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It’s what all football fans worry about when a star player gets a new contract. Will he still be the same player? Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews recently signed a new 5-yr, $66 million, but he says that won’t change the player fans have grown accustomed to. "As far as everything I want to accomplish, it has to do with winning ball games and setting records and making an impact," Matthews said, via Tom Silverstein of JSOnline.com. "So we started on getting back to that and preparing for this 2013 season. You're going to get the same Clay that you've seen for these past four years." "It's going to continue," Matthews said. "The numbers, I'm going to continue to put them up, I'm going to continue to lead this defense, and as I've continued to state, you're going to continue to get the same type of player that you have seen, if not better each year."
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent running back Cedric Benson is scheduled to visit with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson is scheduled to fly to Green Bay to meet with Packers on Wednesday, per sources. Almost healed from LisFranc.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013
Benson had a solid season for the Packers in 2012 before...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A torn ACL early last season has now ended Brandon Saine's time with the Green Bay Packers. According to multiple reports, the Packers released Saine on Wednesday after the 24-year-old running back failed his physical.
Saine, who went undrafted out of Ohio State in 2011, injured his knee in Week 6 at Houston and was placed on injured reserve.
Though Saine is...
Vance McDonald is tall and rangy in the mold of the new breed of tight end flooding the NFL. He compares to Philadelphia Eagles Brent Celek. Consensus All C-USA selection at tight end and invitee to the Senior Bowl. Caught 36 passes for 458 yards and two touchdowns, despite missing three games late in the season.
McDonald has an ideal frame and height....
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How many mock drafts have you checked out? How many positional ranking lists have you pondered? Maybe a scouting report or two? The draft is less then a week away. The NFL Draft might be one of the greatest marketing wonders of the world. Three days of TV coverage, on two Networks, with Parties at most home Stadiums and so much out there you can’t swing a...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Knee injuries suffered by two Green Bay Packers players in a blowout win over the Houston Texans in Week 6 last season have cost both of them a spot on the team's roster.
Most notably, the Packers released inside linebacker D.J. Smith, who started six games for Green Bay in 2012 before tearing his ACL. Smith stepped into the starting lineup for Desmond Bishop...
The Green Bay Packers generally remain dormant when it comes to free agency in the NFL so the draft takes a whole new level of importance. Last year the Packers went defense-heavy in the draft as it was sorely needed and this draft is off to the same start as last years.
The Packers, with the 26th pick of the draft took Datone Jones, a defensive end out of UCLA.
Jones has a great...
The Green Bay Packers have released running back Brandon Saine and linebacker D.J. Smith.
Saine signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent out of Ohio State in July 2011. He rushed for 69 yards on 18 carries and caught 10 passes for 69 yards as a rookie in 2011.
Saine appeared in six games in 2012 before a knee injury at Houston ended his season.
The Packers drafted Smith...
Many people thought West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith would go at least in the top-ten of tonight’s first round, but he ended up not getting drafted at all.
During Smith’s slide down the first round, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted some encouraging words for him.
Hang in there Geno, “good things come to those who wait” -Paul Tagliabue
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers have claimed former Packers LB D.J. Smith off of waivers.
Green Bay surprisingly waived Smith on Wednesday, with the move being listed as a failed physical. A source told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the move was likely to create an additional roster spot for their draft class and undrafted free agents.
Last year, Smith suffered...
The Green Bay Packers announced today that they released running back Brandon Saine and linebacker D.J. Smith.
Both players were released due to failed physical’s, since they’re both rehabbing from serious injuries.
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Did you ever have that situation where you tried something the first time and you thought it was great, but the next time you tried it just wasn't that good?
For instance, you go to get some pizza from around the corner and afterwards you swear to your friends that you never had better pizza, but when you all go back there the pepperoni pizza actually tastes like...
Make no mistake about it, the Green Bay Packers know that they have to address the running back position at some point this offseason and after kicking the tires on a number of veterans, it's time for general manager Ted Thompson to turn his attention toward his favorite method of player acquisition: the NFL Draft.
After an offseason that saw the Packers meet with veteran free...
As the 2013 NFL Draft is about to begin, here are some things that have been whispered into my ear as well as some of my own opinions and predictions.
Whisper: If there is one player the Packers would consider trading up for, it’s Sheldon Richardson. 49ers talking to Jets about the same thing…
Prediction: The Packers will draft a running back and/or wide receiver between...
Free agency came and went without much activity for the Green Bay Packers.
This shouldn’t come as much a surprise to die-hard cheese heads because General Manager Ted Thompson and the Packers have always banked their future on the NFL Draft and the ensuing development of young talent.
Green Bay snatched up it’s best two players in QB Aaron Rodgers (’05 draft) and LB Clay Matthews...