Packers Rumors & News

  • Director of college scouting Matt Malaspina leaves 49ers, takes job with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "When teams hire new General Managers, the move is usually followed by other departures from the personnel department and the 49ers are proving to be no exception. They announced that assistant G.M. Tom Gamble is leaving the team and he’ll be followed out the door by director of college scouting..." February 24

  • Aaron Rodgers reveals his choice for the greatest quarterback ever

    CBS Sports "Add Aaron Rodgers’ name to the list of folks who consider Tom Brady to be the greatest quarterback of all time. Graham Bensinger caught up with the Packers quarterback at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am recently and got his thoughts on Super Bowl LI that included a frank assessment of Brady’s..." February 24

  • Aaron Rodgers dubs his NFL Combine 40-yard dash time '#fakenews'

    CBS Sports "It has been 12 years since Aaron Rodgers made his way to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Back then, evaluators were weighing whether Rodgers or Alex Smith was worthy of the No. 1 overall selection (the 49ers settled on Smith and Rodgers didn’t go off the board until 23 picks later). And with the..." February 23

  • Eddie Lacy a fit for Patriots?

    Larry Brown Sports "Eddie Lacy is likely going to have to sign a one-year deal if and when he hits free agency next month, and there is no guarantee he is going to get it from the Green Bay Packers. The former Alabama star will need to prove he can resurrect his career in the wake of injuries and weight concerns, and..." February 21

  • What went wrong in the Packers secondary?

    Fanrag Sports "The Green Bay Packers came into this season incredibly excited about the back end of their defense. They held the belief they were both deep and talented. Damarious Randall and Quentin Rollins both showed promise as rookies. They had high draft pedigrees as first and second round..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • T.J. Lang hasn’t heard from Packers on new deal

    Pro Football Talk "Packers right guard T.J. Lang got emotional near the end of the NFC Championship Game last month and said after it was over that the possibility that he will be leaving the team this offseason touched off the reaction. Lang is set for unrestricted free agency next month, although he said after..." February 13

  • Eddie Lacy was fined by Packers for not making weight

    Green Bay Press Gazette "You can’t blame the Green Bay Packers if they’re tempted to let Eddie Lacy’s weight issues become somebody else’s problem. But they shouldn’t. Not yet. Lacy is a free agent this offseason, and while you never know about these things, he’ll probably have limited value on the NFL’s open..." February 12

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Packers Release Veteran CB Sam Shields

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Packers have, in fact, released veteran CB Sam Shields. Packers CB Sam Shields posted on his Instagram account Wednesday that he’s been released by Green Bay. Shields suffered a concussion during the team’s first game of the season and wound up..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Packers Release Veteran RB James Starks With Non-Football Injury Designation

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Packers have released veteran RB James Starks with a non-football injury designation. Starks, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He was entering the final year of his two-year, $6 million contract and set to make a base salary of..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Jordy Nelson Wins Comeback Player of the Year

    12 Up "​Jordy Nelson was one of the best wideouts in the league this season. That's nothing extremely out of the ordinary. Under normal circumstances, no one would be surprised about Nelson having a huge year. Well normal circumstances don't involve bouncing back from a torn ACL. Just one..." February 05

  • Larry Fitzgerald reveals how Packers-Cowboys inspired him to return for 2017

    Fox Sports "Going out on top is a sports dream — one which Larry Fitzgerald plans to chase in 2017. After a bit of speculation about his status for next season, the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver decided to hold off retirement for at least one more year. And earlier this week, he told The Arizona Republic..." February 04

  • Packers president: No promises for future G.M. in waiting

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have a deep bench of young personnel men who have drawn interest from other teams, and some potentially interesting outside candidates. But team president Mark Murphy said it’s not time to declare an heir to current General Manager Ted Thompson. The 64-year-old Thompson has a..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Do Packers need new formula for more success?

    USA Today "It wouldn’t have taken much. Add one player here, another player there. Win home-field advantage and it’s easy to picture an NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field turning out much differently than the one played last Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Only the Green Bay Packers under general..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Will Julius Peppers return to Carolina Panthers in 2017?

    Charlotte Observer "While researching my column about the Carolina Panthers’ Hall of Honor and who is likely to gain entrance into it in the next decade or so, I came across these three items that rank somewhere between “absolute truth” and “informed rumor.” Let the speculation begin. 1. A Peppers return? I think..." January 28

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Mike McCarthy says he wants Eddie Lacy back with Packers

    The Sports Daily "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy isn’t ready to give up on running back Eddie Lacy. Speaking at his end of the season press conference on Thursday, McCarthy said he wants Lacy—who is a free agent this offseason—back in Green Bay for next season. McCarthy also admitted Lacy is..." January 27

  • Tom Clements leaving Packers to pursue “other interests”

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are going to have a change on their coaching staff, but not the one some might have expected. Via Rob Demovsky of, Packers coach Mike McCarthy just told reporters that associate head coach/offense Tom Clements would not be back with the team next year. Clements’ contract..." January 26

  • Packers expected to be active in free agency

    Sportsnaut "Another disappointing playoff loss may lead to the Green Bay Packers reversing a trend. According to a report, the team is looking to be more active on the free-agent market. “There certainly are some indications that the Packers might be a little more aggressive in free agency this year,” Ian..." January 26

  • Packers' Montgomery will remain RB "Ty Montgomery is staying put at running back. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed during his season-ending news conference Thursday that Montgomery will remain in the backfield after converting from receiver in-season. The former third-round pick led the Packers in rushing with 77..." January 26

  • Julius Peppers doesn’t know if he’ll play in 2017

    The Sports Daily "Soon-to-be free agent and future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers doesn’t know if he wants to play another NFL season in 2017. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Peppers—who turned 37 years old earlier this month—still isn’t sure if he’ll return for next season. “I’m not really worried about..." January 26

  • Colts ask for permission to talk to Eliot Wolf about G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "Eliot Wolf got another raise out of the Packers after pulling out of the running for the 49ers job. He may be about to parlay a surprise opening into another one. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Colts have asked for permission to interview Wolf for the job formerly held by Ryan..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Did Falcons rattle Packers' Aaron Rodgers? Just ask them

    USA Today "Robert Alford isn’t ashamed to admit it. That was definitely a flop by Alford, the Atlanta Falcons cornerback, after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulled Alford’s helmet off at the end of a scramble in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game and then threw a little elbow on his way back to..." January 24

  • Packers pick 29th, Steelers 30th in 2017 NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "We’re a game away from the end of the season, and from knowing the order of next season’s draft. After yesterday’s conference championship games, the order is almost filled in for the 2017 NFL Draft. The Packers will pick 29th after their 10-6 regular season, while the Steelers (11-5) will..." January 23

  • Sam Shields still having headaches, wants to continue playing

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Sam Shields only played in one game for the Packers this season as a concussion in Week One turned into a season-ending injury for the veteran. It was the second concussion in less than a year for Shields and he said on Sunday that he’s still having occasional headaches, but neither..." January 23

  • Belichick didn’t know Falcons had won

    Pro Football Talk "When the Patriots began their game against the Steelers, the NFC representative in the Super Bowl already was known. As a practical matter, it was known a couple of hours before kickoff. One of the few figures in the football-following world who didn’t know was Patriots coach Bill..." January 23

  • Mike McCarthy: We ran into a buzzsaw

    Pro Football Talk "Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t see Sunday’s NFC Championship Game much differently than anyone else who watched the Falcons roll to Super Bowl LI with a 44-21 win. McCarthy noted the rough start that saw the Packers miss a field goal and lose a fumble in the end zone on their first two..." January 23

  • Aaron Rodgers: We need to win more to have the playoffs at home

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers and the Packers shook off a mediocre start to the season to play as well as anyone in football over the second half of the season. But Rodgers wishes they hadn’t waited to turn it on. After losing the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta on Sunday, Rodgers said he wishes the team had..." January 23

  • T.J. Lang hopes he hasn’t played final game with Packers

    Packers News "It wasn’t the pain in his foot right guard T.J. Lang was thinking about late in the third quarter Sunday as he sobbed into a white towel on the Green Bay Packers sideline. After Lang’s left foot smacked into center Corey Linsley’s right cleat, the pain was familiar. Lang said he’s played..." January 23

  • Add David Bakhtiari to the Pro Bowl roster

    Pro Football Talk "The changes keep on coming to the rosters for this week’s Pro Bowl in Orlando. Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari is the latest addition to the fun. He was announced as the replacement for Eagles left tackle Jason Peters, who has pulled out of the game because of an injury." January 23

  • Olivia Munn Sends Subliminal Shots to Aaron Rodgers’ Family in Open Letter to Packers Fans

    People Magazine "The Green Bay Packers may not be heading to the Super Bowl this year, but Olivia Munn is still the team’s — and quarterback boyfriend Aaron Rodgers‘ — biggest fan. After the quarterback and his NFL team suffered a blowout 44-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night that ended Rodgers’ quest..." January 23

  • Aaron Rodgers: We need to reload, can take “big step” this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers’ hot streak came to an end in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon and that means quarterback Aaron Rodgers is already thinking about the future. Rodgers was asked if he felt like he was running short on chances to win another Super Bowl, which the quarterback said wasn’t the case while..." January 23

  • Banged-up Jordy Nelson earns Aaron Rodgers' praise by gutting it out

    Wisconsin State Journal "Aaron Rodgers choked up. Not about Sunday’s 44-21 NFC Championship Game loss to the Atlanta Falcons — not that the Green Bay Packers quarterback wasn’t disappointed, of course — but about how his friend and No. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson played just two weeks after suffering broken..." January 23

  • Ryan, Jones lead Falcons to rout of Packers

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- When the Atlanta Falcons earned their only other Super Bowl berth, the NFC Championship Game victory was in Minnesota. This time, their home fans got to help celebrate, and it was quite a way to close down the Georgia Dome. Matt Ryan, showing that he could be just as good in the..." January 22

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