Packers Rumors & News

  • Who Is Darren Sharper? Disturbing Details Emerge

    Bleacher Report "On a cool November night last year in Tempe, Ariz., at approximately 2 in the morning, a woman awoke groggy and disoriented on a gray sectional couch in a moderate apartment, according to a Tempe, Ariz., police report. She lived in downtown Tempe, her apartment located near red-bricked..." April 16

  • Police: Darren Sharper's DNA found on accuser's clothing "Darren Sharper's DNA was found on one of his alleged rape victims in Arizona, according to testimony given by a Tempe police detective on Wednesday. Sharper was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs in Arizona on March 11 and his bail hearing..." April 16

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Hold the horses on QB Matt Flynn visiting #giants today. Doesn't appear to be happening, per sources.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    QB Matt Flynn reached agreement with the Packers.

  • Report: Dolphins interested in Finley at 'low-risk' rate "If the upcoming MRI on Jermichael Finley's surgically repaired neck brings back promising news, the Seattle Seahawks will have competition for his services. The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have had conversations with Finley's agent and might be interested if the tight end is cleared to..." April 15

  • Packers tried to bring Brett Favre back for reunion in 2013 "Fences are almost mended in Green Bay between the Packers and Brett Favre. He presented with Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors show two years ago and Packers CEO Mark Murphy previously said the team "would like to retire" Favre's jersey before he goes to Canton. Murphy also said Tuesday that the..." April 15

  • Packers expected to draft quarterback

    Fansided "The Green Bay Packers are one of a few teams in the NFL who don’t have to concern themselves with the top quarterback prospects as they already have arguably the best quarterback in the game. But while they have Aaron Rodgers on roster, that’s unlikely to stop the Packers from drafting a..." April 12

  • Packers waive Sederrik Cunningham

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have waived wide receiver Sederrik Cunningham, per the NFL’s Friday transactions. The 24-year-old Cunningham was on injured reserve in 2013 after suffering a dislocated wrist in training camp. Cunningham (5-11, 192) played collegiately at Furman from 2008 through 2011. He was out..." April 12

  • Packers backup QB plan

    ESPN Wisconsin "Mike McCarthy disagreed with the premise. “It’s never a good year,” the Green Bay Packers head coach said, “to lose your starting quarterback.” And there’s no denying that. But after 20 years of not only sustained greatness – from Brett Favre from 1992 through 2007 and from Aaron Rodgers..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Finley Update: I just spoke with TE Jermichael Finley. Finley told me he's expecting to get an X-ray on his (cont)

  • McCarthy, Capers balance their visions for Packers defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the history of the National Football League, there have been dysfunctional relationships between a head coach and his assistants. Chicago head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to mind. They nearly came to blows during halftime of a game against Miami. New Orleans..." April 08

  • John Kuhn returning to Packers "One of the most popular players in recent Green Bay Packers history has re-signed with the team. Fullback John Kuhn, whose name elicits cheers of "KUUUUUHN" when he's on the field, agreed to a one-year deal with the Packers on Thursday, according to his agent, Kevin Gold. In announcing the..." April 05

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    One-year deal for Kuhn worth just over $1 million.

  • JC Tretter to get first stab at Packers' center job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Any time the Green Bay Packers have allowed one of their free agents leave, they've felt they had someone waiting in the wings to take his place. They let Cullen Jenkins go because they had Mike Neal. They let Greg Jennings go because they had Randall Cobb. They let James Jones go because..." April 03

  • Packers prefer compensatory picks over unrestricted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has a formula for building his team, and he’s sticking with it. Thompson believes in building through the draft, not free agency, and that includes acquiring more draft picks by declining to sign unrestricted free agents. In the NFL, teams that lose more in..." April 03

  • Kuhn, Packers remain in talks "A decision on the future of John Kuhn could come as early as this week with the Green Bay Packers in talks with the veteran fullback about a potential return. The Packers have stayed in steady contact with Kuhn since the start of free agency, but so have a handful of other teams around the..." April 01

  • Taking a peek at Peppers’ Packers deal

    Pro Football Talk "As we break down more deals that were advertised to be something more than they really are, more and more league insiders are pointing out other deals that have had puffed values. The most common deal mentioned is the contract signed by Packers defensive lineman Julius Peppers. But there..." March 30

  • Packers find classic tight ends harder to come by

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Today, he hardly recognizes his position. From his new post as St. Augustine's University's offensive coordinator, Ben Coates tracks the game's best tight ends. Yet these so-called tight ends are different. "It's a changing of the guard," Coates said this week. "Basically, you look at it and..." March 30

  • James Jones' departure creates opportunity for young Packers receivers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "James Jones was in pain. He just wouldn't tell anybody about it. Since Oct. 13, the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver played through his sprained posterior cruciate ligament. Behind team walls, he rarely brought it up. All teammates saw was his smile fade. "There were some days where..." March 29

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    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN

    Former Packers backup MT @RAIDERS The Oakland #Raiders have signed DE C.J. Wilson.

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Matt Flynn likely to stay with Green Bay Packers "The Green Bay Packers sound sold on keeping Matt Flynn around to back up Aaron Rodgers. Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that the team wants to re-sign Flynn, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. McCarthy said he felt "great..." March 25

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    McCarthy confirms Raji will play at nose tackle, that #Packers will "cut him loose." #Packers "need to get him over the center" again.

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Rams, Bills, Packers & Browns landing spots for Sanchez

    Fansided "Friday afternoon, in a move that most saw coming on the horizon, the New York Jets cut ties with their former franchise quarterback, Mark Sanchez, before he was due his roster bonus. So now, no matter what you happen to think of him, there is a quarterback on the market that has thee experience of..." March 22

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Packers don’t want Randall Cobb to return kicks

    Fansided "The Green Bay Packers are reportedly interested in signing free agent kick return specialist Devin Hester, and they have good reason for wanting to do so. While fans will point to the excellent Randall Cobb as the Packers return man, the team apparently wants to take Cobb off of kick returns and..." March 19

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Jermichael Finley still not medically cleared to play

    Fansided "After suffering an injury that almost prevented him from being able to ever walk again, free agent tight end Jermichael Finley is not ready to walk away from the game of football yet and plans on returning in 2014. While he has teams on his radar, doctors still aren’t on board with Finley playing..." March 19

  • Packers sign former Vikings DT Guion

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The Minnesota-Green Bay shuttle is going the other way for a change. The Packers announced the signing of former Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion to a contract on Monday. Multiple reports say the deal is for one year. Guion, 26, had started 28 games the past two seasons for Minnesota at..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers now expected to bring back RB James Starks on a two-year deal, per source; deal considered imminent.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With former Packers WR James Jones now a Raider, it leaves Panthers in a challenging veteran-WR-less spot.

  • Peppers promises “something different” in Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "For 12 years, Julius Peppers has played defensive end in a 4-3 front. He’s now shifting to a 3-4 in Green Bay, prompting speculation over whether he’ll move to outside linebacker (as plenty of successful 4-3 defensive ends have done) or stay at defensive end. Whatever he ends up playing,..." March 15

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    Tyler Dunne @TyDunne

    Source says #Packers free agent RB James Starks will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday.

  • Packers agree to terms with Julius Peppers "For the past four years, defensive end Julius Peppers has terrorized NFC North quarterbacks, recording a total of 38 sacks and making three Pro Bowls during his time in Chicago. The only team that hasn't had to worry about him, of course, was the Bears. Moving into 2014, that will change for..." March 15

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    P. Schrager @PSchrags

    Reporting that Tampa Bay has signed former Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith to a 4 year, $14.25 deal.

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    Tyler Dunne @TyDunne

    Off latest hamstring "slight tear," Hayward started running 2 weeks ago. Is targeting a full return for Day 1 of #Packers OTA's.

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers NT B.J. Raji has accepted a deal to return to Green Bay, according to a source. Expected to be a one-year deal.

  • Could Jermichael Finley join Seattle Seahawks? "Jermichael Finley isn't a member of the Seattle Seahawks yet, but it could be headed that way. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that there is mutual interest on both sides after the tight end's visit with the team. The plan, according to Rapoport, is for a deal to get done,..." March 13

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Texans TE Owen Daniels, a former UW product, is making a visit to Green Bay to meet with the #Packers, according to an NFL source.

  • Jets express real interest in Packers free-agent WR James Jones

    New York Daily News "The Daily News has learned that the Jets have expressed a real interest in Packers free-agent wide receiver James Jones. The Jets, who released Santonio Holmes this week, desperately need to bolster its receiving corps to inject life into one of the league’s worst pass offenses from last..." March 12

  • Mike Neal reports Mike Neal is staying in Green Bay for two years

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears were interested, but apparently Mike Neal is staying put in Green Bay. The free agent outside linebacker reported himself on Twitter that he'd be re-signing with the Packers. He tweeted, "Hi Green Bay!!! I'll enjoy your winters for two more..." March 12

  • Packers Jamari Lattimore Given Low Restricted Free Agent Tender

    ACME Packing Company "The Packers made their first surprise move of free agency today, tendering a young and promising inside linebacker. In a somewhat surprising move, the Green Bay Packers have elected to tender one of their two restricted free agents this afternoon. Most reports indicated that they would not be..." March 11

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    Tony Pauline @TonyPauline

    i'm still hearing NY Jets in the mix for receiver James Jones along with NY Giants, Miami Dolphins and a fourth team...Detroit Lions no more

  • Giants in on former Packers TE Andrew Quarless "The Giants need some major upgrades at the tight end position this offseason, and one might come from a familiar face. Andrew Quarless, who worked under new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as a tight end in Green Bay, drew early interest from the team this weekend, according to a person..." March 10

  • Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields "The Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal that includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Shields will earn $30 million over the first three seasons -- $15 million in the..." March 10

  • Packers Interested in free agent DE Lamarr Houston

    Fansided "It has been kind of quiet on the free agency rumor front in regards to Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston. answered a question and indicated at the same time that the Green Bay Packers are among those interested in Houston. The Raiders also reportedly interested in keeping..." March 09

  • Jermichael Finley drawing interest from Chiefs, Steelers, others

    Fansided "Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is set to hit the open market when free agency begins on Tuesday, and he is already receiving interst from plenty of teams around the league. While Finley is awaiting medical clearance from neck surgery, reports indicate as many as five teams have..." March 09