Packers Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Ha Ha Clinton Dix next in line for new deals

    ESPN "What do Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix have in common? They're probably next up on the Green Bay Packers' list of players who will receive contract extensions. Not that any deals are imminent, but team president Mark Murphy indicated the future of all three are currently..." March 27

  • Martellus Bennett pledges to donate jersey sales profit

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers’ official online team store is full of jersey options for potential buyers, its stock including Aaron Rodgers’ top-selling No. 12, Jordy Nelson’s No. 87, Randall Cobb’s 18 and Clay Matthews‘ 52. Martellus Bennett’s jersey is not yet available. There is added incentive for that..." March 25

  • Aaron Rodgers gives a surprising reason why he was overlooked coming out of HS

    Fox Sports "It’s no secret that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t the most highly-rated recruit coming out of high school. The story of how the two-time NFL MVP had to take a detour through Butte Community College on his way to becoming a star is well documented at this point, but exactly why..." March 25

  • Dougherty: Packers' emphasis on explosiveness

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The first step toward dealing with a problem is acknowledging it, right? So this offseason, Ted Thompson has acknowledged the shortage of explosive players on the Green Bay Packers’ defense. Not in anything the team’s general manager has said. That isn’t how to judge NFL GMs, especially this..." March 24

  • Packers passed on meeting with Adrian Peterson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Packers considered bringing in free agent RB Adrian Peterson for a visit, but elected to pass on a potential meeting. Two NFL sources tell Fowler that they believe Peterson is still a free agent because his initial asking price was too high. Ben..." March 24

  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers fans should be excited

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has turned R-E-L-A-X into a catchphrase of sorts over the years, but that’s not the message he’s sending to the team’s fans ahead of the 2017 season. Rodgers noted how the team played offensively down the stretch last season and the additions of tight end..." March 24

  • Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88 following a long illness. Matthews played parts of four seasons for the 49ers (1950,..." March 24

  • Packers exploring ways of filling roster holes

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Look at the numbers, and you can feel a little queasy. The Green Bay Packers are bleeding football players this offseason. Seven unrestricted free agents. More than 3,500 snaps. All gone. But those are just the numbers, and the numbers only show one side of this spring. The other side: how..." March 23

  • Martellus Bennett scoffs at NFL’s training video for celebrations

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is preparing a training video that will show players which types of celebrations are allowed, and which ones will draw 15-yard penalties. Packers tight end Martellus Bennett does not plan to watch. In a series of messages on Twitter, Bennett took aim at the NFL and executive V.P. of..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Packers Sign DT Ricky Jean Francois To One-Year, $3M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed DT Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract on Thursday. It’s worth mentioning that signing Jean Francois to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released. The Seahawks and Bears..." March 23

  • Packers ‘have some interest’ in Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Peterson hasn’t received much interest around the league since free agency kicked off, but one team could be looking at him with interest. “The Green Bay Packers have some interest in a visit with Peterson, but it’s believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock..." March 23

  • Packers re-sign Christine Michael

    Pro Football Talk "After arriving in Green Bay midway through the 2016 season, running back Christine Michael will stick around for 2017. Michael has re-signed with the Packers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Packers, who said goodbye to Eddie Lacy this offseason, expect to start Ty Montgomery at running..." March 23

  • Ricky Jean-Francois to visit Packers

    Fanrag Sports "Ricky Jean-Francois’ surprise Washington Redskins release has generated a quick market for the defensive end. He’s now keeping fans updated on his free agent itinerary, and he’ll visit a place not exactly synonymous with March activity. Jean-Francois has already visited the Seahawks and Bears..." March 22

  • NFL personnel director compares Mitch Trubisky to Aaron Rodgers

    Sportsnaut "It’s still not known which quarterback will be off the board first when the 2017 NFL Draft comes calling next month. This is one of the most wide-open classes we have seen in some time. Though, it wouldn’t be a major surprise to those who follow the draft process if former North Carolina..." March 22

  • Packers envision hybrid role for Kenny Clark

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Looking back, there is a touch of simplicity in the idea that former first-round pick Kenny Clark was drafted as a like-for-like replacement for veteran nose tackle B.J. Raji. Clark, who left school after his junior season and before his 21st birthday, joined the Green Bay Packers following the..." March 21

  • McGinn: Bennett, Kendricks bring toughness

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Green Bay Packers lost guard T.J. Lang and running back Eddie Lacy within the span of 48 hours last week, they lost more than just two starters. Lang and Lacy were certifiable tough guys who played significant roles in the Packers’ important shift on offense from pure finesse to..." March 20

  • Dougherty: Probing Packers' practice plan

    Packers News "During the telecast of last season’s NFC championship game, Fox game analyst Troy Aikman wondered whether the Green Bay Packers’ practice schedule was the reason they were so banged up at season’s end. A point worth considering, because the Packers are one of only a handful of teams that don’t..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • New Raiders TE Jared Cook compares Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers

    Sportsnaut "Veteran tight end Jared Cook is surely happy to have found a home. After spending last season with the Green Bay Packers, the 29-year-old veteran signed with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. It was a big move for a Raiders offense that didn’t get much at all from the tight end position last..." March 17

  • Lacy can earn $55K for each successful weigh-in

    ESPN "The $385,000 weight clause in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seattle Seahawks is based on him hitting specific benchmarks on seven separate occasions, a league source told ESPN's Field Yates. For each weigh-in that Lacy reaches his target number, he can make $55,000. The numbers are 255..." March 17

  • Raiders signing TE Jared Cook

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders have reportedly added more speed to their offense, as tight end Jared Cook is set to sign a deal with the AFC West club. We already know this will make Derek Carr a happy camper, as he reportedly was heavily recruiting Cook to join him in Oakland. One of the most..." March 16

  • Datone Jones “hungry” to sack Aaron Rodgers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Datone Jones is the latest player to switch sides in the Vikings-Packers rivalry, and he’s already talking a bit of smack. The defensive end signed a one-year, $3.75 million free-agent deal Tuesday with Minnesota after spending his first four years with Green Bay. He’s ready now to go after..." March 15

  • Vikings add former Packers 1st-rounder Datone Jones

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings continue to stay close to home for free agents. They announced they had signed former Packers first-rounder Datone Jones, the latest in a string of links between the NFC North rivals. Jones, who has converted from defensive end to outside linebacker, was Green Bay’s 2013..." March 15

  • Martellus Bennett on what he can do in Packers offense: 'I can do a lot of s---'

    CBS Sports "It didn’t take long for Martellus Bennett to demonstrate to reporters who cover the Packers what he’ll be giving them on a weekly basis: perfect quotes. On Tuesday, the recently signed Packers tight end spoke to reporters on a conference call. During that call, he was asked about what he can..." March 15

  • Jared Cook To Visit Raiders If No Deal With Vikings, OAK “Strong Landing Spot”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent TE Jared Cook is expected to visit with the Raiders if he leaves his meeting with the Vikings without a contract. According to Rapoport, Oakland is considered to be a “strong landing spot” for him. The Lions, Bills and Bears have also come..." March 14

  • Davon House returning to Packers after Jaguars release

    ESPN "The Packers are reuniting with one of their own and at a position where they need the most help. Cornerback Davon House will sign a one-year contract with the Packers, a source told ESPN. House spent the first four years of his career in Green Bay but left in 2015 free agency for a..." March 14

  • Ty Montgomery keeping No. 88

    Pro Football Talk "Ty Montgomery is staying at running back, and Montgomery recently tweeted that he’s keeping his No. 88. Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said after last season that Montgomery would likely change his number since he was changing positions. Montgomery originally moved from wide receiver to running..." March 13

  • Eddie Lacy says Vikings visit was ‘pretty cool’

    Larry Brown Sports "Eddie Lacy visited with a team on Sunday that has been a division rival for him through his first four seasons in the NFL, and it sounds like it went well. Lacy, a free agent, had a meeting with the Minnesota Vikings, and he told ESPN’s Ben Goessling that it was “pretty cool.” Lacy’s next..." March 13

  • Martellus Bennett has a new number after fan vote

    Fox Sports "The Green Bay Packers’ prized free-agent acquisition has a new number, thanks to some help from fans. Martellus Bennett reached out to his Twitter followers Saturday and gave them four options: 80, 84, 85, or 86, opting not to include the No. 88 he wore last year with the Patriots because Ty..." March 13

  • T.J. Lang down to Lions, Packers and Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent offensive lineman T.J. Lang is closing in on a decision. Lang said in a TV appearance in his hometown of Detroit that he’s down to three teams. The Lions are one; the Seahawks and Packers are the others. “I felt like those are the three teams ready to win now and have a great..." March 12

  • Seahawks “Focusing” On Adrian Peterson & Eddie Lacy

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post reports that the Seahawks are focusing on free agent running backs Eddie Lacy and Adrian Peterson and remain committed to signing a veteran running back. Seattle has already met with Lacy and is reportedly hosting Peterson for a visit today. Beyond that,..." March 12

  • T.J. Lang coming home to Detroit Lions on 3-year deal

    Detroit Free Press "The visits are over, and now T.J. Lang has made his decision. Lang, the former Birmingham Brother Rice and Eastern Michigan star, agreed to a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, his agent Mike McCartney tweeted. Lang replaces Larry Warford as the Lions' starting right..." March 12

  • Seahawks in great position to sign former Packers guard T.J. Lang

    ALL 22 "The Green Bay Packers are hoping to re-sign Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang this offseason, but by letting him get to free agency they’re running a significant risk. And it sounds like that risk might wind up costing them, as Lang just wrapped up a visit with the Seattle Seahawks and is reportedly..." March 12

  • Martellus Bennett deal is indeed worth $21 million over three years

    Pro Football Talk "No, Martellus Bennett’s contract isn’t worth $18.45 million over three years. It’s a standard three-year, $21 million, based on how contracts are typically valued and digested. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Bennett got a $6.3 million signing bonus. He’ll also receive a $900,000 base..." March 11

  • Inside the Nick Perry deal

    Pro Football Talk "Largely a disappointment in the first four years of his career (the Packers didn’t exercise his fifth-year option), Packers linebacker and former first-rounder Nick Perry parlayed one season as a 12-game starter into a major payday. (The 11 sacks helped.) Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 11

  • Source: Packers didn’t offer Jared Cook more than Martellus Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "An unexpected skirmish has emerged in the aftermath of Green Bay’s decision to pull the plug on talks with tight end Jared Cook and to sign Martellus Bennett instead. In response to reports/suggestions that the Packers were close to paying Cook more than the three years, $18.45 million that..." March 11

  • Packers sign tight end Lance Kendricks

    Pro Football Talk "Another day, another free agent tight end in Green Bay. The Packers are signing free agent tight end Lance Kendricks today, after signing free agent tight end Martellus Bennett yesterday. Kendricks was cut by the Rams this week. He caught 50 passes for 499 yards last season." March 11

  • Packers re-sign offensive lineman Don Barclay

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are about to lose a second starting offensive lineman, but they kept a backup. Via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have re-signed center-guard Don Barclay to a one-year, $1.3 million deal." March 10

  • Packers have contacted Connor Barwin

    247 Sports "Connor Barwin was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles due to cost issues. And now the Green Bay Packers are looking to possibly sign the defensive lineman. According to Bill Huber of Scout, the Packers are one of multiple teams that have been in contact with Barwin since his release...." March 10

  • Packers To Sign Martellus Bennett

    Pro Football Rumors "Just after learning they wouldn’t re-sign Jared Cook, the Packers have added a new tight. Green Bay has agreed to sign Martellus Bennett, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link)." March 10

  • Julius Peppers returning home to Carolina Panthers

    Charlotte Observer "Former Carolina Panthers defensive end and future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers is returning to where it all started. The former two-sport star at UNC and North Carolina native has agreed to terms with the Panthers. His agent, Carl Carey, tweeted a picture of Peppers Friday taken the night the..." March 10

  • Packers restructure suspended DT Letroy Guion's deal

    ESPN "The Green Bay Packers are standing by suspended defensive tackle Letroy Guion. The team restructured the final two years of his contract, according to a source, and Guion signed it on Friday -- three days after the NFL announced it had suspended him for the first four games of this season...." March 10

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