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June 25, 2017

Off The Field

10 Undervalued Players In Draft

I‘m not going to lie and say I have a good feel for every prospect in the upcoming draft. Heck, there are more than enough people who do that on a daily basis. But of the 50 or so players I’ve studied, here are 10 who for a variety of reasons are being a bit

Packers Shouldn’t Sit At 29

Ted Thompson has traded up or down in the first round exactly twice since taking over as Green Bay’s general manager in 2005, and both times were extremely successful.  He moved back and grabbed Jordy Nelson in ’08, and he went up to get Clay Matthews a year later. It’s time for Thompson to do it

Ted Doesn’t Know Linebackers

Considering he played the position for a decade in the National Football League, you’d think Ted Thompson would know a good linebacker when he sees one. But that hasn’t been the case. Here’s a look at the longtime general manager’s hits and mostly misses at linebacker since returning to Green Bay in January 2005: HITS

The Case For Signing Hankins

And then there was one. Over a month after unrestricted free agency began, former Giants defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins is the last top-tier player still on the open market. It’s time for general manager Ted Thompson to make his move. While the defensive line isn’t a glaring weakness for the 2017 Packers, it’s hardly a

Don’t Overlook Lawson

None of the credible mock drafts – if there is such a thing – I’ve read recently have Carl Lawson going in the first round. But I’ve seen Takkarist McKinley, T.J. Watt, Taco Charlton and Charles Harris all listed as possible No. 1s, and while it’s true those four outside linebackers either have flashier stats or better measurables than Lawson, none

Mixon, The Player, Is Terrific

How a general manager views Joe Mixon depends on which of two videos he considers the more important. If it’s the one where the former Oklahoma star punches a young woman in the jaw, then he won’t even consider selecting the running back in the upcoming draft. If it’s the one where the 228-pounder runs through and

Free Agency: Quick Takes III

Free agency is slowing down in most places around the NFL, but not in Green Bay (can’t believe I just wrote that). In the past 10 days, general manager Ted Thompson re-signed two of his own and finally secured a defensive lineman he first flirted with four years ago. Here are my quick takes on what’s

Block, Forrest, Block

It’s difficult to imagine GM Ted Thompson passing up an edge rusher or a corner with the 29th pick in next month’s draft, but he might at least be tempted to do just that if offensive lineman Forrest Lamp is still available. That’s how good a player the former Western Kentucky star is, and how

Free Agency: Quick Takes II

Free agency is less than a week old, but the Packers already look like a much different team than the one that played in the NFC Championship game. GM Ted Thompson has re-signed a few players, bid adieu to a few others and welcomed home an old friend. Here are my quick takes on what’s

Free Agency: Quick Takes

Free agency is only a couple of days old, but the Packers already look like a much different team than the one that played in the NFC championship game. GM Ted Thompson has welcomed a few players back, bid goodbye to a few others and swapped tight ends. Here are my quick takes on what’s

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