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Packers Daily Links: McCarren Expands Packers Coverage on WTMJ

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Packers Daily Links: McCarren Expands Packers Coverage on WTMJ

When Larry McCarren stepped down from his role as sports director at WFRV-TV in Green Bay earlier this year, there was speculation that he'd cover the Packers more in-depth for another outlet. And as of Monday, that speculation turned to reality: "Journal Broadcast Group has announced that Larry McCarren will expand his role with the company, he is already the analyst on Packers radio broadcasts, by contributing regular Packers coverage on TODAY'S TMJ4 (WTMJ-TV) and online, according to a press release issued by Journal Broadcast Group Executive Vice President Steve Wexler." WTMJ is one of the official broadcast partners of the Packers that produce programming such as the Packers' preseason football games and the weekly in-season Mike McCarthy Show. McCarren will very likely be involved in those capacities.

Packers president Mark Murphy reflected upon last season in an interview with Fox Sports Wisconsin in an article published on Monday. "When you're with the Green Bay Packers and you set a record for the most wins in the regular season, you've had a pretty good year," Murphy is quoted as saying "But the goal was to win the Super Bowl and we didn't achieve that. That doesn't mean the season was a failure. There's a lot of positive things, and we're still a relatively young team. We're all hopeful we can learn from that experience." We've taken the liberty of combining two paragraphs from the article cited.

The sister of former Packers quarterback Brett Favre avoided some legal headaches on Monday.  "A Mississippi grand jury has decided not to indict Brandi Favre, the sister of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, after it found there was not enough evidence to link her to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine," according to an Associated Press report. Three of the other four people arrested along with Brandi Favre were reportedly indicted.

Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith was interviewed on the Packers' official website. “Sometimes I think as a young player when you’re sitting on the bench and you kind of get thrown into the frying pan, you can do one of two things. You either fall apart, or you stick with it and keep going. For me, every game I learned something new, and by my third game everything slowed way down for me.” Dietrich-Smith's third game last season was the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears when the offensive line didn't give up any sacks so it's hard to argue with his reasoning. Dietrich-Smith also talked about moving on from the infamous Ndamukong Suh stomp, a topic previously covered in depth in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article in June.

Connecting the dots on lawsuit filed on behalf of Packers defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove against the NFL is ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio. The lawsuit is being filed in response to Hargrove's suspension for his part in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

Safety Morgan Burnett is listed as the 16th most-important member of the Packers for 2012, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.

Packers broadcaster Wayne Larrivee shares some thoughts on the team's offense in a blog post at JSOnline.

Packer Report continues their series on the roster and training camp countdowns.

Acme Packing Company lists M.D. Jennings as likely to improve and James Jones as likely to regress.

Previewing the matchup between Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings and Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is Zack Ward at Acme Packing Company.

The Packers will go 13-3 in 2012, according to Bleacher Report NFC North blogger Andrew Garda.

Recently retired Green Bay Press-Gazette photographer Corey Wilson talks about covering the Packers.

Video: A reminder about the annual Packers 5K run is given by NBC26 in Green Bay...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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