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Packers heighten emphasis on punt return after 2015 struggle

Green Bay — On the very first kick return of the 2015 season, also known as the very first kick return of his NFL career, rookie Ty Montgomery galloped 41 yards.
Via Packers Blog
4 hours ago

Lacy, Starks could split carries to start season

There may be something of a running back by committee in the Green Bay Packers backfield this season. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky appeared on SiriusXM’s Next Level Fantasy Football show and told host Mike Clay that the Packers could use Eddie Lacy and James Starks to split carries, particularly at the start of the season. Rob said Packers “didn’t give Starks $3M /year to not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers WRs learning Getsy's way of doing things

Green Bay – After a season in which the Green Bay Packers’ wide receivers looked like they were new to the art of running routes, they are starting from Page One of the receiving manual.
Via Packers Blog
8 hours ago

Packers GM Ted Thompson talks about scouting Brett Favre and versatility on defense

The head of the Packers’ football operations discussed his minor role in bringing Brett Favre to Green Bay during his press conference on Friday. On Friday morning, the Green Bay Packers’ General Manager, Ted Thompson, spoke to the media in one of his rare press conferences. The Packers had an off day from on-field practices, which is the reason why head coach Mike McCarthy was...
Via Acme Packing Co
8 hours ago

Did The Packers Make A Mistake Letting Casey Hayward Go?

While the Packers offseason was highlighted by the unusual additon of a big name free agent in tight end Jared Cook, perhaps even more unusual but less reported was how the Packers let one of their own young talented players hit free agency and then sign with another team, reportedly without much of a fight.  That player is of course 2012 2nd round pick Casey Hayward, who lit the...
Via Cheesehead TV
8 hours ago

Packers DC Dom Capers hints that Clay Matthews could still play some inside linebacker

Green Bay’s head man on defense isn’t ruling out lining up his best player inside again if necessary. Over the past season and a half, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been used as a Swiss Army knife of sorts in the Packers’ defense. He has played almost exclusively at inside linebacker on base downs, moving back to his traditional pass-rushing outside linebacker...
Via Acme Packing Co
10 hours ago

McCarthy discusses 'urgency’ to win another title with Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a few months from turning 33. And the Green Bay Packers haven’t been to the Super Bowl since the end of the 2010 season, a drought that will stretch to six seasons if 2016 doesn’t end with Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy hoisting another Lombardi Trophy. “There’s a little bit of a ‘whoa’ about that,” McCarthy said of the drought, via Peter King...
Via The Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Question of the Day - Who Should be the Main Return Specialists?

Between primary designees such as Jeff Janis and Micah Hyde whom fans are accustomed to seeing on special teams, who should be the Packers' primary return group in 2016? Ty Montgomery's shown a hint of explosiveness with his given opportunities on run-backs. Jared Abbrederis, when healthy, has also been in the mix as well as Randall Cobb, whose career in Green Bay initially begin...
Via Cheesehead TV
11 hours ago

Daniels Sets Tone For Defensive Line

Green Bay Packers rookie defensive lineman Kenny Clark got a quick introduction to life in the NFL and to the team on the very first day of training camp.  Veteran lineman Mike Daniels was seen in Clark's face on the sideline speaking emphatically to the first-rounder.  When asked afterwards about it, Daniels simply said that Clark didn't make the same mistake the next time around...
Via Cheesehead TV
15 hours ago

Packers look to rookies Clark, Lowry to fill defensive line void

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Not long after they were drafted this spring by the Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry got a call from the fiery leader of the defensive line.Mike Daniels was on the phone, and he needed them to get ready quickly.The Packers will be down a veteran up front early in the season because of the four-game suspension of Mike Pennell, so Clark and Lowry must...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch driving Cal injury cart turned into bobblehead (pic)

Back in 2006, Marshawn Lynch, then a running back for the Cal Bears, commandeered an injury cart following a victory over the Washington Huskies. With news of Marshawn Lynch's potential retirement, we fondly remember his Cal victory celebrations. #BeastMode https://t.co/w6nnuONxdZ — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 7, 2016   The sight of Lynch cruising around the filed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Daniels on Packers: ‘This is an All-Star roster’

Mike Daniels understands the history and expectations of playing in a place nicknamed “Titletown.” And the loud, fiery defensive end knows his Green Bay Packers are too good to settle for anything short of a Super Bowl. “This is an All-Star roster,” Daniels said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. “That motivates you, but that also can really upset you when things don...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers not inclined to talk about brother Jordan

Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is a finalist on the newest season of “The Bachelorette.” While filming the show, Jordan decided to air out some family drama. Not surprisingly, Aaron felt that was poor judgment on Jordan’s part. On Tuesday, Stephanie Sutton of WISN 12 Sports asked Aaron if he has watched the reality show...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy defends Mike McCarthy for weight loss comments

Eddie Lacy could have responded negatively to his head coach telling him he had to lose weight, but instead he went the other way. Lacy heard his coach loud and clear when Mike McCarthy said after the Green Bay Packers’ season ended that Lacy needed to lose weight. So the beefy running back got with trainer Tony Horton and was able to lose about 15-20 pounds this offseason. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Finally Addresses The Bachelorette’s Rumors Of Family Drama

After weeks of awkward allegations about family feuds and tension, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has finally responded to the suggestion that he and his brother, current Bachelorette finalist Jordan Rodgers, do not get along, and that Aaron does not get along with the rest of their family. Aaron Rodgers SPEAKS https://t.co/I9pXDcyQ1K pic.twitter.com/35dnrj4bYa ...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Nelson says knee 'hiccup' not concerning

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jordy Nelson called it a "hiccup." How long Packers fans have to hold their breath remains to be seen.As his teammates opened practice Tuesday, Green Bay's talented receiver said a minor issue with his left knee contributed to a delay in his long-awaited return. He will have to wait a little longer to return to practice after having missed the entire 2015 season...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy ends weight talk, declares Eddie Lacy ‘ready’

It was explicitly spelled out to Eddie Lacy by the Green Bay Packers organization that he needed to shed some weight this offesason. Mike McCarthy has essentially declared an end to such discussions by proclaiming the running back fit enough for training camp. The Packers reported to camp on Monday and McCarthy, while hesitant to discuss at any length the exact fitness level of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson starts camp on PUP list, no reason for panic?

The Green Bay Packers desperately need Jordy Nelson to remain healthy this season to ensure the passing game doesn’t suffer like it did in his absence last season. With this in mind, it may have been alarming to Packers fans when the receiver started training camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. There is no reason to panic, however, as NFL Network reporter Mike...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Peyton Manning’s good news could be the NFLPA’s misfortune in the ongoing NFL investigation into HGH use by players named in an Al Jazeera report last fall. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report passed along some information Monday following the NFL’s exoneration of Manning that indicates Manning's cooperation with the league will actually put pressure on Green Bay Packers linebackers...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy not worried about Matthews, Peppers PED claims

The NFL has concluded its investigation regarding the alleged used of performance-enhancing drugs (HGH) by former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He was cleared of any wrongdoing after the league could not find sufficient evidence to support the claims initially made in an Al Jazeera report. Two Green Bay Packers players, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, will still...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Green Bay Packers wideout Greg Jennings retires

After 10 years in the NFL, mostly with the Green Bay Packers, two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings is calling it a career.He announced the decision in a YouTube video Monday morning as part of his family's "Jennings Journey" series."I'm done. No more big hits, no more ... Touchdown .... Greg Jennings! .... at least within the lines of a football field," he says in the video...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Packers are opening a concession stand dedicated to bacon

During the Green Bay Packers shareholders meeting on Thursday, team president Mark Murphy announced that the team would seek to host a future NFL Draft but more importantly: BACON. According to ESPN's Jason Wilde, the shareholders went nuts for marketing chairman Mike Weller's announcement of a bacon-themed concession stand dubbed the Patrick Cudahy Packhouse, a reference to the...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers opening a concession stand dedicated to bacon

If you go to a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field this season and have a craving for bacon, the cheeseheads will have you covered. The Packers are opening a concession stand that specializes in all of your bacon needs. The team announced the news to shareholders on Thursday, and needless to say it is being very well received. Packers and Bacon - match made in heaven? Team...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson healing from knee injury faster than expected

Jordy Nelson is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The Packers’ leading receiver suffered the injury in a preseason game last year at Pittsburgh. This came after a Pro Bowl season in which he caught a career-high 98 passes and 13 touchdowns. Nelson’s recovery has gone so well that he said in January he could have...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Will Honor Brett Favre On Oct. 16 vs. The Cowboys

Nearly one year after they retired his famous No. 4, the Green Bay Packers will honor Brett Favre again at Lambeau Field to commemorate his 2016 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team will reveal Favre’s name on the stadium’s facade alongside other Packer Hall of Famers during a halftime ceremony. Additionally, the Pack will break out their throwback jerseys for...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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