The Green Bay Packers have always been interested in finding different ways to utilize players in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.
- May 21, 2013
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The Green Bay Packers have always been interested in finding different ways to utilize players in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.
NFL teams aren’t required to provide injury reports during the offseason, so Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was purposefully vague about the injury that kept rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter off the field at Tuesday’s OTA practice.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy would like to see cornerback Sam Shields participating in the organized team activities.
Jeremy Ross said it took him one day to get over the muffed punt that cost the Green Bay Packers a touchdown in the NFC divisional playoff game in San Francisco in January.
James Nixon was bound for the UFL when the call finally came in.
The Green Bay Packers thought enough of Oklahoma State offensive lineman Lane Taylor to make him their highest-paid college free agent this offseason.
Nate Palmer’s play, a mix of natural athleticism and football intelligence, translated into a positive first impression when he visited the Green Bay Packers.
I want to follow up on a question that Press-Gazette Media reporter Rob Demovsky received during his PackersNews.com reader chat on Wednesday.
It’s telling that the Green Bay Packers brought in some competition for Crosby for the first time since his rookie training camp in 2007.
Looking back on a relatively quiet 2012 season, Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green admits he never was truly at 100 percent after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.
Randall Cobb’s ascent to the top of the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart last season couldn’t have come at a better time with Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson each battling injury, and Donald Driver showing his age.
Every year since Brett Favre’s messy divorce from the Green Bay Packers in 2008, team president Mark Murphy has fielded all the questions from inquisitive fans.
For the second consecutive year, the Packers signed five tryout players out of last weekend's rookie orientation camp.
The Packers have signed New Mexico State linebacker Donte Savage after taking part in the team's rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis this past weekend.
The Green Bay Packers’ 13th-annual 'Family Night' intrasquad scrimmage will take place Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets for the event are $10 and go on sale June 24 at 9 a.m.
The Green Bay Packers have released linebacker Micah Johnson in a move designed to clear additional space for tryout signings, a league source told Press-Gazette Media on Monday morning.
The Packers have started the process of signing tryout players following this weekend’s rookie orientation camp.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he’s content to proceed with four quarterbacks on the 90-man roster.
The Green Bay Packers made an MVP-sized commitment to their future with the recent $110-million extension they doled out to Aaron Rodgers. Now, the team is taking steps to protect its investment.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Sunday to conclude the team’s weekend rookie orientation. Here are some highlights of his news conference.
One season after snapping balls to Johnny Manziel, college football’s best player, Patrick Lewis signed on to join the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line.
J.C. Tretter, one of the Green Bay Packers’ two fourth-round draft picks on the offensive line this year, is playing right tackle at their rookie minicamp but still could end up an interior offensive lineman.
With his left shoulder back at full strength for months now, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Andrew Datko is working at left guard rather than his usual position of tackle at this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Of the 57 rookie or first-year players taking part in this weekend’s rookie orientation, one individual in particular stood out to Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Friday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following the first day of rookie orientation on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
As the Green Bay Packers opened rookie orientation camp on Friday afternoon, they announced the signing of nine of their 11 draft picks and nine undrafted rookie free agents.
Taking a moment to briefly glance around the Green Bay Packers’ auxiliary locker room, Giorgio Tavecchio looks back at his locker and smiles.
Eddie Lacy understands the toe-fusion surgery he had before his junior year at Alabama scared away a few potential NFL suitors. All that matters these days is the Green Bay Packers weren’t among them.
The agent for fourth-round draft pick Johnathan Franklin said his client has signed with the Green Bay Packers.
First-round draft choice Datone Jones arrived in Green Bay for the Packers' rookie orientation camp and said he got emotional when he caught his first glimpse of Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract with linebacker Sam Barrington, a seventh-round pick, according to a league source.
After more than two months of inactivity, Charles Woodson has lowered his asking price for any potential NFL suitors.
One of the Packers' top draft picks, Johnathan Franklin, has to miss all of the Packers’ remaining offseason work except this weekend’s mandatory minicamp because of the NFL’s graduation-related rules.
The blue and gold is coming back to Lambeau Field.
UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure and former Compton (Calif) High School coach Calvin Bryant chatted with Press-Gazette Media this past week about new Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones, the 26th-pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Packers will hold their annual shareholders meeting on July 24 at 11 a.m. inside Lambeau Field.
Bryan Bulaga and Josh Sitton are the Packers’ two best offensive linemen.
Al Harris, who played cornerback in Green Bay from 2003 to 2009, said he will retire as a Packer.
If you believe the Las Vegas oddsmakers, the Packers have the fifth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl this coming season.
The Green Bay Packers announced the remainder of their offseason schedule on Monday with five of the team’s offseason practices being open to the public, weather permitting.
The Green Bay Packers cleared more room on their roster on Monday with the release of first-year guard Joe Gibbs.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ contract extension contained a $35 million signing bonus and will pay him $130.75 million if he fulfills the entire deal.
The Packers felt good enough about Eddie Lacy's long injury history to take him in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
Here’s a running list of undrafted rookies the Packers have signed.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following the conclusion of Saturday’s NFL draft.
The Green Bay Packers used their final pick in the seventh round (No. 232) on South Florida linebacker Sam Barrington.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson spoke after the conclusion of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The Green Bay Packers added a pair of wide receivers with their first two seventh-round draft picks in Grand Valley State's Charles Johnson and Maryland's Kevin Dorsey.
Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac spoke to the media after the selection of Mississippi State's Josh Boyd and UCLA's Datone Jones.
The Green Bay Packers are taking another crack at turning a small-college defensive end into an outside linebacker in the pros with the sixth-round selection of Illinois State’s Nate Palmer.
The Green Bay Packers’ backfield has officially been renovated. A day after drafting Alabama’s Eddie Lacy in the second round, the Packers traded back into the fourth round to take UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin with the 125th pick.
New Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt talked about Hyde's fifth-round selection on Saturday.
The Green Bay Packers used their compensatory fifth-round pick to address their defensive line with Mississippi State’s Josh Boyd.
The Green Bay Packers made their first move to bolster their secondary with the selection of Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde with the 159th selection in the fifth round.
New Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin spoke to the media after his selection in the fourth round.
Green Bay Packers running back coach Alex Van Pelt spoke to the media after the selection of UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round.
Green Bay Packers fourth-round pick David Bakhtiari and offensive line coach James Campen discuss Saturday's 4th-round selections:
The Green Bay Packers went back-to-back with offensive linemen in the fourth round, taking Cornell’s J.C. Tretter with the 122nd pick on Saturday.
The Green Bay Packers used the first of two fourth-round picks on Colorado tackle David Bakhtiari (109th overall).
The Green Bay Packers are actively shopping inside linebacker Desmond Bishop, according to a report from NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah.
Ted Thompson spoke to the media following the conclusion of the second day of the NFL Draft on Friday. Here are some highlights from that interview:
New Packers running back Eddie Lacy spoke to the media after the Packers selected him with the 61st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Packers director of college scouting Brian Gutekunst spoke to the media after the team selected running back Eddie Lacy 61st overall.
The Green Bay Packers finally got their running back.
Aaron Rodgers’ contract extension is finished. The Green Bay Packers announced Friday that they’ve signed their quarterback to what is reportedly a five-year, $110 million extension.
Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media after signing a five-year, $110-million extension with the Packers. Here are some highlights from that interview:
The Green Bay Packers selected at their greatest need in the first round of the NFL draft. So now what?
Not everyone is enamored with the Packers’ selection of defensive lineman Datone Jones in the first round of the draft. Some wish the Packers had taken Alabama running back Eddie Lacy with the No. 26 overall pick.
The reaction to the Packers’ selection of UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones in the first round of the draft last night has been very favorable, based on a sampling of comments from football experts around the country:
Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers spoke with the media after the Packers drafted UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick.
New Packers defensive end Datone Jones spoke with the Green Bay media after being selected as the 26th overall pick of the first round on Thursday:
Ted Thompson spoke to the media following the Packers’ selection of defensive end Datone Jones
Less than 24 hours after the Green Bay Packers announced that they had waived D.J. Smith, the third-year inside linebacker has caught on with the San Diego Chargers.
D.J. Smith started the first six games of the season for the Packers last year.
The Packers didn't want to wait to see if running back Brandon Saine could come back from his knee injury.
Are the Packers interested in bringing back running back Cedric Benson?
Restricted free agent cornerback Sam Shields will return to the Packers.
ESPN Monday Night Football play by play announcer Mike Tirico has a soft spot in his heart for Green Bay. On Thursday the NFL released its 2013 schedule, and in an ESPN press release Tirico said Green Bay is one of his favorite destinations for covering a game.
Here's the full Packers schedule:
Less than 24 hours after he visited the Packers, restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon re-signed with his old team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, today.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson conducted his pre-draft news conference on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the session.
The contract extension that Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews signed Thursday with the Green Bay Packers included a $20.5 million signing bonus as part of the $69.77 million extension that runs through the 2018 season.
Once again this year, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky will provide a pre-draft breakdown of the Packers’ roster at each position heading into the April 25-27 NFL draft. Today he wraps up the series with special teams.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews met with the media this afternoon in the locker room to talk about his new contract. Here are some of the highlights:
Like most years, the Green Bay Packers have been among the NFL’s quietest shoppers in free agency this offseason.
After weeks of speculation, the Green Bay Packers have finally locked up outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
Once again this year, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky will provide a pre-draft breakdown of the Packers’ roster at each position heading into the April 25-27 NFL draft. Today, he looks at quarterbacks
The Ourlads' scouting service doesn’t get the national publicity that ESPN and SI.com can give their draft experts, but it’s well respected in scouting circles.
The 2013 NFL schedule will be released Thursday night, the league announced on its website this morning.
Once again this year, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky will provide a pre-draft breakdown of the Packers’ roster at each position heading into the April 25-27 NFL draft.
Once again this year, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky will provide a pre-draft breakdown of the Packers’ roster at each position heading into the April 25-27 NFL draft.
The Green Bay Packers continue to test the market with little-known free agents and Monday's addition of former Fuman wide receiver Sederrik Cunningham is no exception.
Alabama’s Barrett Jones was one of the best known lineman in college football last year, but Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick might be the better NFL center prospect of the two.
Those expecting an on-time delivery of the 2013 NFL regular-season schedule will have to wait.
Once again this year, Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky will provide a pre-draft breakdown of the Packers’ roster at each position heading into the April 25-27 NFL draft.
Brett Favre didn’t say when, but he says he and the Green Bay Packers will get back together again.
It’s often been alluded to this offseason that the Green Bay Packers will enter next season with Evan Dietrich-Smith as their starting center.
Giorgio Tavecchio will be the first to admit he was star struck. After all, he was kicking against David Akers.
Teams in search of a nickel cornerback and punt returner have to be looking hard at LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu, so it was more than newsworthy when USA Today reported today that Mathieu has told NFL teams he tested positive for marijuana more than 10 times while at college.
A.J. Hawk knows what everyone else does. Whether that day is today, tomorrow or sometime before the 2013 season, the Green Bay Packers are going to make Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Despite a wealth of depth at the inside positions, question marks remain at the linebacker position for the Packers.
Alabama halfback Eddie Lacy finally was able to run for scouts today, and in a workout on the Alabama campus ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.62 seconds.
Here’s this week’s look at the Green Bay Packers’ pick at No. 26 overall in updated mock drafts by three draft experts:
The Packers made official today what was reported over the weekend: they signed veteran tight end Matthew Mulligan.
It had been more than a year since Loyce Means had played his last professional football game, but he had faith another opportunity would present itself.
The British world-class discus thrower who is giving the NFL a shot this year just might get drafted.
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to a one-year deal with former St. Louis Rams tight end Matthew Mulligan, his agent Kristen Kuliga confirmed Sunday.
The medical concerns about one of the top pass-rushing prospects in this year’s draft appear to have diminished this offseason.
Charles Woodson understands the reality of being a 15-year veteran in today’s NFL. The market for a 36-year-old defensive back coming off his second broken collarbone in three years isn’t tremendous.
Matt Flynn is back to square one and the former Green Bay Packers quarterback is OK with that.
The Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks will follow up their controversial encounter from the 2012 season with a nationally broadcast preseason game at Lambeau Field on Friday, Aug. 23, on CBS at 7 p.m.
Over the next three weeks we’ll periodically look at the mock drafts of some national draft experts.
The Green Bay Packers have made little noise this offseason, but quietly have positioned themselves to absorb record-contract extensions for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews.
Maybe linebacker Clay Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers will get their contract extensions with the Packers done at the same time.
More than a year had passed since his last professional football game, but Loyce Means never lost hope.
Frank Zombo has found a new home with some familiar surroundings.
One way to get a read on what appear to be bubble prospects between the first and second rounds of the NFL draft is to see who the league invites to New York City for the first day of the draft.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers offered little insight into his contract negotiations during an appearance on 102.9 FM in Milwaukee.
As NFL free agency rages, the Green Bay Packers continue to test the waters with street free agents, signing cornerback Loyce Means, who most recently played in the CFL.
Here's a chart you might want to keep handy when you're looking at the test results for players in this year's draft.
If you’re looking for a long-shot, out-of-the-box player in this year’s rookie class, keep an eye on Lawrence Okoye.
When you’re talking about a salary in the $20-million-per-year range, a difference of $2 million doesn’t seem overly significant.
It’s unlikely to impact the negotiations between the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but another quarterback did a blockbuster deal today.
Aaron Rodgers’ brother didn’t get invited to the NFL scouting combine, but he’ll get a shot to make an NFL team as a late-round draft pick or undrafted rookie.
If the Packers select a defensive lineman with their first pick in April’s draft, at No. 26 overall, one of the players who might be on their radar is Purdue’s Kawann Short.
A week ago, all the important players in the negotiations to get Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a new contract were in the same location.
The Packers' mandatory minicamp will run from Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6.
The Packers paid no money up front to give Giorgio Tavecchio a chance to win their kicking job.
Michael Huff won't be visiting the Packers after all.
Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause offers his take on the Packers' decision to hold onto tight end Jermichael Finley and his $8.25 million price tag for the 2013 season.
The Packers are bringing in safety Michael Huff for a free-agent visit, according to a report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Green Bay Packers' kicking competition has officially begun.
According to an NFL Network TV listing (http://on.nfl.com/14k4eX0), the NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday, April 16.
Jermichael Finley said on Twitter Monday afternoon that he’ll remain with the Packers this season, and a source confirmed that the Packers tight end didn’t take a pay cut or have his contract changed in any way by the 3 p.m. deadline.
Brad Jones’ new contract makes him higher paid than A.J. Hawk and the team’s second-highest paid inside linebacker, behind Desmond Bishop.
The 8th Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour is scheduled May 14-18, the Packers announced this morning.
The Green Bay Packers re-signed linebacker Brad Jones to a three-year, $11.75 million contract, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Packers announced they've re-signed inside linebacker Brad Jones.
The NFL released the full order for this year's draft's selection, and here's where the Packers' eight picks will fall (they have their own pick in each round plus a compensatory pick in the fifth round:
Linebacker Brad Jones was at the Green Bay Packers’ offices on Wednesday afternoon, a sign that he might be returning to the team.
For the first time since his rookie season, Packers kicker Mason Crosby probably will have some competition in training camp.
The Green Bay Packers plan to focus on improving the left side of their offensive line.
After missing out on free-agent running back Steven Jackson, the Packers plan to give young DuJuan Harris a shot at the starting job this season.
PHOENIX — After much discussion over three days at the NFL annual meetings, the owners approved the rule proposal that will make it illegal for a runner to lead into a defender with the crown of his helmet outside the tackle box.
Greg Jennings isn’t feeling nostalgic about returning to Lambeau Field this season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Of the rule changes being discussed at the NFL annual meetings, the one getting the most debate is proposal No. 6: Contact with the crown of the helmet.
PHOENIX — Yes, Chuck Pagano watched the tape of the outside linebacker Erik Walden from the Packers’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC divisional playoff game, when quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards and in the process made most of the Packers defensive players, Walden chief among them, look foolish.
This will either infuriate Green Bay Packers fans or make them happy: Team president Mark Murphy believes the team is closer to honoring former quarterback Brett Favre by retiring his number.
A year after getting four compensatory picks, the Green Bay Packers received just one in this year's draft.
Outside linebacker Frank Zombo's injury issues leave his future with the Green Bay Packers in question.
PHOENIX -- The Packers cut linebacker A.J. Hawk’s 2013 pay by nearly $2 million when he agreed to renegotiate his contract last week.
The busiest member of the Packers contingent here at the NFL annual meetings is probably Russ Ball. The Packers vice president of player finance has the difficult job of trying to negotiate contract extensions for two of the team’s biggest stars, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
Former Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who signed a five-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend for an average of around $9.5 million per year, said on the Jim Rome radio show today he has no hard feelings toward the Packers.
At one point during an organized team activity practice last spring, veteran center Jeff Saturday turned to a group of reporters who were observing the Green Bay Packers practice and asked: “Does that look like contact to you guys?”
That the Minnesota Vikings were the main suitors for Greg Jennings played no part in the Green Bay Packers' counter-offer to the free-agent receiver.
Reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly still has several hurdles to clear before the Green Bay Packers will make a decision on his future.
Tom Crabtree ended up surprised and feeling bittersweet about leaving the Green Bay Packers.
When the Packers decided not to tender tight end Tom Crabtree as a restricted free agent earlier this week, they knew there was the possibility they could lose him.
The Green Bay Packers have lost receiver Greg Jennings, but they will still see plenty of him.
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has agreed to a restructure the remaining three years of his contract.
Free-agent linebacker Brad Jones is visiting the Tennessee Titans today.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t shown much interest in bringing back outside linebacker Frank Zombo, a restricted free agent.
Count Packers receiver James Jones among those who are surprised receiver Greg Jennings is still on the market.
Though the Minnesota Vikings waited a couple days into free agency to bring in Greg Jennings for a visit, probably to see whether his initial contract price had dropped, they appear to be making a strong personal pitch that they want him.
Free-agent running back Steven Jackson is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, and not the Green Bay Packers, according to a report by ESPN.
The market for free-agent receiver Greg Jennings is finally heating up.
One of the most controversial rules in recent NFL history may go by the wayside.
The rumors are rampant about the Packers possibly signing running back Steven Jackson, though up to now nothing has been confirmed by anyone in the media.
Greg Jennings' tenure with the Packers might not be over just yet. An NFL source said the Packers remained in the mix for Jennings, who became an unrestricted free agent at 3 p.m. today.
The Packers never offered defensive lineman Chris Canty a contract because of medical concerns, a source said.
The Packers still haven’t said whether they plan to give reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly another shot, but perhaps an indication of that came when he agreed to restructure his contract.
Outside linebacker Erik Walden is the first of the Packers' free agents to find a new home.
The Packers have decided not to offer a restricted free agent tender to backup linebacker Robert Francois, but his agent remained hopeful that his client will return to the team.
A day after rolling the dice by putting the lowest restricted free agent tender on center Evan Dietrich-Smith, the Packers took no such risk with cornerback Sam Shields.
To save salary cap space, the Packers are taking a calculated risk by offering center Evan Dietrich-Smith the lowest restricted free agent tender.
Cullen Jenkins will not be reuniting with the Green Bay Packers. The defensive lineman, who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, has signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants.
The agent for Cullen Jenkins said his client is more than open to a return to the Packers. Jenkins, who had 29 sacks for the Packers as primarily an inside rusher from 2004-10, is available after the Philadelphia Eagles cut him late last month.
Tramon Williams says his shoulder injury from 2011 still bothered him enough in 2012 that he had to play more off-coverage than he’d prefer.
Chris Canty’s agent said he’s not necessarily expecting a contract offer from the Packers before his client finishes his visit to Green Bay today.
The Packers made it official today when they announced they’ve hired Alonzo Dotson as a college scout.
University of Wisconsin halfback Montee Ball might have undone some of the damage from his slow 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine.
It's just a matter of time before the Packers get around to giving quarterback Aaron Rodgers the new contract he deserves. The only question is how much time.
ESPN NFL analyst and former Indianapolis Colts General Manager Bill Polian answered questions about NFL free agency Tuesday on a media conference call. Here were his responses to questions about Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings:
Jeff Saturday, who played center for the Green Bay Packers last season and recently announced his retirement, said the new contract signed by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is good news for the Packers' Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers will not use their franchise tag on receiver Greg Jennings, according to a report on Foxsports.com. The deadline for using the franchise tag is 3 p.m. today. The tag would have cost the Packers $10.54 million in salary cap room.
Defensive end Chris Canty will visit the Packers next Wednesday and Thursday, agent Brad Blank confirmed today.
The latest report on Greg Jennings’ hopes for free agency in effect says he wants to be the third-highest paid receiver in the NFL at an average of $12 million a season.
Robert Francois is more than open to returning to the Packers even if the team doesn’t him the lowest restricted free agent tender, which is looking more and more likely.
NFL.com has reported the franchise and transition tag salaries for this year. These are for the non-exclusive tag, which means the team can match any offer its franchise player signs or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. The exact amount for the exclusive-tag figures won’t be determined until April and are based on the average of the top five salary cap figures at that position for 2013.
Jermichael Finley says that if Packers insist on him taking a pay cut to remain with the team, they’ll have to cut him.
Former Packers defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will visit the New York Giants on Friday, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
Though there’s no top-10 type safety and maybe only one who will be drafted in the first round this year, this year’s class has a strong group of prospects with good size (210 pounds ore more) and decent athletic ability, as measured by the testing at the scouting combine at that position. Not all players did all tests, and some did none or only one.
The NFL has reinstated Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly after suspending him indefinitely in 2010 for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
The Packers have hired the nephew of former defensive lineman Santana Dotson as an area college scout.
In a story over the weekend we looked at the defensive linemen who probably get drafted in the first three rounds. The defensive linemen have worked out – not all of them participated – and here’s how some of those players fared.
Any time Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams returned to Fayetteville, Ark., the past two years, Chris Gragg made sure he carved out the time to meet with the former Arkansas star.
Rumors of tight end Jermichael Finley’s departure from the Green Bay Packers appear to be greatly exaggerated.
Would the Green Bay Packers, who have some holes to fill on their defensive line, be interested in bringing Cullen Jenkins back? Never say never in the NFL, but don’t count on it.
The Green Bay Packers still haven’t found a difference-maker on the back end of their defense quite like safety Nick Collins.
Before he was an all-conference offensive tackle at Louisiana Tech, Jordan Mills was just your standard 6- or 7-year-old wanting to hang with the big kids. One was his cousin, Tramon Williams.
Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein, who starred at Kimberly, is neither the biggest nor the strongest linebacker at the NFL combine, but still is ready to make an impact.
As Marqueis Gray hobbled through his senior year at the University of Minnesota, he kept tabs on what Seattle quarterback and former Big Ten rival Russell Wilson was doing in the NFL.
It doesn’t appear Mike Taylor will be ready in time to work out during Wisconsin’s Pro Day on March 6 after undergoing sports hernia surgery last month.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike McCarthy confirmed what has been obvious since his season-ending press conference: He’s retaining Dom Capers as his defensive coordinator.
The past year came with no shortage of challenges for Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball.
Allen Barbre never lived up to hype, but the fact still remained he ran the fastest 40-yard dash time for an offensive linemen in NFL combine history in 2007.
The recent saga of Manti Te’o highlights one of the many reasons NFL teams are performing their due diligence in fact-checking potential selections prior to April’s draft.
Pat Marquardt played college basketball at the University of Washington, so it only stood to reason her son, Luke, would follow in those footsteps.
In easily the largest media huddle in NFL scouting combine history, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o confirmed he’s talked with the Green Bay Packers.
Randall Cobb’s time as the Green Bay Packers’ primary returner may be drawing to a close.
INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Taylor’s on-field audition for NFL teams will have to wait.
The torn anterior cruciate ligament in Jerel Worthy’s left knee could cost the Green Bay Packers’ defensive lineman his second professional training camp.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said “we’re looking for good football players who add to the culture of the Packers" at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS – In three years, Ted Thompson’s top tier of personnel advisers has completely turned over.
The injury bug bit the Green Bay Packers heavily last season, but Ted Thompson is expecting those wounds to heal before the 2013 campaign.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson spoke to the media on Friday morning at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS – As the NFL and its players association remain at an impasse about the state of testing for human growth hormone, the league’s mounting frustration is becoming evident.
INDIANAPOLIS – As John Dorsey prepares for his first scouting combine as an NFL general manager, John Schneider recalled one of his favorite memories of his former colleague with the Green Bay Packers.
The NFL released its tentative order for April's NFL Draft of which the Green Bay Packers currently have seven selections.
INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Frederick leaned on a plethora of former teammates, coaches and family when making the decision about declaring early for the NFL Draft.
INDIANAPOLIS – John Schneider said he and Ted Thompson still haven’t talked about the play.
INDIANAPOLIS – John Schneider is open to any conversation, but the Seattle Seahawks general manager remained adamant on Thursday he isn’t shopping former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn.
With Greg Jennings bound for free agency and Donald Driver retired, veteran wide receiver James Jones feels he’s ready to take on a greater role in the Green Bay Packers’ offense.
The NFL has added a new aptitude test to augment the Wonderlic intelligence test for prospects at this week’s scouting combine.
The Packers’ restricted free-agent tenders could take up about a little more than $5 million in salary cap room, based on the best guess of the offers general manager Ted Thompson will make.
Beginning today, NFL teams can extend franchise tags to one unrestricted free agent. But don’t expect the Green Bay Packers to make a move on receiver Greg Jennings.
Here is a ranking of the Green Bay Packers’ five restricted free agents, based on their value in Green Bay.
The agent for Charles Woodson said that as far as he knows, the Packers didn’t discuss reducing Charles Woodson’s contract before deciding to release him today.
The Packers have confirmed they cut defensive back Charles Woodson after his seven years with the team.
Charles Woodson earned four Pro Bowl berths during his eight-year career in Oakland, but it wasn't until he signed as a free agent with the Packers in 2006 that his interception statistics took off.
In seven seasons with the Packers, Charles Woodson had a highly productive career. Here are some of his career highlights:
Indications are that the Packers intend to release veteran defensive back Charles Woodson.
Let’s take a spin around the NFC North and see what’s happening:
Maybe Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who will become an unrestricted free agent on March 12, will get a big payday after all. Some reports this offseason have downplayed Jennings' value on the open market, but if ProFootballFocus.com is correct, Jennings could be the most valuable receiver available
Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who will become an unrestricted free agent next month, said Wednesday he wouldn't rule out playing for either the Minnesota Vikings or Miami Dolphins.
Should the Green Bay Packers switch their dynamic receiver Randall Cobb into offense-only mode?
One recent report has mentioned the Packers as a dark-horse trade candidate for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, and a subsequent opinion piece argued that general manager Ted Thompson should pull the trigger on a deal for the NFL’s premier cornerback
Packers running back Cedric Benson has paid $853,50 in fines for three citations in Manitowoc County, according to The Associated Press.
For the third time in the past decade, Brett Favre has endured a natural disaster in Hattiesburg, Miss., the community where the former Packers quarterback lives.
The Green Bay Packers have the fourth-best odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII next season, according to the online oddsmaker Bovada.lv.
The Buffalo Bills cut linebacker Nick Barnett today, though at his age it probably is a stretch to think the Green Bay Packers will try to re-sign him.
In a sign of the continuing evolution of the NFL, new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has hired a "sports science coordinator" to work with the team's strength and conditioning coach, not replace him.
Only five teams have a more difficult schedule than the Packers next season, based on the final records of teams in 2012.
Bill Polian ranks Packers receiver Greg Jennings in the second of his three-tier system for rating free agents.
The Packers picked up an extra $7 million on this year's salary cap by carrying over unused cap room from last year.
Mike McCarthy doesn’t often wear his emotions on his sleeve.
Prior to the start of Donald Driver retirement ceremony, the Packers' public relations department handed out a packet with comments from current and former NFL players about Driver.
The Packers recently signed offensive lineman Kevin Hughes as a reserve/future free agent.
Donald Driver took questions from the media about his career after giving his opening statement.
Following a video montage about his career, Donald Driver finally spoke about his decision to retire while fighting back tears to start the news conference:
A public retirement ceremony -- the first of its kind for the Green Bay Packers -- is fitting for wide receiver Donald Driver, the team's president and CEO said Wednesday.
Aaron Rodgers pondered the offer for a moment, but in the end the decision was an easy one to join Brett Favre on stage at the NFL Honors show.
Whatever issues Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers had with one another appear to be a thing of the past.
During the 1996 draft, the Green Bay Packers were on the phone with linebacker Ray Lewis, hoping he’d get past just one more team, but the Baltimore Ravens weren't deterred.
Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre haven’t always had the warmest of relationships, but that could be changing.
Dave Robinson admitted he was on pins and needles for the past two weeks as the decision day on his nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame neared.
Dave Robinson, an athletic linebacker who starred for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 to 1972, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.
Donald Driver, one of the most popular and productive receivers in Green Bay Packers history, has decided to retire.
Here's where Donald Driver ranks in NFL history in several statistical categories:
After 14 NFL seasons, Donald Driver is walking away.
Many former and current members of the Green Bay Packers organization took to Twitter this morning to offer their thoughts and prospective on the retirement of Donald Driver, the franchise's all-time leading receiver.
Here are some some Donald Driver career highlights, based on the Packers' season-ending 2012 Dope Sheet:
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers praised receiver Donald Driver on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show on Tuesday, prior to the wide receiver's announcement that he would retire.
Every year the PackersNews.com staff is asked to make preseason predictions, and every year as part of our commitment to accountability, we review how accurate those forecasts turned out.
Things can change dramatically between now and next fall, but from a distance, the Packers' 2013 schedule looks very challenging.
For the past four years under Shawn Slocum, the Green Bay Packers’ special-team units have improved in the Dallas Morning News’ annual rankings.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he expects coach Mike McCarthy to continue calling plays next season.
Last week USA Today reported that Donald Driver was leaning toward retirement.
Don’t think it went unnoticed among the Green Bay Packers’ hierarchy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is looking for a Drew Brees-type contract.
It has taken three years for the Green Bay Packers to get a stat line out of James Starks that resembles one full NFL season. So what do the Packers have in Starks?
The post-Packers preparations have begun for Greg Jennings with free agency a little more than one month away and his future in Green Bay in doubt.
Donning his NFC blue uniform for the first and only time, Jeff Saturday trotted out during the first quarter of Sunday's Pro Bowl and into the huddle of the AFC offense.
Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris has landed his first NFL coaching job.
Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday didn’t need until after the Pro Bowl to decide he’s retiring after 14 NFL seasons.
As Donald Driver reportedly moves toward retirement, Jeff Saturday plans to wait until after the Pro Bowl to make a decision on his own future, according to NFL.com.
The effort and level of play in Sunday's Pro Bowl could determine whether the games remains part of the NFL schedule is eliminated.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver appears to be leaning strongly toward retiring this offseason, according to a report in USA Today.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House will undergo shoulder today, according to a post from his wife this morning on Twitter.
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila went from getting cut from his first training camp to becoming the Packers' all-time sacks leader and now a member of the Packers Hall of Fame..
There’s bound to be some changes to the Green Bay Packers’ roster this offseason, but Aaron Rodgers doesn’t believe Charles Woodson should be among them.
Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and kicker Chris Jacke, along with contributor Emil Fischer, will be inducted into the the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in July.
A lost shoe against in last week's 45-31 NFC divisional-round loss to San Francisco cost Josh Sitton his only two snaps of the season.
Without question, the injury was gruesome and as severe as they've seen, but the Green Bay Packers haven’t changed their minds on the prospects for tackle Derek Sherrod.
The Green Bay Packers will send another player to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
The Packers were a top-10 team in some key statistical categories, including passing offense, turnover differential, kickoff return average, punt return average and sacks.
Green Bay Packers rookie safety Sean Richardson underwent surgery for a cervical disc herniation this past week in Los Angeles.
The Packers defense improved in just about every major statistical category this season compared to last year, which in some corners should justify keeping Dom Capers as defensive coordinator.
The performance of the Packers offense dropped off from 2011 to 2012.
The move took some coaxing, but Charles Woodson eventually bought into the idea.
As Mike Trgovac observed from the sideline this season, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett didn’t look the part of a 33-year-old veteran playing one of the league’s most grueling positions.
Although Tramon Williams was the Packers’ No. 1 cornerback in 2012, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be back there in 2013.
The Green Bay Packers’ postseason evaluations will again take longer than usual this season as Mike McCarthy and his staff prepare to coach the NFC in next month’s Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
The Packers used undrafted first-year player Jeremy Ross as their punt returner on Saturday night in their playoff game against the 49ers, and it proved costly.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is under fire after the Packers’ lousy performance in a 45-31 playoff loss to the 49ers on Saturday night.
Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden has been blamed for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s 56-yard touchdown run around right end Saturday night, which gave San Francisco the lead for good in the third quarter in their NFC divisional playoff game.
Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene strongly defended Dom Capers on Tuesday when asked if he was the right defensive coordinator for the Packers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media during his final news conference of the 2012 season on Tuesday afternoon. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
In a PackersNews.com poll currently being conducted, 41% of the nearly 3,600 respondents so far believe Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers should be fired.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he won't play in this year's Pro Bowl because of an injury.
With his first full NFL season under his belt, Graham Harrell is heading home to Ennis, Texas, a changed player in his mind.
The Green Bay Packers have signed their eight-man practice squad to future deals for the 2013 season.
The Green Bay Packers will have the 26th pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
For the second straight season, coach Mike McCarthy and his staff will coach the NFC Pro Bowl team, the Packers announced today.
To say the least, it was a disappointing season for running back James Starks.
General Manager Ted Thompson and coach MIke McCarthy will have some days of soul searching ahead in light of the Packers' washout against the 49ers Saturday night in a divisional playoff game.
Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, two receivers who likely have played their last game in a Green Bay Packers uniform, talked again Sunday afternoon during the team's final locker room session.
Until the moment the ball dropped to the grass of Candlestick Park, Jeremy Ross thought he had a chance for a big play.
This was why San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made the midseason change from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback.
49ers 45, Packers 31
49ers 31, Packers 24
49ers 24, Packers 21
Packers 14, 49ers 7
Another high-ranking member of the Green Bay Packers’ personnel department is getting a shot at running his own ship.
Donald Driver is back.
The San Francisco 49ers have known all week that defensive lineman Justin Smith is going to play today.
Up until this season, it had been awhile since Dezman Moses played in many meaningful football games.
Faced with similar kicking problems as the Packers, the 49ers signed Billy Cundiff to compete with struggling David Akers for their kicking job. The two have been in several kicking contests going back to last week, and it appears Akers won the battle and will kick against the Packers.
Coordinator Vic Fangio worked for Dom Capers in Carolina and Houston, and runs a 3-4 zone-blitz scheme similar to Capers’ scheme with the Packers. The 49ers finished No. 2 in scoring defense, No. 3 in total yards, No. 4 in rushing yards allowed per game and No. 3 in average yards allowed per carry.
Coach Jim Harbaugh runs a version of the West Coast offense that he’s modified for new quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s exceptional running ability and comfort operating in the modified shotgun offense called the “pistol” that he used in college at Nevada. The 49ers rank No. 13 in scoring, No. 12 in yards, No. 2 in rushing yards per game and No. 2 in average yards per rush.
By NFL running back standards, DuJuan Harris is short (5-foot-8) and light (203 pounds).
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named to the second-team Associated Press All-Pro team, with the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning earning first-team honors.
There are times when Adrienne Packer wishes she could just change her name. Never moreso than today.
Have you ever wondered exactly how the Green Bay Packers discover the likes of DuJuan Harris and Jeremy Ross in the middle of a season and still find ways to incorporate them into significant roles?
The roar was deafening. Immersed in one of the NFL’s loudest venues, Evan Dietrich-Smith faced one of the toughest tests of his young career at the Metrdome two weeks ago.
Press-Gazette Media’s Joe Heller wrapped up his popular League of Lambeau illustration series this morning with your choice for the current team – Donald Driver.
Jordy Nelson (ankle) and Randall Cobb (illness) are both probable to play during Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers.
Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene is one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
San Francisco’s weather forecast for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game between the Packers and 49ers calls for a high of 50 degrees, a low of 39 degrees, calm winds and only a 10 percent chance of rain.
So how do the Packers and 49ers rank in key statistical categories?
Jim Harbaugh's decision to bench Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers' quarterback in midseason was a gutsy move, but was it a good one?
Here's a look at the official injury report for Saturday's game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
A collection of San Francisco Bay Area sports columnists and what they’re writing about Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game:
David Akers has won his job back.
Erik Walden wants to play every snap, but right now the Packers' fifth-year outside linebacker knows that’s not his role.
There’s no question in Mike McCarthy’s mind Randall Cobb will play during Saturday’s NFC Divisional playoff game against San Francisco.
Packers coach Mike McCarhty spoke to the media following practice on Thursday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb returned to practice on Thursday morning after sitting out on Wednesday with an ankle injury and illness, respectively.
Through the thick and thin, the Green Bay Packers stood by Mason Crosby.
Here's the injury report for today that the Packers and 49ers turned into the NFL offices:
Mike McCarthy doesn’t have a vote for AP coach of the year, but if the Packers coach did he suggested that last year he would have voted for the 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh and this year for the Indianapolis Colts’ Bruce Arians and Chuck Pagano.
Running back James Starks might be healthy enough to play for the first time since he sustained a bruise inside his knee in early December and could provide the Packers with a bigger back to attack San Francisco’s strong run defense.
One of the staples of the 49ers’ defense is a pass-rushing call that helped outside linebacker Aldon Smith finish No. 2 in the NFL in sacks this season is the twist he and defensive lineman Justin Smith run against left guards and tackles.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy’s post-practice press conference Wednesday:
The Packers were missing two receivers at practice today, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
In today’s blog, we talk with two award-winning Bay Area reporters – one current, one former – who cover or have covered the NFL.
The Packers held their first practice of the week Tuesday for Saturday night's divisional-round playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Those who watched the NBC broadcast of Saturday’s night Packers-Vikings wild-card playoff game heard commentator Cris Collinsworth discuss how veteran Jeff Saturday lost his starting job late in the season.
Receiver Jordy Nelson, who limped off the field late in Saturday's playoff game against Minnesota, did not practice today, when the Packers began preparations for Saturday's divisional playoff game at San Francisco.
The Green Bay Packers signed rookie center Garth Gerhart to the practice squad on Tuesday while releasing offfensive lineman Shea Allard.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, lived in New London and Fond du Lac before moving to California when he was 4 years old and still has relatives living in Wisconsin.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh recalled what his college coach at Michigan, Bo Schembechler, used to say when preparing for an opponent.
This morning I spoke with Vaughn McClure, a former colleague who has been one of the Chicago Bears beat writers for the Chicago Tribune for the past six seasons. I wanted to get his impressions on Saturday’s Green Bay-San Francisco game, the Bears’ situation and on Packers fans from a rival’s perspective.
Here are the latest odds to win the Super Bowl and conference championships, courtesy of www.Bovada.lv:
One of the keys to Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game at San Francisco might be the health and effectiveness of 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh apparently can’t decide which of his kickers to use against the Packers in Saturday’s divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.
As we start the second installment of Joe Heller’s awesome League of Lambeau illustration series, I thought I’d share how the reader voting went.
Crutches leaning against his locker and left leg extended, Jerel Worthy perused his cell phone while his Green Bay Packers’ teammates took in the 24-10 wild-card win over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.
Pro football writer Peter King of Sports Illustrated gave Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers his coach of the week award for the way Adrian Peterson was bottled up in Saturday night’s playoff game.
If not for a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the regular-season finale, there’s a very good chance the Packers would be hosting the San Francisco 49ers in a divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field this weekend instead of the other way around.
Packers punter Tim Masthay didn’t have his best game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday night.
In the regular-season opener at Lambeau Field on Sept. 9, the San Francisco 49ers burst to a 23-7 lead against the Green Bay Packers on their way to a 30-22 victory.
Despite being inactive in four of the Green Bay Packers' last six games, Donald Driver and coach Mike McCarthy appear to be on the same page.
Ideally, Charles Woodson never would have broken the collarbone in the first place, but it happened and the Packers’ defense has adjusted accordingly for the past two months.
For all the running backs the Green Bay Packers have churned through this season, DuJuan Harris managed to do something on Saturday that no other back could accomplish during the regular season.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Sunday after his team’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
This time it wasn’t even close.
At 29 years old, Tramon Williams doesn’t take naps – he administers them.
Scoring summary from the first quarter of tonight's game at Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers have seen the last of Christian Ponder for this season.
Mike McCarthy takes a 5-3 playoff record into tonight's wild-card game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.
The Canadian Football League wasn't his first choice, but Micah Johnson needed to provide.
The Packers had high hopes for defensive end Jerel Worthy when they drafted him in the second round out of Michigan State in April’s draft.
Adrian Peterson torched the Green Bay Packers’ defense for 199 rushing yards in last Sunday’s 37-34 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn’t have a problem with critical comments made about him on Twitter by the sister of receiver Greg Jennings.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield are listed as questionable for their playoff game Saturday against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
Packers director of football operations John Dorsey is on the radar of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, according to national media reports: http://pck.rs/WhxqVm
The San Francisco 49ers this week handled their place-kicking problems much differently than the Green Bay Packers dealt with theirs.
John Dorsey could become the latest of Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson's personnel men to run his own scouting department.
The Green Bay Packers’ plan going into Saturday’s Wild Card showdown with the Minnesota Vikings is to have their best 11 defensive players on the field at one time.
For the first time since their regular-season opener against San Francisco, it looks like the Green Bay Packers have a full complement of healthy wide receivers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Thursday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Packers were without cornerback Tramon Williams during the portion of practice available to the media on Thursday, along with wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (ankle) and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy (knee).
The special-teams coaching combination of Shawn Slocum and Chad Morton has helped mold the third phase of the Green Bay Packers over the past two years.
The television set has been consistently dialed into the Southeastern Conference Sports Network for the past two years at Aaron Rodgers’ household.
Jeremy Ross’ performance as a punt and kickoff returner the past two weeks was good enough that he'll probably at least share of those duties this week even though Randall Cobb is back from an ankle injury.
Greg Jennings says he’s unhappy with his sister’s tweets that criticized quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ organization during last week’s game against Minnesota but that he didn’t ask her stop tweeting or take down her Twitter account.
Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said the Chicago Bears have requested and received permission to interview him for their vacant head-coaching job.
Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy won't be playing anymore this season. The Packers said Wednesday that Worthy's knee injury is season-ending.
Receiver Jordy Nelson and tight end Jermichael Finley returned to Packers practice today after sitting out Tuesday.
The Packers' priority this week is figuring out a way to slow down Minnesota halfback Adrian Peterson, who has rushed for 409 yards in two games against them this season.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears have asked for permission to interview Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements for their head-coaching position.
Donald Driver knows his career with the Green Bay Packers almost certainly will end after this playoff run, but the team’s all-time leading receiver said he hasn’t decided if he will retire or try to keep his career alive with another team.
Cornerback Charles Woodson, out with a broken collarbone since Oct. 21, has been cleared to play, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday.
Packers safety Charles Woodson has been practicing for the last month but until today, it was only on scout team.
If you think Adrian Peterson’s run at Eric Dickerson’s single-season NFL rushing record was a one-time shot, think again.
The great thing about having a running back like Adrian Peterson, according to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, is that there’s never a bad time to give him the ball.
Despite Packers coach Mike McCarthy's claim yesterday that "We don't have a starting running back," it sure looks like DuJuan Harris is their best option heading into the playoffs.
Alex Green’s zero snaps during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings weren’t a fluke.
The initial diagnosis of Jerel Worthy’s injured left knee doesn’t appear promising.
Randall Cobb was close, but not close enough for the Green Bay Packers to warrant pushing their dynamic wide receiver back a moment too soon during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to Minnesota.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after Sunday's 37-34 loss to Minnesota. Here's the transcript from that interview:
Vikings 37, Packers 34
Vikings 27, Packers 24
Vikings 20, Packers 10
Vikings 10, Packers 0
The Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver/returner Randall Cobb (ankle/knee) during today’s regular-season finale with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings run coach Leslie Frazier’s version of the Tampa-2 scheme and rank No. 11 in points allowed, No. 16 in yards allowed, No. 13 in rushing yards allowed and No. 6 in average yards allowed per carry.
A week from the start of the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers won’t roll on the dice on Randall Cobb.
Adrian Peterson (1,898 yards rushing) needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s NFL single-season record of 2,105 yards set in 1984, and needs 102 yards rushing to become only the seventh player in NFL history to hit the 2,000-yard mark.
From the start of the season, Joe Whitt was transparent about what his philosophy was going to be for handling the team’s cornerback contingent.
When the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, they didn’t have cornerback Chris Cook.
The Green Bay Packers’ regular-season finale against Minnesota today doesn’t come with the same amount of anxiety as 2010, but it’s not last year’s Week 17 exhibition, either.
The NFL might not see it, but Jeff Saturday sure does.
A year ago the Packers defense was surrendering gobs of yardage and big plays. Part of the problem stemmed from blown assignments.
The Packers’ defensive players from top to bottom this season has expressed nothing but admiration and respect for Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson.
Mike McCarthy is going to take the weekend to let Randall Cobb’s ankle sort itself out.
Jeff Saturday was out with his kids on Wednesday without a clue of what was to come when the NFL announced this year’s Pro Bowl rosters.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday after his team’s final practice before Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Randall Cobb was back at practice on Friday, participating in limited fashion throughout various drills during the portion open to media.
When Mike Neal started hearing his name being lumped in with some of the Green Bay Packers’ more recent busts last offseason, the 6-foot-3, 294-pound defensive lineman did his best to not let it bother him.
Here are the Packers' and Vikings' official injury reports today:
Count B.J. Raji among those who thinks the NFL would be better served having NFL scouts choose the Pro Bowl teams instead of the combined vote of fans, players and coaches.
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's short press conference after practice today:
Kicker Mason Crosby (illness) was back at practice and only three players didn't participate today, including receiver Randall Cobb (ankle, knee).
Clay Matthews is the first player in Packers history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first four years, and Aaron Rodgers will start at quarterback for the second straight year.
Here's today's full injury report for both teams:
Aaron Rodgers will be the starting quarterback for the NFC in the Pro Bowl and is one of three Packers players to make the team.
Packers defensive back Charles Woodson still thinks he will be able to play when the playoffs begin. If he does, he won’t have any more regular-season games to break himself back in.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Wednesday evening. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
For only the second time since Week 4, it looks like the Packers will have both Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings available.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs to 208 yards rushing on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers to break the NFL’s single-season rushing record (2,105 by Eric Dickerson in 1984), and the Vikings need a win to get into the playoffs — which would force a rematch with the Packers in a wild-card game.
With one week remaining in the regular season, there's still much to be determined in the NFC playoff picture.
Packers coach MIke McCarthy said in no uncertain terms on Monday that he has no regrets about playing receiver Randall Cobb on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner, even though Cobb hurt his ankle Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
The Green Bay Packers don’t care about playoff scenarios.
Mike McCarthy was as surprised as anyone Alex Green wasn’t able to make it back for Sunday’s game against Tennessee.
Mike McCarthy openly admits it wasn’t an easy move to make, but one that needed to be made with two games left in the regular season.
Assuming his ankle injury isn’t serious, Randall Cobb will remain the Green Bay Packers' primary kickoff and punt returner for the remainder of the season.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday morning following his team’s 55-7 win over Tennessee on Sunday. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
This was utter domination on the part of the Green Bay Packers.
The NFL has announced the Green Bay Packers’ regular-season finale with the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday has been moved to 3:25 p.m. CT on FOX as a part of the league’s flexible scheduling.
Packers 55, Titans 7
Packers 34, Titans 0
Packers 20, Titans 0
Packers 14, Titans 0
Jerry Gray is in his second season as defensive coordinator and held the same job with Buffalo from 2001 to 2005. His defense ranks No. 23 in yards allowed, No. 30 in points allowed, No. 25 in rushing yards allowed and No. 15 in yards allowed per carry.
The Titans are a mess offensively. Coach Mike Munchak fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer three weeks ago and promoted quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, who is 32 and has been a Titans assistant since 2006. The Titans rank No. 23 in total yards and scoring, and are No. 19 in rushing yards and No. 6 in average yards per carry. In the last four games, they’ve averaged only 16.5 points. The source of many of their problems is their offensive line, where they’ve been wiped out by injuries.
Packers running back Alex Green was not cleared from his concussion and has been ruled out for today's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Playing center is different than any other position on the offensive line.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense wasn’t in the market to repeat the 2011 season.
Nearly 15 years ago, Charles Woodson won the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year honors behind a five-interception inaugural campaign.
The Packers this morning added starting right tackle Don Barclay to their injury report as "questionable" because of an illness.
Standing on the doorstep of Green Bay Packers' franchise history, Randall Cobb has no intentions slowing down despite an increased workload this season.
When NFL teams make late-season runs, they often get help from a player who for whatever reason wasn’t playing a lot or playing as well early in the season as late.
It took until the 15th game of the season, but Evan Dietrich-Smith has finally overtaken veteran Jeff Saturday for the Packers' starting center job: http://pck.rs/VbFMBI
The Packers won't be getting wide receiver Jordy Nelson back this week.
The Green Bay Packers will be without Charles Woodson for the eighth consecutive game this Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The touchdowns have grabbed the attention this season, but the difference in James Jones’ game could be illustrated in one simple interaction following Sunday’s 21-13 win over Chicago.
Here's today's Packers-Titans official injury report:
Shawn Slocum, the Packers’ special-teams coach, said the team is not bringing in a sports psychologist or kicking specialist to work with struggling Mason Crosby.
The Packers might have to play Sunday against Tennessee with two players signed in season as their only halfbacks.
When the knee first swelled up, James Starks feared this might finally being the tipping point.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference today:
As the Packers hit the home stretch of the 2012 season, receiver Greg Jennings could be playing his final games with the team.
Running back Alex Green and guard T.J. Lang missed Packers practice because of concussions for the second straight day, which suggests their chances of playing this week are slim.
Every year when the Green Bay area gets its first round of snowfall, there are a new batch of rookies and first-year Packers who get their first taste of winter in Wisconsin.
The Green Bay Packers have again referred back to their training camp rolodex to fill an opening on the team’s eight-man practice squad.
The wait continues for Charles Woodson.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Packers starting offensive linemen T.J. Lang and Jeff Saturday were both absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice available to the media, along with seven others.
Over the past month, Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause has reiterated time and again that the Green Bay Packers’ need to stand by kicker Mason Crosby.
Packers receiver Greg Jennings reiterated today on NFL Network what he told the Press-Gazette last Friday about the prospects of returning to the Packers next season.
The Packers defense moved up to No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed, giving up an average of 20.9 per game.
The Packers have clinched the NFC North title and a home playoff game. Now all that needs to be determined is when they play their first post-season game and against which team.
Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby is mired in a slump that has seen him miss 12 field goals this season and at least one in each of the last nine games he has attempted one.
In his first game in a month, Clay Matthews was awarded one of the Packers’ game balls after tallying six tackles (four for a loss) and two sacks despite playing only 47 defensive snaps.
The Packers have thrown caution to the wind at times this season when it comes to special-teams trickeration, but Randall Cobb's backwards pass to Jeremy Ross off a punt took things to a new level on Sunday.
A year ago, with his team’s playoff destiny secure, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy chose to rest his core starters during its regular-season finale against Detroit.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team’s 21-13 win over Chicago. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Green Bay Packers’ satisfaction was thick in the visitors’ locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon.
Packers 21, Bears 13
Packers 21, Bears 10
Packers 14, Bears 7
The Packers were able to run the ball effectively in the first quarter with Alex Green gaining 23 yards on four carries, but Aaron Rodgers completed only 2-of-6 passes for 5 yards in the scoreless first quarter.
Packers right guard Josh Sitton is active and will start in today's game against Chicago after a hip injury kept him out of practice on Friday.
The Bears rank No. 5 in the NFL in fewest yards allowed, No. 3 in fewest points allowed, No. 12 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 22 in fewest yards allowed per carry.
Three months after their first matchup, in Week 2, the Green Bay Packers (9-4) play the Chicago Bears (8-5) at Soldier Field today in a game with big playoff ramifications. If the Packers win, they clinch the NFC North Division title. If the Bears win, they stay in the division race. Here’s an updated scouting report on the Bears based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
CHICAGO — Greg Jennings has missed the last two games the Packers have played the Chicago Bears.
Nestled underneath his parents’ home in Upper Marlboro, Md., lies what Jordan Miller affectionately refers to it as his “couch.”
Jerry Fontenot was hesitant at first to uproot his family from his Chicago-based home to the Green Bay when he left to pursue a career in coaching with the Packers in 2006.
It happens every season in the NFL.
The Packers are scoring 24.8 points per game, which ranks them No. 10 in the NFL. Their opponent on Sunday, the Chicago Bears, are giving up just 16.8 points per game, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL.
The Packers will be facing an up-and-down Chicago Bears offense on Sunday.
When the knee injury first occurred, C.J. Wilson feared his season might be over.
Clay Matthews is probable to play for the first time in a month, but you can bet the Green Bay Packers will be mindful of the outside linebacker’s snaps as he returns this Sunday from his hamstring injury.
The Green Bay Packers’ already muffled offensive-line situation became even cloudier on Friday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday’s practice. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Greg Jennings finally feels good. That was evident Thursday, when he spoke unprompted but admiringly about Brandon Marshall’s rant a day earlier.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers-Bears game Sunday:
Here are the highlights of coach Mike McCarthy's short press conference after practice today:
The NFL in effect said safety Morgan Burnett was wrongly penalized for unnecessary roughness against the Detroit Lions last week.
Vic So’oto is back with the Packers after being on the NFL street for a day.
The signs continue to look promising for guard T.J. Lang to return after missing one game because of a sprained ankle.
Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall added some juice to the Packers-Bears rivalry Wednesday.
After playing 31 snaps in the Green Bay Packers’ 23-14 win over Minnesota two weeks ago, Mike Neal went back to the locker room and couldn’t move his shoulder.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Mike McCarthy's hope came to fruition on Wednesday.
This time, the Green Bay Packers survived without Matthews, winning three of the four games they went without the injured outside linebacker.
The Packers signed practice squad defensive tackle Jordan Miller to the active roster today and cut linebacker Vic So'oto.
Here are some interesting statistics from ProFootballfocus.com on the Packers-Lions game (http://bit.ly/W1GjEJ)
A victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday would give the Packers their second straight NFC North championship.
Back in the day, landing a No. 1 or No. 2 playoff seed and subsequent first-round bye meant an almost guaranteed victory in the divisional round of the NFL’s post-season.
If T.J. Lang is healthy enough to play this week against the Chicago Bears, there's a possibility he will be put back at his familiar position at left guard.
After having only four defensive linemen available for 84 plays on Sunday, Ryan Pickett grinned when asked afterward if he thought either C.J. Wilson or Mike Neal could be back for this Sunday’s game against Chicago.
Dom Capers doesn't like to use the term starter when addressing the components of his defense.
There was nothing new to report, but there was hope in Mike McCarthy’s words Monday as the Green Bay Packers coach outlined the possible return of Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson and T.J. Lang this week .
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team's 27-20 win over Detroit. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Green Bay Packers’ dominance over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field continues.
The Green Bay Packers waived defensive lineman Johnny Jones off their injured reserve list this weekend.
Packers 17, Lions 17
ns 14, Packers 10
Matthew Stafford, 4-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), 7:16.
The Lions rank No. 19 in yards allowed, No. 25 in points allowed, No. 19 in rushing yards allowed per game and No. 25 in yards allowed per carry.
Following is an updated scouting report on the Lions based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
The first seven weeks of the season, the Packers were called for 10 holding penalties — a manageable number.
Morgan Burnett was only a freshman at Georgia Tech when the Green Bay Packers reeled off a 42-20 win over Seattle on a snowy evening on Jan. 13, 2008.
The Green Bay Packers never have finished outside the top 10 in offense during Mike McCarthy’s previous six seasons as head coach.
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh will not win any popularity contests outside Detroit.
Aaron Rodgers can become the quickest in Packers history to reach 50 victories while quarterbacking the team.
With James Starks out for at least a few weeks because of a knee injury and Cedric Benson on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Alex Green is the Packers’ best halfback.
Mike Neal’s chances of playing this Sunday against Detroit are doubtful, but it’s a much better prognosis than the one Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was bracing for.
The Green Bay Packers won’t be getting outside linebacker Clay Matthews back for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
After missing the first two days of practice this week with an ankle injury, T.J. Lang returned to Friday and alternated reps with the starting offensive line during the portion of practice available to the media.
Andrew Quarless’ mindset never wavered.
In each of his three seasons as the Green Bay Packers’ punter, Tim Masthay has either tied or broken the franchise record for net punting average.
The idea that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell floated Thursday suggests that one way or another, the kickoff might not be in the NFL much longer.
The biggest concern with newly signed halfback Ryan Grant isn’t conditioning but ball security.
Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson practiced in pads today for the first time since sustaining a broken collarbone in October, but he didn’t do much hitting and appears to be at least a week away from returning.
The Packers had the same list of players not practicing today as Wednesday, and there was no sign right tackle T.J. Lang will be able to return from an ankle injury to start this week.
The Packers turned to a familiar old veteran rather than the unknown potential of a young player to replace injured halfback James Starks.
Ryan Grant wasn't the only player making his return to the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
One after the other, the injuries have piled up for the Green Bay Packers this season with an injured-reserve list that’s swelled to 10 players and another six being held out of practice.
There still are more questions than answers about the status of Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson, T.J. Lang among others, but the Green Bay Packers appear close to operating at full capacity in their secondary.
A chorus of cheers from teammates welcomed Ryan Grant back to the Green Bay Packers’ facilities on Wednesday morning, only hours after re-signing with his former team.
Newly signed Ryan Grant will play against the Lions on Sunday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday, adding "it's great to have him back. (Grant) walked into the locker room and got a standing ovation" from players.
Ryan Grant practiced for the first time with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday only hours after trying out and re-signing with the team following a season-threatening knee injury to running back James Starks.
Running back Ryan Grant, who turns 30 on Sunday, is coming back to the injury-riddled Packers, an NFL source confirmed to the Press-Gazette.
With four games remaining in the regular season, there's still much to be determined in the NFC playoff picture.
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks injured his knee in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and could be lost for the season, ESPN Milwaukee reported Tuesday night.
The Packers have given up the second-most sacks in the NFL this season, trailing only the Arizona Cardinals.
The first kick banked in off the left upright from only 30 yards away. The second one from 53? Not even close.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers would love to see injured running back Cedric Benson return to the Packers next season.
Adrian Peterson gashed the Packers defense for 210 yards rushing on Sunday, which dropped Green Bay to No. 15 in the NFL in rushing defense and No. 24 in yards per rush.
The Packers rank anywhere from No. 5 to No. 7 in the latest round of NFL power rankings from selected national websites.
The Packers (8-4) have pulled within a half-game of the 49ers (8-3-1) for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, which would guarantee them a first-round playoff bye and divisional round post-season game at Lambeau Field.
The status of T.J. Lang and his injured ankle is uncertain, which means Don Barclay might line up as the Packers' starting right tackle on Sunday against the Lions.
There still is information to be collected, but Jordy Nelson could be in danger of missing another game due to his hamstring.
A Green Bay Packers’ defense that has lost its share of difference-makers to injury this season appears to finally be on the verge of getting one back.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media Monday following his team's 23-14 win over Minnesota. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The difference between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Sunday could be boiled down to each team's quarterback play.
Jerron McMillian heard the news like most on Saturday afternoon.
The Packers coughed up an 82-yard touchdown run to Adrian Peterson as Minnesota took a 14-10 lead entering halftime.
Packers 10, Vikings 0
Donald Driver hasn't had much of a role this season with the Packers.
Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews won't play again today against Minnesota because of the hamstring injury he sustained on Nov. 4 against Arizona.
Twelve years into his NFL career, Ryan Pickett isn’t satisfied.
When the phone finally stopped ringing, reality began to set in for DuJuan Harris.
The Packers placed tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) and safety Sean Richardson (back) on the season-ending injured reserve list on Saturday, the team announced.
In a sense, the Packers will have receiver Greg Jennings on Sunday for the first time since the opener.
Reaction to my column (http://pck.rs/Ww5r54) earlier this week on Mike McCarthy’s decision to send Mason Crosby out for a 55-yard field goal against the New York Giants last Sunday night was mixed.
In his column this week, Pete Dougherty writes about Ted Thompson's inability to supply the Packers' with a quality halfback during his nearly eight years as Packers general manager. (http://pck.rs/VdrfmV)
While the Packers will be without their biggest defensive playmaker in Clay Matthews Sunday, but Minnesota wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin, is doubtful to play.
Jerron McMillian had a feeling he might get fined after his unnecessary roughness hit on New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett last Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are going to have to wait at least another week to get outside linebacker Clay Matthews back on the field.
They’re two of the most dynamic players in the NFL, but there’s a chance only one of them might be on the field when the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings meet on Sunday.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers and Minnesota Vikings:
Offensive line coach James Campen said he doesn’t want his players dwelling on their performance last week against the New York Giants but also said they can’t just write it off as bad game, either.
The Packers will be finishing their season with James Starks and Alex Green as their primary running backs after all.
Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett was back on the practice field today after sitting out Wednesday because of a quadriceps injury.
The Packers close their season with four games against NFC North Division rivals in their last five games, starting Sunday at home against Minnesota.
Here's today's full injury report:
When Giants guard Chris Snee rolled on his knee and then others piled on at the end of the first play from scrimmage on Sunday, Packers defensive end C.J. Wilson thought his season was over.
Greg Jennings has been around long enough to know how the Packers operate when it comes to integrating injured players back into things.
Although Ryan Pickett didn't practice Wednesday because of a quad injury, Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't that concerned about Pickett's playing status for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Adrian Peterson is the NFL's leading rusher with 1,236 yards. Big surprise, right?
With the NFL's leading rusher, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, coming to town on Sunday, this probably isn't the week for the Packers to be thin on the defensive line.
The Packers are planning for the return of receiver Greg Jennings this week and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, if not this week then at some point soon.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today at his press conference that Cedric Benson will not practice this week and there will be an update Wednesday about the running back’s status.
The Packers offense is ranked 18th in total yards and 13th in points. On defense, the Packers also rank 18th in yards and 14th in points.
The Packers’ lopsided 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday sent them plummeting in this week's NFL power rankings.
Profootballfocus.com (http://bit.ly/SaomTr) does a weekly analysis of NFL games, and here are some tidbits from their look at the Packers-Giants game Sunday night:
The Packers suffered one of their worst thrashings in years in a 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. The good news is that the Packers still control their playoff destiny.
The Packers offense got dominated by the New York Giants Sunday night, leaving some to wonder how Green Bay can function effectively against Cover 2 defenses.
Mason Crosby has now missed a field goal in each of the last six games in which he’s attempted one, but there’s still reason for optimism in the eyes of his coaches.
This time around, the Green Bay Packers didn't fare quite as well without Clay Matthews.
Two weeks ago against Detroit, the Green Bay Packers’ defense ran nothing but its sub-package formations in a move to neutralize the pass-happy Lions.
The Detroit Lions' dwindling playoff hopes weren't enough to bump their primetime match up against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 9 on "Sunday Night Football."
It was the Cover-2 shell, a stagnant run game and an overpowering New York Giants’ defensive line that made this one possible.
The New York Giants were again too much for the Green Bay Packers during Sunday’s 38-10 blowout at MetLife Stadium.
When the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field next Sunday, it's likely they’ll have wide receiver Greg Jennings back in the fold.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards with three touchdowns as the New York Giants pummeled the Green Bay Packers 38-10 to snap their five-game winning streak on Sunday night.
Giants 38, Packers 10
The Packers had two turnovers in the first half with the New York Giants scoring touchdowns off both to take a 31-10 lead at halftime.
Giants 17, Packers 7
Packers receiver Greg Jennings was listed on the inactive list for tonight's game against the New York Giants.
Tonight's Packers-Giants game will have ramifications regarding the NFC playoff seedings heading into the final five weeks of the season.
Scotland-born kicker Lawrence Tynes has been a solid, dependable kicker (82.2 field-goal percentage) in his nine NFL seasons, and at age 34 this season is more accurate than ever (90.3 percent, 28-for-31).
Coordinator Perry Fewell calls plays and runs a varied scheme with multiple fronts and coverages that defies a conventional name. The Giants rank No. 12 in points allowed, No. 22 in yards allowed, No. 15 in rushing yards allowed and No. 25 in yards allowed per carry.
A scouting report on the New York Giants based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts.
There was perhaps no better person to discuss both the mental and physical aspects of what a kicker goes through than Tom Feely.
Two months after the non-interception heard around the country, M.D. Jennings finally reeled in his first “official” NFL pick during the Green Bay Packers’ 24-20 win over Detroit last Sunday.
The lifespan of an NFL kicker is often dictated by how he handles adversity.
Among the points that didn’t make the cut for my column about Casey Hayward today is that he appears to be a front-runner for NFL defensive rookie of the year, an award Charles Woodson won with the Oakland Raiders in 1998.
The Packers, who are preparing to play the New York Giants on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, haven’t lost an away game against the Giants in 20 years.
Rookie defensive back Casey Hayward has played so well in place of the injured Charles Woodson at the slot cornerback position that the Packers should consider putting Woodson at safety when he comes back next month.
Derek Sherrod doesn’t know what the upcoming week holds for him as the deadline nears for when the Green Bay Packers need to either activate the second-year tackle off physically unable to perform or place him on injured reserve.
Mired in easily the worst slump of his six-year stint as the Green Bay Packers' kicker, Mason Crosby spent this week searching for answers both on the field and in the film room.
The Green Bay Packers will still be without Clay Matthews this Sunday against the New York Giants as the outside linebacker continues to work his way back from his most recent hamstring flare-up.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday's final practice prior to Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
The Packers were still without outside linebacker Clay Matthews during the portion of practice open to the media on Friday.
Make no mistake, the New York Giants' defensive line remains one of the most talented units in the NFL with enough depth to give any opposing offense fits.
Following is today's official injury report for the Packers and New York Giants:
The low point of Marshall Newhouse’s first season as the Packers’ starting left tackle came last season against the New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul.
Greg Jennings took part in some team drills today though coach Mike McCarthy hinted that the starting receiver might not quite be ready to play Sunday against the New York Giants.
Receiver Greg Jennings took part in today's padded practice, which is a sign he's progressing quickly in his recovery from abdominal surgery and at least leaves open the possibility he could play this week against the New York Giants.
In their rematch of their NFL division-round playoff loss last season, the Packers this week are facing a New York Giants team with probably the NFL's best defensive line.
On Friday, Packers running back Cedric Benson expressed optimism he would be able to play on Dec. 9 against the Lions — the first game after he’s eligible to come off the temporary injured reserve list.
Here's the full injury report:
Chances are, Greg Jennings won’t play Sunday when the Packers meet the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Halfway through the opening period of practice today, Greg Jennings donned a uniform and a helmet and jumped into the jog-through period.
CB Sam Shields (ankle) already has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the injury is "a little more serious injury than we anticipated."
With the Packers preparing to face the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, it's only natural to revisit the stunning playoff upset the Giants pulled off at Lambeau Field last January.
At 7-3, the Packers are tied for the fifth-best record in the NFL. When it comes to points, the Packers are also a top-10 team on offense and defense.
Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee is preparing to face an angry Packers team when the two teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Field, according to the New York Daily News: http://tinyurl.com/bjq8ypj
How good are the Packers? There seems to be a difference of opinion by the national media pundits that produce weekly NFL power rankings.
With the Chicago Bears’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, the Packers and Bears are tied atop the division with 7-3 records, but the Packers currently hold the tiebreaker edge based on their win against Chicago in Week 2.
The young Packers defensive backs are growing up so fast and playing so well that Cliff Christl and Eric Baranczyk were prompted to wonder in their weekly post-game analysis whether the Packers even miss the injured Charles Woodson.
With Sam Shields (ankle) nearing a return and Charles Woodson (collarbone) also on his way back, the Packers could be regaining their depth in the secondary sooner than later.
James Starks isn’t running away with the Green Bay Packers’ starting running back job quite yet.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy reaffirmed his commitment to struggling kicker Mason Crosby during his Monday news conference with the media. Here are some highlights, along with McCarthy's thoughts on Crosby:
The Green Bay Packers aren't backing down from their commitment to Mason Crosby.
The Green Bay Packers faced no small challenge Sunday against a Detroit Lions team with nothing to lose.
The Green Bay Packers are sticking with Mason Crosby.
Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-27 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while Randall Cobb had nine catches for 74 yards and a critical 22-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Lions 17, Packers 14
Packers kicker Mason Crosby had a chance to tie the game before the half, but missed twice from 50 yards - first wide right, then wide left after Detroit called a timeout before first attempt.
The Packers have released their list of inactive players for today's game against the Lions:
DETROIT — The Packers liked Don Barclay and Greg Van Roten from the start, but their preference all along was to let them use their rookie season to develop. If they played at all, it would be only special teams.
Kicker Jason Hanson is a nothing short of a marvel. At 42, he's made 82.2 percent of his field goal attempts in his 21-year NFL career and still has a strong leg. This year he's 18-for-20 (90 percent), including 1-for-1 from 50 yards or more.
Here is a scouting report on the Detroit Lions defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches.
Here is a scouting report on the Lions'offense based on conversations with scouts and coaches. The Lions' offense is coordinated by former St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan and rank No. 2 in the NFL in yards but only No. 13 in points, and No. 24 in rushing yards per game.
In a perfect world, the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line has its formula.
The 2011 season was exhausting both mentally and physically for Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
B.J. Coleman will get far more attention from and work with the Packers’ coaching staff in the offseason when he goes through coach Mike McCarthy’s quarterbacks school for the first time.
The Packers are down to seven healthy offensive linemen on their roster. When asked if he would consider bringing in a veteran to shore up that position, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said:
It's never too early to begin assessing the Packers' draft needs for 2013. Pete Dougherty looks up and down the Packers' roster and comes up with a position by position view of where their greatest needs are. (http://tinyurl.com/cjtpe64)
The clock is ticking for Packers tackle Derek Sherrod and it doesn’t look promising.
Historically speaking, the Green Bay Packers haven’t exactly thrived without Clay Matthews setting the defensive pass rush.
Cedric Benson might not be quite ready to return to the field when he becomes eligible to practice next week, but the Green Bay Packers running back believes he’ll be ready for the team’s Week 14 game against Detroit.
The Green Bay Packers had 16 players on their injury report for Sunday's game against Detroit, but most of those fell under probable to play against the Lions, including wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday's practice prior to this Sunday's game against Detroit.
Packers running back Alex Green and tight end Andrew Quarless did not participate during the portion of Friday's practice available to the media prior to Sunday's game against Detroit.
Evan Dietrich-Smith is used to the audition process.
The Aaron Rodgers’ ”60 Minutes” saga continues to take on a life of its own.
Here's the full injury report today for the Packers and Lions:
Based on how Derek Sherrod looks in individual and small-group drills this week, the second-year tackle appears likely headed for injury reserve after his window for practicing closes after next week.
James Starks probably has surpassed Alex Green as the Packers’ primary running back, at least until Cedric Benson is back from a sprained foot. The earliest Benson could play is Dec. 9 against Detroit at Lambeau Field.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy’s short press conference after practice Thursday:
Defensive lineman Mike Neal returned to practice today after missing Wednesday because of an ankle injury.
Coach Mike McCarthy ruled out Clay Matthews for the Packers' game Sunday against Detroit, which is only their second game against an NFC North Division rival this season.
Here's today's full injury report:
Packers LB Clay Matthews will not play Sunday against Detroit, coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. Charles Woodson, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, looks to be a lot further along than thought.
Ryan Taylor was just as surprised as anyone to get a letter from the NFL office last week informing him he was fined $21,000 for what the league called an “illegal blindside” block during Randall Cobb’s 28-yard punt return against Arizona on Nov. 4.
Packers cornerback Sam Shields is back, but the question is how back is he?
Pete Dougherty came right out and said it in his weekly analysis: The Detroit Lions are one of the NFL’s great disappointments this season.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said on his radio show today on ESPN Milwaukee (http://tinyurl.com/bo5s6rx) that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers made a move to shore up their injury-riddled offensive line.
The Packers have moved into the top-5 and ahead of the Chicago Bears in some of the NFL power rankings that have been released this week.
Turns out Ryan Taylor's block on Arizona safety Rashad Johnson has cost the Green Bay Packers' second-year tight end some cash.
Desmond Bishop does his best not think about it.
The Packers didn't even lift a finger over the weekend and managed to gain ground on the four teams ahead of them in the NFC playoff chase.
PackersNews.com reported last week that there was a possibility tackle Bryan Bulaga's hip injury could be serious.
When Vic So’oto signed his injury settlement with the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 10, the team told him there’s a chance it could bring him back at some point.
It’s likely going to be a couple more weeks until Greg Jennings is able to return after having surgery two weeks ago for a core muscle injury, but the Green Bay Packers wide receiver is already champing at the bit to return.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after the team's first practice following the bye week on Monday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Here is a run-through of Packers' injuries following their first practice after the bye week:
The hip injury Bryan Bulaga sustained against Arizona two weeks ago is going to cost the Green Bay Packers their starting right tackle for the rest of the season.
Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in touchdown passes (25) and ranks second in passer rating (107.4) thanks in large part to the fact that he has thrown only five interceptions in nine games.
As the injuries have piled up, the Green Bay Packers’ starting offensive and defensive units have needed to adjust to new personnel.
A little past the halfway point of the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl odds are a little lower than they were at the end of training camp.
Later today at PackersNews.com you will find a complete list of my first-half Packers awards. In a sneak preview, I will reveal that tight end Tom Crabtree is receiving the Unsung Hero Award.
The Packers face a challenging schedule in the second half of the season.
After the Packers win over Arizona last week, receiver Randall Cobb shared a tidbit about his 13-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the first quarter.
In their next game, the Green Bay Packers will be facing the player who for back-to-back seasons has finished first in a poll of NFL players as the league's dirtiest player.
The Packers lead the NFL in sacks with 28, an average of 3.1 per game. It’s a far cry from last season, when the Packers had 29 sacks for the entire season and only two teams had fewer sacks.
The Packers made it official this afternoon: They have placed outside linebacker Nick Perry on season-ending injured reserve and used his roster spot to activate tight end Andrew Quarless off the physically unable to perform list.
The surgery that Packers linebacker Nick Perry had was to repair a ligament injury in his left wrist, a source said.
With the Packers and Giants both 6-3 and very much in the playoff picture, the NFL decided to leave that game in prime time on Nov. 25.
Three weeks ago today, the Packers put tight end Andrew Quarless on the practice field for the first time after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.
Earlier today, we reported that Nick Perry's second medical opinion was for his wrist -- not his knee as we first thought.
The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Diondre Borel from their practice squad/injured list and designated tackle Derek Sherrod to return to practice off the physically unable to perform list.
During his weekly radio show with ESPN 540 Milwaukee radio, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted he was startled by his nearly 12-minute segment, which aired Sunday on CBS news magazine “60 Minutes.”
The second medical opinion Packers linebacker Nick Perry is getting is for his injured wrist, not his knee, a league source said today.
This scenario isn’t new to T.J. Lang, but it had been awhile.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Football Weekly midseason all-pro team (http://tinyurl.com/b2lo7ln).
Despite an injured-plagued receiving corps, the Green Bay Packers have no plans to pull Randall Cobb off his returning duties just to save a few snaps.
On the verge of a long stretch of NFC North Division games, the Green Bay Packers likely will be without the services of outside linebacker Clay Mattews and right tackle Bryan Bulaga following their bye week.
Nick Perry has joined Greg Jennings in the growing list of Green Bay Packers’ players seeking a second opinion for their injuries.
Despite Mason Crosby’s recent struggles, the Green Bay Packers are standing by their sixth-year kicker.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy discussed his team's current injury situation entering the bye week during his Monday news conference. Here's a quick rundown of the injuries:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following his team's 31-17 win over Arizona on Sunday, giving them a 6-3 record entering the bye week. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
It’s amazing what one month can do for a football team.
The Packers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 31-17 on Sunday to enter the bye week with a 6-3 record.
Packers 31, Cardinals 17
Jordy Nelson exited with an ankle injury during the second series, but the Packers ran for 126 yards on 19 carries to take a 21-7 halftime lead over Arizona.
Jordy Nelson is not on the Green Bay Packers' inactive list today, which means he'll be available to play after missing last week's game because of a hamstring injury.
When the Packers drafted Morgan Burnett in the third round of the 2010 draft, he was touted as a ball-hawking safety.
Patrick Peterson is a game breaker as a punt returner. As a rookie last season he returned four for touchdowns, including a 99-yarder, and finished behind only Chicago's Devin Hester in punt-return average (15.9 yards). He hasn't broken out this season and is averaging only 8.1 yards on 30 returns, with a long of only 26 yards.
The Cardinals rank No. 1 in sacks percentage, No. 4 in passing yards allowed and No. 2 in defensive passer rating (72.3).
Arizona is 4-4 and still can be tough to beat because it has a top-10 defense. The Cardinals run the Packers-Steelers 3-4 zone-blitz scheme under coordinator Ray Horton, who was a Steelers assistant from 2004 to 2010. They rank No. 4 in points allowed, No. 6 in yards allowed and No. 21 in rushing yards allowed.
The Cardinals haven't found a quarterback since Kurt Warner retired after leading them to the Super Bowl in the 2008 season. They rank No. 24 in passing yards and No. 31 in average yards per pass, an especially telling stat that reveals a passing game's efficiency and big-play ability.
A scouting report on the Cardinals based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it clear this past week he has no qualms about taking only four defensive linemen into today’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The midseason grades are out for the Green Bay Packers.
Frank Zombo’s long wait is finally over.
Since James Campen became a Packers assistant coach in 2004, the team never has gone the first eight games of a season with the same starting offensive line. Until this year.
Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby ranks last in the NFL in field-goal accuracy. He has made 9 of 13 field goals for a 69% accuracy mark. Crosby has missed as many field goals this year as he did all of last season, when he made 24 of 28 and was 10th in accuracy at 86%.
And you thought Brett Favre and the Packers went through a messy divorce four years ago?
Here's the full injury report for Sunday's game:
A few weeks ago, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley got pulled out of a position meeting and was told to report to coach Mike McCarthy’s office on the third floor of Lambeau Field.
Packers safety Jerron McMillian has a back injury, which was why he didn't participate in practice. He was listed as questionable.
The Packers appear to have another injured defensive player.
One of the unsung heroes on the Packers' defense this season has been outside linebacker Erik Walden.
The Packers’ halfbacks will face as difficult a passing-game assignment this week as they’ll see all season trying to pick up the blitzes by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington.
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy’s short post-practice press conference today:
Greg Jennings on Thursday had surgery to repair a rectus abdominal tear, a procedure that generally requires three to six weeks of recovery time.
Defensive lineman Mike Neal returned to practice today after missing Wednesday because of a sprained ankle.
The Packers started their practice week for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals preparing for a defensive scheme that also is run by their defensive coordinator, Dom Capers.
Here is the Packers and Cardinals' official injury report from Wednesday's practices:
Jordy Nelson’s hamstring is feeling better, but the Green Bay Packers plan to take the full week before deciding if he will be back for Sunday’s game against Arizona.
Frank Zombo quickly grew tired of standing around during practice all summer.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the news conference.
While Jordy Nelson was a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver was still absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice available to the media.
On paper, it’s fun to play NFL general manager. The growing popularity of fantasy football and the thousands who wait in line for the latest edition of Madden every August can speak to that.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains happy to have the regular NFL officials back, even though some questionable calls have gone against the Packers lately.
The Packers have plummeted all the way to 21st in the league in offense after their lackluster 238-yard effort against Jacksonville on Sunday.
The Packers were held to a season-low 238 total yards against Jacksonville on Sunday. A big part of that sluggish effort was a run game that gained just 66 yards in 26 carries, a 2.5-yard average.
After eight games, the Packers have collected 26 sacks. Last year in 16 regular-season games, the Packers produced just 29 sacks.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has shown a commitment to the running game the past three weeks, giving Alex Green an average of more than 20 carries per game over that span.
Surgery for Greg Jennings’ rectus abdominal tear scheduled for today in Philadelphia has been delayed while the East Coast weathers Hurricane Sandy.
It’s been more than a month since the NFL jettisoned its replacement officials, but the head-scratching calls have continued for the Green Bay Packers’ defense.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday following Sunday's 24-15 win over Jacksonville. Here are some highlights from his day-after news conference:
A win is a win, but there were no extra style points awarded for the Green Bay Packers’ 24-15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Some tidbits from today's Packers-Jaguars game:
Admit it, you were thinking that when Mike Neal dropped out of last Sunday’s game at St. Louis, it was the same old Mike Neal, the oft-injured third-year defensive end.
Here's the Packers inactive list:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars' rushing offense.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars' passing offense.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars' rushing defense.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars' passing defense.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars' special teams.
The training wheels are off for Morgan Burnett and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ young secondary.
When the opposition jumps, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' offense makes them pay.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert appears ready to play against the Packers on Sunday despite the torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder sustained last week.
The Packers will enter their game against Jacksonville very thin at some offensive positions.
Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga had a rough game against the Seattle Seahawks, and he will be the first to admit it.
Jordy Nelson’s status for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville remains uncertain after not practicing for the second consecutive day on Friday because of a hamstring injury.
The Packers will wait another week with tight end Andrew Quarless and linebacker Frank Zombo before making a decision on the two physically unable to perform players.
The Green Bay Packers will be without linebacker Nick Perry (knee), cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and fullback John Kuhn (hamstring) for this Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
As Mike McCarthy forecasted, Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson did not participate in the portion of practice available to the media on Friday.
The Packers haven’t had a major issue with a snap on a field goal, extra point or punt in the five years that Brett Goode has been their long snapper.
The Green Bay Packers have reportedly taken the final step in locking up all three of their specialists for the foreseeable future.
The mystery surrounding Greg Jennings’ persistent groin injury finally has been solved.
The Packers still have an opening on their 53-man roster and could be saving it for one of their two PUP players who started practicing last week.
Here's the Packers' official injury report today:
Greg Jennings will undergo surgery to repair an abdominal tear on Tuesday and likely is looking at a three- to six-week recovery.
Coach Mike McCarthy said on his weekly radio spot with Sirius XM radio that receiver Greg Jennings might need surgery.
Defensive lineman B.J. Raji returned to practice today and looks like he has a decent chance to return this week after missing the past two games because of an ankle injury.
The Packers return home for the week after playing three straight road games and had their first practice Wednesday in preparation for facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field. Following are the Press-Gazette's story from the day.
The tires are back on, silly string removed and windows cleaned to perfection.
Here's today's official injury report:
During a week in which the Packers are preparing for an uncommon opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Mike McCarthy had to cut practice short today because of the long list of injured players.
Greg Jennings’ groin injury hasn’t healed much — if at all — so the Packers receiver is seeking a second medical opinion.
Here's the full injury report followed by live comments from coach Mike McCarthy:
Add fullback John Kuhn and receiver Donald Driver to what has now become a fairly lengthy list of players not practicing for the Packers.
The Packers continued to remake their practice squad today.
The shuffling continues for the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.
As Pete Dougherty points out in this analysis -- http://pck.rs/ShjXyS -- the loss of Charles Woodson a couple of years ago probably would have been devastating for the Packers' defense.
Some tidbits from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/ybagppm):
In addition to releasing defensive end Drew Vanderlin from the practice squad, as our Wes Hodkiewicz reported earlier today (http://pck.rs/QTMEhN), the Packers made two other practice-squad moves.
The Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL in red-zone offense, converting touchdowns on 76.19% of their trips inside the 20-yard line.
Green Bay native Drew Vanderlin's stay with the Packers lasted only a week.
The Packers (4-3) have risen to between No. 5 and No. 7 in the latest round of NFL power rankings, based on a sampling of four different media outlets.
Mason Crosby badly missed a 58-yard field goal attempt against the Rams on Sunday, just like he was way off the mark on a 51-yard field goal attempt against the Colts two weeks ago that would have sent the game into overtime
The good news for the Packers is that they have climbed all the way up to the No. 6 seed in the NFC. That means if the playoffs started today, the Packers would claim the final playoff berth with their 4-3 record.
The Packers will be without the services of defensive back Charles Woodson, who broke the left clavicle in his collar bone against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Greg Jennings might not be on the field right now, but that doesn’t mean the Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver has lost his sense of humor off of it.
Charles Woodson has broken the same collarbone as he did in Super Bowl, but it's not as significant a break, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday.
In the eyes of his coaches, Brad Jones passed his first test at inside linebacker on Sunday.
It's official. The Green Bay Packers will be without Charles Woodson for approximately six weeks after sustaining a broken collarbone during Sunday's 30-20 win over St. Louis.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense has reportedly lost its leader for at least the next six weeks.
Aaron Rodgers isn’t letting his critics off the hook quite yet.
The Green Bay Packers picked up another statement victory on Sunday and they did it with help from one of their blossoming weapons on offense.
Aaron Rodgers completed 30-of-37 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers trounced St. Louis 30-13 to improve to 4-3 this season.
Packers 17, Rams 6
After Greg Zuerlein made a 43-yard field goal to cut the Packers' lead to 10-6 with 40 seconds left in the half, the Packers drove down to the St. Louis 40-yard line before Mason Crosby shanked a 58-yarder as time expired.
Packers 10, Rams 3
The St. Louis Rams will be forced to start a third-stringer at left tackle, which could have Packers linebacker Clay Matthews licking his chops today.
The Packers placed linebacker D.J. Smith on injured reserve this week and haven't replaced him on the roster yet. That means they only needed to place six instead of seven players on today's inactive list.
If you read this morning’s story on the reduced role for Donald Driver -- http://pck.rs/RLS2V7 -- you know that the Packers’ all-time leading receiver is “frustrated” by it but has no plans to raise a stink.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Rams' special teams:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Rams' passing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Rams' rushing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Rams' passing offense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Rams' rushing offense based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
It took six weeks, but the Green Bay Packers finally added an eighth offensive lineman to the active roster this past week with the promotion of rookie guard Greg Van Roten from the practice squad.
Donald Driver's popularity among Green Bay Packers' fans has never been higher, but there's also an inescapable truth to face in Driver’s 14th NFL season.
Going into Week 2 this season, the Washington Redskins’ receivers talked about avoiding penalties for retaliating against one of the NFL’s great instigators, St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
The Packers are finishing up the third leg of their three-week road odyssey in St. Louis on Sunday after playing in Houston last week and Indianapolis the week before.
Pete Dougherty explores the shelf life of NFL coaches. (http://tinyurl.com/8lu3kgj)
Mike McCarthy isn’t the only coach sold on Alex Green as the Green Bay Packers’ every-down running back.
The Green Bay Packers will be without at least four starters for this Sunday's game against St. Louis.
One week after containing Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, the Green Bay Packers’ offense line will be in for another challenge this Sunday with the St. Louis Rams’ one-two punch of defensive ends Chris Long and Robert Quinn.
The Green Bay Packers were without defensive tackle B.J. Raji, cornerback Sam Shields and linebacker Nick Perry during the portion of Friday's practice available to the media.
Six weeks into his sixth NFL season, James Jones is off to the best start of his professional career in relief of Greg Jennings, who is sidelined with a persistent groin injury.
Here are the official injury reports for the Packers and St. Louis Rams on Thursday:
The Packers will be looking for rookies such as Terrell Manning and Sean Richardson to become key special teams players now that a run of injuries is moving backups into more prominent roles on defense.
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's press confernece after pracice Thursday:
Defensive lineman B.J. Raji (ankle) returned to practice today and appears to have at least an OK chance of playing this week at St. Louis.
The Packers on Wednesday placed inside linebacker D.J. Smith on injured reserve and began their working replacing him and injured cornerback Sam Shields for Sunday's game at St. Louis.
Here's the full injury report:
If this were a case of the local boy being given a shot with his hometown team, it would’ve happened months ago.
Don’t worry, Aaron Rodgers says the calf injury he sustained in Sunday’s win at Houston isn’t going to slow him down.
There were no real surprises at practice today, when cornerback Sam Shields (shin), linebacker D.J. Smith (knee), linebacker Nick Perry (knee), receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) did not participate.
Green Bay Southwest alumnus Drew Vanderlin wasn't the only player the Green Bay Packers added to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Drew Vanderlin is getting another shot with the Green Bay Packers.
As is usually the case in the NFL, there's little time to enjoy a victory.
Aaron Rodgers had high praise for his wide receivers after throwing for a franchise-tying six touchdowns against the Houston Texans Sunday night.
When I asked offensive coordinator Tom Clements on Monday if has ever seen Aaron Rodgers play better than he did on Sunday night against the Texans, he replied: “He’s played a lot of great games. But against a very good opponent, an undefeated team, I don’t know if I’ve seen him play better. The playoff game in Atlanta was pretty special, too. He had an outstanding game.”
The Packers are 3-3, which seems to be a very popular record in the NFL these days.
As it turned out, it was an inconsequential play during the Packers’ blowout victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Two years ago the Packers were 3-3 and ravaged by injuries that eventually swelled their injured reserve list to 15 players.
For now, the Green Bay Packers' backfield belongs to Alex Green.
The race to replace D.J. Smith is officially on for the Green Bay Packers’ reserve inside linebackers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday afternoon in the wake of the team’s 42-24 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
The Green Bay Packers' rash of injuries during Sunday night's 42-24 win over the Houston Texans collected its first causality on Monday.
It’s easy to get carried away with the Green Bay Packers 42-24 win over the previously undefeated Houston Texans on Sunday night.
Aaron Rodgers heard the criticism after the Green Bay Packers relinquished an 18-point halftime lead during last week’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
A vintage 2011-type performance from Aaron Rodgers and his offense lifted the Green Bay Packers out of an early season hole.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following his team's 42-24 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Here are some highlights from his post-game news conference:
Packers 42, Texans 24
Packers 28, Texans 17
Packers 21, Texans 10
Packers 14, Texans 0
The Packers will have to stop Texans running back Arian Foster without the services of defensive lineman B.J. Raji, who was ruled inactive for tonight's game.
A pair of ESPN commentators today on the network’s pre-game show said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t playing up to par.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Houston Texans' special teams:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Houston Texans' passing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report of the Houston Texans' rushing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report of the Houston Texans' passing offense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Houston Texans running offense based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
HOUSTON -- The Packers had planned to take the decisions on whether to play injured nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) and tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder) right up until inactives have to be turned in 90 minutes prior to kickoff tonight against the Texans
HOUSTON — Frank Zombo has no trouble identifying the high point of his NFL career: starting as a rookie at outside linebacker for the Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
Two months ago, Davon House was zeroing in on the Green Bay Packers’ starting cornerback spot across from Tramon Williams.
Tramon Williams is once again healthy, Charles Woodson is still flying around and Sam Shields has shown signs of his 2010 self.
Greg Van Roten was rewarded for his patience Saturday.
It’s hard enough being an NFL head coach, but the job is even more difficult when you’re leading an expansion team.
The Packers' offensive struggles this season have been well-documented. Among other things, Pete Dougherty in his latest column talks about the following as factors holding the team back:
Alex Green showed big-play speed on his 41-yard run that set up the Packers’ fourth-quarter touchdown against Indianapolis last week.
The Packers will be without wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) for the second consecutive week after ruling the wide receiver out for this Sunday’s game against Houston.
Five days later, the frustration is still apparent.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Friday's final practice prior to Sunday's game in Houston. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
There weren't any new developments regarding the Green Bay Packers' injury situation during the portion of practice available to the media on Friday.
The minute D.J. Williams appeared to be gaining traction in his quest for more playing time, the Green Bay Packers’ second-year tight end hit another snag.
Shawn Slocum doesn’t use any mental exercises or techniques to help his specialists move past a major mistake.
Here's the official injury report for the Packers and Houston on Thursday:
When a player has had as many injuries as James Starks in his three seasons with the Packers, NFL coaches and scouts wonder whether he lacks the toughness to play through some pain, or whether he’s just prone to suffering legitimate injuries.
Following are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's press conference after Packers practice today:
Backup tight end D.J. Williams, who could be the Packers' primary tight end this week against Houston if injured tight end Jermichael Finley does'n't play, was not at practice today.
The Packers began preparations Wednesday for the at least eight weeks they'll be without halfback Cedric Benson, who has a Lisfranc injury in his left foot.
Here are the complete injury reports for the Packers and Texans:
Perhaps it’s one of the dangers of playing in the trenches, but ankle injuries have slowed Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji more than once.
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is still talking about needing to improve his chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but that won’t get any easier for him this week.
Green Bay Packers rookie outside linebacker Nick Perry isn’t quite sure what he’s supposed to do differently, but the NFL didn’t like the way he hit Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on Sunday.
Here's a running update on what Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today after practice:
Remember when the Packers were the picture of health?
Before running back Cedric Benson sustained his foot injury on Sunday at Indianapolis, the Packers were the picture of perfect offensive balance.
Is there such a thing as a must-win NFL game in Week 6?
The Packers defense has allowed 938 total yards in its last two games, reminiscent of the 2011 season when it gave up more yards than any team in the NFL.
How bad did things get for the Packers' sputtering offense against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday? Let's count the ways.
Dennis Green didn’t make any appearances in the Green Bay Packers’ locker room following Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The news on the injury front wasn't good for the Packers on Monday.
The Green Bay Packers' worst fear has been realized.
For the second consecutive week, the Packers couldn’t find an answer for the opposing team’s top wide-receiving threat.
Shawn Slocum has seen Mason Crosby kick enough field goals to know when he’s in rhythm and when he’s not.
if the Packers are going to turn things around this Sunday against the Houston Texans, they'll have to do it without their starting running back.
Our friends at Pro Football Focus continued to review game film all through the night to pull out some interesting statistics out of the Green Bay Packers’ 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pulled some strings to make sure head coach Chuck Pagano was able to watch Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers from his hospital room at IU Health Simon Cancer Center.
If the Packers surrendering the game-winning touchdown to Reggie Wayne on the Colts’ final drive Sunday wasn’t enough, the 33-year-old wide receiver did so despite suffering severe discomfort in the waning moments of the 30-27 upset.
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