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Thursday September 21, 2017
Packers sign DT
Ricky Jean Francois
The Green Bay Packers have signed DT Ricky Jean Francois and placed T Jason Spriggs on injured reserve.
Francois will wear #99.
The transactions were announced Thursday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
Roster Updated in Team Info
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Monday September 18, 2017
Packers injuries include Jordy Nelson, Mike Daniels, Randall Cobb
(ESPN) - Two of the Green Bay Packers' biggest playmakers didn't it make through the first series of Sunday night's 34-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Another tried to gut out an injury but finally succumbed.
Receiver Jordy Nelson hobbled off the field after eight offensive plays because of a quad injury, and defensive tackle Mike Daniels pulled a hamstring on the Falcons' first drive. Receiver Randall Cobb tried to play through a shoulder injury and finally dropped out in the fourth quarter.
Daniels' first-half hamstring injury came after he played perhaps the best game of his career in the last week's season opener against Seattle. He had 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and seven tackles.
Friday September 15, 2017
Ted Thompson Has Changed His Modus Operandi in 2017
By Bob Fox,
Going into the 2017 NFL season, general manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers had built up a very solid track record in terms of doing his job. Especially since he hired head coach Mike McCarthy in 2006, a year after Thompson took over control of the front office.
Since that partnership took place, the Packers have had 115-61-1 regular season record, with six NFC North titles, nine playoff appearances (including eight straight currently), four NFC title game appearances and one Super Bowl win.
For the most part during his tenure as GM, Thompson has utilized a a draft-and-develop program under the guidance of McCarthy and his coaching staff.
The Packers also were a team that retained a lot of their own core free agents and the team almost never cut a draft pick in the season they were selected.
In that time, it’s been rare that Thompson would dip his toes into “pure” free agency, when he picks up a veteran NFL player who has had decent success with another team or teams in the NFL. Instead, Thompson depends much more on the draft and signing “street” free agents or undrafted rookie free agents.