Packers Rumors & News

  • Packers' Mike Pennel hit with another four-game suspension

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Defensive tackle Mike Pennel has been suspended again for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday. Pennel will miss the Packers' final four games, and will be eligible to return if Green Bay makes the playoffs." December 07

  • Joe Buck once relieved himself while announcing Brett Favre touchdown

    Sportsnaut "It’s the age-old question men and women have asked themselves for years now. What do announcers broadcasting sporting events do in the event they have to use the powder room? The half won’t end. The game won’t end. Those performing on the field or on the court aren’t cooperating with the needs of..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Darren Sharper's Hall of Fame Nomination Continues to Be a Disgrace

    Complex "Up until last week, you may have remembered Darren Sharper by his 14-year NFL career that ended in 2010 and included five Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pros in stints with the Packers, Vikings, and Saints, and a reputation as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the league. But recently,..." December 06

  • Packers' Julius Peppers unsure on retirement

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At times, Julius Peppers admits, he has caught himself thinking about next year. He’ll drive down the road after work, heading in the opposite direction of Lambeau Field, when his thoughts start mulling over his future. There’s more uncertainty than he ever has faced. Peppers has played..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Packers’ Julius Peppers passes Michael Strahan on all-time sacks list

    Fanrag Sports "Like a fine wine that gets better with age, Green Bay Packers’ pass rusher Julius Peppers continues to make a living in opponents’ backfields. His sack on Houston Texans’ quarterback Brock Osweiler gave Peppers 142.5 for his NFL career, which passed long-tenured New York Giants’ defensive end..." December 04

  • Long drives push Packers past Texans

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers picked a fine time -- and the unlikeliest of times -- for a 98-yard touchdown drive. The Packers snapped a 7-7 tie with their longest touchdown drive of the season, then backed it up with an 89-yard touchdown drive, to slip past the Houston Texans..." December 04

  • Aaron Rodgers listed as questionable vs. Texans "Aaron Rodgers is officially listed as questionable due to the hamstring injury he suffered in Monday's win. The Green Bay quarterback was a limited participant all week, but should play Sunday versus the Houston Texans, barring an unforeseen setback. Rodgers famously entered the Packers'..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Aaron Rodgers: I never lost faith in Davante Adams "Davante Adams spent 2015 living out a nightmare. His horror show came in the form of running in quick sand and dropping seemingly everything tossed his way. The Green Bay Packers receiver awoke from the torment in 2016. With ankle troubles behind him, Adams is making the most of his..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Packers in playoffs? Odds say no

    Packers News "The Green Bay Packers’ chances of making the playoffs this season are only 16.6 percent, according to a website that has developed a computer algorithm to calculate such things. Then again, Charley Casserly, the former Washington general manager, predicted this week on the NFL Network that..." December 01

  • Clay Matthews says 'cheap shot' by former Packer caused his shoulder injury

    Fox Sports "Clay Matthews knows who’s to blame for his current shoulder injury, and the Green Bay Packers linebacker is pointing the finger at a former teammate. Matthews believes the shoulder injury he suffered Monday night was the result of a “cheap shot” by right tackle Allen Barbre, who spent his first..." November 30

  • Book it: The Green Bay Packers are going to win the NFC North

    Fox Sports "The Green Bay Packers are not a good football team, and don't let a blowout of a fading, perfectly-matched Philadelphia Eagles team convince you otherwise. But here's the thing, Aaron Rodgers' Pack are just one of three not-good teams in the lackluster NFC North, which is led by a Detroit Lions..." November 30

  • Rodgers tosses two TDs as Packers defeat Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Wide receiver Davante Adams had a feeling he was going to have a good game on Monday night, although he admitted he didn't expect it to be quite this good -- Adams caught five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 27-13 victory over the..." November 29

  • Packers DT Mike Pennel suing the NFL, NFLPA in federal court

    Sportsnaut "With the perceived lack of fairness under the NFL’s arbitration process, another player is taking his grievances to the federal government. On the heels of Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson filing a complaint against the NFL and NFLPA with the United States Department of Labor,..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Darren Sharper Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drugging, Raping 2 Women in L.A.

    KTLA 5 "Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, capping a case in which the athlete was accused of attacking more than a dozen women across the country. Sharper was sentenced as part of a plea deal he reached last year..." November 29

  • Packers' McCarthy loves that Rodgers says team can win out despite rough stretch

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Two days after his quarterback said the Green Bay Packers could “run the table” in their final six games, Mike McCarthy wasn’t backing down. Aaron Rodgers said earlier this week he believes the Packers are good enough to win their remainingl six games. Not that anything different should be..." November 26

  • Packers' Christine Michael feels ready to contribute

    ESPN "Ben Sirmans has put his degree in education from the University of Maine to use this season. “Good thing I have a background as a teacher because I’ve definitely been utilizing those skills a lot of late,” the Green Bay Packers’ first-year running backs coach said. His newest pupil,..." November 25

  • Chicken-head incident doesn't deter Jared Cook from Thanksgiving bird

    ESPN "After his chicken-wing experience last month, you might think Jared Cook would want to avoid all species of birds for a while. But the Green Bay Packers tight end won't let a little chicken head in his wings order deter him on Thanksgiving. There will be a bird on Cook's table today. He's..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers, at 4-6, can close with 6 straight wins

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers ended his postgame news conference after Sunday night's loss at Washington by saying he is "very optimistic" the Green Bay Packers can still turn their season around. No one asked him why until three days later. When presented with the natural, albeit delayed, follow-up..." November 24

  • Packers' drafts missing the mark

    Packers News "If you’re looking for reasons behind the Green Bay Packers’ sudden fall from the NFL’s elite, start with their lifeblood: the draft. Ted Thompson is the ultimate draft-and-develop general manager. No GM in the league relies more heavily on his draft acumen to build his team. There are a lot..." November 24

  • Opposing passers feast on Packers' thin secondary "Green Bay has, as head coach Mike McCarthy said after the Packers' latest loss, its "ass against the wall." The sixth defeat on the season was the Packers' fourth straight, and also the second consecutive dreadful performance in the secondary. The Packers have allowed 670 yards and seven..." November 23

  • Despite struggles, Packers not looking to fire Mike McCarthy

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2016 season, the Green Bay Packers were expected to be a playoff contender, at the very least. Some felt that with Jordy Nelson back and Aaron Rodgers being, well, Aaron Rodgers, the Packers were once again Super Bowl contenders. So far this season that hasn’t been the case. In..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Makinton Dorleant to return from IR, ending seasons for Eddie Lacy, Sam Shields

    ESPN "Eddie Lacy and Sam Shields are done for this season and perhaps forever in Green Bay. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that neither would be activated off injured reserve. Instead, that designation went to undrafted rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant. Lacy, the..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Packers president “disappointed,” but not ready to fire people

    Pro Football Talk "Packers president Mark Murphy isn’t thrilled about being 4-6 either. But he’s also relying on his background with General Manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy to believe this year is an outlier. Murphy did a rare interview with WTMJ radio in Milwaukee (he normally doesn’t talk during..." November 23

  • Would Jim Harbaugh jump to the Packers?

    Pro Football Talk "Although the NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel has placed Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on the preliminary list of recommended coaching candidates for 2017, there’s no reason to think he has any desire to leave his alma mater. Whether he does depends on whether a team can present him with..." November 22

  • Christine Michael expected to play this week for Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Just three days of preparation was not enough for the Green Bay Packers to feel comfortable playing running back Christine Michael against Washington on Sunday night. Michael, claimed off waivers from Seattle on Wednesday, arrived in town Thursday and spent the next three days studying the..." November 22

  • Surging Redskins hand Packers fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- On a windy Sunday night at FedEx Field, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins blew past the Green Bay Packers. Cousins passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns, Robert Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three scores, and the Redskins defeated the Packers 42-24. Pierre..." November 21

  • Julius Peppers passes Jason Taylor, moves to No. 6 on all-time sack list

    Sportsnaut "Julius Peppers recorded a sack on Sunday night against Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins. But this was not an ordinary sack. With it, the Green Bay Packers pass rusher became the NFL’s sixth most prolific sack artist since the sack became an official stat in 1981. Since sacks were not..." November 21

  • Mike McCarthy: Packers “against the wall,” no buts about it

    ESPN "Reality hit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night: Their season is on the brink after a 42-24 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field served as the Packers' fourth straight defeat. With six games remaining, they are 4-6 and two games behind NFC North co-leaders Detroit and..." November 21

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Packers firing Mike McCarthy would be a surprise, front office changes in play

    CBS Sports "Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been under fire in Green Bay for his team's struggles, but team and league sources anticipate any pending offseason changes to occur elsewhere in the organization. The Packers are traditionally one of the most loyal and conservative franchises, and while media..." November 20

  • Peppers: More sacks come with more snaps

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "He earned a doctorate in pass rushing long ago. Julius Peppers, the Green Bay Packers' gray-bearded vet, knows this “game within a game” inside and out. Peppers has hit the quarterback from all angles. He has put his hand in the dirt. He has lurked in a two-point stance. He has beaten offensive..." November 19

  • Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Stopped Speaking to His Parents and Brother 2 Years Ago

    Complex "Aaron Rodgers hasn't spoken to either of his parents or his brother Jordan since December 2014, according to a report released by Bleacher Report. This is not an entirely unexplored topic, as Jordan, who appeared on and eventually won the last season of The Bachelorette, discussed his..." November 19

  • T.J. Lang, Jake Ryan won’t play on Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers haven’t released their full injury report for Sunday night, but they have ruled out a couple of starters who were injured in last weekend’s game against the Titans. Coach Mike McCarthy said that right guard T.J. Lang and linebacker Jake Ryan will both miss the game against the..." November 18

  • Father of Packers’ Joe Thomas playing college football at age 55

    Campus Rush "An hour before sunrise, the first player pushes open the doors of the locker room and bounds into the bright lights of the stadium. It's half past six in the morning, and this is South Carolina State's final full practice before its Homecoming game. For the next 10 minutes, players stream out to..." November 18

  • Can Aaron Rodgers Be the Type of Leader the Packers Need?

    Bleacher Report "Roaring boos filled the house of Curly and Lombardi and Reggie and Favre on the night of November 6. Give your team's "owners" a diet of New Glarus Spotted Cow beer, bratwursts and abhorrent football, and of course they'll turn on you. It was a damning scene. Fans even booed their beloved CEO,..." November 18

  • Former teammate blasts ‘scared’ Aaron Rodgers who ‘wasn’t put on Earth to lead’

    Sportsnaut "The Green Bay Packers are in the middle of a painfully mediocre season, and Aaron Rodgers is the only player apparently keeping the franchise from sinking. Don’t let that fool you, warns former teammate Jermichael Finley, who has never been shy about blasting the quarterback and who did so again..." November 18

  • Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy have some advice for Aaron Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "Well, at least I’m not the only NBC employee who has made the list. On Thursday’s edition of Football Night in Carolina on NBC and NFL Network, Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl-winning safety Rodney Harrison offered their assessment of Packers quarterback Aaron..." November 18

  • Julius Peppers: I’m the same player that I’ve been

    ESPN "Julius Peppers had a nice run in Green Bay, but it appears Father Time has finally caught up with him. Except that’s not how the soon-to-be 37-year-old sees it. “I know I can make plays,” Peppers said. Peppers, in the final season of a three-year, $26 million contract with the Green Bay..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17