October 8, 2015

Former Packers head coach, Lindy Infante dies

Packers logoFormer Green Bay Packers head coach Lindy Infante passed away on Thursday, at the age of 75.

Infante was a head coach in the NFL for six years, compiling a 36-60 record.  He was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1989 with the Packers, but his only postseason appearance came in 1996 with the Indianapolis Colts in a wild card game loss to Pittsburgh (42-14).

The Packers hired Infante in February 1988, about a week after George Perles, the coach at Michigan State, backed out of the job 24 hours after accepting it.

Infante was the 10th coach in Packers franchise history, compiling a 24-40 record in four seasons before being fired by new general manager Ron Wolf not long after the final game in 1991.

Infante died of pneumonia.

Bulaga to practice in pads today

Bryan Bulaga

Bryan Bulaga

After undergoing surgery to repair a sprained M-C-L and torn meniscus in his left knee, Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga was projected to be out four-to-six weeks.  But Bulaga returned to practice less than three weeks after the injury, going through a non-padded workout on Wednesday.

If everything checked out from Wednesday’s workout, Bulaga said he plans to practice in the teams padded practice on Thursday.

There is no guarantee that Bulaga will be able to play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but his return is a good sign.

“It’s going to be a day-by-day deal,” Bulaga said.  “I’m just trying to get feedback every day from how it’s feeling and watching the tape to see if I like the way I’m moving.  I think that’s a big key, if you can get out [Read more…]

Packers sign Gaston to practice squad

Packers logoJust days after releasing him to make room for wide receiver Jared Abbrederis on the 53-man roster, the Green Bay Packers have signed defensive lineman Bruce Gaston to their practice squad.

Gaston made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp and was on the team for the first three games.  He played in two of the three games and registered one tackle.

Gaston takes Abbrederis’ spot on the practice squad.  He became the odd-man out on the roster when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from the suspended list last week and then the Packers decided they needed to add Abbrederis to the 53-man roster.

Packers grind out a victory over 49ers

John Kuhn:  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

John Kuhn: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Green Bay Packers joined Atlanta and Carolina as the N-F-C’s only unbeaten teams after grinding out a 17-3 victory at San Francisco on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers passed for 224 yards and a touchdown and John Kuhn rushed for a one-yard touchdown, but the Packers offense wasn’t on its “A” game.

The Packers did make it look easy at the start, moving 80-yards on the first possession, capping off a touchdown drive with a 9-yard scoring strike to Richard Rodgers.  The Packers would score only one more touchdown,  the short scoring run from Kuhn.

The Packers needed their defense at times in the past and didn’t get enough help.  Sunday they did.  The Packers defense not only sacked Colin Kaepernick six times, but they held him to 160 yards passing and 57 yards rushing.  They also held running back Carlos Hyde to 20 yards on eight carries.  That defense gave up 196 total yards, just 72 in the second half. [Read more…]

Packers face 49ers today!

Jared Abbrederis

Jared Abbrederis

The Green Bay Packers are in San Francisco today to face a 49ers defense that has surrendered 90 points in the last two games.  The Packers should make that total grow at a rapid pace.  Only Arizona in the N-F-C has scored more points than the Packers in the first three weeks of the season.

The Packers have promoted former Wisconsin standout wide receiver Jared Abbrederis from the practice squad, releasing DT Bruce Gaston.  Abbrederis has struggled with injuries in his first two N-F-L seasons but expects to bolster a receiving corps which is expected to be without injured wide receiver Davante Adams.  Adams is listed as doubtful for today’s game with a sprained ankle.

Safety Morgan Burnett is also listed as doubtful.  Veteran defensive lineman Letroy Guion is ready to go after missing three games due to a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Kickoff this afternoon is set for 3:25 p-m Central time.