Packers 7, Saints 7
- Nov. 6, 2013
You will be redirected to the page you want to view in seconds.
Packers 7, Saints 7
Packers 21, Saints 14
Saints 24, Packers 21
In a way, even James Jones was surprised.
This isn't the first time the Green Bay Packers and coach Mike McCarthy have needed to find answers in the midst of an NFL season.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Saints' passing offense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Saints' rushing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Saints' passing defense based on interviews with coaches and scouts:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Saints' special teams:
Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) are both active for today's game with New Orleans, but running back James Starks (toe) will not dress despite being a full participant in practice this week and probable to play.
When the Packers signed punter Tim Masthay in 2010, they liked his leg strength but weren’t sure about his ability to handle the directional and placement punts.
Sam Shields hit bottom in the days prior to an elbow injury that sidelined him for a couple weeks during last month's training camp.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Saints running offense based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:
The New Orleans Saints weren't the only ones caught off-guard when the Green Bay Packers called a fake punt on their own 17-yard line in the second quarter.
Pete Dougherty writes in his column today
The NFL replacement refs, who were essentially fired after three weeks for incompetence, will receive a going away present from the league, reports Sports Illustrated's Peter King.
The NFL's officials ratified their new contract this morning, so they're back to work with a new eight-year deal. Here are some remaining tidbits about the new contract and the departed replacement officials:
At first, Erik Walden wasn’t crazy about moving over to left outside linebacker after starting 15 games on the right side a year ago.
M.D. Jennings and the rest of the Green Bay Packers' locker room have watched the play more times than they'd care to remember, but it appears the worst is finally over.
Safety Sean Richardson (hamstring) was again the only Packers player not taking part in the portion of practice available to the media on Friday.
The Green Bay Packers keep getting healthier.
Despite a report from CBSSports.com saying his career is likely over, former Packers safety Nick Collins has no plans of retiring at this time.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the Packers' first-half offensive meltdown that included eight sacks of quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the struggles of right tackle Bryan Bulaga.
Cedric Benson was primarily responsible for the near catastrophe on his late fourth-quarter fumble last Monday night against Seattle even though fullback John Kuhn inadvertently prevented Benson from fully protecting the ball on the play.
The Packers players returned to work Wednesday for their first practice since their bitter last-play loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. They've been one of the hottest topics in news this week because of the NFL replacement official's controversial call awarding the Seahawks the game-winning touchdown on the game's final Hail Mary play but now have to turn their attention to playing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
A blown replacement official’s call cost the Packers a victory Monday night.
The Packers' good health continued today.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Thursday's practice. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
Lance Easley is the official that blew the call Monday night that cost the Packers the game against the Seattle Seahawks, but he staunchly defends his decision, according to TMZ.
Following is the Packers' official injury report from practice today. Only one player, backup safety Sean Richardson (hamstring), didn't participate. Aside from him:
Here are the highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference today:
Perhaps the controversial ending of the Packers-Seahawks game on Monday night accelerated talks between the NFL and the locked out referees.
How many 1-2 NFL teams can say they're the picture of health?
M.D. Jennings has heard coaches tell him over and over that everything in the NFL is a learning experience.
Packers tight end Tom Crabtree hated to sit out Monday's game in Seattle.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported earlier today that a labor deal that would bring the NFL's game officials back to work was close to being finalized.
The NFL never said whether the call of simultaneous possession, which by rule awards the ball to the offensive player, was correct on the final play of the Green Bay Packers’ last-second 14-12 loss at Seattle on Monday night.
After Monday night's debacle in Seattle, Packers left guard T.J. Lang tweeted: "Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs."
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon following Monday's controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some highlights from the news conference:
Ryan Grant’s long wait is over.
Packers wide receiver James Jones apparently has been dealing with a foot injury.
It had to be one of the most confusing, chaotic finishes to a game in NFL history.
Questions will be asked, theories will be offered and calls of controversy will flood all sports mediums today in the wake of the Green Bay Packers' controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks broadcasted nationally on Monday Night Football.
The NFL is reviewing the final play of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, and is planning to issue an explanation of the controversial ruling on Russell Wilson's 24-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to Golden Tate as time expired.
Packers guard Josh Sitton spoke on the Jim Rome Show this morning following the team's controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
People bet on the NFL, whether they do it legally or illegally, and the bettors lost big last night because of the controversial final play in the Packers loss at Seattle.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent the following message to all NFL players today:
Several Packers players took to Twitter to vent their feelings about the replacement referees after Seattle's controversial last-play Hail Mary 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate beat them 14-12:
If you think you noticed all the questionable decisions and debatable calls by the replacement officiating crew that worked the Packers' 14-12 loss at Seattle on Monday night, then wait until you hear what happened on the Packers' two-point try in the fourth quarter.
The Packers had 24 plays to Seattle's five in the third quarter to edge within one point following two Mason Crosby field goals.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following the Packers’ controversial 14-12 loss to Seattle on Monday night.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Seahawks' passing offense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Seahawks' rushing defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Seahawks' passing defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Seahawks' special teams based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Packers receiver Greg Jennings will suit up for tonight's game against the Seahawks, sore groin and all.
For the third consecutive game, the Packers didn't score in the first quarter, but held Seattle and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in check to start Monday night's game.
The Seahawks pulled ahead with 6:22 left in the second quarter after Golden Tate beat Tramon Williams on a double-move and pulled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to complete a five-play, 73-yard drive.
There are a multitude of connections between the Packers and Seahawks organizations, which adds to the allure of tonight’s Green Bay vs. Seattle game at CenturyLink Stadium.
Former Packers President Bob Harlan somehow was able to steal Ted Thompson from the Seattle Seahawks back in January 2005 to become the Packers' general manager.
The city of Seattle and the Seahawks appear to be as excited about tonight's game against the Packers as they have for any regular-season game in years.
Clay Matthews understands what Nick Perry has been going through over the past week or so.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Seahawks' running offense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
SEATTLE — Seahawks general manager John Schneider knows his team doesn’t have the rich history of the Packers, but he sees something similar in the two franchises.
When John Schneider left the Green Bay Packers' front office to become the Seattle Seahawks' general manager three years ago, it was thought the De Pere native would mimic the teachings of his mentor, Ted Thompson.
Andrew Quarless thought he would have been ready for the regular-season opener, so it should come as no surprise that the Packers tight end thinks he will hit the ground running when he’s eligible to come off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list after Week 6.
During his four years at Vanderbilt, Casey Hayward played everywhere from the University of Alabama's Bryant–Denny Stadium to Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.
After two preseason games, Matt Flynn was in the thick of the competition with Russell Wilson for the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback job.
If it seems like the Packers and Seahawks have played each other a lot in recent seasons, it’s because, well, they have.
Though the Packers listed Greg Jennings as questionable on their official injury report after practice today, coach Mike McCarthy appeared confident the receiver will play Monday night at Seattle.
Defensive coordinators always like to blitz and fake blitz rookie quarterbacks.
Mike McCarthy doesn't have the Packers travel to West Coast games a day earlier than normal, as predecessor Mike Sherman did, but he tries to keep the players on their normal schedule even though they'll be crossing two time zones on the long flight to Seattle.
Cornerback Davon House is at least a week or two away from returning from a shoulder injury, and the Packers might not see a need to press him back onto the field in any event.
Because they play on Monday, the Packers treated Friday like it was a Thursday in a normal practice week. But the Press-Gazette ran its usual Packers Preview on Saturday, and following are our stories and columns:
Greg Jennings took part in all drills during the portion of practice open to media late this morning, which is a good sign the receiver will be available for the Packers' game Monday night at Seattle.
Two times in the last three seasons, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has started the season on tear, and with six sacks in his first two games this season has been no exception.
Brett Favre sounds a lot less hostile toward the Packers theses days.
Greg Jennings didn't practice for the second consecutive day since suffering a setback in his recovery from the groin injury the Green Bay Packers' wide receiver sustained against San Francisco on Sept. 9.
A month ago when Greg Jennings returned from a concussion that sidelined him for two weeks midway through training camp, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver joked with the media that he was done with injuries for the season.
Packers tight end Tom Crabtree returned to practice in limited fashion after sitting out on Thursday because of the lingering effects from the shoulder injury he sustained in a preseason game against Cincinnati on Aug. 24.
Cornerback James Nixon wasn't invited to the combine but in his pro day in advance of this year's draft, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds.
Monday's game at Seattle will be the Packers' first road game in nearly a month.
When the NFL schedule came out in mid April, the Week 3 game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks was billed as Matt Flynn's first start against his former team.
The Packers have replaced one practice squad cornerback with another.
If Packers receiver Greg Jennings is going to play Monday against Seattle, he will do it without a full week of preparation.
Three players did not participate in Thursday's practice - tight end Tom Crabtreee (shoulder), wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and linebacker Jamari Lattimmore (ankle).
Aaron Rodgers called it "silly."
A setback in receiver Greg Jennings' rehab has put his status in doubt for Monday's game at Seattle.
Aaron Rodgers said on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show this afternoon that he apologized to receiver James Jones for yelling at him during the Chicago Bears game last Thursday and the incident won’t become a distraction to the Packers.
Normally Tuesday is the day Packers players take off. But because they play on Monday night, the Packers practiced on Tuesday and will be off today and then hit the practice field again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before flying to Seattle on Sunday.
The Packers are among 20 teams in the NFL that have a 1-1 record. In the NFC, the Packers trail four 2-0 teams, including the Eagles, Cardinals, 49ers and Falcons. If the playoffs started today, the Packers would own the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has exactly one playoff victory to his credit in the last 16 years. While his team’s on-field success has been sketchy, that doesn’t mean Jones isn’t capable of producing some imaginative ideas.
Brandian Ross' return to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad lasted one week.
Packers punter Tim Masthay was named NFC special teams player of the week, the league announced today. Masthay became the first punter in NFL history to be named his conference’s player of the week in each of his first three seasons.
Sometimes all it takes is one play to restore a player’s confidence, and no one needed that more than Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields. After a poor 2011 season, especially as a tackler, Shields’ playing time depended in large part on his ability to get physical.
The Green Bay Packers don't need to issue an injury report until Thursday, but coach Mike McCarthy said on Tuesday he expects both wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and running back James Starks (turf toe) to return to practice this week.
Following the Green Bay Packers’ 23-10 win over Chicago last Thursday, rookie outside linebacker Dezman Moses joked with his father, Vernon, that it was his first victory in more than a year.
Jerel Worthy’s game in college was not to sit back and patiently wait until the opposing quarterback was two steps back before beginning his rush.
Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings returned to practice Tuesday after being sidelined for the past week with a groin injury he sustained on the final drive against San Francisco on Sept. 9.
For all the excitement D.J. Smith generated with his sack of Jay Cutler on the Bears’ opening play last Thursday, lost in the Packers’ 23-10 win were the issues the inside linebacker appeared to have matching up with Chicago running back Matt Forte in coverage.
Last year the Green Bay Packers were the NFL's top-scoring offense and the Detroit Lions were No. 4.
Former Packers running back Ryan Grant will be working out for the Detroit Lions this week, according to CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith has already broken the San Francisco team record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception. But he still has a little ways to go before he catches Bart Starr in that category.
The Packers didn’t even play on Sunday yet they gained some ground in the NFC North.
By now, you've probably seen video of the fake field goal the Packers ran against the Bears for the Tim Masthay to Tom Crabtree touchdown at least a dozen times.
In his only season at the University of Wisconsin, Russell Wilson established the most efficient season in program history en route to guiding the Badgers to their eighth Rose Bowl appearance.
There's no question rookie Nick Perry will be given every opportunity to thrive as the Green Bay Packers' starting left outside linebacker, but that doesn't mean the team has turned its back on Erik Walden, either.
It’s early, but Cedric Benson has made a legitimate case to be the every-down back the Green Bay Packers have lacked since Ryan Grant's season-ending ankle injury in Week 1 of the 2010 season.-
Tedy Bruschi, the former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst, sees a big difference between Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers yelling at teammates during Thursday night’s 23-10 Packers’ victory at Lambeau Field.
One of the reasons the Packers signed tight end Jermichael Finley to just a two-year contract this offseason was because they wanted to see if he would mature on and off the field.
The Packers might not be back to the Al Harris days, but they appear more inclined than ever to match cornerback Tramon Williams against their opponent's best receiver.
Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has six sacks in the first two games, which matches his total for the entire 2011 season. At this rate, Matthews would shatter the NFL single-season sack record.
Here's something you might not have known: It's illegal in the NFL to block a field goal at the crossbar.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler often gets ripped by media and fans for publicly chastising his teammates, like he did to tackle J’Marcus Webb after Webb struggled in pass protection during Thursday’s game against the Packers.
Tucked inside Tim Masthay's locker at Lambeau Field, photos of his 5-month-old daughter, Emory, smile back at him every time he opens his cabinet door before a game.
What's wrong with the Packers offense? It has produced just three touchdowns in the first two games of the season, which isn't anywhere close to the kind of explosiveness the Packers displayed in 2011, when they posted the second-highest single-season point total in NFL history.
Here a couple of leftover tidbits from the Packers' win over the Bears on Thursday night:
Here are some highlights from coach Mike McCarthy's press conference late Friday afternoon, the day after the Packers defeated the Bears 23-10.
Young defensive backs Sam Shields, Jerron McMillian and Casey Hayward won key jobs in the Packers’ secondary with their play Thursday night against Chicago.
The Packers avoided an 0-2 start and got a win in the NFC North Division by defeating the Chicago Bears 23-10 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Here's the Press-Gazette's coverage from the game:
Forget about the running back by committee approach. The Packers have scrapped that offensive philosophy in favor of pounding the ball with Cedric Benson as the workhorse running back.
Donald Driver was a forgotten man last Sunday against the San Francsico 49ers, when he participated in just three plays in the entire game.
Our friends at Pro Football Focus pulled an all-nighter to help us with some of the subtleties in the Packers' 23-10 in over Chicago on Thursday night.
Shawn Slocum doesn’t know where he learned the fake field goal the Packers ran for a touchdown against Chicago on Thursday night.
Packers 3, Bears 0
The Packers haven’t had a major issue with snaps on punts or kicks in years thanks to long snapper Brett Goode, who is in his fifth season.
The Green Bay Packers will have to make a major decision on Greg Jennings. And no, we're not talking about whether to play the receiver in tonight's game against the Bears after he missed practice this week because the groin injury he sustained in the season-opening loss to San Francisco.
Though Greg Jennings didn't practice Wednesday, he did some football drills to test his injured groin and still is hopeful of playing tonight against Chicago, according to a report this morning by ESPN.
Four days ago, the Green Bay Packers' defense could find any answer for Frank Gore-driven San Francisco rushing attack. Today, they'll again be challenged to stop another formidable backfield in Chicago’s one-two combination of Matt Forte and Michael Bush.
The Packers and Bears have been locked in a defensive stalemate through the first quarter of Thursday's game, combining for six total punts and not much else.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Bears' special teams based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Bears' rushing defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Bears' passing defense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Bears passing offense based on interviews with scouts and coaches:
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will renew the oldest rivalry in the NFL at 7:20 p.m. tonight at Lambeau Field.
Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Bears' rushing offense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have released their official injury report for Thursday's game at Lambeau Field.
The line has been frequently refurbished, but still remains true - the Green Bay Packers used their first six picks in last April’s NFL Draft to help address a defense that allowed an NFL record for yards allowed last season.
The Green Bay Packers are looking for their new offensive packages featuring receiver Randall Cobb to make it even more difficult to defend the NFL’s highest-scoring offense from last season.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and linebacker Terrell Manning (concussion) didn't practice during the portion made available to the media on Wednesday.
The status of wide receiver Greg Jennings remains in limbo as the Green Bay Packers prepare to host the Chicago Bears today at Lambeau Field.
Two days being given his release, the Green Bay Packers re-signed cornerback Brandian Ross to their practice squad on Wednesday and released rookie running back Marc Tyler.
If the Packers cornerbacks want to get physical with Chicago’s receivers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler issued a warning.
After Sunday's season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers have plenty to fix and not a lot of time to do it considering the Chicago Bears come to Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
Greg Jennings couldn’t finish Sunday’s game against San Francisco because of a groin injury and two days before the quick turnaround game against the Chicago Bears, the Packers’ top receiver wasn’t on the practice field.
Here's what coach Mike McCarthy had to say following today's practice:
This isn’t why Donald Driver came back.
Here are today's injury reports:
There will not be another run at a perfect regular season in 2012 for the Green Bay Packers. Not after their 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers during Sunday's regular-season opener at Lambeau Field.
The Press-Gazette readers came up with some great questions during our post-game chat following the Packers' 30-22 loss to San Francisco on Sunday. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get to them all.
The Green Bay Packers listed three new players on their injury report following Sunday's 30-22 loss to San Francisco, including wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin).
With the NFL lifting Erik Walden's one-game suspension on Monday, the Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Brandian Ross to clear room on the 53-man roster for the fifth-year outside linebacker.
When Erik Walden walked back into the Green Bay Packers’ facilities on Monday, he returned with the clean slate he was looking for.
Many have danced around the topic, but with Josh Sitton there’s no beating around the bush — the Packers noticed the replacement officials during Sunday’s season-opening 30-22 loss to San Francisco.
The oft-discussed versatility of Randall Cobb was in full effect during the Green Bay Packers' 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
David Akers tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal to end the first half and give the 49ers a 16-7 lead. Earlier in the quarter Akers nailed a 43-yarder that gave the 49ers a 13-7 advantage with 55 seconds remaining.
The San Francisco 49ers burst to a 23-7 lead, then held on for a 30-22 victory over the Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The 49ers were 5 1/2-point underdogs but managed to take it to the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers' late comeback attempt fell short during Sunday's 30-22 loss to San Francisco. Here are some reaction from the Packers' locker room following the season-opening loss in front of 70,534 at Lambeau Field.
Here is Pete Dougherty’s scouting report on the 49ers rushing defense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty’s scouting report on the 49ers passing defense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
Here is Pete Dougherty’s scouting report on the 49ers passing defense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
So how do the pundits in the San Francisco Bay area see the 49ers doing this season? A sampling of San Jose Mercury News staffers has the 49ers winning their division, but the Green Bay Packers serving as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.
So my NFL picks for Week 1 didn't quite make it in the paper, but here's the way I saw the first week of the 2012 season shaking out:
Here are the inactives for the Green Bay Packers' regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers:
David Akers booted a 40-yard field goal with 4:53 remaining for the only scoring of the first quarter. The 49ers drove 58 yards in nine plays on the drive.
Today’s Packers-49ers clash could be an NFC championship game preview. Of course, we said that a year ago of the
The Packers play the San Francisco 49ers at 3:25 p.m. today at Lambeau Field in the regular-season opener. Here is Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the 49ers rushing offense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
The Packers' spent part of their practice week preparing for some Wildcat-type wrinkles in the San Francisco 49ers' offense with backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Here is Pete Dougherty’s scouting report on the 49ers passing offense based on interviews with NFL scouts and coaches:
After the Packers opened the second half with a three and out on offense, the 49ers drove 84 yards in nine plays for a touchdown, with Alex Smith hitting Vernon Davis on a 4-yard scoring toss with 8:16 remaining in the third quarter.
It might be hard to top the Green Bay Packers' 15-1 regular season a season ago, but there's no reason to think they won't be in the conversation to be among the NFL's elite again this season.
New toys are always fun. Add a name like Randy Moss, it's practically a license to print column inches.
Get coach Mike McCarthy away from the press-conference podium, and he's a different person -- even with reporters.
The Packers were in shells and shorts today in their final practice before Sunday's regular-season opener against San Francisco. Teams can practice in pads only 14 times during the regular season, and 11 have to come in the first 11 weeks with no more than one padded practice per week.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday following the team's final practice before Sunday's regular-season opener against San Francisco.
When Jarrett Bush took his stroll through free agency last offseason, he was seeking out the best opportunity to be a starting cornerback in the NFL.
Alex Green feels the explosion returning to his surgically reconstructed left knee, but the Packers are still being cautious with the second-year running back.
The Packers have waived guard Jaymes Brooks off the physically unable to perform list with no injury settlement because of failure to disclose physical condition, according to the NFL transaction wire.
A three-member collective bargaining agreement appeals panel has lifted the suspensions for four players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, including former Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, according to NFL.com.
When the Green Bay Packers decided to carry four undrafted rookies on their initial 53-man roster, the news was broken to those individuals in a variety of different ways.
Cornerback Davon House appears highly unlikely to play this week because of a shoulder injury that's sidelined him for four weeks now, but coach Mike McCarthy said there's value in House doing limited drills this week even if he doesn't play against San Francisco on Sunday.
Cedric Benson has gone to great lengths to learn the Packers’ offense as quickly as possible, but at least as important to him staying on the field is improving his ball-security habits.
The Packers apparently have reached injury settlements with running back Du'ane Bennett and tight end Eric Lair.
At the start of training camp, Don Barclay was near the bottom of the Packers' depth chart on the offensive line. Now he's only two injuries on the offensive line away from protecting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a regular-season game.
The 49ers listed only two players on their injury report, the same as Wednesday: wide receiver Ted Ginn (ankle) and running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) did not participate in practice.
The Press-Gazette came out this morning with its special section on the opening of the NFL regular season, so the stories from that are posted online today along with the daily stories from the locker room Wednesday.
The Packers used Thursday for their one day of practicing in pads this week. Teams can practice in pads only 14 times during the regular season, and 11 have to come in the first 11 weeks with no more than one padded practice per week.
When the Packers hit the practice field at 11:15 this morning to begin preparing for Sunday's season opener against the 49ers, they did so with several key players back on the field.
It might be wishful thinking on his part, but Packers receiver Greg Jennings hopes he won't have to address his contract status the rest of the season.
Cornerback Davon House practiced today for the first time since he injured his left shoulder in the preseason opener at San Diego on Aug. 9, but he was extremely limited and appears unlikely to play in Sunday’s opener against the 49ers.
Last year, practice squad receiver Diondre Borel turned down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offer to sign him to the 53-man roster because he thought it was in his best long-term interest to stay with the Packers.
Here are the official injury reports from today's practices:
We're in regular-season mode, which means the return of Pete Dougherty's weekly scouting report on the upcoming opponent.
Courtesy of Bovada, here are their prop bets for individual Packers players this season:
After a lengthy practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy addressed reporters.
Packers receiver Greg Jennings appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” today and said his future in Green Bay is “kind of up in the air.”
Former Packers quarterback Bart Starr was in Green Bay today and made an appearance at the Lambeau Field Atrium as part of a promotion for Tide laundry detergent and the NFL.
Greg Jennings sounded resigned to the fact that this might be his last season with the Packers during an interview this morning on ESPN’s Mike & Mike radio show.
The calls were coming in faster than Brandian Ross or his cell phone could process.
If the Packers know how their secondary is going to shape up against the 49ers in their season opener Sunday, they aren't letting on.
Maybe keeping only seven offensive linemen on the Packers' 53-man roster isn't such a crazy notion after all. The way coach Mike McCarthy looks at it, the Packers only keep seven on their 46-man game-day active roster anyway, so there isn't a necessity to have more offensive linemen on their regular roster.
In 2009 and 2010, the Packers kept three fullbacks. Last season, it was five tight ends. This year's roster oddity was the fact they kept only seven offensive linemen and 11 defensive backs.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke with the media following the team’s first practice before Sunday’s regular-season opener against San Francisco.
Phillip Merling stayed close to the TV over the weekend, but it wasn’t to keep tabs on the current state of his employment with the Green Bay Packers.
Chris Scott heard the news, packed up his Pittsburgh-based apartment and took the earliest flight he could to Green Bay.
Before you jump to conclusions about Terrell Manning's quiet training camp, you should know there's more than what meets the eye with the Green Bay Packers' rookie inside linebacker.
Prior to Monday's 10:45 a.m. practice, the Green Bay Packers announced their eight signings to the practice squad.
You can bet the Green Bay Packers, as a whole, breathed a collective sigh of relief when B.J. Raji was able to walk off on his own power after injuring his ankle on the first play of last Thursday’s preseason finale against Kansas City.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is taking a different approach than than Mike McCarthy to the practice week before next Sunday's regular-season opener at Lambeau Field.
Perhaps the biggest question facing the Packers after their final cuts is what happens if someone gets hurt on the offensive line?
A few players cut by the Packers have landed elsewhere in the NFL.
After three lackluster preseason showings, many pundits had the Green Bay Packers showing Graham Harrell and his 53.7 quarterback rating the door.
The Green Bay Packers announced their 22 roster moves to get down to the regular-season limit on Friday night, but also acknowledged just how thin they are on the offensive line.
Here’s a list of the players the Packers have signed to the practice squad as we have confirmed so far:
Packers general manager Ted Thompson conducted his post-cutdown news conference with media on Saturday afternoon following the team’s mandatory roster reduction to 53 players.