Packers Rumors & News

  • Packers having major issues traveling to Atlanta

    247 Sports "The Green Bay Packers are way behind schedule. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers' charter plane to Atlanta for Sunday's NFC Championship Game vs. the Falcons was unable to take off at Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport because of dense fog. This forced the team..." January 21

  • With three receivers hurt, Packers call one up from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Packer have called in reinforcements for their ailing receiving corps. Max McCaffrey, a rookie receiver who has yet to play in an NFL game, has been promoted from the Packers’ practice squad to their active roster. That means he could play tomorrow in the NFC Championship Game against the..." January 21

  • Aaron Rodgers battling illness in advance of NFC Championship Game against Falcons

    Fox Sports "Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Packers and the Falcons (3:05 p.m. ET on FOX) is less than 48 hours away, and a couple of key Green Bay players are dealing with illness. Aaron Rodgers apparently has caught whatever has been going around, and says both Jordy Nelson and Mason Crosby..." January 21

  • Aaron Rodgers: It’s loud in Atlanta, whether it’s all natural or not

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a shot at the Falcons’ history of playing fake crowd noise over the Georgia Dome loudspeakers in his final media appearance before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Asked about the noise in Atlanta, Rodgers acknowledged it’s loud, and then noted that the..." January 21

  • Packers center J.C. Tretter has knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have been without center J.C. Tretter since a Week Seven knee injury, and it doesn’t appear he’s going to be back anytime soon, if at all. Via Wes Hodkiewicz of the team’s official website, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tretter had knee surgery Tuesday, and wouldn’t be available..." January 20

  • Jordy Nelson dealing with illness, still could play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is dealing with an illness in addition to broken ribs as the Packers finalize preparations for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Atlanta. Nelson missed last week’s win in Dallas due to injury. Packers Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that the illness kept..." January 20

  • Ted Thompson calls Packers turnaround an “astronomical feat”

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are getting set to face the Falcons for the NFC title on Sunday, which isn’t where it looked like their season was headed when they were 4-6 in the regular season. There was a lot of talk at that time about what the offseason might bring in Green Bay if the team remained on the same..." January 20

  • Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers aren’t ruling any of their injured wide receivers out for Sunday’s game against the Falcons, but they know that they may need to go without having one or all of Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison. All three players were out of practice on Friday as Nelson fell ill..." January 20

  • Brian Gutekunst withdraws from 49ers G.M. search

    Sacramento Bee "One day after Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf pulled out of the 49ers’ general manager search, his colleague, Brian Gutekunst, did the same, according to multiple national reports. Gutekunst’s withdrawal is more remarkable because he was believed to be the leader to replace ousted Trent..." January 20

  • Chiefs G.M. is “best bet” to be next Packers G.M.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "News on Thursday regarding Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst won't be much of a factor in identifying the Green Bay Packers’ next general manager. When the time comes for Packers President Mark Murphy and the executive committee to choose a successor for Ted Thompson, titles and salaries and years..." January 20

  • If Davante Adams plays with ankle injury, 'I won't be playing like last year'

    ESPN "Davante Adams is dealing with an injury to the same ankle that caused him problems last year, but the Green Bay Packers receiver thinks he can perform better this time around. Adams sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s divisional-playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. He..." January 20

  • Jordy Nelson: I can’t be out there moving slowly

    Pro Football Talk "Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, marking the first time that he’s been on the field since breaking ribs against the Giants in the Wild Card round. Nelson said after the workout that he’s breathing easier than he was right after getting..." January 19

  • Aaron Rodgers climbing up the all-time postseason rankings

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has rewritten the NFL’s postseason record book, but he’s not the only quarterback playing on Sunday who has a particularly impressive postseason record. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also staking a claim for being one of the best postseason passers in NFL..." January 19

  • Former 49ers GM Trent Baalke Could Join Packers’ Front Office?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, there’s speculation going around that former 49ers GM Trent Baalke could join the Packers’ front office at some point. The Packers could end losing director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to the 49ers, as numerous reports have..." January 19

  • Report: NFL admits referees made crucial mistake in Packers-Cowboys game

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has reportedly admitted that a crucial 15-yard penalty the Dallas Cowboys were assessed in last weekend’s playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers should not have been called. With Dallas trailing 7-3 in the first quarter and the ball on the Green Bay 37-yard line, officials called a..." January 19

  • It’s time for the Packers to make Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player again

    Pro Football Talk "During a four-game losing streak that invited plenty of criticism from the outside and speculation about the status of key relationships and how the future could unfold for coach Mike McCarthy and G.M. Ted Thompson, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of PFT and me specifically, “Don’t waste..." January 19

  • Packers' Wolf pulls out of 49ers' GM search

    Sacramento Bee "Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf, one of the candidates the 49ers were considering for their general manager position, has withdrawn from the search, according to a league source. Wolf, 34, is the son of Ron Wolf, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Wolf’s..." January 19

  • Aaron Rodgers' Major Rift With Family Reportedly Began After 'Blow Up' With Brother

    People Magazine "Like many brothers, Aaron and Jordan Rodgers have had a lifelong rivalry. “[They] have always been competitive, and they’re always trying to one-up each other,” says a source close to the Green Bay Packers quarterback. “It’s been that way since they were kids. They got older, and the stakes got..." January 19

  • Aaron Rodgers on big play in Pack win: 'Size matters'

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers didn’t say a word at first. He simply raised both hands, palms facing out, to shoulder level. That was the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s answer for how he managed to hold on to the football at a crucial point in the NFC divisional playoff game Sunday, when Dallas Cowboys safety..." January 19

  • 'Really, Rodgers?' Byron Jones breaks down play that led to Cowboys' loss, how he's coping

    Sports Day "Byron Jones: "So we were in a zone coverage, Cover 2. I'm an underneath dropper, and you know, we all understand what [Aaron] Rodgers is gonna do. We understand he's gonna leave the pocket, so the play's gonna be extended. The zone kind of gets all warped up when he holds the ball and he's running..." January 19

  • Davante Adams unlikely to practice until Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "The Green Bay Packers are already thin at wide receiver, and could be facing further trouble on Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy admitted that receiver Davante Adams, who sprained his ankle in last Sunday’s divisional round battle with the Dallas Cowboys, is unlikely to practice until..." January 18

  • Packers fix hole Beckham allegedly punched in Lambeau wall

    Fox Sports "The New York Giants’ season came crashing down in the wild-card round against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, getting blown out of the building, 38-13. Tensions were high afterward, particularly for Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He reportedly banged his head against a door and..." January 18

  • Tom Brady: Aaron Rodgers 'Does Things That No One in the League Has Ever Done, or Can Do'

    Obsev "Surprise—arguably the three most deserving 2016 NFL MVP candidates find themselves among the final four teams vying for the Super Bowl: Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, in no particular order. While Ryan leads..." January 18

  • Rodgers Family Feud: Aaron Is ‘Going Through Great Precautions Not to Make Things Worse,’ Says Source

    People Magazine "Aaron Rodgers may not be on speaking terms with his family, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback is making an effort to not worsen the ongoing feud. On Sunday, Aaron’s father, Ed Rodgers, confirmed to The New York Times that the family is not in verbal communication with his second son..." January 18

  • Packers expected to cut Sam Shields

    UPI "Cornerback Sam Shields' days as a member of the Green Bay Packers appear to be numbered. ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported Tuesday that he expects the team to release the Pro Bowl defender this offseason. "Sam Shields, the Packers' former No. 1 cornerback, will be done in Green Bay," Demovsky..." January 18

  • Packers sign Bene Benwikere to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Bene Benwikere opened the season as a starter for the Panthers and it looks like he’ll end it as a member of the Packers. The Packers announced that they signed Benwikere to their practice squad on Tuesday. Benwikere spent some time with the Dolphins after getting released by the..." January 17

  • How two gamblers could turn $300 bet on Packers into $76K in NFC title game

    CBS Sports "When you're hot, you're hot, and right now Aaron Rodgers is hot. The Packers quarterback heads into Sunday afternoon's NFC Championship Game riding an incredible streak of strong football, having won eight straight games. And he's not alone. Two gentlemen, Brian Yankelevitz and Russ Axelrod,..." January 17

  • Packers WR Jordy Nelson still a long shot to play in NFC title game

    ESPN "Jordy Nelson is still considered a bit of a long shot to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. According to a source, the Green Bay Packers receiver has a chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons, but it's only a small chance. The source reiterated what ESPN reported last week that..." January 17

  • Roger Goodell will visit Atlanta for second straight week, avoid Foxboro

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still not ready to face New England Patriots fans in the wake of the Deflategate disaster. A league spokesman revealed on Tuesday that Goodell is planning to be in attendance for the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta..." January 17

  • McCarthy unsure if Nelson will practice Wednesday

    NFL.com "Will Jordy Nelson be ready for Sunday's epic NFC title game showdown with the Atlanta Falcons? Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't ready to say for sure, telling reporters Monday: "Can't tell you if Jordy is going to practice Wednesday. He did all the work in the workout today, so that's a good..." January 17

  • Packers-Cowboys draws highest divisional round rating in 20 years

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday afternoon’s Packers-Cowboys game has done blockbuster TV ratings for the NFL on FOX. Packers-Cowboys drew a 28.2 overnight rating, which is the highest rating for a divisional playoff game in 20 years. The combination of two popular teams and a great game that was decided as time..." January 16

  • Practice made perfect for Jared Cook on his huge catch

    Pro Football Talk "The dramatic pass to Packers tight end Jared Cook had a certain drawn-in-the-dirt feel, but they actually saw the same play in practice last week. And fortunately for Cook, he was able to make the most of his second chance, since he was out of bounds the first time they ran it. Via Tom..." January 16

  • Jordy Nelson better, but “no guarantees” for Atlanta

    Pro Football Talk "The absence of wide receiver Jordy Nelson didn’t stop the Packers from coming back to beat the Giants in the Wild Card round and it didn’t stop them from taking down the Cowboys 34-31 on Sunday, so the team knows they can win if Nelson’s injured ribs keep him out of the lineup against the..." January 16

  • Cowboys player on the loss to Packers: We couldn't beat the officials

    CBS Sports "One of the most perplexing calls during the Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Packers on Sunday came in the first half when Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. If you didn't watch the game and heard that Butler got flagged for that, you'd probably assume he..." January 16

  • Packers' Mason Crosby sets record with 2 late 50-yard field goals

    ESPN "What Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby did against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was unprecedented. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Crosby is the first kicker to make two field goals 50 yards or longer in the final two minutes of a postseason game. He put the Packers ahead twice,..." January 16

  • Tornado warnings issued at AT&T Stadium following Cowboys’ loss to Packers

    Fox Sports "After watching their team fall short Sunday, Dallas Cowboys fans couldn’t do the one thing many of them likely wanted to do – leave AT&T Stadium. Tornado warnings were issued after the Cowboys’ 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers, forcing many to take shelter at the one place many of them..." January 16

  • This Cowboys late mistake 'left too much time on the clock' for Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Sunday evening's Packers-Cowboys playoff game will go down as one of the great divisional-round matchups, a heavyweight battle between two blue-chip teams that provided some late-game drama. The final act included one of the best passes and catches you will ever see from Aaron Rodgers to Jared..." January 16

  • Packers win thriller vs. Cowboys to advance to NFC Championship

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The clock had 35 ticks remaining, the score was tied and one thought went through the head of Aaron Rodgers. "A little too much time on the clock." The NFL's hottest quarterback put the Green Bay Packers in position to advance to the NFC Championship and kicker..." January 15

  • Cowboys passed on a chance for a fair catch free kick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s most obscure rules could have given the Cowboys a shot at three points at the end of the first half today in Dallas, but the Cowboys may not have known about it. The NFL has a little-known rule called the fair catch free kick which allows a team to fair catch a punt and then..." January 15

  • Aaron Rodgers’ Dad Tries to Explain Why ARod Hasn’t Spoke to Family in 3 Years

    New York Times "As flood advisories were issued here last Sunday, patrons at the End Zone Bar & Grill — who braved slick, debris-strewn roads to watch an N.F.L. playoff game together — had something more distressing on their minds. The bar’s big-screen TVs showed the Green Bay Packers’ offense, commanded by Aaron..." January 15

  • Jordy Nelson's goal: Breathe normally again, play next week if Packers win

    CBS Sports "To beat the 13-3 Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, the Packers will need to overcome the absence of Jordy Nelson, who fractured his ribs during the team's win over the Giants last weekend. But if the Packers do find a way to advance on to the NFC title game, they could regain their star..." January 15

  • Packers CB Damarious Randall added to injury report for Cowboys game

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have been patching together a secondary all season, and they have another problem to deal with in advance of tomorrow’s Divisional Round game with the Cowboys. The team announced that cornerback Damarious Randall had been added to the injury report with a foot injury, and will be..." January 14

  • NYC Mayor sends supplies to fix Odell Beckham Jr.’s hole at Lambeau Field

    Newark Star-Ledger "Apparently New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't waiting for the Giants to conclude their investigation into who put a hole in the wall outside of the visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field last week. De Blasio sent drywall, plaster and a trowel to Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt to repair the..." January 14

  • Aaron Rodgers consulted an astronaut on the physics of a Hail Mary

    SI "A crowd of reporters marches into the Packers locker room on Wednesday, armed with notepads, microphones and recorders. Most settle around the locker of Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ cerebral quarterback, and while the questions vary slightly, one topic dominates all others. It’s not the Dallas..." January 14

  • Packers assistant Darren Perry busted for drunken driving

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He is additionally being charged with refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test and unsafe lane deviation, per Paul Srubas of Packers News. According to court documents, Perry had a..." January 13

  • Packers' Shields charged with marijuana possession

    Green Bay Press Gazette "Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields has become the team's second player this season to be charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Shields, 29, was charged in Brown County Circuit Court this week with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, charges stemming from an Oct...." January 13

  • Jordy Nelson Injury: Packers Receiver Ruled Out For Playoff Game Vs. Cowboys

    NESN "The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their best players Sunday, as they look to extend their winning streak to eight games and earn a berth in the NFC Championship Game. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced Friday the Packers have ruled out the wideout with a rib injury for..." January 13

  • Aaron Rodgers seems resigned to Jordy Nelson missing Sunday’s game

    Sportsnaut "It sure looks like the Green Bay Packers will have to win on the road in Dallas this upcoming Sunday without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson suffered a significant rib injury in the team’s win over the New York Giants in the Wild Card round and did not return to the game. Nelson hasn’t..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11