The annual Packers Pro Shop tent sale runs today from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Lambeau Field parking lot featuring cheap deals and game-worn merchandise. Also, both Donald Driver and Mark Tauscher will be signing autographs at Waukesha Sportscards in Waukesha, Wis. this afternoon…
Free agent defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins attended yesterday’s court hearing at the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis in the ongoing Brady vs. the NFL case. “The show of support by more than 20 NFL players — including Cullen Jenkins, whose contract I negotiated four years ago and is now a free agent — was impressive and notable, although I don’t think it will sway any of the judges,” writes former Packers front office executive Andrew Brandt for the National Football Post. As a free agent, Jenkins’ fate is affected perhaps more than most by the league’s labor battle.
Another free agent, Korey Hall, is hosting a football camp in Boise, Id. in late June. “He said hosting the third annual Korey Hall Football Camp June 29 in Glenns Ferry is a way to give kids from smaller communities and schools a chance to be trained by players with college and professional experience,” reports Mike Christensen of Idaho’s Times-News. The deadline for registration is June 10.
C.D. Angeli of Tundra Vision wrote a lengthy column explaining why he thinks Ted Thompson is a better general manager than Ron Wolf. “I criticized Thompson’s approach to building a team,” writes Angeli. “I questioned the draft-only mentality, the eschewing of free agents, and the proclivity to sign people off the street…rather than invest a draft pick in trade for known value. And I thought I was right.” Angeli goes onto say how he was wrong. A majority of Packers fans felt the same way. And if they deny it, they’re lying.
The prospects of players coming off injured reserve is examined by Bill Huber for Fox Sports Wisconsin. “With eight players who started at least one game ending the season on injured reserve and 10 draft picks added to the equation, the Packers will have plenty of iron on the Ray Nitschke practice field whenever training camp begins,” writes Huber. What follows are profiles on eight players that have started games for the Packers.
The Packers explain their new website, PackersEverywhere.com.
A few of the unheralded players on the Packers’ 80-man roster are profiled at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
Total Packers piggybacks on the TMZ report of Clay Matthews’ single status.
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