Packers Rumors & News

  • Packers among teams looking to trade up in 1st round

    The Score "The Green Bay Packers may be abandoning their reputation on Thursday night. Green Bay is reportedly looking to move up during the first round of the draft, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Packers currently hold the No. 14 overall pick. " April 25

  • New Packers GM says the guy he replaced will be in Packers' draft room with him

    CBS Sports "For a long time, former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was one of the best in the league at figuring out the draft. Thompson served as the team's GM from 2005 through 2017, a time during which the Packers drafted, among others, Aaron Rodgers, Will Blackmon, A.J. Hawk, Greg..." April 23

  • Aaron Rodgers wants to be a Packer for life

    247 Sports "There has been a ton of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his contract extension. With Rodgers having two years remaining on his current deal, the Packers and Rodgers have been talking this offseason to get a deal done in the near future. However, with the report of Rodgers being frustrated about the..." April 23

  • Two talented inside linebackers could tempt Packers to move up

    Packers News "How much would you give to have the next Derrick Brooks or Brian Urlacher on your roster? Probably a lot. When it comes to the draft, the next (insert name here) is always a projection and so if you’re the Green Bay Packers you weigh your needs vs. your options before considering a move up..." April 22

  • Packers preaching importance of depth on defensive line

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Two years ago, the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line was in disarray. After 2009 first-round pick B.J. Raji’s unexpected retirement, the Packers were looking at Mike Daniels and little else in the trenches. Behind Daniels, the depth chart included Letroy Guion, Mike Pennel, Christian Ringo and..." April 21

  • Aaron Rodgers buys minority stake in Bucks: 'A dream come true'

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers has long professed his love for the NBA game and the Milwaukee Bucks. In fact, he has often used the hashtag #midrange because he loves that part of the game and has referred to Vlade Divac as one of his favorite players in interviews. Now, the Green Bay Packers quarterback has..." April 21

  • Marquette King just tweeted at Danica Patrick when she was at the Bucks game with Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics, 116-92, in their first home game of the 2018 playoffs on Friday night, and some stars were in attendance. Milwaukee may not be Los Angeles, but Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick -- one of sports' newest power couples -- turned out to see Giannis..." April 21

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Report: Packers likely to take Minkah Fitzpatrick, Josh Jackson

    247 Sports "The NFL Draft is right around the corner and Green Bay Packers fans wonder who the team is going to select at No. 14 overall. While there's no way to tell who the Packers will draft until they are on the clock, it looks like we have a good idea who is high on their draft board. According to Tony..." April 19

  • Aaron Rodgers responds to 'frustration' reports, says his job is to 'play quarterback'

    CBS Sports "This has been an interesting offseason for the Packers, one of several NFC powers undergoing some transition, and in particular an interesting offseason for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who lost both his best receiver and friend in Jordy Nelson, as well as his quarterbacks coach in Alex Van Pelt...." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Report: Aaron Rodgers ‘frustrated’ over lack of communication from Packers

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers would like to come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension before the start of the 2018 season, but it does not appear that the two sides are in the best position to negotiate at the moment. Rodgers has made some passive aggressive remarks this..." April 17

  • Brett Favre failed his ‘Monday Night Football’ audition

    New York Post "After striking out on Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football,” ESPN has considered big names, like Brett Favre, and not as big, like Booger McFarland, while holding auditions as if it were “American Idol.” Favre recently came in for one of the auditions, according to sources. Though it was..." April 17

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Why Marcus Davenport makes sense for Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The mock drafts that have the Green Bay Packers picking Marcus Davenport at No. 14 overall just might be on to something. There’s no knowing how the draft will fall, but the mesh of need, talent and availability make Davenport as good a projection as anybody for the Packers’ first-round..." April 15

  • Packers announce Davon House signing, cut David Talley

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers announced the signing of cornerback Davon House. They also cut linebacker David Talley. House, a fourth-round pick in 2011, has played 84 career games with 45 starts. He has made 199 tackles, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles and 69 pass breakups in his career. He spent..." April 13

  • Muhammad Wilkerson is motivated and excited for fresh start with the Packers

    CBS Sports "As Muhammad Wilkerson sat a few miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, cracking open crab legs and sipping on water during an early dinner this week, it was clear at times his mind was already somewhere far from the ocean. Soon the former New York Jets star would be driving back to New Jersey from..." April 13

  • Packers RB Ty Montgomery ‘bigger, stronger’ in preparation for 2018 season

    Clutch Points "Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is facing a crucial season. He’ll be in the final year of his rookie deal, which means he’ll need to impress to get a big new contract. With that being the case, Montgomery has been hitting the gym hard as he aims to get in the best shape..." April 12

  • Packers Re-Sign Veteran CB Davon House

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Green Bay Packers have re-signed CB Davon House to a one-year contract on Thursday, according to Tom Silverstein. A few weeks ago, Rob Demovsky reported that the Packers had sown interest in re-signing House, even after agreeing to a two-year deal with Tramon Williams, so this doesn’t come..." April 12

  • Aaron Rodgers still seems irritated with Packers over offseason moves

    Larry Brown Sports "The Green Bay Packers have made some surprising coaching and personnel moves this offseason, and it has become quite clear that they did so without consulting their most important franchise player. While he has stopped short of coming out and saying it, that player clearly is not..." April 11

  • Vince Biegel ready to put his best foot forward in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "Vince Biegel isn’t new to the Packers, but he feels like he’s getting a new start. With both feet healthy and playing for a new defensive coordinator, the outside linebacker is ready to get 2018 off on a better foot. Biegel, a fourth-round pick in 2017, injured his right foot in his first..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Aaron Rodgers visits Dalai Lama in India, presents Packers swag

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's been said, after all, that being a Packers fan is a religious experience. A photo posted on the Dalai Lama's Instagram account early Tuesday shows Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers meeting with one of the more recognizable spiritual figures around the world, with the Dalai Lama..." April 10

  • Packers' appeal for Martellus Bennett grievance still pending

    247 Sports "The Green Bay Packers are looking to get back some of the bonus money they have to Martellus Bennett last year. But it might be awhile before the Packers hear anything from the NFL. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy talked to reporters after the team..." April 09

  • Packers WR Trevor Davis arrested for making joke about bomb at LAX

    NFL.com "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested on a misdemeanor threat charge at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, police confirmed to NFL.com. Davis was arrested at the Hawaiian Airlines check-in counter when, after being asked security questions about his luggage by an..." April 09

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Packers’ Evans Wants To Continue Playing

    Pro Football Rumors "With his 35th birthday on the horizon, Packers free agent guard Jahri Evans says that he wants to continue playing. The veteran also says he would be open to another season in Green Bay. “I’m not opposed to coming back to Green Bay,” Evans said. “I loved my last year in Green Bay. Green Bay was..." April 05

  • Bryan Bulaga's future hazy amid Packers' salary-cap constraints

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Follow the Green Bay Packers long enough and you’re likely to hear plenty about boards. They have a draft board that ranks the prospects general manager Brian Gutekunst and his staff will consider later this month; a free-agent board that lists the best players waiting to be called off the..." April 02

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Aaron Rodgers gives pointers to one of the NFL Draft's top quarterbacks

    CBS Sports "At this point in the draft process, it's not easy for a quarterback to get his stock to shoot up, but Josh Rosen might have helped his stock recently by working out with Aaron Rodgers. A few days before his Pro Day last month, the former UCLA quarterback got a chance to meet up with Rodgers..." April 01

  • Jeff Janis' departure leaves void on Packers' special teams

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jeff Janis never gained traction as a receiver, and he lost his kickoff return job to Trevor Davis last season, but his value to the Green Bay Packers extended beyond social media fame as a fan favorite. Nobody on the Packers' roster matched Janis’ combination of size (6-3, 219 pounds) and..." March 31

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Jordy Nelson hurt by Packers' 'unwillingness to make it work'

    USA Today "Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson said in a radio interview Monday that the organization’s rigidity with its revised contract, coupled with what appeared to be a planned change in his role in the offense, convinced him to decline the restructured offer and head into free..." March 27

  • Pass interference rule unlikely to be changed to 15-yard penalty

    ESPN "A proposal to change the NFL's defensive pass interference rule to a 15-yard penalty, rather than a spot foul, does not appear to have enough support to pass this week at the league's owners meetings. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said that he was one of the few competition committee..." March 26

  • After years of disappointment, Packers knew defensive changes had to go deeper than just coordinator

    Wisconsin State Journal "If you don’t think your defense is good enough to win a Super Bowl — and the Green Bay Packers obviously knew that theirs hasn’t been over the past few years — then you have to make changes. And those changes have to go deeper than simply replacing the defensive coordinator. Simple, right? And..." March 25

  • Delvin Breaux set to visit Packers, 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Delvin Breaux has taken a couple of visits since the start of free agency without landing a deal and he has a couple of more slated for the near future. Breaux told Mike Triplett of ESPN.com that he has set up meetings with the Packers and 49ers. Breaux was not tendered by the Saints..." March 25

  • Packers, Browns, Bucs, Cowboys Looking For Safeties

    Pro Football Rumors "The Packers, Browns, Buccaneers, and Cowboys are among the clubs searching for free agent safety help, as Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com writes in a wide analysis of what has been a stagnant safety market. Safeties who still remain unsigned including starting options such as Eric Reid, Tre..." March 25

  • Aaron Rodgers might not do Packers 'any favors' on new contract after offseason changes

    CBS Sports "At some point in the not-too-distant future, the Green Bay Packers are going to need to figure out a new contract with Aaron Rodgers. It will get done, because these things get done and because the team has vehicles like the franchise tag to keep Rodgers from leaving town. Rodgers wants to stay in..." March 25

  • 'Supercomputer’ DeShone Kizer could flourish with Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "DeShone Kizer scrambled from the pocket, buying time. There were less than two minutes left in the Cleveland Browns’ season, a winless record looming. Trailing Pittsburgh 28-24, they were driving inside Heinz Field, approaching the red zone. On fourth-and-2, Kizer shed a Steelers pass rusher..." March 24

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Mo Wilkerson aims to 'get back to my dominant play'

    NFL.com "Muhammad Wilkerson was a pocket-pushing menace for five seasons in New York, earning a Pro Bowl and two second-team All-Pro bids in his first five years. He then mostly disappeared the past two years. After being cut by the Jets and joining the Green Bay Packers, Wilkerson is motivated to..." March 23

  • Packers' Wilkerson fine with one-year deal: 'I'm ready to get back to my dominant play'

    Packers.com "Muhammad Wilkerson did his due diligence during his first venture into free agency, visiting as many interested NFL teams as possible before making his final decision. The process, which lasted a little more than a week, ultimately brought the Pro Bowl defensive lineman back to the Green Bay..." March 22

  • Tramon Williams returns to Green Bay Packers on two-year deal

    WTMJ "The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Tramon Williams two a two-year deal, according to NFL Network Analyst and former Packers wide receiver James Jones. The 35-year-old Williams played eight years with the Packers from 2007 to 2014 before departing for Cleveland in free agency. " March 22