Packers training camp preview: Safeties

  This is the eighth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Micah Hyde, *Sean Richardson, *Chris Banjo, Charles Clay, Tanner Miller The breakdown: What...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Tailgate Party – July 23, Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Tailgate Party Fundraiser For Packers fans in Wisconsin or others coming in early for training camp, there’s a fantastic event taking place a week from this Wednesday on July 23. The event is a Packers Tailgate party / Charity Fundraiser on the grounds of Wisconsin Harley-Davidson of Oconomowoc, just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee.  Organized by Mark Mayfield of Mayfield Sports...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

I hate this time of year

I hate this time of the year. Everything looks perfect. Looking at our roster I can’t imagine how we couldn’t win the Super Bowl this year. On offense we have one of the best young running-backs in the league, the best quarterback in the league, a top flight receiving corps and an above average play-caller in our head coach. On the defensive side of the ball we have the most...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers Fans Should Know About Neck Injuries

At this point, Packers fans are all too aware of neck/cervical injuries and the effects and repercussions of returning to play after an injury and surgery.  At this point, Ted Thompson has had likely six neck injuries and four surgeries, all with various results, some positive but mostly negative. The latest was defensive linemen Johnny Jolly, who after battling a prescription drug...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers And Neck Injuries

The Green Bay Packers are in the business of winning football games just like any other NFL team, but have proven that they care about their players as people too. The Packers have had an absurd amount of neck injuries in recent seasons to Nick Collins, Sean Richardson, Jermichael Finley, Johnny Jolly and Johnathan Franklin. All of those players except for Richardson were key pieces...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Brown Football Camp Returns – But Wait, There’s MORE!

Gilbert Brown Youth Football Camp This July 22nd – 24th, the highly successful Gilbert Brown Youth Football Camp returns to Oconomowac Wisconsin for it’s fourth straight year. But as if that wasn’t enough, Gilbert and event organizer Mark Mayfield have added something for everyone during those days. The “Amp It Up” Tumble and Cheer Camp (put on by Xtreme Cheer AthletiX...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget About Safety Sean Richardson

Safety Sean Richardson. Photo credit: Royalbroil (Wikimedia Commons) No one will argue that the safety position was a major deficiency for the Green Bay Packers during the 2013-14 season. They didn’t generate a single interception and they frequently looked lost in coverage. Now, as we enter the 2014-15 campaign, it’s poised to be a position of strength. For starters, gone is...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Strap Up: Packers That Will Shine in Pads

With the final week of Green Bay Packers’ OTA’s wrapping up this week and a short minicamp next week, fans will continue the wait for the highly anticipated training camp that is set for July 26. With this training camp comes our first glimpse at the new rookie class in pads and helmet as well as returning veterans that have progressed another year. So far we have heard names...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Packers’ Safeties

  The third installment of my Packer positional power rankings moves back to the defensive side of the ball, and examines what was the Packers’ weakest position last season, safety. The Packers have addressed their deficiency at safety this offseason by drafting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the 1st round and by moving cornerback Micah Hyde to safety, at least for the time being. The Packers...
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June 05, 2014  |  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...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Could They Sign Ryan Clark?

Last season the Packers were the only team that failed to get an interception from their safeties. That's right; the Packers went the whole season without getting an interception from, Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Sean Richardson and Chris Banjo. Fun Fact: Jarrett Bush had more interceptions (1) than those five players.The Packers gave Morgan Burnett an extension...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Sean Richardson

  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. Sean Richardson, safety Season stats: Seven games (174 snaps; 36.8 percent of snaps during games in which he was active), 15 tackles, one missed tackle, zero tackles for...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Free Agent Receives Medical Clearance

Free agent defensive lineman Johnny Jolly takes the first step to a return to football following neck surgery Free agent defensive lineman Johnny Jolly sent out a tweet early Tuesday that indicated that he has been medically cleared to start working out following neck fusion surgery in early January. Jolly needed the procedure to repair a bulging disc in his neck between the C-5...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Issues in the secondary will lead to offseason moves for Green Bay

The patching up of the defense continues to be a priority for the Green Bay Packers in this offseason. Free agency is right around the corner and the Packers will have the 6th most cap space. They will also head into free agency having not used a franchise tag on any of their own free agents. In the Packers secondary, Sam Shields is the only free agent cornerback, while M.D. Jennings...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Calvin Pryor: NFL Draft Prospectus

Andrew Weber – Getty Images The NFL draft is slowly marching towards us.  This is the first year that several marquee Cardinal football players will come off of the board early and often.  Draft scenarios are as infinite as lottery number selections, making the draft impossible to predict.  Many fans are anxious to know which scenario is likely to befall their favorite UofL...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jolly on track to return from neck surgery

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly expects to be able to play this season and might even be cleared to return to football by the time free agency opens next month. Jolly’s agent, Jack Bechta, said on Thursday that his client underwent single fusion neck surgery on Jan. 10 to repair a bulging disc in his neck between the C-5 and C-6 vertebrae. It’s the same surgery...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight End Must Be A Priority

As much as the Packers need help at safety, the No. 1 priority for next season has to be finding a tight end. Coach and pseudo offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy relies on that position as much as any play-caller in the league, and without Jermichael Finley, he’s been working with one hand tied behind his back. While Micah Hyde could switch from corner and Sean Richardson has...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers place Casey Hayward on IR

The Green Bay Packers announced today that they placed starting cornerback Casey Hayward on season ending injured reserve. The Green Bay Packers have activated S Sean Richardson and DE Jerel Worthy from reserve/physically unable to perform and placed CB Casey Hayward and CB James Nixon on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Saturday by Executive Vice President...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers activate S Sean Richardson, DT Jerel Worthy

The Packers made a couple of roster moves the day before hosting the rival Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay activated safety Sean Richardson and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy from the reservephysically unable to perform list and placed cornerbacks Casey Hayward and James Nixon on injured reserve. Worthy was Green Bay's second-round pick (No. 51 overall) in 2012 and had 25 tackles...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers activate Jerel Worthy and Sean Richardson; Add Nix and Heyward to IR

Packers defense may be getting the boost they so sorely need. Today, second year defenders Jerel Worhty and Sean Richardson were activated from the PUP list. Worthy, the 6-foot-2, 300 pound DE from Michigan State will add some depth to a depleted line with John Jolley doubtful for Sunday. Richardson, the 6-foot-2, 216 pound S from Vanderbilt will shore...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sean Richardson cleared to play after neck surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sean Richardson would often be awake all night, wondering and worrying. The anxiety of not knowing if his NFL career was over at the age of 22 didn't allow the Green Bay Packers' safety the luxury of rest. For nearly one full calendar year, Richardson waited. He underwent single-fusion neck surgery in January 2013 on vertebrae C-5 and C-6 to repair the...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Sean Richardson cleared to play after neck surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sean Richardson would often be awake all night, wondering and worrying. The anxiety of not knowing if his NFL career was over at the age of 22 didn't allow the Green Bay Packers' safety the luxury of rest. For nearly one full calendar year, Richardson waited. He underwent single-fusion neck surgery in January 2013 on vertebrae C-5 and C-6 to repair the...
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October 24, 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...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers training camp has begun!

At 8:20 a.m. CT this morning, Green Bay Packers coaches and players hit the practice field for the first time as summer training camp got underway. Head coach Mike McCarthy has indicated in talks with reporters that the reason for the 8:20 a.m. start time for nine of the team's initial morning practice sessions during camp is that he feels it will more closely approximate a typical...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Eight Packers players placed on PUP list to start camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eight players will not be on the field when the Green Bay Packers begin training camp on Friday morning. The NFL announced on its transactions page that seven Packers were declared Physically Unable to Perform and were placed on the teams preseason PUP list. Those players are running back DuJuan Harris, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, defensive linemen Jerel Worthy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 26, 2013  |  1 Comment
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