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Packers Daily Links: Tramon Williams Rehabs Nerve-Damaged Shoulder

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Packers Daily Links: Tramon Williams Rehabs Nerve-Damaged Shoulder

It appears the shoulder injury suffered by cornerback Tramon Williams last season was more serious than fans realized. "His entire career, the 29-year-old Williams never missed a game, never missed a practice," writes Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "So after a nasty collision with teammate Nick Collins in Green Bay's season opener a year ago, he played on. His shoulder was torn, strained, bruised - and worst of all - Williams suffered nerve damage. That nerve damage zapped Williams' aggressiveness and his play suffered. Off a career season and a four-year, $33 million contract extension, Williams struggled on Green Bay's last-ranked defense." The nerve damage caused Williams to lose significant strength. He could jam receivers at the line, and he admits to he shied away from tackling. As the article reads, Williams is regaining strength as it takes time for the nerve to regenerate.

More on Tramon Williams comes from JSOnline.

"Cleatgate" is over. In case you missed it, a woman was captured camera wrestling a shoe with cleats thrown from wide receiver Donald Driver at his charity softball game this past weekend out of the hands of a young boy. The woman apologized. Driver showered the boy with gifts, and their meeting will air on ABC's Good Morning America. "The visit was a surprise to Stephen, who thought he was heading back to Fox Cities Stadium to get some Packers gear from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers," writes Tyler Dunne. "Instead, Driver, a television camera and a ton of autographed memorabilita were waiting for him."

More on Donald Driver and the entire incident comes from WBAY-TV in Green Bay and the Appleton Post-Crescent.

A Green Bay Packers 2010 Super Bowl ring was seized in a federal drug bust in the Chicago area. "The arrest of several members of a drug trafficking organization with ties to Mexico has resulted in the seizure of heroin, weapons and jewelry -- including a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring that was reported stolen from a team executive," reports Annie Sweeney of the Chicago Tribune. Nothing more is reported. I would assume the ring will be returned to the executive that reported it stolen. Bizarre story.

An update regarding the suspension and status of Packers defensive lineman Tony Hargrove was given on Monday, but it's a story that will continue to evolve. "An arbitrator temporarily has taken over jurisdiction of Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove’s discipline in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal but left open NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to gain it back if he can 'specify the nature' of Hargrove’s alleged participation in the program," writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Expect more news when Goodell attempts or declines to "specify the nature" of Hargrove's participation.

More on Tony Hargrove comes from ESPNMilwaukee.com and Packer Report.

Linebacker A.J. Hawk is featured in an article by Zach Heilprin of ESPNMilwaukee.com. “I think our mood is definitely still hot,” Hawk is quoted as saying. “We don’t feel down about it but we definitely know we let something slip away. We had something special going and I think obviously losing that regular season game was something we didn’t plan on happening and it did. Who knows if that had an affect on us in the playoffs? I think each game is its own entity but losing the playoff game especially how we did, at home in front of all these awesome people, that’s terrible. We feel terrible about that. That’s a loss you never will forget about…ever.”

Former Packers Mark Tauscher and Brady Poppinga are taking part in the NFL's Broadcast Boot Camp program. More from JSOnline, ESPNMilwaukee.com and Packer Report.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy took part in the "65 Roses" golf tournament on Monday to benefit cystic fibrosis research.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers took part in the "Andy North and Friends" golf tournament on Monday to benefit the Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.

The perspective of Peta Murgatroyd on working with Donald Driver is shared at Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Frank Zombo, Tori Gurley and Graham Harrell were among the players taking part in a youth football clinic put on by the Packers this past weekend.
Former Packer LeRoy Butler will make an appearance at Northwestern Great Lakes 100th Anniversary Expo at Lambeau Field on June 16.
Former Packer Matt Bowen breaks down the play of Tramon Williams in an Xs and Os piece at the National Football Post.
Articles on Donald Driver, tackling and the impact Casey Hayward will have on Charles Woodson are posted at Packer Report.
Two former Packers are being inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Rookie defensive tackle Mike Daniels is the focus of a blog post by Rob Rang at CBSSports.com.
James Jones' "Toast 2 Success" charity fundraiser is previewed at NBC26.com.
The contracts of James Jones and Donald Driver are analyzed at AllGreenBayPackers.com.

Video: The Milwaukee Brewers released the fourth of five commercials featuring Aaron Rodgers...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.
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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Damn, here's hoping that shoulder gets right. You could tell something was off with Tramon last year. I absolutely love the guy... Wanna see him at his best... We need him at his best!

GBP 4 LIFE

PackersRS's picture

Yeah, you could definitely tell that he couldn't play press coverage very well, which was always his strenght.

One more reason I believe the defense will come back to form in 2012.

Doug In Sandpoint's picture

What a stud for palying through that. 100% this year should make a difference. Let's hope rehab puts it right.

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