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Clay Matthews (thumb) admitted he probably won't do much at OTAs but fully expects to be ready for training camp.

"I can't imagine I'll be too heavily involved with some of the stuff (at OTAs)," Matthews said. "I'm sure I can do stuff here and there. But yeah, we risked it once." Matthews broke his thumb twice last season and underwent two separate surgeries, so the Packers are going to ease him back. With Julius Peppers in the fold, Matthews also expects to see fewer double-teams in 2014.
Source: USA Today
Apr 16 - 1:21 PM

Packers re-signed QB Matt Flynn.

And we now know why Flynn didn't make his previously reported visit to work out for the Giants on Tuesday. Flynn made five appearances (four starts) last season and completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,146 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also took a whopping 17 sacks and lost four fumbles. Flynn will have a leg up on Scott Tolzien for No. 2 duties.
Apr 15 - 2:14 PM

Updating a previous item, free agent QB Matt Flynn will not work out for the Giants on Tuesday.

It was previously reported that Flynn was going to join fellow free agent Josh Freeman in the Meadowlands on Tuesday, but Flynn is not taking part for unknown reasons. There may have never been a visit scheduled in the first place. Flynn's best bet is to return to Green Bay on a minimum deal.
Apr 15 - 1:46 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the Packers "like the prospects" of second-year ILB Sam Barrington.

Barrington was the 232nd overall pick in last April's draft and played just one snap on defense before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury in November. We can't see the Packers liking him enough to start, however. He ran a 4.91 at the Combine and is just 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds.
Apr 15 - 12:55 PM

Free agent QB Matt Flynn is expected to work out for the Giants Tuesday.

Flynn and fellow free agent Josh Freeman are both getting a look from the G-Men this week. One will likely be signed as an offseason/camp arm, especially in light of Eli Manning's ankle surgery. They'd compete with Curtis Painter for a roster spot behind developmental option Ryan Nassib.
Apr 14 - 12:37 PM

The Giants have "reached out" to free agent QB Matt Flynn.

After Eli Manning underwent ankle surgery on Thursday, the Giants are heating up their efforts to bring in a veteran quarterback to handle offseason reps. Josh Freeman will reportedly work out for the Giants next week. The Packers want to re-sign Flynn, but he's likely looking for more money than they'd offer.
Apr 11 - 12:16 PM

CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) expects to be ready for the beginning of the Packers' offseason program later this month.

Big things were expected of Hayward last season as he came off a spectacular rookie year, but his hamstring wouldn't cooperate. He appeared in just three games due to multiple aggravations and eventually landed on injured reserve in November. Getting Hayward back at 100 percent and adding Julius Peppers should lead to a bump in defensive effectiveness.
Apr 9 - 9:48 AM

Derek Sherrod is expected to compete for the Packers' starting left tackle job.

A 2011 first-round pick, Sherrod is healthy for seemingly the first time in his NFL career after spending the last two years recovering from a compound leg fracture. The Packers aren't necessarily committed to David Bakhtiari as their long-term left tackle, so Sherrod will be given an opportunity in training camp. Bryan Bulaga (ACL surgery) is expected to man right tackle.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 10:29 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes the Packers will definitely select a safety in the draft, perhaps even as early as the first round.

Rumors had been second-year CB Micah Hyde would be transitioned to safety in Green Bay's base packages, but the selection of a player like Louisville S Calvin Pryor in the first round would change those plans. The Packers gave up the fifth most passing touchdowns in the league last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 12:54 PM

Packers re-signed FB John Kuhn to a one-year contract.

According to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, the deal is worth "just over" $1 million. With the Packers since 2007, Kuhn was one of the league's better lead blockers last season as the Pack re-established their run game with a vengeance. Although he's a rather infamous fantasy-football vulture, Kuhn has just two total touchdowns over the past two seasons. He turns 32 in September.
Apr 3 - 1:08 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy is planning a balanced offense, "particularly" featuring Eddie Lacy.

The Packers' offense has been far too pass-dependent over the last four seasons, relying exclusively on Aaron Rodgers' arm due to a lack of talent at tailback. That's no longer the case. "You hope they play you two-shell defense all day when Eddie's in the backfield," McCarthy said. A healthy Rodgers is going to open even more lanes for Lacy, who totaled 1,435 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. He's a no-brainer first-round fantasy pick.
Apr 2 - 11:16 AM

Myles White is viewed as the early favorite to be the Packers' No. 4 receiver.

White filled the No. 4 role last season when Randall Cobb was on short-term I.R. and caught nine passes for 66 yards. Now that James Jones has left for Oakland, White is Cobb's direct backup in the slot. White was noticeably small and skinny on the field last season, but has packed on ten pounds is up to 6-foot, 190. GM Ted Thompson could very easily select a receiver early in May's draft.
Mar 28 - 10:16 AM

J.C. Tretter is expected to get the first shot at the Packers' starting center job.

Tretter was the 122nd overall pick in last April's draft. He broke his leg and tore ligaments in his ankle during training camp and didn't play a single snap as a rookie. With Evan Dietrich-Smith now in Tampa, Tretter and Don Barclay should compete for center duties. Tretter is very athletic as a former college tight end.
Mar 28 - 8:49 AM

The Packers remain open to re-signing free agent NT Ryan Pickett.

The Pack also reached out to Pickett on the eve of free agency. The 34-year-old has yet to make a visit after playing 546 snaps last season. A 13-year veteran, Pickett has been with the Packers since 2006.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 27 - 9:34 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy continued to fawn over Jarrett Boykin at the NFL Annual Meeting.

McCarthy first unloaded praise on Boykin a month ago, signaling the end of James Jones' Packers career. Now he's at it again as Boykin prepares to be Aaron Rodgers' clear-cut No. 3 target behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. "I can't say enough about Boykin," McCarthy said Wednesday. "The young man is a heck of a player." He remains an obvious breakout candidate.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 8:17 AM


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