In an appearance on radio's Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers used the words "healing process" in regards to the franchise's fractured relationship with Brett Favre. “(I’m) excited about the chance to see him again and get his number retired here before he goes into Canton,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Favre is eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, and it's probably inevitable that the Packers retire his number before that time.
Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly spoke to WBAY-TV in Green Bay following his graduation from a drug treatment program in Houston on Wednesday. "I don't know anyone who sat out three years and was able to go back to the same team," Jolly is quoted as saying by reporter Chris Roth. "I met with the Packers a couple of weeks ago. They understand my situation and they are willing to be there for me, so I'm just doing everything I can to be in shape and do everything I need to do for my team. They have been there, and I'm going up there to do my best to show them what they want to see this year. So I'll be doing everything in my power to get ready." Jolly is expected to join the Packers for Organized Team Activities beginning next week. With plenty of depth on the Packers defensive line, however, Jolly is going to find a tough road to make the team's roster.
Cornerback Tramon Williams recently talked about taking over a leadership role in the Packers secondary now that Charles Woodson is gone, going so far as buying a Star Wars Yoda t-shirt. "We know that when Charles was here, he had that role," Williams is quoted as saying by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He was the leader of this group. He taught us things. And I'm going to keep that alive — I'm going to keep that alive. I'm going to come out and do the same thing. The younger guys usually come to me for things anyway. So whatever they need, I'm going to try to get those guys up to speed to play." Williams' personal trainer said the cornerback's shoulder has re-gained its full range of motion and is ready for a Pro Bowl season. We'll see.
More on Tramon Williams comes from Packer Report.
The youth amongst the Packers' starters is analyzed over at Acme Packing Company.
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