NFL Notes: 49ers, Packers, Steelers, & Titans

49ers The Packers paid S Sean Richardson a $200,000 bonus for being on their roster as of the third day of training camp. (Rob Demovsky) Packers Field Yates reports that 49ers OLB Aldon Smith received a $300,000 roster bonus on Saturday as part of his amended contract. Steelers Ross Jones reports that Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will undergo minor procedure ... The...
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5 (Other) Packers Who Can Break Out in 2015

We’ve all heard about the projected breakouts of Davante Adams, Casey Hayward, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but there are other players capable of breaking out in a big way in 2015. 5 players specifically are on pace for having a big role and could have a big impact on the season. Mike Neal The defensive end turned linebacker is listed currently as a starter with the move of Clay Matthew...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 'set' on playing Damarious Randall at cornerback, not safety

The Green Bay Packers used their first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft to pick up a veratile defensive back in Damarious Randall.Despite Randall's undersized frame (5-11, 196 lbs.), many draft pundits pinned him as one of the class' top safety prospects coming out of Arizona State. The Green Bay Packers scouting department must have seen Randall in a different light, as ESPN...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Packers Ready To Step Up

This is the time of the year when everyone gives you their players ready to break through. I don’t do much reading, but I’ll assume wide receiver Davante Adams, tight end Richard Rodgers and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are among the most popular choices across the blogosphere. And while all three make sense, picking them is too easy. So here are my far less predictable choices:...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Safety Sean Richardson set for a bigger role on defense: 'Whenever my name and number is called, I'll be ready'

The Green Bay Packers matched the Raiders restricted free agent offer for safety Sean Richardson back in April and he will now carry the 14th-highest number cap number on the roster for 2015. The Packers felt strong enough to match the Raiders for Richardson, a 2012 UDFA, who hasn't started any games in his career and was depth for the team for the last three seasons. That...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Expiring Contracts: Trust Ted

The Green Bay Packers currently have 22 players under contract whose contracts expire after this season.  Many of those players are undrafted free agents on the usual one-year deals, but there are a few big names that will become the center of contract extension discussions very soon.  Among those are defensive lineman Mike Daniels, cornerback Casey Hayward, safety Sean Richardson...
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Best/Worse Case Scenarios for 4th Year Players

With OTAs wrapping up and training camp just around the corner, the Packers look to be set. The offense looks poised to break records, and the defense looks to take another leap to the top 10. But for some players, this year is the last chance to make an impact. With their contracts up at the end of the season, they need to look at their role and what they can do to get another chance...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Piecing together the Green Bay Packers cornerback puzzle

Going into the 2014 off-season, the Green Bay Packers had a glaring need at safety after rotating through Jeron McMillan, M.D. Jennings, Chris Banjo, and Sean Richardson across from Morgan Burnett during the year. They selected HaHa Clinton-Dix in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and moved Hyde back from cornerback to safety. The changes they made seemed to work wonders as the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Xs and Os: Sean Richardson as a Substitution Package Linebacker

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson matched the Oakland Raiders’ 1 year/$2.55 million offer to restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson, speculation as to why ran rampant. With Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Micah Hyde being the first three safeties on the roster, the contract seemed expensive for a backup. This was even before Thompson drafted Damarious...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Richardson Makes a Play for Packers CB Job

Sean Richardson started from the bottom of the NFL totem pole as an undrafted free agent, picked up by Green Bay in 2012. He was on the rise right away, making the roster after a stellar preseason (led the team with 16 tackles) on special teams. Doing his job and making the stops he needed to. Until November 25 against the New York Giants when he suffered a herniated disc in his...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 28, 2015  |  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
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