Packers LB Brady Poppinga Favored To Start On Weakside

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    With the Packers transitioning to a 3-4 scheme under new defensive coordinator Dom Capers, there were questions this offseason about where veteran linebacker Brady Poppinga would fit in the new system, especially after the team drafted Clay Matthews in the first round. But Poppinga wasn't one of those people doubting his position with the team, and midway through the preseason, he is proving that he will be a factor on the defense again in 2009. Throughout OTAs and mini-camp, second-year linebacker Jeremy Thompson worked at the starting right outside linebacker position with Matthews backing him up.