PACKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews haven’t talked to NFL yet about allegations

The two Packers players implicated in the Al Jazeera report about performance-enhancing drugs didn’t say too much Tuesday as they reported to camp, beyond the fact they haven’t talked to the NFL and didn’t think much of the allegations, to begin with. (Then again, the fact they talked at all probably qualifies Green Bay’s media…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy and the Packers Ride Again

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Everyone in Green Bay wants to put the 2015 Eddie Lacy season in the ol’ rear-view mirror. Maybe everyone should. Because here is Lacy, on Tuesday, on the first day of training camp for any NFL team, at an unspecified lighter weight (not the fat slob he was last year), looking very interested. He bolts out of his stance during blocking drills and attacks...
Via MMQB
7 hours ago

The Jordy Nelson Cascade: Will the receiver’s return really be the spark the Packers need?

APC’s Paul Noonan breaks down the impact of Nelson’s absence on the Packers in 2015 and what to expect from him and the offense as a whole this coming season. It is often a good idea to be honest and upfront about the mistakes you make. Doing so helps you learn about where you went wrong, and serves as a helpful reminder that life can humble you at any given moment. I’m not...
Via Acme Packing Co
9 hours ago

Packers’ Trevor Davis impresses with one-handed catch in practice

Green Bay’s rookie receiver made one of the standout plays of the team’s first practice of the summer. The Green Bay Packers have their work cut out for them in deciding which of the team’s numerous talented but underdeveloped wide receivers to keep on the roster in 2016. There are seven realistic candidates for roster spots, and while it is still possible that the team may...
Via Acme Packing Co
9 hours ago

Why the Packers should be concerned with Jordy Nelson’s injury ‘hiccup’

A lengthy and recent injury history—featuring ailments to his ankle, knee, hamstring and hip—should make the Green Bay Packers nervous about the reported “hiccup” receiver Jordy Nelson suffered before the start of training camp. The Packers placed Nelson on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to start camp, which officially opened Tuesday. Nelson downplayed the seriousness...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cobb, Abbrederis adding weight as teammates shed pounds

Green Bay — In what might be known as the season of weight loss for the Green Bay Packers, what with Eddie Lacy, Josh Sitton and Richard Rodgers all slimming down, the envious problem of gaining belonged to the wide receivers.
Via Packers Blog
14 hours ago

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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Day 1 of Packers training camp review

Green Bay Press-Gazette reporters Pete Dougherty and Ryan Wood review the first day of Packers training camp Tuesday.
Via Packers Blog
17 hours ago

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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers put Jordy Nelson on PUP list because of his “other” knee

OMG EVERYONE LOSE YOUR MINDS! One of the msot disconcerting items from Monday’s opening day of the Green Bay Packers’ training camp was the announcement of the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list - and specifically the fact that wide receiver Jordy Nelson was placed on that list, meaning he failed his initial physical exam. Nelson is of course coming off ACL surgery for...
Via Acme Packing Co
18 hours ago

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

CHTV Live Blog: Packers Training Camp Day 1

Welcome to day one of the 2016 Green Bay Packers Training Camp. The CheeseheadTV Live Blog will bring you reports from training camp from many of the outlets that cover the Packers. It's your one place to get all the news and talk about it with other Packers Fans. Join us! Oh, and please be sure to support our new sponsor Ticket King. If you are going to buy tickets to a Packers...
Via Cheesehead TV
23 hours ago

Packers WR Jordy Nelson to start training camp on PUP list

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Receiver Jordy Nelson won't practice when the Green Bay Packers begin training camp on Tuesday.Nelson was one of six Packers placed on the physically unable to perform list on Monday. Nelson is coming back from a torn right ACL injury that kept him out for the 2015 season.The Packers have said that they might be cautious with Nelson as he comes back from injury...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy praises Rodgers' fitness ahead of Packers camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Looking good, Aaron Rodgers.Coach Mike McCarthy said his quarterback arrived at Green Bay Packers training camp in great shape, just in time for his 12th season in the NFL."I would say this is the best shape I've seen him in," McCarthy said Monday as players reported for medical and conditioning tests.Rodgers last season had his lowest passer rating (92.7) and...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL Draft might be coming to Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers are throwing their cheeseheads into the ring to join several other teams bidding to host the NFL Draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021, per ESPN's Jason Wilde.Team president Mark Murphy announced the decision at a shareholders meeting on Thursday. "We think it'd be great for the league to have the draft here and celebrate the smallest market in the NFL," Murphy said...
Via FOX Sports
5 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
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers hopes he’s ‘lucky enough’ to end career a Packer

Aaron Rodgers is signed with the Packers through the 2019 season, but he hopes to remain in Green Bay long after his current deal expires. Rodgers was a guest on the latest episode of Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday,” and he was asked about guys like Kevin Durant leaving their teams to chase a championship. While he didn’t criticize those who make similar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Rodgers discusses Aaron's strained familial ties

Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is one of four remaining contestants on the latest season of “The Bachelorette.” In the latest episode, Jordan opened up his relationship — or lack thereof — with Aaron. During some one-on-one time with JoJo (the bachelorette), Jordan explained that if she chooses to go home with him to meet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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