Apparently ProFootballTalk.com couldn’t allow CBSSports.com to own the Aaron Rodgers story for a day. After a report by CBS’s Mike Freeman saying Rodgers would not hold out for a new contract, Mike Florio of PFT issued a vague follow-up report from another anonymous source. “Rodgers hasn’t asked for a new deal, and he hasn’t complained about his current contract,” writes Florio. “A league source with knowledge of the situation believes, however, that the Packers soon will take care of Rodgers.” How soon? Nobody knows. The important part is, ProFootballTalk.com ended the news cycle owning the story.
Former NFL MVP and current Packers preseason broadcaster Rich Gannon is also asked for his opinion on Aaron Rodgers over at JSOnline.
NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com digs into a report from MIT researchers about kickers in the NFL that attempts to explain some of Mason Crosby’s difficulties. “Since Crosby entered the NFL in 2007, he has attempted more 50-plus yard field goals than every place-kicker except the Oakland Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski,” writes Seifert. “He has missed 19 of those 33 attempts, accounting for nearly half of the total misses in his career.” The research also goes onto point out that Lambeau Field was the second-most difficult kicking venue in the entire league behind only New England’s Gillette Stadium, and that was before Gillette switched to artificial turf. Presumably, Lambeau is currently the most difficult kicking stadium in the NFL.
According to AL.com, the Packers will be checking out Alabama A&M offensive lineman Jamaal Johnson-Webb at his pro day workout on Wednesday. “Headlined by Johnson-Webb, who could go in the later rounds of the of the draft in late April, a group of 19 Bulldogs will work out for representatives from the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs,” writes reporter Nick Birdsong. Johnson-Webb was the only player in the history of Alabama A&M to be invited to the NFL Combine.
More pro day information comes from Packer Report and NFL.com that has an article on a Northern Iowa wide receiver that reportedly ran 4.19 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Minnesota’s pro day where a Packers scout was in attendance.
There was a lot of discussion on social media Tuesday about St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson making a visit to Green Bay, a visit that was cancelled due to weather, as reported by Tom Silverstein of JSOnline. John Rehor of PackersTalk.com thinks the Packers should pass on Jackson anyway.
This year’s free agent class of wide receivers and tight ends is profiled at the Packers official website.
The annual checkup series continues at Fox Sports Wisconsin with the tight end Andrew Quarless.
Bob McGinn and Tyler Dunne talk about several topics on their weekly Packers podcast at JSOnline.
The draft needs of the Packers get a look at Yahoo Sports.
Whether the Packers are interested in Cullen Jenkins and Ricky Jean-Francois is debated at Lombardi Ave.
Video: Fox 11 takes a look at the winners from the Packers Hall of Fame youth art contest…
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.