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    Zombo not on cut list

    The agent for undrafted rookie Frank Zombo said he and his client have not heard from the Packers, which he takes as a strong sign that Zombo has made the final roster.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Alex Joseph tweets goodbye

    Looks like Packers linebacker Alex Joseph is now a former Packer.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Blackmon waived injured

    The Packers will have a new return man.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Saturday extra point: Questions abound as Packers prepare to drop ax

    Some final questions as the Packers prepare to chop their roster to 53 players today:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Projecting the 53-man roster

    NFL teams have to make their final roster cuts by tomorrow afternoon. Here’s a position-by-position look at the Green Bay Packers’ projected 53. This is not what I would do if I were the general manager of the Packers but rather this is a projection of what GM Ted Thompson will do. It is based on observations from practice and preseason games and interviews with coaches and scouts.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Leftovers from preseason finale

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Here are a few leftover tidbits from the Packers’ 17-13 loss to Kansas City in their preseason finale:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday extra point: Are jobs really on the line vs. Chiefs?

    GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy insist that jobs will be won or lost in tonight’s Packers preseason finale against the Chiefs.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Wednesday extra point: One on one with Mike McCarthy

    Put Packers coach Mike McCarthy in front of a podium for a press conference, and he comes off as formal and sometimes stiff.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers hoping to get something for Dietrich-Smith

    The agent for offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith said the Packers are trying to trade his client, though he could not confirm that means they're going to release him if they can't work out a deal.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers release Chery, considering practice squad

    The agent for return man Jason Chery said the Packers have cut his client and are thinking about signing him to their practice squad.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Harrell happy for healthy start

    Defensive end Justin Harrell will enter an NFL season completely healthy with an entire offseason of work for the first time of his career. The 2007 No. 16 overall draft pick has been limited to just 13 games with chronic back problems. 

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Punter Bryan was set to join Packers practice squad until Bucs called

    Chris Bryan was planning to sign a practice squad contract with the Packers after he was cut over the weekend, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came calling with an offer to be their punter on the 53-man roster, according to The Age, a daily newspaper in Melbourne,  Australia.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers work out two players today

    The Packers had kick returner Clifton Smith and safety Gerald Alexander in for workouts today, according to a league source.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    What if Ron Wolf had hired Andy Reid as Packers head coach?

    Former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf said one of his biggest regrets was not hiring Andy Reid as the head coach to follow Mike Holmgren in 1999. Wolf instead chose Ray Rhodes, and Reid was hired by the Eagles just days later.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Bryan to sign with Tampa Bay

    Chris Bryan is expected to sign onto the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster this afternoon, an NFL source said.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Monday practice report: Starting defense intact

    For the first  time since the opening week of training camp, the Packers had their entire starting defense on the field.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Correction: Bryan not signing with Bucs, might work out

    An NFL source said that punter Chris Bryan now is not expected to sign with Tampa Bay today.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy willing to use starters on special teams

    The most surprising news to come out of coach Mike McCarthy’s press conference today was that he’s considering using cornerback Tramon Williams and receiver Greg Jennings on punt returns.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Williams ready to return punts

    It seems like a gamble, but the Green Bay Packers are going to use starting cornerback Tramon Williams as their punt returner in Sunday's season opener at Philadelphia.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Johnson newest addition to Packers

    There was one new face in the Packers locker room Monday and plenty of old ones gone.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Lions claim Havner off waivers; Packers sign QB Harrell, Levine to practice squad

    One day after the Packers cut all-purpose player Spencer Havner, the Detroit Lions claimed the tight end / linebacker off waivers, according to the National Football Post.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thompson plans to stand pat on return game

    General Manager Ted Thompson said this afternoon the Packers plan to use players already on the roster to replace Will Blackmon as a kickoff and punt returner.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers don't sign Chery to practice squad

    The agent for kick and punt returner Jason Chery said the Packers haven't signed Chery to their practice squad, and no other team has either.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers sign 7 to practice squad; Bryan tryout with Bucs

    The Packers have used seven of the eight spots on their practice squad for players who were with them in training camp.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    RB Johnson is the final practice squad member

    As expected, the eighth member of the Packers practice squad is a running back.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Long wait pays off for Crabtree

    There were plenty of anxious moments -- anxious hours, actually -- for first-year tight end Tom Crabtree, but at about 5:30 p.m., it was all worth it.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Zombo ready to contribute

    Even though it was all but certain that rookie outside linebacker Frank Zombo was going to make the Packers’ roster, he said he wasn’t counting on anything until he heard for sure.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers pick a punter

    The Packers have cut punter Chris Bryan, the former Aussie rules football player, according to a source.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Final cuts

    The Green Bay Packers released their final cuts list to get down to the NFL mandated 53-man roster shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers cuts, the running list

    Here's an updated list of who we know has been cut so far. This post will be updated.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Nick McDonald's chances look good

    Add offensive lineman Nick McDonald to the list of undrafted free agents that could make the Packers' roster.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Receiver Charles Dillon released

    Receiver Charles Dillon has been released by the Green Bay Packers, a league source confirmed.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Giacomini on the chopping block

    After playing in just one game in his two years with the Packers, tackle Breno Giacomini is on his way out.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday practice quickie

    Safety Nick Collins (knee) and linebacker Brandon Chillar (shoulder) did not participate in the media portion of practice Thursday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Chillar probably out for Sunday

     Inside linebacker Brandon Chillar probably won’t play this week because of a shoulder injury, which means A.J. Hawk and maybe Desmond Bishop will replace in him in some nickel packages.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Jones inactive, so Zombo will start at ROLB

    Brad Jones is one of the Packers' eight inactives tonight, so rookie Frank Zombo will start at right outside linebacker in his place.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Extra point: McCarthy blew it with late-game strategy

    As distasteful as it sounds, coach Mike McCarthy should have ordered his Green Bay Packers defense to allow the Chicago Bears to score a touchdown late in Monday night's game. The ultimate goal is to win, and in that situation, the Packers’ best chance to do that was to put the ball into the hands of Aaron Rodgers one last time.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Seahawks sign Giacomini, Barbre

    The team that showed the most interest in trading for Breno Giacomini during the preseason got him less than a month later for free.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy gives Nick Collins full support

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave his undivided support to safety Nick Collins, who was involved in an altercation with a Chicago Bears fan after Monday night's game at Soldier Field.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Wednesday practice report: No Clifton

    Not surprisingly, left tackle Chad Clifton did not appear to do anything in the portion of practice open to reporters today.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Zombo to start against the Lions

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said rookie Frank Zombo will start this week against the Detroit Lions.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Matthews to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

    Last season, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in September.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy: Clifton makes progress, will start if healthy

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at his press conference today that Chad Clifton has made progress with his sore knees and he hopes the left tackle can practice Friday or Saturday. McCarthy said he plans to use Clifton as his starting left tackle unless he medically can't go.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Mike Neal: I'm playing

    Defensive end Mike Neal returned to the practice field Wednesday after dealing with a side injury that kept him out of the first two games.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Praise for Quinn Johnson

    The numbers would suggest the Packers struggled to run the ball in their first game without Ryan Grant -- 91 yards on 27 carries in the 34-7 win over the Bills is evidence enough -- but it wasn't because of the play of fullback Quinn Johnson, according to his position coach.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Clifton in, Colledge out

    Perhaps the demise of Chad Clifton has been exaggerated. The veteran left tackle was in pads and back on the practice field today. He appeared to do everything during the portion that was open to the media, and he appeared to be moving fine on his sore knee.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Clifton, Colledge practice

    Left tackle Chad Clifton was able to practice for a second straight day, which suggests that there's a good chance his injured knee will be strong enough for him to play Monday night at Chicago.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Clifton, Colledge probable; Jones, Pickett questionable

    Chad Clifton is a good bet to start at left tackle for the Packers on Monday night after going through a second straight day of practice Saturday on his sore knee.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers inactives

    Inactive for today's noon kick: CB Brandon Underwood, FB Korey Hall, LB Desmond Bishop, G Nick McDonald, OL T.J. Lang, OL Marshall Newhouse, TE Andrew Quarless, DE Mike Neal.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy: Clifton remains starting left tackle

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy maintained today at his press conference that Chad Clifton is his starting left tackle.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    CB coach Whitt: Shields was nickel, regardless

    Brandon Underwood had worked at nickelback throughout training camp before he sustained a shoulder injury against Indianapolis in the third exhibition game.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Matthews named NFC DPOW

    Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will be named NFC defensive player of the week when the league announces its weekly awards tomorrow, an NFL source said.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Ryan Grant checks in: 'Surgery went great'

    Packers RB Ryan Grant tweeted an update on his ankle surgery this morning:

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Neal back for Thursday practice

    The Packers resumed practice Thursday after taking Tuesday and Wednesday off with the Chicago game Monday night.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Tuesday extra point: Packers clearly have faith in Brandon Jackson

    There are two primary questions being posed in the aftermath of the news that running back Ryan Grant has been lost for the season.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Practice update

    Cornerback Charles Woodson was among five Packers players who didn't practice Wednesday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Crosby named special teams player of week

    Mason Crosby's team-record 56-yard field goal helped him get named NFC special teams player of the week for last week.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    McCarthy: holding roster spot for Grant not an option

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy wanted to make one thing perfectly clear at his press conference this afternoon regarding running back Ryan Grant.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Rodgers gives thumbs up for Lynch

    If the Packers ask him, Aaron Rodgers will give a high recommendation for his former teammate at the University of California, running back Marshawn Lynch.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Thursday practice participation

    CB Charles Woodson (toe) and LB Desmond Bishop (hamsting) were sidelined during the media portion of practice this morning.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Woodson returns

    CB Charles Woodson appeared to return to practice today after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of the sore toe he injured last Friday.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Packers bringing back DE Wynn

    The Packers are bringing back second-year defensive end Jarius Wynn, according to an NFL source.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Moss on Hawk: I would be upset

    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk didn't play a single defensive snap in the 27-20 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. The No. 5 overall pick of the 2006 draft is the starter inside next to Nick Barnett in the base 3-4, but is replaced by Brandon Chillar in the nickel subpackage.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Grant says he's week to week

    Running back Ryan Grant, who sprained his right ankle in Sunday's win at Philadelphia, wouldn't commit to a timeframe for his return.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Report: Ryan Grant out for season

    Packers running back Ryan Grant is out for the season, according to a report by Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com. The NFL Network also confirmed the report.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Sitton was emergency DL on Sunday

    The Packers announced the signing of defensive end Jarius Wynn today with Justin Harrell being placed on injured reserve.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Philly QB Kolb admires Rodgers

    Philadelphia quarterback Kevin Kolb held a teleconference with the Green Bay media on Wednesday afternoon and discussed a variety of topics.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Four sit out Wednesday practice

    The Packers went full pads for Thursday's practice and four players were not dressed for the workout during the media period.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Neal misses practice with ab strain

    The Packers had a new player on their injury, defensive end Mike Neal, who didn't practice today because of a abdomen strain.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Friday practice report: Clifton rests

    For the final practice before Sunday's regular-season opener at Philadelphia, veteran LT Chad Clifton was given the day off, presumably to rest his knees and shoulders.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Justin Harrell out for the season

    As the Press-Gazette reported Sunday evening and confirmed by Packers coach Mike McCarthy today, defensive end Justin Harrell suffered an ACL injury in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Ryan Grant suffers "significant" ankle injury

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that running back Ryan Grant suffered a "significant" ankle injury in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles that included ligament damage.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
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    Jenkins returns to practice

    Defensive end Cullen Jenkins returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out Monday while still recovering from a strained calf he sustained in training camp.

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