Packers Rumors & News

  • Packers-Cowboys draws highest divisional round rating in 20 years

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday afternoon’s Packers-Cowboys game has done blockbuster TV ratings for the NFL on FOX. Packers-Cowboys drew a 28.2 overnight rating, which is the highest rating for a divisional playoff game in 20 years. The combination of two popular teams and a great game that was decided as time..." January 16

  • Practice made perfect for Jared Cook on his huge catch

    Pro Football Talk "The dramatic pass to Packers tight end Jared Cook had a certain drawn-in-the-dirt feel, but they actually saw the same play in practice last week. And fortunately for Cook, he was able to make the most of his second chance, since he was out of bounds the first time they ran it. Via Tom..." January 16

  • Jordy Nelson better, but “no guarantees” for Atlanta

    Pro Football Talk "The absence of wide receiver Jordy Nelson didn’t stop the Packers from coming back to beat the Giants in the Wild Card round and it didn’t stop them from taking down the Cowboys 34-31 on Sunday, so the team knows they can win if Nelson’s injured ribs keep him out of the lineup against the..." January 16

  • Cowboys player on the loss to Packers: We couldn't beat the officials

    CBS Sports "One of the most perplexing calls during the Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Packers on Sunday came in the first half when Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. If you didn't watch the game and heard that Butler got flagged for that, you'd probably assume he..." January 16

  • Packers' Mason Crosby sets record with 2 late 50-yard field goals

    ESPN "What Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby did against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was unprecedented. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Crosby is the first kicker to make two field goals 50 yards or longer in the final two minutes of a postseason game. He put the Packers ahead twice,..." January 16

  • Tornado warnings issued at AT&T Stadium following Cowboys’ loss to Packers

    Fox Sports "After watching their team fall short Sunday, Dallas Cowboys fans couldn’t do the one thing many of them likely wanted to do – leave AT&T Stadium. Tornado warnings were issued after the Cowboys’ 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers, forcing many to take shelter at the one place many of them..." January 16

  • This Cowboys late mistake 'left too much time on the clock' for Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Sunday evening's Packers-Cowboys playoff game will go down as one of the great divisional-round matchups, a heavyweight battle between two blue-chip teams that provided some late-game drama. The final act included one of the best passes and catches you will ever see from Aaron Rodgers to Jared..." January 16

  • Packers win thriller vs. Cowboys to advance to NFC Championship

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The clock had 35 ticks remaining, the score was tied and one thought went through the head of Aaron Rodgers. "A little too much time on the clock." The NFL's hottest quarterback put the Green Bay Packers in position to advance to the NFC Championship and kicker..." January 15

  • Cowboys passed on a chance for a fair catch free kick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s most obscure rules could have given the Cowboys a shot at three points at the end of the first half today in Dallas, but the Cowboys may not have known about it. The NFL has a little-known rule called the fair catch free kick which allows a team to fair catch a punt and then..." January 15

  • Aaron Rodgers’ Dad Tries to Explain Why ARod Hasn’t Spoke to Family in 3 Years

    New York Times "As flood advisories were issued here last Sunday, patrons at the End Zone Bar & Grill — who braved slick, debris-strewn roads to watch an N.F.L. playoff game together — had something more distressing on their minds. The bar’s big-screen TVs showed the Green Bay Packers’ offense, commanded by Aaron..." January 15

  • Jordy Nelson's goal: Breathe normally again, play next week if Packers win

    CBS Sports "To beat the 13-3 Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, the Packers will need to overcome the absence of Jordy Nelson, who fractured his ribs during the team's win over the Giants last weekend. But if the Packers do find a way to advance on to the NFC title game, they could regain their star..." January 15

  • Packers CB Damarious Randall added to injury report for Cowboys game

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have been patching together a secondary all season, and they have another problem to deal with in advance of tomorrow’s Divisional Round game with the Cowboys. The team announced that cornerback Damarious Randall had been added to the injury report with a foot injury, and will be..." January 14

  • NYC Mayor sends supplies to fix Odell Beckham Jr.’s hole at Lambeau Field

    Newark Star-Ledger "Apparently New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't waiting for the Giants to conclude their investigation into who put a hole in the wall outside of the visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field last week. De Blasio sent drywall, plaster and a trowel to Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt to repair the..." January 14

  • Aaron Rodgers consulted an astronaut on the physics of a Hail Mary

    SI "A crowd of reporters marches into the Packers locker room on Wednesday, armed with notepads, microphones and recorders. Most settle around the locker of Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ cerebral quarterback, and while the questions vary slightly, one topic dominates all others. It’s not the Dallas..." January 14

  • Packers assistant Darren Perry busted for drunken driving

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He is additionally being charged with refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test and unsafe lane deviation, per Paul Srubas of Packers News. According to court documents, Perry had a..." January 13

  • Packers' Shields charged with marijuana possession

    Green Bay Press Gazette "Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields has become the team's second player this season to be charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Shields, 29, was charged in Brown County Circuit Court this week with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, charges stemming from an Oct...." January 13

  • Jordy Nelson Injury: Packers Receiver Ruled Out For Playoff Game Vs. Cowboys

    NESN "The Green Bay Packers will be without one of their best players Sunday, as they look to extend their winning streak to eight games and earn a berth in the NFC Championship Game. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced Friday the Packers have ruled out the wideout with a rib injury for..." January 13

  • Aaron Rodgers seems resigned to Jordy Nelson missing Sunday’s game

    Sportsnaut "It sure looks like the Green Bay Packers will have to win on the road in Dallas this upcoming Sunday without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson suffered a significant rib injury in the team’s win over the New York Giants in the Wild Card round and did not return to the game. Nelson hasn’t..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Packers WR Geronimo Allison faces marijuana charge

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana last month after a traffic stop and subsequent arrest in early September. The district attorney's office for Manitowoc County filed the charge on Dec. 15, 2016. Allison, 22, was pulled over..." January 11

  • Report: Eliot Wolf Could Replace Ted Thompson As Packers’ GM This Offseason

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R reports that Packers executive Eliot Wolf’s decision to interview for the 49ers’ GM position could start the process of changes for Green Bay’s front office this offseason. Cole says while the 49ers may not offer their GM job to Wolf or even accept the position if it’s offered..." January 10

  • Giants’ Justin Pugh: Cowboys lucky Big Blue lost to Packers

    New York Daily News "The Dallas Cowboys' first challenge of this postseason will be to take on the NFL's hottest offense, facing the Green Bay Packers, who have won seven straight games and topped 30 points in five straight contests. And according to Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh, the Cowboys should be..." January 10

  • Jordy Nelson considering wearing kevlar vest against Cowboys

    Sportsnaut "Jordy Nelson is going to do whatever he can to get onto the playing field this Sunday when the Green Bay Packers visit the Dallas Cowboys. He’s even considering wearing a kevlar vest to protect his ribs, according to Aaron Rodgers. Michael Vick did wear a kevlar vest back in 2012, but he’s..." January 10

  • Packers WR Jordy Nelson Has At Least Two Fractured Ribs, Will Be Tough For Him To Play Against DAL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that Packers WR Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs during the team’s win over the Giants on Sunday. According to Rapoport, it “will take an incredible [for him] effort to play.” Nelson was carted to the locker room during the second quarter of Sunday’s Wild..." January 10

  • Jordy Nelson spent night in hospital, status in doubt for Sunday vs. Cowboys

    Fox Sports "The Green Bay Packers moved the ball up and down the field with the greatest of ease on Sunday, and they did so without their top receiver for much of the game. Jordy Nelson left the game in the second quarter with a rib injury after taking a helmet to the side of his body while attempting to make..." January 09

  • Green Bay Packers release DT Mike Pennel

    Fox 6 Now "The Green Bay Packers have released DT Mike Pennel. The transaction was announced Monday, January 9th by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Pennel, originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo,..." January 09

  • Packers CEO: Talk of firing McCarthy 'was nonsense'

    NFL.com "Aaron Rodgers took the snap, stepped to his left and handed the ball to Ty Montgomery, a receiver-turned-running back in search of a single yard to convert a crucial fourth down. As a wall of Giants rebuffed and stuffed the helpless ball-carrier, and 77,549 frigid fans let out simultaneous groans..." January 09

  • Rodgers, Packers make magic happen in 38-13 playoff win

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Call it "Revenge of the Hail Mary" by Captain Hail Mary. Aaron Rodgers, who shocked the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals with end-of-game Hail Mary touchdown passes last season, stunned the New York Giants with a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown to Randall Cobb on the final..." January 08

  • Jordy Nelson heads to locker room with rib injury

    NFL.com "Jordy Nelson's afternoon may be over. The Packers wide receiver was taken out of the game in the second quarter after taking a big hit from Giants cornerback Leon Hall. After sitting out a series, Nelson was carted to the locker room. He is questionable to return with a ribs injury." January 08

  • Giants’ Janoris Jenkins trash-talks Packers’ Jordy Nelson on Twitter before deleting game day post

    New York Daily News "Janoris Jenkins was trash-talking the Packers not long after the sun came up Sunday. The Jackrabbit, as the Giants corner calls himself, told Jordy Nelson on Twitter that he was about to shut Green Bay's top receiver down — again. Jenkins even used the term "Rabbit Hole," coined on the..." January 08

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey emerges as a potential Packers chief

    NFL.com "When the Packers face the Giants in Sunday's wild-card game, the focus will be on the field. But the future of the man who built the Packers is one that is being fiercely debated in Green Bay. How long 63-year-old general manager Ted Thompson, with two years left on his contract, continues in his..." January 08

  • Ripkowski added to Packers injury report

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have added fullback Aaron Ripkowski to their injury report due to a shoulder injury. Ripkowski is listed as questionable for Sunday’s wildcard game vs. the Giants. " January 07

  • Packers tickets still available, free hot chocolate offered

    Packers.com "As fans prepare to come to Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon for the Packers-Giants Wild Card playoff, the Green Bay Packers today offered a few reminders. The Packers and Delaware North will be offering free hot chocolate, limited to two per customer, during Sunday’s game to help fans battle the..." January 07

  • Damarious Randall, Randall Cobb among seven Packers listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers will be down one cornerback for Sunday’s game against the Giants after ruling out Quinten Rollins with a concussion, but they’re holding out hope for Damarious Randall as things trended in the right direction to close out the week. Randall has been dealing with a knee injury since..." January 06

  • The Giants are applying 'Fight Club' rules to the weather conditions in Green Bay

    CBS Sports "Nine years ago, the New York Giants traveled to Green Bay to take in the Packers in the NFC title game. You probably remember this game either as the one that sent the Giants to the Super Bowl, where they defeated the previously unbeaten Patriots; or as the one where Tom Coughlin's face turned so..." January 06

  • Wolf disappointed he wasn’t allowed to interview last year

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Mark Murphy has lived a rather pressure-free existence in his nine years as president of the Green Bay Packers. Life is great because the football team usually wins and the franchise has made more money than it knows what to do with under his genial leadership. Now, however, the decision by..." January 06

  • Packers CB Makinton Dorleant Suffered ACL Tear Last Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers CB Makinton Dorleant suffered a torn ACL during Sunday night’s win over the Lions and will be undergoing surgery at some point in the near future. This is terrible news for a young player the Packers had high hopes for...." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • Aaron Rodgers Is Still Aaron Rodgers

    The Ringer "For nearly a full year, Aaron Rodgers wasn’t himself. From Week 6 of the 2015 season to Week 6 this year, the two-time MVP missed way too many throws in what became a clunky, inefficient Packers offense. But the Rodgers of old — the championship-belt donning, gunslinging football magician with the..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Aaron Rodgers confident in Pack, but won't promise to 'run the table'

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers feels good about the Packers' chances in the playoffs, but does he feel run-the-table good? Even after six straight wins since Rodgers said the Packers could win out -- despite languishing at 4-6 and having lost four straight games at the time -- the two-time NFL MVP quarterback..." January 05

  • 49ers interviewing a pair of Packers for G.M. opening today

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants aren’t the only team rolling into Green Bay this week with a lot on the line. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, 49ers officials will be in Wisconsin today to interview Packers executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst for their vacant General Manager job. They’re also..." January 05

  • Steve Smith says one NFL quarterback is 'several steps above' Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Since the Baltimore Ravens didn't the make the playoffs in 2016, that means Steve Smith will be like most people in America this week: He'll be watching each postseason game from the comforts of his own home. However, unlike most people in America, Smith spent 16 years in the NFL, which means..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • A.J. Hawk To Retire

    Pro Football Rumors "A.J. Hawk is calling it a career. The linebacker tells Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter) that he plans on filing retirement paperwork this offseason. Hawk anchored the Packers’ linebacking core for years and barely missed a game from 2006 through 2014. While he never had gaudy sack numbers,..." January 03

  • Rodgers leads Packers to NFC North title

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Aaron Rodgers never doubted his team. Following an unlikely run to a division championship, no one should ever doubt what Rodgers has to say again. Rodgers declared that the Packers could "run the table" when they were 4-6 and they did just that, finishing the regular season on a..." January 02