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Packers: Big guys, big expectations

The line, delivered amid the clanking of cutlery and cacophony of 15 other coaches' chit-chat, nearly snuck past undetected. After all, half of what Mike McCarthy was saying during last week's NFC coaches breakfast at the annual NFL Meetings he'd said repeatedly throughout last season.

Packers: Moving on on D

Of course, Mike McCarthy would have liked to have kept them both. On a personal level, the Green Bay Packers coach prefers a roster that still has A.J. Hawk and Tramon Williams on it – two veteran leaders who'd been with him since the early stages of his tenure and became not only a couple of his favorite players but favorite people, too.

Packers: Casey at the bat

Casey Hayward was happy to be healthy last season. He wasn't all that thrilled with how little playing time he received.

Cost of continuity: Bulaga gets $10 million in 2015

For the Green Bay Packers, keeping their offensive line intact for at least another two seasons was worth giving $6.75 million per year and an $8 million guaranteed signing bonus to veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga.

Packers: Money for nothing

Both Bryan Bulaga and Randall Cobb could have gone elsewhere for more money, but both players decided to stay in Green Bay instead.