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Packers’ rookie camp offers glimpse of talent

By Chris Havel Green Bay’s offense got a slot receiver, trio of offensive linemen to build depth GREEN BAY, Wis. -In the aftermath of Green Bay’s 2021 NFL draft, the reality is the Packers’ top-ranked offense has a chance to be even more explosive this season. That lofty goal became a possibility when Green Bay

Prime-time darlings: National eye on Pack

By Chris Havel NFL schedule reflects belief Green Bay will be incredibly interesting in 2021 GREEN BAY, Wis. -Aaron Rodgers’ parting gift, should he fail to play for the Packers this season, is a tough-as-nails first-place schedule with the fourth-highest degree of difficulty in the league. Packers fans knew the opponents before the NFL released

Packers’ picks excite fans on long weekend

By Chris Havel Rodgers’ draft-day drama casts pall over event while GM forges ahead GREEN BAY, Wis. – By now Packers fans are painfully aware of reports that Aaron Rodgers intends to pull the plug in Green Bay. It is lights out, show’s over, sayonara and all that nonsense. If he does return – and

Packers fans stunned Rodgers wants out

By Chris Havel Draft-day drama casts pall over event, renders Stokes selection an afterthought GREEN BAY, Wis. – Welcome to Purgatory, heretofore known as Titletown, USA, a place where revenge is indeed a dish best served cold, and Packers fans are left to languish as the blame game usurps football. Aaron Rodgers’ premeditated hijacking of

Packers trading Love to Patriots has merit

By Chris Havel Green Bay also could target WFT’s 19th pick to move up and take a cornerback GREEN BAY, Wis. – Brian Gutekunst’s decision to trade up for quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL draft may prove to be one of the shrewdest investments in Green Bay’s draft history. That can happen one

Packers’ move at 29 remains wide open

By Chris Havel Green Bay’s ammunition, flexibility enhance chances for draft-day drama GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers have positioned themselves nicely going into Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft. They earned the 29th overall pick with their 13-3 record and berth in the NFC championship game. They narrowed their list of needs

Packers’ top 4 picks in my perfect 2021 draft

By Chris Havel Green Bay’s offensive line gets a boost, defense upgrades corner, interior line GREEN BAY, Wis. – After all these years, the NFL draft’s enduring legacy is that fans should expect the unexpected. That is especially true for Packers’ fans this year. GM Brian Gutekunst has executed first-round trades in all three drafts

With the 29th pick the Packers select …

By Chris Havel Green Bay’s defense needs infusion of talent – here’s my top three at No. 29 GREEN BAY, Wis. – If the first round of the 2021 NFL draft breaks in the Packers’ favor they should select a quarterback with the 29th pick. Oops! That’s my bad. Let me rephrase that before there’s

Fixation on Rodgers’ future grows tiresome

By Chris Havel Lack of contract restructuring doesn’t mean Packers’ QB won’t get new deal GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers will be guest-hosting “Jeopardy!” during a two-week run that begins today through April 16. To hear speculation by some in the national media, the popular TV game show’s title also applies to Rodgers’ status