Packers Rumors & News

  • NFL interviews Harrison, Matthews, Peppers for probe "The NFL has completed three of the four player interviews related to its performance-enhancing drug investigation stemming from an Al Jazeera America report, sources with knowledge of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The league has interviewed Green Bay Packers teammates..." August 25

  • Packers seem ready to get Aaron Rodgers on the field

    Fox Sports "Spotting Aaron Rodgers in the preseason is getting more difficult every year, but it sounds like the Green Bay Packers are just about ready to give fans their only glimpse of the two-time league MVP in Friday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers was never going to play in the..." August 23

  • Jordy Nelson returns to individual drills in practice

    Yardbarker "Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was scheduled to take a major step in his return Monday by participating in individual drills at practice. Nelson was activated off the physically unable to perform list last week, but the Packers aren’t rushing him back. He led the team in receptions and..." August 22

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers to focus on individual work

    ESPN "Even if Jordy Nelson doesn’t play in the final two preseason games of the season -- and that’s entirely possible considering his first practice of training camp will come on Monday -- the Green Bay Packers plan to give the Pro Bowl wide receiver plenty of work with quarterback Aaron..." August 20

  • Mike Neal’s reversal invites speculation as to the reason for it

    Pro Football Talk "As of Thursday, free-agent defensive lineman Mike Neal was determined not to meet with the NFL regarding the league’s PED investigation arising from December’s Al Jazeera documentary. As of Friday, Neal had done a 180. So why did he do it? Let’s speculate as to the potential reasons. First,..." August 20

  • Lacy powers Packers past Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One series was all Eddie Lacy needed. Lacy carried nine times for 45 yards and scored the opening touchdown, highlighting the Green Bay Packers' 20-12 victory over the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game on Thursday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat out..." August 19

  • Mike Neal decides to speak to NFL investigators about Al Jazeera PEDs report

    USA Today "The fourth active player targeted by the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug probe has decided to speak to league investigators after all. Free-agent linebacker Mike Neal has agreed to be interviewed, one day after Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh..." August 19

  • Three players to meet with NFL on reported steroid allegations

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to meet with NFL investigators as demanded by the league, who threatened suspension if the players fail to do so regarding steroid allegations stemming from an Al-Jazeera..." August 18

  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years for drugging, raping women

    Chicago Tribune "Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges arising from the allegations..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • Aaron Rodgers has harsh words for NFL, says league tries to 'bully' players

    CBS Sports "When it comes to the iron fist of the NFL, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a unique perspective on the league's latest attempt to suspend several players. Not only is Rodgers teammates with two of the players who are being threatened with suspension -- Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews --..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Jordy Nelson passes physical, cleared to return to practice

    Pro Football Talk "Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson has passed his physical and been activated from the physically unable to perform list, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Wednesday. Nelson, who missed all of last season after tearing his right ACL in a preseason game, felt some discomfort in his knee while..." August 17

  • Packers GM: No contingency plan for Matthews, Peppers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aside from general manager Ted Thompson’s declaration of support for his two embattled stars, there was a deafening silence surrounding the future of Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. Less than 24 hours after the NFL threw down the gauntlet in front of four players..." August 17

  • Report: Players yet to decide whether to consent to PED interviews

    The Score "The four players named in an Al Jazeera America PED report - James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and Mike Neal - have yet to decide whether to consent to be interviewed by the NFL, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. The league informed the NFL Players Association on..." August 17

  • Packers receiver out 4-6 weeks after hand surgery

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers’ roster battle at wide receiver got a little clearer in the short term and a little muddier long-term. We learned over the weekend that Jeff Janis had a broken bone in his hand and that his timetable for recovery was unknown. However, on Monday following practice, Janis spoke..." August 16

  • Aaron Rodgers: We need more guys who feel comfortable speaking their mind

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers agrees with the idea that NFL players should speak out on social issues more often. But the Green Bay Packers quarterback believes the NFL's culture discourages its players from being more vocal. Speaking in an interview on ESPN Wisconsin's "Wilde & Tausch" last week, Rodgers said..." August 16

  • NFL Issues Ultimatum to James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Others About PEDs

    Pro Football Talk "Although the NFL’s investigation into allegations that four players used performance-enhancing drugs has cooled down, it may soon heat up again. The four players — Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent defensive end Mike Neal —..." August 16

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Eddie Lacy feels 'more explosive' than 2015

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was just four carries — coming on the first four plays of the game — but Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was pleased with his preseason debut Friday against the Cleveland Browns. He had good reason to be. Lacy gained 24 yards in his short sample size, averaging six yards per rush...." August 15

  • Packers prevail in Robert Griffin III's Browns debut

    The Sports Xchange "Two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers watched his undrafted teammates, Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams, lead the Green Bay Packers past the Cleveland Browns 17-11 in the preseason opener for both teams on Friday night. The Packers led 10-5 at halftime on the strength of a late touchdown..." August 13

  • Playing new position, Datone Jones gets his second 'rookie' season off to good start

    ESPN "As a rookie, Datone Jones injured his ankle on the first play of his first NFL preseason game. The injury affected him the rest of the year. Three years later, the Green Bay Packers’ 2013 first-round pick considers himself something of a rookie again, having been moved from the defensive line..." August 13

  • Packers WR Jeff Janis has fracture in right hand

    ESPN "Green Bay Packers receiver Jeff Janis could miss significant time the rest of this preseason because of the hand injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday. According to a source, Janis sustained a fracture to at least one of the bones in his right hand. Janis did not play in Friday's..." August 13

  • Aaron Rodgers ready for season 'right now'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aaron Rodgers walked onto the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium field a little more than three hours before Sunday’s scheduled kickoff, and the painted end zone felt like “plastic” under his feet. He thought it was strange. The surface was unlike anything he ever had encountered on an NFL field...." August 10

  • Blake Martinez strives to be 3-down LB

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Three months before the NFL draft, Blake Martinez wanted to be a first-round pick. Of course he did. Every college football star foresees bright lights and short waits before hearing his name called on draft night. Martinez was no different. “I was like, ‘OK, I want to get drafted super..." August 09

  • Packers to activate Ty Montgomery, Jared Cook and Sam Barrington off PUP list

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers' lengthy list of nonparticipants should look a little leaner this week. On Tuesday, head coach Mike McCarthy announced that wide receiver Ty Montgomery, tight end Jared Cook and linebacker Sam Barrington will practice for the first time since training camp opened, signaling..." August 09

  • NFL executive Troy Vincent accepts responsibility for field conditions at Hall of Fame Game

    ESPN "In a memo sent to all 32 teams today, which was obtained by ESPN, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent accepted ultimate responsibility for Sunday's playing-field fiasco that resulted in the Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts being canceled. "While the..." August 09

  • NFL intentionally kept fans in the dark at Hall of Fame Game

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL experienced one of its most embarrassing moments in league history on Sunday night when the Hall of Fame Game was cancelled, and one report claims fans were intentionally deceived after the decision was made final. Because of a mishap with the painting of the midfield and end zone logos..." August 08

  • Hall of Fame game canceled due to field concerns

    Fox 6 Now "FOX6 News has learned the Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pro Football Hall of Fame Game set for Sunday evening, August 7th has been cancelled due to turf concerns. Apparently there is an issue with the condition of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium after Saturday night’s..." August 08

  • Joe Callahan expected to start at quarterback for Packers Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Saturday night saw one of the greatest Packers quarterbacks of all time get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sunday night will reportedly see an unknown one get the first snaps of the exhibition season. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Joe Callahan will get the..." August 07

  • Kuhn writes heartfelt farewell to Packers fans

    Yardbarker "During his nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, fullback John Kuhn was a fan favorite. The Green Bay faithful cheered when he touched the football, and loved chanting “Kuuuuuuuuuhhnnnnn” at Lambeau Field and on the road. This week, Kuhn signed a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Saints,..." August 07

  • Packers to host Kellen Winslow Jr.

    The Score "Free-agent tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is set to work out for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It'll be Winslow's first visit with an NFL team since he opted to resume his career in March, notes Rapoport." August 06

  • Brett Favre wished injury upon starters as backup QB

    ESPN "Brett Favre's record for consecutive starts makes even more sense now; he feared his backups would think the way he did. Favre didn’t spent much time behind anyone -- he became a college starter midway through his freshman year at Southern Miss and an NFL starter early in his second year -- but..." August 06

  • Favre didn't know about dual-jersey display

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brett Favre thinks his Hall of Fame display is “pretty cool”, but until he saw it for the first time Friday morning he was not aware that a Minnesota Vikings No. 4 jersey was hanging in it next to his Packers No. 4. Favre didn’t have any reaction to the dual acknowledgment, but he knows Packers..." August 06

  • John Kuhn, longtime Packers fullback, to sign with Saints

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints plan to sign longtime Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn to a one-year deal, according to a source. ESPN first reported the deal on Friday evening, which will add a veteran to the Saints' fullback competition. Kuhn should be at The Greenbrier in time for practice on..." August 06

  • Packers' McCarthy won't give up play-calling duties again

    The Score "Lesson learned. Amid a disappointing and frustrating 2015 season for a typically dominant Green Bay Packers offense, Mike McCarthy made the surprise decision to hand play-calling duties to assistant Tom Clements. When the change didn't yield any more acceptable results, McCarthy eventually..." August 05

  • Packers WR Ty Montgomery reveals severity of ankle surgery

    ESPN "Ty Montgomery sees the tweets and other social media posts about him. He knows there’s an element of Green Bay Packers fans who can’t understand why it’s taken him so long to come back from an ankle injury that occurred way back on Oct. 18. The second-year receiver says he tries not to let it..." August 04

  • Report says Aaron and Jordan Rodgers don’t speak due to Olivia Munn

    US Magazine "The juiciest drama surrounding The Bachelorette happened off-camera. During the course of the season, Jordan Rodgers — who became engaged to star JoJo Fletcher on the Monday, August 1, finale — spoke about his family's strained relationship with his brother Aaron Rodgers, the starting..." August 04

  • Packers WR Ty Montgomery reveals severity of ankle surgery

    ESPN "Ty Montgomery sees the tweets and other social media posts about him. He knows there’s an element of Green Bay Packers fans who can’t understand why it’s taken him so long to come back from an ankle injury that occurred way back on Oct. 18. The second-year receiver says he tries not to let it..." August 03

  • Jordan Rodgers ‘absolutely’ wants brother Aaron at wedding

    Larry Brown Sports "Jordan Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, ended up winning the latest season of “The Bachelorette.” He’s now engaged to JoJo Fletcher, which leads us to the following question: Will Aaron be invited to the wedding? While filming “The Bachelorette,” Jordan..." August 03

  • James Jones to sign with San Diego Chargers "With wide receiver Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery on a torn meniscus, the San Diego Chargers tested out three potential replacements Tuesday. They settled on James Jones. The Chargers are signing long-time Green Bay Packers wideout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a..." August 02

  • Odell Beckham Jr., Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers silent as NFL lacks star power of NBA’s anti-violence movement

    New York Daily News "Rueben Randle doesn’t know what exactly he wants to do yet. He just knows he wants to do something. The Philadelphia Eagles receiver grew up a few hours north of Baton Rouge, in Bastrop, La., then spent three years in Baton Rouge while attending LSU. He has friends and family strewn throughout..." August 02

  • Aaron Rodgers' brother Jordan is the winner of 'The Bachelorette'

    CBS Sports "Jordan Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, participated in the most recent season of "The Bachelorette." On Monday night, it was revealed that he was the winner of the competition for JoJo Fletcher's heart. The couple is getting married, at a date still to be..." August 02

  • 'It's like a marriage': Aaron Rodgers, young receivers continue relationship-building

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers spent a good part of his offseason improving his relationship with his brothers. No, we’re not talking about the way the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s personal life became a subject of public discussion after his relationship with his family became a plotline on ABC’s “The..." July 30

  • Eddie Lacy, James Starks could split carries to start season

    Larry Brown Sports "Eddie-Lacy-slim There may be something of a running back by committee in the Green Bay Packers backfield this season. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky appeared on SiriusXM’s Next Level Fantasy Football show and told host Mike Clay that the Packers could use Eddie Lacy and James Starks to split carries,..." July 30

  • Richard Rodgers hopes lighter means faster

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There were times last fall when Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers' body took "a toll" even as he casually walked. His feet hurt. Back ached. The rigors of an NFL season beat him up. Rodgers carried as much as 275 pounds, he said. Same weight as some defensive ends. He wasn't on the..." July 29

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Eddie Lacy is back in training camp and might just be in good shape

    CBS Sports "Approximately 245 articles have been written about Eddie Lacy's weight over the past year. The Packers running back showed up looking a bit bigger than expected before the 2015 season and never got his weight right, struggling throughout the year, getting benched and then getting blasted after the..." July 27

  • Packers release DL B.J. McBryde and RB Don Jackson

    ACME Packing Company "On the eve of training camp, the Green Bay Packers continue to tinker with their roster. In addition to declaring six players physically unable to perform, the team released defensive lineman B.J. McBryde and running back Don Jackson. Of the two, McBryde spent the most time in Green Bay. He..." July 26