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Point of Veau: Don't Rule Out a Packers Punt Return Rotation

Point of Veau: Don't Rule Out a Packers Punt Return Rotation

There's no reason Green Bay can't use both Randall Cobb and Micah Hyde as return specialists this season.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Specialists

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Specialists

In our best-case scenario Mason Crosby is named to the Pro Bowl, but in the worst-case scenario, he's back to his old struggles.

DuJuan Harris Lines Up as Kick Returner at Packers Minicamp

DuJuan Harris Lines Up as Kick Returner at Packers Minicamp

Harris tries out a new position he hasn't been used at in Green Bay.

Packers Reportedly Part Ways with Special Teams Assistant Chad Morton

Packers Reportedly Part Ways with Special Teams Assistant Chad Morton

Assistant strength and conditioning coach Zac Woodfin has also reportedly left the Packers to become the head strength coach at UAB.

Green Bay Packers Report Card Grades: Coaches and Special Teams

Green Bay Packers Report Card Grades: Coaches and Special Teams

Mike McCarthy gets a 'B-' and Dom Capers gets a 'D' in our annual report card grades. Find out what the rest of the coordinators and the specialists got inside.

Crosby Makes Biggest Conversion of His Career

Crosby Makes Biggest Conversion of His Career

Mason Crosby has silenced his doubters with a solid start to the season. Not many kickers would have gotten this kind of second chance, and he's making the most of it with a spectacular season.

Mason Crosby on Doorstep of First $400,000 Bonus

Mason Crosby on Doorstep of First $400,000 Bonus

The Packers kicker will earn his first bonus this season if he's on the 46-man game-day roster for this Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Skinny on Packers Practice Squad Signee Reggie Dunn

The Skinny on Packers Practice Squad Signee Reggie Dunn

The Utah product was ranked as the No. 2 return specialist in this year's draft class by Cheesehead TV.

Packers Try Out Potential Kick Return Replacements

Packers Try Out Potential Kick Return Replacements

From Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers tried out Indoor Football League player B.J.

Packers Release WR/KR Jeremy Ross

Packers Release WR/KR Jeremy Ross

Ross was released after muffing a kickoff that led to a turnover on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Chasin' Mason: Lowering the Bar

Chasin' Mason: Lowering the Bar

So, Mason Crosby's amazing 2011 season is now his benchmark for success this year? Let's go inside the numbers and see just how impressive that season really was.

Green Bay Packers Cut Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Green Bay Packers Cut Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

The release of Tavecchio leaves the Packers with two kickers on their roster: Mason Crosby and Zach Ramirez.

It's Time for Mason Crosby To Go

It's Time for Mason Crosby To Go

After a 3-for-8 performance on field goals at Family Night, some folks are concerned about Mason Crosby. I'm beyond concerned. It's time for Crosby to go.

Pump the Brakes on Cobb Being Taken off Return Duties, Especially Punts

Pump the Brakes on Cobb Being Taken off Return Duties, Especially Punts

Johnathan Franklin and Jeremy Ross have the potential to replace Cobb on returns, but the Packers have to be able to trust them if that's going to happen.

Packers Special Teams, Slocum Overcome Crosby's Kicking Woes

Packers Special Teams, Slocum Overcome Crosby's Kicking Woes

Considering kicker Mason Crosby ranked last in the NFL in field goal percentage in 2012, the Packers special teams performed rather admirably.

Packers Reportedly Sign Free-Agent Kicker

Packers Reportedly Sign Free-Agent Kicker

The word on social media is that the Packers have signed street free agent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

Lambeau Field Record Holder Tries to Keep His Kicks and Head on Straight

Lambeau Field Record Holder Tries to Keep His Kicks and Head on Straight

San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers is trying to persevere through a difficult season, similar to Mason Crosby of the Packers.

Green Bay Packers 2012 Report Card Grades: Coaches and Special Teams

Green Bay Packers 2012 Report Card Grades: Coaches and Special Teams

There were no A grades given out among the coaches or the specialists, but head coach Mike McCarthy was given a B.

Point of Veau: Football is Not Golf

Point of Veau: Football is Not Golf

Time isn't on the Packers' side. Mason Crosby shouldn't be allowed to work through his struggles as golfers do.

Packers Daily Links: House Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Packers Daily Links: House Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Cornerback Davon House was honored for his blocked punt this past week against the Jaguars. That and more in today's Daily Links...

The Packers Excel at the Surprise Onside Kick

The Packers Excel at the Surprise Onside Kick

The Packers are quietly becoming the surprise onside kicking team of the NFL.

Packers Dominating Field-Position Battle

Packers Dominating Field-Position Battle

The Packers currently rank second in the NFL in opponent's average starting field position.

Crosby's Par-5 Kicks Need Adjustments

Crosby's Par-5 Kicks Need Adjustments

Mason Crosby would be advised to learn a lesson from the game of golf to improve his mechanics on long field goals.

Slocum Bringing Special Teams Respectability Back

Slocum Bringing Special Teams Respectability Back

After many years as Packer fans favorite whipping boy, Shawn Slocum has quietly brought the Packers' special teams back to respectability, and not just because of the well-executed fake field goal.

Packers Lose Free Agent CB Pat Lee to Oakland Raiders

Packers Lose Free Agent CB Pat Lee to Oakland Raiders

Free agent cornerback Pat Lee signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, re-uniting with Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie.

Jarrett Bush Re-Signs With Packers on Three-Year Deal

Jarrett Bush Re-Signs With Packers on Three-Year Deal

The Packers re-signed cornerback Jarrett Bush to a three-year deal Tuesday.

Point of Veau: Special Teams Resurgence Spurred by Specialists

Point of Veau: Special Teams Resurgence Spurred by Specialists

Randall Cobb, Mason Crosby, Tim Masthay and Brett Goode are a big reason the special teams are a whole lot better so far this season.

Packers Get Special Teams Help In The Draft

Packers Get Special Teams Help In The Draft

Randall Cobb, D.J. Smith and Ryan Taylor, in particular, will be expected to bring help to the special teams in Green Bay.

Stopping Hester Remains A Challenge

Stopping Hester Remains A Challenge

After giving up a kick return for a touchdown against Atlanta, the Packers now face the dangerous Devin Hester and the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship game.

Special Teams Comes Back To Bite Packers

Special Teams Comes Back To Bite Packers

The decision to make Korey Hall and Atari Bigby inactive against the Falcons looms large as the Packers give up a 102-yard kickoff return to Eric Weems.

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