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Top 10 Packers News stories of 2014
It's time to reflect.
We ran the numbers and compiled a list of what you, our readers, clicked on the most in 2014.
In a year that included both good and bad, from injuries to good-luck beards, here's a look at our top stories from the past year.
WestonHodkiewicz wrote that there may soon come a time when the fullback position becomes extinct in the NFL. That time, however, is clearly not now. John Kuhn stayed with the Packers for another season.
While M.D. Jennings was on his way out, the Packers had set up visits with two free agents: Defensive lineman Al Woods, who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers the last four years, and tight end Owen Daniels, who was cut by the Houston Texans and had played in college at Wisconsin.
And who were those two players? Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers, of course. Matthews came in at No. 5 and Rodgers at No. 17 on a list that was topped by New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker.
Jermichael Finley filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy, which could be paid out Oct. 20 – one year to the day after he suffered a scary injury that required spinal fusion surgery.
According to Pete Dougherty, it's time to state the obvious: The Green Bay Packers need to make A.J. Hawk a backup.
An NFL source said in March the Seattle Seahawks failed tight end Jermichael Finley on his physical during his visit to the team. Finley is currently a free agent and has since filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy.
After Aaron Rodgers feel to the ground following a pass, Ndamukong Suh appeared to accidentally back up and step on Rodgers' ankle. It then appeared Suh took another step back on purpose and stepped on Rodgers again, before pushing off on Rodgers' lower leg and walking away.
The Packers announced their 53-man roster in August. Among the biggest announcements – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both made the cut.
At his season-ending news conference in January, coach Mike McCarthy made clear what he thinks ails the Green Bay Packers' defense.
After Aaron Rodgers pulled his beard during Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, Jeremy Wilcox quickly became an Internet sensation. Despite not being publicly known until nearly the end of December, Wilcox and his beard became our most-read story of 2014.
Jeremy Wilcox, whose company is a Lambeau Field contractor for the Green Bay Packers, caused a social media stir when FOX Sports TV cameras caught Rodgers tugging the man's beard right before he re-entered Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media