Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

NFL meetings day 1: Nothing official with Hargrove, other early morning tidbits (updated)

Nov. 6, 2013
 
  • Filed Under

PALM BEACH, Fla. — If the Packers had a deal done with free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove, coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn’t aware of it. Speaking just a few minutes before the NFL annual meetings began with an address to all club personnel by commissioner Roger Goodell, McCarthy said he had no information about a contract. General manager Ted Thompson wasn’t available before the meetings began here at 9 a.m. “Now I could walk around the corner and be wrong when I see Ted,” McCarthy said. “You know how things go.” On Twitter last night, an unverified account belonging to someone claiming to be Hargrove (@A94Hargrove) posted that he was about to join the Packers. This morning, a post on that same account said "not officially yet" when asked whether he had signed. The deal makes sense considering Hargrove visited Green Bay last week, and the Packers appear to be interested in stockpiling depth on the defensive line. “I had a chance to see Anthony on his visit but as far as where we are, I really don’t have any information,” McCarthy said. “He’s an impressive guy, and I enjoyed our visit.” There are a couple of issues with Hargove, who twice has been suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy and also could face penalties for taking part in the Saints bounty issue. (UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.): When asked whether he had a deal done with Hargrove, Thompson said: "We don't have anything to report there. ... I'm not going to talk about what we may or may not do. That doesn't seem to make any sense to me." On other topics this morning, McCarthy said: * he’s in favor of most, if not all, of the proposed rule and by-law changes that will be voted on here on Wednesday. He especially likes the new injured reserve rule in which one injured player could be put on a reserve list for eight weeks and return later in the season and the proposal that would allow all turnover plays to be automatically reviewed like scoring plays were last season. “I think there were a lot of positive proposals this year,” McCarthy said. “I’ll be surprised if most of them don’t pass.” * former President Bill Clinton gave an impressive speech the NFL group last night here at The Breakers resort. “Like the smartest man I’ve ever heard speak,” McCarthy said. “It was unbelievable. You think you know everything about your business, and I feel like I know every aspect of the program or the football team. He talks about the whole world that way. I was so impressed. “My daughter, Alex, and I were talking about it last night. It makes you feel like you’re mentally underachieving. I feel like I’m underachieving after listening to President Clinton speak. What a remarkable man as far as the resource of knowledge and the way he was able to tie his message together — creativity, cooperation and roles. That was really his message. I was very impressed.”

About this blog

Get Green Bay Packers updates as they happen from our reporting team: (from left) Mike Vandermause, Wes Hodkiewicz and Pete Dougherty.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1017 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports