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  Packers | Claim Gerrard Sheppard    Wed Jul 30, 05:00 PM

The Green Bay Packers claimed WR Gerrard Sheppard (Ravens) off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, July 30.

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  Packers | Ted Thompson receives extension    Wed Jul 30, 02:09 PM

The Green Bay Packers have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Packers | Morgan Burnett misses practice    Wed Jul 30, 12:36 PM

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30, because of an ankle injury.

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  Packers | Jamari Lattimore returns    Wed Jul 30, 09:40 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Jamari Lattimore (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, July 30, after missing two days due to a stomach illness.

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  Packers | Bryan Bulaga sharp in pass protection    Tue Jul 29, 08:31 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) performed well in one-on-one pass-blocking drills Monday, July 28, stopping a rush attempt from LB Clay Matthews and two attempts from LB Julius Peppers.

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  Packers | T.J. Lang nursing shoulder injury    Mon Jul 28, 11:48 PM

Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang (shoulder) has had to take it easy in training camp as he deals with a sore shoulder. Lang was limited to individual drills Monday, July 28.

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  Packers | Mike Neal loses weight    Mon Jul 28, 06:42 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal lost weight this offseason and is down to 263 pounds, which is close to the ideal weight for an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' system. Neal went from 305 pounds to 275 pounds last offseason.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb thinks he doesn't deserve extension    Mon Jul 28, 12:37 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb doesn't think he's done enough yet in his career to deserve a contract extension from the team. He's entering the final year of his rookie deal, and Cobb had a breakout year in 2012 with 80 catches for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. 'I got injured in a way that there was nothing I could do about it,' Cobb said. 'I think my job is just to come out here every day, do what I'm supposed to, continue to work hard, and hopefully my time will come.'

Footballguys view: Cobb's dynasty owners are watching this very closely, and it could affect the value of Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams, and other young wideouts that are trying to make the roster. It is doubtful that the Packers have the cash to lock up both Cobb and Jordy Nelson long-term, but Nelson signed for a below-market deal before his latest extension, so the Packers may keep both long-term yet.

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  Packers | Micah Hyde has the edge at FS    Mon Jul 28, 09:57 AM

Green Bay Packers FS Micah Hyde has the edge over S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for the starting free safety spot.

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  Packers | Jamari Lattimore not practicing    Sun Jul 27, 09:56 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Jamari Lattimore (Undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.

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  Packers | Two PUP players close to returning    Sat Jul 26, 10:56 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal (abdomen) and Nick Perry (foot, knee) is close to coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list and participating in practice, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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  Packers | Jerel Worthy out indefinitely    Sat Jul 26, 10:55 PM

Green Bay Packers DE Jerel Worthy (back) is out indefinitely because of a lower back injury, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson signs extension    Sat Jul 26, 01:26 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million extension with $14.2 million guaranteed, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Nelson was underpaid, and the Packers decided to make it right. He accepted a discounted price in 2011, but it was time for him to be properly compensated. Nelson will continue as a favorite target for Aaron Rodgers, and a favorite for fantasy owners. His current ADP is WR8 (2.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis not practicing    Sat Jul 26, 09:51 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (illness) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews has thumb protected    Sat Jul 26, 09:40 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) is wearing protection on his thumb in practice Saturday, July 26.

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  Packers | Nick Perry placed PUP    Fri Jul 25, 06:18 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Perry has been a bit of a disappointment since being drafted in 2012 and he has never really transitioned effectively from defensive end to linebacker. He needs to get healthy and back on the field as time is running out for him with the team.

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  Packers | Mike Neal placed PUP    Fri Jul 25, 06:17 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Neal just signed a two-year extension and the Packers are intending on him to bring pressure against opposing quarterbacks as he did last year. We aren't worried about this yet, and we'll see how long he's on the PUP. We expect him to see some time pushing Nick Perry across from Clay Matthews.

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  Packers | Two put on NFI    Fri Jul 25, 06:01 PM

Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion (undisclosed) and DE Jerel Worthy (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis placed on NFI    Fri Jul 25, 05:54 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Friday, July 25.


  Packers | Jordy Nelson looking for big bucks    Thu Jul 24, 08:14 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson reportedly is seeking $10 million per year in a potential contract extension. He is entering the final year of his current deal and took notice to the four-year, $30 million extension Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White received. Nelson signed a three-year, $12.6 million extension in 2011.

Footballguys view: Nelson is currently underpaid, and at his production level a raise to $10 million annually is not outlandish. We'll see if the Packers can work something out before the start of the regular season.

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  Packers | Korey Jones added    Wed Jul 23, 07:32 PM

The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent LB Korey Jones (Cardinals) to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.


  Packers | Cut Shaun Lewis    Wed Jul 23, 06:16 PM

The Green Bay Packers cut LB Shaun Lewis Wednesday, July 23.

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  Packers | John Kuhn blocking well    Mon Jul 21, 11:15 AM

Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn didn't have a quarterback pressure in 325 snaps last season, with half of the snaps coming in spread formations. 'He did block better,' an NFC North scout said. 'He can cover you up as a lead (blocker) but he's just not great there. He's valuable because he's really good in pass protection and he can catch the ball.'

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  Packers | Corey Linsley could have shot a starting job    Sat Jul 19, 12:31 PM

Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley could be in line for the starting center job if C JC Tretter is not able to handle the job.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers feeling good    Fri Jul 18, 04:46 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his body has been feeling good to the point where he can keep his legs underneath him for a long time. Rodgers attributed his well-being to changes he's made off the field regarding his eating patterns.

Footballguys view: Rodgers will once again be one of the best fantasy quarterbacks you can draft. With a healthy Randall Cobb and new weapons like Davante Adams and Jared Abbrederis, the Packers will have a robust passing game in 2014. Rodgers has a current ADP of QB3 (3.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers wants to play the way he has been    Fri Jul 18, 04:13 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he has to be instinctual and rely on his quick reactions. Rodgers said playing the way he has been gives him an advantage.

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  Packers | Julius Peppers may move around    Thu Jul 17, 03:23 PM

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said LB Julius Peppers may move around on the defense and play a "hybrid" type role for the team. 'I can tell you that things we've asked him to do, he's done a nice job of,' defensive coordinator Dom Capers said of Peppers. 'He'll be one of those, quote, hybrid-type guys. He'll rush, he'll drop, he'll do a lot of different things.

Footballguys view: At 34-years old, Peppers is not the same player he used to be. His 7 sacks in 2013 were the least he's had since 2007. We'll see if he can stand out this year as a pass-rusher opposite Clay Matthews.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews must prove he can stay healthy    Thu Jul 17, 03:22 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) believes he will be ready for the start of training camp, but must prove he can stay healthy once he does return. 'He has to show that he can line up and stay healthy,' linebackers coach Winston Moss said.

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  Packers | More on Eddie Lacy's snap count    Thu Jul 17, 08:32 AM

Updating a previous report, the Green Bay Packers want to keep RB Eddie Lacy on the field for all three downs, not necessarily to touch the ball more, but to keep substitutions from slowing down the offense. He'll need to improve his pass blocking and should see an increase in targets.

Footballguys view: Lacy is a first-round fantasy running back this year. Once the top four backs are off the board, then guys like Lacy, Le'Veon Bell and Montee Ball become options for your fantasy team. Lacy has a current ADP of RB5 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Several in mix for No. 5 RB job    Wed Jul 16, 11:36 PM

If the Green Bay Packers elect to keep five running backs on the roster, there is a wide open battle behind RBs Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris and FB John Kuhn. RBs Michael Hill, Raijon Neal, LaDarius Perkins and Ina Liaina will try to prove they belong during training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: We like Perkins in this race. He's a good all-around talent who is swift with the ball in his hands. Perkins can change direction smoothly and provide the team with a decent receiving option out of the backfield.

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  Packers | Want Eddie Lacy to be more involved    Tue Jul 15, 07:25 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will try to be more involved in all aspects of the game, according to offensive coordinator Tom Clements. Clements admitted the team hasn't figured out how many carries they want Lacy to have this year.

Footballguys view: Lacy had a strong rookie season in 2013, and fantasy owners are excited about what he can do this year. He finished last year as the 7th-best fantasy running back, and many think he can finish as a top-5 back in 2014. Lacy's current ADP is RB5 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Jermichael Finley to undergo more tests    Tue Jul 15, 03:23 AM

Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) plans to undergo another round of tests Wednesday, July 16, and he will send those tests to all 32 teams in an effort to show that he is fully healthy.

Footballguys view: Finley has to show teams that he's fully healthy if he wants to find a new home. Once he does that, there should be a few teams willing to give him a one-year deal on a "prove it" contract. We believe a team like the Giants could have the most interest.

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  Packers | Nothing imminent with Jim Leonhard    Mon Jul 14, 02:33 PM

Free-agent SS Jim Leonhard (Bills) said his agent talked with the Green Bay Packers earlier this offseason but nothing is imminent between the two sides.

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  Packers | Looking for faster offense    Mon Jul 14, 02:05 PM

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would like to run 75 offensive plays per game this upcoming season so the opponents would have less time to adjust. 'I've always been of the belief of getting as many shots as you can, so we've always emphasized playing as fast as you can. When you have as many three-down players as you can possibly have, obviously your substitution patterns are cleaner. You're not subbing because you have to, you're subbing just when you need to,' McCarthy said. The team ran an average of 67.125 plays per game in 2013, which ranked 11th in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Everyone wants to do what guys like Chip Kelly do. Upping the tempo puts a lot of pressure on an opposing defense because substitutions become much more difficult. More offensive plays are nothing but a good thing for fantasy stars like Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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  Packers | Jarrett Boykin has hold of No. 3 WR job    Sat Jul 12, 11:56 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin will be entering training camp as the No. 3 wide receiver, and it will be hard for one of the other wide receivers to outperform him for the job.

Footballguys view: The Packers have a couple of talented rookies in Davante Adams and Jared Abbrederis behind Boykin. Those two will push the veteran for the WR3 job, but we should see Boykin hold them off during camp. The lack of a quality tight end in Green Bay could mean more targets for Boykin in 2014.

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  Packers | Competition for starting TE job wide open    Sat Jul 12, 11:47 AM

Green Bay Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot said the competition for the starting tight end job will be wide open when training camp starts. 'I think we are pretty wide open at this point,' Fontenot said. 'I think guys have shown some progress, and those guys warrant a much bigger look. And I think once we get to training camp, we'll have an idea of a rotation, at least, and giving guys reps just to make sure they're ready to start the season.' TE Andrew Quarless may be the safest option to start at this point, but TE Richard Rodgers could start in the near future because of his performance during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: Watch this competition closely in training camp. Rodgers has been getting some praise for his performance this offseason. He might be considered a favorite for the job at this time. Rodgers is a better option than the inconsistent Quarless.

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  Packers | Won't retire Brett Favre's jersey yet    Fri Jul 11, 11:11 AM

The Green Bay Packers will not retire former QB Brett Favre's jersey in the near future. They eventually want to, but Favre and the team worry about the negative reception he may receive at Lambeau Field. Favre may appear at a home game this year in some fashion.

Footballguys view: It will happen soon enough. Favre and the Packers have essentially made up after he moved on in free agency years ago. Nobody will ever wear no4 for the Packers again.

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  Packers | Extending Ted Thompson a priority    Fri Jul 11, 02:14 AM

The Green Bay Packers have said extending the contract of general manager Ted Thompson is one of the team's priorities in the months ahead. Thompson is under contract through the 2016 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Ted Thompson is the man. He's one of our favorite general managers in the entire league. Thompson is a football junkie, and the game is part of his DNA. It's wise for the Packers to lock him up as long as possible.

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  Packers | Davante Adams will have chance to play    Thu Jul 10, 05:48 PM

The Green Bay Packers will give WR Davante Adams every opportunity to compete for playing time immediately.

Footballguys view: Adams was hyper-productive in college catching passes from Derek Carr at Fresno State. The Packers are hoping he can flourish as a pro. Adams regularly wins at the point of the catch, and he knows how to use his frame to keep smaller defenders away from the ball. He also sets up defenders well after the catch. While not a burner, Adams has deceptive straight-line speed and can be a downfield threat. He'll compete for playing time behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb in 2014.

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  Packers | Ryan Taylor will be on bubble    Thu Jul 10, 05:39 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor is expected to be on the roster bubble during training camp even though he is a respectable blocker and one of the team's best special teams player.

Footballguys view: Taylor had limited experience at tight end when the Packers selected him in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft. He was originally a linebacker and special teams player for the North Carolina Tar Heels, but Taylor moved to tight end as a senior and had intriguing upside at his new position. Taylor may be out of time to develop with guys like Colt Lyerla pushing for a roster spot.

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  Packers | Looking for Brandon Bostick to be consistent    Thu Jul 10, 05:35 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Brandon Bostick can make an impact on offense but needs to be a more consistent player, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'Brandon's got to be a consistent player on offense,' McCarthy said. 'His body type is definitely a challenge for the opponent with some of the things he's able to do, particularly his ability to get down the field in coverage. So I think he definitely took a step last year and I'd like to see him do the same. He's a talented, talented football player.'

Footballguys view: Brandon Bostick is a former basketball player with some upside who is going to have to work to get back into shape as he is recovering from a broken foot. Very raw, his size and athleticism is intriguing if he can hone his game. Right now none of the tight ends in Green Bay are really fantasy relevant but they might be depending on the offense and who wins the job.

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  Packers | Andrew Quarless' injury not serious    Thu Jul 10, 05:34 PM

The injury that caused Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (undisclosed) to miss the offseason workouts is not considered serious.

Footballguys view: There is a wide open race for starting tight end, and Quarless' athleticism is attractive. So far he hasn't practiced and rookie Richard Rodgers has been taking reps with the ones and that's who Quarless has to beat out right now. Brandon Bostick is also in the mix. None of them look like they will be fantasy starters though.

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  Packers | Want to give GM an extension    Thu Jul 10, 05:05 PM

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team considers signing general manager Ted Thompson to a contract extension as one of their top priorities. Murphy said Thompson has told the team he has no plans to retire in the foreseeable future.

Footballguys view: It's hard to imagine the Packers without Ted Thompson. "In Ted we Trust" is a mantra that the fans say though he does test their patience at times. It's a shrewd move to lock him down if they can do it.

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  Packers | Derek Sherrod stayed at one position    Thu Jul 10, 04:34 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod only worked at right tackle during offseason workouts, because the team wanted him to concentrate on one position since he is coming back from a broken leg.

Footballguys view: We'll believe Sherrod is in the lineup when we see it. He had injury issues for two years and then couldn't crack the lineup regularly last season. The Packers won't give up on him because they know they need depth (nobody sees more o-line injuries than the Packers) but he has a long way to go to make anyone feel confident.

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  Packers | DuJuan Harris hopeful of big return    Thu Jul 10, 01:31 AM

Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is hopeful to return from an injury-plagued 2013 season. He suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon and missed the entire season. 'DuJuan Harris looks like he's back at full strength,' head coach Mike McCarthy said last month. 'He's competing to play just like all the other guys.'

Footballguys view: Eddie Lacy grabbed the starting job in the backfield, but the Packers always like to have some options. With Jonathan Franklin likely retired there is room on the roster for another back. Harris was rumored to be in the mix for the starting job last year but his injury pooched that. Now he'll vie with James Starks for the backup role. Neither one has value in redraft (barring a Lacy injury) but both are worth a deep stash on your bench on dynasty leagues.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers gets praise    Wed Jul 9, 04:32 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers got praise from head coach Mike McCarthy after Rodgers had a very good spring. 'Richard Rodgers ... had a very good spring,' McCarthy said. 'There haven't been too many days where we have not walked off the field and reviewed film and felt very good about the things he is doing.

Footballguys view: Rodgers might have the inside track to start, or at least play a big role for a rookie tight end, but he's unlikely to be more than a bye week/emergency play. Undrafted Colt Lyerla has more talent and upside for the long term and is the better stash for dynasty leagues.

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  Packers | Mike Daniels wants team to be mean    Wed Jul 9, 04:20 PM

Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels wants the team to be mean in 2014. 'If something has to be said, I'm going to say it,' Daniels said after a minicamp practice. 'If somebody has a problem with it, we're grown men. We play a violent game. We get paid to be violent. So why not? If you deck somebody in the locker room because you have a disagreement, there's not going to be any sensitivity training.

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  Packers | Jermichael Finley wants to return    Wed Jul 9, 03:12 PM

Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) said he is feeling as good as he has during the entire process of recovering from spinal fusion surgery. Finley said he very much wants to return to the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Finley still had a locker in the Packers locker room as of mid-May, and the team doesn't really have a plan A at tight end this year. Still, their conservative medical staff might be hesitant to clear him, so we would bet on Finley landing on another team - that is if he ever plays again. He'll have late round sleeper appeal if he can wind up somewhere like New England or with the Giants.

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  Packers | Morgan Burnett uses criticism as motivation    Tue Jul 8, 06:29 PM

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett is using criticism from last season's play to 'get better as a player, mentally and physically, and that's what I'm going to do this year.' Safeties coach Darren Perry said Burnett is a 'heck of a football player' and is going to be fine.

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  Packers | Mike Daniels learning from veteran teammate    Tue Jul 8, 06:29 PM

Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels said he's learned to 'bring it every day' from teammate LB Julius Peppers, saying the 34-year-old plays faster than some defensive backs and receivers.

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