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Railbird Central Podcast: The Linebacker Shuffle

Railbird Central Podcast: The Linebacker Shuffle

Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette joins us to discuss what's happening with Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Inside Linebackers

In our best-case scenario, A.J. Hawk is named to the Pro Bowl. But in our worst-case scenario, Brad Jones loses his hold on a starting job.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2014 Packers Outside Linebackers

In our best-case scenario, Julius Peppers is named to the Pro Bowl in his first season in Green Bay, but in our worst-case scenario, Nick Perry barely receives any playing time.

Opportunity Open to Lattimore, Barrington as OTAs Get Underway

Opportunity Open to Lattimore, Barrington as OTAs Get Underway

When the Packers didn't select an inside linebacker during the NFL Draft, Sam Barrington and Jamari Lattimore had the most to gain.

Julius Peppers Officially Gets Hybrid Linebacker Label by Packers Organization

Julius Peppers Officially Gets Hybrid Linebacker Label by Packers Organization

While a member of the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears, Julius Peppers had always been listed exclusively as a defensive end.

Julius Peppers to Work with Packers Linebackers

Julius Peppers to Work with Packers Linebackers

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed on Tuesday that new free-agent signee Julius Peppers will work with the linebackers this season in an...

Packers by Position Offseason Preview: Inside Linebackers

Packers by Position Offseason Preview: Inside Linebackers

The Packers enter an offseason wondering whether they can do better than A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones manning the position.

Packers by Position Offseason Preview: Outside Linebackers

Packers by Position Offseason Preview: Outside Linebackers

Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal is scheduled to become a free agent in March. Will he stay or will he go?

Point of Veau: Packers Defense Suffers from Abundance of One-Note Players

Point of Veau: Packers Defense Suffers from Abundance of One-Note Players

General manager Ted Thompson has assembled a collection of defensive players that have one redeeming quality but not enough all-around talent.

Tundra Vision: The Phillips Brand of 3-4 Could Be Recipe For Success

Tundra Vision: The Phillips Brand of 3-4 Could Be Recipe For Success

The Packers' defense needs a change next year, and won't have cap room or high draft picks to waste on the front seven. But a schematic change to Wade Phillips brand of 3-4 might be just enough to bring about the positional (and attitude) change this team needs.

Packers Thin on Inside Linebacker Depth

Packers Thin on Inside Linebacker Depth

Not practicing for the #Packers: RB Eddie Lacy LB Jamari Lattimore LB Brad Jones OLB Mike Neal DE C.J. Wilson

Packers Not Getting Enough Production from Outside Linebacker Position

Packers Not Getting Enough Production from Outside Linebacker Position

Clay Matthews missed four full game, Nick Perry has missed five, and the Packers defense has struggled without both of them in the lineup at the same time.

X's and 0's: Capers? Or the Players?

X's and 0's: Capers? Or the Players?

"Paul Ott Carruth", a former player and coach who wishes to remain anonymous, breaks down the Packers' issues on the defensive side of the ball.

Mulumba, Palmer Hold Down the Fort on Packers Defense in Absence of Matthews, Perry

Mulumba, Palmer Hold Down the Fort on Packers Defense in Absence of Matthews, Perry

Rookie outside linebackers Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer held their own this past Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Packers Podcast: Relying on Rookies at Outside Linebacker

Packers Podcast: Relying on Rookies at Outside Linebacker

With Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and Mike Neal all dealing with injuries, the Packers will have a pair of rookies playing big roles against the Browns on Sunday.

Depth at ILB Thins for Packers as Sam Barrington Doesn't Practice

Depth at ILB Thins for Packers as Sam Barrington Doesn't Practice

#Packers appear even thinner at linebacker. Sam Barrington, the only available backup at the inside spots, was not practicing.

Packers Thin on Linebackers at Wednesday Practice

Packers Thin on Linebackers at Wednesday Practice

Clay Matthews, Brad Jones and Andy Mulumba were all missing from Wednesday's practice session.

Packers OLBs Not Named Clay Matthews Offering Virtually No Pass Rush

Packers OLBs Not Named Clay Matthews Offering Virtually No Pass Rush

Nick Perry and Mike Neal have done little in the way of putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks so far this season.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Inside Linebackers

In our worst-case scenario, A.J. Hawk is replaced in the starting lineup by the end of the Packers' 2013 season.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2013 Packers Outside Linebackers

In our best-case scenario, Matthews has more than 15 sacks in 2013, in what becomes his best season as a professional.

As Training Camp Approaches, Focus Will Be on Clay Matthews' Hamstrings, Not His Contract

As Training Camp Approaches, Focus Will Be on Clay Matthews' Hamstrings, Not His Contract

Matthews' issues with his hamstrings date back to his rookie year and forced him to miss four games last season. Can he stay healthy?

Lattimore Working With Starters at Packers Minicamp

Lattimore Working With Starters at Packers Minicamp

With Bishop and Jones not practicing, Jamari Lattimore working next to AJ Hawk. A lot of bodies on that ILB depth chart — Wes Hodkiewicz (@weshod)...

Kevin Greene Has His Work Cut Out for Him with Young Outside Linebackers

Kevin Greene Has His Work Cut Out for Him with Young Outside Linebackers

Clay Matthews is currently the only true outside linebackers on the Packers roster than has any more than one year of NFL experience.

Packers Reportedly Cut One Linebacker, Add Another

Packers Reportedly Cut One Linebacker, Add Another

In addition to the previously reported signings we've noted here at Cheesehead TV, the Packers have apparently made a few more roster moves.

Point of Veau: Packers Handcuffed at Inside Linebacker

Point of Veau: Packers Handcuffed at Inside Linebacker

With seven inside linebackers currently on the roster, and most of them mediocre players at best, the Packers are preventing themselves from improving the position.

Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers

Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers

It's easy to see how the 49ers are in the Super Bowl with a linebacker group that's probably the very best in the NFL. Comparatively, the Packers are behind the curve.

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

A.J. Hawk is having arguably his best season in the NFL in 2012. His fiery play and recent weight loss are factors, as is the coaching staff's decision to limit the linebacker's playing time.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, D.J. Smith makes nearly 150 tackles in 2012. But in the worst-case scenario, it's another disappointing season from A.J. Hawk with few sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, Clay Matthews reverts to the player who got 13.5 sacks in 2010. But in the worst-case scenario, Nick Perry plays no better than Erik Walden did a year ago.

Point of Veau: Bracing for Fisticuffs at Green Bay Packers Training Camp

Point of Veau: Bracing for Fisticuffs at Green Bay Packers Training Camp

New additions to the defense through both the free agency and NFL Draft will create a spirited competition for roster spots.

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