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Mike McCarthy mum on possible changes to Packers' special teams

Mike McCarthy mum on possible changes to Packers' special teams

ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
GREEN BAY, Wis. – It might be more than a week before we know coach Mike McCarthy's plan to fix the Green Bay Packers' dreadful special-teams unit. McCarthy would not offer specifics on Wednesday, when he held his season wrap-up news conference, other t…
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  • Mike McCarthy: Clay Matthews is an outside linebacker, but we l…

    Mike McCarthy: Clay Matthews is an outside linebacker, but we like flexibility

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    During the regular season, the Packers moved Clay Matthews from outside to inside linebacker at points to help bolster their run defense and change their look in ways that opposing offenses might not have anticipated. It wasn’t a permanent arrangement, …
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  • Mike McCarthy: Next year's Packers won't 'bear the burden' of c…

    Mike McCarthy: Next year's Packers won't 'bear the burden' of collaspse

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The biggest task for Mike McCarthy -- after he decides whether or not to fire special teams coach Shawn Slocum -- might be to figure out how to keep the Green Bay Packers' overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship …
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  • Teammates on Grizzlies' D-League affiliate brawl on bench durin…

    Teammates on Grizzlies' D-League affiliate brawl on bench during timeout

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Sure, longtime theoretical opponents Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao chatting at Tuesday's Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game is a pretty big deal, I guess. But if you really want to see a fight, you should've been watching the D-League contest between…
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  • Governor: City, county should help with Bucks arena funding

    Governor: City, county should help with Bucks arena funding

    nba.com ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says any deal from the state to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena will also likely have to include contributions from the city and county.
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  • Eddie Lacy Highlights Vid

    Eddie Lacy Highlights Vid

    Eddie Lacy has been a big part of the Packers offense for two years now. He shows no signs of slowing down…and with James Starks to keep him fresh…the sky’s the limit for Eddie! The Green Bay Packers are gonna … Continue reading →
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  • Bucks reunite Gutierrez with Kidd on 10-day contract

    Bucks reunite Gutierrez with Kidd on 10-day contract

    nba.com 6 hours ago
    The Bucks have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract, replenishing their backcourt depth after a season-ending injury to backup guard Kendall Marshall.
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  • Mike McCarthy thankful for condolences following brother's deat…

    Mike McCarthy thankful for condolences following brother's death

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Coach Mike McCarthy will speak to reporters this afternoon for the first time since his news conference immediately following the Green Bay Packers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. He was scheduled to do so …
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  • Brett Favre: 'Why would I have hard feelings for Aaron Rodgers?…

    Brett Favre: 'Why would I have hard feelings for Aaron Rodgers?'

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    Brett Favre had a responsibility when Aaron Rodgers was his backup on the Green Bay Packers, and it wasn’t to get Rodgers ready to take his job. The Favre-Rodgers relationship is a story that won’t die, but that happens when one Hall of Famer is backing…
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  • Free Agency Part I: Which FA’s Should the Packers PURSUE

    Free Agency Part I: Which FA’s Should the Packers PURSUE

    As always, free agency is a big part of constructing next year’s team. Who to sign, who to let walk, how to balance cap space against team needs and who can we replace in the draft. Ted Thompson is not … Continue reading →
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  • Ryan Braun joins Milwaukee couple's wedding pictures

    Ryan Braun joins Milwaukee couple's wedding pictures

    yahoo.com 17 hours ago
    When Ryan Braun set off for Milwaukee to attend the Brewers Fan Fest over the weekend, he couldn't have expected to make an appearance in any wedding photos. However, that's exactly what happened Saturday when a member of a local couple's wedding party …
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Milwaukee Bucks to sign Kenyon Martin for rest of season

    Milwaukee Bucks to sign Kenyon Martin for rest of season

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    The Milwaukee Bucks will sign former No. 1 overall draft pick Kenyon Martin to a rest-of-the-season contract this week, according to league sources.
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  • Dwyane Wade Exits Heat’s Loss To Bucks With Hamstring Injury

    Dwyane Wade Exits Heat’s Loss To Bucks With Hamstring Injury

    dimemag.com 21 hours ago
    Dwyane Wade’s knees are holding up just fine in 2014-2015, and his shoulder hasn’t been a problem for years. But another nagging issue has been plaguing the Miami Heat superstar this season – hamstring pain. The three-time champion left his team’s 109-1…
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  • LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 23 hours ago
    The four-man field for NBA All-Star Saturday's marquee event has been set. As announced on NBA TV Tuesday night, the Sprite Slam Dunk will feature Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Orlando Ma…
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  • Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    MLB.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.
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  • Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

    Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

    nba.com ESPN.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Wisconsin will help build a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks with $220 million in bonds that would be funded by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players, Gov. Scott Walker proposed Tuesday.
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  • Who Will Be The Packers Toughest Opponent In 2015?

    Who Will Be The Packers Toughest Opponent In 2015?

    greenbaypackernation.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    The Packers opponents…recently set by the league constitute the Packers next shot at going the distance, righting wrongs…and beating the Seahawks. But the Pack also has to play the Niners, Cardinals and Cowboys again next year. Will the Bears be … Conti…
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  • Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

    Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    The Packers have added a punter to their offseason roster. Green Bay has signed Cody Mandell, who appeared in one preseason game for Dallas in 2014. An Alabama product, the 22-year-old Mandell signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May. H…
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  • Video - Mayweather And Pacquiao Talk At Bucks-Heat Game 00:18

    Mayweather And Pacquiao Talk At Bucks-Heat Game

    Jan 27
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met in person for the first time during halftime of the Milwaukee Bucks' game against the Miami Heat.
  • Video - NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced 01:53

    NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced

    Jan 27
    ESPN's Amin Elhassan was disappointed in the field for the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Video - Bucks Take Down Heat 01:17

    Bucks Take Down Heat

    Jan 27
    Jerryd Bayless had 15 points and seven assists to lead the Bucks past the Heat 109-102.
  • Video - #WithDad:  Clay Matthews Jr. discusses fatherhood 02:00

    #WithDad: Clay Matthews Jr. discusses fatherhood

    Jan 26
    Former All-Pro LB Clay Matthews Jr. discusses growing up in a football household.

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