Packers add another former 49ers defender

Thursday, 07 Sep, 2017

He started 26 of 29 games over the past two years.

The Packers know Thomas and his teammates well. But they are in at least two cities. "I could tell I'm not back to the same person, but it was a good first step". He's put up awesome numbers and won a Super Bowl in the 2010 campaign, but at age 33 you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank.

But Bennett's mere presence in green and gold this season is perhaps evidence that the Packers are still chasing.

Starting linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry have both had their fair share of success in the National Football League; specifically Perry who is coming off of an breakout 11-sack season in 2016. Minnesota signed Latavius Murray in free agency and drafted Dalvin Cook, so they actually have a pretty impressive 1-2 punch (on paper).

How did Aaron Rodgers just happen to be available to fix the sink? They've still got Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb catching passes and with the emergence of Devante Adams last season, they should be even more dynamic as Cobb can stay in the slot where he's most risky. "I would hope that I do some self-evaluation and improve over time". Rodgers has spent time talking with Martellus Bennett, Jahri Evans and Ricky Jean Francois, picking their brain about locker room chemistry and how to steer it away from any sense of complacency.

On Monday, Taylor began preparations for his second year as a starter with a new contract in hand. He joins another former 49er, Ahmad Brooks, who was just signed by the Packers this week. Hard-hitting rookie Josh Jones, a second-round pick, can step in for Burnett when needed, while second-year player Kentrell Brice had a strong camp.

"I don't really get to make that decision", Adams told Rob Demovsky of ESPN. "A rusher. He can play very well versus the run". The Packers saw their Super Bowl run fall short in the NFC Championship Game a year ago, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers doing the best he could with limited offensive weapons and an injury-plagued defense. They have playmakers at every level of the D, so if they stay healthy - and that includes coach Mike Zimmer's eye issues - this team can challenge for a wild card spot, and maybe even a division title. Green Bay's defense may have been subpar last season, but they were in the top ten in takeaway/giveaway differential. "But I think I'll do good". "But sometimes you've got to take care of your body and try to work your way back in, so you've gotta visualize things instead of trying to do it all the time physically", Lockett says.