Posts tagged Brandon Jackson

Packers Get Four Compensatory Picks

Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers were awarded four compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL draft. Here’s a look at the additional picks and how it might affect the rest of their plan.

Jackson, Spitz Moving On

Brandon Jackson

The Green Bay Packers lost running back Brandon Jackson and offensive lineman Jason Spitz to other teams, but their replacements are already on the team.

Ryan Grant Still No. 1 On Depth Chart

Ryan Grant

The Green Bay Packers will go into training camp with Ryan Grant as their No. 1 running back. What that means exactly, remains to be seen.

Packers Free Agents: Who Will Return

Mason Crosby

Now that we know who the Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agents will be, we can tell you who’s likely to be back and who isn’t. For several players, the writing is on the wall — they’ve played their last game with the Packers. Here’s a look at who’s likely coming back and who’s likely […]

Lockout Could Be Over Soon: The Details

Roger Goodell

A new collective bargaining agreement could be coming soon, which means the godforsaken lockout, court cases and he said/she said bullshit that has been this NFL offseason might finally be over. Commissioner Roger Goodell presented the details of the proposed labor agreement to the owners on Tuesday. Although no vote was taken, the details make […]

Veteran Packers Who Should Be Worried

James Jones

The NFL Draft changes the face of every team’s roster and the Green Bay Packers are no exception, even though they’re the reigning Super Bowl champs. Several veterans will go into training camp to fight for a roster spot, while others will simply be let go during free agency. Here’s a look at which players […]

The Book On Packers Third-Round Pick Alex Green

Alex Green

With the No. 96 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Hawaii running back Alex Green. Green (6-2, 220) rushed for 1,199 yards in 2010 and averaged a whopping 8.2 yards per carry, while scoring 18 touchdowns. He also caught 27 balls for 363 yards and a touchdown. Before you anoint […]

Jones, Jackson Were Tendered

James Jones

Despite initial reports to the contrary, the Green Bay Packers did tender potential restricted free agents James Jones and Brandon Jackson, last week.

Both Jones and Jackson have four years of service. Under the rules of the 2010 collective bargaining agreement, they would be restricted free agents. Under the rules of the previous agreement, they would be unrestricted, which is probably what they’ll be when a new labor deal is signed this year.

Packers Did Not Tender Jackson, Jones Or Bigby

James Jones

When the Green Bay Packers were handing out what’s largely expected to be meaningless tenders to guys who have little-to-no chance of being restricted free agents when a new labor deal is reached, they also snubbed a few guys.   Receiver James Jones, running back Brandon Jackson and safety Atari Bigby, all of whom would […]

Packers Must Know Something Top Secret About Free Agency

Daryn Colledge

The Green Bay Packers are made some strange moves on Wednesday, when they tendered free-agents-to-be guard Daryn Colledge, kicker Mason Crosby and fullback John Kuhn.

Colledge and Crosby received second-round tenders and Kuhn received the lowest tender.

Here’s why all none of this makes any sense.

Jackson Is As Good As Gone

Brandon Jackson

I know. It’s not the offseason yet, but some people are getting an early jump on looking at the Green Bay Packers free agents to be. One guy who’s in an even more dubious position than receiver James Jones, whose chances of returning to the Packers seem about 50/50, is running back Brandon Jackson. When […]

Jenkins Should Be Next In Line For A New Contract

Cullen Jenkins

With Desmond Bishop receiving a contact extension, defensive end Cullen Jenkins should be the top priority for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have several key players who are scheduled to be free agents under the current system, which is expected to be extended at some point. In addition to Jenkins, they include fullbacks John […]

Apparently James Starks Is Not The Answer

James Starks

Running back James Starks burst onto the scene three weeks ago when the Green Bay Packers hosted the San Francisco 49ers, running for 73 yards on 18 carries and seemingly reviving the team’s stagnant running game. Afterward, coach Mike McCarthy praised Starks’ ability to gain extra yards after contact. On Sunday, Starks wasn’t even active […]

Starks’ Future Looks Bright

James Starks

Not that it’s time to anoint rookie running back James Starks the second coming, but the sixth-round pick looks like he might have a bright future with the Green Bay Packers. Starks ran for 73 yards on 18 carries in the Packers’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday. Meanwhile, starting halfback Brandon Jackson got […]

Let The James Starks Era Begin

James Starks

Green Bay Packers rookie running back James Starks looks likely to see his first action of the season on Sunday. Although Dmitri Nance has served as Brandon Jackson’s primary backup the past few games, both he and Starks suggested it would be the rookie sixth-round pick who will serve as Jackson’s relief this week. “I […]

Packers Offensive Line Hyped, But They’re Really Not That Good

Josh Sitton

The Green Bay Packers offensive line has been getting a lot of positive hype this season, primarily because they’ve kept quarterback Aaron Rodgers off his ass, for the most part. Indeed, the Packers offensive line has improved in pass protection. They’ve allowed only 21 sacks so far this year, which is the 12th fewest in […]

Packers Passing Attack Faces Tough Test Against Jets

The New York Jets will have their best defender, cornerback Darrelle Revis, back at full strength for their match-up with the Green Bay Packers, this Sunday — something that isn’t good news for the team’s passing attack. The Jets are coming off a bye and Revis says he’s 100 percent for the first time since […]

Packers Looking At Options On Kick Returns; Where’s Will Blackmon?

The Green Bay Packers aren’t happy with their kick returners. Jordy Nelson is averaging a team-high 23.7 yards per return, but fumbled twice in the Packers’ victory over the Detroit Lions. He was temporarily replaced by Pat Lee against the Washington Redskins, but Lee managed only 16.5 yards on two returns. This week, the Packers […]

Everyone Upset Packers Didn’t Acquire Lynch, But Would It Matter?

Lost in the malaise surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ injury report last week was this nugget — pretty much everyone in the organization is pissed general manager Ted Thompson failed to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills. Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a […]

Packers Lackluster In Loss To Redskins, Injuries Continue To Mount

Donald Lee

The Green Bay Packers did everything they could to keep the Washington Redskins in the football game for four quarters. In the end, the Redskins finally took advantage to win 16-13 on a Graham Gano 33-yard field goal in overtime. After a strong first half, the Packers offense failed to do anything of note in […]