Packers Rumors & News

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    First bit of schedule information: Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving night. #ESPNNFL

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Packers re-sign S Chris Banjo

    Pro Football Talk "Packers reserve safety Chris Banjo has signed his exclusive rights contract offer from the club, according to the NFL’s Friday transactions. Banjo, 25, was active for Green Bay’s final three regular season games and both of its postseason games in 2014. " April 18

  • Packers sign Matt Blanchard, former UW-Whitewater QB, per reports

    ACME Packing Company "It seems that a former three-time national champion quarterback is coming back to Wisconsin to continue his NFL dream. The Green Bay Packers recently signed a Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin native, safety Kyle Sebetic, to the team's 90-man roster. Today, it appears, they are bringing another..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • John Kuhn re-signs with Green Bay Packers

    NFL.com "The KUUUUUUUUUUHN calls aren't done in Green Bay just yet. Fullback John Kuhn re-signed with the Packers on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum $870,000, agent Kevin Gold told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday. Kuhn will turn 33 in September and spent eight of his nine pro..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Packers have matched #Raiders' contract offer to RFA safety Sean Richardson. He’s staying in Green Bay, source said.

  • Linebacker Sam Barrington views himself as leader of Packers' defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There's swag in Sam Barrington's stride, a gleam in his glare as he turns a corner on Adams St. The Green Bay Packers inside linebacker takes a seat inside Liberty Café, rests his bulging arms on the table and clasps his fingers together. He knows what went down across the Fox River in..." April 12

  • Packers face dilemma with Richardson

    PackersNews.com "The Green Bay Packers pledged that their special teams would look drastically different next year, and so far their offseason actions have backed that up. The transformation started when Packers coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum in January, promoted Ron Zook to..." April 11

  • ‘Penile plethysmograph’ test to gauge arousal part of Darren Sharper’s strict post-prison deal

    The New Orleans Advocate "When Darren Sharper gets out of prison in less than a decade, if he wants to stay out, the former NFL star who once cut loose on the field and in nightclubs from Miami to Los Angeles will live the closely monitored life of a known predator. During his first three to five years of freedom,..." April 10

  • Don Barclay stays with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Don Barclay was a useful player for the Packers in 2012 and 2013 when he stepped into the lineup at right tackle when injuries left the Packers in need of a starter. Barclay will be back in Green Bay to provide that kind of cover again this season, assuming he’s able to stay healthy after..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Packers OL Don Barclay has signed his RFA tender with the team. So he's back for another season.

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Repeated police failures allowed Darren Sharper to continue rape spree

    The Score "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper could have been prevented from a string of druggings and rapes for which he recently agreed to plead guilty, had the initial police investigations been more thorough. That's the conclusion of a joint comprehensive investigation by T. Christian Miller and Ryan..." April 08

  • Packers RFA Sean Richardson signs offer sheet with Raiders, per report

    ACME Packing Company "It's been mostly quiet in Green Bay since the Packers signed their biggest free agents to new contracts in March. Now, several weeks after most teams concluding their offseason spending, the Oakland Raiders have signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet, according to..." April 07

  • Darren Sharper plea deal on state rape charges postponed until federal case resolved

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Saints safety Darren Sharper's expected guilty plea to three New Orleans rape charges was delayed Tuesday (April 7) after a state judge ruled that the former football star's federal drug charges must be adjudicated first. The ruling by Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Karen..." April 07

  • Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper made his initial appearance in Louisiana federal court on Monday in connection with rape charges. Despite a global plea deal, Sharper officially pleaded not guilty, according to the Associated Press. It’s believed to be a formality. Prosecutors in New Orleans..." April 07

  • Darren Sharper due in federal court Monday on drug, rape charges

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Darren Sharper, one of the heroes of the Saints' run to the 2010 Super Bowl victory, returns to New Orleans in disgrace Monday (April 7) for a series of court appearances that will close out rape cases against the former football star in four states. Sharper is set to appear in federal court at..." April 06

  • Terdell Middleton, who broke 1,000-yard mark as Packer, dies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When Terdell Middleton rushed for 1,116 yards in 1978, he became just the fourth Green Bay Packer in league history to break the 1,000-yard mark, joining the ranks of Hall of Famers Tony Canadeo and Jim Taylor and three-year sensation John Brockington. It was a breakthrough season for the..." April 05

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

  • Report: Bryce Petty to visit Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers turns 32 in December, which should leave him with plenty of years as the starting quarterback in Green Bay. That means it is a bit early for the team to start thinking about a quarterback to groom as Rodgers’s eventual replacement at the helm of their offense. It’s not too early..." April 03

  • Darren Sharper Locked Up In New Orleans Preps for Guilty Plea

    TMZ.com "Darren Sharper has touched down in New Orleans ... where prosecutors say he's expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of rape next week. Sharper had been locked up in L.A. for more than a year -- but officials allowed him to travel to N.O. so he could appear in court for drug charges on..." April 02

  • Rodgers to appear on 'Jeopardy'

    ESPN.com "How smart is Aaron Rodgers? We're about to find out, at least when it comes to matters of trivia. The Green Bay Packers quarterback will appear on an edition of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" that will air on May 12." April 01

  • Packers have few obvious needs heading into the draft

    ACME Packing Company "The team's new deals for B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion reduced the need to address nose tackle in the upcoming draft. When the Green Bay Packers re-signed defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion on Monday, they shored up the middle of their defensive line. The moves also checked off one of..." March 31

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    #Packers and Letroy Guion have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal, per a source. Expected to be signed by tomorrow.

  • 21d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The one-year contract that the #Packers and DT BJ Raji have agreed to is worth roughly $3.5M, source said. He can earn up to $4M.

  • Letroy Guion remains a Packer

    ESPN.com "Letroy Guion is coming back to the Green Bay Packers on a one-year contract, according to a source. Details of the contract were finalized on Monday morning, and Guion is expected to be signed by Tuesday. The deal comes three days after the free-agent defensive tackle visited the Seattle..." March 30

  • Packers coach Mike McCarthy devising ways to keep Eddie Lacy fresh

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At the end of Eddie Lacy's rookie season, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy sat down with him and laid out what he wanted. Work on your pass-catching and pass-blocking skills because you're not coming off the field on third downs, McCarthy told him. By most measures, Lacy took the..." March 29

  • Mike McCarthy may use pistol formation as regular part of Packers' offense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Before Aaron Rodgers suffered an injury to his left calf last year, the Green Bay Packers had experimented with the pistol formation. But Rodgers' immobility necessitated its constant use, and now coach Mike McCarthy may be inventing ways to make it a regular option for his quarterback. To..." March 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Packers have said they want DL Letroy Guion back, but he did visit the #Seahawks today, source said #intrigue

  • Panthers add former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "On a day when another of their targets spurned them, the Panthers signed a guy they had in for a recent visit. The team announced they had signed former Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract. Boykin spent three years with the Packers, but became a free agent when they..." March 28

  • Randall Cobb is more than just a shifty, underneath wide receiver

    ACME Packing Company "few weeks ago, we examined why Randall Cobb is "just" a slot receiver. We acknowledged that though he is probably the best slot receiver in the game of football, that inherently limits the amount of an impact he can have on the football. With that analysis came the assumption that Cobb struggles..." March 27

  • Could Packers' offense be more unpredictable in 2015?

    NFL.com "Could we be seeing more of Aaron Rodgers in the Pistol formation this year? Mike McCarthy thinks so. "I like the pistol," McCarthy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this week. "I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Mike McCarthy, coaches look at ways to improve defensive unit

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Now that he's free from play-calling duties, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been spending more time with his defensive coaches working to develop the long-term consistency his offense has established. On offense, it helps when you start with Aaron Rodgers at the most important..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • 27d
    Tom Silverstein @TomSilverstein

    McCarthy says WR Jordy Nelson's knee surgery was a cleanup and took place after Pro Bowl. Said its 6-8 weeks and things went well. #Packers

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Darren Sharper Eligible For HOF ... Despite Rape Conviction

    TMZ.com "Despite the fact he'll be locked up for the next 9 years, convicted rapist Darren Sharper is still eligible to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- and based on his numbers alone, there's a real possibility it could happen. TMZ Sports spoke with Joe Horrigan -- Executive V.P. of..." March 25

  • Packers free agent Letroy Guion avoids prosecution, pays $5,000 fine

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The criminal case against Green Bay Packers free-agent nose tackle Letroy Guion was closed Tuesday, according to his agent, and the veteran is now aiming to continue his NFL career. Seth Katz, Guion's agent, said Guion won't be prosecuted, and thus will not face probation or have a criminal..." March 24

  • Darren Sharper sentenced to 9 years in Arizona rape case

    The New Orleans Advocate "Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison, according to the Associated Press. Earlier Monday, TMZ reported Sharper will serve a..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

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    MC Superior Court @courtpio

    Darren Sharper pled guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison and lifetime probation.

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • Source: Darren Sharper takes 20-year deal in Louisiana rapes

    The New Orleans Advocate "Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper will serve a 20-year prison sentence for drugging and raping a series of women in New Orleans as part of a global plea deal that was playing out with guilty pleas in various states on Monday, according to a source familiar with deal. Under the..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Packers, Raji 'working on deal'

    Scout.com "Almost two weeks into free agency, not much has changed between the Green Bay Packers and nose tackle B.J. Raji. Raji remains unsigned but is expected to return to the team that selected him in the first round of the 2009 draft. A league source on Sunday night said the two sides are “working..." March 23

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