On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers announced they had re-signed linebacker Brad Jones. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jones, 26, likely sought starter's money. Or, in other words, there's a good chance Jones signed for as much - if not more - than the $3.6 million per year Hawk is now making on his restructured deal." The report indicated that nine teams expressed interest in Jones, and four of them entered contract negotiations with him. Where Jones fits into the Packers' defense may depend on the recovery by Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith from injury. Regardless, Jones would be one of the better special teams players on the Packers even if he doesn't see much time on defense moving forward.
Packers re-signed LB Brad Jones to 3-year deal worth $11.75 million, including $3 million to sign with possible Pro Bowl escalators.
— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) March 22, 2013
The next phase of construction is currently taking place at Lambeau Field. "Crews are now tearing up the steps at the Oneida Nation gate on the east side of the stadium," according to Fox 11 in Green Bay. The plan is to make the Oneida Nation gate wider and more prominent, the gate that leads from the stadium to Ray Nitschke Field. This area gets a lot of foot traffic during training camp, including the Packers players who ride children's bikes to practice.
Former Packers player Gilbert Brown delivered an anti-bullying message Wednesday at Greendale High School in a suburb near Milwaukee. "Brown encouraged students to help each other speak up about bullying. He said his weight was a target of bullying when he was growing up." Video is included in this report.
Fox Sports Wisconsin takes a look back to when the Packers sold turf from Lambeau Field back in 1997. My parents have a box of this somewhere.
Packer Report has its daily pro day tour.
Video: Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com shares video from Mike McCarthy's interview at the NFL owners meetings this week...
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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