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Bigby signs tender: Packers’ safety Atari Bigby signs restricted free agent contract and will report to Packers’ training camp.

Packers by position:  Uphill battle for Packers’ injury prone DE Harrell, but four defensive linemen are locks to make it: Pickett, Raji, Jenkins and second-round draft pick Neal.  DL: The more you can do.  LBs: As good as advertised? Running back Grant on prowl for more big runs.  Hopefully, Grant, Starks, Jackson, Johnson, and Kuhn or Hall on the final roster.  Offensive line: Coaches confident unit can improve.

Shareholders meeting: Thursday, Packers’ shareholders gather at Lambeau Field to hear from Packers’ management and coaches.  Also, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will speak to them.

Training camp preview:  Popular Super Bowl pick–one of the league’s deepest rosters. Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports have tabbed Green Bay as early favorites to win the NFC.  End of road for Driver?  Year two of Capers’ 3-4 scheme–system was a success in year one. With 2009 first-round picks B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews entering their second years, it’s scary to think how good the unit will be in 2010.

Favre watch: Brett Favre was ‘done’ in January, but now he waits Brett Favre Watch 2010: Track the QB’s path back to Vikings.  Favre jokes about playing ’til he’s 50, but  TP is not amused about it.

Qs & As with LB Obiozor: GBN’s nice interview with potential OLB Obiozor.

Lone unsigned draftee: Packers round 1 offensive tackle Bulaga.

Amusing Vikings pieceVikings columnist makes fun of King picking the Packers to go to the Super Bowl.

Harry Galbreath dies: Harry Galbreath, a former offensive lineman for the Dolphins, Packers and Jets, has died.  He was 45.

Roster Rankings: Scout does part 13.  Read with amusement.


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