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10/19/2017

Christian Ringo

Young Upstarts Or Fake News?

It’s extremely difficult to analyze young second and third-string players in preseason exhibition games. Facing other backups – many of whom will be out of the league in a matter of weeks – allows Travis Jervey to run like Walter Payton, Derrick Mayes to catch like Jerry Rice and Vic So’oto to sack like Deacon

Positional Analysis: Nose Tackle

This is the 10th of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starter (C-): Journeyman Ricky Jean Francois was signed last month, but the coaches would like Kenny Clark to be the starter in the middle of the D-line. Last year’s No. 1 pick had an ordinary rookie season until turning it up a notch

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. DET

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 10 additional thoughts from Sunday’s game against the Lions: —General manager Ted Thompson has an extremely difficult decision to make in regard to the future of T.J. Lang, and the veteran guard is doing all he can to

Players To Watch vs. SF

The Packers play their third preseason game tonight against the 49ers. Here are 7 players to keep an eye on (I focused only on positions that can be analyzed on TV): KENNARD BACKMAN – With new “Mr. August” Justin Perillo all but guaranteed the No. 3 job, last year’s sixth-round pick from Alabama-Birmingham must do

Players To Watch vs. CLE

The Packers open the preseason tonight against the Browns, and while the media fixates on the receivers and the draft choices, here are 10 less obvious players to keep an eye on (I focused only on positions that can be analyzed on TV): BENIQUEZ BROWN – He flashed a few times on Wednesday after being

Ringo Won’t Be A Star

With B.J. Raji temporarily retired and Mike Pennel suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Packers will need at least one young defensive lineman to emerge in training camp. But based on what I’ve seen from the youngsters already on the roster, that player will almost certainly have to come in

Sizing Up The Practice Squad

It’s not easy to go from the practice squad one season to the 53-man roster the next, but wide receiver Myles White and offensive lineman Josh Walker proved it can be done. So of the eight players added to this year’s practice squad on Sunday, which have the best chance of being part of next

Preview: Packers vs. Steelers

Presumptive starter Sam Barrington has been ordinary, Nate Palmer has a club on his left hand and Carl Bradford is still trying to find his way at inside linebacker. In the meantime, rookie Jake Ryan just keeps getting better. The fourth-round draft pick followed up a solid game against New England with arguably his best

Ty Moves To Head Of Class

Ty Montgomery wasn’t the Packers’ first pick in the most recent draft, but he’s been the best pick after two weeks of training camp. With Family Night now a memory and the preseason opener just a day away, here’s our initial rookie report card: WR TY MONTGOMERY – I rolled my eyes when Packers scout

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