The NFL has pushed back the kickoff time 10 minutes from 3:15 to 3:25 p.m. Central time for televised doubleheaders airing on Fox and CBS. Two Packers games in 2012 are affected. “The Packers’ opening game against the San Francisco 49ers and their Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints — both home games that will air on Fox — will be moved back 10 minutes to 3:25 p.m. kickoffs,” writes Bill Huber of Packer Report. The change was made so fewer fans will miss the end of the noon kickoff games. The 3:05 p.m. kickoff time for games not airing on the doubleheader network will remain unchanged.
Cornerback Tramon Williams talked about his shoulder injury on ESPNMilwaukee.com’s Green & Gold Today broadcast on Thursday. ”Williams wanted to make sure everyone heard him loud and clear: His NFL career is not in jeopardy, and he expects to return to his pre-injury form this season, even though his shoulder isn’t yet 100 percent,” wrote talk show host Jason Wilde following the interview. Speculation seems to have run rampant regarding Williams. It would be nice to see him return to his 2010 form when he was arguably the best player on the Packers that season.
A voice recognition expert hired by the players’ union analyzed the video used as evidence against Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove in his “Bountygate” appeal. “(Union outside counsel Richard) Smith hired a voice recognition expert to review and analyze the sentence,” reports Tim Rohan of the New York Times. “Smith said the expert had concluded that the harmonics of Hargrove’s voice did not match the voice on the tape, that Hargrove’s lips had not been visible and that the first word was not ‘Bobby’ but instead the result of a player and coach talking at once.” Take that for what you will. I expect the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will finally rule on the appeals of Hargrove and the other Saints players sometime soon.
Former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman talks about his participation as a group facilitator during the NFL’s rookie symposium with Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
The college position coach of Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin is interviewed in a blog post at JSOnline.
Former Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey talks about visiting Wisconsin in an article at the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
An editorial at the Press-Gazette touches on the Lambeau Field expansion.
The confidence expressed by the Packers during the offseason is noted at Packer Report.
A look back at the NFL Network’s Top 100 list is taken by Tyler Dunne at JSOnline.
Meril Hoge and Tedy Bruschi of ESPN discuss Aaron Rodgers’ ranking as the No.1 player on the NFL Network’s Top 100 list.
Video: NBC 26 in Green Bay has an update on the construction taking place at Lambeau Field…
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