The Dallas Cowboys on Thursday released former Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove who was originally suspended last season for eight games as part of the New Orleans Saints “Bountygate” scandal. The Associated Press reports: “Hargrove’s suspension was eventually reduced to two games, but he never signed with another team after Green Bay released him during the preseason last year.” According to former Packers vice president Andrew Brandt, Hargrove is still part of the lawsuit filed by former players against the NFL.
Linebacker A.J. Hawk is listed as the 19th most important Packer of 2013 over at FoxSportsWisconsin.com. “Hawk is No. 19 on this list because of his consistency,” writes columnist Paul Imig. “He’s not a great player and, at this point in his career, likely never will be. But when the regular season begins, Green Bay’s coaching staff knows what they’re going to get from Hawk. No, they won’t get a lot of tackles-for-loss or impact-type plays such as sacks and forced fumbles, but the team views Hawk as a leader on defense and one that the Packers continue to have faith in.” Even a small increase in impact plays would be a welcome addition from Hawk. If he could add something like two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions the entire season, that would be beyond fantastic.
After taking an in-depth look at the possibility of hosting the Super Bowl in Green Bay, Jay Sorgi of TMJ4 in Milwaukee turns his attention to hosting the NFL Draft instead. Among the issues he cites is picking a venue. “To host the draft, you need a location with at least enough space for fans as Radio City Music Hall, along with plenty of floor space for the teams, media, families, agents, and the league’s officials,” writes Sorgi. Lambeau Field is named as the ideal venue, but weather presents a problem. The Resch Center across the street from Lambeau Field is a possibility as well.
Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler hosts the newest episode of LBTV over at JSOnline.
AllGreenBayPackers.com asks who’s next on the Packers’ chopping block?
Commentary on ESPN’s future power rankings comes from Acme Packing Company.
An article on the recently released Desmond Bishop appears at Packer Report.
Video: Fox 11 on Thursday shared a recent interview with Packers tight end D.J. Williams…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email email@example.com.