Packers Rumors & News

  • Bakhtiari: Packers' playoff woes starting to tick me off

    NFL.com "The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs every year since David Bakhtiari entered the league in 2013, including two NFC Championship Game appearances in the 2014 and 2016 seasons. For most NFL players, that's a good start to a career. For the Packers offensive lineman, it's nowhere near..." June 25

  • Green Bay 'absolutely' could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After surveying the NFL draft in Philadelphia, two community representatives believe Green Bay has what it takes to host the event. Whether it will get the chance is up to the NFL, but after attending the three-day draft April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Brad Toll and Aaron Popkey believe the..." June 25

  • Packers spend offseason working on defending the pass

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers concentrated on the passing game — and defending the pass — during 11-on-11 work during the offseason. Mike McCarthy had reasons for reducing the number of run calls. The Packers coach insists run calls in no-pads practices create unrealistic looks, leading to linemen and running..." June 24

  • CAA Signs Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

    Variety "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA’s sports division for commercial representation. CAA will explore opportunities for Rodgers in film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing, philanthropy, and other areas. “Beyond being..." June 24

  • Martellus Bennett reveals key differences between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Martellus Bennett spent the first four years of his NFL career in Dallas, where his quarterback was Tony Romo. When his time in Big D was done, he went to New York to play with Eli Manning and the Giants. After that, he spent three years in Chicago playing with Jay Cutler. Through eight seasons,..." June 24

  • Green Bay 'absolutely' could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After surveying the NFL draft in Philadelphia, two community representatives believe Green Bay has what it takes to host the event. Whether it will get the chance is up to the NFL, but after attending the three-day draft April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Brad Toll and Aaron Popkey believe the..." June 23

  • Packers DT Letroy Guion Arrested For Drunk Driving

    NFL Trade Rumors "Sam Spangler of KHON reports that Packers DT Letroy Guion was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant early Wednesday morning in Waikiki, Hawaii. Sources tell Spangler that Guion was pulled over around 4 a.m. by police and failed a breathalyzer..." June 22

  • Packers Fan is Suing the Bears So He Can Wear Green Bay Gear on Field

    Vice Sports "This is the best thing I've read in quite some time. A Green Bay Packers fan and resident of Wisconsin, who is also the owner of five personal seat licenses at Soldier Field, home to the rival Chicago Bears, is suing the Bears because they refused to let him wear his Packers jersey during a..." June 20

  • Green Bay fan sues over Bears' sideline ban on Packers gear

    CBSChicago.com "One Green Bay Packers fan is going to court over a favorite Wisconsin pastime of disparaging the arch rival Chicago Bears. Russell Beckman filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday accusing the Bears of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’..." June 19

  • Spring offseason program provides optimism for Mike McCarthy

    Wisconsin State Journal "Mike McCarthy sent his players and coaches off on vacation feeling very good about the work the Green Bay Packers had put in during the nine-week spring offseason program. Now, the 12th-year coach hopes it translates to a second Super Bowl title after disappointing NFC Championship Game losses..." June 18

  • Davante Adams doesn’t want to think about his looming payday

    Pro Football Talk "Packers receive Davante Adams showed plenty of promise as a rookie in 2014. The next year, with Jordy Nelson tearing an ACL in the preseason, the table was set for Adams to be a major contributor. He wasn’t. But he emerged in 2016 with 12 touchdown receptions and 997 yards, and he’s now one..." June 18

  • Ty Montgomery trying to build on last season at his new position

    Pro Football Talk "Ty Montgomery began last season at receiver. Today, Montgomery is the veteran in the Packers running backs room. “It was weird [being the vet] at first,” Montgomery said, via Rob Reischel of USA Today. “I’m not even coming off a full season, but I do have some experience. I’ve been blessed to..." June 17

  • Mike McCarthy: ‘No red flags’ with Packers' health

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Barring any setbacks, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said his team is on track to enter training camp with close to a clean bill of health. That doesn’t mean every player will be available on camp’s first day. Five weeks away, it’s still too early to predict. The Packers traditionally..." June 16

  • Kevin King used FaceTime to keep up while prohibited from Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Kevin King used FaceTime sessions with Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt to keep up while an NFL rule prohibited him from attending organized team activities. Whitt used a whiteboard in his office to show the second-round pick what his teammates were learning during the eight installation..." June 16

  • Guarded optimism for Murphy moving inside

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The questions started before Kyle Murphy ever was drafted. Every team, it seemed, wanted to know if he could be something more than an offensive tackle. Could he play guard? Murphy would simply shrug. He never had been anything but a tackle. It’s the position that got him into the NFL. On the..." June 15

  • Packers Waive DB David Rivers From I.R. With Injury Settlement

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Green Bay Packers officially waived DB David Rivers from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Tuesday. Rivers signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State back in May. Green Bay elected to waive him last with an injury designation to make room for CB..." June 13

  • Kendricks quickly picking up on ways to help Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Sharing a position with the most gregarious man in football, Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks is easy to overlook. He doesn’t have Martellus Bennett’s mega-watt personality. Doesn’t have that Super Bowl LI ring. Even his free-agent signing with the Packers, on a Saturday afternoon,..." June 12

  • Minicamp not mandatory for all Packers; vets excused once again

    ESPN "The word "mandatory" applies only to certain members of the Green Bay Packers when it comes to this week’s minicamp. For the second year in a row, coach Mike McCarthy excused selected veterans from what is the only mandatory event of the offseason workout schedule, he said during an interview..." June 12

  • Packers reveal Family Night details

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers will host their Family Night on Aug. 5 at Lambeau Field. The Packers' annual practice inside their home stadium will start at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The practice will include 11-on-11 sessions with live contact. Inside Lambeau Field, the event will..." June 10

  • Ty Detmer Confirms The Unthinkable: Brett Favre Really Didn't Know What A Nickel Defense Was

    The Big Lead "This week, it came to our attention that early in his career, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre had to ask Ty Detmer what a nickel defense was. Initially I assumed Favre was joking, that he was recounting a time he pretended not to know a basic football thing as a way of playing a practical..." June 10

  • Backup center Barclay benefiting from starter's reps

    Packers News "For the second time in as many years, starting center Corey Linsley is nothing more than an observer as the Green Bay Packers near the end of their offseason program. Linsley, 25, began last season on the physically unable to perform list with an injured hamstring. Now he is recovering from..." June 09

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Packers fans pick up cornerback Davon House from Minnesota airport after he misses flight back to Green Bay

    New York Daily News "Packers fans took House home. When Packers cornerback Davon House missed his flight back to Green Bay from Minnesota, he turned to fans to help him get back in time for OTAs. House posted on Twitter asking if he could hitch a ride back to Wisconsin with any Packers fan that was in..." June 07

  • Aaron Rodgers not at top of QB pay scale, but 'team appreciates me'

    ESPN "Earlier this offseason, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked whether the big deal that Mike Glennon got as a free agent amid rising salaries for quarterbacks across the board should lead to talk about a new deal of his own. Rodgers said he thinks “it has to,” but he doesn’t sound like..." June 06

  • Evolution could mean extinction for Packers' inside linebackers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The clubhouse leader for the most popular phrase among players and coaches with the Green Bay Packers is any version of “the way the league is trending.” Those six words — whose variants include “the way the league is going” and “in today’s NFL” — are repeated ad nauseam from coach Mike McCarthy..." June 05

  • Packers' undrafted RBs hoping to rise above the crowd

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Green shirts line Kalif Phillips’ closets, and for good reason. The undrafted free-agent running back wore the color at Kannapolis Middle School in Kannapolis, N.C. He wore it at A.L. Brown High School, too, as well as at North Carolina-Charlotte in college. So when asked if the color had..." June 04

  • How Eddie Lacy’s tackling his Seahawks weight plan

    Tri-City Herald "Eddie Lacy is from Louisiana. Like any authentic Cajun, he loves his food. REALLY loves his food. “What kinds of things? Eating. A lot,” the Seahawks’ new running back said at the end of the team’s first three days of organized-team-activities practices this week. That presents a problem..." June 04

  • Dougherty: Super scout best fit as next Packers GM

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "One of the best things the Green Bay Packers have going for them is their front-office structure. Since 1991 their general manager has had full control of football operations, and it has produced the NFL’s second-best winning percentage over that time. Along the way, they’ve also refined the..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Rookie Vogel well-positioned for Packers' punting job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "If the Green Bay Packers keep an undrafted rookie on their roster for the 13th straight year, the punter position appears to be the most likely spot. The Packers announced Thursday they were releasing Jacob Schum, their punter from 2016, leaving undrafted rookie Justin Vogel as the only..." June 02

  • Martellus Bennett takes issue with Whitlock’s position on racism against the rich

    Pro Football Talk "To the undoubted delight of Jamie Horowitz, Jason Whitlock of FS1 spent most of Thursday as a trending topic on Twitter because of something he said about LeBron James. Never mind the fact that most disagreed with Whitlock’s belief that, essentially, racism doesn’t count when it’s directed at the..." June 02

  • Packers fight in OTAs, which could be a bad sign

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After two years of relative tranquility, a fight broke out during the Green Bay Packers' practice Thursday involving offensive tackle Jason Spriggs and undrafted rookie linebacker Johnathan Calvin. The Packers were running team drills when Spriggs and Calvin began swinging wildly at each..." June 02

  • Ty Montgomery explains why he prefers RB to receiver

    NFL.com "For Ty Montgomery, embracing a full-time switch to running back wasn't about carving out a longer career -- just a more productive one. Drafted by the Packers in 2015 as a receiver, the 6-foot, 216-pound backfield convert recently explained his thinking: "Do I want to play in the NFL for a..." May 31

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • T.J. Lang on Ndamukong Suh: 'I’ve never played against a more literal psychopath'

    CBS Sports "Ndamukong Suh has been described as many things throughout his career. An All-Pro. A Pro Bowler. A force. A dirty player. Detroit Lions offensive lineman T.J. Lang, who played against Suh twice a year when he was with the Packers and Suh with the Lions, has another descriptor:..." May 31

  • Packers' Ty Montgomery prefers a shorter career at RB to a longer one at WR

    CBS Sports "Running backs tend to have the shortest shelf life of any skill position players in the NFL. The pounding they take on a play-to-play basis limits their ability to be effective for longer than a few years, with few exceptions. Nevertheless, Ty Montgomery of the Packers has decided that he..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Jerry Kramer hopes honor flight trip helps Vietnam veterans

    Wisconsin State Journal "A former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman is getting involved with an honor flight group to honor Vietnam veterans. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reported that Jerry Kramer went to Washington, D.C. with Vietnam veterans on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight Trip. The group visited the monuments..." May 29

  • Martellus Bennett making it a priority to get to know Aaron Rodgers

    Wisconsin State Journal "Martellus Bennett clearly is one smart dude. This is obvious not because he was able to rattle off a list of must-reads from his library — a list that includes, but is not limited to, Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy” and “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,” Paulo..." May 29

  • Former Packers president dies at 98

    Pro Football Talk "Judge Robert J. Parins, a former Packers president credited with transforming the franchise after 20 years of struggles, has died. He was 98. Upon his retirement, Judge Parins pushed for the hiring of Bob Harlan to take over the team. It marked a dramatic shift in the 66-year practice of..." May 28

  • Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does his bit to bring back TD celebrations

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Martellus Bennett made clear in March his disdain for NFL rules that put restrictions on touchdown celebrations. So when the Green Bay Packers tight end learned Tuesday the league was relaxing its policy, he felt vindicated. “They listened to me,” a bemused Bennett said at his locker after the..." May 28

  • Aaron Rodgers gifts offensive line $20,000 ATVs

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has always been in a giving mood when it comes to those tasked with protecting him on the football field. Even as his Packers start their off-season program and Rodgers is months away from being threatened by a hit on the field itself, the quarterback..." May 27

  • Full-time running back Ty Montgomery gets to keep No. 88

    Wisconsin State Journal "Officially a running back and no longer a wide receiver masquerading as a ball-carrier, Ty Montgomery made a few changes this offseason. He changed his eating habits. (No more counting calories.) He changed his mentality. (Greater confidence from a better understanding of the position.) He..." May 26

  • Damarious Randall: You’ll see why Packers believe in me this year

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers took a pair of defensive backs in the second round of this year’s draft, which didn’t come as a huge surprise after they lost a couple of members of last year’s 31st-ranked pass defense. One returning member of the cornerback corps says that it won’t just be new faces who are..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Dougherty: Thompson neglects Packers' pass rush at his peril

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The list of the 30 highest-paid players tells what you need to know about the NFL. Twenty-three of the 30 (based on average salary per year) are quarterbacks. Of the other seven, five are pass rushers. Teams speak with their wallets, and they’re saying the most important players on the field..." May 25

  • Aaron Rodgers: Martellus Bennett will bring ‘extreme confidence’ to Packers

    ALL 22 "The Green Bay Packers are coming off of a run to the NFC Championship game, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers says new tight end Martellus Bennett will bring a newfound swagger to the franchise. Bennett signed with the Packers after winning the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots last season...." May 24

  • Packers' Whitehead cited for driving 110 mph on I-43

    Packers News "Green Bay Packers safety Jermaine Whitehead was cited for driving 110 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone May 19, according to an incident report obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and three teammates were with him. Whitehead was stopped at 3:39 a.m. along a stretch of I-43 in the town of..." May 24