Green Bay Packers: 5 Players Firmly on the Roster Bubble

Holler: Packers defections 80% successful

Desmond Bishop (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY)

But Green wore down as the season progressed due to scar tissue build-up in his surgically repaired knee. Green’s 2012 campaign basically ended with two games to go in the regular season, as he either didn’t get a carry or was inactive after that. That also included the two postseason games. It may come down to either Green or Starks for one job at running back. The good news for Green is that he’s younger than Clay Matthews Jersey Starks, plus he catches the ball better. But none of that will matter if he can’t show his abilities on the field. C.J. Wilson Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images C.J. Wilson started seven games for the Packers in 2012. Wilson shouldn’t be worried about keeping a spot on the 2013 roster, right?

Packers awaiting big things from Nick Perry

The reaction from Packers fans has been typical. As has been the case with the Spielman Era, each of the Fab Five of former Packers that came over to Minnesota have all been vilified by those with the rare GNG (Green-N-Gold) Negative blood type. As with his four notable predecessors that Spielman and the Vikings invested in, none of them were the high-profile free agent raids made in recent years. In each instance, the player was available because the Packers said they werent interested in moving forward an NFL colloquialism of Hit the road, Jack, and dont you come back no more, no more, no more, no more. If it was a relationship, the Packers always made the decision that they wanted to see other people. Dump City, Population You. For the reasons of clarity, Robert Ferguson is included in the Gang of Five. Much like the Vikings scorched-hand policy of trying to make something out of former Bears receivers (Bobby Wade, Devin Aromoshodu and Hollywood fashion plate Bernard Berrian come immediately to mind), Ferguson earned the hushed nickname Turd Ferguson a tip of the hat to a Saturday Night Live sketch in which Norm McDonald as Burt Reynolds was looking to fluster Alex Trebec (Will Farrell). From the perspective of Vikings fans, the comparisons and the hushed nickname were appropriate. He was a swing and a miss. Darren Sharper was the first Packer to make an impact, and in a strange way may be the reason why the Vikings traded back into the first round of the 2011 draft to take Harrison Smith .

Schedule set for Packers Training Camp, presented by Bellin Health

(Photo: Dave Martin, AP) Desmond Bishop’s search for a new team is over. The inside linebacker agreed to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, a week after he was released by the Green Bay Packers. Bishop’s agent, Blake Baratz, confirmed the signing via Twitter on Monday. “(Great) player but a better person,” Baratz wrote. “Bizarre week to say the least, but great addition (for) all.” Bishop was a starter for the Packers in 2010, when Green Bay won the Super Bowl, and 2011, but missed all of last season with a hamstring injury. He was released June 17 when he and the Packers could not agree on a restructured contract to reduce his scheduled salary of $3.464 million. Now he will get a chance to start for a a former NFC North division rival, where he is expected to compete with Erin Henderson. Bishop also visited the Kansas City Chiefs and had interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bishop wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday about needing to make a decision on his future. “Decisions decisions!!!

Former Packers LB Desmond Bishop stays in NFC North

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His eyes are different. His gaze is different. I can just look at his face and look at in his eyes and know he’s not happy with what transpired last year and he’s determined not to let that happen again this year.” Perry played only 198 snaps in six games before his injuries, a modest average of about 33 (or roughly half) per game. But in looking back to that relatively short stint, Greene said he felt confident Perry had made progress — most notably in the unfamiliar realm of pass coverage. Greene pointed to the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts as evidence. Perry, of course, had one sack in that game and lost another due to penalty. But what caught Greene’s eye was an effort in pass defense against Colts receiver Reggie Wayne . “He carried Reggie Wayne vertical up the field in a Cover 2 concept and it was as good as I can coach it,” Greene said. “He carries an All-Pro vertical up the seam in a hip-trail position. That tells me: You know what, he can do everything coverage-wise. He progressed during his time last year as a player.” Proficiency in pass coverage will keep Perry on the field in 2013.

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20, 2013 7:00PM – 10:00PM CDT Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. will induct former Packers players Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Chris Jacke, and contributor Emil Fischer at the 43rd Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Tickets for the banquet, which begins with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. with a cash bar, and dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m., are $135 each. Tables of 10 also are available for $1,300 and are assigned in the order in which they are purchased. Early reservations are recommended. To purchase tickets, call Gwen Borga at (920) 965-6984, or e-mail her at gwenb@packershalloffame.com. No refunds are available 30 days prior to the event. Tue., Jul. 23, 2013 11:30AM – 5:00PM CDT Ask Vic Day “Ask Vic Day” will include a tour of Lambeau Field, a Packers Hall of Fame visit, lunch, an Ask Vic Live, and a few other surprises along the way.

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