Packers Rumors & News

  • Former Packer Brandon Bostick says he got death threats after fumble "Two months ago, few people outside of his teammates knew who Brandon Bostick was. That changed late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship when Bostick, a backup tight end for the Packers who also played on the hands team, muffed an onside kick. The Seahawks recovered and eventually won in..." February 26

  • Peppers expected back with Packers, at $9.5 million

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers decided to remove an aging, expensive player from their defense when they cut A.J. Hawk yesterday. So might they remove an even older, even more expensive player and cut Julius Peppers? Not according to coach Mike McCarthy, who said at the Scouting Combine that Peppers will be..." February 26

  • Green Bay Packers release A.J. Hawk after 9 seasons "The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday they have cut linebacker A.J. Hawk. The inside linebacker ranks first in franchise history with 1,118 tackles. "I spent nine great years in Green Bay," Hawk said in a team statement. "I had awesome teammates and coaches and a great medical staff and..." February 25

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    No shock, but hear expectation around NFL is #Raiders will make run at Cobb. But #Packers not expected to hit him hit FA.

  • Judge rules probable cause for police to seize $200k from NFL player

    First Coast News "A judge has ruled there is probable cause for a police department to seize nearly $200,000 and a brand new truck from an NFL player and First Coast native who was arrested on drug charges February 3. Starke Police seized the items using a controversial legal process called civil..." February 23

  • Source: A.J. Hawk had ankle surgery "Green Bay Packers veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk had surgery immediately after the season to remove bone spurs in his ankle, according to a league source. At several points during the season, Hawk insisted he was not hurt, even while Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, one of his best friends on..." February 21

  • Packers, House have interest in reuniting

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Packers may have to pay a price much higher than they thought to re-sign free agent CB Davon House once the market sets up. Various agents said the cornerback expected to do the best in free agency is Seattle's Byron Maxwell, the team's starter opposite Richard Sherman. The going rate for..." February 21

  • Court: Seizure of Guion's truck legal "A Florida court ruled on Friday that Starke, Florida, police had probable cause when they seized Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion's 2015 Dodge Ram truck and $190,028.81 in cash earlier this month. Guion was pulled over for erratic driving on Feb. 3 and was found in possession of..." February 21

  • Packers GM Ted Thompson plays coy about Randall Cobb's free agency

    SB Nation "Thompson spoke with reporters Thursday about the plan for Cobb in relation to free agency. Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson took to the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and spoke on a litany of topics, including the pending free agency of receiver Randall..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Packers have salary cap space to burn in re-signing their own

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Some NFL organizations would not be able to trim their roster of two well-paid veterans like A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones without some kind of serious consequence to their 2015 salary cap. Not the Green Bay Packers. If they choose to jettison the two linebackers before the start of free agency..." February 18

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Former Packers TE Brandon Bostick to sign with the Vikings, per agent @blakebaratz

  • Why the Packers will not tag Randall Cobb or Bryan Bulaga

    ACME Packing Company "Though there are two players who might tempt the Packers to use the Franchise Tag in 2015, their positions mean that it makes little sense for Ted Thompson to tag either one. Today marks the opening of the Franchise and Transition Tag period in the NFL, and several front offices around the..." February 17

  • Brandon Bostick indicates Packers have parted ways with him

    Pro Football Talk "Via his verified Twitter account, Packers tight end Brandon Bostick indicated Monday the club was parting ways with him. “Thankful To Spend The First 3 Years Of My Career In GB,” Bostick wrote. “Unfortunately My Time There Has Ended.” The 25-year-old Bostick hauled in nine passes for 123..." February 16

  • Randall Cobb is seeking a contract that averages $9M per season "The Green Bay Packers have the salary-cap space to use the franchise tag on Randall Cobb, but they hope to work out a long-term deal with the receiver. There's no indication that Packers general manager Ted Thompson would resort to using the tag to keep Cobb. Thompson has until March 2, a week..." February 16

  • Finding a starting job is CB Davon House's priority in free agency

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Cornerback Davon House picked one of the coldest weekends of the off-season to return to the state. Whether it's his last visit as a member of the Green Bay Packers may depend on whether the team that drafted him in 2011 deems him worthy of being a starter. After spending four seasons as a..." February 15

  • McCarthy 'going to miss' play-calling but says it will 'make us better'

    ESPN Wisconsin "Admitting that he knows he’s “going to miss it,” Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made it official Thursday: He is relinquishing his job as the offensive play-caller. The decision is part of a significant shakeup on that side of the ball, where the Packers led the NFL in scoring in..." February 12

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    McCarthy: Tom Clements will call the plays.

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • 23 years ago, Packers traded 1st-round pick for Brett Favre "The Packers' fortune changed 23 years ago. On Feb. 10, 1992, then-general manager Ron Wolf, just 75 days on the job, sent a first-round pick to the Falcons for quarterback Brett Favre. Atlanta had taken Favre in the 2nd round of the 1991 draft. He played in just four games as a rookie,..." February 11

  • Brett Favre makes retirement date at Lambeau official "Years of bitterness have subsided, and now Brett Favre is officially ready to join the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. The legendary quarterback, who made his return to Wisconsin last year for a ceremony honoring Packers icon Bart Starr, was looking at 2015 as the target year for his dramatic..." February 09

  • Favre plans to return to Green Bay in 2015 to enter Packers' Hall of Fame, have number retired

    The Score "Brett Favre's long-awaited return to Lambeau Field will soon come to fruition. The former quarterback announced Monday he'll be making the trip to Wisconsin in 2015 to be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired. "It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years..." February 09

  • McCarthy 'considering' giving up play-calling duties

    ESPN Wisconsin "Eleven months ago, as he sat at the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the annual NFL Meetings, Mike McCarthy acknowledged that if he ever decided his being the offensive play-caller was having a detrimental effect on his team, he would give up the job. In the wake of the Green Bay Packers’ NFC..." February 09

  • Will Green Bay Packers pony up or pass on Randall Cobb?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The scene was eerily similar to seasons past. A prolific wide receiver stood at his locker the morning after a playoff loss, completely unsure about his future with the Green Bay Packers. This time, it was Randall Cobb. "It's a business," Cobb said the day after his team's crushing loss at..." February 09

  • Ron Wolf says money led Reggie White to Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "In 1993, the Packers transformed the perception and reality of the franchise by landing the first big fish (and perhaps biggest fish ever) in free agency: Reggie White. Much has been said about how White landed in Green Bay, from God telling White to go there to former coach Mike Holmgren..." February 08

  • Aaron Rodgers: Home-field advantage in playoffs a goal for 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers won 12 games and the NFC North this season while going undefeated at Lambeau Field, but they weren’t able to host the NFC Championship game because the Seahawks had a better conference record. That better record included a home win over the Packers to open the season, one of four..." February 06

  • House, Williams, Bush will become free agents

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The NFC Championship Game was slipping away. Seattle was in the midst of scoring touchdowns on its final three possessions, and eventually rallying for a 28-22 overtime win over Green Bay. And Packers cornerback Davon House was helpless. As the Seahawks rallied for one of the most improbable..." February 04

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    Filed to ESPN: #Packers DT Letroy Guion was arrested last night on possession of marijuana, Stake, Fla. police confirm. Details to come.

  • Letroy Guion Arrested for Gun, Pot; had $190K "Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of a firearm in his hometown of Starke, Florida, according to a police report. Guion was found to have 357 grams of marijuana after his truck was pulled over Tuesday night. The officer..." February 04

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    Starke, Fla. police found $190,028.81 in cash along with 9mm semi-automatic pistol and two Ziploc bags of marijuana when pulling over Guion.

  • Packers react to Seahawks' Super Bowl loss "Lest you had any doubt about which team the Green Bay Packers -- or at least a couple of their offensive linemen -- were rooting for in Super Bowl XLIX, David Bakhtiari and T.J. Lang cleared that up as the New England Patriots were putting the finishing touches on their improbable win against the..." February 02

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    Jim Rodriguez @mediarodriguez

    Cuz it's never to early : Seahawks are the fav at 5-1 to win #SuperBowl50 Pats 6-1, GB 7-1, DEN 8-1, OAK, TEN and JAX are 300-1 #NFL

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Packers' Aaron Rodgers named Most Valuable Player "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers beat out Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to take home the 2014 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. Murray was honored as the Offensive Player of the..." February 01

  • Packers fire special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum

    Sporting News "As they try to move on after their NFC Championship collapse, the Packers will do so without special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced Slocum's dismissal Friday. “I would like to thank Shawn for all of his contributions over the past nine years,” McCarthy said...." January 31

  • Earl Thomas concedes Aaron Rodgers played NFC Championship game hurt

    The Score "Leading up to the NFC Championship game, Earl Thomas was one of several Seattle Seahawks players questioning whether or not Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was actually dealing with a calf injury. But in a blog post reflecting on the Seahawks' playoff run, Thomas says that he now..." January 31

  • Ndamukong Suh challenged Packer to fight after Aaron Rodgers play

    Michigan Live "Ndamukong Suh has denied that he intentionally stepped on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Detroit Lions' regular-season finale. But the play, inadvertent or otherwise, apparently heightened tensions between Suh and Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang. That culminated with Suh..." January 30

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Will Packers make it rain for Randall Cobb?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's every player's dream scenario, even though they might not admit it publicly. Enter a contract year, produce like never before, then have 32 teams potentially banging on your door. From the timing is everything department, meet Randall Cobb. Green Bay's fourth-year wideout entered the..." January 28

  • Packers sign punter Cody Mandell

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have added a punter to their offseason roster. Green Bay has signed Cody Mandell, who appeared in one preseason game for Dallas in 2014." January 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    New #Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is hoping to add #Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith to his front office, source said.

  • Green Bay's John Kuhn ponders past, future at Pro Bowl

    Arizona Republic "Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has a theory as to why fullback John Kuhn is so popular in Wisconsin. It centers around the "Kuuuuuuuuhn" chant that has become a staple at Lambeau Field. "It starts with his last name," Matthews said. "Guys with the last name of 'Kuhn' or the first..." January 24

  • Packers blocked Jaguars from Alex Van Pelt interview "The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up hiring Greg Olson as their new offensive coordinator to replace the fired Jedd Fisch, but many fans wondered if all the names of the candidates were made public. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell made mention that some candidates they wanted to interview were..." January 24

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Clay Matthews was fined $22,050 for the illegal blindside hit on Russell Wilson after an interception in NFC Championship Game.

  • Aaron Rodgers likes his footballs inflated

    The Score "Not every quarterback likes their footballs deflated. Green Bay Packers pivot Aaron Rodgers is one that would rather throw a football filled with air and isn't a fan of officials deflating balls prior to the game. "I have a major problem with the way it goes down, to be honest with you,"..." January 21

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    Rodgers said calf would have been ready to go in two weeks for the Super Bowl. Without having to play on it, should be good in 6 weeks.

  • Randall Cobb, Sam Shields are Pro Bowl-bound

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of Packers are late additions to the Pro Bowl roster. Wide receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Sam Shields are set to make their first appearances in the game, the Packers announced Monday. Cobb’s spot opened with Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant withdrawing because of an injury, while..." January 19

  • Packers OC Tom Clements on Cleveland Browns radar for OC vacancy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, who's coming off a crushing 28-22 overtime loss to the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator vacancy. The Browns are not believed to have asked permission to interview him yet, but might..." January 19