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Five Free Agent Targets for the Packers

Green Bay Packers general manger, Ted Thompson, isn't known for making many moves in free agency. Thompson's inactivity during free agency causes a lot of moans and groans from Packers fans. The "Sly Silver Fox" knows what he's doing and uses free agency wisely.Last season Thompson shocked the NFL world when he went out and signed veteran pass rusher, Julius Peppers. Peppers proved...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Eight Best General Mangers in the NFL

Sometimes, the general manager of an NFL team gets more heat than the head coach. That might be the sentiment in Philadelphia as Howie Roseman is going to have to answer questions all season about trading LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonzo.While on paper it looks like the Bills may have found the best back this franchise has had on its roster since the days...
Via Football Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Packers Position Preview: TE

The search for a dependable, dynamic Packers tight end has been long and arduous.  Not since Bubba Franks (and I’m not even sure he counts) have the Packers been able to count on one single consistently productive tight end.  There was inconsistency and flashes of brilliance with Jermichael Finley, no question about that.  Players like Donald Lee, Andrew Quarless, and most recently...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calm Before the Free Agent Storm

Once again, the NFL’s franchise tag deadline has come and gone for the Green Bay Packers. As a result, they will need to work hard this week to sign their free agents before Friday’s open negotiating period begins at 4:00pm ET. This negotiating period lasts for three days and allows NFL teams to begin talking to all available free agents. It’s not a huge surprise that Ted Thompson...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will any of these Packers D-linemen Rise Above JAG Status?

Even if the Green Bay Packers re-sign B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion, they still could use help on the defensive line. That help could come via the draft, a Ted Thompson free-agent signing or Datone Jones finally living up to his first-round draft position. Or maybe it could come from a JAG currently on the Packers’ defensive line. “JAG” is a (somewhat snarky) term for “Just...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Free Agency ILB Options

Last week, I focused on how the draft inside linebackers struggled at the NFL Combine. Since, A.J. Hawk was finally released, which leaves the Packers extremely thin at the position with Sam Barrington being the only one who you could see starting. That assumes of course Clay Matthews moves back to the edge. After releasing Hawk and Brad Jones, the Packers have over $30 million in...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Remember the old Loony Tunes cartoons when a giant safe (or sometimes an anvil, piano or another large object) would drop out of the sky and onto a character’s head? Nobody ever died, but they got knocked silly, usually symbolized by stars swirling around the character’s head. What if Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was walking down the sidewalk one day and somebody...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying to decipher Mike McCarthy

We’ve officially reached the equivalent of the dark side of the moon when it comes to Green Bay Packers news. The Scouting Combine has come and gone. The owners meetings aren’t for a few weeks. Sure,  head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson had the typical boilerplate cliche bingo. Not much new, and we all know we’re licking the equivalent of a Wetnap at...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Release ILB A.J. Hawk

The Green Bay Packers have announced the release of ILB A.J. Hawk on Wednesday. “A.J. is a consummate Packer and we are grateful for all that he has given and how he represented the organization over the past nine seasons,” GM Ted Thompson said. “He was a durable and consistent contributor to our success, but more importantly, he is a great person and teammate. The Packers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson Green Bay Packers 2014 Evaluation and Report Card

Packers GM Ted Thompson1) Introduction:  Like the team he put together, Ted Thompson didn’t get off to that great of a start this season. Top draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix couldn’t even crack the starting lineup out of training camp. Mid-round picks Corey Bradford and Khyri Thornton looked like busts from the get-go. Late-round pick Jared Abbrederis blew out his knee. Corey Linsley...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at the 2007 Green Bay Packers Draft

In the inaugural year of Mike McCarthy’s tenure, the Green Bay Packers doubled their previous win total, improving from 4-12 to 8-8. With a couple of positions that needed addressing, including defensive line and running back, Ted Thompson and the Packers went into the draft looking for upside as well as some depth for special teams, which were struggling early on. He hit on a...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with the Packers

The title of this post has a dual meaning. One, of course, is that other members of the NFC North have been trying to catch up with the Green Bay Packers for a while now. On that front, as the saying goes, no cigar. Good luck with that this coming season, too, by the way. Another meaning of this post's title is that PackerFansUnited.com needs to catch up with the Packers. It's been...
Via Packer Fans United
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Expect Thompson to Draft BPA, Really.

As I’ve mentioned before, more than anything I blame the 2011 and 2012 drafts for the shortcomings of what truly looked like a budding Packers dynasty after the 2011 NFL regular season.  Why did these drafts fall short of the standard of excellence that Ted Thompson true believers have become accustomed to? It comes down to two things, really.  One is obvious, and carries less...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Crosby 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

1) Introduction: Mason Crosby is a testament to the belief of sticking with players, even in their roughest times. When he missed just over a third of his field goals in 2012, fans were ready to send him packing. Instead, Mike McCarthy brought in some competition, Ted Thompson restructured his contract, and Crosby rose to the challenge. Here we are two years later, and it appears...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Combine notebook: Thompson playing waiting game again

INDIANAPOLIS -- Selecting no higher than No. 21 in the past five NFL drafts means the Green Bay Packers have had a lot of consistent success in recent years. It also means Ted Thompson is often left with choosing a player after the top group of prospects are already off the board. With the Packers picking at No. 30 this year, Thompson will once again have to play the waiting game...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking back at the 2006 Green Bay Packers Draft

One year after Ted Thompson set the foundation for the future of the Green Bay Packers, the team hit rock bottom. A 4-12 season marked the worst record since 1991 and the end of the Mike Sherman era. This season truly marked the beginning of Thompson’s Packers. His first move was to hire an unknown offensive coordinator from San Francisco named Mike McCarthy. From that date until...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at the Packers 2005 Draft

On January 13, 2005 the Green Bay Packers were in trouble on the field due to serious salary cap issues. Then on January 14, Ted Thompson was hired. His first job was to clear the cap, but his main role was to oversee a draft and develop team that had struggled mightily in the draft the prior seasons. His first pick was in the 2005 NFL Draft on April 23 2005. He made his first selection...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Packers Setting Up More Like 1996 than 2008

Somewhere everything went wrong.  It’s hard to put my finger on when exactly it happened.  The Green Bay Packers won the World Championship in 2010.  It was a magical run.  There might have been concern that it was fluky.  No question.  The Packers were only 10-6 that season after all.  They had to win their last two games to even qualify for the postseason.  The team then...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy: I’m Giving up Play Calling

In an afternoon press conference today, Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy admitted to a not-so-well kept secret; he will no longer call plays for the Packers. It was not an easy decision for McCarthy, and according to him, came as a surprise to his bosses, Ted Thompson and Mark Murphy. During the press conference there were several recurring themes: McCarthy feels he has...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Interviewed Badgers DC Dave Aranda Last Week

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Green Bay Packers interviewed University of Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda for an unspecified position last Friday. Aranda reportedly met with Packers HC Mike McCarthy, DC Dom Capers and GM Ted Thompson among others. According to McGinn, the assumption is Aranda was being considered for the position...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Shaq Thompson, Giants, Packers, & Patriots

Shaq Thompson Washington’s Shaq Thompson made his case for playing linebacker in the NFL, despite the fact that some scouts believe he could be better suited as a running back. “I want to put it out there: I’m a linebacker. Outside linebacker. Strong side, that’s where I feel most comfortable. It’s basically like a strong safety,” Thompson told USA Today Sports. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Watch: The Backup QB Situation

@Yamonb25: Will the Packers take Maxx Williams, tight end with the first round pick?That depends on if Maxx Williams is even on the board when the Packers are on the clock with the 30th pick. Word on the street is that the Cleveland Browns are very intrigued by the Minnesota Golden Gopher prospect.It also depends on who else is available. If Eric Kendricks or Randy Phillips are available...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at upcoming Packers free agents

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It will be another busy free-agency period for general manager Ted Thompson, as there are a total of 16 free agents for the Green Bay Packers to make a decision on, including five starters. Free agency doesn't begin until March 10, but it's never too early to begin looking at the list of current Packers and wonder whether they'll soon be former Packers. UNRESTRICTED...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A look at upcoming Packers free agents

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It will be another busy free-agency period for general manager Ted Thompson, as there are a total of 16 free agents for the Green Bay Packers to make a decision on, including five starters. Free agency doesn't begin until March 10, but it's never too early to begin looking at the list of current Packers and wonder whether they'll soon be former Packers. UNRESTRICTED...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: 3 First-Round Defensive Tackles to Watch

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and his staff are beginning to tackle their offseason laundry list. One of their major tasks will be deciding the status of more than 15 of their own free agents – among them defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion.Raji, who was having an impressive offseason, was lost for the year due to a torn right bicep in Week 3 of the preseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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