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June 24, 2017

Jason Spriggs

Spriggs Won’t Sit For Long

General manager Ted Thompson didn’t boldly trade up in the second round of last year’s draft to select Jason Spriggs only to have him sit on the sidelines until he leaves as an unrestricted free agent in 2020. The former Indiana star will eventually be the team’s starting right tackle – it just won’t be this season. That’s because of

Positional Analysis: Offensive Tackle

This is the sixth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (A-): Last September, GM Ted Thompson signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to an extension worth $12 million per. Amazingly, he got a bargain. That’s how well the 25-year-old played last season. The former Colorado star was terrific in pass protection,

Spriggs Surviving At Guard

It was actually painful to watch Jason Spriggs on tape. Not because of the way the rookie right guard played against Houston on Sunday, but because he had to work so darn hard. I’ve seen a lot of football over the past 35 years, and I can’t remember an offensive lineman exerting so much energy on almost every snap. Why

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

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

Injuries Could Impact Opener

The Packers won a fake game on Friday night in San Francisco, but suffered three real injuries that could impact the team in the regular season. Chris Banjo and Jayrone Elliott pulled their hamstrings covering kicks and Jason Spriggs played the entire second half with a club on his right hand. The team did not

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. OAK

The Green Bay Packers improved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Once again, I watched the tape so you don’t have to. Here’s what I saw: —I’m a big Corey Linsley fan, but it’s impossible not to be impressed by JC Tretter,

Slow Start For Fackrell

The “2-Week Rule” warns not to get too excited over a young player early in training camp. Well, it also goes the other way too. That’s why there’s no reason to panic over Kyler Fackrell’s extremely slow start. That said, you’d certainly like to see the rookie outside linebacker from Utah State pick it up

Spriggs Provides Great Insurance

Jason Spriggs to the Packers made so much sense I had him going at No. 27 in my mock draft on Wednesday. Considering general manager Ted Thompson traded up nine spots in the second round to get the former Indiana star, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he had a first-round grade on the