In what was very likely assumed simply from a logistics standpoint, Packers president Mark Murphy publicly commented that the Packers likely won’t be retiring former quarterback Brett Favre’s No. 4 in 2013. “Though Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy stated on the team’s website in early July that ‘we would like to retire (Favre’s) number prior to his (Hall of Fame) induction’ in 2016, it’s not likely going to happen within the next year,” writes Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com. Murphy, however, did not rule out Favre returning to Lambeau Field at some sort of event such as alumni weekend, but just not for a jersey retirement ceremony.
The new official seating capacity of Lambeau Field was announced on Tuesday, which checks in at 80,750. “That makes Lambeau the third-largest stadium in the NFL behind FedEx Field (home of the Washington Redskins) and MetLife Stadium (New York Giants/Jets),” writes NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent and soon-to-be-completed south end zone expansion currently taking place.
More on Lambeau Field comes from JSOnline.
Details of the recent Morgan Burnett contract extension were published by Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “The deal includes an $8.25 million roster bonus, which he received immediately but for cap calculations is prorated over the five years,” writes Dougherty. “His base salary of $1.323 million remained intact, which means this year he’ll make $9.573 million, though only $2.973 million will count against this season’s salary cap.” As pointed out in the article, Burnett’s cap figure in 2013 will be $2.973 million.
More on Morgan Burnett comes from Packer Report.
With the Packers reporting a record profit in the last fiscal year, articles are published at the Packers official website, Journal Sentinel, Press-Gazette, Packer Report, ESPNMilwaukee.com, FoxSportsWisconsin.com, Associated Press and Lombardi Ave.
This week’s Packer Plus published at JSOnline has previews on the quarterbacks, running backs and offensive line, a column on judging character of NFL players and the history of the Packers finding good deals.
A running back to be named later is named the 10th most important Packer of 2013 by ESPNMilwaukee.com.
An article on soon-to-be enshrined Packers Hall of Fame inductee Emil Fischer is published at the Press-Gazette.
The Greg Jennings/Aaron Rodgers saga is touched upon at Lombardi Ave.
AllGreenBayPackers.com has more on the backup quarterback battle and a scouting report on Garth Gerhart.
A training camp countdown continues at Packer Report.
Video: Fox 11 in Green Bay reports on the Packers’ record financial profit…
Brian Carriveau is the author of the book “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.