Big and sure-handed Jamarko Simmons ‘has the ability to start' in the NFL, according to Greg…
Young WRs take aim at Martin
For the first time since Mike Sherman's stomach-turning 2004 draft, the Packers didn't draft a single skill-position player in the 2009 draft. (No offense to block-first fullback Quinn Johnson.) But that doesn't mean that Ted Thompson and Co. didn't add any skill players to the mix. After the draft, the Packers signed a whopping four wide receivers, even though that position is the strongest on the team. Throw in practice-squad holdovers Brett Swain, Jake Allen and Lorne Sam, and the Packers have 12 receivers on their roster. Or, perhaps more accurately, they have seven players gunning for Ruvell Martin's spot on the roster. The 6-foot-4 Martin scratched and clawed his way to the NFL. An undrafted free agent out of Division II Saginaw Valley State, Martin failed to make the San Diego Chargers' roster in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he hauled in 21 passes for 358 yards (17.0 average) and one touchdown. He followed that in 2007 with 16 catches for 242 yards (15.1 average) and an...
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