Packers Rumors & News

  • John Crockett to play role in backfield, special teams

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the case of Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, optimists see a player whose denouncement by coach Mike McCarthy sparked an important reformation. They see a player with bruised pride and improved physique. Someone who, they believe, can recapture the 1,000-yard Lacy of..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Packers report record profit, revenue over last fiscal year

    Pro Football Talk "Very little about the NFL escapes public scrutiny these days with the notable exception of the financial records of the 31 privately held teams under no obligation to share that information. The Packers are not privately held, however, and their annual report gives us an idea about how things..." June 25

  • Packers president: Preseason only aspect of NFL that is not 'first class'

    ESPN "Having played in them as a player and now getting set to watch his team endure five of them this summer, Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said Friday that he believes it's time for the NFL to seriously reconsider its preseason games. Murphy, who played eight seasons as a safety..." June 25

  • Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes Julius Peppers is 'ageless'

    CBS Sports "When you deliver a 10.5-sack season at age 35, the hyperbole tends to come out. But when you've been delivering those kinds of seasons for 14 years, it begins to sound not so much like hyperbole as truth. "Julius Peppers is ageless," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said, per..." June 25

  • Did Tony Romo diss Aaron Rodgers talking about Brett Favre?

    ESPN "With Brett Favre set for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, it is only natural a Wisconsin-bred quarterback like Tony Romo would be asked about the Green Bay Packers legend. Romo grew up admiring many quarterbacks, maybe John Elway most, but because he grew up two-plus..." June 25

  • NFL will interview players tied to Al-Jazeera America report on PEDs

    USA Today "The NFL has informed its players union that league officials plan to show up on the first day of training camp to interview three players named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance enhancers and other drugs. Adolpho Birch, the league’s senior vice president of labor..." June 24

  • Mike McCarthy wants to get back to basics on offense

    Pro Football Talk "As the 2015 Packers season played out, head coach Mike McCarthy opted to resume control of play calling on offense after ceding the responsibilities to assistant head coach Tom Clements in order to spend more time on all facets of the game. The reason for the move was an offense that was..." June 21

  • Brett Hundley hopes to follow Aaron Rodgers' path

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brett Hundley knows it's a fool's errand. Depending on whom you ask, the Green Bay Packers have the NFL's best quarterback. Maybe the league's best player. Aaron Rodgers is a two-time MVP. A Super Bowl champion. A future Hall of Famer. Hundley, a fifth-round pick, is none of those things..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Packers' Hundley making strides heading into Year 2

    The Score "The value of a capable backup quarterback can't be overstated. Though such players are typically few and far between at the professional level, the Green Bay Packers may soon have one of their own. Brett Hundley, a fifth-round pick last year, enters his second season with every opportunity..." June 18

  • Packers sign first-round pick Kenny Clark to complete 2016 class

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of first-round pick Kenny Clark on Friday to complete their 2016 draft class. Before Friday, the nose tackle from UCLA had been one of just five first-round choices who had not signed a contract. But Clark said this week his agent was talking to the..." June 18

  • Mike McCarthy likes QBs' idea to try for 2 every time

    ESPN "Mike McCarthy likes the way Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees are thinking. That said, the Green Bay Packers coach says the 2-point conversion conundrum isn't as simple as just believing you'll convert more than half your attempts -- even though he's absolutely certain that quarterback Aaron..." June 15

  • Nick Perry feels 'urgency' of making impact

    PackersNews.com "Nick Perry’s career with the Green Bay Packers has been defined by one injury after another. There was the broken wrist as a rookie in 2012. A broken foot in 2013. Shoulder surgery after the 2014 season. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound outside linebacker also played with a shoulder injury in 2015 while..." June 13

  • Packers rookie Blake Martinez off to impressive start

    ESPN "One rookie stepped onto the field with the Green Bay Packers' starters in his first day on the job. Not first-rounder Kenny Clark, who couldn’t even attend organized team activities because he was still in school at UCLA. Not second-rounder Jason Spriggs, who general manager Ted Thompson..." June 13

  • James Jones wants to keep playing, despite surprise that Packers did not re-sign him

    ACME Packing Company "It seems that every time James Jones is a team leader, he gets let go. In the wake of Jordy Nelson’s ACL tear last year, the former Green Bay Packers draft pick returned to the place where his NFL career started. Jones ended up leading the Packers in receiving yards with 890, and set a..." June 12

  • Due to new NFL rule, James Jones says his hoodie is 'officially retired'

    ESPN "James Jones was playing with his two sons when suddenly his iPhone buzzed to life. First, Randall Cobb sent a text, then Jordy Nelson -- each of his former teammates with roughly the same wisecrack. “‘Oh, you get your own rules?’ and stuff,” the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver..." June 11

  • Mike McCarthy pondering Packers' play-calling puzzle

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's decision to give up play calling last year didn't stick. But his reasons for relinquishing the role are as valid today as they were when he made the move. That was illustrated this off-season when new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter added "game..." June 10

  • The NFL is banning James Jones’ hoodie

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is announcing rule changes for the 2016 season. As usual, they’re focused on the really important things like banning James Jones’ hoodie. That seems like an awfully specific rule to target James Jones — a man not even under contract with any NFL team at the moment. It’s good to see..." June 09

  • Packers have big answers for good problem at wide receiver

    Sporting News "The Packers' wide receiver corps struggled without Jordy Nelson for most of last season. Now that he's close to full health, the position group suddenly is back to being a force. Randall Cobb had issues separating and getting open while getting attention like a No. 1 wideout. Davante Adams..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Rodgers hopes dairy-free diet extends career

    USA Today "Over the past decade, Aaron Rodgers has so openly embraced his Wisconsinite status, it’s sometimes natural to imagine the California kid growing up on a dairy farm. So Rodgers faced a tough decision this offseason. After a minor knee surgery, he wanted to be healthier. Rodgers said he did..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Who Will Be Green Bay’s No.3 Wide Receiver?

    PackersNews.com "The Green Bay Packers are going to have competition at a number of different positions this summer and in training camp. But one spot, where there might be as much depth as any on the roster, is at wide receiver. The group, which struggled some last season, will get a big boost from the healthy..." June 06

  • Packers' Cook out until training camp after foot surgery

    The Score "Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook underwent foot surgery this week and will miss the remainder of the team's offseason program, sources told Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The Packers are hopeful Cook will return in time for training camp next month. The surgery was a preventative procedure..." June 03

  • Packers' Randall Cobb vows never to wear game microphone again

    ESPN "Randall Cobb knows he'll never be able to say definitively that the NFL Films microphone he wore during a playoff game last season caused his lung injury, but the Green Bay Packers receiver is not taking any chances. "I'll never be mic'd up again," Cobb said Thursday. It wasn't the first..." June 03

  • Packers' Matthews moving back to natural position

    ESPN "When is a transition to a new position not really a transition? When it's Clay Matthews moving back to outside linebacker. The Green Bay Packers have their Pro Bowler back at his natural spot for the first time since midway through the 2014 season, when coach Mike McCarthy deemed it necessary..." June 03

  • Aaron Rodgers ditching diet, wants to eat like Tom Brady

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a new dietary inspiration in the form of fellow NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Rodgers’ previous philosophy was to follow what he called his “80/20 Rule.” Simply translated, Rodgers made sure 80 percent of what he consumed was healthy while he allowed..." June 02

  • Jordy Nelson says he could play Sunday

    The Score "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has yet to get full medical clearance to participate in practice after tearing his ACL in training camp last season. While the 31-year-old won't be cleared to for 11-on-11 drills until July, he believes he could play much sooner. "If there's a..." June 02

  • Free-agent WR James Jones would 'love' to play for 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "An NFL veteran wide receiver on Wednesday went public with his desire to play this season for the 49ers. That wide receiver is not named Anquan Boldin, who remains unsigned after leading the 49ers in receiving each of the past three seasons. San Jose native James Jones, who has played eight..." June 01

  • Julius Peppers Reaches Child Support Agreement After Leaving Pregnant GF for IG Model

    Black Sports Online "Julius Peppers was dating Lia Ames, but he left her while she was pregnant for IG Model and Reggie Bush’s Ex-GF Claudia Sampedro. Ames had the baby, but they have argued over child support, but according to Bossip they have come to an agreement where Peppers acknowledges he is the father and..." May 31

  • Aaron Rodgers hopes to produce documentaries when NFL career ends

    ESPN "When Aaron Rodgers walks away from the NFL -- and the Green Bay Packers quarterback doesn’t plan to do so for another “six, seven, eight years” -- you probably won’t find him in the broadcast booth doing color commentary or on the sideline coaching. But, if things happen the way he hopes, you..." May 31

  • Damarious Randall puts Fitzgerald blame 'on myself'

    PackersNews.com "It was the play that essentially ended the Green Bay Packers’ 2015 season: A wide-open Larry Fitzgerald catching a pass on a crossing route and dashing for 75 yards on the first play of overtime, setting up the winning touchdown in Arizona’s 26-20 victory Jan. 16 in the NFC divisional..." May 31

  • Packers receiver Ty Montgomery eager to get off sideline

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "He tried to come back once, and it didn't work. And that's why Ty Montgomery has the patience of a saint right now. The second-year Green Bay Packers receiver doesn't really have much choice but to have the best attitude possible about his recovery from left ankle surgery and accept where he is..." May 27

  • Aaron Rodgers blames being mic’d up for Randall Cobb’s punctured lung

    Pro Football Talk "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t exactly been a fan of technology creeping onto the field. He doesn’t enjoy having cameramen on the field and microphones picking up everything said at the line of scrimmage. But Rodgers believes the equipment was detrimental in another way as..." May 27

  • The Packers still aren't thrilled about Eddie Lacy's weight

    CBS Sports "The biggest pleasant surprise for the Packers this offseason was going to be how much weight Eddie Lacy lost and how good of shape he was going to be in. Might want to put a hold on the optimism, though, because the initial reports out of Packers OTAs are less than exciting for Lacy's..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Eddie Lacy met his trainer through TMZ, lost between 15 and 20 pounds

    Larry Brown Sports "Packers running back Eddie Lacy has reportedly lost significant weight this offseason, and he can thank his trainer – and TMZ. Lacy worked with P90X founder Tony Horton to get his weight down by eating better, adding a few supplements, and cutting down on alcohol. Horton and Lacy met through a..." May 25

  • Jordy Nelson eager to get back on the field

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jordy Nelson knew the off-season practices — and the degree to which he would be able to participate in them — was up for debate. So even though the Green Bay Packers receiver said Tuesday he's been running routes for a while now, that his surgically repaired right knee felt "great" and that he..." May 25

  • 10 things to watch as Packers begin OTAs

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers glided into the next phase of their off-season workout program Monday with the official start of organized team activities. These workout sessions, which take place sporadically through June 9, are the loose equivalent of college football's spring practices. They ease the..." May 24

  • Eddie Lacy on weight loss: 'I think I look good'

    Sporting News "Eddie Lacy's biggest task of the offseason was to get back into prime playing shape. We've seen pictures and heard reports and seen a small clip of his transformation but haven't heard from the Packers running back about his weight loss and the criticism he overcame. Lacy's weight ballooned..." May 24

  • Packers' Nelson 'feels great' after brief practice session

    The Score "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is feeling confident after briefly participating in practice. Nelson tore his ACL prior to the 2015 season, missing the entire campaign. After sitting out the year, he caught passes for a short time during the team's session Tuesday. Although he's..." May 24

  • Aaron Rodgers’ brother to appear on The Bachelorette

    Pro Football Talk "When last we heard from Jordan Rodgers, failed NFL quarterback and brother of Packers all-time great Aaron, Jordan was choosing sides between his brother and Russell Wilson regarding the whole God-gives-a-crap-about-football debate. When we next hear from Jordan Rodgers, he’ll be the subject of..." May 21

  • Aaron Rodgers Responds to Letter to the Editor Criticizing His Hard Counting Lifestyle

    The Big Lead "Letters to the editor about NFL quarterbacks have been very popular over the last year. Usually, they’re about Cam Newton and his abhorrent behavior on – and off – the field, but this one from Wisconsin may have topped them all. This guy doesn’t like Aaron Rodgers using a hard count or quick count..." May 21

  • Bears to charge more for tickets to Packers game

    Chicago Tribune "Bears single-game tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and the team also announced the debut of tiered pricing. Not surprisingly, the Packers game on Dec. 18 has been set at the highest premium as the Bears use variable pricing for the first time. For Section 209 along the 50-yard line,..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • ESPN says Packers won NFC North last year; Vikings' response is priceless

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sometimes you post something on social media before you really give it a second thought (or a first fact-check). We’ve all been there. So we can relate to whoever is running ESPN’s Facebook account. In teasing to a Bill Barnwell offseason report card story (Vikings get an A-minus, by the..." May 18