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We start with Michael Cohen’s latest on Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark, who seems poised to become a full-time starter in his second year.
Clark’s growth between now and September takes on greater importance after the announcement of a four-game suspension for Guion, who was flagged for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. A four-game suspension is triggered by a positive test for an anabolic agent or stimulant, according to the policy.
Even without the suspension, Clark was in position to challenge Guion for a starting spot next season, and there's a chance the coaches already may have viewed him as the front runner. Now, Clark is virtually assured of beginning the season alongside Daniels in whatever formation the Packers use.
Todd McMahon brings us the story of Rose Arbes, a 100-year-old Packers fan, who isn't big on the current general manager.
She isn’t a fan of Ted Thompson and blames the general manager for costing the Packers another league title when he traded Favre before the 2008 season.
“That year, Brett Favre had the best team around him. They would have won (the Super Bowl),” Arbes declared. “I’ve held it against (Thompson) since then.”
Now a century wiser, Rose Arbes isn’t optimistic about the Packers’ prospects going into next season after they almost advanced to the Super Bowl earlier this year.
“I don’t think they’re going to do pretty good … because (Thompson) doesn’t know how to buy,” she said, referring to the GM’s reputation for not spending on free agents.
Read the whole thing. Rose sounds like a true gem.
Bob McGinn has the numbers on the Davon House deal:
Elsewhere, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that linebacker Joe Thomas has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender:
Sounds like Martellus Bennett is hard at work on some new Packers history-centric merch:
Over at Cheesehead TV, Cory Jennerjohn makes the case for Ty Montgomery as a three-down back:
Andrew Brandt has a few thoughts on Ted Thompson in his latest column:
ACME Packing Company looks at the reported interest the Packers have in Josh Hill’s comeback attempt:
The Power Sweep looks at the possibility of the Packers going after Darrelle Revis:
Bill Huber has an interesting poll up regarding the Packers potentially selecting Joe Mixon in the draft:
This post over at Total Frat Move has some NSFW language in it, but it’s a fascinating look at an infamous former Packers quarterback:
The Competition Committee will be proposing rules changes at the owners meetings next week. A few of the proposals have started to leak out:
We are deep in the heart of mock draft season. Why are they so popular? Really interesting post over at The MMQB: