Packers Rumors & News

  • Report: Packers, naturally, will play in annual HOF Game

    Pro Football Talk "Brett Favre is headed to Canton in August, and so are thousands of Packers fans. So, it makes sense that the Packers will play in the Hall of Fame Game, the traditional start to the NFL’s preseason. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Saturday night that Pro Football Hall of..." February 07

  • Brett Favre's HOF candidacy took less than 10 seconds

    NFL.com "There was no debate over Brett Favre's Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy. When it came time for the HOF committee to discuss The Gunslinger's worthiness during Saturday's marathon meeting, the debate lasted nine seconds, per NFL Media's Steve Wyche. Charean Williams, a voter from the Fort..." February 07

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Super Bowl teams demonstrate how Packers need help at tight end

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Carolina Panthers solved their dilemma at tight end in 2011 by making one of the great trades in recent NFL history and also signing an effective veteran in 2014 unrestricted free agency. The Denver Broncos compensated smartly for the departure of their Pro Bowl tight end in March by..." February 05

  • Packers struggled to overcome Jordy Nelson's injury

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "If ever a team seemed prepared to handle a devastating injury at a critical position, it was the 2015 Green Bay Packers. Certainly, everyone in the organization cringed when Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson tore his right ACL in August. But there also had to be some comfort knowing just how..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Julius Peppers Plans to Play Next Season Even If Cut by Packers

    Bleacher Report "Coming off a 10.5-sack season, veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers believes he has plenty of game left and plans to play next season even if the Green Bay Packers release him." February 04

  • Cobb calls punctured lung “scary,” says Packers players believe in Lacy

    Pro Football Talk "Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was last seen on the field making a highlight-reel catch in a divisional playoff game in Arizona that was negated by a penalty. Cobb was slow getting up and knew something was wrong, but until he started coughing up blood a few minutes later, he thought he was..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds

    Pro Football Talk "We knew Packers coach Mike McCarthy wanted Eddie Lacy to shape up this offseason, and now we know a specific target for Lacy to lose. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Packers want Lacy to lose 30 pounds, and Lacy is committed to accomplishing that before the season starts. Lacy..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Mike McCarthy was hospitalized for illness, didn't go to Pro Bowl

    ESPN "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy contracted an intestinal virus that left him hospitalized for a day and prevented him from coaching in Sunday night's Pro Bowl, a source said. Doctors told McCarthy the virus was contagious, and the Packers coach decided not to fly to Hawaii for the..." February 01

  • Ahman Green has a part in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

    CBS Sports "The Zack Snyder-helmed movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on March 25, 2016. It stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as..." January 31

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Report: Aaron Rodgers had knee surgery following playoff loss to Arizona

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent knee surgery within a few days of the playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report from ESPN, and it was this injury that prompted Rodgers to pull out of Sunday's Pro Bowl. The report describes the procedure as a "cleanup of an old..." January 30

  • Packers' free agents: Who stays, who goes?

    PackersNews.com "Ted Thompson already made his big free-agent decision for this offseason. In early December, the Green Bay Packers general manager ponied up $41 million on a four-year contract extension to keep Mike Daniels off the free-agent market. Thompson had to do it. Daniels was his best defensive..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • McCarthy won't attend Pro Bowl because of stomach illness

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy won't be traveling with the rest of his staff to Hawaii to coach one of the Pro Bowl teams this weekend. According to a team release, McCarthy is suffering from a stomach illness and doctors have advised him not to travel. Associate head..." January 28

  • Eddie Lacy talking to P90X creator about training

    TMZ "Eddie Lacy is no dummy ... and knows if one of the biggest fitness gurus in the country offers to whip your butt in shape -- you listen. TMZ Sports has learned ... Lacy's people have been in touch with P90X creator Tony Horton -- after Tony offered to PERSONALLY train the Green Bay Packers..." January 26

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • McCarthy “fed up” with Thompson’s approach to free agency

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They'll roll the ball out again next season, these Green Bay Packers, hopeful of putting an end to their five-year string of unfulfilled seasons. They'll be banking on the heretofore prolific quarterbacking of Aaron Rodgers, the consistent management/scouting style of Ted Thompson and the..." January 25

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @packers have hired ex- #rams RBs coach Ben Sirmans for same position in Green Bay.

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to FootballZebras.com, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Jordy Nelson Spent His Injury-Plagued Season Substitute Teaching

    Uproxx "Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL, but the 2014 Pro Bowler didn’t take much time off. In addition to spending more time with his family while rehabbing his knee, Nelson became a substitute teacher at his son’s school while the regular instructor..." January 20

  • Blandino: Ref 'did best job he could' with coin toss

    NFL.com "There were several moments during Saturday's Divisional Round matchup between the Packers and Cardinals that were hard to believe -- Green Bay converted two Hail Marys on their final drive and still lost, after all -- but the craziness of the overtime coin toss might be unrivaled. We're..." January 19

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    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL

    Packers fire Sam Gash, Jerry Fontenot

  • Packers coaching staff to work Pro Bowl, per report

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers expect to have a sizable presence at this year's Pro Bowl. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff will join player selections Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Josh Sitton and John Kuhn in Honolulu on Jan. 31. As it usually does, the NFL chose..." January 19

  • Mike McCarthy tells Eddie Lacy to shape up or ship out

    Pro Football Talk "In unusually blunt terms, Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged today what has long been suspected: Eddie Lacy isn’t in good enough shape. McCarthy said Lacy is overweight, and that if he doesn’t lose weight this offseason, he’s not going to be on the field for the Packers in the..." January 19

  • WR James Jones hopes to remain with Packers, says Jordy Nelson 'won't miss a beat'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Four months ago, the Green Bay Packers made a move born of necessity when they signed wide receiver James Jones. Jones, 31, spent training camp with the New York Giants and was released at the exact point in time that the Packers needed a receiver following the torn ACL suffered by Jordy..." January 18

  • Mike McCarthy: I will be calling plays from here on out

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The following is a summary of Packers coach Mike McCarthy's season-ending press conference Monday evening: (On Randall Cobb) My understanding he is en route to Green Bay. How scary? Anytime have to take a player and transport to a hospital you're concerned. (On long-term) No, I would say not..." January 18

  • Peppers 'not sure' about his future

    PackersNews.com "Julius Peppers said he’ll have to make a decision on his football future in the offseason. The Green Bay Packers veteran outside linebacker said Saturday he was “not sure” whether he’ll return for 15th NFL season in 2016. Peppers will turn 36 years old Monday, an age where many elite pass..." January 18

  • Bakhtiari won't need ankle surgery; originally tore three ligaments

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari said that despite suffering injury to five ligaments in his ankle, he's not anticipating post-season surgery in order to fully recover. Speaking during the team's final media open locker room of the season, Bakhtiari said it took him awhile to understand how..." January 18

  • Packers WR Cobb released from hospital

    TSN "Receiver Randall Cobb has been released from the hospital after leaving the Green Bay Packers' playoff game Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals with a chest injury. The Packers' leading receiver posted on Twitter on Sunday that he was discharged from a Phoenix-area hospital after being..." January 17

  • Report: Packers' Cobb suffers bruised lung

    The Score "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was forced from Saturday's game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a chest injury. While there's been no official word on the extent of the injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Cobb suffered a bruised lung." January 17

  • NFL supports referee's decision to redo coin flip in Cardinals-Packers

    ESPN "The NFL has confirmed that referee Clete Blakeman made his own decision to repeat the coin toss prior to overtime in Saturday night's divisional playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals. Although there is no rule requiring the coin to flip during a legal coin toss, the..." January 17

  • Aaron Rodgers says ref should have granted re-call after botched coin flip

    NFL.com "The coin really didn't flip. Thanks to a slow motion camera focused on the gold piece, which was flipped two times by official Clete Blakeman on Saturday, we were able to vividly see one of the most bizarre moments in playoff history. Aaron Rodgers called it, Blakeman tossed it up..." January 17

  • Packers' McCarthy: 'I don't know what the hell a catch is anymore'

    The Score "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy lost a challenge in Saturday's game against the Arizona Cardinals when a questionable catch by Larry Fitzgerald was upheld. Fitzgerald snagged a pass, but appeared to lose the ball as he fell to the ground. McCarthy challenged, presumably expecting..." January 17

  • Cardinals top Packers in overtime thriller, advance to NFC title game

    Arizona Republic "Quick, what’s the plural of Hail Mary? What happens if the coin is tossed, but the darn thing doesn’t flip? And how does a 32-year-old receiver catch a short pass and gain 75 yards on the first play of overtime? That is just a small sample of the questions left behind by one of the craziest..." January 17

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) practiced all week and made trip to Arizona. Indications are if he plays it may be in a limited role.

  • Packers rule out Davante Adams against Cardinals

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers have ruled out receiver Davante Adams for the team’s NFC Divisional Round showdown with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. Adams, who caught a touchdown pass during Green Bay’s win over the Washington Redskins, hurt his knee early in the second half last Sunday and didn’t..." January 15

  • Aaron Rodgers would buy an NHL team if he won Powerball

    The Score "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be watching the drawing for the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot along with the rest of America. Rodgers admitted that not only will he be watching Wednesday night, but that he's given himself a shot at winning the enormous prize." January 14

  • Rodgers says all the pressure is all on the Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "All that negativity about the Packers being seven-point underdogs at Arizona Saturday night, being pegged at 18-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl - the worst odds of the entire playoff field -- and having to play a team that crushed them, 38-8, two weeks ago? Do not enter. That's the message..." January 13

  • Are Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn engaged?

    Sportress of Blogitude "The tabloid OK! Magazine reports that Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are engaged after nearly two years of dating. Reports indicate that the Green Bay Packers quarterback surprised his actress girlfriend with the unexpected proposal. The tabloid’s reporting, via The Big Lead: “Olivia..." January 12

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    Packers receiver Davante Adams is unlikely to play Saturday against the Cardinals, according to a source. The... https://t.co/Zsg7xPYxKq

  • Update: No engagement between Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn

    ACME Packing Company "Earlier today, Acme Packing Company published this article discussing a report from OK Magazine which claimed that Aaron Rodgers and his girlfriend, Olivia Munn, got engaged over the holidays. According to Munn on her Instagram account, this report is not true. " January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12