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On the first injury report of the season released on Wednesday, cornerback Davon House was listed as a limited participant. "Davon House did more at Wednesday's practice than he has at any other since dislocating his shoulder Aug. 9 at San Diego," writes Tyler Dunne of JSOnline. "The second-year cornerback says Sunday is still a goal, but -- not surprisingly -- it appears the Packers will be cautious." House is wearing a shoulder harness during practice. It's difficult to see the Packers playing House on Sunday. They have good depth in the secondary and can afford to let him rest for a week or more to let his shoulder heal.

More on Davon House and the injury report comes from CBSSports.com, Green Bay Press-Gazette, PackersNews.com and ESPNMilwaukee.com.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted concern about the depth along the team's offensive line in an interview on Wednesday. "We've got seven guys on the active roster, one on PUP and then a few on the practice squad," Rodgers is quoted as saying in an Associated Press article. "So a little thinner than in the past." It hasn't been unusual for the Packers to keep only seven offensive linemen on game days in the past, so this isn't exactly uncharted territory. Obviously is there's an injury to the offensive line, they'd have to make a roster move. But they appear willing to wait until Derek Sherrod returns from the PUP list unless their hand is forced.

After struggling against "man-under" coverage last season in their two losses, in which cornerbacks play bump-and-run with two-deep safeties over the top, the Packers are preparing to see more of the same from the 49ers defense on Sunday. "We have our work cut out for us this week," wide receiver James Jones told JSOnline. "It's just going to come down to how good we execute. We have to win our 1-on-1 battles out of press coverage, get down the field and get into our routes. If we do that, we can make it a long day for them. If not, they can make it a long day for us." An effective run game can take advantage of "man-under" coverage, so it will be interesting to see if the Packers can take advantage of those types of situations this season.

More on playing the 49ers defense comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, twice and ESPNMilwaukee.com.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings addressed his contract situation yet again with reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t want to hear anything about it now, but I answered one question about it and that's what kind of stirred everything up,” Jennings is quoted as saying by Bill Huber of Packer Report. “But everyone knows what the reality of it is when guys are coming up on a deal. ‘Will you be here?’ If I don’t get a contract, no. ‘Do I want to be here?’ Absolutely. Everyone upstairs knows that. The guys around me know that. But at the end of the day, the focus has to be on football. I have to go out there and prepare as I’ve always prepared, put myself in the best situation to make plays for my team and this organization." Unless Jennings actually signs a extension, there probably won't be much more talk about his contract situation until the season is over. All he can do now is play as well as possible that ensures he signs a lucrative deal.

More on Greg Jennings comes from JSOnline, Associated Press, Fox Sports Wisconsin and ESPNMilwaukee.com.

The challenge of facing 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss is the focus of articles at ESPNMilwaukee.com, Packer Report and the Press-Gazette.

The still-unsettled jobs in the secondary are in mentioned in articles in the Journal Sentinel and JSOnline.

The makeup of the Packers' roster and the man who shaped it, general manager Ted Thompson, are detailed in articles at the Journal Sentinel and Press-Gazette.

Connections between Aaron Rodgers and 49ers quarterback Alex Smith are noted in article by Fox Sports Wisconsin, twice and the Vallejo Times-Herald.

Season preview articles on the Packers in today's Press-Gazette include pieces on Aaron Rodgers, twice, Mike McCarthy, the offense and rookies on defense.

Items on Aaron Rodgers, Cedric Benson, Phillip Merling and the season opener appear at ESPNMilwaukee.com.

Wide receiver Diondre Borel says he'll consider other roster offers if they come, according to Rob Demovsky at PackersNews.com.

The play "Lombardi" begins its run at the Peninsula Players Theater in Door County.

Injuries sustained to Packers players are described in a post at Pocket Doppler.

Features on turnover margin and Erik Walden appear at Packer Report.

Cheesehead TV's own Zach Kruse begins his weekly column at JSOnline. So do Philip Biderman and Andy Kutler.

Video: The season debut of "The Insiders" returns from the crew at the Press-Gazette...

Brian Carriveau is the editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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TedTheSledge's picture

Read the McGinn piece this morning and was suprised at the players he listed as street FA's that have come on board this year. Benson, Wells, Merling, and Muir were all street FA's and only Hargrove and Saturday were UFA's. Since Hargrove never made it to the final roster, does this mean only Saturday counts as a FA add in the compensatory formula?

Brian Carriveau's picture

Yes it does.

TedTheSledge's picture

Sweeeeeet! Thanks Brian.

I know it's a ways off but with only Saturday as an offset the Flynn pick should be safe and Wells comp value should exceed that of Saturdays. Pat Lee may be the only other qualifier I can think of with Grant and H Green not getting any love. Still could get 2 picks with the Flynn one hopefully a 4th at minimum and maybe a 7th along with it.

Brian Carriveau's picture

Pat Lee technically qualifies, but he probably didn't sign for enough money to count in the equation.

Drew's picture

I know the formula for compensatory picks is a secret one, but we do know some of the factors going into the decision. Do we have any idea how much playing time factors in? What should we be expecting in terms of a pick since Flynn couldn't win the starting job? Right now I'm planning on a 4th rounder.

TedTheSledge's picture

The NFL guards the compensatory formula as tight as the recipes for Classic Coke and KFC. The salary is the most important thing so even if Flynn didn't win the starting job that shouldn't hurt the initial value too much but will prevent it from going any higher. Some consideration I believe is also given to post season awards, playing time, stats but there is where the secret part comes in. If Flynn had won the job and started every game this year I would be looking for a possible 3rd, but agree with Drew that a 4th is looking like the highest we can hope for.
I think a 7th too with WellsP Lee MINUS Saturday equaling enough left over value in the formula not to be dropped entirely. All IMO of course.

http://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/2012-compensatory-draft-pick...

BDhustle's picture

Since Saturday is a vested vet with more than (?) years in the league he is also exempt from the compensation formula. Should get comp picks for both Wells and Flenn.

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