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Sherman rolling the dice with new receivers

The Packers' success this year could rest on the shoulders of their totally revamped receiving corps.

Updated: July 29, 2002, 6:00 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

DEPERE, Wis. -- Mike Sherman felt he needed to roll the dice. Why not? The Green Bay Packers head coach has a riverboat gambler of a quarterback who has only so many rolls left in his right hand.

Good isn't good enough. For receivers, Sherman couldn't settle for just good in what could be the final five or six years of Brett Favre's remarkable career.

"Those guys, in my opinion, had enough talent to establish themselves as premier guys," Favre said. "They were given chances others ...

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