GM signs Packers’ latest treaty with Brett Favre

Packers announce roster moves

SEAHAWKS’ WORST FEARS: Harvin to have hip surgery Packers President Mark Murphy has said he wants to retire Favre’s number sometime in the future, and Favre seems open to the idea. There was a time when Favre expressed bitter feelings toward Thompson and the Packers, but both sides seem to have put that in the past. Favre retired in March 2008, then wanted to return to the Packers, but Thompson declared that Aaron Rodgers was the team’s quarterback. When Favre asked for his unconditional release, Thompson refused, and when Favre flirted with the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers filed tampering charges that were later rejected by the commissioner. Favre eventually was traded to the New York Jets. “The man played for a very long time here and he was a marvelous, marvelous football player,” Thompson said. “A good person in the community, he and his wife. I think he means a lot to the Packers for Brett Favre to be remembered in a good light, and I have no objections at all. I’m thrilled.” There has been speculation that Favre wouldn’t get his number retired until after Thompson left the Packers. Thompson said he doesn’t think his relationship with Favre holds the key to a reconciliation.

Packers short on receivers; Driver on speed dial

Jolly, who missed the past three NFL seasons while suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, is trying to become the same player and a different person all at the same time. So far, he seems to be making strides at both. “I’m just going to keep doing what I do. Practice hard, work hard,” Jolly said. “I’m going to keep pushing to be here for the season.” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jolly indefinitely following the 2009 season after multiple arrests for codeine possession in his native Houston. After missing the 2010, ’11 and ’12 seasons he watched the Packers win the Super Bowl on television, later admitting he was high as he watched the telecast he was finally reinstated in March. The Packers, who never gave up his NFL rights during his suspension, then signed him to a restructured, minimum-salary deal that would pay him $715,000 this season if he makes the team. Our Site After his final arrest, Jolly was given a six-year prison sentence that he began serving in November 2011. However, after just six months of incarceration, Jolly was released and put on “shock probation” for the next decade. He estimated he spent a total of “eight or nine months” in jail or prison because of his codeine addiction, and in May he graduated from a court-ordered rehabilitation program and was allowed to join the team during the first week of June for the mandatory minicamp and final organized team activities. “You can tell that he’s still working out some kinks, but at the same time you can tell that he’s still got it,” said Clay Matthews Jersey Canada Packers right guard T.J.

Packers’ Dave Robinson was a force in coverage

1968-70 under Phil Bengston, who had been Lombardis defensive coordinator: 6-7-1, 8-6, 6-8. 1971-72 under Dan Devine: 4-8-2, 10-4. The 1972 team returned to the postseason for the first time since 1967. Shortly after a 16-3 loss to Washington in the playoffs, Robinson was traded to the Redskins. 1973-74 under George Allen: 10-4, 10-4. The Redskins lost in the first round of the playoffs both years. MORE ROBINSON In a road game against the Giants, in Dave Robinsons first year with the Redskins, he returned an interception for a touchdown. Robinson was an honorary pall bearer at the funeral of Hall of Fame running back Marion Motley n 1999. Before he was part of the Cleveland Browns dynasty, Motley was a star at Canton McKinley High School. Robinson grew up near Philadelphia, Eagles country, but his favorite NFL team was the New York Giants.

03, 2013 5:30PM – 9:30PM CDT Packers Family Night The Green Bay Packers announced today that Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, will take place Saturday evening, Aug. 3. The event will benefit the Wendys Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Tue., Aug. 06, 2013 8:20AM – 10:20AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). Type of practice (pads or shells) is subject to change without notice. All times indicated are Central. Wed., Aug. 07, 2013 8:20AM – 10:20AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center).

Packers: Johnny Jolly sober and happy to be back on field with Green Bay

However, Jones said that Driver may have the itch to continue playing. Jones referenced a dialogue he had with Driver during the latter’s annual charity golf outing in the Houston area a few weeks ago. “He tells me every day how much he’s staying in shape, and I tell him every day, ‘Why did you retire? If you still wanted to play, you should’ve still tried to play. Don’t let nobody walk you away from the game if you can still try to play,'” Jones said. “But, at the time (in February) he felt like he was done and didn’t want to play football anymore. I talked to him in Houston, and he said, ‘Man, I didn’t want to play football anymore. I felt like I was done. Me and (Packers general manager) Ted (Thompson) and (head coach) Mike (McCarthy) and everybody was on the same page.’ “Now, I guess he’s feeling like everybody feels when you’ve been playing football since you were seven and now all of a sudden it’s done and you kind of get those bubble guts and stuff when training camp comes back around and you want to be back out there playing,” Jones added. “I’m assuming he wants to play; that’s why he hasn’t turned in his (retirement) papers or anything.” Jones suggested the Packers should think about entertaining the idea of bringing Driver back if a need were to arise at receiver in the coming weeks. “As of right now, I hope our young guys get healthy,” Jones said.


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