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Date: Team: Pos:

Packers re-signed exclusive rights free agent S Chris Banjo to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

Banjo spent the majority of 2014 on Green Bay's practice squad. He'll compete for one of the Packers’ final roster spots. With Micah Hyde and Sean Richardson locked into backup roles, Banjo will remain limited to special teams.
Apr 17 - 6:31 PM

Packers signed QB Matt Blanchard.

Blanchard (6'3/225) has an above-average arm but hasn't appeared in a regular season game since entering the league as a 2012 UDFA out of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He slides in as the No. 3 behind Aaron Rodgers and Scott Tolzien.
Apr 15 - 1:19 PM

Packers re-signed FB John Kuhn to a one-year, $870,000 contract.

Kuhn's minimum contract includes a workout and Pro Bowl bonus. He's coming off a first-team All-Pro season. The man affectionately known as "Kuuuuhhhhhhhnnnnnn" posted a 24-85-1 rushing line on fullback dives.
Apr 13 - 12:57 PM

Packers matched the Raiders' one-year, $2.55 million offer sheet to S Sean Richardson.

Richardson, a 2012 UDFA, has started zero career games and been mere depth for the Packers for the last three seasons. But the Packers like to keep their own (and value his sizable special teams contributions), and they've blocked the Raiders from signing a guy they clearly wanted. So Richardson is back in Green Bay as a backup to Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix once again. Micah Hyde is also in the picture as the No. 3 safety.
Apr 13 - 12:00 PM

Packers third-year ILB Sam Barrington called the Green Bay defense "my defense."

With ILBs Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk gone, it leaves Barrington atop the depth chart. He started nine games last season, including the final seven, receiving positive marks for his coverage from Pro Football Focus, but struggling badly against the run. Green Bay figures to address the position in the draft.
Apr 12 - 11:17 AM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't expect the Packers to match Oakland's one-year, $2.55 million offer for S Sean Richardson.

Richardson was limited to special teams last season, playing only 135 defensive snaps. With Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix locked in as starters, he wouldn't return as more than a sub-package option. The Packers could have given Richardson a second-round tender if they didn't want to lose him. Micah Hyde is Green Bay's top backup at safety.
Apr 11 - 3:58 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tyler Dunne calls second-year CB Demetri Goodson the Packers' "best-kept secret."

Goodson was last year's 197th overall pick and is already 26 (in June). The 5-foot-11, 197-pounder played college basketball at Gonzaga before taking up football at Baylor. Mike Goodson's younger brother, Demetri runs 4.52 to go with a 37-inch vertical. With Tramon Williams and Davon House gone via free agency, Goodson has a chance for a major role after playing zero snaps as a rookie.
Apr 10 - 9:39 AM

Packers re-signed OL Don Barclay to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.

Barclay was a restricted free agent. Barclay missed all of 2014 with a torn ACL, but started 14 games in 2013. He's capable of playing any position along the line, and will be a key piece of depth in 2015.
Apr 9 - 1:47 PM

Packers restricted free agent CB Sean Richardson's player rep confirms his offer sheet with the Raiders is for one year and $2.55 million.

It's a massive chunk of change for a 25-year-old safety with zero starting experience and a severe back injury to his name. Richardson played just 135 snaps on defense for the Packers last season. Oakland is offering him more than many established starters receive. The Raiders have the cap space — and then some — but they'd be setting a bad precedent for themselves by tossing that kind of money at a player of Richardson's ilk.
Apr 7 - 7:07 PM

Packers restricted free agent CB Sean Richardson has signed an offer sheet with the Raiders.

NFL.com reports it's a one-year, $2.55 million deal. If true, it's a gross overpay. The Packers tendered Richardson at the lowest level. That means they have the right of first refusal, but will receive no compensation if they decide not to match Oakland's offer. Recovered from spinal-fusion surgery, Richardson appeared in all 16 games last season, but played a modest 135 snaps on defense. He'll likely be allowed to walk by the Pack.
Apr 7 - 4:54 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects CB Casey Hayward to play out the final year of his rookie deal.

Hayward is expected to take over a starting role following the loss of Tramon Williams. He's been one of the best slot corners in the league the last three seasons, putting him in line for a lucrative deal. Hayward was a top-15 corner in both coverage and run support in PFF's 2014 ratings.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 4 - 5:52 PM

Packers agreed to terms with NT B.J. Raji on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Raji can earn "up to" $4 million. It's a good deal for the former No. 9 overall pick, who is arguably a minimum-salary player at this stage of his career. He can't stay healthy and hasn't put good play on tape in a while. Raji will compete for playing time behind returning starter NT Letroy Guion.
Mar 30 - 4:28 PM

The Packers are expected to re-sign NT B.J. Raji to a one-year contract.

Raji's deal will come in well below the $2.75M Letroy Guion got. It means Raji, who missed all of last season with a biceps tear, will be a backup at the nose tackle spot when Guion's pending suspension ends. Raji continues to rue the November 2013 day he turned down a multi-year contract that reportedly contained $20 million total and $8 million guaranteed.
Mar 30 - 11:37 AM

The Packers have reportedly offered free agent NT B.J. Raji a one-year contract worth less than $2 million.

Raji, who was signed to a one-year, $4 million deal one year ago, missed the entire season due to a biceps tear. That allowed Letroy Guion to step in and impress while starting every game. Now 28-year-old Raji is left to mull a bargain-basement deal while contemplating his quiet market. In November of 2013, Raji infamously turned down a multi-year deal that reportedly contained $20 million total and $8 million guaranteed.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 9:49 AM

Packers agreed to terms with NT Letroy Guion on a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

27-year-old Guion was an 18-game starter for the Packers last season, posting career highs in tackles (62) and sacks (3.5) while holding up well against the run. He was arrested on Feb. 3 with 357 grams of marijuana, more than $190,000 in cash and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in his truck, shutting down long-term extension talks. Guion somehow emerged with a mere fine and the Packers remained interested in a short-term deal despite the looming threat of league discipline.
Mar 30 - 9:08 AM


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