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After the NFL Draft, Packers get ready to welcome rookies

As Packer Fans United, we know that the 2016 NFL Draft finished up its three-day extravaganza on Saturday evening. The Green Bay Packers went big. Head coach Mike McCarthy had said in comments long before the draft that he liked big guys. Check. What he didn't say, but that also apparently was part of the criteria this time around, was also get big smart guys. To that end, two of...
Via Packer Fans United
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Wide Range of Options

As the Green Bay Packers and General Manager Ted Thompson often do, the team added a wide receiver during the 2016 NFL Draft over the weekend – Trevor Davis out of the University of California. This seems like a logical move to make … take a guy whom the organization considered to be a great value pick in the fifth round, and look to bolster what was the worst passing attack...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Superlatives for Packers’ 2016 Draft Class

Now that the draft is done and we’ve analyzed the picks, the future looks bright for most of the players selected over the draft weekend. Of the seven picks selected for the Green Bay Packers, here are some ideas of what the future could hole for these players. Best Value Pick:  Blake Martinez The Packers future at ILB looks to be set with Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez (with apologies...
Via cover32
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at the 2016 Packer’s Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft now in the books and rookie orientation beginning this weekend, we take a closer look at the Packers draft, with reviews and predictions. The Packer’s draft in review: 1st Round – Kenny Clark   DT  UCLA Steps right into B.J. Raji’s role on the defensive line and has the chance to start from day 1. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Where each team stands...
Via cover32
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers got everything they needed in the draft

The Green Bay Packers came into the draft prepared, and they came out as winners. The Packers drafted the positions that they needed to improve, and they added depth to positions that were lacking it. The focus in this year’s draft was defense for the Packers, and they went all out in drafting defensive players, taking four defenders out of seven possible draft picks. Defensively...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Packers Guru
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Wisely Decline Datone Jones 5th-Year Option

While the 2016 NFL draft made headlines last weekend, Monday, many teams had to decide whether to exercise the 5th-year option on first-round draft picks from 2013. The Green Bay Packers had to make their decision about Datone Jones and the Packers, wisely, declined the option. If you are unfamiliar with the 5th-year option, it’s essentially a team option to add a year to the original...
Via The Packers Guru
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers and Thompson Commit to Draft Picks

Everyone who follows the NFL closely knows how much Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson values his draft picks. It comes as little surprise, then, that Thompson gives his drafted rookies plenty of opportunity to stay with the team. While many teams’ fans wonder whether the names called in the most recent NFL draft (especially those in the later rounds) will have any relevance to...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Decline DL Datone Jones’ Fifth-Year Option

The Green Bay Packers have declined to pick up DL Datone Jones‘ fifth-year option on Monday, according to Rob Demovsky. The fifth-year option would have run the Packers $8 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Jones, 25, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick back in 2013...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Price Might Be Right

Green Bay signed 18 undrafted free agents on Saturday night, and based on recent history, you can count on at least one or two of them to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. So who’ll be this year’s Jayrone Elliott, Mike Pennel or Ladarius Gunter? After considering the list and the depth at each position, my top candidate is Brian Price of Texas-San Antonio. Why? Because the Packers...
Via Packers Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Green Bay Packers Draft Recap

With the draft now in the rearview mirror and the preason quickly coming upon us, let’s recap what the Green Bay Packers accomplished on draft night. Drafting is the hardest part of the general manager job and Ted Thompson had a good draft for his team. We saw both sides of Thompson, the trading picks around to move up, keeping his picks close to the vest and drafting the needs...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Kenny Clark is Ideal NT for Green Bay’s 3-4 Defense

The Green Bay Packers needed to come out of the 2016 NFL draft with a legitimate nose tackle for their 3-4 defense and with the selection of UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark in the first round, they got one. Not all defensive lineman are built to play nose tackle in the 3-4 defense. But Clark (6-3, 310) is the ideal fit size wise and his skill set gives him an even better chance...
Via The Packers Guru
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford, 200

Analysis (Taylor O’Neill): The Packers grab another PAC-12 player. Murphy was first-team all conference during his senior year, having moved over from playing right tackle his junior year, where he was second-team all conference. At 6’6″ and 305 lbs he definitely has the size to play tackle in the NFL. He also has good arm length at 33.5″. Murphy has good lateral movement...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers get defensive early in Day 3 of NFL draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers got defensive again on the third day of the NFL draft. They bolstered depth for a front seven that has had some offseason turnover, and even added an inside linebacker with Clay Matthews headed back outside for more pass-rushing duties again. Matthews will probably like the selection Saturday of Stanford inside linebacker Blake Martinez with the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

We're baaaaaccckkkk! And so's the NFL Draft.

Hello, again, Packer fans! After our extended hiatus -- brought about by the Packers' heartbreaking loss to the Cardinals (per my last post) -- we're back. Hope you've been keeping abreast of all the Pack's goings-on on our Amazing 2nd Page, which is a real-time compendium (look it up!) of Packers news, NFL news, and more from around the globe. It's a really good, quick, overview...
Via Packer Fans United
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers GM comments on drafting Kenny Clark After getting a player they coveted in defensive tackle Kenny Clark in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers came out of the second day of ... Jason Spriggs going to Packers creates a buzz in Packer media ... Green Bay and Milwaukee media weigh in the selection of Elkhart's Jason Spriggs, who was...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Positions the Green Bay Packers need to focus on next

Now that the Green Bay Packers started off the NFL draft by addressing their problem with the defensive tackle position, they have a couple of more positions they need to focus on. This draft is an important one because the Packers are seen as contenders, and they have an opportunity to strengthen their roster. Drafting a defensive tackle was the right move for the Packers, but now...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Select UCLA NT Kenny Clark No. 27 Overall

The Green Bay Packers were notified last month that starting nose tackle B.J Raji would be taking a year off from football. It looks like they’ve found his replacement. Round: 1 Pick: 27 With the #27 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @packers select NT Kenny Clark! pic.twitter.com/w19O2Hxzea — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Green Bay Packers select UCLA NT Kenny Clark...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers gets ‘nostalgic’ about his NFL Draft free-fall

One of the most drawn-out, uncomfortable and awkward events in NFL Draft history occurred in 2005 as Aaron Rodgers sat and sat and sat while waiting an excruciating four-and-a-half hours in the green room before finally hearing his name get called. With cameras painfully capturing his every move as name after name — except for his own — were announced, Rodgers became both...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Green Bay Packers can nail the draft

The Green Bay Packers arguably rely on the draft more than any team in the league. According to the Packers website 35 of the 62 players on the current roster were drafted. We see time and time again draft picks for the packers, specifically on defense become regular starters. Last year the Packers drafted Damarious Randall who became one of the best young talents on their roster...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top ten players in Green Bay Packers history

The Green Bay Packers are one of the NFL’s oldest franchises and are one of the most successful, having won a record 13 league championships. They began independent play in 1919 and have turned out to have some of the greatest players to ever take the field. From some of the league’s best quarterbacks to ever play the game to one of the toughest defensive ends to take the field...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers on excessive media coverage: That’s the way it is

Aaron Rodgers isn’t only a superstar who draws a lot of attention on his own, he’s also dating Olivia Munn and lives in L.A. That combination means the Green Bay Packers quarterback and his actress girlfriend can’t even take their dog for a walk without generating headlines on the Internet. Or, as recently illustrated by how a seemingly innocuous but humorous incident that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy in ‘remarkable’ shape after offseason work

Eddie Lacy apparently heard loud and clear how the Green Bay Packers were extremely disappointed in the running back’s level of fitness last season. And reports throughout the offseason suggest he’s recommitted himself to being in better shape heading into the 2016 NFL season. The latest indications that Lacy will be well-prepared to hit the ground running — both literally...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers fires back at Presidential candidate John Kasich

Take a thinly veiled shot at Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and you can expect return fire, even if you’re a state governor running for President of the United States. While campaigning in Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday’s primary, Ohio governor John Kasish threw some unexpected shade at Rodgers when asked who would be his Vice President if he were elected. “Aaron...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers reportedly have ‘no interest’ in re-signing James Jones

Those Wisconsin winters are going to be a lot colder without the hoodie. According to a report by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday, the Green Bay Packers are showing “no interest” in re-signing wide receiver James Jones and have informed his agent that they do not intend to bring back the 31-year-old. Jones recorded 890 receiving yards and eight touchdowns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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