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McCarthy Benches Center Jeff Saturday

McCarthy Benches Center Jeff Saturday

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Evan Dietrich-Smith would start at center against the Titans on Sunday, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Moments later at his locker, five-time Pro Bowler Jeff Saturday - who didn’t practice Wedne
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  • Bears’ receivers coach says Alshon Jeffery is fragile right now

    Bears’ receivers coach says Alshon Jeffery is fragile right now

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has not been a happy camper this week after three offensive pass interference penalties were called against him in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake is worried that Jeffery is going to beat hi
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  • Brandon Marshall fined $5,250 for throwing ball into the stands

    Brandon Marshall fined $5,250 for throwing ball into the stands

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    After Bears receiver Brandon Marshall scored a touchdown on Sunday against the Packers, a fan at Soldier Field came away with a souvenir. And Marshall got a fine. Marshall threw the ball into the stands after scoring, which is against NFL rules. And the…
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  • Charles Woodson wants to play next week

    Charles Woodson wants to play next week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Packers ruled safety Charles Woodson out again this week because of his broken collarbone, but Woodson hopes they’ll give him the green light to play next week. Woodson is still waiting for final medical clearance to come back, something that almost
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  • NFC North Week 16 programming note

    NFC North Week 16 programming note

    ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    Where to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-season rushing…
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  • Packers recruiting snow shovelers, again

    Packers recruiting snow shovelers, again

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    With a major snowstorm hitting Wisconsin on Thursday, the Packers need to remove the stuff from their stadium in advance of Sunday’s game against the Titans. And so one-day workers will gather on Friday to swing a shovel for $10 per hour. Interested par
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  • Packers hopeful James Starks can return for playoffs

    Packers hopeful James Starks can return for playoffs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    With the Green Bay Packers running game finally starting to find some consistency, the team is hopeful they can regain another weapon in the backfield when the playoffs begin in three weeks. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pa…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers 03:54

    'Playbook': Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers

    Dec 21
    Will the Green Bay Packers’ defense be able to limit big gains Sunday? "Playbook" talks about Clay Matthews' impact on the Packers’ defense and how he can help them in the playoffs.
  • Video - Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday benched 00:46

    Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday benched

    Dec 21
    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has benched veteran center Jeff Saturday for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Listen to what Saturday had to say about his coach's decision.

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