Packers Rumors & News

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Packers take DT Kenny Clark from UCLA. Address DL. 2nd player to this point I did not have going in 1st round in my mock or my scout mock

  • Kenny Clark goes to Green Bay at pick #27 of first round

    ACME Packing Company "On Thursday evening, the Green Bay Packers went on the clock with the 27th pick in the first round. General manager Ted Thompson presumably fielded several trade offers, but instead elected to make the selection. With the 27th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers have..." April 29

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Aaron Rodgers still gets 'nostalgic' at 2005 draft fall to Packers

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers still thinks about it around this time each year. With the annual nonstop coverage leading up to the NFL draft, how could he not? On Thursday night in Chicago, another former University of California quarterback, Jared Goff, won’t have to wait nearly as long to hear his name as..." April 28

  • Mike Nolan explains call to take Alex Smith over 'cocky' Rodgers

    NFL.com "Leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers gave an edge to eventual No. 1 pick Alex Smith thanks to his humble nature and a litany of perceived flaws in Aaron Rodgers -- cockiness, arrogance and a goofy throwing motion among them. "The other thing as Alex at the time was a good..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Should the Packers pick up Datone Jones' 5th Year Option?

    ACME Packing Company "Even with enduring a position change, it was a successful 2015 campaign for Datone Jones, as the 26th overall selection in the 2013 draft accumulated 14 tackles, with six assists, and three sacks. Moving from defensive end to outside linebacker mid-way through the season, Jones will now join what..." April 23

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Packers could seek dual-threat running back

    PackersNews.com "For many reasons, rumors suggesting the Green Bay Packers would pursue former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte this offseason never made sense. Forte, at age 31, has more wear and tear on his body than most. His dual-threat ability meant Forte has more touches than any running back in the..." April 21

  • No mock draft, Ted Thompson says; just pick the best player available

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As the countdown to the NFL draft enters its final week, the deluge of mock drafts will reach a blaring crescendo. No matter the intensity of research, the bedrock of all first-round forecasts remains the same: Thirty-one (educated) guesses. But with the myriad iterations published by the..." April 21

  • Wide receiver position a paradox for Packers

    PackersNews.com "There wasn’t a position on the Green Bay Packers depth chart that struggled more last season than wide receiver. The group was decimated when top target Jordy Nelson’s torn ACL wiped out his season in August. At the time, everyone knew Nelson’s absence would hurt the Packers' offense. Few could..." April 20

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    Ryan Wood @ByRyanWood

    #Packers WR Jordy Nelson said he'll do "everything" in offseason workouts, running and lifting. Workload for OTAs still being determined.

  • Eddie Lacy impresses Packers; source says RB lost 15-18 pounds

    ESPN "Jordy Nelson was ready to joke about Eddie Lacy's weight loss, but for some reason, the Green Bay Packers receiver stopped himself. He didn't need to, because the fourth-year running back's conditioning was no joke: It appears Lacy has taken it quite seriously. The Packers saw that firsthand..." April 18

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Reports suggest the Packers could move on from Eddie Lacy after this year

    Packers.com "The Packers have gone two straight years without drafting a running back. It might be prudent to stop the streak there. For the fourth straight year, the Packers will head into the season with the usual 1-2 punch at running back in Eddie Lacy and James Starks, but there’s very little certainty..." April 16

  • Report: Ex-NFL Star Vince Young Sues Woman For Allegedly Faking Assault

    Bossip "Former NFL’er Demands Damages For Ruining His Reputation Ex-NFL star Vince Young has headed to court to sue the woman accusing him of assaulting her back in 2013 … saying the entire story is a complete lie and he wants the court to order her to pay damages for the harm to his reputation and job..." April 16

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Slimmed-down Eddie Lacy will make Packers happy

    NFL.com "Shortly after challenging Eddie Lacy to streamline his body in January, Packers coach Mike McCarthy expressed "great confidence" that the rotund running back would report to offseason practices in better shape. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of NFL Network's NFL HQ, NFL Media's Albert Breer..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • Defensive line will be on Packers mind

    PackersNews.com "Going into the 2012 NFL draft, a scout whose area of greatest expertise is the defensive line expressed misgivings to me about Michigan State’s Jerel Worthy. He liked Worthy’s quickness, but he thought Worthy owed too much of his success to anticipating the snap count in college, and would..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

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    Weston Hodkiewicz @WesHod

    The #Packers have indeed released linebacker Nate Palmer. Former sixth-round pick started 10 games at ILB last season.

  • 23d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Finally, #Packers CB Demetri Goodson is suspended for the first four games of 2016 for violating the NFL policy on PEDs. Rough day

  • Giants, Packers raise objections to NFL's plan to host games in China

    CBS Sports "The NFL remains committed to its vision of expanding to the other side of the planet. But support for that vision, which includes a regular-season game in China in 2018, is not unanimous. Two teams, in fact, are raising objections to the league's plan. The Packers and Giants do not want to..." April 08

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • Oddsmakers have reasons to like Packers

    PackersNews.com "The Green Bay Packers are tied with Seattle and Carolina for the second-best odds of winning the 2016 season’s Super Bowl at 10-1, according to Bovada.lv, New England is first at 6-1. And really, why wouldn’t the Packers be among the early favorites? Yes, they're coming off an underachieving..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Packers set up Wolf as likely next GM

    PackersNews.com "The Green Bay Packers must see Eliot Wolf as their next general manager. How else to interpret Wolf’s recent promotion to director of football operations, which is their highest player personnel position after current GM Ted Thompson? Wolf’s job duties aren’t changing. So the most plausible..." April 04

  • Andy Mulumba has signed with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs are adding to their depth at outside linebacker. The club has signed Andy Mulumba to a one-year deal, his agent, Tom Tafelski, confirmed to The Star on Friday. “He's very excited to be there,” Tafelski said. “He loves barbecue — that made it even better.” " April 02

  • Immigration issue slowing down Packers linebacker’s free agency

    PackersNews.com "Andy Mulumba has started his tour of possible NFL destinations for next season. The free-agent outside linebacker visited on Thursday with the New England Patriots and has another stop planned with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to two NFL sources. Mulumba became a free agent earlier this..." April 01

  • Packers need to hedge bet on Lacy, draft RB

    PackersNews.com "Eddie Lacy looks great. In a photo posted on Facebook in early March by one of his new workout partners and another more recently sent by a fan to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Lacy appears much slimmer than he did last season. Both shots are basically from the waist up, and the difference..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • Jared Cook: I wanted a QB known for getting the job done

    NFL.com "Nick Foles, Case Keenum, Sean Mannion, Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, Kellen Clemens and a mostly invisible Sam Bradford. These are the quarterbacks Jared Cook played with during his three seasons in St. Louis. Now operating as a rare free-agency pickup by the Packers, the pass-catching tight end..." March 29

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    With Cook, #Packers hit the over on vet FA signings, so they're likely done. But they've been poking around on RBs, including Ronnie Hillman

  • Jared Cook is in Green Bay to sign a contract

    ACME Packing Company "Ted Thompson doesn't sign free agents. We hear the refrain time and again, and we debate the intelligence of the strategy ad nauseum. Today, however, it appears that we can put aside that debate and actually debate the signing of a player who played an NFL game for a different franchise last year." March 28

  • Packers' Eddie Lacy is shockingly skinny

    CBS Sports "Reports of a player's weight issues typically don't persist through an entire season. Those reports are usually offseason stories, flaring up when players first rejoin their teams and ending by the time the games begin to matter. Eddie Lacy experienced something different last season. The..." March 25

  • NFL used flawed data, left out at least 100 concussions in studies

    CBS Sports "On Thursday the New York Times released a bombshell of a report on the NFL's research into concussions, claiming the data the league used is "incomplete," "flawed" and "faulty." These assertions are made largely in part because of missing information from the concussion research the league began..." March 24

  • Talks over Roger Goodell's disciplinary role take 'massive step backwards'

    ESPN "Negotiations to remove NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the final voice on all player appeals under the personal conduct policy took a "massive step backwards," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in an email to the union's executive committee. ESPN.com obtained a copy of the email,..." March 24

  • Lacy's weight loss impresses McCarthy

    ACME Packing Company "The NFL's annual owners meetings bring about discussion regarding rule changes and safety measures. However, they also give coaches the opportunity to meet with the media during an otherwise quiet period of the offseason. Green Bay Packers headman Mike McCarthy spoke on Tuesday, and he had..." March 23

  • League officials admit touchback rule may have unintended consequences

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL views kickoff returns as the most dangerous play in football, with players running full speed at each other. As a result, the league continues to pass new rules designed to increase the number of touchbacks and decrease the number of returns. Another such rule was passed today. But..." March 23

  • NFL adopts 7 new rules, including making 15-yard PATs permanent

    Fox Sports "The NFL’s Competition Committee and its teams put forth 19 proposed rule changes to be voted on by owners at this week’s meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., and seven of those were adopted Tuesday. Voting and discussion on other proposals will continue Wednesday. Tuesday’s biggest change was..." March 22