Packers Rumors & News

  • How do Packers stop Rob Gronkowski? "He's 6-foot-6, 265 pounds and a natural nightmare for most NFL defensive coordinators. In the coming days, it's going to be Dom Capers' charge to figure out exactly how the Green Bay Packers' defense is going to counteract the enigma that is New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The..." November 25

  • Packers victory over Vikings sealed by running game

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Someone as prideful as Mike Zimmer wasn't going to let another of his football teams get "run over," as he put it following the Minnesota Vikings' defensive debacle seven weeks ago at Lambeau Field, in the rematch on a gray, windless 49-degree Sunday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. For 56 ½..." November 24

  • Aaron Rodgers counting on health routine to keep him on top for years

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aaron Rodgers possesses NFL records, a Super Bowl ring and an MVP trophy. He's on fire this season, leading the Green Bay Packers to an NFL-best 33 points a game. But he's always looking to evolve, as a person and as a quarterback, and by tweaking a few health and wellness habits in the last..." November 19

  • Another rout puts Packers 5-0 at home

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As long as the Green Bay Packers aren't peaking early, their brethren in the NFC should be very, very worried. The Packers still must prove they can beat the top teams on the road. Their chances to do that might not come until the playoffs. However, they certainly have the look of..." November 17

  • Packers roll to another easy victory over Bears

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have been playing professional football against each other for 94 years. On Sunday night, the Packers beat the Bears worse than they have in every game but one in the 190-games series. As shameful as the Bears' performance was, the Packers' showing was..." November 10

  • Packers downgrade Morgan Burnett to questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers said all week that they expected injured safety Morgan Burnett to return from a calf injury and play on Sunday night against the Bears. Now they’re not so sure. The team announced on Saturday afternoon that Burnett has been downgraded and is now listed as questionable. There’s no..." November 08

  • Pack expect to have Aaron Rodgers "The availability of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers for Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears isn't an issue, but the Packers' two starting guards were listed as questionable. Rodgers went through a week of practice as a full participant upon returning from the bye week, which he..." November 07

  • Packers offering limited standing-room-only tickets "As part of a trial run, the Green Bay Packers are selling a limited number of standing-room-only tickets for its game Sunday against the Chicago Bears and Nov. 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The tickets will be priced $75 and located behind section 434S in the South End, where standard..." November 06

  • Morgan Burnett on playing Sunday: 'I'm ready to go. That's my plan'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Safety Morgan Burnett (calf) expects to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and that's good news for a Green Bay Packers secondary that struggled mightily without him at New Orleans. “I’m ready to go," Burnett said. "That’s my plan. I’m out there practicing so I’m ready to roll.” This has..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy signed to new contract "The Green Bay Packers have signed Head Coach Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract, team Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson announced Monday. McCarthy, who is in his ninth season as head coach, has guided the Packers to six playoff..." November 04

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    #Packers have activated @JCTretter from IR-DTR as expected. Not as expected: Team cut 2011 first-round pick @dsherrod78 to do so. Wow.

  • Former Packers punter Don Bracken dies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Don Bracken, one of the Green Bay Packers' longest-tenured punters, died Thursday in Billings, Mont. According to the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, Bracken, 52, had contracted a MRSA infection that had hospitalized him in Billings. An online fundraiser established to help pay his doctor bills..." November 02

  • Packers could be without two starting DBs "For the second straight week, the Green Bay Packers spent Friday facing the possibility of playing without two of their four starting defensive backs. Last Sunday against Carolina, they got one of them back -- cornerback Tramon Williams -- but played without cornerback Sam Shields. A week..." October 24

  • Randall Cobb a favorite target when Aaron Rodgers scrambles

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Green Bay Packers offense gathers for the initial passing game meeting in training camp, the first thing addressed isn't play-action or shotgun or seven-step drops or red zone. That has to wait. The first step is installing the scramble play. If you're the Denver Broncos or New..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Brett Favre postpones Lambeau Field return because of Bart Starr’s health "Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the plan he initiated to make his first appearance at Lambeau Field since his retirement is now unlikely to happen because of Hall of Famer Bart Starr's health problems. While the specifics of the plan still were being formalized,..." October 21

  • Chicago fan Eddie Vedder proposes Cutler-Rodgers trade at Pearl Jam concert

    Fox Sports "Pearl Jam played at Milwaukee's Bradley Center on Monday night and apparently put on a show so epic the home crowd didn't seem to mind that lead singer Eddie Vedder attempted to filch one of their own from right under their noses. Apparently, the fact that Vedder is a Chicago-area native and..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Packers secondary has answered the call to improve defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The awakening of the Green Bay Packers' defense can be traced almost exclusively to the clear-cut improvement of the secondary. It's certainly not scheme. The so-called "quad" base defense, or 4-3, basically lasted two games. It's not the defensive line. The Packers still can't stop the run,..." October 19

  • Sam Shields out against Panthers "At best, the Green Bay Packers will have only one of their two starting cornerbacks for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. And even that is only a 50-50 proposition. Coach Mike McCarthy on Friday ruled out Sam Shields and listed fellow starting cornerback Tramon Williams as..." October 18

  • Packers hold out hope for Williams to play "The Green Bay Packers will be lighter at the cornerback position on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The question is how light? Packers coach Mike McCarthy ruled out Sam Shields after he strained a knee in last Sunday's 27-24 win over Miami, but held out hope for fellow starting..." October 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers CB Sam Shields “probably” misses Sunday vs. CAR due to knee injury; CB Tramon Williams likely “game-time decision” with ankle injury

  • Aaron Rodgers has a new weapon

    SB Nation "There are going to be a lot of defensive coordinators who watched the Packers offense against Miami from this weekend and start throwing shit around their office, or promptly go out and get a drink. Why, you ask? Well the Packers have given their All-World starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers..." October 16

  • Clay Matthews' struggles may be tied to read-option

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Over the course of his career, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has faced double-team blocks, chipping tight ends and running backs, and designed circumvention from opposing offenses. Through it all, he has still managed to be the defense's biggest game-changer, racking up 50 sacks,..." October 16

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

  • Aaron Rodgers: NFL allows too many cameras and microphones on the field "Watching an NFL game from 12 different angles can be fun for the fan. Listening to a mic'd up player on the field can also be interesting. However, some players don't like the intrusion that those extra cameras and microphones bring. Take Aaron Rodgers for example, he hates them. During an..." October 14

  • Packers CBs Sam Shields, Tramon Williams depart with injuries

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers had both starting cornerbacks suffer injuries in the second half of Sunday’s game at Miami. Sam Shields (knee) and Tramon Williams (ankle) both are officially questionable to return to the game, but neither has re-entered as the Dolphins hold a 24-20 lead late in the fourth quarter." October 12

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    #Packers inactives: WR Jarrett Boykin QB Scott Tolzien CB Demetri Goodson LB Carl Bradford LB Sam Barrington C Garth Gerhart DE Datone Jones

  • Jermichael Finley to file claim on insurance policy "Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley hasn't given up on playing again. But the former Green Bay Packers standout is moving forward with his backup plan. Finley is filing a claim on his $10 million insurance policy, which can be paid out as soon as Oct. 20 – one year to the day after he..." October 12

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Packers' ground attack is built for two strong backs

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The best rushing game of the season for the Green Bay Packers featured Eddie Lacy and James Starks each playing 50% of the offensive snaps. In drilling the Minnesota Vikings for 151 combined yards, the two played 27 offensive snaps apiece. Don't expect this formula to change much Sunday at..." October 10

  • Inside the NFL’s investigation of Brett Favre

    Page Six "The former manager of Jenn Sterger, the ex-New York Jets hostess who allegedly received nude pictures and racy voice mails from Brett Favre, has penned a damning account of how the NFL conducts its investigations. In light of the recent Ray Rice scandal, Phil Reese wrote an opinion piece on the..." October 06

  • Bart Starr also suffered heart attack "Packers legend Bart Starr's medical condition is more serious than initial indications suggested. A month after it was announced that Starr sustained a mild stroke, his wife, Cherry, released a statement this weekend that gave more detail about the Hall of Fame quarterback's health. Through..." October 05

  • Aaron Rodgers thinks there’s room for improvement

    Pro Football Talk "See Packers fans, you can R-E-L-A-X. Because last night was E-A-S-Y. Still, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked at last night’s 42-10 win over the hapless Vikings as a chance to get better. “A lot to improve on, I think,” Rodgers said, via Jason Wilde of" October 03

  • Julius still has some 'Pep' in his step "Julius Peppers promised he had plenty of gas left in his tank. On Thursday, he proved not only that, but he still has plenty of wheels as well. The 6-foot-7, 287-pound linebacker looked like a man in his third year – not his 13th -- when he returned a Christian Ponder interception 49 yards..." October 03

  • Packers run wild in easy win over depleted Vikings

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This is how the Green Bay Packers needed to play Thursday night and will need to play the rest of the way. Running back Eddie Lacy physically pounded the Minnesota Vikings for 105 yards in just 13 carries. The defensive front neutralized the Vikings' rushing attack and mauled the Vikings'..." October 03

  • Aaron Rodgers says smoking hand gesture was tribute to Jay Cutler

    Larry Brown Sports "If you have watched the Green Bay Packers in their no-huddle offense at all over the past two seasons, you may have noticed Aaron Rodgers making a smoking gesture with one of his hand signals. It obviously indicates some sort of play call or formation change, but Rodgers wants you to believe he..." October 01

  • McCarthy on run D: I know the numbers. Nobody likes it "Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following Sunday's 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears. Injury report (estimation): Did not participate - DL Josh Boyd (knee), WR Jarrett Boykin (groin), ILB Sam Barrington (hamstring). Limited - ILB Brad Jones (quad), OLB Clay Matthews..." September 30

  • Packers Rodgers Tosses Four Touchdowns in 38-17 Win over Bears

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 38-17 in Chicago as Aaron Rodgers and the offense got back into their normal grove. Rodgers went 22-of-28 and passed for 301 yards in the win along with tossing four touchdowns. The Bears didn't score a single point in the second half and completely..." September 29

  • Bostick could cure Packers' tight end woes "Midway through training camp, Brandon Bostick looked like the Green Bay Packers' best chance to replicate what Jermichael Finley offered them at the tight end position. Even if he did not win the starting job, Bostick had put himself in position to play a major role in an offense that thrives..." September 27

  • Julius Peppers says John Kuhn block got him cut

    SB Nation "Julius Peppers is playing as the pass rushing bookend to Clay Matthews on the Green Bay Packers this year, one season after trying to beat the Packers with the Chicago Bears. On Thursday, Peppers told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that one play is likely the reason for his change..." September 26

  • Aaron Rodgers on if dating Olivia Munn is having an impact on his play: ‘Idiotic’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Green Bay Packers have stumbled out of the gate a bit in the early part of the season, going 1-2. A big comeback from an 18-point deficit against the New York Jets in Week 2 in a 31-24 win is the only thing standing between the team and an 0-3 start. With the team seemingly in some..." September 24

  • Offensive woes start at tight end "Mike McCarthy might have to adjust the course of his offense early this season. The Green Bay Packers' coach has committed to the no-huddle scheme, and he prefers running it in zebra personnel: three receivers, a running back and a tight end. But something's not working through three games,..." September 23

  • McCarthy denies 4-3 defense growing pains

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Two games into the era of Dom Capers running a 4-3 defense with the Green Bay Packers has had mixed results. Perhaps that was somewhat expected by Capers and head coach Mike McCarthy considering that the team opted to keep it hidden during training camp and not use it in preseason. But if..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Packers prepare for Rex Ryan's pressure defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Rex Ryan didn't throw the book at Aaron Rodgers four years ago even with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie as his cornerbacks. How Ryan and his New York Jets choose to defend an even more seasoned Rodgers late Sunday at Lambeau Field with one of the NFL's weakest collection of cornerbacks is..." September 14

  • Eddie Lacy changing helmet again, not his running style after opening week concussion

    ESPN Wisconsin "Eddie Lacy is changing his helmet. He is not substantially changing his running style. At least, not yet. The Green Bay Packers’ bruising second-year running back was cleared to return to action Thursday following his second concussion in less than a year and participated fully in practice...." September 12

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    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    #Packers practice: Lacy working in full pads. Bulaga and Bostick also working in pads. Brad Jones still out.

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    Paul Imig @Paulimig

    #Packers RB Eddie Lacy: "Somehow I’ll have to figure out a way to change the way I run, but still keep the physical part of it. …"