2015 NFL Draft: Packers Position Preview: S

Going into the 2015 season it was pretty obvious that the Packers had to address two main needs on defense.  Inside linebacker and safety.  Some argued that Morgan Burnett was sufficient as one of the starters, but the safety position opposite him certainly needed to be addressed.  As it turns out, both inside linebackers needed to be replaced as well. Unfortunately for the fans...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Richardson Signing Shows Packers' Focus on Special Teams

The Green Bay Packers had one of the league’s worst special teams units in 2014. Return touchdowns, poor punting and blocked kicks plagued the team throughout the year.At the end of the season, the team expressed the need to improve special teams going into next year. Green Bay started this improvement by releasing coordinator Shawn Slocum and replacing him with Ron Zook.The team...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Say it: Kuuuuuuuuuhn is back with Packers (Kuhn, Richardson re-signed)

Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuhn is baaaaaaaaaaack… That was the word yesterday out of Green Bay as the Packers announced the fan favorite will return for his 9th season with the Packers. Ted Thompson, the Packers’ Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations (that’s some list of titles…) made the official announcement and Kuhn’s agent reported the contract...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers match Raiders offer for Sean Richardson

Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers are keeping safety Sean Richardson. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Packers have matched Richardson’s offer from the Oakland Raiders. #Packers have matched #Raiders‘ contract offer to RFA safety Sean Richardson. He’s staying in Green Bay, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2015 ...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Match Raiders Offer Sheet To RFA S Sean Richardson

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers have matched the Raiders’ offer sheet to restricted free agent S Sean Richardson. Oakland signed Richardson to a one-year, $2.55 million deal that breaks down to a $1 million base salary, $1.35 million signing bonus, and a $200,000 reporting bonus. Had the Packers not matched the Raiders’ offer, they wouldn’t received...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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

This week’s edition of Surviving Sunday features my annual review of the best video game series on the planet: Out of the Park Baseball. But before we get to learning more about Out of the Park Baseball 16, let’s cover the Packers news and notes from this week. Packers News, Notes and Links It’s decision time for the Packers on Sean Richardson. The safety signed a $2.55 million...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN: Packers could very well let the Raiders take Sean Richardson

The Oakland Raiders signed Green Bay Packers restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offersheet on Tuesday. The Packers have until Monday to match that offer sheet or the Raiders will be able to take the backup safety without needing to provide any compensation (Richardson was tendered an original round designation and since he was undrafted, there is no compensation)...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders hope they found a diamond in the rough with RFA Richardson

The Oakland Raiders signed Green Bay Packers restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offersheet on Tuesday. The offer sheet is for one year and is worth $2.5 million. Richardson was a backup on Green Bay who played sparingly at both safety positions in 2014 but was a big factor on special teams where he lead the team in tackles. At 25 years old, Richardson is still pretty...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson’s Draft & Develop Philosophy Challenged

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is now synonymous with the term “draft & develop”.  After 10 seasons in his current role, he has clearly established his M.O. when it comes to acquiring talent:  the NFL draft.  Sure, he has signed some free agents and brought in undrafted free agents as well, but the primary talent pool for Thompson’s Packers has been the...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Richardson Signs Offer Sheet

The Oakland Raiders signed restricted free agent Sean Richardson to an offer sheet on Tuesday afternoon. Green Bay now has five days to match the 1-year deal worth $2.55 million. If general manager Ted Thompson chooses not to match, the former Vanderbilt star will be in Black and Silver by the weekend and the Packers will get no compensation for their backup safety. Richardson played...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders sign S Sean Richardson to offer sheet

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet. The Green Bay Packers have five days to match the offer Richardson signed Tuesday or lose him to the Raiders. The Packers will not receive any compensation if they allow Richardson to leave. Richardson signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agent problems: Raiders trying to poach restricted Green Bay Packers safety

The Green Bay Packers do a magnificent job of building winning teams through the draft rather than splurging in free agency. The downside of that is a lot of free agents are going to walk out the door. Green Bay has already lost a few defensive backs to the open market (Davon House and Tramon Williams) and now they might lose another one to the Oakland Raiders… AROUND COVER32...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers have until Monday to match Raiders offer to Sean Richardson

Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports   The Oakland Raiders have signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet. The Green Bay Packers have until Monday to match the offer, reports ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. Per the NFL, the #Packers have until Monday to match the Raiders offer to S Sean Richardson — Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 7, 2015   If Green...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Packers RFA S Sean Richardson To An Offer Sheet

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders have signed Packers restricted free agent S Sean Richardson to an offer sheet. The Packers can match the Raiders offer, but because they used a low-round tender on him, they wouldn’t receive any compensation if they choose to not match Oakland’s offer sheet. Richardson would have ... The post Raiders Sign Packers RFA S Sean Richardson...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

No Free Agents Left? Here are Three the Packers Should Sign Now

Nearly two weeks into NFL free agency it is time to take stock as to how the Packers are faring and how they might still be able to improve with the signing of a select few of the available players left on the open market. For comparison sake, let’s examine the web site for an insight as to their appraisal of free agent talent. To their credit the Green Bay Packers secured...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Packers, Raiders, & Titans

Bengals Paul Dehner Jr. reports that the Bengals will not extend a tender offer to DT Devon Still. Cowboys Clarence Hill reports that the Cowboys aren’t expected to be active in the first day of free agency. Packers Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers have tendered an offer to RFA S Sean Richardson. Raiders Scott Bair says to keep ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Packers Position Group Analysis – Safety

Overview: The safety position improved exponentially in 2014 after the Packers used their first-round draft pick on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.  This was never more apparent than in the 2014 NFC championship game when Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett combined for three interceptions.  Burnett’s improvement in 2014 can be traced back to the more sturdy presence of Clinton-Dix next to him...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Richardson 2014 Report Card: Packers Player Grades

Packers S Sean Richardson1) Introduction: Richardson was expected to offer valuable depth at safety for the Packers.  While he played sparingly, Richardson contributed on special teams and brought some much needed emotion to the field when he did see action. 2) Profile: Sean Richardson  Age: 25 Born: 1/21/90 in Fort Campbell, TN Height: 6’2″ Weight: 216 College:...
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 8: Packers vs. Saints Preview and Prediction

The 5-2 Green Bay Packers travel to N'awlins Sunday evening to take on the 2-4 Saints. Despite the records, the Saints are currently two-point favorites given that their two wins are at home this season, and generally the Saints do win at home. It's a tough place for opponents. Even for a team as hot as the Packers, who thoroughly demolished the Carolina Panthers last weekend at...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Coordinators, 3 Questions: Players need to play better

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Week 3 loss in Detroit sent the Green Bay Packers to a 1-2 record and left their coaching staff with many questions to answer. After reviewing the film, the Packers' three coordinators addressed a few of the hot topics to come out of the game. Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator: DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS 1. By Detroit's...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Players To Watch

The Packers play their final preseason game tonight. Here are 5 players I’ll be watching closely: AARON ADAMS – The Packers usually carry four tackles, and the second-year player from Eastern Kentucky has been No. 4 throughout the summer. But does he really deserve a spot on the 53-man roster? That’s a good question. I would have to say no based on the first three preseason...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls and Lame Calls: Packers 31, Raiders 21

It was more than likely the final tune up for the Green Bay Packers’ starters and they didn’t disappoint in Green Bay’s 31-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night. The starting offense came out with a blistering opening drive featuring a brisk pace and no-huddle formations. The result was a one yard Eddie Lacy touchdown and that was it for last season’s offensive...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 18

  Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 Practice Time: 12:00 Noon (Total: 1 hour, 29 minutes) Movin' On Up: Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix After 13 training camp practices and one preseason game, Packers first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had done little to stand out. While fellow safety Sean Richardson has had three interceptions in practice, Clinton-Dix had zero. While Micah Hyde made his conversion...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers at Rams Preseason Week 2: What’s at Stake?

After a spirited week of practice, the Green Bay Packers wrapped up training camp and checked out of their dorms at St. Norbert college on Wednesday.  They get set to head to St. Louis to take on the Rams this Saturday in their preseason week two matchup. One thing the Packers won’t have to battle this week is the weather.  After getting drenched in monsoon-like conditions in...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 13

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Practice Time: 11:45 a.m. (Total: 2 hours, 4 minutes) Movin' On Up: Safety Sean Richardson One week after head coach Mike McCarthy singled out Sean Richardson for his stellar play to that point in training camp, the third-year safety once again stood out in Wednesday's practice. Richardson grabbed his third interception of training camp (an unofficial...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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