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Green Bay Packers stay quiet on Aaron Rodgers' deal

Call it the Packer way.

From general manager Ted Thompson to coach Mike McCarthy to most of roster, the Green Bay Packers tend to stick to the company line. (Tight end Jermichael Finley is the much-welcomed exception.) News conferences are rather bland, contract talks are kept fairly quiet and any infighting usually stays behind closed doors.

"In fact, I think that is one of the most important things they look at," linebacker Clay Matthews told Pat Kirwan on Saturday on SirusXM's NFL Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. "Obviously, you need to have athletic ability and be able to help this team, but for the most part, you look at the players up and down the board, it's very rare that you are going to find a Packer get into trouble or saying something outlandish.

"We like to keep everything in-house, make sure we handle our business professionally. There is not a lot of buzz around these contract negotiations, as well as Aaron (Rodgers') here in the near future. So I'm sure we will wake up one day and hopefully they will announce he is the highest-paid quarterback. In the meantime, you are not going to be hearing much grumbling from anyone."

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The New England Patriots operate in a similar fashion. While the organizations take pride in it, that approach can be boring for the rest of us. Rodgers will show his snarky side from time to time, and B.J. Raji can be brutally honest, but the Packers are tame compared to other NFL teams.

So if you're wondering why there hasn't been much news lately on Rodgers' contract extension, there you go.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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