The Packers worked out six players in for workouts on Tuesday, including running back Tyrell Sutton, the former Packer who they cut in training camp in 2009. “Tyrell Sutton, a 5-8, 213-pound third-year pro, was in town to work out in front of team personnel department officials,” writes Tom Silverstein at JSOnline. “Sutton was released by the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 3 and has been out of football since.” With recent injuries to both James Starks and Brandon Saine, the Packers are likely looking at players they can sign in a pinch. Seeing as both Starks and Saine could be back this week, it’s not likely they’ll actually sign someone unless another injury or setback occurs.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was again asked to comment on his friend, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun, who allegedly tested positive for a banned substance and could face a 50-game suspension. Braun believes he’ll be exonerated. “I 100 percent support Ryan and believe in him and it’s not going to affect our friendship in the least,” Rodgers said on his weekly interview on the ESPN Radio affiliates in Madison and Milwaukee. “I’m 100 percent supporting him and behind him and believe in everything that he says.”
Nineteen different Packers have scored touchdowns this season, a franchise record for a single season. “Twenty-one New England Patriots scored in 2007, tying several others for the NFL record, according the Elias Sports Bureau,” writes Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Can the Packers tie or break the record? I wouldn’t say it’s likely, but it’s possible. There’s very few players left on offense who haven’t scored and that’s where most of the scoring occurs. If the Packers do break the record, they would have to get an assist from the defense or special teams.
A list of the 19 players who scored touchdowns appears in the Journal Sentinel.
Linebacker Robert Francois is featured in an article by Fox Sports. “Francois, an undrafted second-year player with only one start and no impactful plays to his credit before this season, has come up with two interceptions and a forced fumble in the last 2 1/2 games since replacing injured A.J. Hawk,” according to the article. The consistency isn’t quite there yet, he’s missed several tackles, but the playmaking ability has more than made up for it so far.
More on Robert Francois comes from Packer Report (subscription required).
The Packers should make the effort to go undefeated this season, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “The Packers need to enter the playoffs with a full head of steam, which is best accomplished by playing to win against the Bears and Lions,” writes Vandermause. I would say there is a need to keep players sharp and on task, which means preparing them to start and win every week. I wouldn’t say that means playing Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter of a game against Detroit if the score is close. Matt Flynn, for example, can play to win too.
The case is made that the Packers will need Greg Jennings in the postseason by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette. I don’t think many people would disagree with that. That’s why he’ll get nearly a month’s rest before the next Packers game that really, really means something.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin talks about Ryan Grant’s performance at PackersNews.com.
Cornerback Tramon Williams is interviewed for a video at the Packers official website.
Head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions in his weekly Q&A at Packers.com.
Get to know safety Charlie Peprah in an interview at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Orders must be placed by Friday to receive a share of Packers stock before Christmas.
The Packers are called a little lucky to be playing the Chiefs this week by Dan Arkush at Pro Football Weekly.
The Packers are the worst 13-0 team ever, according to a writer from the Wall Street Journal.
Aaron Rodgers could break Dan Marino’s single-season passing yardage record, but he’s not alone.
A new exhibit on the Packers opened at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.
A high school athlete from Verona got a nice gift at Sunday’s Packers game.
Video: Defensive lineman Howard Green was the guest on Clubhouse Live on Tuesday…
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