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09/05/14 - C Corey Linsley made his first start after being forced into the starting role by injuries, and the rookie fifth-round draft pick didn't get overwhelmed. "I think I did a decent job for my first start," he said, "but obviously that remains to be seen."
09/01/14 - C Corey Linsley was officially named by head coach Mike McCarthy a starter for the season opener at Seattle on Thursday night. Linsley, a fifth-round draft pick this year, replaced JC Tretter at center the last week of the preseason. Tretter is expected to miss at least the first month of the season because of a knee fracture.
05/12/14 - Linsley said the Packers were his favorite team growing up in Youngstown, Ohio. How did that happen? "Actually, I was (former Green Bay quarterback) Brett Favre for Halloween when I was 6 or something," Linsley said. "I have a little cheesehead, too, and I always liked them since then. I don't know why, but I stuck with it. Now, it's just like a childhood dream come true. It's amazing." A short time later, the Packers fulfilled a longtime desire of another player with Big Ten Conference ties. They selected Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis with their compensatory pick (No. 176 overall) near the end of the fifth round.
Abbrederis spent the final day of the draft with family in his hometown of Wautoma, Wis., about 90 miles from Green Bay. "It's crazy right now," Abbrederis said after he received the fateful call from the Packers. "Just being a walk-on at Wisconsin and then being able to have my dream to play in the NFL and now (with) the Packers, which was my team growing up, that's who I rooted for, I'm excited. I can't really explain it. Just a lot of emotions and just excited to be a part of the organization." Abbrederis, who starred at Wisconsin in a dual role at wideout and as a kick returner, is the first Badgers player taken by the Packers in the draft since offensive guard Bill Ferrario in the fourth round in 2001. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - JC Tretter was thought to have the inside track for the job, but offensive line coach James Campen indicated Saturday that the team's fourth starting center in as many years is to be determined the next few months. "Well, it's going to be interesting," said Campen, after Green Bay selected Ohio State center Corey Linsley in the fifth round (No. 161 overall). Linsley, along with Tretter and Garth Gerhart, will vie for the opening on the offensive line created when 2013 starter Evan Dietrich-Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.
Tretter, a second-year player taken in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, didn't play as a rookie after he sustained a broken leg in last spring's organized team activities. Gerhart, a first-year player, spent most of last season on Green Bay's practice squad. "It's going to be very competitive," Campen said of the battle to replace Dietrich-Smith. "They all know that in the (position) room. ... Corey, he's excited for the opportunity as well. "Those things will be something that'll be a weekly thing, I'm sure, going forward. I have great confidence in all three of those young men." Campen noted an early connection between Aaron Rodgers and Tretter the first few weeks of the team's offseason program. "You look at the short time that Aaron and JC have been together now, and they're flowing very well," Campen said. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 5/161 - Corey Linsley, C, 6-3, 301, Ohio State...A two-year starter for the Buckeyes, Linsley will be given a shot to win the starting job with the Packers after they lost Evan Dietrich-Smith to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. Linsley helped Ohio State rank fifth in the country with nearly 310 rushing yards per game last season. "He's very physical. He goes after people," Green Bay offensive line coach James Campen said. - The Sports Xchange