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Curiosity abounds as Packers’ camp nears

By Chris Havel GREEN BAY, Wis. – The curiosity that comes with every new season is nothing new to Packers fans. It has been that way ever since the great Vince Lombardi left for Washington, and long before that. Recently, the fans’ curiosity has been mixed with concern. In 2019 they wondered how Green Bay’s

Packers get better at four critical positions

By Chris Havel Green Bay is deeper, more talented and better prepared at CB, LB, OL and QB GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers’ offseason was anything but typical. Instead of discussing the much-needed influx of talent in several areas, the impending doom of losing Aaron Rodgers dominated discussions. In the run-up to “The Match”

Thoughts and prayers going out to Packers

By Chris Havel A challenging season awaits everyone from Packers’ fans to the organization GREEN BAY, Wis. – The 2021 Packers season will be like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be relenting, variants aside, which helps pave the way for a return toward normalcy. That means training camp, the Family Night Scrimmage, preseason

Recapping Packers’ surreal ’21 offseason

By Chris Havel There’s the news, the knee-jerk reaction and what you really need to know GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers have had what at times feels like a surreal offseason in the aftermath of an unprecedented 2020 given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s been the news, the knee-jerk reactions and what

Packers’ Love says he will be ready Week 1

By Chris Havel Second-year quarterback takes vast majority of reps during minicamp GREEN BAY, Wis. – Fourteen months after the Packers traded up to draft him in the first round, Jordan Love finally had a chance during last week’s mandatory minicamp to show what he can do on the field. The reviews were mixed, which

Packers’ Murphy says fans split on Rodgers

By Chris Havel Suggestion that the less said publicly the better is merely a stall tactic to buy time GREEN BAY, Wis. – Mark Murphy has it right as long as he sticks to it. The Packers’ president wrote in his monthly fan newsletter on the team’s website that Aaron Rodgers’ situation has “divided our

Packers’ QB Love seizing opportunity

By Chris Havel While Rodgers drama carries on, 2020 top pick Jordan Love gobbling up reps GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers traded up in the first round of the 2020 draft to select Jordan Love because they projected his talent and potential to be that of an upper-echelon NFL starting quarterback. The key words