GREEN BAY http://www.lionsauthorizedshops.com/aut … vai-jersey , Wis. (AP) When the Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round draft pick on Cole Madison last year, there was optimism that the former Washington State standout would be able to fill an opening at right guard.Madison didnt report for training camp. He put football on hold to focus on his life.I love football, but, at that point, it was my health and my life was on the line, Madison said. I had to go help myself before my football career. If I didnt get my chickens in order back then, I dont think Id be here right now.After sitting out his entire rookie season, Madison joined the team for the start of offseason workouts in April and was expected to be on the field this weekend for the Packers rookie camp.Madison would not detail exactly what had gone wrong, only saying that his issues had deep roots and were exacerbated by the suicide of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski in January 2018.I was going through some stuff for a long time that I was putting off and they caught up to me with the decisions off the field I was doing. I wasnt making good decisions and it led to bad thoughts, Madison said. Tyler, if anything, helped me with knowing that other people go through things, too. It was a little light at the end of the tunnel light in a dark area.It was a first beginning step of a wakeup call for me, how I needed to handle my mental health Kyler Murray Jersey , was after that entire situation. Me and him were great friends. I would have never known any of that was going on or vice versa. I had my demons going on and no one had any idea what was going on. Its just one of those things of taking that step when youve got those things and not to just bat them down and talk to someone and opening up.Through those conversations, things improved. By November or December, he said, he began to feel like his old self.After that, it was getting over the hump, that period of, I feel like me again, Madison said. I havent felt like me in God knows how long and I finally started to feel positive, feel like, Hey, I can do this and no second-guessing myself.With that, Madison began to think about football again; he didnt even watch football last year. He began to focus on getting ready physically. Hes listed at the same 6-foot-5 and 308 pounds as he was at the scouting combine in 2018. He called his stamina great.Im ready to roll, Madison said. Took a year off, twiddling my thumbs http://www.arizonacardinalsteamonline.c … phy-jersey , now Im back and letting it loose.The Packers are eager to see if Madison can reach his potential. There remains a hole at right guard, though they fortified the offensive line with free agent Billy Turner and second-round draft pick Elgton Jenkins.It was great to see Cole back in the building and doing some football things again, general manager Brian Gutekunst said. That was a really, really pleasant surprise. I think he was very appreciative about the way we handled things last year. Were excited to see what he can do for us because he had a really good offseason last year before everything transpired. Very optimistic.New coach Matt LaFleur is implementing an outside-zone running scheme that is fueled by linemen with a blend of athleticism and power. Gutekunst called Madison an absolute fit for what LaFleur is trying to build.We were really high on Cole when he was coming out, LaFleur said, thinking back to 2018 when he was offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans. So, we feel like he adds a lot of value to what we can do with him in our system.Madisons return will be a day-by-day process. He hasnt put on pads or blocked somebody since the Senior Bowl in January 2018.His football comeback, however, is secondary to his personal comeback.I cant remember the last time Id wake up and feel positive and not go into bed with negative thoughts in my head, Madison said. Just living life and being happy doing it, its a blessing.NOTES: The Packers announced Friday the signings of six draft picks, including linebackers Rashan Gary (Michigan) and Ty Summers (TCU), defensive backs Darnell Savage (Maryland) and Kadar Hollman (Toledo), defensive lineman Kinglsey Keke (Texas A&M) Andy Isabella Jersey , running back Dexter Williams (Notre Dame), and 11 rookie free agents. Last week: 8-7-1Official totals in weeks 4-12 against the spread: 53-61-5Home teams shown in in bold.Denver (-1.5) vs. Miami Denver has lost seven in a row, Miami five. Jay Cutler vs. Trevor Siemian is not exactly pretty either and this will probably be one of the more meh games of the week. Since one team has to win, Ill take the Dolphins at home. The Broncos are scuffling bad and their defense will miss suspended CB Aqib Talib.<em>Pick: Miami (+1.5)</em>Baltimore (-3) vs. DetroitIm still not sold on the Ravens, and I definitely am not sold on Joe Flacco. Their defense has gotten a lot of press in these last few weeks, but they havent exactly been playing against the best of the best. Matt Stafford is probably the best QB that Baltimore has seen since week 4, when they played the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger.<em>Pick: Detroit (+3)</em>Tennessee (-6.5) vs. HoustonWhen these two teams matched up in week 4, the Texans won 57-14. That will not happen again, and Im sure that game is on the mind of the Titans as they prepare for this one. Tennessee is 7-4 but are still looking for a dominant, wire-to-wire win. They get it here against Tom Savage and a injury-ravaged Houston team.<em>Pick: Tennessee (-6.5)</em>Jacksonville (-9.5) vs. IndianapolisWhile the Jags defense is elite, Blake Bortles is anything but.<em>Pick: Indianapolis (+9.5)</em>Kansas City (-3) vs. New York JetsDarrelle Revis back in New York playing against his former team is a fun storyline to watch. I say he winds up with a pick, because why not?<em>Pick: Kansas City (-3)</em>Atlanta (-3) vs. MinnesotaThe Falcons are finally looking like a team that can make some noise in the playoff picture. Prediction: a much-talked about Case Keenum has some trouble with the Falcons D.<em>Pick: Atlanta (-3)</em>New England (-8.5) vs. BuffaloTyrod Taylor is a free agent after this season. Its time for him to start making some money, and going toe-to-toe with Tom Brady would help.<em>Pick: Buffalo (+8.5)</em>Chicago (-3) vs. San FranciscoI love Jimmy Garoppolo, so for no reason whatsoever Im picking the 49ers.<em>Pick: San Francisco (+3) </em>Green Bay (-2.5) vs. Tampa BayAaron Rodgers is nearing a return Clelin Ferrell Jersey , and if the Packers win this week and beat the Browns next week, theyll be getting their MVP back just in time to make a playoff push.<em>Pick: Green Bay (-2.5)</em>Los Angeles Chargers (-13.5) vs. ClevelandJosh Gordon is back for the Browns, which is awesome. The Chargers are rolling, though, and should probably wreak havoc on a rookie QB for the second home game in a row.<em>Pick: Los Angeles Chargers (-13.5)</em>New Orleans (-4.5) vs. CarolinaThis one feels like it will stay close throughout and be decided on the last possession.<em>Pick: Carolina (+4.5)</em>Los Angeles Rams (-7) vs. Arizona The Rams continue to roll.<em>Pick: Los Angeles Rams (-7)</em>Oakland (-8.5) vs. New York GiantsEli Manning is benched, and Geno Smith will start for New York. No matter who is at QB for the Giants, they should be able to keep it close at least. Derek Carr is missing Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper.<em>Pick: New York Giants (+8.5)</em>Philadelphia (-5.5) vs. SeattleThe Eagles need to get tested, and I think they do here. I dont know how long it has been since Seattles been a 5.5 dog at home, but it has to have been a while.<em>Pick: Seattle (+5.5)</em>Pittsburgh (-5) vs. Cincinnati Antonio Brown vs. AJ Green, and two teams that really do not like each other. Yes, please.<em>Pick: Cincinnati (+5)</em>