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Packers: Training Camp Headlines

Legendary senior writer jclombardi highlights training camp headlines.

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McCarthy Preaches Focus In Meeting: This message was nearly five months in the making. Charlie Peprah assured the coach’s point was made. Recalling the meeting a few hours later, Peprah used the word “mind-set” seven times in two minutes. That’s the key to repeating as Super Bowl champions. “We’re not defending anything,” the safety said. 

Fans can consider the Packers’ prospects to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy is not changed by success, but….

Focus on Packers rookies at NFL training camp.

TE Jermichael Finley looks greats expecting big season. See Finley’s photo gallery.

Training Camp Notebook: First Day Highlights (GBPG).

Training Camp Notes: First Day Highlights (Jsonline).

ESPN North Blog: Training Camp Notes.

SI Banks: Postcard from Packers camp.

Fans can review photos from the first Packers training camp practice. K Crosby and LB Desmond Bishop videos.

Packers fans at the Packers training camp turn out in numbers to greet Super Bowl champs.

A Rare And Revealing GM Thompson Press Conference: GM Thompson’s press conferences are known for being question and answer briefings without many answers, but he was different last night. 

GM Thompson’s press conference highlights.            

BREAKING NEWS: Free agent WR James Jones agreed to 3 year deal back with Packers. Reached by phone, agent Bauer admitted that Rodgers and Driver really pressed Packers management to re-sign Jones. You’ll never get GM Ted Thompson to admit a player influenced his decision to re-sign a player, but Jones is a popular teammate and with the Eagles acquiring cornerbacks Nnmadi Asmougha and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, you had to wonder if the coaches felt they needed him back. “I don’t know many quarterbacks who could have done that other than Peyton Manning,” Bauer said. “He and Driver really stepped up. That’s rare for a quarterback and receiver to do that. That’s really neat. James is really excited about coming back. He’s very happy.”  Jones told Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee this afternoon that he signed a three-year contract to return to the Packers. “The process has been crazy,” Jones told Wilde. “I’m glad it’s over, glad I’m back with the Packers.”

BREAKING NEWS: FB John Kuhn’s agent Kevin Gold says Kuhn has agreed to a three-year deal that will make him “one of the top (paid) fullbacks in the league.”

BREAKING NEWS: Free agent LB Barnett signed a three years and  $12 million deal with Buffalo Bills.

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