In an interview appearing at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji talked about his offseason conditioning. "I think I'm in pretty good shape," Raji is quoted as saying by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm not going to say I was in tip-top shape coming back, but that's what the off-season's for. So everybody came back, and I know those reports got out there. I can't worry about that." Raji also addressed his inability to finish plays last season, saying it's something he needs to work on. Guys who are in excess of 330 lbs. will never put up big-time sack numbers, but for someone who plays on passing downs as often as Raji, he needs to have more than the zero he put up in 2012.
Tight end Matthew Mulligan made perhaps his first public comments since signing with the Packers in the offseason. In an interview appearing at PackersNews.com, Mulligan talked about his run-blocking ability. “That’s what they told me coming in is they need someone to fill that slot,” Mulligan is quoted as saying by reporter Wes Hodkiewicz. “But I’ll do whatever they want me to do. Things change. In the NFL ... you never know. Whatever they want me to do I’ll do it to the best of my ability. That’s what I do best – run-blocking. I haven’t caught a lot of passes in my career, but that’s not where I’ve made my hay. Run-blocking is what I can do and hopefully I can utilize that.” I anticipate Mulligan seeing a fair amount of playing time in 2013. He's not assured of a roster spot, but if the Packers want to really get the run game going this season, they'll need his help.
Kicker Mason Crosby tells Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com that he needs to focus on himself this season and not worry about the competition the Packers brought in. “It’s the same approach I take every offseason. I have to work on me,” Crosby is quoted as saying. “I have to work on the details that I have. I was excited about the competition. It’s not a bad thing to see a guy there kicking next to you every day, seeing what he does well." Crosby is taking the absolute correct approach, now he just has to show improvement over last season, which was poor to put it bluntly.
More on Mason Crosby comes from PackersNews.com.
Packers OTAs are broken down in a video at JSOnline.
The Packers centers are the subject of attention over at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
An article on the Packers' youth on defense appears at the team's official website.
Tight end Andrew Quarless receives some publicity at Fox 11.
More on the Packers offensive line comes from Packer Report.
Check out the controversy on party house rentals near Lambeau Field.
Video: In addition to coverage at the team's official website, Fox 11 has video on of the Packers donation of 700 trees to local communities...
Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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