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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....
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
46 minutes ago

Kenny Clark is linked to B.J. Raji

The Packers need Kenny Clark to be great in 2017, and it can all be traced back to B.J. Raji. Raji started 15 games that season, didn’t put up monster numbers but still played very well. He only had six pressures but was strong against the run despite getting hampered with a groin injury in the fifth game vs. St. Louis. So what does Clark have to do with Raji? Well, Raji took a...
Via Cheesehead TV
3 hours ago

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
18 hours ago

2017 Compensatory Picks: Packers receive one 5th-round draft pick

Green Bay collected a single additional pick in this April’s draft as a result of the free agency calculation from 2016. The NFL awarded its compensatory draft selections a bit early this year, and we now know the Packers will have an additional 5th rounder, specifically the 39th pick of the 5th round, which is the 184th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Few enjoy a good compensatory...
Via Acme Packing Co
19 hours ago

Packers front office hires former 49ers director of college scouting Matt Malaspina

Green Bay is adding to its already deep lineup of college scouts. With a week to go until the NFL Scouting Combine, the Green Bay Packers have made one move to bolster their scouting department. According to various media outlets, the Packers have hired Matt Malaspina as a scout. Landing Malaspina appears to be a nice hire, as he is taking a job in a lesser capacity than his previous...
Via Acme Packing Co
19 hours ago

The (obvious) case for Eddie Lacy

When the big man rumbles, the Packers usually come out ahead. This is a fact.    Take the 16 best games, measured in total yards rushing, of Eddie Lacy’s still-young career and check out the win column: 12 wins, 3 losses and a I-wish-we-could-all-forget-that-one-game tie (in 2013 against the Vikings).    When people pontificate as to whether the thundering load...
Via Cheesehead TV
21 hours 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...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
21 hours ago

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
1 day ago

PFF: Free Agent Primer

I had a chance to stop by the Railbird Central podcast and talk about the Packers controlled free agents.  You can listen to that show with legendary host Brian Carriveau right here.  That is not today’s discussion.  Today’s discussion is to identify which of the Packers current unrestricted free agents can be expected to re-join the team.  This will help us identify potential...

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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why would Kirk Cousins want to stay with the inept Washington Redskins?

Kirk Cousins may not be the most mobile quarterback in the NFL but it's time for him to use his feet and run. Run, Kirk; run all the way out of Washington, as far as you can from the dysfunctional, inept front office that's underestimated you for four seasons and perpetually keeps the Redskins a laughingstock both on and off the field. Go to San Francisco to play with your first...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Positional Analysis: Tight End

This is the fourth of a 15-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starter (B-): Jared Cook finished the season strongly, but let’s keep things in perspective. The soon-to-be 30-year-old dropped four passes in the playoffs, did very little after the catch and was a pedestrian blocker. That said, he was also the best tight end to play for the Packers since...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago

Packers Shouldn’t Give Up on Datone Jones

As the NFL moves into the offseason, teams have decisions to make about who to re-sign and who to let walk. Sometimes they can control who leaves and sometimes they can’t, As far as the Green Bay Packers are concerned, they have a number of difficult decisions to make. But to me, one of the easy ones, would be re-signing Datone Jones on a one or two-year prove it deal. Certainly...
Via The Packers Guru
3 days ago

Eddie Lacy a fit for Patriots?

Eddie Lacy is likely going to have to sign a one-year deal if and when he hits free agency next month, and there is no guarantee he is going to get it from the Green Bay Packers. The former Alabama star will need to prove he can resurrect his career in the wake of injuries and weight concerns, and what better team to do that with than the New England Patriots?Gregg Rosenthal of NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 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
5 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
15 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
15 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
16 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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