In response to a social media message from former Packers player LeRoy Butler that the Packers were nearing a contract extension with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Jason Wilde cites an anonymous source saying, “100% false. There have been zero negotiations. Nothing.” Given that Rodgers is underpaid compared to his counterparts in the NFL, it makes sense that a contract negotiation could be taking place. But unless further news were to surface, this issue isn't likely to gain further traction. At this point, it's difficult to put much stock into either source, Butler and an anonymous one.
On the eve of defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove's appeal to the NFL of his eight-game suspension for taking part in a bounty program as a member of the New Orleans Saints, Hargrove's agent took to the media to question the NFL's evidence such a bounty program ever existed. "The agent for suspended defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove says the NFL has used semantics, but not hard evidence, as the basis for punishing current and former Saints players in its bounty investigation," reads a report from the Associated Press. Hargrove's agent, Phil Williams, also characterizes the NFL as singling his client out as an "easy target" because of his past yearlong suspension by the NFL for drug use. This is a multi-layered issue that won't go away any time soon. Even after today's appeal, I can easily see lawsuits being filed, which will extend the matter several more months.
Teammates and coaches of undrafted linebacker Dezman Moses spoke glowingly about the rookie in an article by Zach Heilprin at ESPNMilwaukee.com. “That kid is good,” linebacker Desmond Bishop is quoted as saying. “Run stopping, rushing the passer, getting his calls in. Everything. He’s smart. He’s a good player.” Cornerback Tramon Williams and outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene also weigh in on the rookie who's been turning heads during the Packers' offseason program.
An interview with former Packers wide receiver Phillip Epps led to an article published on the Packers official website.
Growth is expected from several young players on the Packers roster, writes Tom Oates in a column at the Wisconsin State Journal.
A look at how Aaron Rodgers is re-writing the Packers record book comes from Bob Fox at Bleacher Report.
Every position on the Packers roster was looked at over the weekend at the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Vic So'oto is the focus of a column by Kris Burke at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
Video: From Fox 11 in Green Bay, area high school players took part in a camp at the Packers' Don Hutson Center over the weekend...
Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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