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Packers bringing back Tauscher

With their good offensive linemen hurt and their healthy offensive linemen not good enough to keep the Vikings from registering eight sacks on Monday night, the Packers are turning to an old friend.

Mark Tauscher.

Per Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the return of Tauscher to the team is “imminent provided things work out.”

Coach Mike McCarthy said earlier in the day that Tauscher had arrived for a workout.

Tauscher made the team as a seventh-round draft pick in 2000, and he started 14 games as a rookie.  He spent nine seasons in Green Bay, starting 120 games.

Last week, Tauscher worked out for the Chiefs.

If an agreement can’t be reached with Tauscher, the Packers will be signing Tony Mandarich.

We’re kidding.

We think.

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26 Responses to “Packers bringing back Tauscher”
  1. CycloneFlyer says: Oct 6, 2009 5:15 PM

    He might help them win some games, but he’s not going to help them win the NFC North. Vikings seem to have their best foot forward with a 1 game lead already through only 4 games.

  2. Michoacan says: Oct 6, 2009 5:19 PM


  3. Mark Milano says: Oct 6, 2009 5:20 PM

    The Packers should be signing Levi Jones, Jon Runyan AND Mark Tauscher…and just stacking them all on the field behind each other in front of Aaron Rodgers.
    Anything is better than what they have now…

  4. njcheesehead72 says: Oct 6, 2009 5:33 PM

    Finally, Thompson signs a free agent Offensive Lineman

  5. JimmySmith says: Oct 6, 2009 5:36 PM

    We will be signing Tony Mandarich right after Ryan Leaf gets out of jail and signs as our back up QB.
    Granted Manadarich was a bust but the only thing separating him from our current cast of clowns is his draft position.

  6. Karen Rodgers Mom says: Oct 6, 2009 5:49 PM

    Even if Tauscher’s knee isn’t fully healed he cannot be any worse than the losers the Packers currently employee. I hope he can still play, he has always been a classy guy and since he’s a Wisconsin native I’m a fan. Maybe he can help stop my daughter from getting put on her backside so much.

  7. murray22 says: Oct 6, 2009 5:49 PM

    Hope Tauscher gets signed. He was a very good player and great locker room guy. The Packers have done a poor job of developing O-line talent since Thompson and McCarthy first arrived. Colledge is only ok at left guard. He’s hopeless as a left tackle. Neither Barbre or any other young guy look like the answer at right tackle. Sitton and Lang look like they might be decent guards, if they got some coaching. The zone blocking scheme is a joke. McCarthy needs to use the bye week to get of it and bring back the power gap plays that were so successful when Ahman Green the RB. Either that, or they need to fire the O-line coach immediately. I am sick of McCarthy talking about pad level.

  8. chief says: Oct 6, 2009 5:50 PM

    that’s desperation if the Chiefs didn’t sign him

  9. hrmlss says: Oct 6, 2009 5:51 PM

    Actually 5 stacks of sand bags would be more effective than our current line. Would move as much, and might actually slow some one down. Rodgers was probably screaming in his sleep last night, “IMCOMING!!!!!” Was not pretty to see.

  10. cheesehead4 says: Oct 6, 2009 5:53 PM

    hey CycloneFlyer,
    learn to spell Favre’s name!

  11. packers4life says: Oct 6, 2009 5:56 PM

    Thank goodness. We really need Tauscher badly.

  12. greenguy09 says: Oct 6, 2009 5:57 PM

    if green bay has another dismal season , thompson will get canned, i think mcarthy is safe, but not terrible ted, the oline has been suspect for years, if arod had as much time as favre did the game wouldve been different, also a running game will help too.

  13. Mark Milano says: Oct 6, 2009 6:00 PM

    I wonder why they never made a move for Jagodzinski. He was the o-line coach, and a good one, before scooting off to BC and getting fired from various coordinator positions.

  14. longrodvanhungendong says: Oct 6, 2009 6:03 PM

    Its a band-aid for now but they gotta do something. Wouldnt mind them dropping Wynn and stealing back T. Sutton from Panthers either.

  15. vikings rule says: Oct 6, 2009 6:25 PM

    wont help, pack SUCKS

  16. tufar says: Oct 6, 2009 6:37 PM

    If the Chiefs didn’t want him, that’s scary!

  17. Opie says: Oct 6, 2009 6:41 PM

    could Nate Newton be furloughed?

  18. cheeseweasel says: Oct 6, 2009 6:47 PM

    going into week 5 and the Packers are a laughingstock. Perfect. How’d things work out fer your Packers, TaliBob? Jimmy Smiff? Erin Roggers can put up numbers, but thats different than winning isnt it?

  19. hrmlss says: Oct 6, 2009 6:48 PM

    # vikings rule says: October 6, 2009 6:25 PM
    wont help, pack SUCKS
    Spoken like a truly knowledgeable fan of the game.
    (like the frequent Vike poster notes… Sarcasm intended)

  20. BleedGreen says: Oct 6, 2009 6:54 PM

    I’m really wondering why Jon Runyan hasn’t been signed yet by any team. Maybe he has his hopes up that he can return to the Eagles, but the Eagles O-Line is playing very good, even with the musical chairs they have with the players.
    Just surprised is all, unless he really IS done, and is just kidding himself.

  21. hammer090 says: Oct 6, 2009 8:00 PM

    Tauscher should help and Clifton should be back soon (I hope). But during this break the Packers have to remind themselves of what made them win games over the past 10 years, quick slants and screen plays.
    Yes, I love watching Rodgers throw 30 yards down field every play but he’s going to get killed soon and then we will be talking about 2 other bad draft choices as our QB’s while Number 4 is winning games.
    As bad as it seems, we have a bye week and then the Lions and Browns to build the teams confidence.

  22. Majik Man says: Oct 6, 2009 8:13 PM

    I’m willing to bet a week’s pay that Rodgers’ gets sacked at least 3 times this Sunday… and yes, I’m fully aware they have a bye. Tauscher on a Rascal would be a vast improvement over what they currently have. Start packing your bags, Teddy, the UFL is calling.

  23. johnko says: Oct 6, 2009 8:13 PM

    Tauscher is such a diva. Quits, comes back. It’s all about him and not the team!

  24. Philtration says: Oct 6, 2009 9:37 PM

    Desperation move by a team that was suddenly overrated because of a few pre season games.
    This is the same team that went 6-10 last year only now their defense can’t get to the QB and their O line can’t stop anyone from getting to their own.
    Rodgers will not make it through the season without missing some time from getting killed week after week.
    Is their anything better in the NFL than seeing the Packers and Cowboys stink it up?

  25. mnmaverick says: Oct 7, 2009 5:44 AM

    Maybe Mike Chumura has buffed up to over 300 pounds after the embarassment of being caught chasing jailbait. I haven’t seen him in front of a camera since. He must be eating himself into an elephant in a cave in Eau Claire.

  26. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 7, 2009 7:18 AM

    Philtration says:
    Is their anything better in the NFL than seeing the Packers and Cowboys stink it up?
    There’s at least one thing better: watching the Packers, even at their worst, still manage to put some serious hurt on your beloved Bears. Seriously, how dumb/blind are you?
    I’ll sit here and take everything the Viking fans are dishing out like a man, but (and I hate to state the obvious) you all need to actually BEAT us before you talk that shit. If the Pack is terrible, yet they beat the Bears, what does that make the Bears??!

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