Sparta, UW-Whitewater grad Ryan Wisniewski invited to Packers rookie minicamp

The Packers are bringing in a bunch of prospects after the NFL Draft, and one is coming from the Coulee Region. Former Sparta quarterback and UW-Whitewater receiver Ryan Wisniewski has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend Packers rookie minicamp later this month. Wisniewski is ranked fourth in Warhawk history with 26 receiving touchdowns and sixth with 154 career catches. This…

Packers draft 3 WRs to give Rodgers more playmakers

Green Bay’s greatest position of concern heading into the draft remains a bit of a question mark even after the Packers selected three candidates to catch passes from reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers. The Packers added North Dakota State’s Christian Watson in the second round, Nevada’s Romeo Doubs in the fourth and Nebraska’s Samori Toure in the seventh as they attempt to restock at wide receiver after trading All-Pro Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. The three-time defending NFC North champions still will have less proven talent in their receiving group than just about any other Super Bowl contender. 

Rodgers says he had expected Adams to stay with Packers

Aaron Rodgers acknowledges that he decided to return to the Green Bay Packers believing he would still have All-Pro receiver Davante Adams as a teammate for the upcoming season. The four-time MVP  quarterback made those comments while talking on Pat McAfee’s SiriusXM and YouTube show. The Packers announced on March 15 that Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension. Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders later that week. Adams’ exit leaves the Packers with a shortage of proven receivers.

Extra picks give Packers' Gutekunst plenty of trade options

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has a history of making deals early in drafts and has more trade options than usual this year with four of the top 59 overall picks. The Packers already were picking 28th and 59th before they acquired the 22nd and 53rd overall selections in the trade that sent All-Pro receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. That gives them two picks in each of the first two rounds of the draft that runs Thursday through Saturday. Gutekunst isn't tipping his hand on whether these extra picks might make him more likely to make trades.

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