MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers released details of another banner year financially on Tuesday, crediting another winning season, revenue-sharing across the NFL and shrinking player costs.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers released details of another banner year financially on Tuesday, crediting another winning season, revenue-sharing across the NFL and shrinking player costs.
COMMENTARY | The Green Bay Packers recently released inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, creating a buzz about which team could be next in line for the six-year veteran's services. According to that list is already down to three after a week's worth of visits.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Following second-round playoff losses in consecutive seasons, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has seen a different look to his team this offseason.
COMMENTARY | The Cincinnati Bengals shored up the safety position in the 2013 NFL draft with Georgia product Shawn Williams, but showing some interest in former Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson would make some sense at this point.
SEE ROUNDS 1-2 HERE SEE ROUNDS 3-4 HERE SEE ROUNDS 4-5 HERE ROUND 7 Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers (PK73, RB28) – Everyone saw what a monster he was at the collegiate level, averaging 6.8 YPC during his Alabama career, finding the end zone 19 times last season. Still, I won't guarantee that he's the Green Bay rookie to own this year. Maybe I should have snagged both Lacy and Franklin at the turn. – Behrens 1 Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens (PK74, WR33) – With another small uptick in targets, Smith will be a 1,000-yard receiver with double-digit touchdown potential. – Behrens 2 Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers (PK75, RB29) – On the positive side, J–Stew is a highly–skilled complete RB. On the negative side, he plays with a QB who steals goal-line carries, a platoon partner that limits his touches and he's seemingly constantly nickel-and-dimed by minor injuries. But there's a chance DeAngelo will be cut, which would make Stewart a luxury as a RB3. – Brandon 1
Since the establishment of the seven-round format in the NFL Draft in 1994, the Green Bay Packers had taken only three running backs in the first three rounds and not once chosen two backs in the opening four rounds in any year.
When Mr. Irrelevant, Justice Cunningham , had his name called Saturday, the fantasy football mock season officially got underway. To kick off Yahoo!'s festivities, we'll mock two rounds per day Tuesday-Friday (12-teams, PPR scoring) to help you get educated on which players will be valued/undervalued when the bulk of the draft season begins in August. Please declare a winner and/or express your general disdain for our 'stupidity' in the comments section below. SEE ROUND 1 HERE ROUND 3 Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers (PK25, WR8) - With Greg Jennings now out of the team picture, expect another leap in value from Cobb. He could easily deliver a 90-1100-10 fantasy line. (Note: This team considered taking a third-tier back at this spot, but didn't want to get shut out on the elite receivers, not in a PPR.) - Behrens 1 Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons (PK26, RB16) - No player received a bigger upgrade in team context during the off-season. Jackson is now the featured back in an offense that ranked seventh in scoring last season (26.2 PPG) and eighth in total yardage (369.1). Michael Turner somehow managed to rush for 800 yards and 10 scores for Atlanta last season, and he was terrible. - Behrens 2 Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (PK27, QB3) – Newton has finished top 4 among QBs in fantasy points per game in each of his first two seasons, thanks to a QB-high 64 red zone rushes in that span (22 combined rushing TD). – Brandon 1
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Datone Jones didn't need a debriefing. The former UCLA defensive end already knew all about the Green Bay Packers and the guy who, years ago, played his position best.
The deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet with another NFL team expired at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday night and, as expected, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz did not receive one from another club and will play for the Giants in 2013. Barring a long-term extension, Cruz will earn $2.879 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2013. Cruz is among eight restricted free agents who has yet to sign his one-year tender and could skip the team's offseason program, which got underway on April 15 and concludes with a mandatory minicamp on June 13. Since Cruz does not have a signed contract, he would not be required to attend that minicamp. If Cruz does not sign his tender by June 17, the Giants could reduce the amount to 110 percent of his previous years' salary, or $594,000, a $2.285 million reduction. In addition to Cruz, the other NFL restricted free agents who have not signed their one-year tenders are Baltimore Ravens tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson, Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields, Giants running back Andre Brown, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander and Tennessee Titans center Fernando Velasco. Pitta, Shields, Brown and Velasco received "Second Round" tenders worth $2.023 million in non-guaranteed base salaries. Dickson, Colquitt and Alexander were tendered at "Original Round" or "Right of First Refusal" levels that include a $1.323 million non-guaranteed base salary. Those players could see their one-year tender amounts reduced to 110 percent their previous years' salary if they do not sign by June 17. Overall, 37 restricted free agents received tenders from 22 teams and only one — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders — received an offer sheet from an NFL team. Sanders was tendered at the "Original Round" level, which carried a $1.323 million base salary for the 2010 third-round pick out of SMU. The New England Patriots risked parting with a third-round pick (No. 91 overall) when they signed Sanders to a one-year, $2.5 million contract that included no guaranteed money, but after losing Mike Wallace in the unrestricted free agent market, the Steelers elected to match the offer and keep Sanders for at least one more season. Of the 29 restricted free agents who have re-signed, only Sanders and Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon have contracts worth more than their tender amounts. Not surprisingly, both teams received interest from teams with ample amounts of salary cap room. Unlike Sanders, McLendon actually received some guaranteed money as part of his new contract with the Steelers. According to a source with knowledge of McLendon's contract details, the undrafted free agent out of Troy received a $1.675 million signing bonus, which is the only guaranteed portion of the deal, and a non-guaranteed base salary of $900,000 to bring his 2013 cash compensation total to $2.575 million, a nice increase over his $1.323 million non-guaranteed base salary under the tender. McLendon has base salaries of $2.425 million in 2014 and $2.25 million in 2015 to complete the deal. Two restricted free agents that have re-signed with the teams took less money in exchange for a little guaranteed money.

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