Packers Rumors & News

  • Nelson to start Packers camp on PUP list

    The Score "Jordy Nelson has been waiting to get back to football since tearing his ACL during the 2015 preseason and he's going to have to wait a little bit longer, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. After claiming that he would be ready to go come training camp, the Green Bay Packers have placed Nelson on..." July 25

  • Mike McCarthy not concerned about Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers PED allegations

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has concluded its investigation regarding the alleged used of performance-enhancing drugs (HGH) by former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He was cleared of any wrongdoing after the league could not find sufficient evidence to support the claims initially made in an Al Jazeera..." July 25

  • Mike McCarthy raves about Aaron Rodgers' conditioning

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers' cheese-free diet appears to have paid off. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy raved about his quarterback's conditioning on Monday, when players reported for the start of training camp. "I would say Aaron's vibe, and really his offseason participation and performance, looks..." July 25

  • Eddie Lacy seeking a different set of gains

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Eddie Lacy already has done some damage, if not irreparable damage, to his market value by not staying in shape. After having to play his way into condition during Green Bay Packers training camp in 2014, Lacy reported at 260 pounds last July, cheating himself and the organization, before going..." July 23

  • Packers pleased with progress of Richard Rodgers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Veteran newcomer Jared Cook will be counted on for some Finley-esque splash plays, but third-year pro Richard Rodgers would appear to be the Green Bay Packers' top tight end now and possibly for the next few seasons. If Rodgers, who was noticeably trimmer this off-season, doesn't seem to be a..." July 22

  • Packers want the NFL draft in Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL draft may be heading to Green Bay. Packers President Mark Murphy announced at a shareholders meeting today that the team has told the NFL it wants to host the draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021. The biggest issue facing Green Bay would be whether there are enough hotel rooms in the area to..." July 21

  • Packers president: We don’t know much about Matthews, Peppers PED investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is investigating whether Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers used performance-enhancing drugs, as alleged in an Al Jazeera investigation. But the team is staying out of it. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said at today’s shareholders meeting that the..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Jordy Nelson may be most important player in NFL returning from injury

    Wisconsin State Journal "Tony Romo taking snaps. Joe Flacco hurling passes. Jordy Nelson and Keenan Allen catching them. Terrell Suggs and Cam Wake harassing opposing quarterbacks. Ryan Clady trying to prevent such things. Jamaal Charles running wild. It sure would be nice to see these stars on the field and not..." July 20

  • Did fame destroy Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with brother?

    New York Post "Jordan Rodgers and his baggage continue to be the breakout stars of “The Bachelorette.” The 27-year-old former football pro, who whisked girlfriend JoJo Fletcher home to Chico, Calif., on Monday’s episode, continues to try to sweep his strained relationship with older brother Aaron Rodgers —..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Eddie Lacy reportedly gets P90X refresher before Packers camp

    Fox Sports "Eddie Lacy apparently isn't taking any chances with his weight-loss program. The Green Bay Packers star running back reunited with P90X founder Tony Horton this summer, ESPN reported Monday. Lacy enlisted Horton's help this offseason after Packers coach Mike McCarthy warned the fourth-year pro..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Aaron Rodgers says 49ers drafted Alex Smith because he was polite

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers selection of quarterback Alex Smith over California native Aaron Rodgers at the 2005 NFL Draft has long been a topic of discussion among 49ers fans and NFL observers alike. Rodgers famously slid all the way to 24th overall before the Green Bay Packers scooped him up to..." July 17

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Aaron Rodgers gives a scary account of concussion side effects during games

    CBS Sports "In an appearance on "Any Given Wednesday" with Bill Simmons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about -- among other things, like his desire to retire with the Packers -- concussions. Rodgers said that the biggest issue facing the NFL in terms of keeping players safe these days is..." July 14

  • Rodgers says he values loyalty, hopes to play whole career with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a guest on the new Bill Simmons HBO show “Any Given Wednesday,” and Packers fans probably liked what they heard from Rodgers when he talked about loyalty and his desire to play his entire career with the Packers. A discussion between Rodgers and Simmons on..." July 14

  • Packers hope fully healthy Jordy Nelson can help cure some of the ailments from 2015

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Back in 1966, Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi had just six assistant coaches on his staff. But Lombardi fully understood the direction football was headed, and hired Bob Schnelker as his wide receivers coach. For the next 48 seasons, the Packers had an assistant coach whose No. 1..." July 14

  • Jared Cook's speed will test defenses

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "On just two occasions in the past two decades, the Green Bay Packers have had a pair of tight ends play at a high level in the same season. In both instances, the Packers offense went wild. In 1996, Keith Jackson finished 11th in the NFL in receptions among tight ends (40) and Mark Chmura..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Jordan Rodgers Disclosed On “The Bachelorette” That He And His Brother Aaron Don’t Speak

    College Spun "ABC’s popular series “The Bachelorette” typically doesn’t lack drama, and last night’s episode featured one of the contestants dishing out surprising info about his relationship with his NFL superstar brother. Jordan Rodgers, a contestant on the show and the younger brother of Green Bay Packers..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Aaron Rodgers is used as a bizarre example of why the NBA needs a Franchise Tag

    ACME Packing Company "Do you approve of Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City and joining up with a powerhouse team in the Golden State Warriors? Regardless of your feelings about Durant’s personal decision, do you think it is a good thing for the NBA that players are able to do this? Also, why the heck are we..." July 05

  • Packers' Cook wants to give financial advice to new players

    The Score "Joining the professional ranks from college is a daunting prospect, and Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook is trying to smooth the transition. Cook, entering his eighth professional season, was one of 20 NBA and NFL athletes who participated in TBH Sports' "Beyond the Game" summit in late..." July 04

  • Richard Rodgers embracing Jared Cook's addition

    Packers.com "Richard Rodgers didn’t require an explanation. The Packers’ tight end, in the midst of preparing for his third NFL season, was neither surprised nor disillusioned when he learned the team had signed Jared Cook on March 28. In fact, Rodgers welcomed the move. He understood the upside to..." July 02

  • Datone Jones “loving” move to outside linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers declined to exercise their option for the 2017 season on 2013 first-round pick Datone Jones‘ contract, leaving Jones on track to become a free agent next offseason. Jones’ bid for a new job will involve a new position. Jones went from playing exclusively defensive line to taking..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • 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

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