Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Packers finally re-sign Matt Flynn

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Packers have finally re-signed Free Agent QB Matt Flynn. Last season, Flynn was the only decent backup the Pack had, going 2-2 in 4 starts with two one-point wins over the Falcons and Cowboys. 

Now overall, I wouldn't say Flynn's a great player, but still, in the end he does fit well in Green Bay. I mean, I still don't want him to have to play in a meaningful situation this season, but if Rodgers goes down I guess I'd rather him come in than Tolzein. That's not saying much, but hey, it's a fact, isn't it? Right now, whether we like it or not, Flynn's the lesser evil, so I guess the team might as well keep him on the roster for another year. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dolphins to target Finley if he's given medical clearance

The Dolphins will target Injured Free Agent Tight End Jermichael Finley if he's given medical clearance, the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports. This probably won't happen, as Finley's neck being healed right now is an almost definite no, but still, it's certainly something to think about. 

Anyway, the team's pursuing of Finley wouldn't be aggressive by any means, as it would apparently only come with "low-dollars, low-risk" contact offers, but again, this is something to think about. Another team is kinda interested in the former Packer, meaning that he's obviously still got some stuff left to offer in their eyes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Getting to know the Packers possible 1st Round Picks: Jace Amaro

While drafting an offensive player may not seem like the smartest thing to do in this year's first round, Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro seems like a guy who'd fit really well in Green Bay. Originally projected as a second round pick, Amaro is now likely to be taken sometime late in the first, making him going to the Packers a definite possibility. He's young, athletic, and productive, as he caught 106 passes for 1,352 yards last season, while also being known as a great blocker, something that you can never underrate. So yea, maybe he'll be the prospect the Pack get to start things off. It'd make a lot of sense. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Finley to get an MRI next week

Injured Free Agent Tight End Jermichael Finley will get an MRI on his neck next week, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports. The results of the procedure, which will be done by Dr. Joseph Maroon of the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be given to interested teams, the Packers included. 

So yea, I guess we have another thing to wait for here. Finley's been hurt all offseason, but if he's showing enough progress to be given another test then I guess something good must be happening with him. Who knows? Maybe he's almost completely healed. It's unlikely, but it could still happen, couldn't it?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Giants reportedly showing interest in QB Matt Flynn

The Giants are currently showing interest in Free Agent QB Matt Flynn, the New York Daily News reports. Right now, New York has Josh Freeman scheduled for a workout, so it's obvious that they're looking for a 2014 backup. 

To that, I'll I can say is: let's hope Freeman turns out to be better. Last season, Flynn played really well for the Pack, so if they end up missing out on him it'd definitely be a bad thing. I mean, who else is available to sign right now? It's not like they'll just settle for Tolzein after last year's injury to Rodgers, right?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hayward now "ready" for Packers Offseason Workouts

In an article recently published by the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers CB Casey Hayward, who has been rehabbing from a hamstring injury that limited him to just 3 games last year, was quoted saying that he's "ready" for the team's offseason workouts. 

"I think I'm ready for it now," Hayward said. "I'm just here and I don't have to push it and I probably won't push it crazy then, but I'm in a good enough shape to finish everything and do everything."

Let's hope he's right. A healthy him would definitely help the Packers struggling defense in the upcoming season. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Packers 2014 Preseason Schedule Released

The Packers 2014 Preseason Schedule has been released, and, in my opinion, it contains a lot of unfamiliar opponents. To start off the list of practice games, the Pack will head to Tennessee sometime between August 7th and August 10th (none of the exact dates have been announced yet) before visiting the Rams in Week 2 and hosting the Raiders and Chiefs in Weeks 3 and 4 respectively. 

That third game against Oakland, which will be played on Friday, August 22, will be televised nationally on CBS, meaning that yes, we will in fact be able to see some of the new guys for an extended period of time this Summer. Not for too long obviously, but still, long enough so that it'll feel like the season's come early.