The Packers traded defensive lineman Jerel Worthy to the Patriots for an undisclosed pick according to his agent.
According to Huber Heights, Ohio, police, the grandfather of Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy accidentally shot Worthy's grandmother.
The Big Ten has produced some truly exceptional NFL talent over the years. But a look at recent history, and a glance at the top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft, reveals evidence that the powerhouse college football conference might be losing ground and producing less top NFL talent.
As Green Bay Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy recovers from a severe knee injury, the Packers could be forced to find a replacement via free agency in the coming weeks. The Packers have expressed interest in 49ers defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Jean-Francois could help shore up the Packers' leaky run defense.
For the first time in many weeks, the Packers are mostly healthy as they head into Saturday's wild-card game against the Vikings.
The Packers defense simply has to play better than it did last week against the Vikings, when it allowed 37 points, if Green Bay wants to win the wild-card round rematch and advance in the playoffs.
The news for the Packers' banged-up defensive line got worse Wednesday when rookie DE Jerel Worthy's season ended with a knee injury suffered against the Vikings.
The Vikings used a last-second field goal from rookie Blair Walsh to defeat the rival Packers 37-34 on Sunday and set up a rematch in the first-round of the NFC playoffs in Green Bay.
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.
The Packers' offense got a boost Wednesday when WR Jordy Nelson and RB Alex Green returned to practice.

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