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Meet the Packers 2013 Rookies—Johnathan Franklin, RB ...

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RC Packer Fan says: May 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm. I really think Franklin will become a major weapon out of the backfield for the Packers this year. I really like his ability as a receiver.
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I think the 2013 Draft picks will help the Pack in the upcoming season.

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Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers reach extension

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers reach extension | The Packers | Scoop.it
Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers got it done. After closing in on locking up the All-Pro linebacker for days, the team reached a long-term extension with Matthews on Wednesday.

 

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport first reported Wednesday that the Packers and the All-Pro outside linebacker have forged a long-term contract extension.

No terms were announced by the team, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the deal as a five-year extension worth $66 million. Matthews tweeted a picture of himself signing the contract Wednesday.

The Packers later confirmed the signing, and coach Mike McCarthy praised his young linebacker.

"Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team," McCarthy said. "His accomplishments and the example he sets on and off the field will be vital to our continued success. We look forward to the rest of his Packers career."

Matthews' extension is worth just more than $13 million per year, lining up with what Rapoport predicted earlier in the week. Rapoport later reported, via a source who has seen the contract, that Matthews received a $20.5 million signing bonus. The extension makes Matthews the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL.

The signing comes as no surprise. It has been reported for days that both Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers were closing in on long-term pacts with the Packers.

 

Rodgers is expected to become the highest-paid player in the NFL, and Matthews -- the Packers' first-round draft pick in 2009 -- has been liquid gold from the outset.

In 55 starts over four seasons, Matthews has tallied 42.5 sacks, including 13.5 during Green Bay's Super Bowl campaign of 2010 and another 10 last season. ProFootballFocus graded Matthews second among all 3-4 outside linebackers in 2012 and the most terrorizing pass rusher of the group. Matthews also was effective as a run-stopper and gives the Packers' hot-and-cold defense its most reliable cornerstone.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported over the weekend that the Packers "likely" would announce both contracts simultaneously. If there's a holdup on the Rodgers deal, it shouldn't take long before he's also under lock and key, giving the Packers two superstars to build around on both sides of the ball.


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Packer Fans United: Packers Draft Re-Cap

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And that's what the Packers have done with these signings and a few recent moves. "Bigger," "faster," "stronger" are descriptors which can apply favorably in most sports, but especially football. The Packers definitely got ...
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I agree with these people.  The recent Draft picks will make the Packers "Bigger, Faster and stronger"

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DJ Smith signs with Chargers after release by Packers - SB Nation

DJ Smith signs with Chargers after release by Packers - SB Nation | The Packers | Scoop.it
If D.J. Smith can recover from an ACL tear suffered in October, the Chargers may have found themselves a steal off the free agency market, picking up the 24-year-old linebacker a day after the Packers released him.
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It's a shame that the Packers let go of DJ Smith.  He may have had a torn ACL, but what if he fully recovers by the begining of the season?  

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Hall of Famers

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website, Profootballhof.com has the most complete history on the NFL found on the web.
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I once had the chance to meet Dave Robinson two years ago at the Shawano County Fair, and I was extremely excited and honored to meet such a legend.

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NFL Replacement Ref Lance Easley: I Made the Right Call

NFL Replacement Ref Lance Easley: I Made the Right Call | The Packers | Scoop.it

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Lance Easley -- the NFL replacement ref who made the TD call in Monday night's Packers vs. Seahawks game tells TMZ ... he stands by his decision, adamantly saying, "It was the correct call."

 

Easley told us he can't believe he's being vilified ... "I didn't do anything wrong."

 

Easley says this was clearly a case of simultaneous possession -- meaning the catch goes to the offensive player -- adding, "Put any other official who knows the rules and they would make the same call..."

 

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I think I speak for all Packer fans when I say that Lance Easley made the wrong call.  It was obviously an interception.  That's why he is a replacement referee.  

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This was a cheep call
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Hall of Famers » RAY NITSCHKE

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I'm happy that Ray Nitchke is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ryan Grant talks about his return to the Green Bay Packers. With Donald Driver.

Ryan Grant talks about his return to the Green Bay Packers. With Donald Driver. | The Packers | Scoop.it
Ryan Grant talks about his return to the Green Bay Packers. With Donald Driver.

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