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Jon Meerdink

Monday Cheese Curds: Packers are still waiting to see the real Rodgers-LaFleur offense

It’s going to be a while before we really see what Rodgers and LaFleur can do together.

NFL beat writers must involuntarily lick their chops whenever a new head coach takes over a team with an established quarterback, because every time it happens, local reporters have an entire offseason’s worth of stories already written for them.

“How Will (the coach) Get Along With (the quarterback)?” the headlines ask, offering slight variations depending on the exact scenario in question. We...

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Packers release veteran RB Kapri Bibbs

Kapri Bibbs didn’t last very long with the Packers. The team released the veteran running back Friday, a source told Field Yates of ESPN.com. Green Bay claimed Bibbs off waivers from the Redskins in December of last year, and he spent the end of the season with them. In two games with the Packers, Bibbs carried the ball one time for two yards and caught three passes for 13 yards. In 2016 with the Broncos and 2017 with the Redskins Bibbs occasionally flashed, but has never gotten consistent...

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Jason B. Hirschhorn

Packers cut RB Kapri Bibbs following mandatory minicamp, per report

With mandatory minicamp complete, the Packers have moved on from reserve running back Kapri Bibbs.

With mandatory minicamp complete, the Green Bay Packers have moved on from one of their reserve running backs. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the team has released Kapri Bibbs.

Bibbs arrived in Green Bay off waivers late in the 2018 season following a knee injury to starting running back Aaron Jones. Bibbs saw limited action during his lone year with the team, appearing in two games and...

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Shawn Wagner

With or without Josh Jones, the Packers should add a veteran safety

Green Bay missed an opportunity to increase its depth at the position last season and it cost the defense considerably.

There is an old adage that says it is better to be proactive than reactive. As the Green Bay Packers move closer to the start of training camp, they would do well to heed that advice with their safeties.

Last preseason, it was perplexing to many writers at APC how unconcerned the Packers appeared to be with the position during training camp. Five mostly youthful safeties...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Packers include workout bonuses into third-round pick Jace Sternberger’s rookie contract

The new Packer’s deal also comes in about $340,000 higher than the projection for his draft slot.

In the past several years, the Green Bay Packers have negotiated slightly different rookie contracts with players that they have selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. While the contracts signed with players drafted in every other round included only base salary and signing bonus language, third-round picks have received part of their compensation in the form of workout bonuses as...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Friday Cheese Curds: Packers’ defense impressing as team breaks for the summer

After a fun day off the field on Thursday, the team is off for the next month and a half.

After a fun day on Thursday, the Green Bay Packers are officially on summer break. Minicamp is over, the last day of practice having been swapped out for a paintball tournament, and the team is free for about six weeks until the players report for training camp on July 24th.

However, if offseason workouts are to be believed, the Packers are in a strange position heading into the break. That weird...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Three Packers players appear on Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 list for 2019

The beer buddies are the top two, but the third name might be slightly surprising.

While grading players is a big deal over at Pro Football Focus, the football website also keeps track of numerous advanced statistics as they work to analyze players and the deeper storylines in football. This week, PFF published the list of their projected top 50 players for the 2019 season, and the Green Bay Packers were well-represented with three names on the list.

Two should be no-brainers, but the third...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Packers’ team-building activity for Thursday is paintball, and Josh Jackson is ready

Jackson revealed the team’s off-day plans this morning on social media.

The Green Bay Packers took a day off on their final day of mandatory minicamp on Thursday, instead heading out for some team-building activities. This continues a tradition that Mike McCarthy started several years ago, and it gives the team an opportunity to bond off the field and interact more with other players outside of their own unit.

Until just before 10 AM Central time, however, there was no confirmation on what...

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Kris Burke

Thursday Cheese Curds: Robert Tonyan makes his case for more playing time

The second year tight end made a highlight reel play last season in Seattle. Could “Big Bob” be the other tight end of the future?

A lot of attention on the Green Bay Packers’ tight end group has focused on Jimmy Graham and third round pick Jace Sternberger. One represents the present and the other represents what Green Bay hopes is the future.

There is another intriguing option behind both of those guys and that’s second year player Robert (or as we here at APC call him “Big...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Packers maintain minicamp tradition with team-building activities on Thursday

Matt LaFleur mixed up a few things, but not this tradition, which his predecessor started years ago.

For the past several years, the Green Bay Packers excused their longest-tenured veterans from mandatory minicamp at the end of the offseason workout program. This year, under Matt LaFleur, that changed.

For the past several years, the Green Bay Packers opened up their minicamp practices to the fans. This year, LaFleur closed of practices.

However, LaFleur has elected to stick with one notable...

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Packers' new offense 'catered' to WR like Marquez Valdes-Scantling

If the minicamp revealed anything about the Packers’ new offense, it’s that the second-year pro is a starter, likely the No. 2 behind Davante Adams.

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Jon Meerdink

Walkthroughs: What one play in Packers history would you change?

APC writers hop in the time machine to change a single play.

It’s easy to pick out single games or seasons from Packers history that we wish would have gone differently. Super Bowl XXXII, that one game in Seattle (you know the one) or any loss to the Bears are easy examples. The entire 2017 and 2018 seasons also come to mind.

But drilling down to specific plays is a little tougher. How do you determine which one had the most consequences? Which single moment truly made the...

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Kris Burke

Wednesday Cheese Curds: Josh Jones reports for Packers’ minicamp. Now what?

The third year safety reportedly wants a trade. Can he get one or will he get cut?

Josh Jones reported for the Green Bay Packers’ mandatory minicamp despite rumors swirling he wants out and has requested a trade.

His words upon meeting the media? “I’m here. Which means I’m a Green Bay Packer.”

Not exactly a confidence booster in terms of where he really wants to be.

Jones could have chosen not to report but since the camp is mandatory, he would have faced a heavy fine from the...

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Mike Pettine wants to clean up Packers’ first down pass D after finishing worst in 2018

When Mike Pettine’s defense gets teams behind the sticks, he crushes them with blitzes and disguise, but struggles on first down prevented that from happening more last season. Can a talent influx change that?

On its face, it seems counter-intuitive: bring in pass rushers to help on first down. We usually think of this as a third-down solution. Create more pressure, keep quarterbacks from completing passes and extending drives. And to be sure, the Green Bay Packers struggled on third down...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Packers 2019 Minicamp: June 12th practice updates and discussion

For the second day of minicamp, we’ll keep an eye out once again for personnel groupings.

Wednesday marks the second day of the Green Bay Packers’ 2019 minicamp, and with it comes another day of practice. As was the case on Tuesday, the Packers are keeping practice closed off to fans, but the media will be in attendance and reporting from the session.

On Tuesday, the Packers saw the return of Josh Jones, at least to the team’s facilities. Jones did not practice due to a hamstring...

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Aaron Rodgers still wants to make the 'no-no-no, good-play' throws

Aaron Rodgers is in a new offense, but Packers fans can still expect their All-Pro quarterback to improvise once the lights come on.

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Packers GM comments on S Josh Jones wanting out

Packers safety Josh Jones skipped OTAs in the hopes of forcing a trade out of Green Bay, but he did report to mandatory minicamp, which opened today, as Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com writes. However, Jones has not changed his mind about wanting out. Jones said that he reported for mandatory minicamp because it’s mandatory (and he would be subject to fines if he skipped). He added, “I’m also a part of the Green Bay Packers, so that’s why I came.” GM Brian Gutekunst said the 2017...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Be prepared for Trevor Davis to get playing time for the Packers’ offense in 2019

If Davis does make the 53 — something that looks more likely now than it did before spring practices — there should be a role for him on offense.

Spring headlines around the NFL should always be taken with a grain of salt. However, dismissing them out of hand is equally foolish as taking them as gospel, and for that reason, Green Bay Packers fans must pay attention to a player who has largely been an afterthought this offseason.

That player is Trevor Davis, the former University of...

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Packers weighing options with safety Josh Jones

The Packers are keeping their options with safety Josh Jones open, despite his reported desire to be traded or let go.

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Aaron Rodgers makes seven-figure donation to Cal football program

Aaron Rodgers signed a massive contract extension with the Green Bay Packers last offseason that guarantees him around $100 million, and he is using some of that money to improve the football program that helped make him an NFL MVP. On Tuesday, the University of California, Berkeley announced that Rodgers has made a seven-figure donation to the football program. The money will be used to improve the football team’s facilities and create the Aaron Rodgers Scholarship Fund. “I’m pleased...

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