Packers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • McGinn: Loss of T.J. Lang just business as usual

    Packers News "The Green Bay Packers are positioned right where they always are, flush with space beneath the salary cap and among the NFL’s leaders in carryover from the previous season. With $22.377 million of current cap room, 10th most in the league, the Packers are poised to re-sign a player or two in..." April 23

  • Packers must ace draft to keep Super Bowl window open

    Sportsnaut "Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, there have been six seasons in which a quarterback threw for over 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns while completing over 65 percent of his passes and having less than 1.5 percent of them intercepted. Four of the six belong to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron..." April 22

  • Packers host Lacy, Seahawks in season opener

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "If the Green Bay Packers felt the schedule they faced last season featured too many gut bombs, then by comparison 2017 should be easily digestible. The NFL released the full regular-season schedule Thursday and the Packers should have little to complain about. » They open at home (against..." April 21

  • Thompson needs 'A' game on defense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The chances of the Green Bay Packers coming out of this offseason with what coach Mike McCarthy calls a “championship defense” are remote. Based on the moves Ted Thompson has and mostly hasn’t made since March, the Packers' general manager would need a spectacular draft to make that happen...." April 20

  • Aaron Rodgers got in a bizarre late-night Twitter exchange with ‘Shooter McGavin’

    Fox Sports "Aaron Rodgers has had quite the offseason. He’s recently become single, he’s cut back on golf to focus on his body, and seems to have much more free time on his hands. That was undeniably obvious on Wednesday night when he got into a Twitter spat with a fictional Shooter McGavin account after..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Aaron Rodgers: Packers more flexible after TE adds "The Green Bay Packers spent the offseason upgrading the tight end position. Ted Thompson added Martellus Bennett, the top tight end hitting the free-agent market, and accompanied that move by adding Lance Kendricks, who had 50 receptions for the Rams last season. Adding the two tight ends,..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Less golf means more time for Aaron Rodgers to get in 'the best shape'

    ESPN "Last year, it was cheese (and other dairy products). This year, Aaron Rodgers has cut back on his golf. The Green Bay Packers quarterback made both decisions with one thing in mind: to make sure he’s in the best condition possible to play at his peak level for as long as possible. Rodgers on..." April 18

  • A.J. Hawk retires as a Packer

    Pro Football Talk "A.J. Hawk announced his retirement three months ago, but now he’s doing so with the team that brought him into the league. Hawk and the Packers have announced jointly that he’s retiring as a Packer. He played in Green Bay from 2006 to 2014 and then played one year in Cincinnati in 2015 and one..." April 18

  • Offseason focus on Packers' youngsters

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It’s logical to wonder how all the comings and goings of the Green Bay Packers’ offseason will affect the performance of the team in 2017, but to really get to the nuts and bolts of what coach Mike McCarthy will have to work with this fall, it’s better to focus on the familiar. As the Packers..." April 18

  • Packers' 1st-round focus on defense fails to pay off

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers’ plan this spring to rebuild a bewildered defense certainly isn’t new. It started five years ago this month. General manager Ted Thompson set a mandate after watching his defense surrender the most yards in the NFL, preventing a team that finished 15-1 in the regular..." April 16

  • No place for Jabrill Peppers on Packers?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jabrill Peppers might be the most confounding player in this year’s NFL draft. The University of Michigan standout won the Paul Hornung Award last season as the most versatile player in college football. He played primarily linebacker and nickel corner, but also lined up at safety, outside..." April 14

  • Martellus Bennett on switching QBs: 'Like leaving J.Lo and going to Halle Berry'

    Houston Chronicle "Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett doesn't lack a sense of humor or perspective on how fortunate he is to catch passes from quality quarterbacks. After winning a Super Bowl championship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady last season, Bennett joins Packers star..." April 13

  • Aaron Rodgers making ‘drastic changes’ since split with Olivia Munn

    Sportress of Blogitude "Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn called it quits on their three-year relationship last week. And now rumors are surfacing that suggest the Green Bay Packers quarterback is making “drastic changes” in his life amid the breakup. An insider told US Weekly that friends have taken notice of how much..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Aaron Rodgers reportedly broke up with Olivia Munn over family drama

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with Olivia Munn was said to be one of the reasons the Green Bay Packers quarterback had a falling out with his family, and a report about why the couple split seems to confirm that. A source close to both Rodgers and Munn told Us Weekly that Rodgers is the one who..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Packers' priorities clear in salary-cap calls

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "If you want to find the strength of any NFL team, follow the money. The more a team has invested in a position, the more they value the players who are there and the more they paid to keep them there. The Green Bay Packers are a good example.... If you guessed that quarterback was the..." April 10

  • Draft unlikely to provide the help Packers need

    Wisconsin State Journal "Don’t let one splashy signing — tight end Martellus Bennett — fool you, the Green Bay Packers haven’t improved themselves since the NFL’s free agent feeding frenzy began a month ago. For sure, the Packers did get some things done in free agency. Despite losing Jared Cook, they got better at..." April 09

  • Eddie Lacy postpones his garage sale

    247 Sports "Eddie Lacy did everything he could to get back to Green Bay this weekend, but it was out of his hands. On Friday afternoon, Lacy announced on Twitter his moving and garage sale has been postponed to May 5 and May 6. Lacy tried to book flights to Green Bay, but all flights were cancelled. The..." April 08

  • Packers’ Nick Barnett among best choices at 29th pick

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It’s been 14 years since the Green Bay Packers held the 29th overall pick in the NFL draft. That year, Mike Sherman made one of his finest picks as Green Bay’s general manager and selected linebacker Nick Barnett. During Barnett’s eight seasons in Green Bay, he led the Packers in tackles five..." April 07

  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers Break Up

    People Magazine "Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have split. “They have amicably ended their relationship of three years,” a source close to the situation confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. The source says the couple “remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.” The actress,..." April 07

  • Chicago newspaper trolls Packers' Aaron Rodgers over breakup with Olivia Munn

    Chicago Tribune "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn, his actress girlfriend of three years, have ended their romantic relationship, People magazine reports. People quotes a source who says the couple “remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.” " April 07

  • Eddie Lacy is having a garage sale before moving from Green Bay to Seattle

    CBS Sports "Eddie Lacy spent the first four years of his NFL years in Green Bay. But after landing with the Seahawks this offseason, Lacy will be spending the next year in Seattle. And you know what that means ... It’s time for a garage sale. Instead of taking his stuff with him to Seattle, Lacy is..." April 06

  • Ego Ferguson fails physical with Packers "It turns out Ego Ferguson isn't headed to Green Bay after all. The defensive end's addition to the Packers via waiver claim has been nixed due to a failed physical, according to the league's transaction wire. Ferguson was waived by the Bears after appearing in just 20 games in three seasons..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Packers claim former 2nd-round pick Ferguson off waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Packers have found defensive line help from an unlikely source. Green Bay has claimed Ego Ferguson off of waivers from the Bears, according to Field Yates of (on Twitter). Ferguson, a second-round pick of the Bears’ old regime, was released last week. His exit from Chicago was a..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Packers President confident they could host NFL draft

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Although Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said “it’s probably a long shot” for Green Bay to host the 2019 NFL draft, he believes the city can provide sufficient accommodations. Murphy said the Resch Center would “make the most sense” to host the draft in Green Bay. As an indoor venue..." April 03

  • Dougherty: How TE tandem weaponizes Packers' offense

    Packers News "If you’ve followed the Green Bay Packers for a couple of decades or more, then Ted Thompson’s signings of tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks in early March might have brought to mind 1996. That was the lone full season that Keith Jackson and Mark Chmura played together in Green..." April 02

  • Packers had Joe Mixon in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "We’ve heard that teams like the Patriots and Dolphins have taken Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon off their draft board while others have confirmed that they would consider selecting the player despite the incident that saw him punch a woman in the face. The Packers haven’t made any public..." April 02

  • 7 NFL teams that should take a chance on Josh Gordon if he’s reinstated

    Fox Sports "Josh Gordon has been out of the NFL since 2014. He was suspended for all of 2015, and was banned indefinitely last season after being briefly reinstated in July. He’s a super talented wide receiver who proved to be exactly that in 2013, but his off-field troubles have prevented him from realizing..." April 02

  • Mark Murphy sees London 'opportunity' for Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers still want to play a game outside the United States, and they believe a potential matchup could be looming. At the NFL meetings this week, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said a 2018 game at Los Angeles could be moved to London. The Rams are building a $2.66 million..." April 01

  • Packers make House call to remedy inexperience

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was a thankless task, one Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy met without joy. As part of the NFL’s competition committee, Murphy watched every concussive collision from the 2016 season. All 244 concussions. “It’s a little depressing to watch it all,” Murphy said. Early in the..." March 31

  • Ricky Jean Francois explains why he owns 25 doughnut shops

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not for entertainment. It’s not for late-night cravings. Ricky Jean Francois says he owns 25 Dunkin’ Donuts franchises, and his reason is for the long haul. The new Packers defensive tackle signed a one-year, $2 million contract last week. Fair to say, he won’t dump all those funds..." March 31

  • Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady is my model for taking care of my body

    Pro Football Talk "Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is six years younger than Tom Brady, and seeing Brady continue to play well is giving Rodgers some hope that he can last as long. Rodgers told Evan Daniels that he’s been studying the way Brady takes care of himself in the offseason and plans to do the same..." March 31

  • Joe Mixon a possibility for Packers?

    Larry Brown Sports "If Joe Mixon can stay out of trouble and somehow repair his image, the former Oklahoma running back could wind up being a steal for a team that does not have an early pick in the NFL Draft. Coincidentally, the Green Bay Packers have the 29th overall pick. They also have a glaring need at the..." March 31

  • Packers' offense poised to reach next level

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Since the beginning, their Saturday morning meetings have been a link, keeping coach and quarterback connected. It wasn’t long ago Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy used his hour-long, pregame conversation with Aaron Rodgers as a checkup, guiding the quarterback through his first season as..." March 30

  • Packers' McCarthy: Montgomery 'has that ability' to be No. 1 RB

    ESPN "Mike McCarthy doesn’t look at Ty Montgomery as a receiver anymore. But does the Green Bay Packers coach consider the third-year pro a No. 1 running back after Montgomery made the full-time position switch midway through last season? “I think Ty definitely has that ability,” McCarthy told..." March 30

  • Mike McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers can play into his 40s

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Rodgers is 33 years old, but Mike McCarthy doesn’t think the Green Bay Packers will need to find a new quarterback any time soon. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently shared (per Mike Reiss, ESPN) that Tom Brady has a stated desire to play “six to seven more years.” Brady will..." March 29

  • McCarthy: Martellus Bennett “potentially” NFL’s best TE

    Pro Football Talk "Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski shared a depth chart in New England last season. Based on Wednesday comments, Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes there’s a chance he got the better of the two in free agency. McCarthy spoke glowingly about Bennett at the annual head-coach media..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

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