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Shareholders meetings: Packers talk development during shareholders meeting. Packers’ expansion plans get mixed reception from shareholders–28 acres close to Lambeau Field to eventually develop an entertainment and sports district aimed at producing revenue and attracting tourists.  “Infrastructure, not weather, biggest obstacle for Lambeau Super Bowl says Goodell.”  Lack of hotels a concern for Green Bay Super Bowl.

Hot Air Threatens To Suffocate Golden Goose: Scout says, “Commissioner Goodell came to Green Bay for the shareholders meeting on Thursday equipped with nothing more than a bunch of sound bites and empty words. At this rate, the billionaire owners and millionaire layers are going to ruin the game.”

Bulaga signing near: Packers & Bulaga close to agreement; Packers have about $1.2 million of rookie cap space to sign Bulaga.

Packers wear advertising patch: Packers’ practice jerseys to feature advertising patch.

Packers by position: Special teams–vast improvement neededDBs–Looking for youth to be servedPackers cornerbacks Underwood and Lee may be asked to step up. Packers have great expectations for second-year outside linebacker MatthewsDefensive linemen.

Training camp questions: When DB Harris return and be an impact player? Meanwhile, can DBs Lee, Blackmon, and Underwood improve to strengthen the secondary.   Whether Obiozor or Francois will be able to help at OLB? Can an impressive rookie S Burnett replace SS Bigby?  Who will anchor the LG position–Colledge or Spitz?  Who will be the no. 3 receiver–Jones or Nelson?  Can the Packers get a good punter? How many fullbacks (Kuhn, Hall & Johnson) and tight ends (Finley, Havner, Quarless & Lee)  will the Packers carry?  How about rookie RB Starks? For more detailed previews and questions about the Packers training camp that begins Saturday, see Packer update or OBD part 1, part 2, and part 3 or Midwest Sports Fan.

Cause for optimism:  Pocket Doppler likes the Packers 2010 season chances for big things.

FamilyNight Scrimmage:  Spotlight on family night scrimmage.

Roster analysis: Fox Sports’ unit by unit analysis.  Good training camp preview.

Favre watch: Butler feels sorry for Favre.

Season preview: Packers team should be a Super Bowl contender. If the offensive line holds, they should have one of the top offenses in the league. And if Capers can tinker a little bit in his second season, and if the special teams can even be mediocre, the Packers should go head-to-head with the Vikings for the NFC North title. The Packers must go 6-0, 5-1 against a softy early schedule.