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Packers: 3 options with the 30th overall pick

The Green Bay Packers have the luxury of having two first round picks in this year’s draft. Here are three options for them to take with the 30th overall pick. After completing a trade at last year’s draft that eventually landed them Jaire Alexander, the Green Bay Packers also gained the New Orleans Saints’ first-round selection which ended up being pick number 30. Given the team’s need at numerous positions, this is a good year for the Green Bay Packers to have two first round...

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Packers Defense Needs a Step Forward From Jaire Alexander in Year Two

The Packers could really have something special in corner Jaire Alexander. He’s arguably the best cover man on the roster after just one season and is earning respect from teammates, opposing players, and coaches around the league. Leading up to the team’s week nine matchup against the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick had some kinds words for the budding star.  “This guy is a really good football player, and I think he’s got a great future in the league,” Belichick said via...

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Who do the Packers draft at #12 in 2019.

The Green Bay Packer’s have an opportunity this 2019 Draft that they haven’t had very often. If we look back at the last 20 NFL drafts, pick #12 has produced a 75% success rate. With that in mind, the Green Bay Packers may actually strike Gold in 2019! Let’s look at two players that could make an immediate impact on the Defensive side of the ball. My first choice would be Jachai Polite OLB Florida. Jachai is 6’3,” 250 Lbs, starts fast, has quick hands and a patented spin move, he...

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Report: Packers add two offensive assistants to coach Matt LaFleur's staff

The Packers coaching staff continues to take shape. Green Bay has hired Kevin Koger as its offensive quality control coach and Jason Vrable as an offensive assistant, according to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com. Koger spent the past three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Eastern Kentucky, and also served as the special teams coordinator during the 2018 campaign. The 29-year-old Koger also had coaching stints at Michigan and Tennessee. The former tight end was a standout at...

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Packers projected to land free agent safety Earl Thomas by PFF

Will the Packers be able to land the top safety on this year’s market? Over the past decade, Earl Thomas has been the NFL’s best free safety. Thomas took over that mantle from Ed Reed, who was unquestionably the holder of that title during the 2000s. Thomas, a first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, has recorded multiple interceptions in eight of his nine NFL seasons, is a three-time first-team All-Pro, and has been to six Pro Bowls. Simply put, the soon-to-be 30-year-old is as...

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The Packers Have 5/1 Odds to Land Antonio Brown

For some reason, there is speculation surrounding the possibility of the Packers landing disgruntled Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown.  Oddsmakers in Vegas (@betonline_ag) are giving the Packers the second best odds (5/1) to land Brown which has left some fans and members of the media in a euphoric state dreaming about how Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense would instantly become one of the league's best with another star wide receiver lining up opposite of Davante Adams.   The...

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Why a first-round ILB could make an instant impact for the Packers’ defense

A pair of middle linebackers named Devin could have the versatility to play in multiple packages for the Packers immediately and transform the defense.

Selecting an inside linebacker in the first two days of the NFL Draft has been rare for the Green Bay Packers since the Ted Thompson regime began in 2005. Until last year when they picked Oren Burks in the third round, the Packers had not chosen an off-ball linebacker within the first three rounds since pouncing on A.J. Hawk with the fifth...

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AAF Week 2 Schedule and Scores: TV channels & game times

Tuning in for the second week of AAF games? Here’s how and when to watch.

The first week of game action for the Alliance of American Football was largely a success; interest in the new football league was high, even the week after the Super Bowl, and there was some pretty good football taking place. The league also displayed some exciting and helpful rules changes that the NFL may need to take a close look at adopting or adapting in the coming years.

This weekend, the league tries to take...

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Packers add Kevin Koger, Jason Vrable to Matt LaFleur’s coaching staff

The Packers announced the addition of offensive assistants  The Green Bay Packers announced the hiring of two coaching assistants to Matt LaFleur’s staff Friday, adding Kevin Koger as a quality-control assistant and Jason Vrable as an offensive assistant. Koger makes the jump from the collegiate ranks. He coached wide receivers the past three seasons as Eastern Kentucky with some additional special-teams duty this past year. Koger also coached at the University of Tennessee as well as his...

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The APC Podcast, 2/15: Cap Casualty Cut Candidate Conversation

A number of NFL players may soon be unemployed — could any of them help the Packers?

With the NFL offseason getting ready to shift from neutral to drive, the podcast crew reconvenes to catch up on all things Green Bay Packers. On this episode, we discuss a set of articles from NFL.com, which highlight some possible cut candidates from around the league — potential cap casualties, age casualties, coaching philosophy change casualties etc. If available, could a player like Raiders OG...

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Josh Rosen as the successor of Aaron Rodgers?

Josh is our guy. Kliff Kingsbury, head coach of the Cardinals Kingsbury was quoted with this on the Cardinals website on Tuesday, reacting to speculations whether the Cardinals could use their first overall pick to draft a QB. For now it seems like the Cardinals won’t use their first pick for a quarterback, but that in no way means that he’s their franchise quarterback and will be on the Cardinals roster forever. The speculations tell you at least one thing: The performance of Rosen...

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Even if it’s strictly for optics, NFL is sending right message about Scouting Combine invites

Players like Jeffery Simmons and Jaylon Ferguson not being at the combine will make it tougher for teams like the Packers to evaluate them. Here’s an argument that says that’s not actually a bad thing.

The NFL almost always gets these types of things wrong. Even if the recent policy around players not receiving invitations to the Scouting Combine is being done more for appearances and public relations purposes, they’re succeeding in sending the right message. That is the case even if...

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Friday Cheese Curds: Packers must avoid hindering the franchise in free agency

Spending is a good thing. Overspending? Not so much.

Anyone is who a fan of or follows the Green Bay Packers agree on one thing: they’re going to have to spend in free agency.

The trick is not to spend too much.

Teams that go on lavish spending sprees in free agency often not only hurt the team’s short term health but also long term as well. While the Packers definitely should be in a “win now” mode with franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers at 35 years old, general manager Brian...

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How much money should Bashaud Breeland be worth to the Packers in free agency?

A contract in a similar range to the one he was set to sign in 2018 seems about right again this spring. The Green Bay Packers have only one or two players set to be unrestricted free agents who should be priorities for the team to re-sign in 2019. Although general manager Brian Gutekunst would probably be wise to pursue bringing Muhammad Wilkerson back, the team’s number one priority should absolutely be cornerback Bashaud Breeland. A midseason acquisition, Breeland helped stabilize a...

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The Packers ended the 2018 season with 15 players on injured reserve

Sorry to put a damper on your Valentine’s Day, but we’re looking back at the massive number of injured Packers from last season.

The Green Bay Packers suffered through another injury-plagued season in 2018, as the team saw starter after starter lose time due to various maladies — particularly on defense. Underscoring this issue is the fact that the team finished the season with a whopping 15 players on injured reserve, having had their seasons shut down for one reason or another over...

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Packers Film Study - Aaron Rodgers' 2018 Throwaways

On Februrary 9, Pro Football Focus tweeted out an image of their 2018 Aaron Rodgers rating, along with his throwaway numbers at the bottom. One of the bits of information that PFF tracks is quarterback throwaways. I wanted to dig a little deeper into those throwaways to see what was behind them. I had a couple decent guesses, but I wanted real answers. Since I couldn't find anyone else breaking it down, I decided to roll up my sleeves and take a crack at it. I went through all 59 throwaways...

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Best NFL Valentine's Day social media posts

Valentine’s Day wishes, lovey-dovey pictures, along with gifts and flowers sent to loved ones are blowing up Twitter and Instagram. This would include a heavy dose of posts put out there by some of our beloved sports stars. Starting with Bleacher Report questioning why Tom Brady is “commenting” on his friends’ posts, please enjoy some of the best Valentine’s Day posts we came across. pic.twitter.com/hIXmzTI0nm — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 14, 2019 A post shared by...

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Who Have the Packers Previously Drafted at Number 12?

The NFL and its fans are in full off-season mode. In just over 10 days the NFL combine kicks off. In mid-March, the new league year will start and then in April is the draft. There is a lot of time for discussing what the Packers will do with both of their first round picks. As fans have been seeing various mock drafts and prospects that would be good fits for the organization, I’ve been wondering who the Packers selected when they previously held the number 12 pick? But first, let’s...

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Which free agent receivers would be good targets for the Packers in 2019?

The Packers could use some additional help at receiver, and there are a few attractive options out there.

The Green Bay Packers have Davante Adams and a bunch of questions behind him at wide receiver. Some of the questions may become solid answers, but they’re not there yet, and Randall Cobb will likely be moving on to less greener pastures. They could use an infusion of receiver talent, and because they are loaded with youth, they could use a veteran to come in and contribute right...

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Jeffery Simmons’ injury could present the Packers with an unusual opportunity

In the 2016 NFL Draft, Jaylon Smith slipped to the early part of round two after a serious pre-draft injury. A torn ACL could see Simmons do the same in 2019, but would Green Bay pounce?

Bowl participation from highly-coveted college athletes may never be quite the same after the horrific knee injury suffered by Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.

The star linebacker, believed by many to be a surefire top-five selection, tore his ACL and LCL on that New Year’s Day and...

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