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07/26/2017

Corey Linsley

Time To Lock Up Linsley

Now that the dust has settled on free agency and the draft, general manager Ted Thompson should think long and hard about extending the contract of center Corey Linsley. Prior to the start of the regular season would be the perfect time to lock up the present and hopefully future starting center of the Packers. As well as

Positional Analysis: Center

This is the eighth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starter (B): Corey Linsley returned from a hamstring injury just in time to rescue the Packers. The former Buckeye moved off the PUP list and into the starting lineup in week 10 after JC Tretter suffered a sprained knee. The O-line

The Bakhtiari Effect

There was a brief time after the Packers traded up  in the second round to draft Jason Spriggs that I thought left tackle David Bakhtiari might not be back in 2017 – and then I remembered who makes decisions for the organization. General manager Ted Thompson simply doesn’t let good young starters get away. Bakhtiari’s

Physicals Today, Practice Tomorrow

Ninety players will arrive at training camp on Monday, but it remains to be seen how many will actually be practicing on Tuesday. Based on the offseason, the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list could be pretty crowded to begin the summer. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Ty Montgomery, tight end Jared Cook, offensive linemen

5 Packers Poised To Leap

Mike McCarthy talks all the time about the importance of players making a leap from one year to the next. Among the reasons the Packers struggled in 2015 was because safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and to a lesser extent left tackle David Bakhtiari were the only jumpers on the team. For things to go better in

Packers Ready To Run

The Packers will never run the ball 40 times a game with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, but if they’re ever going to be truly dominant on the ground, this would be the year. The talented and experienced offensive line will be together for what figures to be its final season and the No. 1 halfback will be determined to

Centers Of Attention?

There are 32 starting centers in the National Football League, but only about 20 truly belong in that role. Others, such as Seattle’s Patrick Lewis and Chicago’s Hroniss Grasu, are simply backups being used as stopgaps until a better option becomes available. And that brings us to the Packers. With Corey Linsley and JC Tretter, general

Stars Not Shining For Packers

My top 12 Packers in 2014 were Aaron Rodgers, Josh Sitton, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels, Eddie Lacy, Julius Peppers, T.J. Lang, Bryan Bulaga, Morgan Burnett and Corey Linsley. Notice anything about that list? Of those players, not one has upped their game this season. And quite a few have regressed. So is it

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. CHI

After “studying the tape” (that sounds a heck of a lot better than “turning on the computer”), here are 15 additional thoughts from yesterday’s game against the Bears: 1) Eddie Lacy is a much better runner than a year ago. His patience and vision continue to improve and his impressive one-handed catch in the second quarter

Sky’s The Limit For Linsley

I‘ve seen a lot of good centers play for the Packers since becoming a fan in 1978. Larry McCarren, Mike Flanagan and Scott Wells all played in at least one Pro Bowl, but the guy currently hiking the ball has a chance to better than them all. In only his second season, Corey Linsley plays

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