Mike Pennel 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

1) Introduction: The Packers are known for being able to find the “diamond in the rough” when it comes to undrafted rookie free agents and this year Mike Pennel was the surprise addition on the 53-man final roster.  Is Pennel the real deal or just a flash in the pan? 2) Profile: Mike Pennel Age: 23 Born: May […]

Cory’s Corner: Anyone want to play nose tackle for the Packers?

As soon as B.J. Raji was lost for the season this past August, my mind started to race. I wondered if general manager Ted Thompson would pick up the phone and call Ryan Pickett. After all, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle played eight seasons for the Packers. He started all 16 games in 2012 and […]

Getting to know Packers Undrafted Free Agents Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott

The Packers discovered undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields in 2010, bringing the receiver-turned-cornerback into training camp and watching him play a key role in their Super Bowl run. He kept right on developing and is now a player the Packers deemed worthy of a $39 million contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had […]