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April 1, 2015

Packers announce Guion & Raji signings

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers today re-signed DT Letroy Guion and DT B.J. Raji today.  General Manager Ted Thompson announced the signings.

Guion started all 16 games for the Packers this past season, registering career highs with 62 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks during the 2014 regular season while recording 12 tackles and a half-sack in the postseason.

Guion was arrested following the season on felony drug and weapons charges but had those charges dismissed recently.

Raji missed the entire 2014 season after suffering an injury during the third preseason game and was placed on injured reserve.  Prior to last year he played in 14 or more games in each of his first five seasons, including starting all 16 games three times.  He had surgery following the biceps injury and will be ready for the start of training camp.

Raji was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, becoming the first Green Bay defensive tackle to be selected to the all-star game since Bob Brown in 1972.

 

Packers sign Guion to 1-year deal, Raji agrees to deal

B.J. Raji

B.J. Raji

The Green Bay Packers liked what they got from Letroy Guion so much that they’re willing to give the defensive tackle a second chance.

The Packers signed Guion to a one-year contract, a deal first reported by ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky.

Guion was arrested back in February on felony marijuana and firearm possession charges, but they were dismissed after he paid a $5,000.00 fine.

Guion could still face discipline from the National Football League.  The [Read more…]

Packers will enter NFL Draft with nine selections

Packers GM Ted Thompson

Packers GM Ted Thompson

It is no secret that Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson takes pride in collecting draft picks.

More than a month out from the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Packers have been awarded two additional compensatory picks.

The sixth-round selections, Nos. 210 and 212, are a result of net losses in free agency the previous season. Last offseason, Green Bay lost four unrestricted free agents, the biggest of which were center Evan Dietrich-Smith and receiver James Jones. [Read more…]

Harris signs with Vikings

DuJuan Harris

DuJuan Harris

Running back DuJuan Harris is the latest former Green Bay Packer to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

Harris was not tendered a deal by the Packers as an exclusive rights free agent after getting just 16 carries for the Packers behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks last season.

Harris finished the 2012 season as the Packers’ starting running back after rushing for 257 yards on 62 carries (4.1 avg.) with four touchdowns.  But Harris suffered a patellar tendon injury in the following fall camp which sidelined him for the entire 2013 season.

By the time 2014 rolled around, Harris was down to third on the depth chart and was used primarily as the teams kick returner.

Chris Borland’s decision to walk away from the NFL continues to be top of mind! (Video)

Chris Borland

Chris Borland

Monday night, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced he was done after just one season in the NFL.  He’s walking away at the age of 24.

The former Wisconsin Badger told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” he wanted to avoid a potential string of concussions that can lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  Borland gave up millions of dollars and the fame that goes with playing in the NFL because he didn’t want to commit to something that could ruin his life.

This wasn’t a snap decision for Borland, it’s something that he has thought about since getting his bell rung in training camp last season. [Read more…]