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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 25, 1998
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There's an insatiable commercial reality to the National Football League reaching the exorbitant point of wondering if sometime the teams, maybe wearing dollar signs instead of numbers, might forget to kick off.Yet the Green Bay Packers remain a surviving and refreshing symbol of the grand old days of professional sports.The spirited story of the Packers, how they came to be and have lived on for 79 years, is one that never becomes outdated or redundant. This is a team owned by a prideful public for the dual purpose of providing entertainment while giving itself a "Little David" feel-good civic identity.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 6, 2014
The Green Bay Packers signed former Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey to their active roster Monday. Dorsey, who was selected by the Packers in the seventh round of last year's draft, spent the first five weeks of this season on Green Bay's practice squad after spending last year on the team's injured reserve because of a toe injury. Dorsey, who had five catches for 52 yards for Green Bay during the preseason, only had 18 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Maryland in 2013.
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By Phil Jackman | December 22, 1992
Snap, Crackle and Pop:The practical joker (or fiend) of the year has to be the guy in the NFL office who scheduled the Los Angeles Rams into Green Bay for a game on Dec. 20. Besides being 6 degrees at kickoff time, the wind was howling (minus-15 wind chill) and the West Coasters had played in an average temperature of 74 degrees all season.* It now becomes clear why, in all probability, Michael Dokes, 34 (going on 44), got the call to be heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe's first title defense.
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The Sports Exchange | November 29, 2013
As if a 2-8-1 record that includes four blown leads in the final minute weren't enough, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier spent the day before Thanksgiving being confronted by reporters about a third player arrest in the past three weeks. Middle linebacker Erin Henderson, who missed three practices and last Sunday's game at Green Bay because of what Frazier called "personal reasons," was arrested Nov. 19 on probable cause for DWI and possession of a controlled substance in Eden Prairie, Minn.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 17, 1995
Green Bay, Wis. -- It took two days to find Tom Monfils' body, sunk to the bottom of a giant paper mill pulp vat, a 45-pound weight around his neck. It took 2 1/2 years to charge six co-workers in his murder.When the arrests finally came last month, weary police detectives paused quietly for a beer. The Green Bay Press-Gazette put out a rare special edition. And in a tidy brick house on South Roosevelt Avenue, Joan and Edwin Monfils gave thanks that someone, at last, would have to answer for the death of their son."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | April 7, 1993
Tiny Green Bay, which was supposed to be only a pit stop on Reggie White's grand tour, became the surprise new home for the most sought-after prize in the NFL's new free-agent system.And officials for the franchise in the NFL's smallest city did it the old-fashioned way: They made him the best offer, an offer the Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman couldn't refuse.The Packers gave the seven-time Pro Bowl player a four-year, $17 million deal that includes $9 million the first year -- $6 million before he pulls on his shoulder pads.
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By From Sun staff reports | November 24, 2008
Chop Tang scored 16 points and had nine rebounds to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay past Morgan State, 71-54, yesterday in the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tang converted all six of his free throws and Green Bay made 28-for-30 from the stripe. Green Bay (2-2) also got 15 points and seven rebounds from Randy Berry and 15 points from Mike Schachtner, who connected on seven of eight free throws. Morgan State (2-4) was led by Marquise Kately, who had 14 points, and Reggie Holmes, who scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
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By Gerald Strine and Gerald Strine,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 10, 1997
Every handicapper should be permitted one minute of madness during the NFL season. So I'll plead guilty, in advance, to having little more than a hunch as the primary reason for selecting the Chicago Bears, 11 1/2 -point underdogs, to cover Sunday at Soldier Field against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.The Bears are 0-6, at the bottom of the NFC Central. They've been blown out by Detroit and New England, faded badly in the second half at Dallas, lost by 14 at Green Bay, and disgraced coach Dave Wannstedt by losing to former coach Mike Ditka's New Orleans team last Sunday night in Chicago.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers lost return specialist Desmond Howard to free agency this year and replaced him with Qadry Ismail.They lost veteran defensive end Sean Jones to retirement and added the stability of linebacker Seth Joyner, a 12-year vet himself.They lost wide receiver Andre Rison to salary cap economics and effectively filled the void with Robert Brooks, who was the team's best receiver until a severe knee injury last October short-circuited his season.The more the Packers subtracted this off-season, the more they enhanced their position as the team to beat in the NFL this season.
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October 14, 2001
SCOUTING REPORT Ravens rushing vs. Packers run defense -- PACKERS Terry Allen found a rhythm with the offensive line last week against the Titans, showing vision on his cutback runs to produce 108 yards rushing. But center Mike Flynn has his biggest chore of the season in moving mammoth Packers NT Gilbert Brown. The Ravens could be missing LG Edwin Mulitalo, a powerful run blocker who is questionable with a knee injury and may not go on a possibly rain-soaked turf. Green Bay is second only to the Ravens in run defense, giving up an average of 65.5 yards a game despite allowing a generous 3.7 yards per carry.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
The Ravens entered the 2011 NFL draft looking for at least one playmaker at the wide receiver position. They were certainly not alone. Seven wide receivers were selected in the first two rounds of the draft, including Maryland's Torrey Smith, whom the Ravens hauled in with the 58th overall pick in Round 2. That pick has paid off for the Ravens, who in the past had trouble drafting and developing players at the position. Smith had 15 touchdown catches in his first two years, and in his third season he leads the Ravens with 36 receptions and 707 receiving yards.
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By Matt Vensel | October 14, 2013
One positive development from Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception in the loss. The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones played just 17 of the team's 66 offensive snaps and only six snaps on special teams in his first game since spraining his right knee in the season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos. Jones had two catches for 42 yards and averaged 25.5 yards on his four kickoff returns.
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October 13, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their thoughts on the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 6 of the NFL season. Matt Vensel, reporter: It wasn't the shootout many of us expected -- at least not until the fourth quarter -- but the Ravens lost a tough one at home. The defense did all it could for the first three quarters until it ran out of gas when the final stops were needed. The offense ended up putting up some impressive numbers, but it struggled for much of the game, particularly the running game.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam has only played six games in the NFL, but he is already aware of the split-second dilemma that defenders face while converging on pass-catchers in the open field and taking aim at target areas some feel are shrinking by the second. Go high and your bank account could take a hit. Go low and you could cause a serious knee injury, something that many players would prefer much less than a concussion. Elam was put in that position late in the second quarter of Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Although nose tackle Haloti Ngata is listed as questionable on the injury report, Harbaugh said the Pro Bowl defensive lineman is set to play Sunday. Ngata returned to practice Friday on a limited basis and appeared to have his normal mobility after being sidelined the previous two days. "He had little tweaks and strains and things like that, so we gave him a couple days," Harbaugh said. "He looked good, so he's going to play. He should be fine. " Besides Ngata, 10 other Ravens are questionable.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Green Bay Packers. * The Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer thinks the Ravens will win, 27-24, over the Packers . The Super Bowl champions have been schizophrenic, going up and down within games and looking like two different teams at home vs. on the road. They just got Ray Rice on track, and Joe Flacco steps into a favorable duel with Aaron Rodgers. It helps both Rice and Flacco that Clay Matthews is out. What doesn't help Rodgers, however, is the fact that his offensive line must deal with Terrell Suggs and a strong pass defense behind him. * CBS Sports' Pete Prisco expects the Ravens to lose, 27-23, at home to Green Bay . The Packers seemed to right things last week coming out of the bye. But they will play this one without Clay Matthews, their best pass rusher.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1996
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mike Holmgren is supposed to know all the secrets of the San Francisco 49ers offense because he was the team's offensive coordinator for six years before becoming Green Bay Packers head coach.So what was Holmgren's advice for Packers defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur this week?"I tried put in my two cents," Holmgren said. "I said, 'Let's watch Jerry Rice. Make sure he's covered.' "Holmgren said Shurmur replied, "Is that all?"Shurmur stopped Rice yesterday with a scheme that featured double coverage and jamming him at the line of scrimmage.
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By Jim Souhan and Jim Souhan,Contributing Writer | December 28, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- With their playoff spot secure, the Minnesot Vikings treated their game against the Green Bay Packers yesterday as an exhibition, in the best sense of the word -- an exhibition of power football, offensive diversity and pride.On a day they could have treated as an extended holiday, the Vikings routed a Packers team needing a victory for its first playoff berth in 10 years, 27-7, before 61,461 at the Metrodome.The Vikings out-rushed the Packers, 165 yards to 29, out-gained them overall, 447-211, and ended Green Bay's six-game winning streak.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
For five years, he played football for the Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi, the quintessential tough coach. So how can Tom Brown now run a youth sports camp in Salisbury that's so relaxed the kids fill out the lineups, everyone gets to play and winning doesn't matter? It makes sense to Brown, 72, a two-sport star at Maryland 50 years ago. "Vince was a teacher first," he said. "He taught us about football and about life. He told us, in retirement, to find our niche. I looked it up in the dictionary and it said a niche is something you're good at and that you like doing.
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By Matt Vensel | October 9, 2013
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was having a quiet day as a receiver Sunday, but Cobb found another way to spark the Packers in the third quarter of their 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions. On the first play of one drive, the Packers sent three wide receivers and two tight ends out onto the field. But instead of spreading all five players across the line of scrimmage as receivers, they caught the Lions off guard by lining up Cobb in the backfield next to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was in the shotgun.
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