuhn getting the nod at fullback. "I'm especially excited for John," Rodgers said. "I mean, John's had a great year. He got...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: The champs are still the best

The Green Bay Packers went into CenturyLink Field on Thursday night hoping to knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.  This was also a rematch of the infamous “Fail Mary” game in 2012.  Unfortunately, much like the 2012 matchup, the Packers ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard falling to the Seahawks 36-16. The Packers started to game deep inside...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ John Kuhn and Seahawks Ricardo Lockette Steal Fantasy Football Touchdowns

Packers’ John Kuhn and Seahawks Ricardo Lockette Steal Fantasy Football Touchdowns You played your key Packers and your stud Seahawks tonight in Thursday Night Football, but did you play touchdown scoring Packers’ FB Kuhn and Seattle’s WR Ricardo Lockette? Right, who? They’re both sitting happy on the waiver wire, stealing … The post Packers’ John Kuhn and Seahawks Ricardo...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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