Good news, everyone*! The Packers are re-instituting the team Draft Party for the fans!
*(The bad news for fans living in Green Bay? The party is being held two hours to the south.)
We're less than three weeks away until the draft begins, and amid all the mock drafts and projections, the Packers are diligently doing their homework on potential late-round draft picks or undrafted free agent possibilities. In today's curds, you'll read that Ted Thompson and company hosted another late-round prospect this week, and we found a great story about the long road to the NFL that another recent invitee has taken.
Packers' cornerback Demetri Goodson wants to tackle starting role | JSOnline
Could he really go from zero defensive snaps in 2014 to a starter in 2015? It seems unlikely but it's not a complete impossibility, especially after playing well on the scout team last season.
Packers to hold draft party in Milwaukee | JSOnline
Instead of holding a draft event at the Lambeau Field Atrium like the team has in the past, the event will be at Evolution, a gastropub and ping-pong bar (yes, you read that right) in downtown Milwaukee. Note that the party is for day three of the draft, on Saturday May 2nd.
Larry McCarren joins Packers Media Group as sports analyst | Packers.com
The Rock isn't going anywhere as far as radio broadcasts are concerned, but he will also be contributing to the team's online and other properties.
Alderman seeks to name street after Ron Wolf | Packersnews.com
Holmgren, Favre, and McCarthy have their own streets. Why not the architect of the Packers' modern era?
Sean Richardson value bears striking resemblance to recent former Raider - Silver And Black Pride
Here's a great take on the Sean Richardson signing from our SB Nation brethren over at S&BP. Apparently, he's cut from the same cloth as Hiram Eugene, a reserve safety and special teams ace who was in the Raiders organization from 2005-2012.
Steelers Troy Polamalu retires from the NFL - Behind the Steel Curtain
This isn't a big surprise, but as an NFL fan in general I will miss watching him.
Visit: Receiver Quit Football To Care for Dad - Scout
Ricky Collins, who recently visited with the Packers, might have been a bigger name if not for academic issues that forced him into Division II football and the year off that he spent looking after his father, who had suffered a stroke. Wherever he ends up, we'll be rooting for him.
As far as another Packers visit, here's a report from the Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein:
Can confirm Illinois TE Matt LaCosse making a pre-draft visit to #Packers Friday. Was a Ron Zook recruit. Ran 4.64 at #Illini pro day.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 10, 2015
Make sure to check out our Packers meeting list, which includes the names of every confirmed player meeting the Packers have held throughout the draft process.