Key Re-signings and Releases
Lets start with key signings WR James Jones: Jones was a third-round draft choice of the Packers in 2007, played in all 16 games with three starts in 2010 and posted career bests in receptions (50) and receiving yards (679) while matching his career high with five touchdown catches. He recorded two 100-yard receiving games, a career high, and 33 of his receptions on the season went for first downs. FB John Kuhn: KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNN!!!!!! Kuhn, who was claimed off waivers by Green Bay from Pittsburgh in 07', set and if not matched his career high in every major offensive category in 2010. He rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns on 84 carries (3.3 avg.), along with 15 receptions for 97 yards (6.5 avg.) and two scores. Kuhn was the only player on the team to post a rushing and receiving touchdown each of the past three seasons as he became the first Packer to achieve that goal since RB Ahman Green (2002-04). Kuhn has appeared in 62 games with 12 starts during his four seasons in Green Bay. K Mason Crosby: Crosby, a sixth-round draft choice of the Packers in 2007. He has scored 507 points in four seasons, the second most in NFL history by any player in his first four seasons behind only New England K Stephen Gostkowski (513 points from 2006-09). He has connected on 107-of-137 field goal attempts (78.1 percent) during his career, including a franchise-record 56-yard field goal at Philadelphia in Week 1 last season. The Packers also reached agreements with 3 draft choices 1st round draft choice OT Derrick Sherrod: Sherrod, 22, was a first-team All-America selection by CBSSports.com and Rivals.com in 2010 and earned first-team All-SEC honors from the coaches and the media. He helped the Bulldogs rank second in the conference in rushing in 2010 and first in ’09. Sherrod is the only Mississippi State offensive lineman ever selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. With the Pack dropping OT Mark Tausher Sherrod can battle for that position with TJ Lang. 3rd round draft pick RB Alex Green: Green, 23, rushed for 1,199 yards and 18 TDs in 2010, ranking second in University of Hawaii history for rushing yards in a single season and tying the school mark for rushing TDs. His average of 8.2 yards per carry in 2010 ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division I-A among players with 100 or more carries. If he can be very productive in time share with Starks, and Grant well then the Packers will have the most dynamic offense in the NFL. 4th round draft pick CB Davon House: House, 22, earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a junior and senior. He finished his career ranked first in school history in interception return yardage with 319 and tied for sixth with 11 INTs. House was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list in 2010 and was an honorable mention All-America selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior. If he gets playing time ( IF) in this crowded secondary he could be decent. AND the drops. OT Mark Tausher: Tauscher was a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2000 and went on to play 134 games with 132 starts during his 11-year career in Green Bay. He was named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner in 2008, following a 2007 campaign that saw him start all 16 games for a Green Bay offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL. In 2009, Tauscher returned from a significant knee injury sustained the previous season to start eight contests and help the offense allow only 10 sacks in the final seven games. MLB Nick Barnett: Barnett missed a lot of last season with an ACL injury. Barnett, who was selected in the first round by the Packers in 2003, ranks No. 2 in franchise history with 1,014 career tackles (703 solo). He started all 107 games that he appeared in during his eight seasons in Green Bay and led the team in tackles five times. In 2005, Barnett set the single-season franchise mark with 194 tackles (128 solo), breaking a 24-year old mark of 180 held by LB Mike Douglass (1981). Barnett was limited to four games in 2010 due to a wrist injury. OLB Brady Poppinga: Poppinga, a fourth-round pick by the Packers in 2005, played in 81 games with 44 starts during his six seasons in Green Bay. He registered 271 tackles (174 solo), five sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight passes defensed during his career. Poppinga played in a career-low six games in 2010 after his season was cut short by a knee injury. LB Brandon Chillar: Chillar, who signed with the Packers in 2008 as an unrestricted free agent from St. Louis, played in 34 games with 12 starts during his three seasons in Green Bay. In ’08, he appeared in 14 contests with seven starts and registered 65 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a career-high nine passes defensed. Chillar was limited to eight games in 2010 due to a shoulder injury after missing just seven contests in his first six NFL seasons. And those are only 4 of the 7 released players by the Packers.
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