Looking Back/Ahead: Defensive Line

We review 2013 with our good, bad, surprise and grade, plus take a look at what's ahead in 2014. Only four of the eight players are under contract. Will the Packers bring back mainstays Raji, Pickett and Jolly? The only sure thing seems to be Daniels, who had a big second season.
January 18, 2014

'Big Brother' Jolly's Presence Will Be Missed

Johnny Jolly, despite a three-year suspension, had become a key run defender and locker room leader. With Jolly sidelined by a neck injury, he'll continue being a team leader but others will have to take his place between the lines.
December 20, 2013

Jolly's Comeback Season in Jeopardy

He sustained a "significant" neck injury during the Dallas game, coach Mike McCarthy said on Thursday. "It hurt to lose him. Jolly made plays. He's a leader on the field and off the field," defensive tackle Ryan Pickett said.
December 19, 2013

Run Defense Facing Big Test

Green Bay's ascending run defense, which ranks fifth in the league, will be short-handed against Baltimore without Clay Matthews and Brad Jones. Among the keys has been the return of Johnny Jolly.
October 11, 2013

Jolly Making Plays While Shaking Off Rust

In 2009, Johnny Jolly's last full year in Green Bay, the Packers had the league's best run defense, giving up 83.3 yards a game. The run defense is much better this season after missing Jolly the past three seasons.
September 29, 2013

Jolly's Biggest Challenge: Numbers

Johnny Jolly turned in a memorable performance at St. Louis but the Packers' depth at defensive line means a roster spot will be hard to win.
August 18, 2013