Packers Rumors & News

  • Packers sign Travis Manning, a rookie free agent cornerback

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers announced two roster moves on Thursday afternoon, one which had been expected and the other coming as new information. The team announced the signing of wide receiver and 2015 third-round pick Ty Montgomery to his rookie deal, but that was reported on Wednesday. The new..." May 23

  • Packers sign 3rd-round pick Ty Montgomery

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers have come to terms with another member of their 2015 draft class. Third-round pick Ty Montgomery has signed his rookie deal, according to his agent. The Packers surprised many when they selected Montgomery, a wide receiver from Stanford, with the 94th overall pick earlier..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Packers' roster skews young, again "As the Green Bay Packers enter the third and final phase of the NFL offseason with organized team activities starting next week, the roster is nearly filled and once again skews young. Since general manager Ted Thompson took over in 2005, the Packers have valued youth. Of the 88 players on the..." May 19

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Rookies backs Alonzo Harris, John Crockett in the running with Packers "Alonzo Harris said he had offers from eight teams. John Crockett said he stopped counting at 20. It's perhaps the only consolation for players who don't get drafted: They can pick their team rather than the team picking them, albeit for considerably less money. Crockett received a $5,000..." May 18

  • Aaron Rodgers' bucket list: Host SNL, play London game and golf in UK "Aaron Rodgers almost never got the opportunity to be a Jeopardy! champion. At first, the producers approached Rodgers' girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, to appear on the show. “She was like, ‘I don't really want to do this,'” Rodgers said, per ESPN Wisconsin. “I was like, 'I will do that! Tell your..." May 16

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Aaron Rodgers Wins “Celebrity Jeopardy”

    Sportsnaut "That good old Berkeley education coming in handy. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy on Tuesday. The Super Bowl winner defeated Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s Shark Tank and astronaut Mark Kelly, which afforded him $50,000 to donate to the charity of his..." May 13

  • Packers release defensive lineman Luther Robinson, per report

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers got their first look at the incoming rookie class this past week, including a three-day glimpse at several tryout players. However, talent entering the league means talent has to flow out, and the Packers are no exception. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes..." May 12

  • Randall held out of practice with 'minor' ankle injury "The Green Bay Packers were unable to evaluate first-round defensive back Damarious Randall on the field Friday after he was held out of the team's first rookie orientation practice with a "minor" ankle injury. Randall, who played safety at Arizona State, said he injured his ankle before..." May 09

  • Packers sign five draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "Signing draft picks early is officially the NFL’s new “in” thing. The Packers officially got in on the act Friday, announcing the signings of 5-of-8 draft picks: Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan (Round Four), UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (Round Five), Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski (Round..." May 09

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    Packer Report @PackerReport

    Ty Montgomery weighed in at 212 today. He was 221 at Combine. Had gotten too muscular, which slowed him down a bit.

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Lambeau Field passes on chance to host Brett Favre's final football game "Brett Favre hasn't played a football game in Wisconsin since November 2010, but that's going to change this summer when the Ol' Gunslinger laces up his cleats for one more game. Favre is scheduled to play in a flag football game on July 19, just one day after he's scheduled to be inducted into..." May 07

  • Packers add Oklahoma FB Ripkowski with first sixth-round pick

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Perhaps the Green Bay Packers have found their future replacement for John Kuhn. With the first of their three sixth-round picks at No. 206, the Packers drafted Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski. Ripkowski, listed at 6-feet tall and 254 pounds, was not at the Scouting Combine. He started 17..." May 03

  • Packers conclude draft by selecting DL Ringo, TE Backman

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Ted Thompson had a busy 20 minutes, making three selections in a span of eight picks to conclude the sixth round. After beginning with fullback Aaron Ripkowski (No. 206), the Green Bay Packers drafted defensive lineman Christian Ringo at No. 210 and tight end Kennard Backman at No...." May 03

  • Brett Hundley: Blessing to land with Green Bay "Brett Hundley wasn't thrilled about tumbling into the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The former UCLA quarterback, though, sees his new home with the Green Bay Packers as a positive. "It's a blessing in disguise," Hundley said, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette. "And you know..." May 03

  • Packers see Ty Montgomery as a 'bigger Randall Cobb' "The Green Bay Packers love receiver Randall Cobb. On Friday, they think they might have found another one like him, only bigger. That's how they view third-round pick Ty Montgomery of Stanford. Like Cobb, who stands 5-foot-10¼ and is listed at 192 pounds, Montgomery looks like a..." May 02

  • Draft decisions likely mean Clay Matthews stays at inside linebacker "It looks like the Green Bay Packers have no problem with playing Clay Matthews at inside linebacker again this season. What else can you conclude after general manager Ted Thompson went three rounds into the 2015 NFL draft without picking a player at that position? "I don't know that it..." May 02

  • Packers double down on their secondary, take Quinten Rollins

    Pro Football Talk "For the second time in as many picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Packers added to their defensive backfield. And did they ever take an intriguing prospect. Miami (Ohio) cornerback Quinten Rollins, who played four years of basketball in college before moving to football in 2014, was the No. 62..." May 02

  • Packers draft UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley

    Pro Football Talk "During his career at UCLA, Brett Hundley was described at times as a potential first-round quarterback. Instead, he fell to the fifth round. The Packers finally stopped Hundley’s slide by picking him today, with the 147th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Green Bay is obviously hoping..." May 02

  • Packers could use first-round pick Damarious Randall as safety or cornerback

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For one of the first times in their long history the Green Bay Packers have used a first-round draft choice on a player who is projected to a different position than he played in college. Arizona State's Damarious Randall, a free safety with cornerback speed, was the Packers' selection late..." May 01

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    Russell Lande @RUSSLANDE

    Heard that Falcons told Missouri DE S. Ray that they will draft him 7th overall, The Packers are targeting LB D. Perryman with the (2 of 3)

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • CBs could entice Packers in 1st round "In a league where championship contenders are teams with top quarterbacks, the Green Bay Packers don't have to figure out what it takes to beat the best. That lesson was learned on the final day of November last season when the Packers beat the New England Patriots 26-21 at Lambeau Field. The..." April 28

  • Packers not likely to pick up Nick Perry's option year "Just like they did last year with Derek Sherrod, the Green Bay Packers are expected to decline the fifth-year option on former first-round pick Nick Perry's contract. However, they have the rest of the week before they have to make anything official. The deadline to exercise 2016 options is..." April 27

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    First bit of schedule information: Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving night. #ESPNNFL

  • Packers will retire Brett Favre's number during Thanksgiving game

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers and the NFL are going all out for the retirement of Brett Favre's number. According to two sources, the Packers are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Night at Lambeau Field, and according to one of them, it is the game in which the Packers will place..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Packers re-sign S Chris Banjo

    Pro Football Talk "Packers reserve safety Chris Banjo has signed his exclusive rights contract offer from the club, according to the NFL’s Friday transactions. Banjo, 25, was active for Green Bay’s final three regular season games and both of its postseason games in 2014. " April 18

  • Packers sign Matt Blanchard, former UW-Whitewater QB, per reports

    ACME Packing Company "It seems that a former three-time national champion quarterback is coming back to Wisconsin to continue his NFL dream. The Green Bay Packers recently signed a Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin native, safety Kyle Sebetic, to the team's 90-man roster. Today, it appears, they are bringing another..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • John Kuhn re-signs with Green Bay Packers "The KUUUUUUUUUUHN calls aren't done in Green Bay just yet. Fullback John Kuhn re-signed with the Packers on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum $870,000, agent Kevin Gold told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday. Kuhn will turn 33 in September and spent eight of his nine pro..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Packers have matched #Raiders' contract offer to RFA safety Sean Richardson. He’s staying in Green Bay, source said.

  • Linebacker Sam Barrington views himself as leader of Packers' defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There's swag in Sam Barrington's stride, a gleam in his glare as he turns a corner on Adams St. The Green Bay Packers inside linebacker takes a seat inside Liberty Café, rests his bulging arms on the table and clasps his fingers together. He knows what went down across the Fox River in..." April 12

  • Packers face dilemma with Richardson "The Green Bay Packers pledged that their special teams would look drastically different next year, and so far their offseason actions have backed that up. The transformation started when Packers coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum in January, promoted Ron Zook to..." April 11

  • ‘Penile plethysmograph’ test to gauge arousal part of Darren Sharper’s strict post-prison deal

    The New Orleans Advocate "When Darren Sharper gets out of prison in less than a decade, if he wants to stay out, the former NFL star who once cut loose on the field and in nightclubs from Miami to Los Angeles will live the closely monitored life of a known predator. During his first three to five years of freedom,..." April 10

  • Don Barclay stays with Packers

    Pro Football Talk "Don Barclay was a useful player for the Packers in 2012 and 2013 when he stepped into the lineup at right tackle when injuries left the Packers in need of a starter. Barclay will be back in Green Bay to provide that kind of cover again this season, assuming he’s able to stay healthy after..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Packers OL Don Barclay has signed his RFA tender with the team. So he's back for another season.

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Repeated police failures allowed Darren Sharper to continue rape spree

    The Score "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper could have been prevented from a string of druggings and rapes for which he recently agreed to plead guilty, had the initial police investigations been more thorough. That's the conclusion of a joint comprehensive investigation by T. Christian Miller and Ryan..." April 08

  • Packers RFA Sean Richardson signs offer sheet with Raiders, per report

    ACME Packing Company "It's been mostly quiet in Green Bay since the Packers signed their biggest free agents to new contracts in March. Now, several weeks after most teams concluding their offseason spending, the Oakland Raiders have signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet, according to..." April 07

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