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Green Bay Packers: Crowded at the running back position

Last year, Eddie Lacy and James Starks shouldered almost all of the workload in the backfield for the Green Bay Packers. There wasn’t much need for a third back, and if there was, John Kuhn filled that void. With running backs frequently getting injured or not performing well, most NFL teams carry four or five running/fullbacks. With two spots filled already, (Eddie Lacy and James...
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Film Study: Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley

The film study series continues today with a closer examination of one of the most surprising picks of the 2015 NFL draft, quarterback Brett Hundley, the fifth round pick of the Green Bay Packers. What stood out on film: Without question, Hundley on film fits the mold of the new age quarterback that can beat teams with both his arm and legs. Hundley displayed impressive athleticism...
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Notebook: The Price Is Usually Right

General manager Ted Thompson’s uncanny ability to place a proper monetary value on a player is why Green Bay’s salary cap is in such terrific shape. In fact, you can make a strong argument that corner Sam Shields is the only vastly overpaid player on the roster. At $9.7 million a year, Shields is behind only Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson when it...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Will Second Year Players Impact Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers had four rookies who made significant contributions to the team in the 2014 season. A handful of others were drafted but, for various reasons, did not have as big of an impact. These nine players who were drafted by Green Bay last year will look to prove themselves in their second season. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Corey Linsley, Richard Rodgers and Davante Adams all...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers looking for youth to produce at inside linebacker with rookie Jake Ryan

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy cleaned house at the inside linebacker position this offseason and now is looking for their young draft picks to step in immediately and be productive. Director of player personnel Eliot Wolf said that the team's fourth round pick Jake Ryan rated very high and the expectations for him is to be on the field...
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Thursday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Mason Crosby: PAT rule change worse for linemen than kickers ► "But I can't say I like it," the Green Bay Packers kicker said Wednesday, a day after the league voted to push back the line of scrimmage on extra-point kicks to ... Early Predictions for 2015 Training Camp Battles ► The Green Bay Packers will begin OTAs next week, at which time we'll get our first indication...
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Film Study: Green Bay Packers ILB Jake Ryan

The film study series continues today with a look at the fourth round pick of the Green Bay Packers, former Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan. What stood out on film: Ryan is a very instinctive player, which will make him a great fit as a 3-4 inside linebacker. He was consistently near the ball in a position to either make the play or help clean up a teammate’s tackle. Another aspect...
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Packers Sign Third-Round Pick WR Ty Montgomery

The Green Bay Packers have signed third-round pick WR Ty Montgomery to a four-year contract on Wednesday, according to his agent (via Rob Demovsky). This leaves first-round selection DB Damarious Randall as the only player from their 2015 draft class who has yet to sign his rookie contract. Montgomery was an intriguing pick for the Packers given ... The post Packers Sign Third...
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Aaron Rodgers lands at No. 1 on list for top NFL quarterbacks

Green Bay packers quarterback Aaron Rodger is sitting in the pole position at No. 1 as the NFL's top signal caller according to Elliot Harrison of Rodgers proved his worth with a gutsy late season run after sustaining and injury to his leg that almost kept him out of crucial games and severely limited his mobility. The deadly accurate passer willed his way late; however...
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Packers Xs and Os: The Randall and Rollins “Mirror” Defense

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson selected defensive backs Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins with his first two picks in the 2015 draft, fans began to immediately wonder if they were safeties or cornerbacks. Discussions quickly popped up that they would play cornerback. Then slot cornerback. Then back to safety. Then as hybrid cover players. And so on. So, which...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Packers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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NFL moves PAT to 15-yard line for 2015 season

The NFL announced the extra point will now be kicked from the 15-yard line with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard line. The new rule also gives the defense the ability to score two points on returns. NFL owners voted 30-2 to approve the rule change on Tuesday. The owners considered three proposals but ultimately approved a rule change endorsed by the competition...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: This is Andrew Quarless’ year to show he belongs

The Packers’ tight ends are just a bunch of guys. Nobody really jumps off the page. They’re adequate, but not dynamic. Which brings me to Andrew Quarless. He will be entering his sixth season this year, but most importantly it’s a contract year for the Penn State standout picked in the fifth round. He’s only started in 26 of 55 games and has only caught six touchdowns in...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Damarious Randall Now Endorsed by Nike

View image | According to Damarious Randall’s twitter page, he has scored an endorsement deal with Nike.  He’s a player I wouldn’t have expected to see get an endorsement deal this early in his career, but hey, more power to him! The Packers safety/cornerback announced the news with this tweet. I am happy to be a part of the Nike family…
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Film study: Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery

With organized team activities (OTA’s) kicking off this week in the NFL, we are now that much closer to the live bullets flying. The excitement from the rookie draft picks is still high as all teams are bullish on the former college stars they brought aboard two weeks ago. To help determine the role of some of these players, it’s necessary to turn to the plays they put on film...
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Areas of concern for the Green Bay Packers in 2015

After the way the 2014 NFL season went for the Green Bay Packers and how close they were to the Super Bowl, one would think there would not be too much to worry about.  However, the Packers did have some roster turnover after the NFC Championship game.  They lost two of their middle linebackers in A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones and fired special team’s coordinator Shawn Slocum.  Let’s...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson's rushing makes him worthy of an elite contract

So I was going through some of last year’s stats and a number just jumped off the page at me: 849.  Specifically, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushed for 849 yards last year. I knew Wilson was a prolific runner, but I didn’t realize just how many yards he had racked up.  Obviously many, if not most of those yards, are gained on broken plays, but still.  Wilson...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews Goes Full J.Lo and Beyonce to Prepare for “Pitch Perfect 2″

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews not only acts in those cheesy Fathead commercials, he actually had a cameo role in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. Matthews spoke to E! News about preparing for his role in the movie. “We had to surely channel our inner J.Lo and Beyoncé to make those moves happen.” Here’s a small snippet of Matthews in action. For those who saw the entire...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Updated Post-Draft Depth Chart

While much of the NFL offseason buzz has subsided for the time being, the Green Bay Packers have been busy working to assemble the best possible team for the 2015 season. Aside from re-signing most of their core free agents, Green Bay recently added eight draft picks and more than 17 undrafted free agents to the roster.The team will finish up rookie minicamp this weekend while OTA’s...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers All-Draft Bust Team: 1991-present

The Green Bay Packers are known as a Draft and Develop team, but that doesn’t mean that they always get it right. In fact, they tend to get it wrong a fair amount. Not as bad as some other teams, mind you, but they are not hitting 1.000. I have only been around since 1991, and there have been plenty of draft busts to create a full team. I got the idea from the book, “Packers...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Game Will Continue Its Resurgence for Packers

Prior to Eddie Lacy’s arrival in Green Bay, the Packers did not have a rushing game that ranked in the top ten since the 2004 season, when Ahman Green was the starting running back. Since then, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have made the team a perennial powerhouse in the passing game, but the running game had consistently ranked in the bottom half of the league.But drafting Lacy...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Packers Opening Day Roster – Sixteen New Players to Make Team

Green Bay Packers Projected 53-Man Roster – Version 1.0 – has Some Surprises With the college draft in the books and free agent signings nearly complete fans of the Green Bay Packers look forward to training camp and the kickoff to the NFL season. The Packers were four-minutes away from qualifying for the Super Bowl last season where they would have been the favorites to win...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers and DOD Money

It was a week ago when Christopher Baxter broke the news that the the Department of Defense (read: your tax money) has been writing some pretty hefty checks to some of the NFL teams. Of course this grabbed everyone’s attention in the Packer’s little corner of the world. As Baxter reported, the Green Bay Packers have received $600,000 since 2012. And this is where some lose their...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: why drafting Brett Hundley was a mistake

One of the biggest storylines from the Green Bay Packers’ 2015 draft class was the selection of UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. The pick generated a lot of spotlight given Hundley’s stellar career at UCLA, starting for three years and breaking the all-time school records for total touchdowns and yards. My first reaction to the pick was, “what? Why?” It’s been a few weeks...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers wins $50,000 for charity on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'

If you think Aaron Rodgers’ future is in jeopardy, well, you might be right. We’re talking, of course, about “Celebrity Jeopardy!”, which the Green Bay Packers quarterback made an appearance on Tuesday night. Rodgers faced stiff competition in Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s “Shark Tank” and astronaut Mark Kelly but outlasted the field, finishing in first place with...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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