Packers Rumors & News

  • Favre doesn’t care if he gets booed at Lambeau

    USA Today "Earlier this month, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team wouldn’t retire Brett Favre’s jersey this season because of concerns fans might boo the franchise legend, whose repeated retirement drama and eventual signing with the Minnesota Vikings left bitter memories at Lambeau..." July 22

  • Packers remain a top-five team, despite recent disappointments

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have Aaron Rodgers. That’s good enough to put them at the top of the league. Whether the rest of the team is good enough to close the deal remains to be seen. The defense has a few new pieces, and the offense has lost some parts. But with Rodgers on the roster, the Packers will..." July 20

  • Jermichael Finley to undergo more tests Wednesday

    USA Today "Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley says he will undergo another round of medical tests Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams in hopes of landing on a roster before training camp. But after a workout Monday afternoon, Finley told USA TODAY Sports he intends to keep being patient and..." July 16

  • Brett Favre reiterates he wouldn't want son to play football "Brett Favre played in the NFL and was on the receiving end of plenty of big hits during that time. Now three years into retirement, the future Hall of Famer says that if he had a son he'd be hesitant to let him play football. “It's a violent sport, and for two reasons I don't know if I'd let..." July 16

  • 49ers have had discussions with Jermichael Finley, per report

    Niners Nation "Tight end Jermichael Finley is still trying to find an NFL team for the 2014 season, despite his ability to collect on a $10 million insurance policy if he simply walks away from the game of football. That's awesome to see, because it means he has drive for the game (though it's worth noting he..." July 15

  • Jermichael Finley: Pittsburgh Steelers offered deals "Jermichael Finley's quest to return to the football field continues at the doctor's office. The free agent tight end will undergo further testing on his injured neck Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams, Finley told USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Finley recently suggested he was..." July 15

  • Packers want to speed up offense "The faster the better. That's what Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has planned for his offense this season. And why not, especially with Aaron Rodgers on board with the idea? McCarthy and his quarterback have one primary goal in mind for 2014: Run 75 plays per game. Do that, and..." July 14

  • Jim Leonhard has had conversations with the Packers about 2014 season

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers drafted Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round this year, but they may not be done adding at safety. Former Bills, Ravens, Jets and Broncos safety Jim Leonhard wants to continue playing this season and the Wisconsin native told WQOW that he has spoken to his home state’s team about..." July 13

  • NFL teams split $6B in revenue during 2013 season "The Green Bay Packers released their annual revenue report on Thursday, opening a window in the multi-billion dollar world of NFL team financials. Because the Packers are a publicly-owned team, their revenue report is made public, and it shows the 32 NFL teams split north of $6 billion. The..." July 11

  • Favre jersey retirement likely off in 2014 because Packer fans might boo "Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has said for over a year now that the team plans to retire Brett Favre's jersey. Apparently that retirement ceremony won't be happening in 2014 though. Murphy said on Thursday that the two sides have a good relationship, but it's unlikely Favre's No. 4..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    From @JermichaelF88: "This is the best I've felt in this entire crazy process." Says he still very much wants to return to #Packers.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Packers would like Nelson deal sooner rather than later

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers enter the season with depth at wide receiver, but deep in questions too. With both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb entering contract years, they have plenty of work to do too. According to Rob Demovsky of, the likeliest scenario involves trying to reach a deal with Nelson..." July 07

  • Mark Murphy: It “would be great” if Green Bay hosted NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "Green Bay is one of numerous cities reportedly interested in eventually playing host to the NFL Draft. Count the Packers as supportive of the idea, too. In a Q&A with fans on the club’s website, team president and CEO Mark Murphy said the team has reached out to the NFL “regarding the..." July 06

  • Mike McCarthy: Chuck Noll “someone I like to emulate”

    Pro Football Talk "Twenty-seven years ago, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy got his first coaching job, a graduate assistant’s role at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Six years later, he became an NFL assistant in Kansas City, and his pro coaching career has taken off from there. In a profile..." July 06

  • Packers' top 2013 pick Datone Jones expects to break out in his second year

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Snaps became precious for Datone Jones as a rookie. By Week 16, his rations dwindled to four snaps. In Week 17? Five. Not what you expect out of a first-round pick. Surely not what Jones expected. "Two snaps per game, 13 percent of the snaps on the year," said Jones, not exaggerating that..." July 05

  • Packers QB coach Van Pelt knows all about risk and reward

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "You create your own luck. Alex Van Pelt is living proof. Take a risk, gamble on yourself and good things tend to happen. The year was 1987 and Van Pelt was a total unknown in Grafton, W.Va. Recruiters had no clue who this backup quarterback was, and he was sure they never would if he stayed..." July 02

  • J.C. Tretter trying to become long-term answer at center for Packers

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have had Aaron Rodgers at quarterback in each of the last three seasons, but they haven’t been able to team him with the same center for that period of town. Scott Wells, Jeff Saturday and Evan Dietrich-Smith have all taken turns in the spot, leaving Rodgers to hope for “some..." July 01

  • McCarthy says Rodgers has had his best spring

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off his most frustrating season, having missed half of it with a broken collarbone. But he’s following that frustrating season with a strong offseason. In fact, Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that Rodgers has worked better this offseason than he..." July 01

  • Bakhtiari bulks up to build on rookie success "David Bakhtiari views his rookie season with the Green Bay Packers through a different prism than most onlookers. Sure, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle agrees with the consensus that he performed admirably in protecting the blindside of Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers' carousel of..." July 01

  • Changing of the guard on defensive line "or the moment, the old guard is gone. Unless something changes in the next four weeks, life without Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly may become a reality for the Green Bay Packers' defensive line. That would leave the Packers without two-thirds of their starting base defensive line from a year ago..." June 29

  • House waits his turn in crowded cornerbacks room "The Green Bay Packers cornerback room is again flush with talent. If Casey Hayward returns to form, the jousting for playing time will hit fever pitch in less than a month. The Packers return nearly all of their cornerbacks from a year ago and drafted Baylor's Demetri Goodson in the sixth round..." June 28

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on his coaches "Aaron Rodgers has played for one head coach, Mike McCarthy, for all but his first NFL season. The way things are going for the Green Bay Packers, there's a good chance this quarterback-coach combination will remain intact for years to come. And that's something Rodgers says he's comfortable..." June 27

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Packers want to reduce Lacy's carries "What was a crowded backfield for the Green Bay Packers suddenly is a lot less cluttered, and the organization’s plan for the position is a lot more clear. It seems that the Packers’ brass had been bracing for bad news well before Thursday’s revelation that Johnathan Franklin wouldn’t be..." June 25

  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers 'bigger, more physically intimidating' "Since winning the Super Bowl in 2010, the Packers are 34-13-1. A very good record, but it feels a little disappointing in light of their postseason performances (1-3 in those three years). Lots of blame is directed towards the defense, which lacked at times over the past few years. Aaron..." June 24

  • Eddie Lacy, recovered and experienced, ready for his Packers encore

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Do not expectcaution to infiltrate Eddie Lacy's game. It really doesn't matter how many times the Green Bay Packers running back carries the ball. "Every opportunity means a lot and I'll run the ball as if it's my last play," Lacy said. "Whether it's 300 or 250, whatever the number is, I'm..." June 24

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde

    McCarthy says Franklin's status will be addressed by organization further tomorrow but his #Packers career is over because of neck injury.

  • Packers Fear Johnathan Franklin's Neck Injury is Career Threatening

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers drafted running backs in bulk a year ago, hoping something would work. Now, they’re wondering if one of them will work again. According to Rob Demovsky of, the Packers are concerned that running back Johnathan Franklin might have a career-threatening neck injury. Last..." June 18

  • Rodgers a fan of Bucks, doesn't confirm -- or deny -- possible ownership

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Aaron Rodgers has been a regular at Milwaukee Bucks games for years. Now, the Green Bay Packers quarterback may soon be more than just a fan of the NBA franchise. A recent report from the Racine Journal Times stated that Rodgers had talked to new Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens about..." June 17

  • Aaron Rodgers: I'm a 'big Manziel fan' "Aaron Rodgers likes Johnny Manziel -- both as a quarterback and in the way the Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback handles the spotlight. Although Manziel would surely like to become the quarterback Rodgers has for the Green Bay Packers, in some ways Rodgers has become more like Manziel when..." June 16

  • With Jermichael Finley out, group works to fill gap

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "All players see the nameplate. Inside the Green Bay Packers locker room, Jermichael Finley's locker remains intact. Even though he's an unrestricted free agent. Even though, medically, the Packers remain in wait-and-see mode. "I love him to death. But he's not here," second-year tight end..." June 15

  • Report: Vince Young to retire from NFL, likely will take job with Texas

    Dallas Morning News "Former Texas Longhorns great Vince Young will retire, according to KXAN-TV in Austin. “It’s definitely official I think in my book,” Young told the station at his annual football camp in Round Rock. “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed…other than that I’ve started moving..." June 15

  • Brett Favre to Green Bay: 'I'll be back up there'

    USA Today "Brett Favre wants a reunion with the Green Bay Packers but also doesn't want to be a distraction to his former team. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday, Favre corroborated Packers president Mark Murphy's claim that the organization tried to bring the three-time MVP quarterback..." June 14

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Jordy Nelson expects contract talks with Packers to heat up "After Green Bay let Greg Jennings and James Jones walk in consecutive offseasons, Jordy Nelson sits as the elder statesman of the Packers' wide receivers group. As Nelson enters the final year of his three-year, $12.6 million contract, the Packers prioritized extending him to a long-term deal,..." June 04

  • Rodgers hoping for continuity on offensive line "Aaron Rodgers has started 96 games at quarterback, earned NFL MVP honors, led his team to a Super Bowl title and been named MVP of that big game. For all of Rodgers' service and accomplishments, what has oddly eluded the Green Bay Packers since he assumed the starting reins at the beginning of..." June 03

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Free agent tight end Finley visits with Patriots

    ESPN Boston "There's another potential suitor for tight end Jermichael Finley, but it's with the same caveat as there is with the Green Bay Packers. Everything hinges on Finley's surgically repaired neck. The free-agent tight end visited the New England Patriots last Friday, according to ESPN's Adam..." June 02

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    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    Reading between the lines here but I suspect that Jermichael Finley might be looking for more than a one-year veteran minimum deal to play.

  • Packers running back DuJuan Harris puts lost season behind him

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "One blow to the chest could have been fatal. DuJuan Harris had a fist-sized cyst pressed against one of his lungs, and he didn't know it. Looking back, one hit and that cyst "would have burst." "I could have lost my life playing this game," Harris said. "I'm thankful for that, so I have to..." June 01

  • Aaron Rodgers is doing yoga and losing weight

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is slimming down, getting more flexible and, he hopes, making himself less susceptible to injury. Rodgers told ESPN that he has lost 11 pounds this offseason. He’s believed to be the lightest he’s ever been in the NFL, and he says he’s working on yoga to get..." May 31

  • Packers sign No. 21 overall pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix "Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the No. 21 overall draft pick, has officially signed his rookie contract, and with it, the former Alabama standout should earn $8.33 million during the next four years. When Green Bay announced the Clinton-Dix selection, it was met with plaudits from..." May 31

  • Aaron Rodgers slims down, more flexible "You know it's a busy day around the Green Bay Packers when starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers does not have the largest contingent of reporters around his locker. But with Julius Peppers making his first appearance in a green and gold uniform, some significant changes in defensive coordinator..." May 30

  • Humbled Colt Lyerla eager to move on

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For months, the name Colt Lyerla has been synonymous with a government conspiracy, a cocaine arrest, trouble. This was a welcome change of pace. At Thursday's OTA practice, the Green Bay Packers rookie tight end made a high, outstretched catch and was showered with loud cheers at Ray..." May 30

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Agent Blake Baratz tells PFT Live that Dr. Maroon has given Jermichael Finley full medical clearance.

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