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Packers downfall? Sam Shields and a coach arrested; Jordy Nelson ruled out

Packers crumbling?

Via WBAY.com, police found marijuana in the home of cornerback Sam Shields on October 19. The authorities arrived due to “suspicions of drug-related activity associated with that residence based on parcel sent through the U.S. Mail.”

Two criminal counts were filed against Shields on Thursday. He allegedly opened the door for investigators while holding both a cell phone and a blunt. He then allowed a search of his home, which resulted in the discovery of “several jars of green plant material that was consistent in appearance with marijuana.”

In addition to “raw marijuana,” candy and muffins believed to contain edible marijuana also were found, along with a parcel from Colorado.

Here is the information on Darren Perry:

Packers assistant coach Darren Perry was arrested in December for first-offense drunken driving, a charge uncovered today by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The charges against the safeties coach stem from a Dec. 17 incident. He was also charged with refusing to take a breathalyzer test and unsafe lane deviation. Perry has a Feb. 23 first appearance in court.

Add in the fact that Jordy Nelson has been ruled out and boy it has been a rough week.  The Packers need to win against the Cowboys this weekend, but will this distraction kill their chances?

 

Packers have released DT Mike Pennel

Former small school DT Mike Pennel was released today by the Packers

Today the Green Bay Packers announced they were releasing the veteran defensive tackle, who was suspended the eight games this year for violating the league’s drug policy.

Pennel was suspended the first four games of the year, played the next eight games, and then was suspended the final four games for a second violation.

Packers are re-signing former D3 quarterback Joe Callahan

 

Joe Callahan will re-join the Packers

Joe Callahan will re-join the Packers

According to Kaitlin Sharkey, the Packers have re-signed QB Joe Callahan on Thursday after he officially cleared waivers on Wednesday.

We have not confirmed if it is the practice squad or to the regular roster, but he will be returning to Green Bay. The Browns waived Callahan on Tuesday, after a couple of their injured quarterbacks were cleared to resume practicing. Callahan finally cleared waivers for the first time since being claimed by the Saints and the Browns.

During his senior season, Callahan threw for 4,190 yards and 46 touchdowns with 10 interceptions, making it the best season ever for a Wesley quarterback. The D3 gunslinger was outstanding for the Packers during the pre-season as well.

 

Clay Matthews calls Allen Barbre’s block a cheap shot

 

allen-barbreThis past week the Green Bay Packers may have won the game over the Philadelphia Eagles, but Allen Barbre the offensive lineman of the Philadelphia Eagles and the former Packers draft pick had the block of the year.  On a reverse to Bryce Treggs, Allen Barbre peeled back and spanked Clay Matthews on a block that put him out the game for a while. Matthews was asked by reporters about the block and he immediately said it was a cheap shot.

“I wasn’t a fan of it,” Matthews said of Barbre’s block, via ESPN. “I mean, I’ve got a lot more to say about it, but I’m going to say it behind closed doors. It was cheap shot, but it is what it is. I hate it. Unfortunately I landed on my shoulder, and that’s kind of what I’ve been dealing with since. They didn’t throw a flag probably because I wasn’t a quarterback,” Matthews said. “I know all about that.”

“There’s some swelling [and] bruising, but we got an X-ray and nothing’s broken so that’s good. So we’ll see moving forward the progress I make going into this game. That’s ultimately the goal, but we’ve got some work to.”

Sounds like he may be a little sour because he was injured, but at the end of the day, it was a clean block.

 

Packers will sign veteran RB Joique Bell on Monday

Lions running back Joique Bell wants to hit at least 1,200 yards this year

Former Lions RB Joique Bell will sign with Green Bay on Monday

The Green Bay Packers are banged up at the running back position, and they will look to a former Lions running back to fill the void. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media Insiders, the Packers are expected to sign running back Joique Bell on Monday.

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
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Help is on the way for the #Packers injury-riddled RB unit. I’m told FA RB Joique Bell is expected to sign with GB on Monday.
Bell  played college football at Wayne State and was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Bell has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions.
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