Marcus Lattimore, the talented but injury-prone running back from South Carolina, received cheers from teammates, coaches and talent evaluators after his pro day workout on Wednesday, less than six months after knee surgery. "He did step-ups, box jumps, deep-knee bends, forward and backward lunges and one-legged balancing drills while holding weights for a group that included Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals, the only head coach at the workouts," according to the Associated Press. While the Packers didn't send head coach Mike McCarthy to South Carolina, they were represented at the workout. Debate will continue until the NFL Draft whether the Packers might be interested in Lattimore, but it likely rests upon the MRI results the Packers received during the NFL Combine back in Februrary.
More on Marcus Lattimore comes from JSOnline.
Free agent safety Michael Huff signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, ending any possibility of the Packers would do so. It's debatable how much interest the Packers had to begin with, according to Tom Silverstein at JSOnline. "The Packers get tossed into the discussion regularly with some free agents and it's not even clear the team has interest since they never talk about any of their plans," writes Silverstein. "If an agent wants to use the Packers to boost his leverage, he can certainly do so, but every other club knows GM Ted Thompson is not going to spend much on a free agent." Look for the Packers to address the safety position at some point during the NFL Draft.
When news came out of Cleveland that the Browns were interested in listening to trade offers for quarterback Colt McCoy, speculation turned to whether the Packers might be interested. It wasn't been the first time McCoy to Green Bay speculation existed. "Going back to the summer of 2012 – it was when the Packers had lost backup quarterback Matt Flynn to the Seahawks and their recently promoted second string QB Graham Harrell was playing like crap," writes Raymond Rivard of Lombardi Ave. "It was an August night – Aug. 16, to be exact - at Lambeau Field when the Cleveland Browns came to town and embarrassed the Packers 35-10. Many expected McCoy to walk across the field to the Packers’ sideline and don a Green Bay uniform." While the Packers might have interest in signing McCoy to a contract with little guaranteed money if he were released, chances are nil that they'd trade for McCoy.
A speculative article appears at Fox Sports Wisconsin about who might fill return duties in Green Bay if Randall Cobb does not.
The contract situation of Aaron Rodgers is analyzed in depth over at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
This year's draft class of running backs is a topic covered at the Packers official website.
Newly signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio gets some attention over at Acme Packing Company.
Video: NBC 26 in Green Bay interviews Wayne Larrivee about radio broadcast partner Larry McCarren...
Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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