The fallowing is a press release from Greenbaypackers.com......
Big decisions to be made at WR, TEBy Vic Ketchman, packers.com editorEdgar Bennett and Ben McAdoo each have a surplus of talent at the positions they coach. So which one is likely to get an extra guy?Might Bennett get a sixth wide receiver? Or will McAdoo be awarded a fifth tight end? Packers General Manager Ted Thompson likely knows the answer, or maybe not, but he wasn???t in the mood to tip his hand on Monday.???You want to be in position that they are hard decisions,??? Thompson said.Certainly, he is in that position. That???s the circumstance he faces at wide receiver and tight end, where there are major talent logjams Thompson must break without letting talent escape the confines of Lambeau Field.Consider Bennett???s wide receiver group. Greg Jennings is one of the best big-play receivers in the game, Jordy Nelson had a huge Super Bowl, Donald Driver is in the victory-tour years of a great career, James Jones would be a starter on a lot of other teams, and second-round pick Randall Cobb heads a stunning collection of contenders for the No. 5 spot that includes first-year man Chastin West and undrafted rookie Tori Gurley, both of whom have had strong training camps.How about McAdoo???s tight ends? Jermichael Finley is back following a season lost to knee injury, Andrew Quarless is a big in-line type with deep-seam speed, Tom Crabtree is a rugged blocker and rookies D.J. Williams and Ryan Taylor offer versatility and are pushing for playing time.Finley might hold the key to both groups, as they relate to each other. Will Finley become the team???s star pass-catcher in 2011, as it was thought he was en route to becoming last season????He brings passion for the game. He has great energy. He wants the ball. There???s a fire about him,??? McAdoo said of Finley. ???He talks about wanting to be a great player. It???s not all talk. He backs it up.???Jennings is Finley???s counterpart at wide receiver and turned in a third consecutive stellar season in 2010. With Finley out of action, Jennings became the Packers??? touchdown-maker, 12.
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SPOKE TOO SOON...The Green Bay Packers released second-year LB K.C. Asiodu and first-year G Adrian Battles. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.Asiodu (ah-see-OH-due) signed with the team as a free agent on Aug. 3. Battles was on the Packers??? practice squad for the final two regular-season games and all four playoff contests last season.
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