Jolly Continues To Make Strides

Twenty-five days into the Green Bay Packers‘ training camp and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly’s comeback continues to be one of the main stories.  After getting some push up the middle against the Arizona Cardinals in week one of the preseason, Jolly turned in a solid performance in the Packers week two contest with the Saint Louis Rams.  Jolly had two tackles, deflected a pass (which … Continue reading

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News And Notes From Packers Camp

The Green Bay Packers have held three 8:20 AM workouts so far in their 2013 training camp.  All three practices have drawn large crowds as the team’s fans try and get an early look at a Packers team that is in search of its third straight NFC North Division title and fifth consecutive appearance in the NFL Playoffs.  Here are some news and notes from … Continue reading

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Packers Final Three Draft Picks For 2013

The Green Bay Packers used the first of three seventh round picks on a receiver as they took Grand Valley State’s Charles Johnson (6-2, 215 pounds) with the 216th overall pick.  Johnson caught 72 passes for 1,199 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012.  In two seasons at the division 2 school he had 128 receptions for 2,229 yards and 31 touchdowns. Packers General Manager Ted Thompson on Johnson: … Continue reading

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Packers Land Linebacker In Round Six

The Green Bay Packers used their lone pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft (193rd overall) on Illinois State linebacker, Nate Palmer (6’3, 240 pounds).  In 2012, Palmer recorded 71 tackles and seven and a half sacks.  He had 15 total tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 27 quarterback hurries.  Palmer, who started 13 games at defensive end, was named second-team All-Missouri Valley. … Continue reading

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Packers Go Defense Times Two In Fifth Round

The Green Bay Packers went Big Ten and defense with the first of two fifth round picks in the NFL Draft as they took Iowa corner, Micah Hyde (6’1, 190 pounds) with the 159th overall selection.  He appeared in 49 games in his four years with Iowa and recorded 229 tackles and seven interceptions.  In 2012, he had 67 tackles and did not intercept a pass but still … Continue reading

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Fourth Round Is All Offense For Packers

The third player that the Green Bay Packers drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft was on the offensive side of the ball.  With the 12th pick in the fourth round (109th overall) the Packers took University of Colorado offensive tackle, David Bakhtiari (6’4, 299 pounds).  He started 33 games while at Colorado – 22 at left tackle and 11 at right tackle.  Bakhtiari was an … Continue reading

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Packers Draft Lacy And Swing Three Trades Friday

The Green Bay Packers made a trade and then took a running back in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night.  Green Bay sent the 55th overall pick to San Francisco in exchange for the 61st overall pick and the 173rd overall pick.  The Packers then used the 61st pick (31st in the second round) on Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (5’11, 23o … Continue reading

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Packers And Rodgers Agree On Record Deal

Just nine days after making Clay Matthews the highest paid linebacker in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers inked Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension, which will make the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the league.  According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deal is for five years and worth 110 million dollars.  Rodgers, who surpassed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as … Continue reading

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Packers Take Jones In First Round

The Green Bay Packers used their first pick in the 78th NFL Draft on defense.  The team selected UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th overall pick.  Jones (6’4, 280 pounds) recorded 62 tackles for the Bruins last season.  Nineteen of those tackles were behind the line of scrimmage and that included six and a half sacks.  Jones was an All-American third-team selection in … Continue reading

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Packers Enter Draft With Eight Picks

The 78th annual NFL Player Selection Meeting or NFL Draft will begin with the first round tonight.  The Kansas City Chiefs have the first overall selection and will officially be on the clock at 7 PM.  Barring a trade, the Green Bay Packers have the 26th pick in the first round.  It is the first of eight selections that the Packers have in the seven … Continue reading

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