Free Agency: Quick Takes III

Free agency is slowing down in most places around the NFL, but not in Green Bay (can’t believe I just wrote that). In the past 10 days, general manager Ted Thompson re-signed two of his own and finally secured a defensive lineman he first flirted with four years ago. Here are my quick takes on what’s transpired recently: RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS – Thompson was interested in the...
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35 minutes ago

Aaron Rodgers: Packers offense set, but ‘we probably need a couple more pieces on defense’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is feeling pretty good about the current state of the current offensive roster, but thinks a few additions on defense will get them over the top. “We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts, but we’re going to be really tough to stop on offense,” Rodgers told The Sidelines with Evan Daniels Podcast ...
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Can Jeff Janis be 'Janis!' again?

Jeff Janis is entering a contract year. Remember when Janis was the toast of Green Bay? Everyone — including myself — was pleading to get the speedster on the field. He could outrun just about everyone on the field, but he has had a hard time consistently catching the football. But that was after the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoffs. Remember that game? Because just about the entire...
Via Cheesehead TV
3 hours ago

Aaron Rodgers shouts out to Wisconsin after Badgers force OT with miracle 3-pointer

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9 hours ago

Green Bay Packers: predicting next season’s breakout players

The Green Bay Packers have a roster full of young and talented players who all have potential. Every year, at least one player suddenly becomes an immediate playmaker for the team. Last season, Nick Perry was the one player who broke out and became a huge part of the defense. Next season, three specific Packers could breakout and have very successful seasons. Ladarius Gunter ...
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Ricky Jean-Francois appears to be excited to be a Green Bay Packer

Green Bay’s newest player enjoyed his first tour of the team facilities - particularly the trophy room. Up to this point in his career, defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois has played for three teams, all three of whom have won Super Bowls in their history. The San Francisco 49ers have won five NFL titles, while the Colts have four titles (including two Super Bowls) and Washington...
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18 hours ago

Packers smart to steer clear of Adrian Peterson

The Green Bay Packers know all about Adrian Peterson. Given the need at running back, one would think the Packers would at least kick the tires on Peterson, provided he was worth looking into and paying. Apparently the Packers don’t feel any such way. In fact, the team has avoided even setting up a visit with him, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: It’s interesting to hear...
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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 5 Free Agents to (Still) Consider

The Packers have added an unprecedented four (!) players onto their roster for the upcoming season that didn’t spend time with the Packers in 2016.  While adding four free agents is almost unprecedented for a Packers team guided by Ted Thompson, many national writers have lamented all the losses the team has incurred. Gone are Datone Jones, TJ Lang, Micah Hyde, Julius Peppers...
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21 hours ago

Green Bay Packers: positions to focus on in the draft

The Green Bay Packers haven’t done too much in free agency, although they have been more active this year than in the past few years. However, Packers general manager Ted Thompson is never really active in free agency because he usually builds through the draft. The Packers still have some positional problems, and they need to focus on three specific positions in the draft...
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Rodgers: Packers fans ‘should be really excited’ about season

The Green Bay Packers haven’t received many high marks from the pundits for their activity so far in free agency. While there has been a few solid additions, the team seems to have lost more than it gained, as key departures on both sides of the ball arguably suggests the Packers got weaker, not stronger, this offseason.But that’s not how Aaron Rodgers sees it.The Packers quarterback...
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Ty Can’t Be THE Guy

I don’t see Ty Montgomery as a true No. 1 running back, and as maybe the only person to project the former Stanford star as a ball carrier and not a ball catcher on the day he was drafted in April 2015, I think I have a pretty good feel for No. 88. I know Montgomery put up really impressive statistics as a running back last season, but those numbers have to be taken with at least...
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1 day ago

Packers Free Agency Windfall Continues

It was announced yesterday afternoon that the Green Bay Packers signed veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.  Another free agent?  Four so far this offseason, you say?  Yes.   Jean-Francois makes a total of three players signed who haven't spent time with the Packers before.  Cornerback Davon House is on his second tour with the team after spending the last two seasons...
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1 day ago

Packers: How Ricky-Jean Francois Signing Helps Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers have been unusually active this offseason and the team made another move Thursday, signing free-agent defensive lineman Ricky-Jean Francois. The terms of the deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, is for one year, $3 million. Following the suspension of Letroy Guion and the departures of Mike Pennel and Datone Jones, the Packers were in desperate need of...
Via The Packers Guru
1 day ago

Martellus Bennett: ‘Who gives a sh-t’ about NFL’s new training video on celebrations

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is confused as why the league decided they need to educate their players on the do and don’ts of celebrations on the field. Bennett has a slight issue with the newly produced training video, taking aim at NFL and executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent on Twitter: “An educational training video on celebrations? Spend that...
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Report: Packers ‘have some interest’ in Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson hasn’t received much interest around the league since free agency kicked off, but one team could be looking at him with interest.“The Green Bay Packers have some interest in a visit with Peterson, but it’s believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft,” wrote Ben Goessling of ESPN.If the Packers end up...
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Martellus Bennett calls out NFL to do more to build up communities

Does the NFL do enough to help build up the communities where many of its players are found? According to Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, the answer is a clear no. Certainly, NFL players are often involved in the communities where they live and play. But those players often do that as individuals, rather than with their teams or the league in general.Whether the NFL...
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Report: Packers bring back RB Christine Michael

The Green Bay Packers, needing help at the running back position, have reportedly brought back Christine Michael. Originally a second-round pick out of Texas A&M by the Seattle Seahawks, Michael had his best season as a pro last year playing for the Packers and Seahawks. He ended up rushing for 583 yards and seven touchdowns, adding 107 yards and one touchdown on 22 receptions...
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Wednesday news roundup: Green Bay Packers

Packers to host DT FrancoisAccording to ESPN, the Packers will bring in Jean Francois for a visit on Wednesday. The veteran defensive tackle confirmed he was heading to Green Bay on … Some NFL Scouts Foresaw Damarious Randall’s Dreadful YearAt first glance, the college career of Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall seems to have justified his first-round draft selection...
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2017 Fantasy Outlook: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers did not hit their stride until the last six games of the season where they ran the table and scored nearly 31 points per game. Fantasy standouts Aaron Rodgers (QB), Jordy Nelson (WR) and Davante Adams (WR) finished first, second, and seventh at their positions respectively. As long as Rodgers is on the team, he and the Packers' targets will remain among the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Three round mock draft

With the main free agency period over, teams across the NFL have set their focus on improving their roster through the NFL draft.  The Green Bay Packers made some surprising moves, good and bad, during free agency, leaving some holes in the roster.  With some glaring needs that need to be addressed, here is who I believe the Packers will select in the first three rounds of April’s...
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Eddie Lacy vows to give ‘best impression’ of Marshawn Lynch

Eddie Lacy will become the latest running back to attempt filling the shoes of the irreplaceable Marshawn Lynch after signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. While Lacy understands there’s no way to truly replace “Beast Mode,” he vows to give the “best impression” of the celebrated running back as possible.Not only that, Lacy is eager to prove himself after injuries...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy's new contract includes weight bonus

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he has no concerns about Eddie Lacy being overweight at the start of the 2017 season, but the actual contract Lacy signed with the team indicates otherwise.ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia reports that Lacy’s one-year deal with Seattle includes a $385,000 bonus that is tied to the running back keeping his weight down. The team is...
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Pete Carroll on reportedly overweight Eddie Lacy: ‘I want him big’

The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday signed Eddie Lacy to a reported one-year, $3 million deal that with incentives could be worth up to $5.5 million. Shortly after the news of Lacy’s signing broke came reports that Lacy, who has battled weight issues throughout his career, has put on some pounds this offseason.Perhaps some pounds is underselling it a bit, as a report suggests Lacy...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy weighed 267 pounds during free agent visit

The biggest question mark concerning Eddie Lacy heading into 2017 will be whether he can remain in shape, and it sounds like he has a long way to go in that department.Lacy, who signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, reportedly weighed a whopping 267 pounds during at least one of his free agent visits this offseason. In fairness, Lacy is coming off surgery after...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulaga wishes Micah Hyde well after goodbye message to packers fans

Micah Hyde spent all four of his seasons in the NFL with the Packers, and was very productive during his time in Green Bay.Hyde racked up 58 tackles, picked off three passes and even recorded a sack, but most importantly, his range allowed Dom Capers to bring pressure early and often from all over the field.The Bills came calling in free agency, and signed Hyde to a five-year, $30...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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