Packers Rumors & News

  • Morgan Burnett Excited About Being Free Agent, Would Like To Re-Sign With Packers

    NFL Trade Rumors "Packers S Morgan Burnett mentioned during an interview with Brady Quinn and A.J. Hawk on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he’s “excited” about being a free agent this offseason. “It’s kind of like coming to the draft, like you don’t know how it’s going to play out,” Burnett said. “You’ve never been..." February 21

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • NFL Rumors: Randall Cobb could be cap casualty victim

    247 Sports "Randall Cobb has been a solid wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers since being drafted by the team in 2011. But will Cobb be on the roster in 2018. Joel Corry of CBS Sports took a look at 10 players under contract who will likely be cut before the 2018 season begins and Cobb made the list...." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • Aaron Rodgers' road to a record-setting deal

    Packers News "As the quarterback dominoes fall, the landscape for Aaron Rodgers’ next contract gets a little clearer. Matthew Stafford signed a new deal with Detroit last August that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Jimmy Garoppolo topped that this month, getting a rich new deal from San..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Aaron Rodgers' road to a record-setting deal

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As the quarterback dominoes fall, the landscape for Aaron Rodgers’ next contract gets a little clearer. Matthew Stafford signed a new deal with Detroit last August that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Jimmy Garoppolo topped that this month, getting a rich new deal from San..." February 18

  • Don't expect Packers, or rest of NFL, to cut food prices like Falcons

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Atlanta Falcons made headlines last season by offering food at unheard of low prices at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons said at season's end that concession sales increased 53 percent with their "Fans First Menu Pricing" and fans on average spent 16 percent more than in 2016. The..." February 17

  • Packers Unlikely To Keep Both Randall Cobb & Jordy Nelson?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media mentions that he would be “very surprised” if the Packers keep both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, given how much they’re set to make and their recent production. Of the two, Rapoport says he wouldn’t be surprised if Cobb ends up looking for a job this..." February 15

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Former Packers legend John Martinkovic dies at 91

    Yardbarker "One of the oldest living members of the Green Bay Packers’ heralded history has passed away. John Martinkovic, who turned 91 on Super Bowl Sunday, died this past Thursday in Green Bay, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. Martinkovic played for the Packers from 1951-56 and was acquired from..." February 11

  • Injuries create openings on Packers' offensive line

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The success of an NFL offensive line often hinges on its overall health. The unit consists of five parts working as one, placing a premium on cohesion. Action flows swiftly in the trenches, often requiring nonverbal communication to avoid breakdowns. The best offensive lines limit personnel..." February 10

  • Aaron Rodgers: I plan on winning another MVP

    NFL.com "Much of this season was missing a familiar element: the capitvating greatness of Aaron Rodgers. A broken collarbone sidelined Rodgers for a good portion of the campaign, and when Rodgers returned, it was for a failed last-ditch attempt to preserve playoff eligiblity. With Green Bay's loss to..." February 06

  • Report: Aaron Rodgers, Packers have started contract discussions

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers has two more years remaining on his current contract and he's expected to be the highest paid player in the NFL once the deal is done. However, the question is when will Rodgers get his new contract? According to Adam Schefter of ESPN (via Zach Heilprin of 96.7 FM and 1670 AM in..." February 05

  • For Packers' Jerry Kramer, Hall of Fame selection 'the ultimate honor'

    Packers News "Jerry Kramer finally made it. In his 11th time as a finalist, the former Green Bay Packers guard was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Kramer needed 80 percent of the vote from the 47 voters who were in attendance, which meant that no more than nine could vote against..." February 04

  • Packers working on making Rodgers highest-paid QB

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Rodgers is currently a fabulous bargain for the Green Bay Packers, set to make around $20 million the next two years barring a contract extension. Given the fact that Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the league, this isn’t going to fly for long. In fact, Rodgers himself..." February 04

  • Murphy explains decision to assume direct responsibility over Packers coach

    Pro Football Talk "One of the more stunning, albeit under-noticed, developments from January came when the Packers nudged G.M. Ted Thompson out of his job with the express intent of replacing him. And then didn’t. Less than a week after announcing that Thompson is out — and emphasizing that the new G.M. will have..." February 03

  • Former Packers CB Sam Shields Hoping To Resume Career After Concussion Issues

    NFL Trade Rumors "Former Packers CB Sam Shields tells Michael Cohen of Packersnews.com that he’s hoping to resume his NFL career and sign with a team in time for the 2018 season, despite sitting out the majority of the past two years with concussion-related issues. “It’s going to feel great,” Shields said of his..." February 03

  • Rodgers on leaving Green Bay: If it can happen to Favre, it can happen to me

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks he has many good years left in him, but he’s not sure if all those years will be in Green Bay. Rodgers told the Associated Press that he wants to play as long as Tom Brady, but that he’s not sure if it will all be for one team. Rodgers remembers..." February 03

  • Aaron Rodgers realizes leaving Packers is possible

    247 Sports "Aaron Rodgers does not want to leave the Green Bay Packers because he has been with the team since 2005. However, he knows that there could be a time where he may have to do that in order to continue playing in the NFL. The two-time MVP talked to the Associated Press on Thursday and said he may..." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Aaron Rodgers wishes he was consulted on Packers' QB coach change

    ESPN "Aaron Rodgers was as surprised as anyone to see his quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt leave the Green Bay Packers last month. And he doesn't sound too happy about it. Appearing on ESPN Radio's Golic & Wingo from the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Thursday, Rodgers said some of the Packers'..." February 01

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Ted Thompson to have 'big role' under Brian Gutekunst

    247 Sports "Ted Thompson is the Green Bay Packers senior advisor of football operations. And while the title sounds fancy, the former Packers general manager is expected to do a lot of work under new general manager Brian Gutekunst over the next few months. Michael Cohen of PackersNews.com spoke with..." January 29

  • Packers Release Safeties Coach Darren Perry

    Pro Football Rumors "Packers safeties coach Darren Perry has been released to pursue other opportunities, the team reported on Monday. Perry asked for his release and it was granted by head coach Mike McCarthy, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein hears (Twitter link). Silverstein also notes (Twitter..." January 29

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule

    NFL.com "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Brett Favre Sued for $16 Million Over Failed Sports Social Media Network

    The Blast "Brett Favre is being sued for allegedly helping to conspire with other business partners to fraudulently induce an investor to put $16 million into a sports social media network that never took off. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Callais Capital Management claims Favre and..." January 29

  • New Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine looks intimidating, but a 'genuinely good guy'

    Wisconsin State Journal "The playbook has been misjudged by its cover before. Often enough, in fact, that Mike Pettine is used to it now. With a shaved head and a salt-and-pepper goatee — not to mention a default setting that, at least while coaching, could be best described as glowering — Pettine knows he can appear a..." January 28

  • Davante Adams, Thomas Davis bury hatchet after Davis' concussion-causing hit on Adams

    ESPN "Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams said everything is fine between him and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis after the two spoke face-to-face this week for the first time since Adams accused Davis of "head hunting" for a blindside hit that gave him a concussion. Adams said..." January 26

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • Packers confident Kevin King will make full recovery from shoulder surgery

    Packers News "So far, so good. Roughly six weeks after cornerback Kevin King underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder, the Green Bay Packers are confident he will make a full recovery. More importantly, they harbor no long-term concerns about his future. “I wouldn’t think so,”..." January 25

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

  • Mike Pettine not interested in another head coaching job

    Pro Football Talk "Pat Shurmur got his second head coaching job this month and he’ll get a chance to improve on the 9-23 record he compiled in two years as the Browns head coach. Another former Browns head coach isn’t looking for the same chance at redemption. Mike Pettine, who went 10-22 in his two-year tenure,..." January 24

  • Report: NFL could keep teams in locker room for anthem in 2018

    247 Sports "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his teammates may have to find a different way to protest racial inequality in 2018. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, the NFL plans to keep all players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem next season, which would the..." January 24

  • Aaron Rodgers lost more than $330,000 in per-game roster bonuses

    ESPN "Of the 16 players who had per-game roster bonuses for the Green Bay Packers this past season, only two of them -- tight end Lance Kendricks and kicker Mason Crosby -- collected the full amount. The other 14 combined to miss a total of 57 games, therefore losing more than $2 million in bonus..." January 23

  • Packers could make free-agent splash at tight end

    Packers News "Of the four teams playing in the NFL’s conference championship games Sunday, three have tight ends who play major roles in their offense. Rob Gronkowski led the New England Patriots in receptions (69) in the regular season, has a 15.7-yard average per catch — which is astronomical for a tight..." January 21

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Damarious Randall to undergo hand surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Damarious Randall is going to have to take it easy to start his offseason. The Green Bay Packers cornerback will undergo hand surgery on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, while the procedure will require between six and eight weeks of recovery time. Randall missed the final two games..." January 15

  • It’s official: Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers are dating

    Chicago Sun-Times "The rumors began to spread over the holidays when race car driver Danica Patrick and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers were spotted together in a restaurant outside of Green Bay. Well, Patrick, 35, has confirmed the two are indeed dating. She told the Associated Press on Monday: “Yes, Aaron and..." January 15

  • Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick photographed at dinner together

    TMZ "Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick seem to be rounding out the first lap of their rumored romance -- 'cause now they're dining together out in the open ... as seen here. The Packers QB and NASCAR driver were spotted grabbing a bite Saturday night at The Mission Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale,..." January 14

  • Two compelling theories about Packers GM decision

    Packers News "The last time the Green Bay Packers had a couple of weeks like this was when Brett Favre came out of retirement in July 2008. The first two weeks of this offseason haven’t turned the fan base against the Packers the way the summer of 2008 did, but they have been chaotic and transformative for a..." January 14

  • Matt Hasselbeck to call Pro Bowl, in possible MNF audition

    Pro Football Talk "ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew calls the Pro Bowl, but with Jon Gruden now the coach of the Raiders, Matt Hasselbeck will be the fill-in commentator. Hasselbeck was announced today as the Pro Bowl broadcaster in the booth with Sean McDonough. “The process for determining our new Monday..." January 12