The Packers have raked in over $60 million dollars so far from their stock offering. "Supporters of the Green Bay Packers’ fifth stock offering have purchased nearly 250,000 shares, the organization reported Tuesday," according to a press release from the organization. "The team is expanding the offering by 30,000 shares to accommodate the continued interest." The expansion of Lambeau Field is estimated to cost $143 million, meaning the stock sale alone could fund almost half of it after all have been sold.
Linebacker Erik Walden won't have to appear in court until after the Super Bowl. "Walden's trial in connection with a dispute with his live-in girlfriend last month has been scheduled for Feb. 16," according to the Press-Gazette. Walden has started but not finished each of the past two games for the Packers.
More on Erik Walden comes from the Associated Press.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of seven Packers players selected to the Pro Bowl, which was announced yesterday. Rodgers reacted to the news in an interview with the ESPN Radio affiliates in Milwaukee and Madison. “It’s important, no doubt about it,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Jason Wilde. “I think last year the biggest disappointment to me was when you were voted second by the fans, who have 1/3 of the vote, and you know a little bit about mathematics, that tells you that you were voted no higher than fourth by the players and the coaches." Rodgers was named the starter in the Pro Bowl this year.
Defensive lineman B.J. Raji's selection was notable to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "Based on the NFC Pro Bowl team, where two-thirds of the weighted vote is based on the balloting of players and coaches, the Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle with the serious anger-management issues is a dirty, bad guy," writes Dougherty. "That opened the door for defensive tackle B.J. Raji to be one of seven Green Bay Packers players to make this season’s NFC team." That makes for an interesting storyline as the Packers face Suh and the Lions this week.
Center Scott Wells reacted to being named to his first Pro Bowl in an article at Packer Report. “I take it as an honor as being a part of a special team,” Wells said. “I think some of it comes off of the success that we had last year, and then rolling into this year and the success we have continued to have this year definitely pays dividends. As a team is successful, the individual accolades come, so I know it is a direct correlation to what the team has been able to do.” It's a deserving honor for Wells who's playing at a high level this year.
More on the Pro Bowl comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers official website, Packers official blog, AllGreenBayPackers.com, Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox 11, JSOnline, PackersNews.com and ESPNMilwaukee.com.
B.J. Raji talks about his selection to the Pro Bowl with the Wisconsin Radio Network.
Linebacker Clay Matthews gets some praise in a post at JSOnline.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers talked about linebacker Desmond Bishop with PackersNews.com.
The Packers had zero penalties in their recent win over the Bears.
Aaron Rodgers was nominated for the NFL Air Player of the Week.
Home-field advantage is the topic of debate at the Packers official website.
The Saints are called a threat to the Packers in an article at Packer Report.
Former Packer Darren Sharper said he'd trust Drew Brees to win a game over former Packer Brett Favre.
Video: More on the stock sale from WBAY-TV in Green Bay...
Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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