Packers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Packers' robust draft revs up roster battles

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It has become a spring tradition to get acquainted with a fresh batch of undrafted rookies on the Green Bay Packers’ 90-man roster. Under general manager Ted Thompson, no NFL team has built a stronger reputation for giving undrafted players a true shot at winning a job. At least one undrafted..." May 23

  • Packers could mirror Patriots' offense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After the Green Bay Packers’ busiest offseason transaction period in more than a decade, their total remake of the tight end position still stands out as the most significant change. It was Martellus Bennett’s signing on free agency’s first full day that got the ball rolling. Bennett’s arrival..." May 22

  • Packers' cornerback jobs up for grabs

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It’s easy to forget now, but Davon House walked away from a likely starting cornerback job in the Green Bay Packers' secondary two years ago. Spring 2015 also was the same offseason the Packers let Tramon Williams sign with the Cleveland Browns. That turned out to be prescient. Williams, who’d..." May 20

  • Mike McCarthy trusts his process, and Dom Capers

    Pro Football Talk "Packers coach Mike McCarthy has proven he’s willing to stick with the people he trusts. It worked before in the case of kicker Mason Crosby, and now he’s applying the same principle to defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Just as he was willing to ride out Crosby’s 2012 slump and has been..." May 19

  • Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jones

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers used four draft picks on defensive players last month. Both of their second-round picks play in the secondary. Both are now under contract. PFT has confirmed that the Packers have agreed to terms with second-round safety Josh Jones. The 61st overall pick played college football at..." May 19

  • 9 NFL players who could be traded before the start of the 2017 season

    Fox Sports "We don't see too many trades in the NFL, and that's a shame — trading is one of the most interesting parts of sports. Ultimately, it's difficult for teams to pull the trigger on a deal — often a player that's being shopped in a trade is one that is also likely to be cut from the roster. Why give..." May 19

  • Aaron Rodgers helps high school class avoid final

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers just made life easier for a group of high school kids. Thanks to Rodgers being on top of his Twitter account, these kids do not have to take their Sports Literature high school final. Note Rodgers’ #PayItForwardFriday mention. Now these kids have at..." May 19

  • Packers must develop young OL depth

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In what amounted to a buzzer-beater signing, the Green Bay Packers settled their starting offensive line one day before the NFL draft. General manager Ted Thompson signed former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowler Jahri Evans to be the Packers’ starting right guard, replacing T.J. Lang. Evans, who..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Packers could have two new starting corners: Kevin King and Davon House

    ESPN "With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror, and organized team activities and minicamps in full swing, here’s a starting lineup projection for the Green Bay Packers: OFFENSE QB: Aaron Rodgers: If Rodgers can start this season the way he ended last year -- with 18 touchdowns and no..." May 16

  • Packers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel has foot surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Packers rookie linebacker Vince Biegel might miss the start of training camp, after needing foot surgery. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the fourth-round pick from Wisconsin had surgery last week to repair a Jones fracture. The same problem cost him two games last year at..." May 15

  • Packers: Arrival of 5 rookie running backs creates instant competition

    Wisconsin State Journal "As a noted baseball enthusiast, Ron Wolf would always compare his NFL draft philosophy as the Green Bay Packers’ general manager to that of a hitter in search of a home run: The more at-bats and more swings you get, the better your chances of hitting one out of the park. Considering Wolf’s Pro..." May 15

  • Former Packers DE Clarence Williams passes away

    Sportsnaut "Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Clarence Williams passed away last week at the age of 70, the team announced on Saturday. Williams, an original 11th round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, was traded to Green Bay prior to the start of the 1970 season. The former Prairie View A&M star would go..." May 14

  • Tom Brady reveals he plays as Seahawks or Packers in 'Madden'

    ESPN "Three months after winning his fifth Super Bowl ring, Tom Brady just won an offseason title too. The New England Patriots quarterback was selected to be on the cover of "Madden NFL 18," becoming the oldest player to appear on the cover of the popular EA Sports game. Brady, who will turn 40 in..." May 13

  • Packers set date for training camp opener

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers will report to training camp Wednesday, July 26, with the first practice set for the following day, the team announced Thursday. Because of ongoing work to prepare Ray Nitschke Field for training camp, the Packers said it will be standing-room only for fans attending the..." May 12

  • Aaron Rodgers: We have to be better when our best is needed

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers were 4-6 and in danger of missing the playoffs last season before they reeled off eight straight wins to advance to the NFC title game. Their run came screeching to a halt during that game in Atlanta, however. The Falcons were up 24-0 at halftime and cruised to a 44-21 win that left..." May 12

  • Packers Sign Top Pick CB Kevin King

    Pro Football Rumors "The Packers have signed rookie cornerback Kevin King (Twitter link via Field Yates of ESPN.com). Green Bay traded down from the No. 29 selection and acquired picks at No. 33 and No. 108. King, taken with the first pick in the second round, is their top draft pick in the 2017 class. As a senior,..." May 11

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Report: Bills interviewing Packers exec Brian Gutekunst

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are bringing Panthers executive Brandon Beane back for a second interview for their vacant General Manager job, which signals that things went well the first time around and might suggest the Bills are zeroing in on a choice to replace Doug Whaley. That may be the case, but the door..." May 08

  • Grooming Taysom Hill could help Packers deal Hundley

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As long as the Green Bay Packers have Aaron Rodgers, the quarterbacks they add to their roster will be backups looking to groom themselves for a starting job somewhere else. Nevertheless, general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy haven’t been afraid of adding quarterbacks,..." May 08

  • Tryout players among strongest group in his tenure, Mike McCarthy says

    Wisconsin State Journal "The weekend began with the mundane welcome-to-the-NFL tasks of having headshot photos taken, issuing equipment and getting the lay of the Lambeau Field land. Then, on Thursday night, after the Day 1 busy work was over, Mike McCarthy, an Academy Award-winning motion picture producer trapped in..." May 07

  • Hand injury only downer in Vince Biegel's dream day

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The charming Wisconsin narrative for outside linebacker Vince Biegel hit a speed bump Friday during the very first practice of rookie orientation. Biegel, a fourth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, left the field with a hand injury and did not return. “I was just jamming the tight end at..." May 06

  • Eddie Lacy makes a fortune at charity garage sale

    Yardbarker "Eddie Lacy held a charity garage sale in Wisconsin on Friday, and it was a huge success. Lacy signed with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. Knowing that he would be moving, Lacy decided to hold a garage sale in..." May 06

  • Colt Lyerla found day after escaping jail, treated for drug overdose

    Oregonian "Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla was found Friday in an apparent overdose and hospitalized after he escaped Thursday from Washington County custody, officials said Friday. Lyerla had been at the Washington County Community Correction Center previously arrested for forgery, drug..." May 06

  • Josh Jones prepared for hybrid safety role

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "By almost anyone else’s standards, this football sin was forgivable. No position in college football is more unfortunate than the open field against Lamar Jackson. The Louisville quarterback is a Heisman Trophy winner, a one-man highlight reel, able to house it from 70 yards at any moment. Josh..." May 05

  • Hartman: Jones says Vikings defense suits him better than Green Bay's

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before defensive lineman Datone Jones signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Vikings — and after he came to Minnesota in March and met with coach Mike Zimmer and defensive line coach Andre Patterson — he was Green Bay’s first-round pick in 2013. Rivals tend to not want their players..." May 05

  • Packers get busy, sign 20 new contracts

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers are doing business in bulk this afternoon. The team announced that in addition to a 15-man undrafted rookie class, they’ve also signed five of their 10 draft picks. They signed fifth-round wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey and running back Aaron Jones, sixth-round guard Kofi Amichia,..." May 05

  • Assessing potential impact of Packers' draft picks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The keys to successful drafting are preparation, taking advantage of the strengths of each draft and understanding your roster. Ted Thompson’s results over the weekend, his 13th draft for the Green Bay Packers, showed a more flexible general manager starting the day before the draft. If..." May 01

  • Packers waive Don Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers drafted three running backs on the final day of the draft and coach Mike McCarthy said that those additions did not change anything about Ty Montgomery’s spot at the top of the team’s depth chart. It has led to at least one change to the makeup of the running back group, however...." May 01

  • Packers exercise HaHa Clinton-Dix’s 2018 option

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There Green Bay Packers had never exercised a fifth-year option of one of their first-round picks since the option became part of the collective bargaining agreement in 2011. Of course, they never had a first-rounder like safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during that span, either. The Packers..." May 01

  • After drafting three running backs, Packers boot Christine Michael

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers spent Day 3 of the draft bolstering their depth at running back, and Christine Michael is the latest casualty of that strategy. Michael will be released, ESPN reports. Michael is the second Packers running back to get cut today, following Don Jackson. In March the Packers signed..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Report: Packers came close to trading Brett Hundley on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "As the Packers added new players during the draft, they also looked to unload one of their current players. Green Bay was shopping backup quarterback Brett Hundley and came close to making a deal on the second day of the draft, ESPN reports. There’s no word on which teams the Packers talked to..." April 30

  • Kevin King, alone in green room, taken first in Round 2 by Packers

    Yardbarker "Washington cornerback Kevin King was one of many prospects invited attend the 2017 NFL Draft. He was not the only one to go undrafted in Thursday’s first round but according to Fox’s Charles Davis, he was the only one to return on Friday. It ended up being a good move for King. He was not in..." April 29

  • Aaron Rodgers Has Moved on From Olivia Munn to Baywatch Actress Kelly Rohrbach

    TMZ "Aaron Rodgers was spotted at an L.A. golf course Thursday with a very attractive blonde -- and we're told it's "Baywatch" actress Kelly Rohrbach. Just a few weeks after reports surfaced he split with longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn -- the Green Bay Packers quarterback hit up the Westchester..." April 28

  • Chargers, Jets, Bucs among teams calling about No. 33

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers said they are open for business when it came to trade discussions involving the No. 33 pick and their baiting of the hook appears to be getting some nibbles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers, Jets and Buccaneers are among the teams calling the Packers about making a..." April 28

  • DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer may not have to wait long to hear his name called on day two of the NFL Draft. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers are receiving trade interest in the No. 33 pick — the first one of the second round — but may stay put and..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • King could meet Packers' biggest need

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers can trade up, they can trade down or they can stay where they are and exercise the 29th selection on Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft. Maybe it will be on opening night. Or maybe it will be in the second round and third rounds Friday night. No matter..." April 27

  • Packers receiver Geronimo Allison settles marijuana charge

    Packers News "Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison will pay a $330.50 fine to settle a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after it was amended to a Manitowoc County ordinance violation. The plea agreement was reached Tuesday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court. His sentence also includes..." April 27

  • Packers sign 6-time Pro Bowler Jahri Evans

    Fanrag Sports "The Packers have signed former Saints guard Jahri Evans, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Last month, Evans wrote the following message to the Saints and New Orleans, from his Twitter account: “Thank you. Nola is a great place I enjoyed playing in the one of the most..." April 26

  • Aaron Rodgers tweets he could play another 12 years

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers is in the best shape of his career because he wants to play for as long as he can. But does he want to play another 12 years? Rodgers recently found out this past Sunday that it was 12 years ago when the Green Bay Packers drafted him at No. 24 overall. So he responded by saying..." April 26

  • Jon Gruden: Not drafting Aaron Rodgers is 'one of the greatest regrets in my lifetime'

    ESPN "The day before the 2005 NFL draft, Aaron Rodgers joked with a few other prospects that they should throw some money in a pool to see who would be the last one called out of the green room at the Javits Convention Center in New York. By the time Rodgers was picked at No. 24 by the Green Bay..." April 26

  • Packers likely to add to defensive line even with recent additions

    Wisconsin State Journal "Defensive line might be the NFL draft’s most mistake-laden and most disappointment-filled position. And the Green Bay Packers have hardly been immune. It’s where Mike Sherman’s coach/general manager tenure unraveled because of a combination of bad draft picks (most notably 2001 first-rounder..." April 25

  • T.J. Lang expects to be ready for camp after having offseason surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions made an early splash in free agency when they signed guard T.J. Lang away from the Packers to assist them in their quest to finish above Green Bay in the NFC North. Their desire to add Lang wasn’t slowed by the fact that he needed a pair of surgeries after the Packers’ season ended..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Packers in prime position to trade down in draft

    Packers News "Just once in Ted Thompson’s 12 drafts for the Green Bay Packers has the general manager traded out of the first round. It worked out so well that one of his peers in the league suggested the Packers should try to do it again Thursday in Round 1 of the NFL draft. In 2008, the Packers were set..." April 24