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    Barclay's focus on improvement, not tackle competition

    Don Barclay didn’t make the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie out of West Virginia by trying to be somebody he’s not.

    • Jun. 1, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Crosby's 2012 season ranks among decade's worst

    In 2001, the NFL had seven kickers fail to make 70 percent of their field goals after trying at least 20 of them. Since then, it's happened only 12 other times. It happened to Mason Crosby last season

    • May 31, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers tight end Matthew Mulligan grabs a pass during OTA practice in the Don Hutson Center on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Opportunity sold Mulligan on Packers

    One of the selling points for tight end Matthew Mulligan was that the Green Bay Packers don't venture into the free-agent market for just any veteran.

    • May 30, 2013
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    Worthy upbeat despite long odds for 2013 return

    At first, Jerel Worthy swore it was nothing more than a bone bruise.

    • May 29, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Lacy signs; only 1st-round pick remains unsigned

    The only rookie the Green Bay Packers have left to sign is their first-round pick, defensive end Datone Jones. Second-round selection Eddie Lacy has signed his contract.

    • May 29, 2013
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    Safety Sean Richardson during Packers training camp on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Ray Nitschke Field Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Richardson remains optimistic about return

    Sean Richardson never feared for his career, but understood the magnitude of neck surgery.

    • May 29, 2013
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    Packers sign former walk-on Division II safety

    It took more than four months, but the Green Bay Packers finally added another safety to their roster on Tuesday in Chowan (N.C.) University rookie David Fulton.

    • May 28, 2013
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    Trgovac is rooting for Jolly to succeed

    Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac has a soft spot in his heart for Johnny Jolly and would love nothing more than to see the defensive lineman make a successful comeback.

    • May 28, 2013
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    B.J. Raji started 14 games for the Packers last season with 26 tackles and two pass deflections, although he failed to add another sack to his 10½ career total. File/AP

    Raji on contract: 'I’m sure they’ll do right by me'

    So far this offseason, the Green Bay Packers have taken care of two David Dunn clients in Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews.

    • May 28, 2013
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    Quarless looks to put knee injury behind him

    Over the past year, the Green Bay Packers have anxiously been awaiting the return of Andrew Quarless.

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

    Jolly still absent from OTAs

    Evidently, Johnny Jolly hasn’t cleared all of his hurdles quite yet.

    • May 28, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless grabs a pass during last week's OTA practice at Clarke Hinkle Field. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy on practice: Quarless is in great shape

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after practice on Tuesday. Here are some highlights.

    • May 28, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Slocum confident Crosby will bounce back

    Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum seems confident kicker Mason Crosby will bounce back from a sub-par season in 2012.

    • May 27, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, left, and offensive coordinator Tom Clements. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Tom Clements has plan for offensive improvement

    Here are highlights from my interview with Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements this week:

    • May 23, 2013
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    This 2007 photo shows Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly (97) gets a hold of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich (7) in the first half of a preseason game against Jacksonville at Lambeau Field.

    Jolly readies for return after finishing drug program

    For the past year, Johnny Jolly has been working through the process of returning to the Green Bay Packers following a three-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

    • May 22, 2013
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    Alex Gillett, then playing quarterback for Eastern Michigan, hands the ball to a running back during a game against Michigan at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., in September 2011. File/Getty Images

    11th receiver signed to the roster

    The Green Bay Packers' receivers room is starting to get stuffy.

    • May 22, 2013
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    Brett Favre, left, and Aaron Rodgers present at the NFL Honors on Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. File/AP

    Rodgers: Retire Favre's No. 4 before he goes into Hall of Fame

    The once-distant relationship between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers has seen significant progress over the last three months.

    • May 22, 2013
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    The Green Bay Packers offensive line runs through drills during OTA practice at Clarke Hinkle Field on Tuesday. From left are tackle Marshall Newhouse, guard T.J. Lang, center Evan Dietrich-Smith, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, guard Josh Sitton and tackle Bryan Bulaga. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Rodgers likes what he sees in rebuilt offensive line

    The landscape has changed in front of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but the foundation remains the same on the offensive line entering next season.

    • May 22, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers keeps his eyes on Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher during their Sept. 13, 2012, matchup at Lambeau Field.

    Bears struggled against Packers during Urlacher era

    Assuming Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher follows through with his retirement announcement (we can’t be certain of anything after Brett Favre’s “retirement” announcement in 2008), the record will show that the Packers dominated the Bears during Urlacher’s 13-year career in Chicago.

    • May 22, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal during training camp in August 2012. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Neal surprised to line up at linebacker

    The Green Bay Packers have always been interested in finding different ways to utilize players in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.

    • May 21, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter during rookie orientation camp earlier this month. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Rookie lineman Tretter reportedly breaks ankle

    NFL teams aren’t required to provide injury reports during the offseason, so Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was purposefully vague about the injury that kept rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter off the field at Tuesday’s OTA practice.

    • May 21, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields during training camp in 2012. File/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy on Shields: 'I wish Sam was here'

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy would like to see cornerback Sam Shields participating in the organized team activities.

    • May 21, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeremy Ross drops the ball on a second-quarter punt return against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Jan 12, 2013. File/USA Today Sports

    Ross wants to win return job

    Jeremy Ross said it took him one day to get over the muffed punt that cost the Green Bay Packers a touchdown in the NFC divisional playoff game in San Francisco in January.

    • May 21, 2013
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    Nixon finds his footing on defense

    James Nixon was bound for the UFL when the call finally came in.

    • May 20, 2013
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    Oklahoma State offensive lineman Lane Taylor, right, and coach Mike Gundy before the Senior Day game against Texas Tech at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., on Nov. 17, 2012. File/Getty Images

    Taylor gets top bonus among undrafted rookies

    The Green Bay Packers thought enough of Oklahoma State offensive lineman Lane Taylor to make him their highest-paid college free agent this offseason.

    • May 17, 2013
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    Defensive end Nate Palmer, right, now with the Green Bay Packers, had a big impact at Illinois State. Illinois State University photo

    Palmer leaves one-of-a-kind legacy at Illinois State

    Nate Palmer’s play, a mix of natural athleticism and football intelligence, translated into a positive first impression when he visited the Green Bay Packers.

    • May 17, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Mailbag: Please don't question McCarthy's job status

    I want to follow up on a question that Press-Gazette Media reporter Rob Demovsky received during his PackersNews.com reader chat on Wednesday.

    • May 16, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Mailbag: Why does Mason Crosby still have a job?

    It’s telling that the Green Bay Packers brought in some competition for Crosby for the first time since his rookie training camp in 2007.

    • May 15, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green talks to reporters at Lambeau Field before leaving on the team's Tailgate Tour on Tuesday morning. Weston Hodkiewicz/Press-Gazette Media

    Healthy Green welcomes competition from rookie RBs

    Looking back on a relatively quiet 2012 season, Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green admits he never was truly at 100 percent after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

    • May 14, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb talks to reporters outside Lambeau Field before boarding a bus for the team's Tailgate Tour on Tuesday morning. Scott Venci/Press-Gazette Media

    Cobb ready for bigger role on offense

    Randall Cobb’s ascent to the top of the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart last season couldn’t have come at a better time with Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson each battling injury, and Donald Driver showing his age.

    • May 14, 2013
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    Heading out from Lambeau Field on the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour on Tuesday morning were, from left, former Packers players Frank Winters and Aaron Taylor, running back Alex Green, cornerback Jarrett Bush, former Packers player Santana Dotson, wide receiver Randall Cobb, and Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Murphy: I could see Favre taking part in Tailgate Tour

    Every year since Brett Favre’s messy divorce from the Green Bay Packers in 2008, team president Mark Murphy has fielded all the questions from inquisitive fans.

    • May 14, 2013
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    Packers announce five signings; cut Roberson

    For the second consecutive year, the Packers signed five tryout players out of last weekend's rookie orientation camp.

    • May 13, 2013
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    Packers sign tryout LB Savage

    The Packers have signed New Mexico State linebacker Donte Savage after taking part in the team's rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis this past weekend.

    • May 13, 2013
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    Packers' Family Night scrimmage set for Aug. 3

    The Green Bay Packers’ 13th-annual 'Family Night' intrasquad scrimmage will take place Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets for the event are $10 and go on sale June 24 at 9 a.m.

    • May 13, 2013
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    Packers release LB Micah Johnson

    The Green Bay Packers have released linebacker Micah Johnson in a move designed to clear additional space for tryout signings, a league source told Press-Gazette Media on Monday morning.

    • May 13, 2013
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    Packers begin signing tryout players

    The Packers have started the process of signing tryout players following this weekend’s rookie orientation camp.

    • May 12, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Brown during rookie orientation camp practice in the Don Hutson Center on Friday. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy hopes to take 4 QBs into camp

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he’s content to proceed with four quarterbacks on the 90-man roster.

    • May 12, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga is looking at a switch to the left side, as is guard Josh Sitton. File/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy looks to improve line by moving Bulaga, Sitton

    The Green Bay Packers made an MVP-sized commitment to their future with the recent $110-million extension they doled out to Aaron Rodgers. Now, the team is taking steps to protect its investment.

    • May 12, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy during rookie orientation camp practice in the Don Hutson Center on Friday. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    McCarthy talks offensive line shift, rookie camp and Jolly

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Sunday to conclude the team’s weekend rookie orientation. Here are some highlights of his news conference.

    • May 12, 2013
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    Texas A&M center Patrick Lewis (61) prepares to snap the ball against Texas in a 2011 game in College Station, Texas. He's an undrafted rookie free agent with the Green Bay Packers. File/Getty Images

    Lewis takes lessons learned from Manziel into NFL

    One season after snapping balls to Johnny Manziel, college football’s best player, Patrick Lewis signed on to join the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line.

    • May 11, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers tackle J.C. Tretter during rookie orientation camp practice in the Don Hutson Center on Friday. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Tretter opens at RT but still could move inside

    J.C. Tretter, one of the Green Bay Packers’ two fourth-round draft picks on the offensive line this year, is playing right tackle at their rookie minicamp but still could end up an interior offensive lineman.

    • May 11, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers offensive linemen Andrew Datko, left, and David Bakhtiari during rookie orientation camp practice in the Don Hutson Center on Friday. Datko, a tackle last season, is working at guard. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Healthy Datko working at guard

    With his left shoulder back at full strength for months now, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Andrew Datko is working at left guard rather than his usual position of tackle at this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

    • May 11, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers running back Angelo Pease played for Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl last January. File/Getty Images

    Undrafted RB Pease catches McCarthy's eye

    Of the 57 rookie or first-year players taking part in this weekend’s rookie orientation, one individual in particular stood out to Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Friday.

    • May 11, 2013
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    Highlights of Mike McCarthy's news conference

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following the first day of rookie orientation on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:

    • May 10, 2013
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    Packers sign 9 of 11 draft picks, 9 rookie free agents

    As the Green Bay Packers opened rookie orientation camp on Friday afternoon, they announced the signing of nine of their 11 draft picks and nine undrafted rookie free agents.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers kicker Giorgio Tavecchio was in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers last season. File/Getty Images

    'Cordial' competition begins between Crosby, Tavecchio

    Taking a moment to briefly glance around the Green Bay Packers’ auxiliary locker room, Giorgio Tavecchio looks back at his locker and smiles.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, who starred at Alabama, shrugs off concerns about toe surgery he had more than a year ago. File/Getty Images

    Lacy unfazed by questions about his durability

    Eddie Lacy understands the toe-fusion surgery he had before his junior year at Alabama scared away a few potential NFL suitors. All that matters these days is the Green Bay Packers weren’t among them.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Running back Johnathan Franklin graduated from UCLA last June, so he's eligible to take part in the Green Bay Packers' OTAs and minicamp. File/Getty Images

    Franklin signs, says he's eligible for OTAs, minicamp

    The agent for fourth-round draft pick Johnathan Franklin said his client has signed with the Green Bay Packers.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers rookie defensive end Datone Jones speaks to reporters in the team's locker room at Lambeau Field on Friday morning. Mike Vandermause/Press-Gazette Media

    Datone Jones gets emotional at sight of Lambeau Field

    First-round draft choice Datone Jones arrived in Green Bay for the Packers' rookie orientation camp and said he got emotional when he caught his first glimpse of Lambeau Field.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers linebacker Sam Barrington, who played at South Florida. File/Getty Images

    Packers reach deals with Barrington, Palmer

    The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract with linebacker Sam Barrington, a seventh-round pick, according to a league source.

    • May 10, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson Woodson told the NFL Network on Thursday he’s open to playing for any team that’ll have him. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Woodson still hasn't heard from Packers

    After more than two months of inactivity, Charles Woodson has lowered his asking price for any potential NFL suitors.

    • May 9, 2013
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    Datone Jones Copyright Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography

    Jones eligible for offseason work, UCLA teammate Franklin not

    One of the Packers' top draft picks, Johnathan Franklin, has to miss all of the Packers’ remaining offseason work except this weekend’s mandatory minicamp because of the NFL’s graduation-related rules.

    • May 7, 2013
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    The first time Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers wore their blue and gold throwback uniforms, Dec. 5, 2010 vs. San Francisco, they went on to win the Super Bowl. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Packers donning throwback uniforms vs. Browns

    The blue and gold is coming back to Lambeau Field.

    • May 6, 2013
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    Coach Q&A: UCLA's McClure, Compton coach on Jones

    UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure and former Compton (Calif) High School coach Calvin Bryant chatted with Press-Gazette Media this past week about new Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones, the 26th-pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    • May 5, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson speaks Tuesday during the 2012 shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers shareholders meeting set for July 24

    The Packers will hold their annual shareholders meeting on July 24 at 11 a.m. inside Lambeau Field.

    • May 3, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga.

    Packers move Bulaga, Sitton to left side 'to protect QB's blindside'

    Bryan Bulaga and Josh Sitton are the Packers’ two best offensive linemen.

    • May 3, 2013
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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris returns an interception for a touchdown in overtime with Seattle Seahawks receiver Alex Bannister pursuit during the Jan. 4, 2004, NFC wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Al Harris will retire as a Packer

    Al Harris, who played cornerback in Green Bay from 2003 to 2009, said he will retire as a Packer.

    • May 1, 2013

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