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13-3, 1st in NFC North

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst admitted he tried to explore trade opportunities to add an offensive skill position player but "the opportunities weren't or of sound value" at the in-season deadline.

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GM Brian Gutekunst said it's his understanding that TE Jimmy Graham wants to play next year. Graham is under contract with the Packers for 2020 for $8 million, the final year of his three-year deal. He admitted Graham's numbers weren't what Graham probably wanted them to be, but he liked having veterans like Graham and Marcedes Lewis around the team.

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GM Brian Gutekunst said it's his understanding that TE Jimmy Graham wants to play next year. Graham is under contract with the Packers for 2020 for $8 million, the final year of his three-year deal.

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Run defense will no doubt be a focus this offseason, and that starts up the middle at inside linebacker. "Obviously, Blake Martinez's (contract) is up," GM Brian Gutekunst said. "We're going to have to take a long look at inside linebacker and make sure we're squared away there."

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GM Brian Gutekunst disagreed with the idea that 12th overall pick Rashan Gary didn't contribute much as a rookie. "I thought he contributed quite a bit," Gutekunst said. "He didn't see a normal amount of snap time from a first-round draft pick but when he was in there, I thought he impacted the game. His explosiveness off the edge was evident. I'm excited to see what he can do."

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GM Brian Gutekunst didn't hide the fact that NT Kenny Clark's contract extension will be a priority between now and the start of training camp. "I'm optimistic we will come to an agreement at some point," he said.

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GM Brian Gutekunst categorized Aaron Rodgers' performance "a really, really good year, especially adapting to a new system." Gutekunst said Rodgers "carried us at times" but also didn't have to all the time because of the makeup of the team. He said Rodgers is playing at "an elite level (and is) really excited to see what he can do in Year 2 (with coach Matt LaFleur).

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Packers GM Brian Gutekunst noted that different receivers stepped up at different times -- he specifically mentioned Allen Lazard -- but "we didn't have the consistency." He admitted: "That will be a position we look to add (to.)."

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Packers GM Brian Gutekunst won't be able to go as wild in free agency this spring as he did last year, saying there will be "a little bit more restrictions if we're going to do everything we want with the guys who are here." However, he said they're in "pretty sound financially" and will have "plenty of opportunities to do what we want to do."

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Mike Pettine will return as Packers defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.com. He met with coach Matt LaFleur after LaFleur's season wrap-up press conference on Wednesday and they're moving forward together for Year 2.

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Packers' lack of fire irks LaFleur; Pettine to stay

Coach Matt LaFleur is bothered that the Packers, especially the defense, didn't play "with their hair on fire" with an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, however, will return to LaFleur's staff, sources told ESPN.

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After the NFC title game, several players said there wasn't a big gap between the Packers and 49ers. Matt LaFleur spoke reality: "There obviously is. We played them twice, and they took it to us. We'll take a good, hard look at that this offseason. They're the class of the NFC."

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Matt LaFleur said he still thinks Aaron Rodgers is "one of the most talented players out there. … I know the numbers weren't what you guys expected, but I'm excited about another offseason working with him." LaFleur said he appreciated how open-minded Rodgers was to change and "being comfortable with some of the uncomfortable things we asked him to do."

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Matt LaFleur said one thing the Packers never got to on offense was their uptempo package. He's also excited about the fact that this will be the first time since after the 2015 season that's saying in the same place for a second year. "It's an opportunity to study yourself but also what's going on around the league," LaFleur said.

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Matt LaFleur on whether Mike Pettine will return as defensive coordinator: "We're still working through everything right now. I think our defense did a lot of great things. Obviously the last game was really disappointing … It wasn't just the defense. Our offense and special teams weren't up to par as well." LaFleur said he will meet with team president Mark Murphy soon and "then we'll start making some decisions

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Stories behind every Super Bowl ring

They're big and small. They've been lost while surfing in Hawaii and dancing at Studio 54. They've been found in taxis and hotel nightstands. Each ring, and its wearer, has a unique story to tell.

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The Packers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts. They will go on the 90- man offseason roster. The list: TE Evan Baylis, T Cody Conway, RB Damarea Crockett, CB Kabion Ento, TE James Looney, LB Randy Ramsey, WR Darrius Shepherd, WR Malik Taylor, QB Manny Wilkins, LB Tim Williams.

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More context to Aaron Rodgers and what his defenses have done (or not done) in his 18 playoff starts: Rodgers and Dan Marino are the only starting QBs in the Super Bowl era whose teams allowed 35-plus in a playoff game 5 times. There are 32 starting QBs with at least 5 playoff losses in the Super Bowl era. Of those, Rodgers' defenses allowed the most points per game in the losses. There are 32 QBs with at least 10 playoff starts and Rodgers' defenses allowed the most points per game, 26.8.

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Something to think about when it comes to Aaron Rodgers and the playoffs: W-L record: 10-8. Points allowed in wins: 19.2 per game. Points allowed in losses: 36.4 per game (including a league-high 5 games of 35-plus points allowed). Some context on those numbers: The Patriots, in that same span, have 1 playoff game with 35-plus points allowed in 24 games. The Seahawks have 3 in 17 games, the Ravens 2 in 14 games and Saints 2 in 13 games.

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Three Packers added to the Pro Bowl as alternates: WR Davante Adams (for Julio Jones), DT Kenny Clark (for Aaron Donald) and OLB Za'Darius Smith (for Khalil Mack). This is Adams' third straight trip to the Pro Bowl (2017-19), making him the first Packers receiver to make three consecutive Pro Bowls since Sterling Sharpe (1992-94). Clark and Smith are first-timers. Also, no surprise here but Aaron Rodgers has pulled out of the Pro Bowl, replaced by Kirk Cousins.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.317th
Rushing Yards112.215th
Points For23.515th
Points Against19.6