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LB Jake Ryan says he has a 'good foundation' after first season with Packers

Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Jake Ryan did what the team hoped he would, come in after being drafted and become an immediate contributor. Now, with a year under his belt, Ryan believes he's gotten better, and ready to make the sophomore jump. “It showed me that I could do something,” Ryan said, via Packers News. “And I think that definitely helped me out.” "I think...
Via 60 Max Power O
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

Brett Favre was the only “lock” to make it into the Hall of Fame this year, and that can be proven by the amount of time voters spent on his case. According to a few writers who participated in the Hall of Fame vote, the discussion about the former Green Bay Packers quarterback took less than 10 seconds. .@wyche89 reports that the Brett Favre introduction to Hall of Fame...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy may weigh around 260 pounds

Eddie Lacy has really let himself go. The Green Bay Packers running back may be pushing 260 pounds, if one estimate is to be believed. Rob Reischel, writing for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, estimated that Lacy is at least 25 pounds heavier than his listed weight of 234 pounds, saying that it’s difficult to tell the difference between Lacy and 301-pound enter Corey Linsley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Packers property taxes take temporary dip ASHWAUBENON - Land and buildings the Green Bay Packers own in Ashwaubenon are worth more than $1 million in taxes. That is less than they were worth ... Someone Asked Randall Cobb if Eddie Lacy is Too Fat Yesterday, some yahoo asked Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb if he thought teammate Eddie Lacy was too fat. Lacy had a subpar...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers backup QB Tolzien: 'I feel prepared' to be a starter in NFL

Quarterback is one of the toughest positions for a player to make the leap from the bench to the game field. Green Bay Packers backup signal-caller Scott Tolzien, however, feels as though he's ready to lead an NFL team.Tolzien said his experience in both Green Bay and San Francisco has prepared him for a starting job.Via Rob Reischel of the Journal Sentinel:Tolzien, a former undrafted...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Green Bay Packers Draft Prospects: Top End Tight Ends

One of the highest priorities for the Green Bay Packers this off-season, was improving the lack of production from the Tight End position. However, General Manager Ted Thompson has never drafted a Tight End higher than the 3rd round. In 2008 Thompson took Jermichael Finley in the 3rd and in 2014 grabbed Richard Rodgers in the same round. Rodgers, Justin Perillo, and Andrew Quarless...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Green Bay Shouldn’t Re-Sign James Jones

The Green Bay Packers have some tough choices this offseason and one of the more difficult ones will be what to do with James Jones. The veteran receiver was a life saver for the Packers this past season. After Jordy Nelson went down to injury and the Packers signed Jones and all he did was catch 50 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns. He was impressive and he made some big...
Via The Packers Guru
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: How To Care About the Super Bowl

This is easy for me to say.  For the second straight season I’m going to be at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, Arizona pretending the “Big Game” isn’t happening after a devastating playoff loss. You see Brett Favre broke me.  I haven’t really been able to watch the Super Bowls in which the Packers have made the playoffs but not the big game since the 2007 NFC Championship...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: The Giant Question Mark

When Jordy Nelson went down with an ACL tear in the 2015 preseason, the common sentiment among Green Bay Packers fans was that Davante Adams would be the savior. Much to the dismay of these fans, he was not. Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy continually expressed disappointment in how the second year player was performing. After a big showing in the 2014-2015 playoffs, he had high...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers wants to keep playing in 2016

Even at 36, linebacker Julius Peppers is not ready to walk away from the football field. Peppers is owed $8 million in salary and bonuses by the Packers for the 2016 and according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report he is planning to continue his football career next season. There had been speculation that the Packers could cut Peppers who is due to count $10.5 million against the...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kuhn: Why the Green Bay Packers Must Re-Sign Him

There are some players, on every championship team that contribute more than their statistics might lead you to believe. John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers is one of those players. Kuhn is a fullback for the Packers and has been part of the organization going back to 2006. And in those 10 years he has become one of the organizations most effective and beloved role players. Kuhn...
Via The Packers Guru
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Four players the Green Bay Packers should resign this offseason

The offseason is quickly approaching, and the Green Bay Packers have some very important decisions to make. A lot of important Packers are becoming free agents, but the team won’t be keeping all of them. These are the four most important players that the Packers should resign. Resigning these guys will help keep the Packers in the top tier of NFC teams. Mason Crosby Mason...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Thompson Really have a Free Agency Phobia?

The  Green Bay Packers’ season ended a few weeks ago, but the 2015 NFL season will come to a close this weekend with Super Bowl 50. And with that will begin the 2016 season a month later.  With that will begin the guesswork of who stays and who is shown the door. Teams will start bidding and trying to woo free agents with the promises of championship rings, each touted the missing...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Would be Complete Idiots to Cut Julius Peppers

Not long ago, Julius Peppers of the Green Bay Packers, came out and said that he was not sure about his playing future in the NFL for the 2016 season. Yet it appears at this point that Peppers — the nine-time Pro Bowler — has made up his mind. According to a tidbit by Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Peppers said that he plans to play next season, even if he were to get cut...
Via The Packers Guru
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Twitter Tuesday

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With five days left until Super Bowl 50 and the Packers watching at home, lets take...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers Plans To Play Another Year, Even If Packers Cut Him

Jason Cole of B/R spoke to Packers veteran OLB Julius Peppers who said that he plans to play another year, even if Green Bay were to move on this offseason. Cole mentions that Peppers’ $7 million base salary is fairly reasonable, given that he’s coming off of a 10.5 sack season. Beyond that, Green Bay has over $20 million in cap space, so it’s not as though they’re in a position...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds

The Green Bay Packers want running back Eddie Lacy to lose a substantial amount of weight this offseason. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Packers hope Lacy will shed at least 30 pounds ahead of the 2016 season. The former second-round pick is currently listed at 234 pounds, but he likely played at a far heavier weight this past season. Setting the bar at 30 pounds would...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Starks expected to re-sign with Green Bay Packers in free agency

The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2016 NFL offseason with a lot of question marks surrounding their roster. James Starks is set to hit the open free agency market and is currently considering whether to leave or stay with the Packers. According to a report from PackersNews.com, Starks is currently expected to re-sign with the team when free agency opens up. After such a...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones rocks his hoodie on SportsCenter

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones began wearing a hoodie underneath his uniform as the weather got colder this season, but apparently he wears the sweatshirt for more than just warmth. During an appearance on SportsCenter Sunday, Jones was rocking a hoodie underneath his suit. James Jones is wearing his hoodie underneath a suit jacket on SportsCenter pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers QB Rodgers says he had knee surgery, is recovering well

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he had knee surgery days after Green Bay was eliminated from the playoffs, according to a report.Rodgers told ESPN.com on Friday night that he was ''doing well'' and ''recovering on schedule.''A Packers spokesman told The Associated Press that he didn't have any injury information.The Packers lost to Arizona 26-20 in the...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Five targets for the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers had a great 2015 NFL season as they made the playoffs as a Wildcard team and just missed making the NFC Championship Game for a fourth time since 2007. The team doesn’t have a lot of questions to be answered this offseason, but even the best of teams can improve. The Packers had a big problem rushing the quarterback this season against some pretty talented...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb gives his 2015 season a failing grade

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb gave himself a failing grade for the first season of the four-year, $40 million deal he signed to stay in Green Bay last March. The 25-year-old Cobb played in all 16 games, but he saw drop-offs in catches (79), receiving yards (829) and touchdowns (six) from his superb 2014 season, when he made the Pro Bowl. “I don’t feel like I had a...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike McCarthy is 'fed up' with Packers GM

Things may be getting a bit frosty in Green Bay these days, and we’re not talking about the weather. A report by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel included a juicy rumor regarding head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. Specifically, McGinn reports: “According to several sources, McCarthy is fed up with his boss’ unwillingness to take a chance...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson spent part of 2015 season as a substitute teacher

The Green Bay Packers were without wide receiver Jordy Nelson all season, but Nelson still found a great way to spend his time on the IR. In a new campaign with Dove, the company revealed what Nelson was doing while not playing football, and it turns out it was pretty admirable. He was a substitute teacher. Now the video is sort of cheesy, but it tells a good story. Nelson became...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews wants NFL to change OT rules

Following the Green Bay Packers’ 26-20 overtime loss at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoffs Saturday night, linebacker Clay Matthews showed his frustration with the current NFL overtime rules. Arizona scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime to win the football game. Matthews is in favor of changing the NFL rules to what college football...
Via This Given Sunday
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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