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Eddie Lacy’s unexpected slide to Green Bay could have landed him in the perfect position

Apr 27, 2013

Heading into the 2013 NFL draft, most analysts seemed to agree that Alabama product Eddie Lacy was the top running back available, and the only one truly worthy of a first-round selection. At the very least, he appeared in line to be one of the top two backs off the board, along with North Carolina’s Giovani Barnard. Well, most analysts were wrong. For the first time ever, no running backs were selected in the first round of the draft, and while Bernard did become the first back selected (by the Cincinnati Bengals), two others were drafted before Lacy finally found a new home….

Jermichael Finley, Packers won’t part ways this season

Apr 1, 2013

Due to play that was often inconsistent over the past couple of seasons, and a hefty $8.25 million salary for the upcoming one, many(including myself) believed that veteran tight end Jermichael Finley would be released by the Green Bay Packers–or at least be forced to restructure his contract. Well, it appears that neither scenario is happening. According to NFL.com, the Packers have agreed to bring Finley back for the final year of his contract and will pay him a $3 million roster bonus, which is due on Tuesday. Finley initially signed a two-year $14 million deal in 2012, following a 767 yard,…

Greg Jennings turns purple; spurns the Packers by signing with the Vikings

Mar 15, 2013

Greg Jennings did something on Friday that Green Bay Packers fans will never forget; he signed a five-year deal with the wide receiver-needy Minnesota Vikings, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 29-year old Jennings now joins Brett Favre and Ryan Longwell as notable Packers who have turned purple. Jennings missed eight games last season due to injury, yet he managed to salvage a decent season by catching 36 passes for 366 yards and four TDs in 2012. He has missed 11 games in the last two seasons due to injury. But the Vikings clearly weren’t deterred, as Leslie Frazier‘s team badly needed…

ESPN Radio Hit: Senior writer Bear Heiser talks Flacco’s contract, Packers & Patriots free agency

Mar 10, 2013

With the start of free agency looming, ESPN Honolulu’s Bobby Curran asked me to join him to discuss some of the league’s hottest topics. We talked Joe Flacco’s shiny new contract and what it means for Aaron Rodgers, Packers’ free agency needs, Wes Welker’s contract squabble in New England & much more. You can listen broadcast below. It’s a shade less than 14 minutes.

Jermichael Finley’s contract inflexibility will likely seal fate in Green Bay

Mar 1, 2013

The Green Bay Packers are widely expected to part ways with veteran tight end Jermichael Finley this offseason in an effort to save a little salary cap space. Finley, who is entering the final year of a two-year contract, is reportedly due a $4.45 million base salary for the coming season and a $3 million roster bonus to be paid on March 27. Including other bonuses, Finley will carry an expected salary cap number of #8.75 million in 2013, which is the second-highest cap number on the team, behind only quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While Finley has shown immense talent during his five seasons…

Packers cut ties with Charles Woodson

Feb 16, 2013

The salary cap purge around the NFL continues with Green Bay Packers veteran defensive back Charles Woodson becoming the latest casualty. “We are grateful for all that Charles has given the Green Bay Packers for the past seven years,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson said. “He has been an integral part of the Packers’ success and our Super Bowl title in 2010 would not have been possible without his contributions. “A once-in-a-generation talent as a player, he is also a great leader and ambassador for the organization off the field. Charles will always be a member of the Packer family…

Packers wide receiver Donald Driver to retire after 14 NFL seasons

Feb 1, 2013

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has walked the hallowed halls at Lambeau Field for the final time, announcing his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons with the Packers Thursday on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning”. “I’m going to officially put my cleats on the shelf. I’m going to walk away from the game,” the soon-to-be 38-year-old Driver said. In something a little out of the norm (not in Driver’s case), the retirement ceremony set to take place in Green Bay on February 6 will be open to the fans as tickets to the event will…

Jeff Saturday set to retire after Pro Bowl

Jan 26, 2013

The 2012 NFL season may very well go down as the year of the rookie, but it is also season in which we will say goodbye to some of the game’s greats. The pending retirement of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and likely retirement of Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez have already been well documented, but it appears that another league mainstay is headed for a final ride into the sunset. Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday has announced that this weekend’s pro bowl will be his final game, putting an end to a stellar 14-year career. “We’ll finish it with sunsets in…

Colin Kaepernick has record-breaking game as 49ers dismiss Packers

Jan 13, 2013

Four touchdowns and 444 yards. For many teams, those are game statistics. For San Francisco: Welcome to Colin Kaepernick’s world Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. That was the offensive production of Kaepernick in a 45-31 win over the Green Bay Packers. He set an all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game with 181 yards. Plus, he threw some darts to a bevy of receivers, most notably Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. For those who questioned head coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to bench Alex Smith in favor of Kaepernick, how do you feel now? The…

Packers defense no match for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as season ends in disappointment

Jan 13, 2013

A record breaking day on offense for Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers put the finishing touches on the Green Bay Packers’ season. The result was a 45-31 loss for the Packers, as Dom Capers’ defense had no answer for Kaepernick’s air and ground game. Things went the way of the Packers, early on. In welcoming Kaepernick to his first playoff game, Green Bay’s defense was able to intercept an early pass and take it back for six. But on the very next possession, Kaepernick bounced back in a way that most playoff rookies wouldn’t have. Kaepernick completed a big…