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New GM Brian Gutekunst and Packers Use Pre-Draft Visits to Bring in Top Names

In prior years, Packers general manager Ted Thompson used his allotted 30 pre-draft invitations to the Packers’ facility mostly on undrafted free agent types, refusing to tip off the competition on what he might be doing in the early and middle rounds of the draft. New general manager Brian Gutekunst has changed all that and […]

Packers Trade Up in the 5th to Take QB Brett Hundley

Packers G.M. Ted Thompson did something he rarely ever does — trade up — to take UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. The Packers gave up their fifth-round pick (166 overall) and seventh round pick (247) to move up in the fifth round to take Hundley, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “It’s awesome,” Hundley […]

Sam Shields Gets Pay Day; Four-Year $39 Million

The Green Bay Packers retained one more player before he was able to hit the market on Tuesday. The Packers have signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal on Saturday evening. This comes in when many thought that Shields was going to test the open market when in reality, it looked as […]

Receiver James Jones Wants To Stay With Packers

Impending free agent wide receiver James Jones wants to re-sign with the Packers according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I’m not one of those guys who goes home and says I’m worth 30, 40 million,” Jones said. “We’ll see what happens when the market comes.” The Packers aren’t going to pay soon-to-be 30-year-old […]

Playing Devil’s Advocate: 3 Reasons Why the Packers Should Draft Offense

What better way to endear myself to Packers Gab readers in my first post than to suggest the Packers spend a high draft pick on an offensive position? Right? Hello? Well, more specifically, I’m talking about the running back position. Here’s why: 1. The running game has been treading water longer than the defense has […]

Barnett Told by Thompson He Will be Released

Linebacker Nick Barnett of the Packers tweets that general manager Ted Thompson told him this morning he would be released. Barnett also tweeted “Thanks for the great 8 years. Very blessed 2 be apart of such a great tradition and great fans.” The 30-year-old from Oregon State has been with the club since he was […]

Packers With Lots of Decisions to Make Come 2012

While Ted Thompson is no doubt having a difficult time these days deciding whether or not to re-sign free agents such as WR James Jones, OLG Daryn Colledge and RB Brandon Jackson, among others, it could seem like a walk in the park compared to the challenging free-agent decisions the Packers’ GM might be forced […]

Packers: Draft Grades Review

Legendary senior writer jclombardi reviews Packers draft grades. GRADES (1) Sports Xchange (Rang)—A. Packers protected QB Rodgers up front with versatile offensive tackle Sherrod in the first round and a variety of dynamic pass-catchers. UK Cobb was the most versatile weapon in the draft, HAW RB Green is a powerful runner with underrated speed and hands, & TE Williams is […]