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Old 05-24-2006, 05:51 PM    (permalink
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Johbur...do you by chance live in Hudson and play baseball?
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I hope are special teams can be at least decent this year.
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I hope are special teams can be at least decent this year.
Doubtful, at least in the kicking department. Punting is a big question mark as well. Coverage teams should be improved.
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Yea i think the same goes for our return game.
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I can't believe that people aren't more concerned with our offensive line situation. Sure, Colledge could be a player, and maybe Spitz can start, but we have three runningbacks coming off of injury and Favre isn't getting any younger. We have a very questionable offensive line, in my opinion.

The offensive line was the biggest reason Green struggled early last season and it was one of the main reasons Favre stuggled so much throughout the year. While kicker and wide receiver may be areas of concern, offensive line is by far the Packers' biggest area of concern going into the season.
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I can't believe that people aren't more concerned with our offensive line situation. Sure, Colledge could be a player, and maybe Spitz can start, but we have three runningbacks coming off of injury and Favre isn't getting any younger. We have a very questionable offensive line, in my opinion.

The offensive line was the biggest reason Green struggled early last season and it was one of the main reasons Favre stuggled so much throughout the year. While kicker and wide receiver may be areas of concern, offensive line is by far the Packers' biggest area of concern going into the season.
We have two very solid tackles in Tauscher and Clifton. Guards are questionable but have the potential to be great (Coston/Colledge). Scott Wells should be solid in the center. We have the talent, it's all about how the players come together and work as a cohesive unit. Wide receiver simply lacks talent. Aside from Driver, we have no proven receivers.
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I can't believe that people aren't more concerned with our offensive line situation. Sure, Colledge could be a player, and maybe Spitz can start, but we have three runningbacks coming off of injury and Favre isn't getting any younger. We have a very questionable offensive line, in my opinion.

The offensive line was the biggest reason Green struggled early last season and it was one of the main reasons Favre stuggled so much throughout the year. While kicker and wide receiver may be areas of concern, offensive line is by far the Packers' biggest area of concern going into the season.
We have two very solid tackles in Tauscher and Clifton. Guards are questionable but have the potential to be great (Coston/Colledge). Scott Wells should be solid in the center. We have the talent, it's all about how the players come together and work as a cohesive unit. Wide receiver simply lacks talent. Aside from Driver, we have no proven receivers.
I agree that wide receiver lacks talent, but the Packers are going to get the tight ends involved much more this season so Favre will be able to find receivers that are good enough. The offensive line is much more important in what the offense wants to do this season and if there are any more injuries, then the Packers are going to be in real trouble.
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Klemm is nursing his knee, so the tackle rotation looks a little thin. The interior line looks just fine for this upcoming year. Colledge did very well in minicamps and OTAs. Coston looked good, and Spitz showed his versatility in working both C and RG.
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mccarthy sucked, look how the niners offense did.
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mccarthy sucked, look how the niners offense did.
And look at the talent he had to work with. Alex Smith to Brandon Lloyd isn't exactly a deadly combination. Not to mention Kevan Barlow running behind that god-awful offensive line. McCarthy is definitely unproven as a head coach, but he definitely has some success developing quarterbacks so I'm willing to see what he can do in the hot seat. At worst he'll help develop Aaron Rodgers.
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mccarthy sucked, look how the niners offense did.
And we'll see how the 49ers offense does without him, you guys have no talent on offense besides Vernon Davis. Last year you guys had none so no matter who the coach was, I don't care if he was Vince Lombardi or Bill Bellicheck. Your offense wasn't going anywhere.
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And we'll see how the 49ers offense does without him, you guys have no talent on offense besides Vernon Davis. Last year you guys had none so no matter who the coach was, I don't care if he was Vince Lombardi or Bill Bellicheck. Your offense wasn't going anywhere.
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I think it is th O-line. WR could use so help aswell but Driver should be able to take most of the catches.
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New for 2006, Mike McCarthy and the Packers will practice under the lights on Clarke Hinkle Field eight times this summer. The first of those night practices, a "Friday Night Lights" session July 28, kicks off the four-week camp and the Packers' preparations for McCarthy's first season as Head Coach.

Packers TC opens July 28th, so we'll get to see who stays and who goes soon.
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UNIT-BY-UNIT ANALYSIS

QUARTERBACKS: Starter — Brett Favre. Backups — Aaron Rodgers, Ingle Martin, Brian Wrobel, Tom Arth.

Provided his home schooling went well in the month preceding the start of training camp, Favre is poised to make amends for his career-worst, 29-interception season last year. Physically, the 36-year-old Favre is as spry as ever and hasn't lost any zip on his throws. His biggest challenge in his 15th year as the team's starter will be processing the new terminology in the West Coast offense incorporated by first-year head coach Mike McCarthy. Favre still will take chances, but the no-nonsense McCarthy, a QB guru who worked with Favre in 1999, won't hesitate to rein him in if there's a carryover from 2005. Keeping Favre healthy yet another season figures to be critical because heir apparent Rodgers, the team's first-round draft pick last year, still has to prove he can sufficiently run the offense. He was inconsistent in off-season workouts and didn't distinguish himself when he had ample opportunity to direct the No. 1 unit on the sporadic days Favre wasn't present. Martin, a fifth-round pick this year, has a live arm and should stick as the No. 3 guy with the possibility of challenging Rodgers once Favre calls it quits.

RUNNING BACKS: Starters — HB Ahman Green, FB William Henderson. Backups — HB Najeh Davenport, Samkon Gado, Noah Herron, Arliss Beach; FB Vonta Leach, A.J. Cooper.

Green, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, is the starter when he returns, but there's no telling how soon that will be in camp. He likely won't get his first taste of contact since being felled by a torn quadriceps tendon nine months ago until mid-August. The jury is out on how much Green has left to offer once he's deemed healthy because age (29) is working against him and he averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry prior to the injury last season. Uncertainty also hangs over Davenport, who's been anything but durable his first four years in the league. He should be ready at the outset of camp after recuperating from a broken ankle sustained early last season. Gado had his moments of brilliance as an undrafted rookie in a fill-in role the second half of last season, but he's not featured-back material in the new zone-blocking scheme. Herron adapted better to making the required reads and will push Gado for a roster spot. Henderson, at 35, refuses to relinquish the fullback job. Undrafted rookie Cooper, a converted tight end, catches the ball better than incumbent backup Leach.

TIGHT ENDS: Starter — Bubba Franks. Backups — Donald Lee, David Martin, Tory Humphrey, Zac Alcorn.

The tight ends won't be purely window dressing in McCarthy's version of the West Coast. For Franks, coming off an injury-marred season, that means topping his career-best numbers of 54 catches for 442 yards in 2002 should be doable, even if his forte will remain as a red-zone threat. Lee was one of the few receivers who earned Favre's trust last year, catching 33 passes, and knows how to get open between the 20s. The underachieving Martin has managed to keep a job for five years in Green Bay, but there's no guarantee he'll stay for a sixth, especially with the intriguing Humphrey and undrafted rookie Alcorn making strides in the off-season.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters — Donald Driver, Robert Ferguson. Backups — Rod Gardner, Marc Boerigter, Greg Jennings, Cory Rodgers, Chad Lucas, Ruvell Martin, Leo Bookman.

McCarthy plans to give Favre as many weapons as possible and keep six receivers when camp breaks in late August. Other than the dependable Driver, who was rewarded with a four-year, $17 million contract extension in May, Favre can't be sure of what he'll have at his disposal. There's a huge void to be filled in the starting lineup after the Packers caved in to Pro Bowler Javon Walker's trade demand and jettisoned their deep threat to Denver on the first day of the draft. Ferguson gets the early nod to jump up to No. 2, but the second-round pick in 2001 has failed in previous years to establish himself as a starter and he just as easily could be cut by camp's conclusion. Former first-round draftee Gardner was re-signed after being a serviceable late-season pickup last year. Free-agent addition Boerigter, likewise, brings a veteran presence to a young corps and is a tall target for Favre. It might not be long before Jennings, taken in the second round this year, joins Driver in the lineup. The Western Michigan product is on the short side at 5-foot-11, but he's quick out of his breaks and has adjusted well to the complexities of the pro level. Lucas has to get his legs back under him after starring in NFL Europe during the spring. The 6-4 Martin, a first-year player, jumped out in off-season workouts with his pass-catching ability.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Starters — LT Chad Clifton, LG Daryn Colledge, C Scott Wells, RG Jason Spitz, RT Mark Tauscher. Backups — T Adrian Klemm, Will Whitticker, Tony Moll; G Junius Coston; C Chris White.

At least the Packers won't have to address the perimeter of the line, where they're set for a seventh season with Clifton and Tauscher as the bookends. Clifton missed all off-season workouts after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery but will be cleared for the start of camp. The interior of the line will be under the gun, where two rookies (Colledge and Spitz) could be starting. Colledge, a second-round pick, has settled in at left guard since the post-draft minicamp and reminds some of ex-Packer Mike Wahle for his athleticism, know-how and feisty attitude. Still, Colledge is playing guard for the first time after starting at left tackle for four years at Boise State. At about 315 pounds, Spitz is on the heavy side for what the coaches would like in their inside guys for the zone-blocking scheme, but the third-round draftee plays with a mean streak and has the nod over Coston entering camp. Wells is undersized at 6-2 and about 300 pounds, but his agility and leverage on blocks and intelligence make him a good fit to replace free-agent departure Mike Flanagan at center. Klemm and the hefty Whitticker, the starting guards at the outset of last season, have a fight on their hands to make the team. The season-ending loss of tackle/guard Kevin Barry to a ruptured quadriceps in May impacts the depth of the unit.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Starters — LDE Aaron Kampman, RDE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DT Ryan Pickett, DT Cullen Jenkins. Backups — DE Michael Montgomery, Dave Tollefson; DT Corey Williams, Colin Cole, Kenderick Allen, Kenny Peterson, Johnny Jolly, Jerome Nichols.

Pickett was one of the team's few noteworthy off-season acquisitions. The former first-rounder bolted St. Louis in free agency for a four-year, $14 million contract that included $5 million in bonus money to fill the wide gap inside when the Packers chose not to re-sign Grady Jackson. Pickett, though, was dealing with weight issues in the off-season and acknowledged that he had to shed about 10 pounds to get under 320. The lighter, the better because Pickett has pass-rushing capabilities to go with his proven run-stopping prowess. He's part of a stout interior that has numerous combination possibilities that will include Jenkins, Williams, Cole and Allen, formerly of the New York Giants who was a late signee in free agency. Peterson, an interchangeable lineman who has contributed mostly from the tackle spot, is on the bubble to make the team. Kampman is the heart and soul of the line and was rewarded with a four-year, $21 million deal with $8 million in bonuses as an unrestricted free agent. The team's pass rush, though, languished last year with only 35 sacks and just eight by specialist Gbaja-Biamila. Since he's a liability against the run, new coordinator Bob Sanders will give consideration to using Gbaja-Biamila strictly on passing downs. That would allow the lengthy Montgomery to get on the field in early situations.

LINEBACKERS: Starters — WLB A.J. Hawk, MLB Nick Barnett, SLB Ben Taylor. Backups — Roy Manning, Brady Poppinga, Abdul Hodge, Tracy White, Kurt Campbell.

The strength of the defense figures to lie here. The team surrounded Barnett, its enforcer his first three years in the league, with an equal by taking Hawk fifth overall in the draft and adding the gritty Taylor in free agency. As expected, Hawk adjusted well to his indoctrination to the pro game in the off-season workouts he was able to attend as he juggled completing his studies at Ohio State. He's a natural playmaker, and Sanders is inclined to have him on the field on a full-time basis, along with Barnett. Taylor, formerly of Cleveland, emerged as the top candidate to start on the strong side. He's well-versed at all three positions in the 4-3 scheme and is coming off his first injury-free season. Manning, Poppinga and White also will challenge for the job, though Poppinga is iffy to participate in camp as he continues to recover from a late-season ACL injury. Hodge, a third-round pick, enters camp as the understudy to Barnett. Like Hawk, Hodge has been a quick study with a nose for the football and could give Sanders pause about moving Barnett outside in order to get a second rookie in the lineup.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters — LCB Charles Woodson, RCB Al Harris, FS Nick Collins, SS Marquand Manuel. Backups — CB Ahmad Carroll, Jason Horton, Mike Hawkins, Patrick Dendy, Jerron Wishom, Will Blackmon, Therrian Fontenot; S Mark Roman, Marviel Underwood, Tyrone Culver, Tra Boger, Atari Bigby.

The Packers have perhaps the best shutdown tandem in the league after signing four-time Pro Bowler Woodson to a seven-year contract worth more than $39 million in free agency to pair with Harris. However, most of the off-season workouts didn't include the two veterans. Woodson was jet-setting overseas and didn't bother participating in any of the voluntary practices, thus putting into question whether the talented, yet eccentric former Oakland Raider is committed to resurrecting a career marred by injury issues the last few years. Harris, meanwhile, deliberately skipped the non-mandatory workouts because he's demanding a new contract and has gone so far to threaten being a no-show for camp. The prolonged absences of the two high-profile players meant valuable reps for a stable of young cornerbacks, including Carroll, the demoted 2004 first-round pick who's resigned to playing nickel back. Roman, conversely, wasn't warm to the free-agent signing of Manuel, whose five-year, $10 million inheritance signaled a change at strong safety. Roman, though, will be given an opportunity to win the job back in camp, which could spell the difference between him sticking with the team and possibly being released. Collins left little doubt as a tenacious rookie starter last year that he's a keeper at free safety.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Kickers — Billy Cundiff, Dave Rayner. Punters — B.J. Sander, Jon Ryan. Long snapper — Rob Davis. Punt returners — Cory Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson, Robert Ferguson. Kick returners — Jennings, Samkon Gado, Najeh Davenport, Ahmad Carroll.

Two of the bigger battles in camp will involve the kickers and the punters. The Packers must replace their all-time leading scorer, Ryan Longwell, who pulled a Benedict Arnold and signed with division rival Minnesota in free agency. His proficiency notwithstanding, Longwell's rarely rivaled skill of handling inclement conditions late in the season is a huge loss. Dallas castoff Cundiff has a strong leg, but his accuracy (73.2 percent) isn't close to being in Longwell's league. Rayner, a onetime standout at Michigan State, handled kickoffs for Indianapolis last season but has attempted only one field goal in an NFL game. The competition will sort itself out in the preseason games, though another kicker could be added by the end of camp. As for the punters, Canadian Football League import Ryan outperformed incumbent Sander in the off-season workouts. Ryan's strength is his distance, but he must improve on his get-off and hang times to solidify the job. Sander, who doesn't have a strong leg, faces an uphill climb to earn a reprieve and try to make amends for his disastrous first season kicking last year. Whoever wins the punting battle likely will be the holder on kicks as well, although quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Ruvell Martin have been working on it. Rookies Cory Rodgers and Jennings factor heavily in the return game after the team didn't retain the pedestrian Antonio Chatman.
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Building Roster Is A Numbers Game

by Mike Spofford, Packers.com
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While the upcoming Packers training camp will focus on getting the team ready for the 16-game season that begins September 10, it will simultaneously build the final roster of the 2006 Packers.

The latter exercise is a numbers game that is likely to have some tough decisions at its conclusion for General Manager Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

The Packers currently have 93 players on the roster and will open training camp on Friday. (The team is above the NFL roster limit of 80 for the start of camp because of unsigned draft picks and exemptions for players who participated in NFL Europe.)

The first roster cut, down to 75 players (with no more NFL Europe exemptions) must be made on Aug. 29, the day after the third preseason game. The final cut to 53 players must happen by 3 p.m. on Sept. 2, the day after the fourth and final preseason game.

That's a total of 40 players who will not be on the final roster six weeks from now, and many of them aren't going to leave without a fight. Injuries will always factor into final decisions, but competition for roster spots, as well as starting spots, is just what Thompson and McCarthy have been aiming for to help the Packers rebound from their 4-12 mark in 2005.

Here is a position-by-position breakdown of what the roster looks like and some areas to keep an eye on as training camp opens. (Note: The first number after each position is the number of players currently on the roster. In parentheses is how many were on the 53-man roster for the regular-season opener last year.)

Quarterback - 5 (3)
Brett Favre attended the majority of offseason workouts to help learn the new terminology of McCarthy's version of the West Coast offense as quickly as possible.

Many eyes in the preseason games will be on backup Aaron Rodgers, who will look to improve upon his game performances from his rookie season.

Fifth-round draft pick Ingle Martin went from a big-time recruit at the University of Florida to a record-setter at small-town Furman University and is an intriguing prospect.

Running back - 10 (5)
Excluding fullbacks for the moment, there are six running backs vying for probably three or four spots, but how this position shapes up will depend largely on health.

Ahman Green (torn quad tendon) and Najeh Davenport (broken ankle) are coming back from severe injuries and are expected to return sometime during camp, though perhaps not at the beginning. Samkon Gado and Noah Herron proved to be valuable pickups last year, and Chaz Williams was a rookie free agent who got hurt in camp last August and spent all of 2005 on injured reserve.

The veterans at fullback are William Henderson and Vonta Leach, with small-college rookies Ben Brown (Tabor) and A.J. Cooper (North Dakota St.) the challengers.

How many total running backs will be kept could depend on the demands of the new zone-blocking scheme, and whether any of the backs are versatile enough to play running back and fullback. Herron took some snaps at both spots during the June organized team activities (OTAs).

Tight end - 5 (3)
In his address to the team's shareholders on July 19, Thompson noted this may be the team's strongest position with Bubba Franks, David Martin and Donald Lee leading the group. Of the challengers, Tory Humphrey was on the Packers' practice squad late last season and was activated for the final game.

Wide receiver - 12 (5)
This is by far the most wide open position coming into camp, with the only sure thing being Donald Driver as the No. 1. After that, Robert Ferguson, Rod Gardner and Marc Boerigter are the only receivers with legitimate NFL experience, but that doesn't mean their spots are set in stone.

Draft picks Greg Jennings and Cory Rodgers will be worth watching in their first NFL training camp with playing time seemingly there for the taking. Among the other challengers, Chad Lucas, Ruvell Martin and Vince Butler finished 2005 on the Packers' practice squad, with Lucas leading NFL Europe in touchdown catches and making the all-league team this spring. Leo Bookman has attracted some attention for his speed.

Offensive line - 14 (10)
The interest here isn't so much who will make the team, but who will ultimately earn one starting guard position and how quickly the revamped unit can come together.

Second-year pro Junius Coston and rookie third-round draft choice Jason Spitz are vying for the starting job at right guard, and the two went back-and-forth during the mini-camps and OTAs working with the first unit.

The winner of that battle is expected to join veteran tackles Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton, center Scott Wells and rookie guard Daryn Colledge in the starting unit up front.

The season-ending injury to Kevin Barry (torn quad tendon) has necessitated the youth movement and hurt the overall depth, but fifth-round pick Tony Moll has the versatility to play tackle or guard, Will Whitticker and Adrian Klemm appear to be moving from guard (where they played last year) to backup tackle spots, and center Chris White made the 53-man roster last season as an undrafted rookie.

Defensive line - 14 (9)
Aside from tight end, this position got probably the strongest endorsement from Thompson at the shareholders' meeting. The depth on the roster right now is impressive, but that also means there isn't a spot for everyone who may be capable of contributing.

If it's assumed the returning players who notched the most starts last year (Aaron Kampman, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Cullen Jenkins) and the most notable free-agent acquisitions (Ryan Pickett and Kenderick Allen) will make the final roster, that still leaves a significant log jam for the other spots among several draft picks and other noteworthy free agent signees.

Kenny Peterson (2003), Corey Williams ('04), Michael Montgomery ('05), Johnny Jolly ('06) and Dave Tollefson ('06) all have been drafted by Green Bay in the past four years, while part-time 2005 starter Colin Cole was signed two years ago and Jerome Nichols (who made the all-NFL Europe team by tying for the league lead in sacks) were picked up this year.

There simply isn't room for them all, and it's possible someone, or more than one, on this list may be good enough to make another team's roster in 2006.

Linebacker - 11 (6)
Thompson believes this area went "from a position of concern to a position of strength" in the offseason and the group has a chance to be "remarkable."

As of now, the starters are Nick Barnett in the middle, first-round pick A.J. Hawk on the weak side, and free-agent pickup Ben Taylor on the strong side. But there should be some depth behind them as well.

Third-round pick Abdul Hodge is expected to contribute in some fashion, Roy Manning played in nearly every game last year, 2005 seventh-round pick Kurt Campbell spent all of last year on injured reserve, and Tracy White was another veteran free-agent pickup like Taylor.

The wild card in the mix is promising second-year pro Brady Poppinga, who sustained a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament late last season but is reportedly way ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation. If he's healthy enough to hold a roster spot at the end of training camp, which seemed like wishful thinking a few months ago, this unit will look even better than it did right after the draft and the competition for the final spots will be fierce.

Defensive back - 16 (9)
The sheer volume of secondary players on the roster now is startling, but it should make for some spirited battles.

The projected starters heading into camp are returnees Al Harris and Nick Collins at one corner and safety spot, respectively, and free-agent acquisitions Charles Woodson and Marquand Manuel at the others. Third-year pro Ahmad Carroll performed well in mini-camps and OTAs and is probably the leading candidate for the nickel slot.

Beyond that, players will be watched closely to see who emerges. Veteran Mark Roman has started 31 of 32 games his two years in Green Bay, 2005 draft picks Marviel Underwood and Mike Hawkins will look to continue their development, 2006 draft picks Will Blackmon and Tyrone Culver will see their first live NFL action (though Blackmon is recovering from a broken foot suffered in the spring), and third-year pro Jason Horton will look to rebound from a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve last November.

There may not be enough room for all of them, let alone when you add in four free-agent pickups from last year (Patrick Dendy, Atari Bigby, Therrian Fontenot and Jerron Wishom) who were all on the roster at season's end.

As will be the case at linebacker, the final roster spots at defensive back will be at a premium and may be determined by which players can provide the most help on special teams.

Specialists - 6 (3)
Rob Davis is headed for his 10th season as the Packers' long snapper.

But competition is open at kicker between Billy Cundiff and Dave Rayner, while the same is true at punter between Jon Ryan and B.J. Sander. Cundiff and Ryan currently hold the edge in those battles, but at these positions it's never out of the question that the players who ultimately get the jobs aren't even on the roster yet.
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wide out is fine i think
i dont like Bubba Franks unless were in the red zone
i wish we could have gotten aj hawk and Vernon davis
i wish we got LaVar then we could have gotten Vernon
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TE is a pretty stong position on the packers IMO.
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TE was mentioned by TT as one of the most solid groups. Donald Lee could get 50 catches this year as he'll be in TC with Brett. Bubba 35-50. Martin 15-25, if he stays healthy. I would not be surprised if our TE corp gets 100 catches combined, along with 12-14 TDs.

Anyways, Mark Roman cut, as predicted. Garrett Cross, Chaz Williams and Tom Arth also cut, but I thought they'd be given a look in TC. Getting cut this early makes it hard for them to get on the practice squad, IMO. That's three on my practice squad who very likely will not be with the team, this year. I was hoping Chaz would have gotten a look as he scored 60 TDs in college.
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People are going to sleep on Greg Jennings. I've followed him his whole career and think he can be something. I don't ever expect him to be a #1 but he will be a very solid #2 for years to come. He kind of reminds me of a Deion Branch. He doesn't do anything exceptional, but he does everything right.
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People are going to sleep on Greg Jennings. I've followed him his whole career and think he can be something. I don't ever expect him to be a #1 but he will be a very solid #2 for years to come. He kind of reminds me of a Deion Branch. He doesn't do anything exceptional, but he does everything right.
I agree i think he can be a really solid WR.
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