Posts tagged Derrick Martin

A.J. Hawk, Two Others Get The Ax

A.J. Hawk

The Green Bay Packers released linebacker A.J. Hawk, safety Derrick Martin and tight end Donald Lee, Wednesday.

Hawk’s release doesn’t come as a big surprise, considering the Packers had no intention of paying his $10 million salary, which would have been guaranteed on the first day of the league year.

Packers Bring Back Anthony Smith

The Green Bay Packers traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for safety Anthony Smith, on Sunday. This will be Smith’s second tour with the Packers. The team signed him as a free agent prior to last season, but he was among the final roster cuts. Smith has started three games for Jacksonville […]

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 […]

Finley May Be Done For The Year, Martin Is

The hits just keep coming for the Green Bay Packers and not in a good way. Tight end Jermichael Finley, who was originally expected to miss three-to-six weeks with a torn meniscus, will be out longer. During surgery, doctors discovered they could repair Finley’s meniscus, rather than removing it as originally planned. The news is […]

Packers’ Stars May Play Sunday

The Green Bay Packers will be without tight end Jermichael Finley on Sunday, but it looks like their two biggest injured stars have a shot at playing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion on the final play of the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit, will miss some practice time this week, but hasn’t been […]

Nick Collins “Not Optimistic” About Knee

Add safety Nick Collins to the Green Bay Packers growing list of injury concerns. Collins missed Wednesday’s practice with a knee strain and said he’s not optimistic about playing against the Redskins on Sunday, according to Kareem Copeland. “I’m doing the best I can to get ready for Sunday,” Collins said. “Just trying to strengthen […]

Burnett Out For The Season

Green Bay Packers starting safety Morgan Burnett will be lost for the year with a torn ACL. Burnett suffered the injury early in the Packers victory over the Detroit Lions, on Sunday, and played around 10 snaps before coming off the field. He was replaced by Derrick Martin. The injury is a blow to a […]

Packers Not Impressive In Win Over Lions

Shaun Hill

The Green Bay Packers got a win on Sunday, but their 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions left a lot to be desired. The 0-4 Lions racked up more than 400 yards of offense in Lambeau Field and quarterback Shaun Hill threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, largely on the strength of short passes […]

Underwood, Neal Remain Questionable, Colledge Joins Them

It looks increasingly likely the Green Bay Packers will be without key contributors at two of their thinnest positions this weekend, as cornerback Brandon Underwood and defensive end Mike Neal are listed as questionable on the injury report. Underwood, who will be the Packers nickel or dime back when he returns, has been out with […]

Packers Work Out Returner, Safety

Ted Thompson may not be done tweaking the Green Bay Packers roster yet. The Packers brought in former Tampa Bay returner Clifton Smith and former Jacksonville safety Gerald Alexander for workouts, Tuesday. Smith was Pro Bowl return man for the Buccaneers in 2008 and has career averages of 28.3 yards on kickoff returns and 12.1 […]

Several Players Could Be Traded

Several members of the Green Bay Packers could be playing to impress other teams tonight. The Packers need to trim their roster by 22 players on Saturday, but it seems increasingly likely the team could make a trade. Some of the players who could potentially be on the move include tackle Breno Giacomini, guard/center Evan […]

Packers Veterans Who May Be In Trouble

At the end of every summer, the Green Bay Packers end up cutting a couple veteran players whose release comes as a surprise. Last year, it was receiver Ruvell Martin and safety Anthony Smith. Here’s a list of several players who could potentially be on that list this year. Justin Harrell, defensive tackle — The […]

Training Camp Observations, August 3, Evening, Full Pads

The weather man was wrong. It’s sunny and 85 degrees about an hour before practice. Quick observations: – There is a lot of talk here in Green Bay on the Brett Favre retirement. My thoughts — he stays retired until September 9th when, while mowing the lawn, he decides to drive the lawnmower to the […]

Atari Bigby May Hold Out

Green Bay Packers’ safety Atari Bigby, one of the team’s three unsigned restricted free agents, appears to be the most likely to hold out, according to Greg Bedard, via Cheesehead TV. Two sources said he had designs on staying away to get a contract extension, perhaps even into training camp after signing his tender. But […]

Nick Collins May Hold Out

Nick Collins

All is quiet on the Nick Collins front and that isn’t good. The Green Bay Packers starting strong safety avoided offseason team activities last year because he was angry the Packers wouldn’t renegotiate his contract. Now, Collins is about to become a restricted free agent and there seems to be no movement on a new […]

Packers Extend Derrick Martin

Derrick Martin

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to a two-year contract extension with safety Derrick Martin, who was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on March 5. Martin, who was acquired at the end of training camp from the Baltimore Ravens, is entering his fifth season and was one of the Packers strongest special teams […]

Packers Top Free Agent Priority: Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett

Some interesting tidbits have come out about the Green Bay Packers free agent priorities in the past week. Although he’s clearly their top player without a contract for the 2010 season, safety Nick Collins is not at the top of the Packers’ list of players to resign. The main reason is Collins will be a […]

Packers Have Some Work To Do In the Middle

Early Doucet

The Green Bay Packers defense was exposed by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The NFL’s second-ranked unit fell apart against the vaunted Cardinals passing attack, much the same way they did three weeks earlier against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s now pretty clear why these things have happened. The middle of the Packers defense if vulnerable […]

Ranking The Green Bay Packers’ Free Agents

Nick Collins

The Green Bay Packers have 18 players in their contract year after Monday’s resigning of linebacker Brandon Chillar. However, the situation isn’t as dire as it may look. The collective bargaining agreement – the agreement between the owners and player’s association that dictates the rules of the salary cap, free agency, guaranteed spending, rookie salaries, […]

Do the Packers Miss Anthony Smith?

Anthony Smith

That’s the word, at least according to one report. The Packers cut safety Anthony Smith during their final roster cutdown, instead deciding to keep Jarret Bush and Aaron Rouse. The team also traded for Derrick Martin. Rouse has since been cut. Smith was pushing Atari Bigby for playing time during training camp and was easily […]