Recapping the Packers' combine week

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We're back from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, which is always one of the newsiest weeks of the offseason.

With that in mind, here is a recap of the top Green Bay Packers-related stories from the week:

  • Though general manager Ted Thompson offered the company line about wanting all of his free agents back, everyone else is on hold at this point while he and vice president of player finance Russ Ball try to get deals done with receiver Randall Cobb and tackle Bryan Bulaga.

  • Former special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum's last words to his hands team before the botched onside kick in the NFC title game can be found here, and they're quite interesting.

  • Coach Mike McCarthy identified inside linebacker as the team's greatest need, and the overhaul at that position began with the release of veteran Brad Jones.

  • Linebacker A.J. Hawk had surgery almost immediately after the season to remove bone spurs from his ankle, which might explain why his play declined.

  • All indications are the Packers plan to bring back pass-rusher Julius Peppers, who is scheduled to make $9.5 million this season.

  • Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who gave up play-calling duties a couple of years ago, commented on McCarthy's decision to do so.

  • No one forced McCarthy to give up play-calling. He said he "felt stretched" last year.

  • Defensive tackle Letroy Guion's legal situation following his arrest for felony marijuana and gun charges is expected to be resolved soon and will include the return of his vehicle and the $190,000-plus in cash that was seized.

  • Brett Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said he believes there will be a solution that will allow more fans to attend this summer's Packers Hall of Fame ceremony.

As always, all of our ESPN NFL Nation content can be found on our Packers' page, where later today we will begin a look at the team's upcoming free agents who could hit the open market next month.