Packers could use Greg Van Roten at any of 3 O-line roles

Rookie David Bakhtiari in position to start at left tackle for Packers

“We’ve done it from the get-go,” said Clements. “It’s smart. He knows the system. He was here all spring. He doesn’t have to prove himself.

Packers looking to jumpstart running game with ‘stacked’ backfield

A month later, Jennings came after Rodgers for a second time. On this occasion, he questioned what the elevation of the Packers quarterback to elite status meant for the rest of the team during a sit down with Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team, Jennings said. It should always be the team. Taken in full, the quote comes off as stunningly callous, especially for a receiver who once played with Favre, who arguably demanded more spotlight than any player in recent NFL history. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports The freedom of Vikings training camp? Later, he wondered aloud if Rodgers’ stature as one of the top quarterbacks has made him immune from personal accountability. Even the way the Packers do business came under Jennings’ fire. As told to Wiederer , Jennings now feels a sense of freedom in Minnesota that lacked under the micromanagement in Green Bay. “Its not a free-for-all. Theres structure, Jennings said. But theres liberty.

Greg Van Roten (left) and Gilbert Pena drill in training camp last week. Van Roten could be a backup center or left or right guard.

Email | Twitter The Green Bay Packers preseason opening Friday night will run on Time Warner Cable in Milwaukeea on Milwaukeeas Telemundo station, the cable company said. The game will run over the air, via satellite television and on Charter cable on Packers preseason flagship station WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), but not on Time Warner Cable. The announcement Thursday afternoon by the cable company represents Time Warner Cableas strategy to promote the fact that the game will be available to subscribers despite the fact that Time Warner Cable is not carrying Channel 4 during a contract dispute with station owner Journal Broadcast Group of Milwaukee. The Telemundo announcers on the Packers game speak Spanish. Time Warner Cable suggested that non-Spanish speakers can tune into the game on radio for the audio play-by-play. Coincidentally, the Packers radio network also is owned by Journal Broadcast Group, as is flagship station WTMJ-AM (620). Journal Broadcast Group, which partners with the Green Bay Packers in a multiyear agreement to lead the Packers Television Network, will allow the Telemundo telecast to happen, said Journal Broadcast executive vice president Steve Wexler . The Milwaukee company agreed to provide a feed to the local Telemundo station starting in 2012 and the Telemundo station adds graphics and announcing in Spanish. “This is not new at all,” Wexler told me via email.

Bears And Packers Drive NFC North Ticket Prices To Second Highest In NFL

6:31 a.m. Our Wayne Larrivee, the Voice of the Packers, gives you his primer for tonight’s game.He goes through nearly every position and which players he’ll be keying on tonight.Click here to read Wayne’s primer.The NBC26 Precision Forecast does have a slight chance of the shower for tonight’s game. Click here for the detailed forecast.Packers Gameday previewGREEN BAY – “It’s time.”Those words are synonymous with a Packers team making a Super Bowl run, as uttered by linebackers coach Kevin Greene to Clay Matthews in Super Bowl XLV.The Green Bay Packers could take what fans hope are their first gameday steps to a Super Bowl championship tonight as they host the Arizona Cardinals in the first week of the 2013 preseason.Click here to see the full roster of your Green Bay Packers.They come here after a challenge-filled first two weeks of preseason.The biggest challenge has come from the injury front:Another challenge: seeing who’s next up when injuries happen, or if – heaven forbid for Packers fans – an injury happens to the most critical piece of Green Bay’s puzzle the attempt at a 14th world championship.In other words: a backup quarterback.The Packers chose not to sit tight with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman after subpar performances during the Family Night scrimmage.They also decided to go with a 4th round draft pick as their first choice – for now – to make sure that the Packers don’t have to go with Aaron Rodgers.Meanwhile, Packers Nation is enduring more from outside forces in the NFC North.One of them can’t stop talking about the team he used to play for, and fans are getting sick of it.Another NFC North opponent couldn’t even remember the name of the Packers’ home stadium.I’m sure that Lions rookie will be reminded when he enters Lambeau Field on October 6th.For even more of a primer on tonight’s first preseason game, check out Lance Allan and Larry McCarren “Tracking the Pack” below.There were some great moments of pride this week in Packers Nation.There were some moments of pain, too.But now, it’s a moment of excitement we haven’t experienced in nearly seven months.Packers Gameday. The first of (hopefully) 23 or 24 of them this year.Want to share your Packers pride, your game-watching experience, and all things Packers?

Cardinals vs. Packers: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

The Packers have 13, the most in the NFL, compared to the Bears eight. When it comes to ticket prices, however, the Bears beat out Packers tickets. The combination of one of the NFLs smaller stadiums and a big, windy city leads to high prices. Smaller venues are actually the norm for the NFC North, as the Packers are the only team with more than 70,000 seats. Below is a breakdown of each teams ticket and attendance data as well as a few thoughts about the state of their tickets for 2013-14. Bears One Year Price Change: + 19.73% 2012-13 Stadium Capacity: 101.2% 2012-13 Avg. Attendance/NFL Rank: 62,329/#23 At a $446 average price for the season, the Bears tickets are the most expensive in the NFL. They are also the only team with an average price above $400a lot for a team that didnt make the playoffs, lost its long-time defensive bedrock Brian Urlacher, and parted ways with their coach. Despite all the transition, Da Bears are still a major draw, and you cant get into a home game for under $150. The two most expensive games of the year are a week six Randall Cobb Packers Jerseys game vs. the Saints and the final Sunday of 2013 against the Packers. The Bears least expensive game at home is against the Super Bowl champ Ravens in Week 11.

How Greg Jennings Tarnished His Packers Legacy and Became the NFL’s Newest Diva

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The Green Bay Packers have started rookies at left tackle before, with mixed results. They’re hoping David Bakhtiari will be more like Chad Clifton and less like John Michels. General manager Ted Thompson saw Michels, the team’s first-round pick in 1996, get pressed into action and fail. He saw 1997 first-round pick Ross Verba beat out Michels in a head-to-head training-camp competition but fail to be the long-term answer, too. And while Thompson was working in Seattle in 2000, when rookie second-round pick Clifton took over six games into the season and manned the position for the next decade, Thompson was back in time for the final six years of Clifton’s career. Thompson admits he’s not sure how Bakhtiari, the team’s rookie fourth-round pick who’s taking over at left tackle in the wake of Bryan Bulaga’s knee injury, will fare. But he isn’t panicking about the idea of a 21-year-old kid who could be entering his senior season at the University of Colorado taking over the job of protecting quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ blind side. “It’s happened before here,” Thompson said, somewhat nonchalantly.

Packers begin preseason against Cardinals at Lambeau

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI When: Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET Watch: NFL Network Spread: Packers -3 (via Bovada) Cardinals Player to Watch: Carson Palmer, QB Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The Cardinals traded their 2013 sixth-round pick and a conditional 2014 pick to the Oakland Raiders to acquire Carson Palmer in April. Arizona’s quarterback play was nothing short of embarrassing last season. Cardinals quarterbacks combined to average 5.6 yards per pass attempt, the worst team mark in the league, and they combined to throw the most interceptions (21).

Packers game to be on Time Warner Cable — on Telemundo in Spanish

But Eddie obviously has the physical stature and downhill running style that [head coach] Mike [McCarthy] has always appreciated in this running game. “I’m going to temper my feelings here until we see them in a game and see them with live bullets, but they’re doing the right things and it’s exciting. In this locker room, at least in training camp, we’re not talking about running back being the position that has the most competition. But this year I think we’re talking about five guys who could all be starters. There are guys who are going to go from this camp, not make our team and make a roster somewhere else.” Rodgers appears on regional cover of Sports Illustrated Though Franklin and Lacy have been impressive, no one in Packers camp is forgetting about the strong late-season work turned in last year by Harris, who is still being held out of camp for at least another week or so with a knee injury. Harris came off the Green Bay practice squad for the final four games of the regular season and both playoffs contests, running for 257 yards and four touchdowns over that six-game span, with nine receptions for 81 yards. Starks and Green are also very much in the mix, and both have had flashes of multi-game production in the past for the Packers. If someone can get hot in the preseason games — Green Bay opens at home against Arizona on Friday night — they might just run away with the starting job for Week 1 at San Francisco on Sept. 8. “We’re stacked,” Starks said of the Packers’ backfield.

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