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04/19/2018

About Michael Rodney

Packers Notes is the creation of Michael Rodney, who has been writing about the Green Bay Packers for close to 30 years. His first blog, Packer Update, hit the internet in 2006. Before becoming a public educator, Rodney worked as a journalist for a couple of newspapers in his home state of New Jersey. He's had numerous articles on the Packers published and he's been featured on both television and radio over the years.

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Bumpy Start For Brian

The always sycophantic Wisconsin media and the large segment of Packers fans who wear their Green and Yellow glasses year round have spent the past seven days praising the work of new GM Brian Gutekunst. Call me negative – I know many of you already do – but I find very little to get excited

Time To Bring Tramon Home

The last image most Packers fans have of Tramon Williams is him getting beat for the game-winning touchdown in the NFC championship game in 2014. I guess that’s why so many people thought I was crazy for suggesting a year ago that the Packers should sign the veteran cornerback in free agency. Well, guess what?

Top Free-Agent Cornerbacks

Cornerback was a major need for the Packers even before Friday’s surprising trade that sent Damarious Randall to Cleveland. Now the position is almost barren – with only Kevin King guaranteed to still be in the league after Labor Day. Fortunately, there are quite a few intriguing corners available in free agency. Now it’s up

Trade Analysis: Randall For Kizer

In his first big move as general manager of the Packers, Brian Gutekunst traded corner Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns for quarterback DeShone Kizer. The teams will also swap fourth and fifth round picks in next months draft. The following is a quick analysis of the deal that won’t become official until next week: PROS

Scouting Report: Muhammad Wilkerson

Brian Gutekunst vowed to be aggressive in the pursuit of players, and Green Bay’s new general manager appears intent on keeping that promise. According to reports, the Packers are expected to meet with free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson today. The former All-Pro was released by the Jets last week. Not surprisingly, this news has

Top 10 Non-QBs In Draft

The 2018 National Football League draft is still nearly two months away, so I’m sure this list will change in the coming weeks. But after studying the top prospects for the past few weeks, here are my top 10 non-quarterbacks as of today: 1. Saquon Barkley (RB/Penn State) – He’s the best running back I’ve seen

Players, Not Plan, Failed Packers

Truth be told, Ted Thompson’s free agent strategy is his final year as the team’s general manager was excellent. He signed one second-tier free agent to a three-year contract worth $20 million, and a handful of lower-tier free agents to inexpensive short-term deals. What wasn’t excellent, however, was his choice of players. Former Pro Bowl tight

Q&A: Should Evans Be Re-Signed?

Unlike the U.S. Postal Service, Packers Notes delivers on Sundays – at least through the end of August. Here’s another batch of letters  from the offseason mailbag: One of former GM Ted Thompson’s few good moves last offseason was signing veteran guard Jahri Evans. Is he worth bringing back? – Chuck from Florida No. Evans

Keeping Randall Is Best Option

Ted Thompson finally got to pick up the fifth-year option on one of his first-round picks last spring. After declining to do so on Derek Sherrod (2011), Nick Perry (2012) and Datone Jones (2013), the former general manager of the Packers pulled the trigger on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014). His replacement, Brian Gutekunst, will now

Hubbard Would Bolster O-Line

The Packers need to get more athletic between now and the start of training camp, and that includes along the O-line. Other than left tackle David Bakhtiari, the team lacks a plus athlete at any of the other positions. And while that’s not the only reason why the offense produced so few explosive plays in

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