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Packers Are Forever Young

Keeping draft picks Carl Bradford and Demetri Goodson won’t make the Packers a better team in 2014, but it certainly helped keep them among the youngest once again. Green Bay’s average age of 25.62 ranks sixth in the NFL – behind only St. Louis (25.09), Jacksonville (25.20), Kansas City (25.34), Dallas (25.44) and Minnesota (25.58). General manager Ted Thompson secured Green...
Via Packer Update
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers set practice squad with 2014 personnel

That headline has a dual meaning: (1) the Packers have set their 2014 practice squad and (2) all 10 practice squad signees were with the Packers during the just completed 2014 preseason.Key among those signees was S Chris Banjo, who many -- including this writer -- felt was a surprise cut when the final 53-man roster was made.(Photo by Associated Press)Signed to the practice squad...
Via Packer Fans United
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson looks beyond camp with surprise keepers

So Carl Bradford, Demetri Goodson and a third quarterback are on the Green Bay Packers' roster after the reduction to 53 players. Chris Banjo, Jumal Rolle and Jake Stoneburner aren't. Not that this is it. If general manager Ted Thompson claims a player on waivers Sunday — offensive line would be the most likely position — then he'd have to clear a roster spot. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Green Bay Packers Roster

With Training Camp coming to an end, Ted Thompson was faced with the task of constructing a team which will lead the Packers back to the Super Bowl. As the clock ticked down to 3pm CDT yesterday, Packer fans across the world were wondering what this year’s team would look like. Would it have the caliber of talent to get the Packers back on top of the football world this season...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flynn Had To Stay

I was truly amazed at how many so-called experts thought the Packers were going to release Matt Flynn. That’s because there was never any chance Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy were going to discard the veteran quarterback who won two huge games for them a year ago and instead cast their lot with the inexperienced player he replaced. This is no knock on Scott Tolzien. In fact, I’ve...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Donuts Close Out Training Camp

In their final podcast before the season opener, Ol’ Bag of Donuts gives their take on what the final Green Bay Packers will look like. Chris and Adam hold back no punches and calls out those thinking that Ted Thompson will cut draft picks. The guys then take final look at the Packers’ schedule to make some predictions, as well as give their take on the playoffs and who will...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Counting Down To 53

The following is a position-by-position analysis of how the final 53-man roster might look by tonight. QUARTERBACK (3) – Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien Analysis: Probably don’t need 3 QBs, but if GM Ted Thompson is truly going to keep the best 53 players, then both Flynn and Tolzien are deserving. The dump Flynn crowd simply doesn’t understand the importance of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tolzien’s A Keeper

Last week’s poll asked which backup quarterback would make the 53-man roster? Hundreds of you voted and Scott Tolzien was the choice. That doesn’t surprise me given the former Wisconsin star’s youth, strong arm and impressive preseason. But I am surprised at how little support was shown for Matt Flynn, who may not be as young or as talented, but who does possess one thing Tolzien...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 53-man Roster Prediction from ALLGBP.COM

Here it is, our annual exercise here at ALLGBP.com where we all put on our Ted Thompson  hats and try to match wits with the Packers GM and each other. Who will win this year’s bragging rights as top ALLGBP.com GM?  Who would you put your money on? Enjoy mocking us when the actual roster is named! Packers 53-Man Roster Predictions: GREEN BAY PACKERS 53-Man Roster Predictions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Most Important Packers for '14: Julius Peppers

On March 15, 2014, Ted Thompson and the Packers stunned the NFL universe when news broke that they had agreed to a three year deal with pass rush specialist, Julius Peppers. Thompson rarely dips his ink in the free agent pool. For him to sign a 34 year old free agent made the news even more shocking. During the Dom Capers era the Packers have never had a pass rusher to pair with...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers meet Chiefs in 2014 preseason finale

In the final game of the 2014 preseason, the Green Bay Packers take on the Kansas City Chiefs this evening at Lambeau Field. This is essentially the "make-it-or-break-it" game for those players looking to grab a coveted spot on the final 53-man roster come this Saturday. We won't see much if anything of the starters. Although rookie and newly-slotted starting center...
Via Packer Fans United
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 53-Man Roster Projection

Following their fourth and final preseason game against Kansas City, the Green Bay Packers will turn their focus to Saturday’s impending final cut deadline. This is the time of year where general manager Ted Thompson and his staff earn their paychecks. We will soon know the winners of the increasingly important battles at the backup quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and safety...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Broncos, Browns, Packers, & Patriots

  49ers The 49ers have yet to decide who will be their No. 3 receiver. It’s worth mentioning that Quinton Patton entered last weeks preseason game ahead of Stevie Johnson. (Matt Maiocco) Broncos The Broncos are expected sit RB Ronnie Hillman for Thursday’s game and give C.J. Anderson the start. (Mike Klis) Browns Suspended WR Josh Gordon will not accrue a season towards...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Thompson has one last chance for evaluation before picking 2014 roster

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's one of the most difficult times of year for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. In the span of a week, Thompson and his staff has to whittle the roster down from 90 players to 75 and eventually decide on a final 53 by Saturday afternoon. For a team with Super Bowl-caliber pieces in place like Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Eddie Lacy at running...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Left Behind B.J.

As Packers fans well know, GM Ted Thompson isn’t one to buttress his roster from the outside. So let’s assume Ryan Pickett or some other experienced nose tackle won’t be...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players To Watch

The Packers play their third preseason game tonight. Here are 5 players I’ll be watching closely: CARL BRADFORD – Ted Thompson has released one fourth-round pick since taking over as...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers now using analytics

The Green Bay Packers have joined the player analytics bandwagon, per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. The Packers are a little late to the analytics train but better late than never. One thing I’ve always liked about Ted Thompson, the team’s general manager, is he isn’t just extremely intelligent—he’s also adaptive. It can’t be stressed enough that a significant number...
Via Pro Football Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers exploring benefits of analytics in player personnel, scouting

The proliferation of advanced statistical data has led many National Football League teams to create positions for one or more full-time analysts to break it all down. It appears as if the Green Bay Packers soon will be next. "We are beginning the process of dabbling in analytics," general manager Ted Thompson said in a recent interview. "First of all, I've got...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Ted’s A Keeper

Last week’s poll asked if you had to choose, would you keep coach Mike McCarthy or general manager Ted Thompson. Hundreds of you voted and the overwhelming choice was Thompson. That’s what I expected, but I’m not so sure I agree. As much as I respect Thompson, I think he’d be easier to replace than […]
Via Packer Update
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Thompson: ‘Great to have Favre back’

The Green Bay Packers have been waiting for the right time to bring Brett Favre back as a part of the franchise, and that team has finally come. Favre and the Packers announced that he would come back to the team next year and have his jersey retired and be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame, which is a great piece of news for any Packer fan that watched Favre’s career in...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers, Thompson excited about Favre-Packers reunion

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers knows he played an important role in bringing Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers back together. Without the two appearing on stage during the NFL Honors show in February 2013, perhaps the announcement of the franchise retiring Favre's number and inducting him into the Packers Hall of Fame wouldn't have happened. But with the hatchet long...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

I’m not going to criticize Mark Murphy’s decision to extend Ted Thompson, and I’m not going to criticize Thompson’s decision to extend coach Mike McCarthy when it inevitably happens in the coming weeks or months. No team president, and in turn, no general manager is going to mess with the kind of success the Packers […]
Via Packer Update
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Don’t Know Linebackers

For a man who played the position in the National Football League for 10 seasons, it’s amazing how bad Ted Thompson has been at judging linebackers since being hired as GM of the Packers in 2005. Other than Clay Matthews (I’m beginning to think Ted got sick during the first round of the ’09 draft and […]
Via Packer Update
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

From The Benches: Camp Heats Up

The boys are back and better than ever in a brand new show. The show begins with breaking news of a new contract extension for General Manager Ted Thompson, with speculation that an extension for Mike McCarthy is not tor far behind. Following that are a couple news tidbits about players coming off the injury lists, and an organization role for recently retired running back Johnathan...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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