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Cornerback Davon House was selected in the fourth round, with the 131st pick, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers who took him with a compensatory pick.
At 6’1, 195 House is considered to be a “big physical corner,” who “delivers a good press at the line to reroute receivers.”
House’s ability to read the quarterback’s eyes and anticipate routes while playing with a “mean streak” has him in the running for a starting cornerback or nickel position.
In nine games, House finished with 26 tackles and five pass break-ups. A shoulder injury hampered him in 2012, affecting his ability to tackle and forced him to wear a harness that limited his upper body motion.
However, House says he will be ready for training camp and the ability to challenge for a starting position.
“To me, if you think I did good last year then you have a whole other thing coming,” House said, via Tyler Dunne of JSOline.
“I won’t have this harness on so …
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodger did an interview with ESPNWisconsin.com and and was asked if he feels like they’re flying under the radar with teams like the Seahawks and 49ers emerging last season.
I love it. I love being under the radar. For sure, we’re a contender. For sure. I mean, we’re going to put ourselves in position to win a lot of games. Our goal is to win our division and get to the playoffs. And anything can happen. And then hopefully we can take care of business like we did in 2010 when we get back there. The NFL didn’t do us any favors with the schedule, but we don’t need them to.
While the Packers are flying under the radar more than usual, they’re still one of the top teams in the NFL. Their offense is too explosive for teams to take them lightly.
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Usually the Packers are the team to beat, but that could change this year, and Rodgers knows it. The Packers are no longer one of the trendy NFC teams: Those teams reside in the NFC West.
“I love it. I love being under the radar,” Rodgers told Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com recently. “For sure, we’re a contender. For sure. I mean, we’re going to put ourselves in position to win a lot of games. Our goal is to win our division and get to the playoffs. And anything can happen. And then hopefully we can take care of business like we did in 2010 when we get back there.
“The NFL didn’t do us any favors with the schedule, but we don’t need them to.”
Rodgers is right that the schedule doesn’t look easy with out of division games against the NFC East and AFC North. (Although it’s worth noting the schedule is essentially determined years ahead of time. There’s no room for favors.)
The Packers will still surprise many people this year, because Rodgers is a top 3 quarterback in the NFL.
The news became official on Monday as the Green Bay Packers announced that they had informed inside linebacker Desmond Bishop of his release after the sixth-year linebacker from Cal could not agree to a restructured contract with the team and no trade parters were to be found.
Thus, the Packers made their decision. With two other starting caliber linebackers in A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, Green Bay simply didn’t feel comfortable investing almost $4 million in a player coming off a serious hamstring injury when it has two healthy alternatives readily available on the roster.
Certainly the Packers will miss Bishop. They will miss the physical presence he brings to the field, as well as his ability to rush the passer on both inside and outside blitzes. But truth be told, the Packers couldn’t be sure they would ever get the same old Bishop back. The Bishop that posted 115 tackles and five sacks in 2011 may never be seen again, the freak injury in a preseason game in San Diego last August …
Football is a young man’s sport and even more so with the Green Bay Packers. Since the introduction of Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy as the Packers general manager and head coach respectively, the Packers has consistently fielded one of the youngest rosters in the league. In particular, Ted Thompson’s acumen for finding talented college players coupled with his penchant for ignoring free agency usually means there are a lot of players with little or no previous experience in the NFL. The Packers have also been ruthless with aging veterans, where seemingly no player is safe; Charles Woodson, Cullen Jenkins, Chad Clifton, Marco Rivera, Mike Wahle, Darren Sharper were big name players all dumped to the curbside in favor of younger, cheaper options.
There is one exception of course and that’s the quarterback; while Ted Thompson probably believes he can replace just about every player on his roster with someone younger who can be equally talented (and overall he’s been right), even T…
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to make a “strong run” at free agent LB Desmond Bishop. As has been speculated on here already, source says look out for Minnesota to make a strong run at Bishop, league source says. — Packer Report (@PackerReport) June 17, 2013 Photo Credit: Packers.com Bishop, 28, had a strong two-year stretch in 2010-11, collecting a total of 218 tackles with 8.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception for 32 yards and a score through 28 games (25 starts) with the Packers. The former 2007 sixth-round selection out of California was expected to remain in green and gold for at least another year and considered himself a major candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) award last month, despite missing the entire 2012 season with an injury. It’s no surprise, however, that Minnesota is showing interest in Bishop, as the club is arguably the most linebacker-needy team in the league with Marvin Mitchell currently slated to start the season on the we…
The Green Bay Packers and Desmond Bishop could not agree on a restructured contract, so the veteran linebacker was released Monday, the team announced. An hour before the official announcement, Bishop leaked the move on his Twitter account:
“So much fun, so many memories & friendships forged in Green Bay,” Bishop tweeted. “Ups & downs, wins & losses! Even a XLV championship. Forever grateful #Pack”
Bishop’s first visit is expected to be with the Vikings, a person with knowledge of his plans told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because Bishop did not authorize him to release the information. Bishop was a starter and an impact player in the Packers’ Super Bowl season of 2010 and again in 2011. Over those two seasons, he had eight sacks, four forces fumbles and an interception. But Bishop, who turns 29 next month, missed all of last season with a torn hamstring suffered in the preseason.
Bishop would be a huge upgrade at the Mike spot for the Vikings and wo…
According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers will release linebacker Desmond Bishop on Monday. Bishop didn’t participate in OTAs as he is still rehabbing the hamstring injury he suffered in the 2012 preseason. He was due $3.464 million from the team in 2013, but there are serious doubts within the organization that he isn’t close to being healthy for the preseason. Bishop was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Donald Driver will be ready to go if the Green Bay Packers call and say they needed his help.
Other NFL teams, however, needn’t bother.
Green Bay’s all-time leading receiver announced his retirement Jan. 31 after 14 years in the NFL – all with the Packers. Driver says he still loves the game, but he promised Packers fans he’d never play for another team.
”At the end of the day, if I get that itch, it would only be for the green and gold,” he said. ”If the Packers called me and said, `Drive, come back to training camp,’ I’d be back for training camp. But until then, I’ll be sitting at home and just watching football.”
He added: ”I think the thing for me is if the Packers call midseason, I’d be in shape. I’ve been staying in shape.”
Driver was back in northeastern Wisconsin over the weekend. On Saturday, a street in downtown Green Bay was renamed ”Donald Driver Way” and a statue in his likeness was unvei
Donald Driver, who retired four months ago, said Sunday that he would play for the Green Bay Packers if they asked him to. Speaking at a press conference before his charity softball game, Driver said he has received calls from teams asking if he would be willing to play this season.
Who are your 2013 Green Bay Packers?
With the pre-season officially over with, we now turn our attention to the upcoming training camp and preseason. The big question is: What will the 2013 Green Bay Packers look like?
I’m taking a look at each position and listing who I think are the likely starters, as of today. Training camp always tends to change that list quite a bit so this is obviously as of today, as it stands, and without having really seen many of these guys play.
Starter: Aaron Rodgers
Backup: BJ Coleman
Bubble: Graham Harrell, Matt Brown
Quick hits: Rodgers is the league’s highest-paid player and let’s not forget he’s pretty good at what he does. No question there and so the biggest debate is whether Coleman can leapfrog Harrell and will the team carry three active quarterbacks? My thought is that if Coleman wins the backup spot, they will likely cut Harrell. Illinois State’s Matt Brown could be a good candidate to land on the practice squad, much like…
When Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver retired this winter, he did so with a heavy heart.
That was in January.
In June, Driver is putting it out there that he will be available if the Packers need him.
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According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Packers cornerback Davon House and running back DuJuan Harris expect to be ready for training camp.
Just talked to Davon House and DuJuan Harris. Both say they’ll be ready for training camp.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) June 16, 2013
Harris had a large cyst removed from his lung and House battled shoulder injuries last season.
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Alright – so this cheesy headline is perhaps better fitted for a science mag feature. But in the past five seasons, the Green Bay Packers have fine-tuned their passing game into precision artwork. Potent and depth laden, Green Bay’s aerial attack has amassed over 22,000 yards since 2008. Art or Science? Perhaps a little of both – as even losses to Pro-Bowlers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings haven’t derailed the swagger that the Packer receiving corp imparts heading into the 2013 season.
Not long ago, Jennings and Driver were prime targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The duo combined for over 280-receptions and 4, 400 yards in seasons ’08 and ’09. The pair were ironclad ProBowlers and likely entrants to the Packer Hall-of Fame (‘Titletown’ has already named a street after Driver). This spring, the Pack traded Jennings to Minnesota and roasted Driver’s retirement.
‘Reload and aim’ has become a buzz phrase for describing teams that can replace lost stars. Packer
APPLETON, Wis. — Four months into retirement, Donald Driver is still on the minds of at least a few NFL teams. Phone calls have been coming in to try to get the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver to continue his career elsewhere, but Driver has refused.Speaking at a press conference before his sixth-annual charity softball game, Driver didn’t specify which teams have inquired about him, but he did make it clear that he wasn’t interested.”I think the thing is, if you have the itch to continue to play, then it doesn’t matter who you play for, because that’s what you want to do, Driver said. “You just want to play the game. I love the game, but I only love one team. When you love the game, you’ll play for anybody. Anybody who offers you something, you’re willing to step on the field and play for them.”I decided that I love one team. But I do the game. At the end of the day, if I get that itch, it would only be for the green and gold.Driver repeated that he wo