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07/26/2017

Julius Peppers

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

Notes: Money For Nothing

The Packers are paying wide receiver Randall Cobb, outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and cornerback Sam Shields a combined $34 million this season. These same four veteran players are responsible for a staggering 28% of the $163M salary cap. Talk about not getting your money’s worth. This isn’t as much a criticism of

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. DAL

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 Cowboys: —Sunday was Aaron Rodgers’ poorest performance since I starting watching the All-22 coaches tape. He’s put up much worse stats, but I can’t remember a game in which he

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. NYG

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 Giants: —Jordy Nelson is 31 and coming off a torn ACL, so it’s probably unfair to expect him to be the explosive receiver who terrorized opposing defenses in

Tale Of The Tape: GB vs. MIN

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 Vikings: —This was the best game of Jake Ryan‘s brief NFL career. The second-year inside linebacker was strong against the run and effective in coverage. It was hard to know what to

Matthews, Peppers Face Ultimatum

The National Football League will suspend the two Packers at the center of the league’s performance-enhancing drug probe if they don’t provide interviews by Aug. 25. According to a letter obtained by USA Today, star linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they don’t cooperate. Courtesy of USA Today,

How Ted Spends His Money

Thanks to the huge contracts given to Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews in the past few years, it should come as no surprise that quarterback (12.97%) and linebacker (23.44%) account for over a third of the Packers’ 2016 salary cap. Here’s a complete breakdown of the other positions on the current 90-man roster: defensive back

NFL To Interview Matthews, Peppers

The National Football League plans on interviewing Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers when training camp opens in late July. Both players, along with former Packer Mike Neal, Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison and retired quarterback Peyton Manning were named in an Al-Jazeera America documentary about PEDs. All 5 players have vehemently denied the allegations. According

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