2009 NFL Draft

Packers and B.J. Raji Reach a Deal

Update: Raji’s deal is reportedly worth $28.5 million over five years. The Packers ponied up just under $18 million in guaranteed money. On paper, the deal looks less inflated than the contract the Oakland Raiders gave Darius Heyward-Bey, which was the reason the Packers were having trouble signing Raji to begin with. ———- The Green […]

Packers Sign Clay Matthews

The Green Bay Packers have come to terms with outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the second of the team’s two first-round draft picks. The signing leaves only B.J. Raji, the 9th overall selection, unsigned as training camp approaches. As part of Total Packers’ ongoing profiles of draft pick signees, here’s your look at Clay Matthews. You […]

Packers Sign Quinn Johnson, First Rounders Remain

On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers signed fifth-round draft choice Quinn Johnson, fullback from LSU. The signing leaves the Packers with only two unsigned picks – first-rounders B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews Jr. As part of Total Packers’ ongoing profiles of draft pick signees, we’ll take a look a Quinn Johnson. You can check out […]

Five Draft Picks Under Contract With Lang Signing

The Green Bay Packers now have five of their eight 2009 draft picks under contract, with the signing of offensive lineman T.J. Lang, who signed yesterday. Lang joins linebacker Brad Jones, safety Brandon Underwood, defensive end Jarius Wynn – all of whom signed in mid-June – and tackle Jamon Meredith, who signed on June 25. […]

Packers Begin Signing Draft Picks

The Green Bay Packers have signed three draft picks. The first three signees of the Packers’ 2009 draft class are defensive end Jarius Wynn (6th round), safety/cornerback Brandon Underwood (6th), and linebacker Brad Jones (7th). While this isn’t a major development, it’s about time the Packers made some movement on this front. The Chicago Bears, […]

Final Word On The Packers Draft, For Now

Today is the day that everyone and their mother hand out draft grades. Well, grading a draft class immediately after said draft is bullshit. No one can adequately grade a draft class for at least three years. These players haven’t been on the field yet. They haven’t seen the playbook. They haven’t met their teammates. […]

Packers Draft for Need, Select Raji

B.J. Raji

The Green Bay Packers selected defensive tackle B.J. Raji with the No. 9 selection in the NFL draft, taking a player to beef up one of the team’s major deficiencies. In the process, they bypassed a guy with top-five talent in Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree. The move was surprising in that Packers GM […]

Thompson to Trade Back? Again?

Knowshon Moreno at No. 23? Weeks – no, months of analysis and speculation culminate tomorrow when the 2009 NFL Draft begins. You have to hand it to the NFL – no other professional league has turned their draft process into such an anticipated event. I toyed with the idea of posting a complete mock draft, […]

Raji, Smith Favorites For Packers In NFL Draft

Andre Smith

The NFL Draft is this weekend, and after an inactive free agent signing period, Ted Thompson will once again employ his build-through-the-draft philosophy to help strengthen the Green Bay Packers. Said philosophy will likely make the Packers the youngest team in the NFL for the third consecutive season. The Packers have a variety of needs, […]