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Packers Announce Tolzien Promotion, Sign WR Alex Gillett to Practice Squad

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The Green Bay Packers have officially announced what we found out yesterday: that quarterback Scott Tolzien has been promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. In order to fill his spot on the practice squad, Green Bay has brought back wide receiver Alex Gillett, who was in training camp with the team.

Mike McCarthy Addresses Aaron Rodgers' Injury

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"He has a shoulder injury, they want to run more tests, they don't have an exact diagnosis. We'll have more information for you tomorrow."

Mike McCarthy in his post-game press conference on Monday night

Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out for Remainder of Game

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The Packers have just announced that their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is out for the rest of the game against the Bears. Seneca Wallace will man the quarterback position, and Jordy Nelson will apparently be the emergency quarterback.

Tex Talks Bears-Packers on Railbird Central Podcast

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On Monday morning, Tex joined Brian Carriveau of CheeseheadTV to talk about tonight's Bears-Packers game on the Railbird Central podcast. Give it a listen as the two discuss the NFC playoff picture, the state of the Bears' defense, and James Jones' status for the game.

Packers' Week 8 Captains: EDS, Jolly, Crosby

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The Green Bay Packers have announced their captains for tonight's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Center Evan Dietrich-Smith will represent the offense, defensive end Jonny Jolly is the defensive captain, and the man on special teams is kicker Mason Crosby. (photo from Packers.com)

Brett Favre's full interview

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You can listen to Favre's full radio interview (from 10/24) here (scroll down to the 10/24 files). Favre discusses being contacted by teams to come out of retirement and many other things, including his worries about concussions and the toll his career took on his body. The full interview is 36 minutes long.

Packer opponents pick your poison

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I couldn't help posting this great article from Lombardi Ave. TT clearly has this team built to not only win now, but for years to come. He certainly, imo, has and is earning his keep in GB.

Spinal Surgeon Says Finley Likely Needs Surgery Before Return

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Note that this doctor has no personal knowledge of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley's situation, and he is only speaking in generalities. However, every scenario he poses where the spinal cord is bruised results in surgery being necessary. If that is the case, it seems likely that any possible return to the playing field will be delayed.
UPDATE: The scenarios in this article assume that the bruise was caused by compression of the spine. Ed Werder of ESPN says the following:

I'm told Jermichael Finley doesn't need surgery; other reports contradict. My understanding injury caused by torque, not spinal compression

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 23, 2013
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