Preview: Packers vs. Saints

In a summer full of pretend games, there’s nothing more phony than the final one. But for players on the fringe of a roster spot, tonight’s contest between Green Bay and New Orleans is as real as it gets. Here are five players whose performance will either keep them on the 53-man roster or relegate them to the practice squad or the street: JARED ABBREDERIS – With only two practices...
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7 Players Making Packers’ Roster Cut Downs Difficult

With the third preseason game in the books, the Packers are now faced with the almost Herculean task of trimming down a relatively deep and talented roster to 75, and ultimately to just the final 53.  While it is easy to predict where most players will fall, each year there are a handful who will make the decision difficult.  Below are seven players who are likely making Ted...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barrington Not Worth A Dime

There are plenty of things Sam Barrington does well on a football field, but covering receivers isn’t one of them. And yet he’s probably going to be the dime linebacker to start the season. What does that mean? More than likely it means a lot of backs and tight ends will be running free through the middle of the Green Bay defense. Yet again. I never criticized A.J. Hawk and Brad...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles vs. Packers Game Preview

  The Philadelphia Eagles are heading to Lambeau field to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week three of the NFL Preseason. One week removed from the tragic Jordy Nelson injury, the Green Bay Packers aren’t scrambling. “It’s a tough blow to our football team, but as we spoke in the team meeting, nothing’s changed,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Our goal hasn’t changed...
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Thompson, Packers Well-Prepared for Year Without Jordy

The Green Bay Packers and their fan base were devastated to learn that number one receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a torn ACL. Not only was the team losing one of its best offensive weapons, Green Bay was out one of its most well-liked players.But despite losing Nelson, who was finally getting recognition as one of the best wide receivers in football, for the entire season, Ted Thompson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Most Overpaid Player

It’s not a big deal since the Packers are still nearly $16 million under the salary cap, but it’s clear a month into training camp that fourth-year safety Sean Richardson is the most overpaid player on the team. The former Vanderbilt star will make more money in 2015 than all but a dozen players on the entire roster. This, despite the fact he’s been no better than the 9th or...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb: Davante Adams poised for ‘breakout’ year

The fallout of the Jordy Nelson injury is still occurring, and Green Bay is scrambling to figure out who will help step up and replace his production. Randall Cobb is the number one receiver now for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but his second option is going to be second-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Cobb talked to the media and said that he believes Adams will have...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Help Wanted Needed At Tackle

I understand that general manager Ted Thompson picks the best available player, but he needed to make sure the best available player at some point in either of the past two drafts was a tackle. By ignoring that position since 2013, the Packers now find themselves without a legitimate backup to starters David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. That became painfully obvious the past two weeks...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Abbrederis, Jeff Janis, and Ty Montgomery only real options for Packers if Nelson is out for season

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson believes in the team's system for personnel and usually uses the internal pipeline instead of going out and signing free agents. With that in mind, rumors of the Packers wanting to talk to wide receiver Reggie Wayne in the wake of a possible season ending knee injury to Jordy Nelson could be true, but most likely the club will look...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers need to step up in wake of Jordy Nelson's ACL tear?

The Green Bay Packers were considered to be one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 this season, but after seeing star wide receiver Jordy Nelson go down with a torn ACL many are changing their minds. He has been their number one wide receiver over the past few seasons, and Aaron Rodgers is without question more comfortable with him than any other receiver on the roster. Seeing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Crosby Worth?

Mason Crosby has rebounded from an awful 2012 season to connect on 60 of his last 70 regular season field goals. Now he’ll be looking to cash in on his good work. The 30-year-old former Colorado star will be a free agent at the end of the season. The question isn’t whether general manager Ted Thompson wants him back; the question is whether he’s willing to pay in the neighborhood...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Josh Sitton calls joint practices 'kind of stupid'

Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton is not a fan of joint practices. In fact, he finds them "kind of stupid," according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "I have a feeling if we had any joint practices that I'd be watching from the sideline," Sitton said, per ESPN. "I'm not a big fan of those. It's kind of stupid. It's just inviting fighting. It happens every single time. It doesn't matter...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Hawks Schneider is named NFL’s Top GM

While holdouts, trades, and contract negotiations have frustrated Hawks fans, the pressure is squarely placed on one man, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider. This year’s NFL GM rankings by the Sporting News, awarded Schneider top marks, just beating out the Baltimore Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome and Green Bay Packers’ Ted Thompson. “Back-to-back Super Bowls, with one win,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson Against Joint Practices

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches a drill during the NFL football team’s Family Fun Night as part of training camp, Saturday, Aug. 8 , 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) Fights breaking out in NFL training camps is nothing close to unusual – fights break out every year, often involving star players. The dog days of August, a month that produces the hottest...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers best in NFL at finding receivers outside of first round of NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers are the envy of the NFL when it comes to drafting wide receivers with the like Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and Davante Adams. While many teams struggle to find fits for their system, general manager Ted Thompson seems to have the process down cold. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Green Bay has become the home of the homegrown pass catchers. Fowler...
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Will Green Bay Packers’ WR Ty Montgomery make an impact in 2015?

The Green Bay Packers selected Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery with the 94th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and there is quite a bit of intrigue surrounding him. Ted Thompson and the Packers definitely didn’t need to bring another receiver on board, but they chose to anyway. Montgomery has been compared to a bigger Randall Cobb, and he has shown off some of those skills...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson once modeled Notre Dame-style Packers unis for Ron Wolf

In the early 1990s, when Class of 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Wolf was trying to rebrand the Packers after two decades of losing, the former general manager considered a drastic uniform change. Wolf was inspired by Notre Dame's classic look and wanted to try out a uniform much like the Fighting Irish wore, according to Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel.Wolf needed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson’s Cornerback Plan Paying Off Early

The transformation of the Green Bay Packers secondary from the 2014 season to this season fully embodies what Ted Thompson is all about as a general manager and how he chooses to run the team. One of the strengths of Green Bay’s defense last season was its ability to run four cornerbacks out at a time who had the ability to plaster their man in coverage. In today’s NFL where...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Ted Thompson cautiously optimistic on Packers' chances Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (left) talks to general manager Ted Thompson during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wis., on ... Richard Rodgers listed as Packers No. 1 tight end The Green Bay Packers appear to be one of the NFL's top teams heading into the 2015 season, and preseason action...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rightly or wrongly, the St. Louis Rams are heavily relying on their recent draft picks

In general, the blueprint to long-term success in the NFL is to draft and develop talent internally. This is an indisputable fact, and teams that make the playoffs over and over again such as the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots all have rosters loaded with key players drafted and developed within their organization...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM 'disappointed' with team's off-field issues

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson showed his disappointment with his players who have had run-ins with the law during the offseason, which have resulted in two and suspensions, while waiting on a third. Defensive lineman Letroy Guion’s felony arrest for possession of marijuana in February [who hasn't been suspended as of yet]; defensive lineman Datone Jones for...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

“Ask James” Green Bay Packers: First Edition

  Welcome to my very first edition of “Ask James”! I want to thank everyone for participating and sending in any and all questions. I would like for this to become a regular piece, so I hope everyone enjoys. With that being said, let’s get started…. Jess Rossi, How big of an impact will rookies such as Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have? It’s well known among Packer...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Jake Ryan: More Than Meets The Eye

This spring was an interesting draft in regards to the way Ted Thompson selected players. Many believed he was going to choose the obvious pick–something like an inside linebacker or a cornerback in the first round. This led to a shocking revelation for fans when safety Damarious Randall was selected instead. The same reaction occurred the following round when safety Quinten Rollins...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall-bound, Ron Wolf keeps tabs on Packers through proteges

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf still keeps a close eye on Green Bay in retirement. He has no qualms with bugging his proteges, either, about a roster decision. It might be difficult for current general manager Ted Thompson or Wolf's son, player personnel director Eliot Wolf, to argue with someone who is going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 Preview: Why the Green Bay O-Line is Among NFL’s Best

Since the day that Mike McCarthy became the head coach of the Green Bay Packers back in 2006, he said he wanted to play a physical brand of football. Only, until recently, the Packers didn’t have the horses up front to make it happen. But, with some smart draft choices and solid development, McCarthy’s offensive line is now one of NFL’s elite. And one reason why McCarthy has...
Via The Packers Guru
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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