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18 Days ’Til Camp: Remodeled Defensive Line

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Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we’ll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We’d give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. Who will make plays vs. the run after the unit's top three tacklers on a per-snap basis were not retained?

At the Scouting Combine, coach Mike McCarthy was asked if he’d be going with a smaller defensive line. “I’ve never been part of a conversation that you want your d-linemen to be smaller. That's not accurate," McCarthy said. “If anything, you always want to get bigger, stronger and faster and things like that. We’re definitely not going to be smaller.” The Packers most certainly have gotten...

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