When the NFL unveiled its proposed rule changes on Thursday, one that garnered a lot of attention was the abolishment of the so-called “Tuck Rule” which calls for an incomplete pass and not a fumble when a quarterback arm is moving forward to bring the ball in toward his body. Former Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson told ESPNMilwaukee.com, “’Bout damn time.” If you remember, Woodson was the first high-profile “victim” of the Tuck Rule when he put a hit on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game 11 years ago, which appeared to be a fumble but was determined an incomplete pass. The call cost the Oakland Raiders a shot at the Super Bowl.
Charles Woodson is waiting to hear back from the San Francisco 49ers, according to the Associated Press.
The Packers did not sign free agent running back Steven Jackson despite speculation they would. “Jackson agreed to terms on a deal with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday afternoon amid rumors all day Wednesday that he would sign with the Packers,” writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jackson’s deal is for three years, $12 million and includes $4 million guaranteed.” By not signing Jackson, there will be not so much of a numbers crunch on the Green Bay salary cap. In theory, it will be slightly easier for the Packers to sign wide receiver Greg Jennings, but even that is not a given.
News of Greg Jennings‘ dinner meeting with the Minnesota Vikings comes from Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press who quotes general manager Rick Spielman as saying, “He brought his wife (Nicole) with him. I know he’s very family-oriented. We want to show him what we have to offer.” It’s kind of interesting that Jennings brought his wife along. It definitely shows how seriously he’s taking the situation, and that the wants and needs of his family are involved in the decision-making process.
More on Greg Jennings comes from ESPN.com.
North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard answers questions about the Packers on the Pulse of the Pack podcast over at PackersTalk.com.
Whether the Packers could be interested in free-agent safety Bernard Pollard is discussed at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
The annual checkup series continues at Fox Sports Wisconsin with tight end Ryan Taylor.
The Packers were at the Portland State pro day yesterday where kicker Zach Brown was the main attraction.
At the West Virginia pro day, offensive lineman Jeff Braun talks about his reliance on Don Barclay of the Packers for help and information.
A pro day roundup of information appears at Packer Report.
So Floyd Mayweather lost $900,000 on a bet from the Packers-Seahawks “Fail Mary” game this past season.
NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert talks about free agency within the division in a video at ESPN.com.
Video: Aaron Rodgers makes his latest visit as part of his work with the MACC Fund…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.