Tag Archive: tight ends

Packer Receivers of History: Bubba Franks

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We continue the series on Packer Receivers of History with Packer Tight Ends. To read the articles you missed, go to the Packer Receivers of History category page. The Packers drafted Bubba Franks in the first round of the 2000 draft. Coming from the University of Miami, the move to Wisconsin took some getting used to. In fact, following his rookie season, Bubba closed out his town house and headed back to Miami. The problem with that is that, anyone from the great white north knows you can't just turn off the heat in the winter, close the door and…

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Packers Aren’t Jumping To Conclusions

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The Packers aren't jumping to any conclusions regarding Andrew Quarless. The veteran tight end had 29 catches for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2015 but the rookie Richard Rodgers had 20 catches for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rodgers would seem to have the upper hand now...to a great extent in the fact that thus far he has kept his nose clean in the offseason. But here's the question... (more…)

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Packer Receivers of History: Mark Chmura

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We continue the series on Packer Receivers of History with Packer Tight Ends. To read the articles you missed, go to the Packer Receivers of History category page. Mark Chmura was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of the 1992 draft. Though he sat out his rookie season after suffering a back injury, he was a part of a very special era of Packer history. (more…)

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A look at Kennard Backman

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The Packers drafted Kennard Backman, 6'3" 245 lb TE out of UAB with their last 6th round pick 213th overall. A four-year starter, Backman played in 48 games and made 37 starts at tight end in his career finishing with 96 receptions for 979 yards and seven touchdowns, In 2014 he earned second-team All-Conference USA honors following an outstanding senior season. (more…)

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One Year Until Free Agency: A Breakout Season for Jermichael Finley?

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Jermichael Finley has always been this ball of pent up potential energy that we've all been expecting to explode at any moment. That hasn't happened yet, but if it is going to happen, this is definitely the season for it. Finley will become a free agent at the end of the coming season and that means that he has a single season to show the league that he's worth big money. (more…)

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