2012 PRE-SEASON (2-2)
AUGUST (2-2)                           RESULT       RECORD STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
9  at San Diego Chargers               L 13-21      0- 1-0 Aaron Rodgers            Marc Tyler (32)             Graham Harrell (135)        Randall Cobb (4-58)
16 CLEVELAND BROWNS                    L 10-35      0- 2-0 Aaron Rodgers            Aaron Rodgers (24)          Graham Harrell (100)        Jarrett Boykin (5-63)
23 at Cincinnati Bengals               W 27-13      1- 2-0 Aaron Rodgers            Aaron Rodgers (52)          Aaron Rodgers (154)         Greg Jennings (2-37)
30 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS                  W 24- 3      2- 2-0 Aaron Rodgers            Marc Tyler (21)             Graham Harrell (223)        Jarrett Boykin (5-82)
2012 REGULAR SEASON (11-5)
SEPTEMBER (2-2)
9  SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (0-0)           L 22-30      0- 1-0 Aaron Rodgers            Aaron Rodgers (27)          Aaron Rodgers (303)         Randall Cobb (9-77)
13 CHICAGO BEARS (1-0)                 W 23-10      1- 1-0 Aaron Rodgers            Cedric Benson (81)          Aaron Rodgers (219)         Jordy Nelson (6-84)
24 at Seattle Seahawks (1-1)           L 12-14      1- 2-0 Aaron Rodgers            Cedric Benson (45)          Aaron Rodgers (223)         Greg Jennings (6-35)
30 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-3)            W 28-27      2- 2-0 Aaron Rodgers            Cedric Benson (84)          Aaron Rodgers (319)         Jordy Nelson (8-93)
OCTOBER (3-1)
7  at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)         L 27-30      2- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            Aaron Rodgers (57)          Aaron Rodgers (243)         Randall Cobb (4-83)
14 at Houston Texans (5-0)             W 42-24      3- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            Alex Green (65)             Aaron Rodgers (338)         Jordy Nelson (9-121)
21 at St. Louis Rams (3-3)             W 30-20      4- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            Alex Green (31)             Aaron Rodgers (347)         Jordy Nelson (8-122)
28 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-5)          W 24-15      5- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            Alex Green (54)             Aaron Rodgers (186)         James Jones (7-78)
NOVEMBER (2-1)
4  ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-4)             W 31-17      6- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            James Starks (61)           Aaron Rodgers (218)         James Jones (4-61)
11 Bye Week
18 at Detroit Lions (4-5)              W 24-20      7- 3-0 Aaron Rodgers            James Starks (74)           Aaron Rodgers (236)         Randall Cobb (9-74)
25 at New York Giants (6-5)            L 10-38      7- 4-0 Aaron Rodgers            James Starks (35)           Aaron Rodgers (219)         Randall Cobb (4-39)
DECEMBER (4-1)
2  MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5)             W 23-14      8- 4-0 Aaron Rodgers            James Starks (66)           Aaron Rodgers (286)         Randall Cobb (6-62)
9  DETROIT LIONS (4-8)                 W 27-20      9- 4-0 Aaron Rodgers            Alex Green (69)             Aaron Rodgers (173)         Randall Cobb (7-102)
16 at Chicago Bears (8-5)              W 21-13     10- 4-0 Aaron Rodgers            Alex Green (35)             Aaron Rodgers (291)         Randall Cobb (6-115)
23 TENNESSEE TITANS (5-9)              W 55- 7     11- 4-0 Aaron Rodgers            Ryan Grant (80)             Aaron Rodgers (342)         James Jones (7-100)
30 at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)          L 34-37     11- 5-0 Aaron Rodgers            DuJuan Harris (70)          Aaron Rodgers (365)         Greg Jennings (8-120)
2012 POST-SEASON (1-1)
JANUARY 2013 (1-1)
NFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF
5  MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-6)            W 24-10             Aaron Rodgers            DuJuan Harris (47)          Aaron Rodgers (274)         DuJuan Harris (5-53)
NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF
12 at San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1)     L 31-45             Aaron Rodgers            DuJuan Harris (53)          Aaron Rodgers (257)         Greg Jennings (6-54)
2012 PACKERS DRAFT (Bold - Active Roster)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1    28 Nick Perry           DE USC
2    51 Jerel Worthy         DT Michigan St   A
2    59 Traded to Philadelphia                A
2    62 Casey Hayward        CB Vanderbilt    B
3    90 Traded to New England                 B
4   123 Traded to Philadelphia                A
4   132 Mike Daniels         DT Iowa          C
4   133 Jerron McMillan       S Maine         C
5   163 Terrell Manning      LB NC State      B-E
6   197 Traded to New England                 E
7   224 Traded to New England                 D-E
7   235 Traded to New England                 E
7   241 Andrew Datko         OT Florida St    C
7   243 B.J. Coleman         QB Tenn-Chattan  C
A-Acquired from Philadelphia for a 2nd-round (59-DE Vinny Curry) and a 4th-round (123-CB Brandon Boykin) B-Acquired from New England for a 3rd-round (90-DE Jake Bequette) and a 5th-round (163-Traded back to Green Bay) C-Compensatory selections for losing free agents Daryn Colledge to Arizona, Cullen Jenkins to Philadelphia, Brandon Jackson to Cleveland and Jason Spitz to Jacksonville in 2011 D-From the New York Jets for OG Caleb Schlauderaff (September 2011 trade) E-Reacquired from New England for a 6th-round (197-CB Nate Ebner), 7th-round (224-CB Alfonzo Dennard) and a 7th-round (235-WR Jeremy Ebert)
FREE AGENCY - EXCLUSIVE-RIGHTS FREE AGENTS  - None
FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - None
FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS SIGNED - C Jeff Saturday (Indianapolis), DT Daniel Muir (FA), DE Anthony Hargrove (Seattle)
PLAYERS RE-SIGNED - CB Jarrett Bush (3-year contract), OLB Erik Walden, TE Jermichael Finley
PLAYERS LOST - QB Matt Flynn (Seattle), C Scott Wells (St. Louis), CB Pat Lee (Oakland)
PLAYERS NOT SIGNED - DL Howard Green, RB Ryan Grant
FRANCHISE PLAYER DESIGNATION
DL Ryan Pickett
2012 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD (Team can have up to eight players on squad)
NAME              POS COLLEGE           HOW ORIGINALLY ACQUIRED       RELEASED/ACTIVE
Shea Allard        OT Delaware          5-14-12 FA
Diondre Borel (2)  WR Utah State        7-28-11 FA
Brandon Bostick    TE Newberry College  5-30-12 FA 
Justin Cheadle      G California        10-24-12 FA (Kansas City)
B.J. Coleman       QB Tenn-Chattanooga  2012 Draft - 7th round
Andrew Datko       OT Florida State     2012 Draft - 7th round
Garth Gerhart       C Arizona State     1-8-13 FA (Cleveland)
Joe Gibbs           G Tennessee-Martin  11-19-12 FA (St. Louis)
DuJuan Harris      RB Troy              10-24-12 FA (Pittsburgh)
Micah Johnson      LB Kentucky          12-31-12 FA (Cincinnati)
Otis Merrill       CB Illinois State    5-14-12 FA
Jordan Miller      DT Southern          10-13-12 FA (Chicago)         12-11-12
James Nixon        CB California (Pa.)  9-20-12 FA (Arizona)
Chaz Powell         S Penn State        12-5-12 FA (Oakland)
Brandian Ross (2)  CG Youngstown State  9-4-11 FA
Jeremy Ross        WR California        10-17-12 FA (Indianapolis)    12-1-12
Chris Scott        OL Tennessee         9-3-12 FA (Pittsburgh)
Vic So'oto         LB BYU               11-12-12 FA (Oakland)
Marc Tyler         RB USC               4-29-12 FA
Greg Van Roten     OG Pennsylvania      7-25-12 FA
Drew Vanderlin     DE Michigan Tech     4-29-12 FA
(2) - Second year on practice squad BOLD - Activated during season
TRANSACTIONS
January 19 - WR Diondre Borel, T Chris Campbell, C Sampson Genus, WR Tori Gurley, FB Jon Hoese, DL Johnny Jones, S Anthony Levine and CB Brandian Ross signed from practice squad
January 20 - QB Nick Hill signed
February 23 - TE Jermichael Finley re-signed
March 30 - DE Anthony Hargrove signed
April 23 - Released T Chad Clifton. Signed LB Erik Walden.
April 25 - Released S Nick Collins
May 11 - LB Nick Perry, DE Jerel Worthy, CB Casey Hayward, DT Mike Daniels, S Jerron McMillian, LB Terrell Manning, T Andrew Datko and QB B.J. Coleman, G Don Barclay, RB Du'ane Bennett, G Jaymes Brooks, FB Nic Cooper, C Tommie Draheim, TE Cameron Ford, TE Eric Lair, T Mike McCabe, LB Dezman Moses, WR Dale Moss, S Sean Richardson, WR Marcus Rivers, CB Dion Turner and RB Marc Tyler signed
May 14 - T Shea Allard, WR Jarrett Boykin, G Grant Cook, WR Curenski Gilleylen, CB Otis Merrill signed; T Chris Campbell released
May 23 - DE Phillip Merling signed; TE Cameron Ford, QB Nick Hill released
May 30 - TE Brandon Bostick signed
June 1 - S Micah Pellerin claimed off waivers from Indianapolis Colts; WR Marcus Rivers waived
July 25 - G Greg Van Roten signed; G Grant Cook and S Charlie Peprah released
July 30 - TE DeMarco Cosby signed
August 3 - P Tim Masthay signed to contract extension
August 8 - G/T Reggie Wells signed, WR Andy Brewer claimed off waivers from Philadelphia, G Jaymes Brooks placed on reserve/PUP, T Mike McCabe placed on injured reserve
August 12 - Signed RB Cedric Benson to a one-year contract. TE Eric Lair placed on injured reserve.
August 14 - G/T T.J. Lang signed to a four-year contract extension
August 22 - ​WR Andrew Brewer, DE Anthony Hargrove, S Micah Pellerin, T Herb Taylor and CB Dion Turner released
August 27 - RB Du'ane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, G Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones, WR Shaky Smithson placed on injured reserve; TE Andrew Quarless, LB Frank Zombo placed on reserve/physically unable to perform; FB Jon Hoese, DE Jarius Wynn released
August 31 - T Derek Sherrod placed on reserve/physically unable to perform; LB Vic So'oto placed on injured reserve. T Shea Allard, WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B.J. Coleman, FB Nic Cooper, T Andrew Datko, C/G Tommie Draheim, C/G Sampson Genus, WR Curenski Gilleylen, WR Tori Gurley, DE Lawrence Guy, S Anthony Levine, CB Otis Merrill, WR Dale Moss, DT Daniel Muir, RB Marc Tyler, G Greg Van Roten, G/T Reggie Wells released
September 3 - WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B.J. Coleman, T Andrew Datko, DE Lawrence Guy, G/T Chris Scott, RB Marc Tyler and G Greg Van Roten signed to practice squad.
September 6 - TE Eric Lair released
September 10 - LB Erik Walden has suspension lifted, LB Vic So'oto and CB Brandian Ross released.
September 12 - RB Marc Tyler and OT Mike McCabe released. CB Brandian Ross signed to practice squad.
September 20 - CB James Nixon signed to the practice squad
The 2012 Green Bay Packers - 11-5 (1st - NFC North)
Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
NAME             NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE           YR PR  A  G HOW ACQUIRED
Don Barclay      67    G 6- 4 305 West Virginia      1  1 23 16 4-29-12 FA
Cedric Benson    32   RB 5-11 227 Texas              8  1 30  5 8-12-12 FA (Bengals)
Jarrett Boykin   11   WR 6- 2 216 Virginia Tech      1  1 23 10 5-14-12 FA (Jaguars)
Bryan Bulaga     75    T 6- 5 314 Iowa               3  3 23  9 2010 Draft - 1st round
Morgan Burnett   42    S 6- 1 210 Georgia Tech       3  3 22 16 2010 Draft - 3rd round
Jarrett Bush     27   CB 6- 0 200 Utah State         7  7 28 16 9-3-06 FA (Panthers)
Randall Cobb     18   WR 5-10 192 Kentucky           2  2 22 15 2011 Draft - 2nd round
Tom Crabtree     83   TE 6- 5 244 Miami (Ohio)       3  3 27 14 12-1-09 FA (Chiefs)
Mason Crosby      2    K 6- 1 207 Colorado           6  6 28 16 2007 Draft - 6th round
Mike Daniels     76   DT 6- 0 310 Iowa               1  1 23 14 2012 Draft - 4th round
​E.Dietrich-Smith 62    G 6- 2 308 Idaho State        4  4 26 16 5-1-09 FA
Donald Driver    80   WR 6- 0 194 Alcorn State      14 14 37 13 1999 Draft - 7th round
Jermich. Finley  88   TE 6- 4 240 Texas              5  5 25 16 2008 Draft - 3rd round
Robert Francois  49   LB 6- 2 253 Boston College     4  5 27 16 12-7-09 FA (Lions)
Brett Goode      61   LS 6- 1 255 Arkansas           5  5 28 16 9-1-08 FA (Jaguars)
Ryan Grant       25   RB 6- 1 222 Notre Dame         6  7 30  4 9-1-07 Trade (Giants)
Alex Green       20   RB 6- 0 220 Hawaii             2  2 24 12 2011 Draft - 3rd round
​Graham Harrell    6   QB 6- 2 217 Texas Tech         1  1 27  4 5-19-10 FA
A.J. Hawk        50   LB 6- 1 240 Ohio State         7  7 28 16 2006 Draft - 1st round
Casey Heyward    29   CB 5-11 192 Vanderbilt         1  1 23 16 2012 Draft - 2nd round
Davon House      31   DB 6- 0 195 New Mexico State   2  2 23  9 2011 Draft - 4th round
Greg Jennings    85   WR 6- 0 198 Western Michigan   7  7 29  8 2006 Draft - 2nd round
​M.D. Jennings    43   DB 6- 0 187 Arkansas State     2  2 24 16 7-28-11 FA
Brad Jones       59   LB 6- 3 230 Colorado           4  4 26 16 2009 Draft - 7th round
James Jones      89   WR 6- 1 208 San Jose State     6  6 28 16 2007 Draft - 3rd round
John Kuhn        30   FB 6- 0 250 Shippensburg       6  7 30 14 9-2-07 FA (Steelers)
T.J. Lang        70   OL 6- 4 315 Eastern Michigan   4  4 25 15 2009 Draft - 4th round
Jamari Lattimore 57   LB 6- 2 232 Middle Tenn. State 2  2 24 14 7-28-11 FA
​Terrell Manning  56   LB 6- 2 237 North Carolina St. 1  1 22  5 2012 Draft - 5th round
Tim Masthay       8    P 6- 2 198 Kentucky           3  3 25 16 1-14-10 FA (Colts)
Clay Matthews    52   LB 6- 3 255 USC                4  4 26 12 2009 Draft - 1st round
Jerron McMillian 22   DB 5-11 203 Maine              1  1 23 16 2012 Draft - 4th round
Philip Merling   94   DE 6- 5 272 Clemson            5  1 27  3 5-23-12 FA (Dolphins)
Jordan Miller    91   DT 6- 2 315 Southern           1  2 24  1 10-23-12 FA (Bears)
Dezman Moses     54   LB 6- 2 249 Tulane             1  1 23 16 4-29-12 FA
Mike Neal        96   DT 6- 3 262 Purdue             3  3 25 11 2010 Draft - 2nd round
Jordy Nelson     87   WR 6- 3 217 Kansas State       5  5 27 12 2008 Draft - 2nd round
Marshall Newhouse74    T 6- 4 330 TCU                2  2 24 16 2010 Draft - 2nd round
Nick Perry       53   LB 6- 3 265 USC                1  1 22  6 2012 Draft - 1st round
Ryan Pickett     79   DT 6- 2 338 Ohio State         7 12 33 16 3-15-06 FA (Rams)
B.J. Raji        90   NT 6- 2 334 Boston College     4  4 26 14 2009 Draft - 1st round
Sean Richardson  28   DB 6- 3 213 Vanderbilt         1  1 22  5 4-29-12 FA
Aaron Rodgers    12   QB 6- 2 225 California         8  8 29 16 2005 Draft - 1st round
Jeremy Ross      24   WR 5-11 213 California         1  2 24  5 10-17-12 FA (Colts)
Brandon Saine    33   RB 5-11 220 Ohio State         2  2 24  6 9-4-11 FA 
Jeff Saturday    63    C 6- 2 295 North Carolina     1 14 37 14 3-23-12 FA (Colts)
Sam Shields      37   CB 5-11 178 Miami (Fla.)       3  3 25 10 4-30-10 FA
Josh Sitton      71   OT 6- 3 318 Central Florida    5  5 26 16 2008 Draft - 4th round
D.J. Smith       51   LB 5-11 239 Appalachian State  2  2 23  6 2011 Draft - 6th round
Vic So'oto       97   LB 6- 3 263 BYU                2  2 25  1 11-12-12 FA (Raiders)
James Starks     44   RB 6- 1 203 Buffalo            3  3 26  6 2010 Draft - 6th round
Ryan Taylor      82   TE 6- 3 250 North Carolina     2  2 25 16 2011 Draft - 7th round
Greg Van Roten   64    G 6- 3 305 Pennsylvania       1  1 22  7 7-25-12 FA
Johnny White     34   RB 5-10 200 North Carolina     1  2 24  4 10-15-12 FA (Bills)
​D.J. Williams    84   TE 6- 2 236 Arkansas           2  2 24 13 2011 Draft - 5th round
Tramon Williams  38   CB 5-11 191 Louisiana Tech     6  6 29 16 10-29-06 FA (Texans)
C.J. Wilson      98   DE 6- 4 271 East Carolina      3  3 25 11 2010 Draft - 7th round
Charles Woodson  21   CB 6- 1 210 Michigan           7 15 36  7 4-26-06 UFA (Raiders)
Jerel Worthy     99   DT 6- 2 298 Michigan State     1  1 22 14 2012 Draft - 2nd round
Frank Zombo      58   LB 6- 3 254 Central Michigan   3  3 25  7 4-30-2010 Draft
NOTE: Player must appear in game to be considered on the roster NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on December 31 G - Games Played FA - Free Agent
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