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07/26/2017

Don Barclay

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

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

$izing Up Free Agents

Free agency begins in 22 days, and the Packers currently have 11 players ready to hit the open market. After taking into consideration age, performance and contracts around the league, here’s what I think a fair deal for each player would look like: OL DON BARCLAY – The human turnstile can line up at all

Looking Ahead To Free Agency

With Eddie Lacy, Nick Perry and 40% of the starting offensive line due to become unrestricted free agents next March, general manager Ted Thompson could be facing his most challenging offseason since the Summer of Favre in 2008. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, so things can and obviously will change in the next four months, but

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. ATL

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 Falcons: —Aaron Rodgers looked great on Sunday; he looked even better on Tuesday. Watching the All-22 tape made me realize just how special the veteran quarterback was against Atlanta. Minus his

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 10 additional thoughts from Thursday’s game against the Bears: —Last Thursday was the Ty Montgomery show. Forget for a minute the 10 catches for 66 yards. The second-year player also contributed 60 yards on nine carries. That would

Packers Humbled At Home

Given a chance to win a regular season game against a good team for the first time in a year, the Packers – wearing their unfamiliar throwback unis – laid an egg in front of a national TV audience that must’ve thought it was watching the Browns. That’s how bad Green Bay was in a

Players To Watch vs. OAK

Green Bay plays its second preseason game tonight, and while the media fixates on the wide receivers and the draft choices, here are 3 less obvious players to keep an eye on (I focused only on positions that can be analyzed on TV): DON BARCLAY – The four-year vet deserves credit for playing nearly the

Roster Battle: Offensive Line

It’s difficult to remember the last time the Packers released an offensive lineman at the end of training camp who could actually play in the National Football League. Well, that’s probably going to happen a month from now. Even if GM Ted Thompson decides to keep nine at the position – something he’s only done

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