Sports Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter / Green Bay Packers beat
jsonline.com — Morgan Burnett took to his normal off-season workouts that included footwork drills, backpedaling and lifting weights as usual. But this off-season he added something new. Running. That may sound like the most natural and obvious exercise for someone who chases wide receivers for a living, but at 6 foot 1, 209 pounds, Burnett is an imposing safety even without the pads.
jsonline.com — After serving as president for the Green Bay Packers for 19 years and in additional roles for 37 overall, Bob Harlan stepped down for good Jan. 28, 2008. Finally, carefree days were ahead, to be filled with whatever projects and hobbies he wanted.
jsonline.com — Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly received his diploma on Wednesday for completing a court-ordered drug treatment program, according to a report by Chris Roth at WBAY-TV in Green Bay: "I know I've seen a change, and I know your family has seen a change, and we are just so darn proud of you today just for the progress that you've made," the Honorable Denise Bradley is quoted in the WBAY story.
jsonline.com — Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday he would be "excited" to see Brett Favre's number retired in Green Bay before Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL.com reports. Rodgers made the remarks to the "The Jim Rome Show." "It's been too long.
jsonline.com — Green Bay - Two days in, he nailed the attire. After Tuesday's organized team activity, Tramon Williams wore a T-shirt featuring the face of the "Star Wars" character, Yoda. Williams is a huge fan of the movies. But he also wants to be the older, wiser, go-to voice of reason in the Green Bay Packers' secondary.
jsonline.com — Green Bay --- For the first time since 2005, the Green Bay Packers head into a season without Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. A changing of the guard -- one that began in 2012 -- is official at wide receiver. The Packers are counting on Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson leading Mike McCarthy's multi-receiver attack.
jsonline.com — Green Bay --- The Packers added an 11th wide receiver to the roster Wednesday in Alex Gillett. Gillett, pronounced "Jill-LET," played quarterback at Eastern Michigan in college. The 6-foot-1, 214-pounder finished his career with 4,448 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 34 interceptions at quarterback. He did move to wide receiver late last season.
jsonline.com — Green Bay - Organized team activities for the Green Bay Packers have begun without Sam Shields. The starting cornerback who finished last season with a bang was not on the practice field Tuesday. Shields' absence isn't a major surprise and, for now, it's not a major cause for concern.
jsonline.com — Green Bay - A month ago the news was big but the timing was right. The Green Bay Packers staff told the offensive line that everyone except center Evan Dietrich-Smith would begin the offseason playing a new position. After four weeks of work behind the scenes, that change was unveiled to the media and fans Tuesday during organized team activities.
jsonline.com — Green Bay --- As it turned out, the "bruise" was a torn anterior cruciate ligament. When Jerel Worthy injured his knee on the fifth-to-last play of the Packers' regular-season finale at Minnesota, his 2013 prospects were immediately in jeopardy. As expected, Worthy was a sideline spectator at Tuesday's organized team activity --- and he will be for a while.
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