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Packers: Kyler Fackrell Adds Depth to Pass Rush, OLB

The Green Bay Packers made seven selections in the 2016 NFL draft — one of the best, may very well be Kyler Fackrell. Facrell is an outside linebacker from Utah State, who the Packers selected with their third-round pick. Fackrell played as outside linebacker for the Aggies and last season, he racked up 82 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and five sacks. He also forced two fumbles...
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Julius Peppers trying to recruit Matt Forte to Green Bay

When Julius Peppers bolted the Chicago Bears for the division-rival Green Bay Packers back in 2014, he caught a lot of people by surprise. Green Bay is notorious for avoiding big-name free agents, instead electing to build primarily through the draft. It’s a philosophy that has worked extremely well for the team. Now, heading into what is going to be an important free agency period...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers attempting to recruit Matt Forte to Packers

Julius Peppers is coming back to play for the Green Bay Packers in 2016, and he wants a former teammate to join him. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Peppers has been “trying to recruit” free-agent running back Matt Forte, who played with Peppers in Chicago from 2010-13. Peppers left the Bears and signed with the Packers before the 2014 season. He’s produced 17.5 sacks over...
Via The Sports Daily
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson says Packers not adverse to free agency

Much has been made about the draft and develop mentality of the Green Bay Packers organization under general manager Ted Thompson. It’s led to the team developing a reputation of being adverse to playing in the free agent waters that open up every offseason. However, after a report in late January that there was a rift between Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy over the...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers expect Julius Peppers to return for 2016 season

The Green Bay Packers aren’t expecting outside linebacker Julius Peppers to join the growing list of big names retiring from the NFL this offseason. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers are “operating under the assumption” that Peppers—who turned 36 years old in January—will return for his 15th NFL season in 2016. The former No. 2 overall pick played in all...
Via The Sports Daily
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers, James Harrison unsure about returning for 2016

Two of the generation’s most dominant edge rushers are currently unsure about whether or not they’ll return to play another NFL season in 2016. Eliminated during the Divisional Round, Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison are now both weighing their futures in the game. Following Saturday night’s 26-20 loss to the Arizona...
Via The Sports Daily
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Peppers: Not sacking Aaron Rodgers changed my career

Julius Peppers believes he would still be a member of the Chicago Bears if he had sacked Aaron Rodgers in the final game of last season. Peppers nearly brought down the Green Bay Packers quarterback on fourth and 8.  But fullback John Kuhn chipped Peppers, allowing Rodgers to hit Randall Cobb for a 48-yard game-winning touchdown at Soldier Field. “I was pretty close. I was pretty...
Via Sports-Glory
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Final offseason move that needs to be made

With training camp getting ready to begin in about a month, teams are putting the finishing touches on their initial rosters.  Some teams are cutting guys that they feel cannot help their team, while others are signing players that will help contribute in some way.  For the Green Bay Packers, I believe should go out and sign another player.  It has been no secret that the Packers...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Green Bay Packers DE Julius Peppers not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Packers
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Highlight More Athletic Defense at Packers’ OTA’s

Last offseason Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made a bold guarantee that the running game was going to improve. Thanks to Eddie Lacy, he was right. This offseason, McCarthy has made a similar guarantee in regards to his defense improving and thanks to the additions of players like Julius Peppers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, McCarthy’s guarantee should come true again in 2014...
Via The Packers Guru
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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