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Lots to get to from the league meetings down in Phoenix, and our Ryan Wood has it all covered.
Ted Thompson spoke with reporters Monday and indicated that while the challenge of replacing seven departed free agents is significant, it’s one that he and his staff won’t shy away from.
Thompson also addressed the state of his running backs and alluded to adding a few more bodies at the position.
Ryan gave me his takeaways from his time with Thompson:
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who played with new Packers tight end Martellus Bennett in Chicago, told Ryan that Aaron Rodgers now has “an exotic car” to drive.
“He doesn’t give up tendencies,” Marshall said, “because he can block. He’s probably the best blocking tight end in the business. So that’s a plus. I would think he’s actually better at that than at being a receiving tight end, and we all know how special he is as a pass catcher.
“Aaron Rodgers has an exotic car, and pull him out and do whatever you want with him, and he’ll be ready.”
New York Giants co-owner John Mara apparently has offered to pay for the hole in the Lambeau Field hallway wall caused by Odell Beckham Jr. in January, but has yet to receive a bill.
Rob Demovsky writes on Mark Murphy’s free-agency takeaways:
The Packers are faring well in the latest offseason power rankings:
The latest “Being Ted Thompson” post is up at Cheesehead TV. These are not to be missed:
As usual, Cliff Christl takes a fascinating look at a moment in Packers history:
Speaking of Packers history, though they’ll be moving to Las Vegas, the Oakland Raiders will always hold a special place in the heart of many Packers fans:
Yes, NFL owners made it official Monday.
The NFL has moved into Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Is London next?
The NFL schedule is nearing a potential release date: