Packers Rumors & News

  • Eddie Lacy is ready to run when called upon

    Packers.com "Mike McCarthy didn’t need a bye week to pinpoint what was missing from the Packers’ offense after the first two games of the 2016 season. A quick analysis of road games in Jacksonville and Minnesota was all the Packers’ head coach required to realize the offense must run the ball more. It’s..." September 24

  • Key defensive players on both sides out for Lions-Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Neither team’s defense is at full strength for Sunday’s game in Green Bay. For the Lions, defensive end Ziggy Ansah is out with an ankle sprain. The injury, which is expected to sideline Ansah for multiple games, is a big one for arguably the Lions’ best defensive player. Detroit will also be..." September 24

  • Mike Daniels fined for hit on Sam Bradford

    Pro Football Talk "Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels has been hit in the paycheck for a hit on Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford. The NFL has fined Daniels $18,231 for roughing the passer. That’s the standard for that infraction." September 23

  • Michael Irvin Says Vince Lombardi Was Great But Belichick's The GOAT

    TMZ "Cowboys HOFer Michael Irvin is doubling down on his promise to replace Vince Lombardi's name with Bill Belichick's on his Super Bowl trophies ... sayin' B.B.'s simply the best. TMZ Sports ran into Irvin at LAX, and not only did he confirm he's serious about his shocking comment, he explained..." September 22

  • McCarthy: Never trusted QB more than Rodgers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aaron Rodgers’ struggles over the past year, lowlighted with one of the worst games of his career Sunday night in Minnesota, haven’t affected coach Mike McCarthy’s trust in his two-time MVP quarterback. Rodgers, the NFL’s all-time leader in passer rating, hasn’t reached the 100-point mark in 14..." September 22

  • Packers missing CB Sam Shields, many more at practice

    Today's Pigskin "The Packers don’t have cornerback Sam Shields at practice today, and he’s far from the only one. They’re also missing LB Clay Matthews, S Morgan Burnett, DT Letroy Guion, LB Datone Jones, and offensive guard T.J. Lang. The Packers struggled both offensively and defensively last year, and much..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Packers bring running back C.J. Spiller in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers dip their toes into the free agent market selectively, usually if they think a guy can make a big impact. And they’re looking at one that potentially could, if he’s healthy. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Packers have brought running back C.J. Spiller in for a visit..." September 20

  • Vikings pass Packers but lose Peterson

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- This was probably the debut of their new stadium that Minnesota fans dreamed of three weeks ago, with a different face under center. Although the midgame loss of the star running back may yet produce an offensive nightmare for the Vikings. In the first regular season contest..." September 19

  • Packers-Vikings down 16 percent from 2015 Week Two SNF

    Pro Football Talk "The trend is not the NFL’s friend. Through six nationally-televised 2016 prime time games, the ratings have dropped in comparison to the 2015 equivalent in each and every slot. Via SportsBusiness Daily, overnight ratings for the Week Two Sunday Night Football game pitting the Vikings against..." September 19

  • Recurring pattern: Aaron Rodgers, Packers' offense still out of sync

    ESPN "When the shock of his three-fumble, one-interception performance against the Minnesota Vikings wears off -- and that might take a while, given some of the things Aaron Rodgers did -- there's a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. When was the last time the Green Bay Packers quarterback..." September 19

  • NFL recognized 16 calls that went against the Jaguars in loss to Packers

    CBS Sports "It's not uncommon for teams to complain to the league about specific calls they didn't like. What is uncommon is for the NFL to acknowledge 16 calls went against the Jaguars in the Week 1 loss to the Packers, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The lowlight: A missed defensive..." September 18

  • Jared Cook not frustrated with lack of targets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jared Cook stood 15 yards away, tracking Aaron Rodgers’ pass. He wasn’t the intended target, but Cook was plenty curious. He had seen the Jacksonville Jaguars’ blitz swarm his quarterback. He knew rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey was yanking Rodgers to the ground as he released the football. Cook..." September 17

  • Concussions could threaten Sam Shields' career

    Packers News "It’s more than the sheer volume of Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields’ concussion history that could threaten his career. Shields wasn’t “blown up” in a high-speed, open-field collision Sunday. His helmet didn’t slam against the field. There was no blindside hit. No unexpected..." September 17

  • Experience wins out at wide receiver

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The most divisive storyline of Green Bay Packers training camp was the overpopulation of wide receivers, a group whose percentage of the eventual 53-man roster projected large relative to recent years. The only locks were Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Everything behind them was bleary. When..." September 15

  • Jimmy Fallon roasts Packers and Vikings with ' Tonight Show' superlatives

    Fox Sports "You know the drill: Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show took some really funny but non-malicious shots at the players competing in the upcoming Sunday night NFL game. This week it's an NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers (1-0) and Minnesota Vikings (1-0). This batch of superlatives cracked me..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Sam Shields in concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "Packers cornerback Sam Shields missed four games at the end of last season because of a concussion that he later called the toughest injury he’s dealt with during his career. Shields is now dealing with another one. Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed on Monday that Shields suffered a..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Packers, Bakhtiari agree to terms on 4-year extension

    NFL.com "The Green Bay Packers didn't want to pay Josh Sitton, but they ponied up the dough to lock down their starting left tackle. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Packers agreed to terms with David Bakhtiari on a four-year extension worth up to $51.67 million. The new money..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Packers were worried about Josh Sitton becoming locker room cancer

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers were able to get through the first game of the post-Josh Sitton era with no major protection problems. But they were apparently much more worried about the locker room atmosphere if the Pro Bowl guard had stayed, which led to his surprising release during final cuts. According to..." September 12

  • How lineman Mike Daniels became the baddest man on the Packers' defense

    SI "When the Packers traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys in early August, Mike Daniels got a chance to see inductee Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Rams who retired in 2009—all 6' 7" and 300-plus pounds of him. “He was humongous!” says..." September 11

  • Packers' Jeff Janis: Active Sunday

    CBS Sports "Janis (hand) is active for Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports." September 11

  • Jaguars fall short in upset bid of Packers

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A frustrated Jacksonville Jaguars team felt like it should have finally come through with a victory against an elite quarterback. The Green Bay Packers weren't apologizing for escaping with one instead. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke out of an early rut..." September 11

  • Packers downgrade David Bakhtiari to questionable

    Pro Football Talk "As the Packers head to Jacksonville for a season-opening game against a Jaguars team hungry for a signature win, a player with a somewhat unusual signature may not be playing for Green Bay. Tackle David Bakhtiari has been added to the injury report, with a back problem. He is listed as..." September 10

  • Jalen Ramsey on facing Aaron Rodgers: 'Throw my way if you want to'

    ESPN "It doesn't matter to Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a five-time Pro Bowler, two-time MVP, and probably headed to the Hall of Fame. Nor that Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are one of the top receiver duos in the league, even..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Aaron Rodgers looking for WRs he can trust

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aaron Rodgers would have a hard time throwing a paper airplane in the Green Bay Packers’ locker room and not hitting a wide receiver. There are nine of them scattered around and a 10th may be added later this week to the practice squad, so accuracy is not necessary. Throw up a Hail Mary and it..." September 07

  • Jordy Nelson on opener: I'm ready for anything

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the last two football games Jordy Nelson played — the fateful afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers last August and another exhibition game the week prior — his time on the field totaled 38 snaps. In his last competitive game, which took place on Jan. 18, 2015, against Seattle, Nelson..." September 07

  • Lane Taylor, with 2 career starts, next up after Packers dump Josh Sitton

    ESPN "Mike McCarthy held 23 press conferences during training camp. Edgar Bennett went to the podium in the Lambeau Field media auditorium six times. Ted Thompson spoke with reporters on five separate occasions. The total number of Lane Taylor questions posed to the Green Bay Packers head coach,..." September 05

  • Mike McCarthy says “a lot of things” went into decision to cut Josh Sitton, identifies none of them

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers cut Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton on Saturday. Coach Mike McCarthy met with reporters on Monday. He inevitably was asked to explain the move. “There’s a lot of things that go into this decision,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “It was not just one thing. It was..." September 05

  • Packers' Nelson 'full go' for season opener vs. Jaguars

    ESPN "Jordy Nelson won't have any restrictions when the Green Bay Packers open the regular season Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That's what Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, even though Nelson did not play a single snap in the preseason and hasn't lined up for a game since he tore..." September 05

  • Jhurell Pressley excited to face Vikings after getting claimed by Packers

    Packers News "He boarded a plane Sunday afternoon holding a Green Bay ticket, knowing there’s a good chance he’ll fly back to Minnesota in two weeks. Jhurell Pressley understood the oddity. Across the NFL, he said, it was a “roller coaster” weekend for everybody. This was a little different. For a..." September 05

  • Bears sign former Packer Josh Sitton to 3-year deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Packers loss is the Bears’ gain. In a move that figures to fortify their unsettled offensive line, the Bears have signed three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton — a three-year, $21.75 million deal with $10 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter — one day after the Packers..." September 05

  • Packers to bring back long snapper Brett Goode

    Pro Football Talk "The 32 teams in the NFL all got down to the 53-man roster limit on Saturday, but those are far from their final rosters or even the rosters they’ll take into the first week of the regular season. Waiver claims and free agent signings will turn Saturday celebrations into Sunday disappointment..." September 04

  • No long snapper on Packers initial 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers announced their biggest move earlier on Saturday when they released guard Josh Sitton and they got around to announcing the rest on Saturday evening. The most notable thing about the other cuts is that the Packers don’t currently have a long snapper on their roster. They released..." September 04

  • Josh Sitton To Visit Bears; Saints Also?

    Pro Football Rumors "After the Packers cut Josh Sitton loose on Saturday, upwards of ten teams expressed interest in the Pro Bowl guard. Now, he has his first visit lined up with the division-rival Bears, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Saints could be next on the docket for him, Schefter adds. Sitton,..." September 04

  • Josh Sitton “sad” about being cut by Packers

    ESPN "Josh Sitton steadfastly remained on the high road Saturday afternoon. A three-time Pro Bowl guard and one of the Green Bay Packers’ most colorful characters -- suddenly an ex-Packer after his unexpected release -- chose his words carefully and didn’t have a single negative thing to say. Or,..." September 04

  • Packers planning to cut All-Pro guard Josh Sitton

    Today's Pigskin "The Green Bay Packers have ditched the mundane route of cutting unrecognizable players to cut their roster to 53 players. Instead, the Packers are planning on parting ways with three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton." September 03

  • Chiefs end preseason by beating Packers

    The Sports Xchange "With all the familiar names on the bench, the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs closed out their preseason Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The "who-they?" Chiefs grabbed a 17-7 victory over the "what's-his-name?" Packers. There were no offensive starters on the field for either..." September 02

  • NFL still investigating Mike Neal for PED use

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL publicly exonerated Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Packers linebacker Julius Peppers, and Steelers linebacker James Harrison regarding allegations of PED use made in a December 2015 Al Jazeera documentary, free-agent defensive lineman Mike Neal’s absence from the press release..." September 02