With only two days until training camp begins, it's status quo with suspended Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly. "League spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not made a ruling on Jolly’s reinstatement application, and a league source said Jolly hasn’t been given any indication when a ruling might come down," reports Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It's debatable whether the Packers would welcome Jolly back in the fold, but regardless, Jolly is running out of time to make a football team this year whether it's with the Packers or elsewhere.
News on another suspended Packers defensive lineman, Anthony Hargrove, comes from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com who reports that Hargrove is not currently seeking an injunction to his suspension from the NFL. "The source explains that the players and the NFLPA see no need for a preliminary injunction because the goal is press for a judicial resolution of the lawsuits before the regular season begins," writes Florio. "Unlike Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, whose one-year suspension began immediately as of July 2, (Will) Smith, Hargrove, and (Scott) Fujita may participate in training camp and the preseason." Vilma is currently the only player seeking an injunction, and the thinking is that if Vilma receives an injunction preventing his suspension, the league will temporarily grant one for Hargrove and the other suspended players as well.
The Packers announced on Monday that Shopko will sponsor Lambeau Field's new south gate. "The Shopko Gate will provide access to 6,700 seats in the new section and its exterior will resemble the Atrium on the other side of the stadium," writes Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Also of note in the article is that the new seating area in the south end zone is that there will be more concession stands and restrooms than the typical one-to-125 ratio in other new stadiums.
More on the new Shopko Gate at Lambeau Field comes from the Packers official website.
Pre-training camp position previews cover the quarterbacks at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, linebackers at ESPNMilwaukee.com, running backs at the Press-Gazette, coaches at Fox Sports Wisconsin, defensive line at the Packers official website and outside linebackers in general and in-depth articles at Packer Report.
Outside linebacker Clay Matthews is called the second most-important Packer of 2012 by Jason Wilde at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
A training camp preview is written by Chris Jenkins of the Associated Press.
Former Packers fullback William Henderson discussed his ownership of a couple franchised Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shops in Wisconsin with the Packers Hall of Fame.
The Packers will be sending a "Green & Gold Book" of coupons to season-ticket holders this season.
ProFootballTalk.com notes T.J. Lang's criticism and advice to NFL players.
Packer Report continues its training camp countdown series.
Video: Fox 11 in Green Bay covers the new Shopko Gate announcement at Lambeau Field...
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