ACME Packing Company "The Packers made their first surprise move of free agency today, tendering a young and promising inside linebacker. In a somewhat surprising move, the Green Bay Packers have elected to tender one of their two restricted free agents this afternoon. Most reports indicated that they would not be..." March 11
i'm still hearing NY Jets in the mix for receiver James Jones along with NY Giants, Miami Dolphins and a fourth team...Detroit Lions no more
NewJersey.com "The Giants need some major upgrades at the tight end position this offseason, and one might come from a familiar face. Andrew Quarless, who worked under new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as a tight end in Green Bay, drew early interest from the team this weekend, according to a person..." March 10
ESPN.com "The Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal that includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Shields will earn $30 million over the first three seasons -- $15 million in the..." March 10
Fansided "It has been kind of quiet on the free agency rumor front in regards to Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston. NFL.com answered a question and indicated at the same time that the Green Bay Packers are among those interested in Houston. The Raiders also reportedly interested in keeping..." March 09
Fansided "Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is set to hit the open market when free agency begins on Tuesday, and he is already receiving interst from plenty of teams around the league. While Finley is awaiting medical clearance from neck surgery, reports indicate as many as five teams have..." March 09
First tidbit of #Packers FA news today. No deal yet for veteran DT Ryan Pickett but he's been in touch with them and will continue to talk.
Fansided "Green Bay Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji is headed towards free agency and will spend the tampering window gauging interest from around the league. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, he has a one-year deal he could return to the Packers on. A report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says..." March 08
Packers and B.J. Raji are close to completing a 1-year deal that will keep the DT in Green Bay and off the free-agent market, per sources.
CBSSports.com "The Packers decided not to franchise tag defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who hasn't recorded a quarterback sack since 2011, and let him walk into free agency. But they might still salvage the relationship after all. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the two sides are "close to completing" a..." March 06
Pro Football Talk "In the days preceding the Super Bowl, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley told PFT Live that he hopes to get clearance in the coming weeks following neck surgery. The clearance has not yet come. Per a league source, it could be coming very soon. Finley’s primary doctor and his neurosurgeon..." March 05
NFL.com "When the New Orleans Saints used their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham, it seemed to ensure the star tight end would be catching passes from Drew Brees for at least another year. Yes, the tag's non-exclusive nature allows other teams to bid for Graham's talent in free agency. But the cost would..." March 05
NFL.com "Most of the football world believes James Jones won't be back with the Green Bay Packers in 2014. While the team has talked extension with Jordy Nelson, and the coach has sung the praises of Jarrett Boykin, Jones has heard nothing. His agent told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that general..." March 04
ACME Packing Company "According to a report by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Packers could pursue tight end Garrett Graham if he makes it to free agency. For the second time in as many days, the Packers are connected with a tight end named "Graham." This time, however, an acquisition actually appears to be..." March 04
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
If I'm the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers, I'm willing to sign TE Jimmy Graham to an offer sheet and to give up two 1's to get him.
Packers trying to give him Tim Jennings deal (< $6M per) RT @PriscoCBS: Watching Sam Shields, I think he’s going to get paid big time.
Long-term with higher average than I once thought. $7M maybe. RT @chrisgrenier729: You think shields will get tagged or a long term deal?
Packers and CB Sam Shields will not have a deal done before free agency starts and Shields will test market. Still could return to GB later.
ACME Packing Company "Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly expects to receive medical clearance on his surgically repaired neck, perhaps before the start of free agency. The Packers infamously poor fortune with neck injuries appears to changing. Less than a week after head coach Mike McCarthy expressed optimism..." February 28
ACME Packing Company "The new extension the Eagles reached with Riley Cooper could affect the future salary for Packers free agent receiver James Jones. The best indicator of what a player should expect in free agency is a similarly positioned player with comparable skill/production. While there isn't a perfect..." February 28
ACME Packing Company "Ted Thompson has made his first re-signing of a 2013 Packer. According to a tweet from the player himself, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed the first of their free agent players for the 2014 season. That player is safety Chris Banjo, who just completed his rookie season and was an..." February 28
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Fox Sports "It's not all about putting together a high-flying offense. The Packers have some roster issues to address this offseason, what with players like tight end Jermichael Finley and wide receiver James Jones becoming unrestricted free agents. But those problems take a back seat to what awaits on..." February 28
ESPN.com "Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly expects to be able to play this season and might even be cleared to return to football by the time free agency opens next month. Jolly’s agent, Jack Bechta, said on Thursday that his client underwent single fusion neck surgery on Jan. 10 to..." February 27
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
Healthy market forming for Packers TE Jermichael Finley, coming off injury. Not sure he gets longterm deal, but could do well on 1-2 yr
Fox Sports "The NFL would like to take the 'N' word out of the playing field. A proposal from Fritz Pollard of the John Wooten Alliance has proposed a new rule that would make it a 15-yard penalty if a player is caught using the word during a game. A second use would lead to an ejection. That's an..." February 25
Pro Football Talk "While former outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene’s abrupt departure from the Packers coaching staff raised some eyebrows, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he accepted and understood that it was for family reasons. And he also made it clear that in the Packers family, he’s in charge. Rob..." February 24
PackersNews.com "Calvin Pryor acknowledged Sunday what everyone who follows the Green Bay Packers has known for quite some time. Their safety group could use some help. Asked during the final media portion of this year’s NFL scouting combine if the Louisville junior has pondered which NFL teams could benefit..." February 24
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Life goes on, and the Green Bay Packers appear to have moved on from wide receiver James Jones. A source said Jones hasn't been offered a new contract and, in all likelihood, won't be. "I don't think Ted Thompson wants him," Frank Bauer, Jones' only agent since being drafted by Green Bay in..." February 23
Conversations have been ongoing between the #Packers and the representative for Jordy Nelson, but there's no timetable to get a deal done.
CBSSports.com "The last three times the Packers have played the 49ers, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has dominated Green Bay. Even though Kaepernick threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 181 yards and two more scores in the 49ers win in the 2012 playoffs, even though threw for 412..." February 22
ESPN.com "The Green Bay Packers would like to get back into the business of developing young quarterbacks like they did throughout the 1990s -- when Ty Detmer, Mark Brunell, Matt Hasselbeck and Aaron Brooks all came up through their system. The problem is, this isn't the 1990s. The rules of the..." February 22
Fansided "The Green Bay Packers have a few key free agents to worry about this offseason, and the biggest priority of those FAs is undoubtedly cornerback Sam Shields, who has a world of potential. I have been critical of Shields for his rawness and the fact that he gets burned too often, but he has..." February 22
Los Angeles Times "Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations that he drugged and raped two women in Los Angeles in an ongoing investigation that includes at least five other alleged victims in three other states. Sharper, 38, was charged last week with seven rape and drug counts..." February 21
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
ESPN.com "Of the 17 Green Bay Packers' players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents next month, only two might demand what would be considered blockbuster contracts. If general manager Ted Thompson could keep only one of them, should he re-sign defensive tackle B.J. Raji or cornerback Sam Shields?..." February 19
NFL.com "These are good times to be Randall Cobb. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver, just 23, has established himself as one of the game's best young playmakers. Now he enters a 2014 season that doubles as a contract year. A huge payday awaits Cobb if he reaches free agency in full health. Will the..." February 19
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
Fansided "The Green Bay Packers are a team that has quietly built a winner through the draft, but they have greatly benefited in the past from nice free agent signings. While guys like Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews and Eddie Lacy have been draft picks who developed in the Packers’ system,..." February 16
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Draft or free agency? With the 2014 off-season underway, general manager Ted Thompson must decide which avenue is best in addressing specific needs. Sounds simple enough. But that might be a strange conversation at 1265 Lombardi Ave. For the first time in years, the Green Bay Packers could mine..." February 16
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's probably not a coincidence that the guy Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy tabbed to be his assistant special teams coach happens to be known for his riotous expressions and booming provocations. Anybody who knows Ron Zook, a veteran NFL assistant coach and former head coach of two..." February 14
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As free agency nears, Jermichael Finley and his agent remain hopeful the tight end will be cleared to play football again relatively soon. Joseph Maroon, the neurosurgeon who performed surgery on the Green Bay Packers tight end’s bruised spine, informed them that there’s a “99.9%” chance the..." February 13
NFL.com "The Green Bay Packers are usually bystanders while other teams throw around millions in free agency. That's about to change. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Wednesday on "NFL Total Access" that the Packers plan to take advantage of their nearly $30 million in cap space and acquire outside..." February 13
Pro Football Talk "The Packers have waived reserve guard/center Greg Van Roten, the NFL disclosed in its daily transactions on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Van Roten appeared in three regular-season games on special teams for Green Bay this season. He spent most of the 2013 campaign on injured reserve with a foot..." February 11
Fansided "The Green Bay Packers may be losing another big name wide receiver this off season. This time, James Jones may join the list of Packers receivers like Donald Driver and Greg Jennings who may no longer be catching balls from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay Packers staff writer Mike Spofford..." February 11