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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

NFC North Rookies to Watch in 2015

By Josh Koop, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With NFL training camps set to open up in a few weeks, it will be the first real taste of being a professional football player for all the rookies who heard their names called in the draft not too long ago. And in some cases, teams may be counting on some of their first-year players to contribute sooner rather than later. Here is one key rookie for each of the four NFC North teams to keep...

NFC North Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The NFC North is filled with talent and potential, just look at the Detroit Lions’ success last year. The Packers and Lions should be in contention for the playoffs like last year, and the Vikings and Bears should certainly see improvement. However, they will need help especially in areas that have the ability to get stronger this upcoming NFL season. Related: AFC North Players...

Green Bay Packers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
There’s a better chance of Mike McCarthy having a training-camp movie night showing of “Remember the Titans” on a VHS tape than there is of the Green Bay Packers coach pinning his team’s motivational hopes on its gut-wrenching loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. In the wake of their 28–22 overtime loss to the Seahawks — in which the...

Athlon Archive: The Vince Lombardi I Knew

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The greatest coach in NFL history — the architect of the Green Bay Packers and the namesake of the league’s championship trophy — died 45 years ago this September. Though more than four decades have passed since Lombardi last coached a game, he remains a giant in the game’s history and an icon for leadership in and out of the sports world. At the time of this...

Extra Points: Packers get greedy at QB position

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - We all remember one Brett that worked out pretty well in Green Bay but expecting another to make it three Hall of Famers in a row at the game's most important position is probably a stretch. Or is it? Packers general manager Ted Thompson is always about forward-looking statements when it comes to the quarterback spot. Back in 2005, Thompson famously selected a...

Packers to hold Favre ceremony on Thanksgiving

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers said Monday they will honor quarterback Brett Favre in a ceremony during their Thanksgiving night game against the rival Chicago Bears. Favre, 45, will have his No. 4 retired on July 18 during the Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet. His name and jersey will unveiled on the facade at Lambeau Field during halftime on Nov. 26. ...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 4 months 1 week ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at offensive lineman Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft. Spain earned several honors during his time at West Virginia and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland...

Green Bay Packers 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Ted Thompson has the great draft rep but a lot of his recent history in the first round has come up snake eyes. The three-year stint before Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2014 produced Derek Sherrod, Nick Perry and Datone Jones, not exactly a murderer's row. Point being, the sterling reputation as a talent evaluator may not be all that it's cracked up to be when you put it under...