Captains selected for Vikings game

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 3, 2016 – 4:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be C Corey Linsley (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).


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Corey Linsley, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 13, 2015 – 2:12 pm

GREEN BAY — Packers draft picks Corey Linsley and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix were named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team.

Linsley, a center, was a fifth-round draft choice out of Ohio State, while Clinton-Dix, a safety, was a first-round pick from Alabama.

The St. Louis Rams led the way with three All-Rookie selections, including DT Aaron Donald, who was named PFWA’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was named both Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Other NFC North selections included Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater on offense, Chicago CB Kyle Fuller on defense and Chicago P Pat O’Donnell on special teams.


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News now! JC Tretter lost with ‘significant knee injury’

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 24, 2014 – 2:07 pm

140824-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–The Packers have lost center JC Tretter for “multiple weeks,” Coach Mike McCarthy said on Sunday. Tretter sustained a “significant knee injury” on the first series of Friday’s game against Oakland, but returned to the game and played 49 snaps. He is obviously lost for the regular season opener in Seattle.

Also, McCarthy confirmed nose tackle B.J. Raji suffered a major arm injury in Friday’s game and is lost to the team. McCarthy said Raji is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right arm.

“B.J. Raji was in great shape and had the best camp of his career. Injuries are a part of the game. It’s unfortunate but it will not stop us,” McCarthy said.

Linebacker  Brad Jones sustained a quad injury, did not practice on Sunday and won’t play against Kansas City on Thursday in the preseason finale.

Rookie fifth-round draft pick Corey Linsley would seem to be Tretter’s repalcement. Josh Boyd steps in for Raji.

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Packers draft center from Ohio State in fifth round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 2:09 pm

140510-linsley-corey-300GREEN BAY–Ohio State’s Corey Linsley addresses what some would say is a dire need for a center. The Packers selected Linsley, 6-2, 296, with their first of two picks in the fifth round, the 161st pick overall.

Linsley started all 26 games at center the last two years, after having been a reserve guard and tackle. He was a first team All-Big 10 selection and team captain.

The Packers lost starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith in free agency. JC Tretter, a fourth-round pick last year, is a likely challenger to replace Dietrich-Smith.

“Solid, workmanlike, tough and intelligent, but not really big or overly athletic,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Linsley.

Packers.com has posted a more complete version of this story.


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Packers NFL Draft 2014: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 8, 2014 – 11:59 pm

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Meet the players

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
2. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
3a. Khyri Thornton, DE, Southern Mississippi
3b. Richard Rodgers, TE, California
4. Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
5a. Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State
5b. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
6. Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor
7. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State

 

 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

#21 HA HA CLINTON-DIXS – ALABAMA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 208 – 1st Round, #21 Overall

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#17 DAVANTE ADAMSWR – FRESNO STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 212 – 2nd Round, #53 Overall

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      The Packers turned their attention to offense and the loss of James Jones in free agency by selecting Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams with the 53rd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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#94 KHYRI THORNTONDE – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI – HT: 6-3 – WT: 304 – 3rd Round, #85 Overall

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#89 RICHARD RODGERSTE – CALIFORNIA – HT: 6-4 – WT: 257 – 3rd Round, #98 Overall

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CARL BRADFORDLB – ARIZONA STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 252 – 4th Round, #121 Overall

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COREY LINSLEYC – OHIO STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 301 – 5th Round, #161 Overall

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JARED ABBREDERISWR – WISCONSIN – HT: 6-1 – WT: 195 – 5th Round, #176 Overall

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DEMETRI GOODSONCB – BAYLOR – HT: 5-11 – WT: 197 – 6th Round, #197 Overall

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JEFF JANISWR – SAGINAW VALLEY STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 219 – 7th Round, #236 Overall

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