Green Bay president and CEO Mark Murphy this weekend defended the Packers' inactivity during the offseason, but he didn't need to defend anything. The Packers' typically aren't free-agent buyers, and that strategy has served them -- and others -- well over the years.
Former center Jeff Saturday talked with 'Indianapolis Star' columnist Bob Kravitz to look back at his time with the Colts. And when Kravitz asked him if he had any regrets, Saturday thought back to the 2009 season.
Jeff Saturday, who spent the 2012 season playing for Green Bay, will officially retire as a Colt, Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay tweeted on Friday. Saturday spent 13 of his 14 NFL seasons in Indianapolis.
Years before Barrett Jones won the Outland Trophy at Alabama, the former Crimson Tide lineman vividly recalls watching Jeff Saturday during his time with the Indianapolis Colts. Weeks after Saturday's retirement, Jones is intrigued to become Saturday's replacement in Green Bay.
Over the last two decades, the backup quarterback spot in Green Bay has largely been an afterthought. After all, either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers has started 318 of the Packers' last 320 regular-season games. Still, a competition could ensue between Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman for the Packers' backup position in 2013.
Despite playing on opposing teams, Packers center Jeff Saturday and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning were reunited for one last snap in Sunday's Pro Bowl. Saturday, of course, is a member of the NFC squad while Manning is representing the AFC.
For the past couple of weeks, coach Mike McCarthy has insisted that veteran DB Charles Woodson, who's missed two months with a broken collarbone, would play as soon as he's ready. The Packers were not going to intentionally rest Woodson to give him extra time to fully heal for the playoffs, McCarthy said.