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Packers hope for better return on this investment

Packers hope for better return on this investment

When the call came this year to replace an injured player -- and it came a lot -- the Packers were always to put a capable cog into their machine. With the NFC's No. 2 slot in their grasp and a shot at homefield, it's obvious the refurbished "machine" has done the job. The Packers are firing on all cylinders -- except one. Punt returns remain the weak link, despite numerous tries to repair the position from inside and out. Will newly signed Eric Metcalf be the missing piece? <p>

Averaging a mere 4.6 yards per punt return, the team is still looking for an answer. It's not too late for this week's crucial game with the Jets before things get really serious in the post-season. In steps 13-year NFL veteran Eric Metcalf, who has been out of football for the better part of two of the last three seasons. What makes Metcalf different than Darrien Gordon and J.J. Moses before him...

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