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Best Packers Compensatory Picks in the Ted Thompson Era

In what has become an expectation during the reign of Ted Thompson, the Green Bay Packers were awarded a compensatory pick after losing a free agent the year prior. This year, the loss of Casey Hayward to the team formerly known as the San Diego Chargers led the NFL to award the Packers a fifth round selection. An interesting twist on the compensatory draft model this year will be...

Schum Should Remain Packers Punter In 2017

Green Bay Packers punter Jacob Schum had quite an adventure in how he joined the team in 2016.  Schum was claimed by the Packers just prior to their fourth preseason game and after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him.  Upon picking up Schum, the Packers released incumbent Tim Masthay after a shaky preseason and following a rough season in 2015.   The move had many scratching...
Via Cheesehead TV
2 hours ago

Green Bay Packers: A no-brainer first round pick

The Green Bay Packers need to draft a running back in the upcoming NFL draft.  Particularly, they should set their sights on Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey.  Using a running back by committee, the Packers were able to maintain an average running game with Ty Montgomery in the backfield.  Results wise, the move worked for the Packers, as they managed to make it to the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting Jay Cutler’s Career against the Packers - the early years (2006-2010)

The Packers faced Jay Cutler six times in his first five seasons, and we look at those contests leading up to the 2010 NFC title game. After eight seasons, the Chicago Bears appear on the verge of parting ways with their all-time leading passer, Jay Cutler. As a regular figure in the NFL's longest-running rivalry, Cutler's pending departure marks an important milestone for the Green...
Via Acme Packing Co
11 hours ago

The Packers Offense Needs More Speed

The wish list a fan has for their team in the offseason is always long. Much of the discussion around the Packers has understandably been about the cornerback, linebacker and tight end positions. I agree these are all areas Green Bay must address, but I hope Packers fans, and more importantly the Packers' top brass, haven't forgotten the lessons that the 2015 season taught about...
Via Cheesehead TV
20 hours ago

TGS Offseason Preview: Green Bay Packers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Green Bay Packers. 2016 record: 10-6 — 1st place, NFC North What’s new? They’re about as hot as they’ve ever been. Projected salary cap space: $41 million — Which is just above...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burnett, Clinton-Dix Calm Amid Chaos

As the 2016 season wore on, the Green Bay Packers found themselves once again staring down an injury report that seemed only to grow longer and longer each week. Green Bay’s stable of defensive backs was absolutely ravaged throughout the year, and the Packers would use 12 different players in that group alone before all was said and done. Of course, that kind of turnover often...
Via Cheesehead TV
1 day ago

Packers’ Mike McCarthy & Ted Thompson will hold Combine press conferences Wednesday

Green Bay’s top men will meet with reporters and media next week in Indianapolis. The media schedule for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine has changed slightly from previous years, but one thing that remains constant is the availability of NFL head coaches and general managers. As they do each year, most teams offer up both their head personnel and on-field decision-makers to the media...
Via Acme Packing Co
1 day ago

The War Room 2017: Offensive Line

New from Cheesehead TV and the Packers Talk Network it’s the Packers War Room Podcast.  Ross Uglem from PTN and CHTV hosts with FanRag’s Jacob Westendorf and Cody Bauer from Cheesehead TV.  The guys are in full offseason mode and will bring you, the fan, a 14 episode series breaking down the Packers offseason and draft preparations as they march towards the 2017 NFL Draft....

2017 NFL Draft Order: Full list of Green Bay Packers’ picks

Now that compensatory draft picks have been awarded, we know the overall slots for each of the Packers’ picks. The NFL announced the awarding of compensatory selections for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday afternoon, and with these announcements, the official order for the draft’s selections is finally set. The Green Bay Packers received one 5th-round comp pick, bringing their total...
Via Acme Packing Co
2 days ago

Packers’ Free Agent Options at Cornerback

The Green Bay Packers allowed a league-worst 8.1 yards per pass attempt in 2016. The defense was consistently torched in the passing game, no worse than in the NFC Championship game against Atlanta, where Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards in a 44-21 rout. Clearly if the Packers expect to make the leap from playoff team to Super Bowl contender once again in 2017, a difference-making asset...

Murphy Should Be Tried Inside

Assuming either T.J. Lang or JC Tretter leaves in free agency, the Packers will be very thin at guard heading into the draft. One option to reinforce the position would be to move tackle Kyle Murphy inside. The former Stanford star has never played the position before, but it could be the best spot for him at this level. Murphy, who was drafted in the sixth round a year ago, was...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Aaron Rodgers calls out NFL for ‘fake news’ with his 40-yard dash time

Every official and unofficial stat sheet you can find from the 2005 NFL Combine indicates Aaron Rodgers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, but for some reason the Green Bay Packers quarterback does not remember it that way.Earlier this week, the NFL’s official Twitter account shared a throwback photo of Rodgers running the 40-yard dash before he was drafted. Rodgers insists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy is Staying Lean This Offseason With Healthy Food and Pool Sprints

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had another disappointing season in 2016. Due to a broken ankle, the 26-year-old played in only five games, accumulating 360 rushing yards and scoring no touchdowns. During the 2015 season, Lacy gained serious weight, which led to his worst full year in the league. But Lacy is trying to make 2017 his year—by staying lean this offseason...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL RB Cedric Benson busted for drunk driving

Former Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson was arrested for drunk driving Saturday morning, according to the Austin American Statesman.Benson was reportedly pulled over for speeding and making an “improper turn” and lane change without signaling while driving in Austin early in the morning. The Statesman says he refused a field sobriety test and balance test.These notes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman compares Jimmy Garoppolo to Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers

One of the hottest players in the NFL heading into the offseason is New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who could be traded. Many teams are desperate to find an answer at the quarterback position, and the Pats have done an extraordinary job of making Garoppolo look like a crown jewel. This trend continued when Julian Edelman made comments comparing his guy to...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman name drops Favre, Rodgers, while talking Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo is the hottest quarterback name in the NFL right now.One would think this honor goes to Tony Romo—but even he can’t stand against the hype that is a backup gunslinger for the New England Patriots.Garoppolo looks like a major trade candidate this offseason and many haven’t been shy in pumping him up. Let’s take a look at what New England wideout Julian Edelman...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Allison pleads not guilty to marijuana charge

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Allison's attorney, Brian Maloney, entered the plea on his client's behalf Monday. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2l1JwYo ) reports Allison was not in court and was not required to be there. The charge against Allison stems from a traffic stop in September...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Remembering James Starks and Sam Shields

Over the course of the past week, the Green Bay Packers decided to part ways with two of their veteran players, running back James Starks and cornerback Sam Shields. Fans should have been glad to see the moves made as Starks has become a nearly ineffective back towards the backend of the depth chart while Shields missed nearly all of the 2016 campaign due to his fifth concussion...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy was fined by Packers for not making weight

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is set to become a free agent this offseason, and his history with weight problems will likely prevent him from getting the money he’ll be seeking.Lacy has had trouble keeping weight off over the past few years to the point where it became a headache for the Packers. In fact, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that Green...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Lewan: NFL should ‘let us fight’ during games like in NHL

As if the game of football wasn’t violent enough, Taylor Lewan thinks the NFL should allow fighting.The Tennessee Titans offensive tackle said in a tweet Thursday that the league should “let us fight” during games, much like the NHL allows its players to do. Apparently time in the penalty box is better than 15-yard penalties, at least to Lewan. It’s highly unlikely that...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers are making moves

The Green Bay Packers have already made a few moves to start the offseason, releasing longtime Packer veterans Sam Shields and James Starks. This could be the start of a very different offseason than we’re used to seeing from Green Bay, especially after another season that ended without a Super Bowl victory. The first veteran the Packers released was running back James Starks...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers release Sam Shields, cornerback hurt most of season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Sam Shields, who was never cleared from the concussion protocol after getting hurt in the season opener. A seven-year veteran, Shields joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2010. He played in 80 regular-season games, having entered the 2016 season as Green Bay's top cornerback. Shields...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers release veteran RB James Starks

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with one of the few remaining remembers of the team that won Super Bowl XLV.According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Packers released running back James Starks on Tuesday. Starks was a sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. As a rookie, he helped stabilize Green Bay’s running back position during the team’s run to Super Bowl XLV, rushing...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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