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Packers news you might have missed

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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There's not much in the way of Green Bay Packers news these days, but here are some odds and ends found on the Web: -- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will be a guest studio analyst on NBC's Super Bowl pregame show. -- We trust you stuffed the ballot box as usual, but Saints QB Drew Brees beat out Rodgers for the FedEx Air Player of the Year award. -- Packers WR Greg Jennings was on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" on Wednesday morning. Listen to it. -- CNBC's Darren Rovell reports: Suave has extended its deal with Packers LB Clay Matthews to endorse its line of men's hair products. As part of that deal, fans can win a chance to hang with Matthews by tweeting a photo of their best hair to @SuaveMen with the hashtag #HairLikeClay. -- NBA legend Larry Bird is a Packers fan. -- If you're having a Super Bowl party, here's a jambalaya recipe from Brett Favre's family. It was shared by Sally Ann Shurmur, whose late father Fritz was the Packers' defensive coordinator from 1994 to 1998. -- Tom Brady's first QB coach with the Patriots was the late Dick Rehbein. He grew up in the Green Bay area and was an assistant coach for the Packers from 1979 to 1983. -- Former Packers S LeRoy Butler blames the Glazer family and Warren Sapp for the Buccaneers passing over Mike Sherman as coach. The story behind that story: Butler badly wants to get into coaching and hoped Sherman would hire him. -- Former Packers VP Andrew Brandt tells what goes on behind the scenes at the Pro Bowl. Players talk to each other and become unhappy with their contracts. -- New Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie tells why he picked Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as coach instead of someone from the Packers. -- Packers legend Paul Hornung was the only player from either team who sat out Super Bowl I. He had a neck injury. Vince Lombardi asked Hornung whether he wanted to go in for a play, just to say he'd been in the game. He declined. -- It was 62 years ago this week -- Feb. 1, 1950 -- that Curly Lambeau resigned as Packers coach. Eighteen years later to the day -- Feb. 1, 1968 -- Vince Lombardi resigned as Packers coach. -- Bear Mountain Inn, the rustic and historic New York lodge where the Packers practiced before playing the Giants in 1944, is reopening. It's been closed for six years for renovations. -- Jeff Ash, jash@greenbaypressgazette.com

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