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Jackson Signed

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    From the jsonline update blog... good news.. 2 more :jumpflame:

    WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2007, 3:56 p.m.
    By Bob McGinn

    Packer pick Jackson signs multi-year deal
    Running back Brandon Jackson, a second-round draft choice from Nebraska, signed a multi-year contract today with the Green Bay Packers.

    The signing of Jackson leaves the Packers with two unsigned picks: defensive tackle Justin Harrell, their first-round selection, and wide receiver James Jones, their third-round pick.

    General manager Ted Thompson said he was confident Jones would be signed before practice starts Saturday at 2 p.m. Thompson also said negotiations with Harrell were going smoothly and he didn't anticipate much of a delay in his signing.
     
  2. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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  3. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    What no trust in Jsonline or me :)
     
  4. billv

    billv Cheesehead

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    That is good news. I was very concerned about him missing camp time.
     
  5. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    93z
    The official source is better. In 05 we had a bit of a dispute on the board when Milwaukee reported on thing and Green Bay reported another.
    I was only backing you up. 93z I've never seen you post bad info.
    Bob McGinn I do not fully trust. Silverstein I do.
     
  6. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    Awesome news. Can't say as I was all that worried, but still great to finally lock these guys up for a few years.

    And fyi, I had faith in you, 93. :packbeer:
     
  7. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    Isn't that a band name?

    Good call, Cali. In rock&roll will I always trust.
     
  8. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I was just joking around... no worries at all..
     
  9. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    What? Packers are signing Rookies? That's not true! Because you know, Ted doesn't WANT to get it done!!!
     
  10. wpr

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    I find it just a bit ironic that one of the last two players to sign is Jones. Esp since a lot of teams had him in the 5th round or lower. You would think he and his agent would have been so happy to get the bucks that the higher draft round provided them that they would have grabbed one of the 1st offers that was given to them.
     
  11. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    Maybe he's just realllly good and knows it and knows the teams knows it and is holding out for as much as possible?? Let's hope so!
     
  12. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Maybe Andrew and Ted simply do not WANT to get them signed on time because we all know that's what it is ALL about.


    :shrug:


    Anyhooters, it's nice to see the flourish of signings.
     
  13. Raider Pride

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    I think it is great that he will be in camp from the get-go.

    My gut feeling is, by getting into camp on time and having the full opportunity to digest the "O" we will see him as the feature back from opening day.

    Nothing against Vernard, he will contribute but Jackson is going to be the man when the season opens.
     
  14. wpr

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    He could be. I think that he may not be the starter on opening day but he will be the featured back getting the most touches by the end of the season.
     
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    I think he will be a washout. :rotflmao: Just kidding. He looked good and some of the highlights, and he came out Nebraska. That says alot right there.
     
  16. wpr

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    One thing we know and that is Nebraska has a bunch of studs on their OL and they can make anyone look good.
     
  17. packerfan1245

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    Really hope Jackson does well
     
  18. pack_in_black

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    Same could be said for ours.... I mean, look at Gado, Ahman Green, etc. j/k, but seriously, our OL is gonna be solid, and we run the same scheme as Nebraskie. Everyone believes Jackson will be getting a small majority of carries by week 5 or so, but Mo will still be pretty heavily involved.
     
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    I'm a Husker fan, and let me tell you this is not true. The pipeline OL of the past, when the Huskers were a power football/option team, has fallen *hard* of late. We have some good guys, and some big young talent coming in, but since the West Coast offense came to town our O-line has been absolutely nothing like those days. Two years ago our QB was taking a ridiculous number of hits/sacks every game because the O-line opened like a sieve.

    It's getting there - but trust me, it's not an o-line full of studs yet. We were ranked like 96th in the nation rushing in '05 before stepping up last year.
     
  20. wpr

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    Nebraska may not be the power house that you are accustomed to but they were not the 2005 team that you are referring to this last year. The 2006 team's offense was 14th in the nation in total offense yards.
    Some of the clips I saw of Jackson's big runs were thru huge holes.
     

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