- The Packers added more depth to their defensive line. Today they signed DT Letroy Guion from the Vikings. Guion has played in 68 games with 31 starts. His career stats include 129 tackles, five sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
The Packers also lost a key offensive weapon. Free agent wide receiver James Jones signed a 3-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. According to an ESPN report - the deal is worth $11.3-million bucks.
Jones went to high school in San Jose. He also played collegiately for San Jose State before being selected by the Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was in the Packers front office for five seasons (2007-11) while Jones was in Green Bay.
Jones had a career-high 817 yard receiving last year.
RHINELANDER - Nicolet College's Motorcycle Basic Rider Course teaches folks to safely hit the road on their bike.
The class is in full swing for the season.
Nicolet College Rider Coach Mike Murray says even experienced riders can use a "safety brush-up" this time of year.
Riders should always wear their helmet, long pants and shirts, gloves, and boots.
It's also important to keep your eyes moving for critters that come out of the woods,especially deer.
"If you know you're going to hit it: let off your brakes, hit it with your handle bars straight ahead looking straight ahead so that your bike stays straight up," says rider coach Mike Murray.
The course covers the basics about motorcycles and riding techniques.
It's meant to build confidence when you ride, so that you're prepared for emergencies on the road.
"I've been a rider for a long time. When I completed the class, I had to look back and say man there is a lot of stuff I learned here and a lot of things I was doing the wrong way," says program coordinator Mark England.
You have until October to sign up for the Basic Rider Course at Nicolet.
MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is urging Republican senators to reject a Medicaid expansion he turned down but that most states accepted under the health care law passed by former President Barack Obama.
Walker said in a statement Wednesday that there are "no excuses" for Republicans in Congress not to repeal the law and not allow the Medicaid expansion to grow.
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