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    Jermichael Finley. (Dan Powers/ Post-Crescent Media)

    Finley says he won't take pay cut

    Jermichael Finley says that if Packers insist on him taking a pay cut to remain with the team, they’ll have to cut him.

    • Feb. 28, 2013
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    Cullen Jenkins. (Post-Crescent photo by Dan Powers)

    Jenkins to visit Giants

    Former Packers defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will visit the New York Giants on Friday, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

    • Feb. 28, 2013
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    Safeties put up good performance at scouting combine

    Though there’s no top-10 type safety and maybe only one who will be drafted in the first round this year, this year’s class has a strong group of prospects with good size (210 pounds ore more) and decent athletic ability, as measured by the testing at the scouting combine at that position. Not all players did all tests, and some did none or only one.

    • Feb. 28, 2013
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    Johnny Jolly. File/Press-Gazette Media

    NFL reinstates Jolly

    The NFL has reinstated Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly after suspending him indefinitely in 2010 for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

    • Feb. 27, 2013
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    Packers hire Dotson nephew as new scout

    The Packers have hired the nephew of former defensive lineman Santana Dotson as an area college scout.

    • Feb. 27, 2013
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    SMU's Hunt has best DL workout at combine

    In a story over the weekend we looked at the defensive linemen who probably get drafted in the first three rounds. The defensive linemen have worked out – not all of them participated – and here’s how some of those players fared.

    • Feb. 26, 2013
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    Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Saturday. Dave Martin/AP

    D.J. Williams' guidance sets Gragg's course for NFL

    Any time Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams returned to Fayetteville, Ark., the past two years, Chris Gragg made sure he carved out the time to meet with the former Arkansas star.

    • Feb. 26, 2013
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    Extra point: It would be a mistake to release Finley

    Rumors of tight end Jermichael Finley’s departure from the Green Bay Packers appear to be greatly exaggerated.

    • Feb. 25, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins, right, tries to wrap up Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brian Griese during a game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., in September 2008. Jenkins was injured on the play. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Should Packers bring Jenkins back?

    Would the Green Bay Packers, who have some holes to fill on their defensive line, be interested in bringing Cullen Jenkins back? Never say never in the NFL, but don’t count on it.

    • Feb. 25, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers have been searching for a safety ever since Nick Collins was hurt while tackling Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Steward in September 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers still searching to replace Collins

    The Green Bay Packers still haven’t found a difference-maker on the back end of their defense quite like safety Nick Collins.

    • Feb. 24, 2013
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    Louisiana Tech offensive lineman Jordan Mills runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. His cousin is Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. Dave Martin/AP

    Mills hopes to follow cousin Tramon Williams' path to NFL

    Before he was an all-conference offensive tackle at Louisiana Tech, Jordan Mills was just your standard 6- or 7-year-old wanting to hang with the big kids. One was his cousin, Tramon Williams.

    • Feb. 24, 2013
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    Iowa State's A.J. Klein. left, tackles Rutgers' Jawan Jamison during the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. File/Getty Images

    Kimberly's Klein maintains his underdog mentality

    Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein, who starred at Kimberly, is neither the biggest nor the strongest linebacker at the NFL combine, but still is ready to make an impact.

    • Feb. 24, 2013
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    Minnesota quarterback Marqueis Gray runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Michael Conroy/AP

    Wilson’s rise is no shock to Minnesota’s Gray

    As Marqueis Gray hobbled through his senior year at the University of Minnesota, he kept tabs on what Seattle quarterback and former Big Ten rival Russell Wilson was doing in the NFL.

    • Feb. 24, 2013
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    Taylor unlikely to work out at Wisconsin Pro Day

    It doesn’t appear Mike Taylor will be ready in time to work out during Wisconsin’s Pro Day on March 6 after undergoing sports hernia surgery last month.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Dom Capers. (Wisconsin Gannett Media/H. Marc Larson)

    McCarthy confirms Capers will be back next season

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike McCarthy confirmed what has been obvious since his season-ending press conference: He’s retaining Dom Capers as his defensive coordinator.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Wisconsin running back Montee Ball holds the NCAA record for career touchdowns (83) and rushing touchdowns (77). File/AP

    Could Ball be the Packers' every-down answer?

    The past year came with no shortage of challenges for Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Barbre's combine record falls in 40-yard dash

    Allen Barbre never lived up to hype, but the fact still remained he ran the fastest 40-yard dash time for an offensive linemen in NFL combine history in 2007.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Te'o saga has NFL teams scouring social media

    The recent saga of Manti Te’o highlights one of the many reasons NFL teams are performing their due diligence in fact-checking potential selections prior to April’s draft.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Inexperience, size add to Marquardt's intrigue

    Pat Marquardt played college basketball at the University of Washington, so it only stood to reason her son, Luke, would follow in those footsteps.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    Manti Te’o. (Michael Conroy/AP)

    Controversial LB Te'o has spoken with Packers

    In easily the largest media huddle in NFL scouting combine history, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o confirmed he’s talked with the Green Bay Packers.

    • Feb. 23, 2013
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    McCarthy wants Cobb off special teams

    Randall Cobb’s time as the Green Bay Packers’ primary returner may be drawing to a close.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Ashwaubenon's Mike Taylor won't work out at combine

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Taylor’s on-field audition for NFL teams will have to wait.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Worthy in jeopardy of missing training camp

    The torn anterior cruciate ligament in Jerel Worthy’s left knee could cost the Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman his second professional training camp.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy answers a question during a news conference at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Michael Conroy/AP

    McCarthy: We want players who add to Packers' culture

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said “we’re looking for good football players who add to the culture of the Packers" at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Packers' scouting department making big turnover

    INDIANAPOLIS – In three years, Ted Thompson’s top tier of personnel advisers has completely turned over.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Thompson believes Packers are healing, not too young

    The injury bug bit the Green Bay Packers heavily last season, but Ted Thompson is expecting those wounds to heal before the 2013 campaign.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson speaks at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February 2011. File/Getty Images

    Thompson: Always seeking players with the 'it factor'

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson spoke to the media on Friday morning at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

    • Feb. 22, 2013
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    NFL seeks full disclosure for positive tests

    INDIANAPOLIS – As the NFL and its players association remain at an impasse about the state of testing for human growth hormone, the league’s mounting frustration is becoming evident.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    New Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks at an NFL football news conference Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    'Ultimate grinder' Dorsey begins rebuilding in Kansas City

    INDIANAPOLIS – As John Dorsey prepares for his first scouting combine as an NFL general manager, John Schneider recalled one of his favorite memories of his former colleague with the Green Bay Packers.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    Packers' tentative 2013 draft picks

    The NFL released its tentative order for April's NFL Draft of which the Green Bay Packers currently have seven selections.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    Wisconsin's Frederick mum on interest in Packers

    INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Frederick leaned on a plethora of former teammates, coaches and family when making the decision about declaring early for the NFL Draft.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    Seahawks' Schneider on the Hail Mary

    INDIANAPOLIS – John Schneider said he and Ted Thompson still haven’t talked about the play.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn against the Oakland Raiders Aug. 30, 2012, in Seattle. AP photo

    NFL scouting combine: Seahawks maintain they have room for Flynn

    INDIANAPOLIS – John Schneider is open to any conversation, but the Seattle Seahawks general manager remained adamant on Thursday he isn’t shopping former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.

    • Feb. 21, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones lunges into the end zone for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on Dec. 23, 2012. File/Getty Images

    Jones believes he's ready to be No. 1 receiver

    With Greg Jennings bound for free agency and Donald Driver retired, veteran wide receiver James Jones feels he’s ready to take on a greater role in the Green Bay Packers’ offense.

    • Feb. 19, 2013
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    NFL adds new intelligence test at scouting combine

    The NFL has added a new aptitude test to augment the Wonderlic intelligence test for prospects at this week’s scouting combine.

    • Feb. 19, 2013
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    Packers' RFA tenders could cost about $5 million

    The Packers’ restricted free-agent tenders could take up about a little more than $5 million in salary cap room, based on the best guess of the offers general manager Ted Thompson will make.

    • Feb. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Don't expect Packers to use franchise tag on Jennings

    Beginning today, NFL teams can extend franchise tags to one unrestricted free agent. But don’t expect the Green Bay Packers to make a move on receiver Greg Jennings.

    • Feb. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith (62) is one of five restricted free agents on the team. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Ranking the Packers' restricted free agents

    Here is a ranking of the Green Bay Packers’ five restricted free agents, based on their value in Green Bay.

    • Feb. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers' Charles Woodson breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis during the  NFC divisional playoff game Jan. 12 in San Francisco. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Agent: Packers didn't ask Woodson about pay cut

    The agent for Charles Woodson said that as far as he knows, the Packers didn’t discuss reducing Charles Woodson’s contract before deciding to release him today.

    • Feb. 15, 2013
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    Packers confirm Woodson release, thank him

    The Packers have confirmed they cut defensive back Charles Woodson after his seven years with the team.

    • Feb. 15, 2013
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    Woodson's interception totals soared with Packers

    Charles Woodson earned four Pro Bowl berths during his eight-year career in Oakland, but it wasn't until he signed as a free agent with the Packers in 2006 that his interception statistics took off.

    • Feb. 15, 2013
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    Woodson's production ranks among best in NFL history

    In seven seasons with the Packers, Charles Woodson had a highly productive career. Here are some of his career highlights:

    • Feb. 15, 2013
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    Packers cornerback Charles Woodson reacts after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith this past season.

    Woodson's Packers career may be over

    Indications are that the Packers intend to release veteran defensive back Charles Woodson.

    • Feb. 15, 2013
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    At left is the Vikings' old Norseman logo. At right is the enhanced version.

    Stop the presses: Vikings trot out enhanced logo

    Let’s take a spin around the NFC North and see what’s happening:

    • Feb. 14, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings carries the ball after making a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

    Jennings ranked top free agent receiver on market

    Maybe Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who will become an unrestricted free agent on March 12, will get a big payday after all. Some reports this offseason have downplayed Jennings' value on the open market, but if ProFootballFocus.com is correct, Jennings could be the most valuable receiver available

    • Feb. 14, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings looks on from the sideline during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field in August 2012. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Jennings: I'd consider Vikings, Dolphins

    Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who will become an unrestricted free agent next month, said Wednesday he wouldn't rule out playing for either the Minnesota Vikings or Miami Dolphins.

    • Feb. 13, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb is upended on a kickoff return during the second half of the NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Should Cobb stay on special teams?

    Should the Green Bay Packers switch their dynamic receiver Randall Cobb into offense-only mode?

    • Feb. 13, 2013
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    Revis deal intriguing but seems unlikely

    One recent report has mentioned the Packers as a dark-horse trade candidate for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, and a subsequent opinion piece argued that general manager Ted Thompson should pull the trigger on a deal for the NFL’s premier cornerback

    • Feb. 13, 2013
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    Cedric Benson pays $853.50 in fines

    Packers running back Cedric Benson has paid $853,50 in fines for three citations in Manitowoc County, according to The Associated Press.

    • Feb. 13, 2013
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    Favre talks about enduring yet another destructive storm near his home

    For the third time in the past decade, Brett Favre has endured a natural disaster in Hattiesburg, Miss., the community where the former Packers quarterback lives.

    • Feb. 12, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl XLV ring. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Packers have 4th-best odds to win next Super Bowl

    The Green Bay Packers have the fourth-best odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII next season, according to the online oddsmaker Bovada.lv.

    • Feb. 12, 2013
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    Buffalo Bills linebacker Nick Barnett takes the field before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Oct. 9, 2011. File/Getty Images

    Bills cut former Packers LB Barnett

    The Buffalo Bills cut linebacker Nick Barnett today, though at his age it probably is a stretch to think the Green Bay Packers will try to re-sign him.

    • Feb. 11, 2013
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    Eagles hire former SEALs trainer

    In a sign of the continuing evolution of the NFL, new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has hired a "sports science coordinator" to work with the team's strength and conditioning coach, not replace him.

    • Feb. 11, 2013
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    Super Bowl XLVII opponents San Francisco and Baltimore are both on the Packers' 2013 road schedule.

    Packers have 6th-toughest schedule in 2013

    Only five teams have a more difficult schedule than the Packers next season, based on the final records of teams in 2012.

    • Feb. 8, 2013
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    Polian rates Jennings below first-tier free agent

    Bill Polian ranks Packers receiver Greg Jennings in the second of his three-tier system for rating free agents.

    • Feb. 7, 2013
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    Packers carry over an extra $7 million in cap room

    The Packers picked up an extra $7 million on this year's salary cap by carrying over unused cap room from last year.

    • Feb. 7, 2013
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    McCarthy tears up while describing Driver's legacy

    Mike McCarthy doesn’t often wear his emotions on his sleeve.

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    What They're Saying About Donald Driver

    Prior to the start of Donald Driver retirement ceremony, the Packers' public relations department handed out a packet with comments from current and former NFL players about Driver.

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    Packers sign OL Hughes

    The Packers recently signed offensive lineman Kevin Hughes as a reserve/future free agent.

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    Donald Driver's Q&A transcript

    Donald Driver took questions from the media about his career after giving his opening statement.

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    Donald Driver opening retirement statement

    Following a video montage about his career, Donald Driver finally spoke about his decision to retire while fighting back tears to start the news conference:

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    Thompson: Donald Driver has been 'a blessing'

    A public retirement ceremony -- the first of its kind for the Green Bay Packers -- is fitting for wide receiver Donald Driver, the team's president and CEO said Wednesday.

    • Feb. 6, 2013
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    Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers on stage at the NFL Honors show in New Orleans on Saturday night. File/AP

    Rodgers on Favre: 'Let's heal up things and let's move forward'

    Aaron Rodgers pondered the offer for a moment, but in the end the decision was an easy one to join Brett Favre on stage at the NFL Honors show.

    • Feb. 5, 2013
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    Brett Favre on stage at the NFL Honors show in New Orleans on Saturday night. File/AP

    Favre: 'No ill feelings' toward Rodgers

    Whatever issues Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers had with one another appear to be a thing of the past.

    • Feb. 5, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers would rather have had Ray Lewis play for them instead of against them, but the 1996 draft didn't turn out that way for former GM Ron Wolf. File/Getty Images

    Wolf's what-ifs? Lewis, Urlacher

    During the 1996 draft, the Green Bay Packers were on the phone with linebacker Ray Lewis, hoping he’d get past just one more team, but the Baltimore Ravens weren't deterred.

    • Feb. 5, 2013
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    Brett Favre, left, and Aaron Rodgers present the comeback player of the year award at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors on Saturday in New Orleans. AP

    Rodgers and Favre share stage at NFL Honors ceremony

    Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre haven’t always had the warmest of relationships, but that could be changing.

    • Feb. 2, 2013
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    Hall of Fame election a big relief to Dave Robinson

    Dave Robinson admitted he was on pins and needles for the past two weeks as the decision day on his nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame neared.

    • Feb. 2, 2013
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    Dave Robinson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Dave Robinson, an athletic linebacker who starred for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 to 1972, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.

    • Feb. 2, 2013

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