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    Romo's contract unlikely to impact Rodgers' negotiation

    It’s unlikely to impact the negotiations between the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but another quarterback did a blockbuster deal today.

    • Mar. 29, 2013
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    Jordan Rodgers likely late-round pick or undrafted free agent

    Aaron Rodgers’ brother didn’t get invited to the NFL scouting combine, but he’ll get a shot to make an NFL team as a late-round draft pick or undrafted rookie.

    • Mar. 29, 2013
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    Purdue DL could be late first-round pick

    If the Packers select a defensive lineman with their first pick in April’s draft, at No. 26 overall, one of the players who might be on their radar is Purdue’s Kawann Short.

    • Mar. 28, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 12, 2013, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif.

    Progress on Rodgers' contract likely made within the last week

    A week ago, all the important players in the negotiations to get Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a new contract were in the same location.

    • Mar. 28, 2013
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    Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk works on ball-handling drills during 2012 minicamp last June at Ray Nitschke Field in Ashwaubenon. H. Marc Larson/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Packers minicamp June 4 through 6

    The Packers' mandatory minicamp will run from Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6.

    • Mar. 27, 2013
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    No guaranteed money for Tavecchio

    The Packers paid no money up front to give Giorgio Tavecchio a chance to win their kicking job.

    • Mar. 27, 2013
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    This 2007 file photo shows then Packers running back Ryan Grant stiff-arming then-Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff at Lambeau Field. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Safety Michael Huff signs with Baltimore Ravens

    Michael Huff won't be visiting the Packers after all.

    • Mar. 27, 2013
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    Mike Vandermause's take on Jermichael Finley

    Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause offers his take on the Packers' decision to hold onto tight end Jermichael Finley and his $8.25 million price tag for the 2013 season.

    • Mar. 26, 2013
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    Report: free agent S Huff to visit Packers

    The Packers are bringing in safety Michael Huff for a free-agent visit, according to a report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    • Mar. 26, 2013
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    Packers add Tavecchio to kicking competition

    The Green Bay Packers' kicking competition has officially begun.

    • Mar. 25, 2013
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    NFL schedule could be released April 16

    According to an NFL Network TV listing (http://on.nfl.com/14k4eX0), the NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday, April 16.

    • Mar. 25, 2013
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    No changes on Finley contract, gets $3 million bonus Tuesday

    Jermichael Finley said on Twitter Monday afternoon that he’ll remain with the Packers this season, and a source confirmed that the Packers tight end didn’t take a pay cut or have his contract changed in any way by the 3 p.m. deadline.

    • Mar. 25, 2013
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    Jones' contract surpasses Hawk's

    Brad Jones’ new contract makes him higher paid than A.J. Hawk and the team’s second-highest paid inside linebacker, behind Desmond Bishop.

    • Mar. 25, 2013
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    Packers Tailgate Tour set for May 14-18

    The 8th Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour is scheduled May 14-18, the Packers announced this morning.

    • Mar. 25, 2013
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    Brad Jones signs for 3 years, $11.75M

    The Green Bay Packers re-signed linebacker Brad Jones to a three-year, $11.75 million contract, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

    • Mar. 22, 2013
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    Inside LB Brad Jones started 10 games last season and had 102 tackles, including two sacks, and six passes defended. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Packers re-sign Brad Jones

    The Packers announced they've re-signed inside linebacker Brad Jones.

    • Mar. 21, 2013
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    NFL, Packers' draft order set

    The NFL released the full order for this year's draft's selection, and here's where the Packers' eight picks will fall (they have their own pick in each round plus a compensatory pick in the fifth round:

    • Mar. 21, 2013
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    Brad Jones visited the Tennessee Titans last week but left without signing a contract. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    LB Brad Jones visits Packers' offices

    Linebacker Brad Jones was at the Green Bay Packers’ offices on Wednesday afternoon, a sign that he might be returning to the team.

    • Mar. 20, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Crosby could face some competition during camp

    For the first time since his rookie season, Packers kicker Mason Crosby probably will have some competition in training camp.

    • Mar. 20, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers are looking for more from left guard T.J. Lang, left, and left tackle Marshall Newhouse, right. File/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy wants offensive line's left side to improve

    The Green Bay Packers plan to focus on improving the left side of their offensive line.

    • Mar. 20, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Harris will get a chance to start at RB

    After missing out on free-agent running back Steven Jackson, the Packers plan to give young DuJuan Harris a shot at the starting job this season.

    • Mar. 20, 2013
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    "Crown of helmet" rule passes; Tuck rule eliminated

    PHOENIX — After much discussion over three days at the NFL annual meetings, the owners approved the rule proposal that will make it illegal for a runner to lead into a defender with the crown of his helmet outside the tackle box.

    • Mar. 20, 2013
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    Jennings: It'll be all business on return to Lambeau

    Greg Jennings isn’t feeling nostalgic about returning to Lambeau Field this season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

    • Mar. 19, 2013
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    'Crown of helmet' rule gets a lot of debate at owners' meetings

    Of the rule changes being discussed at the NFL annual meetings, the one getting the most debate is proposal No. 6: Contact with the crown of the helmet.

    • Mar. 19, 2013
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    Colts not scared off by Walden's playoff struggles

    PHOENIX — Yes, Chuck Pagano watched the tape of the outside linebacker Erik Walden from the Packers’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC divisional playoff game, when quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards and in the process made most of the Packers defensive players, Walden chief among them, look foolish.

    • Mar. 19, 2013
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    Brett Favre last played for the Green Bay Packers in 2007. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Murphy: Packers getting closer to honoring Favre

    This will either infuriate Green Bay Packers fans or make them happy: Team president Mark Murphy believes the team is closer to honoring former quarterback Brett Favre by retiring his number.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Packers get 1 compensatory pick

    A year after getting four compensatory picks, the Green Bay Packers received just one in this year's draft.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker Frank Zombo. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Zombo's future with Packers in question

    Outside linebacker Frank Zombo's injury issues leave his future with the Green Bay Packers in question.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Hawk's pay cut: $7.25M over 3 years

    PHOENIX -- The Packers cut linebacker A.J. Hawk’s 2013 pay by nearly $2 million when he agreed to renegotiate his contract last week.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers throws against the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 12, 2013, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Rodgers, Matthews contract talks top Packers' priority list

    The busiest member of the Packers contingent here at the NFL annual meetings is probably Russ Ball. The Packers vice president of player finance has the difficult job of trying to negotiate contract extensions for two of the team’s biggest stars, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Jennings says Packers didn't make "good strong offer"

    Former Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who signed a five-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend for an average of around $9.5 million per year, said on the Jim Rome radio show today he has no hard feelings toward the Packers.

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Center Jeff Saturday (63) blocks against B.J. Raji (90) during June 5, 2012, organized team activities at Ray Nitschke Field. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette

    McCarthy aims to remove confusion from offseason program

    At one point during an organized team activity practice last spring, veteran center Jeff Saturday turned to a group of reporters who were observing the Green Bay Packers practice and asked: “Does that look like contact to you guys?”

    • Mar. 18, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and receiver Greg Jennings. File/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy didn't want to see Jennings go to rival

    That the Minnesota Vikings were the main suitors for Greg Jennings played no part in the Green Bay Packers' counter-offer to the free-agent receiver.

    • Mar. 17, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly in a game from December 2008. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Thompson, McCarthy: No decision yet on Jolly

    Reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly still has several hurdles to clear before the Green Bay Packers will make a decision on his future.

    • Mar. 17, 2013
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    Tight end Tom Crabtree.

    Crabtree looking forward to opportunity with Bucs

    Tom Crabtree ended up surprised and feeling bittersweet about leaving the Green Bay Packers.

    • Mar. 16, 2013
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    Tom Crabtree

    Crabtree signs with Buccaneers

    When the Packers decided not to tender tight end Tom Crabtree as a restricted free agent earlier this week, they knew there was the possibility they could lose him.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    Receiver Greg Jennings is going from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Report: Jennings signs with Vikings

    The Green Bay Packers have lost receiver Greg Jennings, but they will still see plenty of him.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Hawk takes pay cut to stay with Packers

    Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has agreed to a restructure the remaining three years of his contract.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones against the Tennessee Titans last December. He's visiting them as a free agent today. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    LB Brad Jones visits Titans

    Free-agent linebacker Brad Jones is visiting the Tennessee Titans today.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker Frank Zombo against the Miami Dolphins in a 2010 game at Lambeau Field. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Zombo may not be in Packers' plans

    The Green Bay Packers haven’t shown much interest in bringing back outside linebacker Frank Zombo, a restricted free agent.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    James Jones surprised Jennings still on the market

    Count Packers receiver James Jones among those who are surprised receiver Greg Jennings is still on the market.

    • Mar. 15, 2013
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    Greg Jennings is talking to the Minnesota Vikings, one of the Green Bay Packers' NFC North rivals. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Vikings make pitch to Jennings at dinner

    Though the Minnesota Vikings waited a couple days into free agency to bring in Greg Jennings for a visit, probably to see whether his initial contract price had dropped, they appear to be making a strong personal pitch that they want him.

    • Mar. 14, 2013
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    Running back Steven Jackson, right, reportedly will sign with the Atlanta Falcons. File/AP

    Report: Jackson to sign with Falcons

    Free-agent running back Steven Jackson is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, and not the Green Bay Packers, according to a report by ESPN.

    • Mar. 14, 2013
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    Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings looks to break a tackle during an NFC Wildcard Playoff game at Lambeau Field Jan. 5. /Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent

    Report: Jennings to visit Vikings

    The market for free-agent receiver Greg Jennings is finally heating up.

    • Mar. 14, 2013
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    NFL proposes elimination of Tuck Rule

    One of the most controversial rules in recent NFL history may go by the wayside.

    • Mar. 14, 2013
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    Steven Jackson of the Rams is a possible target if the Packers hope to add a running back by the trade deadline. /Getty Images

    Jackson, Packers talk heats up

    The rumors are rampant about the Packers possibly signing running back Steven Jackson, though up to now nothing has been confirmed by anyone in the media.

    • Mar. 13, 2013
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    Greg Jennings. (Genevieve Ross/AP)

    Source: Jennings could return to Packers

    Greg Jennings' tenure with the Packers might not be over just yet. An NFL source said the Packers remained in the mix for Jennings, who became an unrestricted free agent at 3 p.m. today.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Packers never offered contract to Canty

    The Packers never offered defensive lineman Chris Canty a contract because of medical concerns, a source said.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Packers slash Jolly's salary

    The Packers still haven’t said whether they plan to give reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly another shot, but perhaps an indication of that came when he agreed to restructure his contract.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Erik Walden, (Gannett Wisconsin Media photo by Dan Powers)

    Colts sign former Packers OLB Erik Walden

    Outside linebacker Erik Walden is the first of the Packers' free agents to find a new home.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Packers don't tender restricted free agents Francois, Zombo, Crabtree

    The Packers have decided not to offer a restricted free agent tender to backup linebacker Robert Francois, but his agent remained hopeful that his client will return to the team.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Source: Packers put second-round tender on CB Shields

    A day after rolling the dice by putting the lowest restricted free agent tender on center Evan Dietrich-Smith, the Packers took no such risk with cornerback Sam Shields.

    • Mar. 12, 2013
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    Center Evan Dietrich- Smith. (H. Marc Larson/ Gannett Wisconsin Media)

    Dietrich-Smith gets low tender, Shields could get second-rounder

    To save salary cap space, the Packers are taking a calculated risk by offering center Evan Dietrich-Smith the lowest restricted free agent tender.

    • Mar. 11, 2013
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    Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, who played for the Green Bay Packers from 2004 to 2010, is staying in the NFC East. He's signed with the New York Giants. File/Getty Images

    Jenkins signs with Giants

    Cullen Jenkins will not be reuniting with the Green Bay Packers. The defensive lineman, who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, has signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants.

    • Mar. 10, 2013
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    Cullen Jenkins. (Post-Crescent photo by Dan Powers)

    Jenkins open to return to Packers

    The agent for Cullen Jenkins said his client is more than open to a return to the Packers. Jenkins, who had 29 sacks for the Packers as primarily an inside rusher from 2004-10, is available after the Philadelphia Eagles cut him late last month.

    • Mar. 7, 2013
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    Tramon Williams. (Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media)

    Williams: Shoulder still recovering from '11 nerve injury

    Tramon Williams says his shoulder injury from 2011 still bothered him enough in 2012 that he had to play more off-coverage than he’d prefer.

    • Mar. 7, 2013
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    hris Canty answers questions during a media availability on Feb. 2, 2012, in Indianapolis. Eric gray/AP File photo

    Canty's agent unsure if Packers will talk contract today

    Chris Canty’s agent said he’s not necessarily expecting a contract offer from the Packers before his client finishes his visit to Green Bay today.

    • Mar. 7, 2013
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    Packers announce hiring Dotson as scout

    The Packers made it official today when they announced they’ve hired Alonzo Dotson as a college scout.

    • Mar. 6, 2013
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    Ball runs better 40 at UW's Pro Day

    University of Wisconsin halfback Montee Ball might have undone some of the damage from his slow 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine.

    • Mar. 6, 2013
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    Report: Packers getting ready to take care of Rodgers

    It's just a matter of time before the Packers get around to giving quarterback Aaron Rodgers the new contract he deserves. The only question is how much time.

    • Mar. 5, 2013
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    Polian weighs in on Rodgers' contract, Jennings' future

    ESPN NFL analyst and former Indianapolis Colts General Manager Bill Polian answered questions about NFL free agency Tuesday on a media conference call. Here were his responses to questions about Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings:

    • Mar. 5, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and center Jeff Saturday during the 2012 season. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Saturday: Rodgers' new deal will be sweeter than Flacco's contract

    Jeff Saturday, who played center for the Green Bay Packers last season and recently announced his retirement, said the new contract signed by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is good news for the Packers' Aaron Rodgers.

    • Mar. 4, 2013
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    Greg Jennings. (Gannett Wisconsin media file photo)

    Report: Packers won't tag Jennings

    The Packers will not use their franchise tag on receiver Greg Jennings, according to a report on Foxsports.com. The deadline for using the franchise tag is 3 p.m. today. The tag would have cost the Packers $10.54 million in salary cap room.

    • Mar. 4, 2013
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    Canty to visit Packers on Wednesday

    Defensive end Chris Canty will visit the Packers next Wednesday and Thursday, agent Brad Blank confirmed today.

    • Mar. 1, 2013
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    Greg Jennings. (Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media)

    Report: Jennings looking for $12 million a year

    The latest report on Greg Jennings’ hopes for free agency in effect says he wants to be the third-highest paid receiver in the NFL at an average of $12 million a season.

    • Mar. 1, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker Robert Francois celebrates a tackle against the Houston Texans during an Oct. 14 game at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette

    Tender or not, Francois wants to play for Packers

    Robert Francois is more than open to returning to the Packers even if the team doesn’t him the lowest restricted free agent tender, which is looking more and more likely.

    • Mar. 1, 2013
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    Joe Flacco. (Gene Puskar/AP)

    Franchise, transition salaries set

    NFL.com has reported the franchise and transition tag salaries for this year. These are for the non-exclusive tag, which means the team can match any offer its franchise player signs or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. The exact amount for the exclusive-tag figures won’t be determined until April and are based on the average of the top five salary cap figures at that position for 2013.

    • Mar. 1, 2013

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