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All Entries in the "Linebackers" Category

Packers Thin on Inside Linebacker Depth

Packers Thin on Inside Linebacker Depth

Not practicing for the #Packers: RB Eddie Lacy LB Jamari Lattimore LB Brad Jones OLB Mike Neal DE C.J. Wilson

Packers Not Getting Enough Production from Outside Linebacker Position

Packers Not Getting Enough Production from Outside Linebacker Position

Clay Matthews missed four full game, Nick Perry has missed five, and the Packers defense has struggled without both of them in the lineup at the same time.

X's and 0's: Capers? Or the Players?

X's and 0's: Capers? Or the Players?

"Paul Ott Carruth", a former player and coach who wishes to remain anonymous, breaks down the Packers' issues on the defensive side of the ball.

Mulumba, Palmer Hold Down the Fort on Packers Defense in Absence of Matthews, Perry

Mulumba, Palmer Hold Down the Fort on Packers Defense in Absence of Matthews, Perry

Rookie outside linebackers Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer held their own this past Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Packers Podcast: Relying on Rookies at Outside Linebacker

Packers Podcast: Relying on Rookies at Outside Linebacker

With Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and Mike Neal all dealing with injuries, the Packers will have a pair of rookies playing big roles against the Browns on Sunday.

Depth at ILB Thins for Packers as Sam Barrington Doesn't Practice

Depth at ILB Thins for Packers as Sam Barrington Doesn't Practice

#Packers appear even thinner at linebacker. Sam Barrington, the only available backup at the inside spots, was not practicing.

Packers Thin on Linebackers at Wednesday Practice

Packers Thin on Linebackers at Wednesday Practice

Clay Matthews, Brad Jones and Andy Mulumba were all missing from Wednesday's practice session.

Packers OLBs Not Named Clay Matthews Offering Virtually No Pass Rush

Packers OLBs Not Named Clay Matthews Offering Virtually No Pass Rush

Nick Perry and Mike Neal have done little in the way of putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks so far this season.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Inside Linebackers

In our worst-case scenario, A.J. Hawk is replaced in the starting lineup by the end of the Packers' 2013 season.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Outside Linebackers

In our best-case scenario, Matthews has more than 15 sacks in 2013, in what becomes his best season as a professional.

As Training Camp Approaches, Focus Will Be on Clay Matthews' Hamstrings, Not His Contract

As Training Camp Approaches, Focus Will Be on Clay Matthews' Hamstrings, Not His Contract

Matthews' issues with his hamstrings date back to his rookie year and forced him to miss four games last season. Can he stay healthy?

Lattimore Working With Starters at Packers Minicamp

Lattimore Working With Starters at Packers Minicamp

With Bishop and Jones not practicing, Jamari Lattimore working next to AJ Hawk. A lot of bodies on that ILB depth chart — Wes Hodkiewicz (@weshod)...

Kevin Greene Has His Work Cut Out for Him with Young Outside Linebackers

Kevin Greene Has His Work Cut Out for Him with Young Outside Linebackers

Clay Matthews is currently the only true outside linebackers on the Packers roster than has any more than one year of NFL experience.

Packers Reportedly Cut One Linebacker, Add Another

Packers Reportedly Cut One Linebacker, Add Another

In addition to the previously reported signings we've noted here at Cheesehead TV, the Packers have apparently made a few more roster moves.

Point of Veau: Packers Handcuffed at Inside Linebacker

Point of Veau: Packers Handcuffed at Inside Linebacker

With seven inside linebackers currently on the roster, and most of them mediocre players at best, the Packers are preventing themselves from improving the position.

Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers

Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers

It's easy to see how the 49ers are in the Super Bowl with a linebacker group that's probably the very best in the NFL. Comparatively, the Packers are behind the curve.

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

A.J. Hawk is having arguably his best season in the NFL in 2012. His fiery play and recent weight loss are factors, as is the coaching staff's decision to limit the linebacker's playing time.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, D.J. Smith makes nearly 150 tackles in 2012. But in the worst-case scenario, it's another disappointing season from A.J. Hawk with few sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, Clay Matthews reverts to the player who got 13.5 sacks in 2010. But in the worst-case scenario, Nick Perry plays no better than Erik Walden did a year ago.

Point of Veau: Bracing for Fisticuffs at Green Bay Packers Training Camp

Point of Veau: Bracing for Fisticuffs at Green Bay Packers Training Camp

New additions to the defense through both the free agency and NFL Draft will create a spirited competition for roster spots.

Point of Veau: Clay and the Lump of Clay

Point of Veau: Clay and the Lump of Clay

Nick Perry will be in the starting lineup from Day One opposite Clay Matthews. Now the Packers just have to teach him how to be an outside linebacker.

Tollefson Agrees to Deal with Oakland Raiders

Tollefson Agrees to Deal with Oakland Raiders

The Raiders reportedly agreed to a deal with the free-agent pass-rusher Friday.

Kiper's Mock 4.0 Gives Packers Perry, Crick

Kiper's Mock 4.0 Gives Packers Perry, Crick

ESPN's draft analyst gave the Packers a defensive player in the each of the first two rounds.

Packers Draft Hightower in Twitter Mock Draft

Packers Draft Hightower in Twitter Mock Draft

In a Twitter mock draft Saturday, the Packers picked the Alabama linebacker at No. 28 overall.

Cosell Thinks West Virginia's Bruce Irvin Can Play 3-4 OLB

Cosell Thinks West Virginia's Bruce Irvin Can Play 3-4 OLB

Greg Cosell of NFL Films thinks West Virginia's Bruce Irvin can play OLB in a 3-4 defense.

Caplan Confirms Tollefson Targeted to Play OLB

Caplan Confirms Tollefson Targeted to Play OLB

The Packers are targeting free agent Dave Tollefson to play outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense, Adam Caplan reported Friday.

Packers' Free Agent Finds Shouldn't Be Expected to Answer Question Marks on Defense

Packers' Free Agent Finds Shouldn't Be Expected to Answer Question Marks on Defense

Despite signing Anthony Hargrove and Daniel Muir along the defensive line, the Packers still have a long ways to go to fix holes on defense.

Packers Agree to Terms with Defensive Lineman Anthony Hargrove

Packers Agree to Terms with Defensive Lineman Anthony Hargrove

The Packers have reportedly signed free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove.

An Uncertain Fit For Free Agent Dave Tollefson in Green Bay

An Uncertain Fit For Free Agent Dave Tollefson in Green Bay

The Packers are scheduled to bring free agent Dave Tollefson for a visit, but it remains difficult to find a fit for him in Green Bay.

Free Agent Dave Tollefson Will Visit Packers This Week

Free Agent Dave Tollefson Will Visit Packers This Week

The Packers are bringing in free-agent Dave Tollefson for a visit later this week.

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