Packers Daily Links: Rodgers Agrees To Radio Partnership

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed to an exclusive partnership with Good Karma Broadcasting. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed to a partnership with Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC to provide exclusive interviews with their family of radio stations. "Rodgers’ appearances on 540 ESPN and ESPNMilwaukee.com will begin with Week One of the NFL regular season in September and run through the Super Bowl each year," according to a release at ESPNMilwaukee.com. "The weekly segments on 540 ESPN and ESPNMilwaukee.com will mark Rodgers’ only Wisconsin radio appearances. These appearances will also air on Good Karma Broadcasting’s other five English language radio stations covering the majority of southern Wisconsin."

There's reason to believe progress is being made in the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the players' union. "In response to multiple reports that the NFLPA has decided to cancel a key meeting with a select group of agents on Thursday in Indianapolis to allow the union to devote Thursday to the ongoing talks, we’re told that the move came because Tuesday, the fifth straight day of negotiations, was a 'big day' at the bargaining table," writes Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. The current agreement expires Mar. 3.

For those confused by the CBA, negotiations, and all the behind the scenes stuff in the NFL, Sam Farmer provides a primer on the situation.

Packers college scouting director John Dorsey confirmed the team's draft philosophy in an interview on the Packers official website. “Best player available. We live it,” Dorsey told Vic Ketchman of Packers.com. “Our job is to find the best player we can possibly find to improve our roster. I think that’s what we do. If we can make our roster as competitive as we possibly can, that’s all you can do. We’ve always been taught to stay true to the board, whatever you do, and we stay true to the board.”

The left side of the Packers offensive line is being noted as a weakness by Michael Rodney of Packer Update. "It’s doubtful general manager Ted Thompson would decide to replace both Clifton and Colledge," writes Rodney. "That would be a lot of change for a group that was good enough this season to get Green Bay to the Super Bowl. The likelihood is that Clifton will be kept around for one more year and Colledge will be allowed to leave as an unrestricted free agent."

Needs of the Packers heading into the draft are assessed by Monty McMahon of Total Packers. "The team could use upgrades in two key areas, though," writes McMahon. "The Packers still don’t have a pass-rush threat at linebacker opposite Clay Matthews and could also use help along the offensive line."

The wide receiver position entering the 2011 season is scrutinized by Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly. "As well as it performed this past season, Green Bay’s WR unit could be on the cusp of fairly significant change, with Jones being far from a lock to return, and Driver on his last legs," writes Arkush. "It would not be a shock at all if the Packers spend a high pick in the draft on another wideout."

In a chat with NFL.com readers, linebacker A.J. Hawk discussed his favorite play he made this season. "I got to get an interception off Brett Favre," responded Hawk. "That was one of my favorite. I love getting interceptions, and getting one off Brett was great. Especially since we played together for two years. All interceptions are great, but that one was special."

Jayme Joers of BrentFavre.com noticed a change in design at Favre's official website.

Retired strength and conditioning coach Dave Redding is credited for part of Packers' success by Mike Vandemause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

A glimpse of the 2011 draft class is provided by Mike Davidsen of Green Bay Packer Nation.

The Packers announced Project LEAP! will be held Mar. 19 at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

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packsmack25's picture

February 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

I was bored, so I went to INT-King's site to find more interesting things. I thought the spin on the Murphy quote from Super Bowl week was hilarious.

http://www.officialbrettfavre.com/news/story_7b68a95f951e/

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Doug In Sandpoint's picture

February 23, 2011 at 03:09 pm

I hope Packer Transplants is part of Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC. I'd hate to see some poorly thought out partnership contract prevent Rodgers from going on the only show that really matters. I say a weekly spot with A-Rodg and Aunt Gert would be broadcasting gold. Even better than Ellen.

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packfan4u2c's picture

February 23, 2011 at 07:02 pm

Im happy for Aaron.. he deserves it.
as long as it doesnt take time off practice or the actual "games" themselves... im ok with it!

thumbs up to Rodgers!

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Jack's picture

February 24, 2011 at 03:24 am

I'm puzzled by Rodgers' decision to sign up with 540 ESPN. Steve "The Homer" True and his yarmulke-wearing sidekick, Mitch Nelles, are the most pathetic duo in Packers radio broadcasting. And Rodgers doesn't even appear to like Homer. Even Jason Wilde is starting to get on my nerves with his constant yammering about his wife and kid(s). Guess I'm in a foul mood this morning. Sorry. But I think WSSP has much better Packers coverage; Leroy Butler can't be beat.

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