PACKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Packers Cut Masthay In Favor of Schum

The Green Bay Packers continued their efforts to trim their roster down on Tuesday, announcing that they were releasing veteran punter Tim Masthay, just one day after they let go of Green Bay native Peter Mortell.  Masthay had been the Packers punter since 2010 but faced struggles in 2015 that prompted the team to bring in competition this summer.  It appeared as though he had...
Via Cheesehead TV
2 hours ago

Ain’t That A Schum

One of Ted Thompson’s worst personnel decisions since taking over as general manager came in the summer of 2008 when he replaced longtime punter Jon Ryan with journeyman Derrick Frost. What do they say about those who don’t learn from history? On Tuesday, the Packers replaced longtime punter Tim Masthay with journeyman Jacob Schum, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay....
Via Packers Notes
4 hours ago

Packers aim to sort out receiver depth chart behind Nelson, Cobb

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, it's a toss-up at receiver for the Green Bay Packers.The Packers' final preseason game on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs could help sort out the pecking order to catch passes this fall from two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers."The good news is we have another preseason game to give guys an opportunity to go out there...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions - Tampa Bay punter, Jake Schum picked up by Green Bay

Within hours of being released by Tampa Bay, UB Alumnus Jake Schum was signed by the Green Bay Packers. https://t.co/QsYmnnILKA — Ed Greene (@EdBeefdaSupreme) August 30, 2016 Schum came to Buffalo the year after Green Bay running back James Starks graduated and moved onto the NFL. While punting three years for the Bulls he had 119 career punts for 38.7 average, while...
Via Bull Run
5 hours ago

Packers claim punter Jacob Schum off waivers

Tim Masthay hasn't won the Packers' punting job yet. The Green Bay Packers may have released Peter Mortell, but that doesn't mean Tim Masthay has won the punting job. The team announced Tuesday that it has successfully claimed punter Jacob Schum off of waivers. Schum, a former undrafted free agent, has spent time with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Acme Packing Co
6 hours ago

Packers Deal McCray To Buffalo

Choosing between linebackers Jayrone Elliott and Lerentee McCray was one of the hardest things I had to do when predicting the 53-man roster, but Ted Thompson made things a lot easier on Tuesday by trading McCray to Buffalo. The Packers will get a 2018 draft pick – most likely late and conditional – in return. McCray was the better linebacker all summer, but Elliott has a higher...
Via Packers Notes
8 hours ago

Packers Make Moves to get roster down to 75

The Packers are slowly announcng players getting their release. here is a list that will be updated as new names are released. Good luck to all these guys in whatever the future holds for them. If nothing else, they can always say they had a chance to play some football in front of the NFL's greatest fans. Check back, as the list will be updated as new moves are announced. Confirmed...
Via Cheesehead TV
11 hours ago

Packers Training Camp Practice: News and Updates for 8/30

After today, practice is closed for the rest of the season. Let’s enjoy the last open session while we can! It has arrived - the final open practice of training camp for the Green Bay Packers. The team will conduct its final practice on Ray Nitschke Field for 2016 beginning at 11:45 AM Central today as Mike McCarthy and company prepare for the final preseason game on Thursday....
Via Acme Packing Co
11 hours ago

Aaron Rodgers weighs in on Colin Kaepernick controversy

Some hot takes have been flying around the football world since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a seat for the national anthem Friday night. Some players have come out in support of Kaepernick’s actions. Meanwhile, others have concluded that he’s disrespecting the flag and his nation. While most of the opinions of fellow football players have been even...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Question of the day - Surprised by Martinez's new role?

In recent coaches interviews just this past Monday, it became apparent that rookie inside linebacker Blake Martinez was taking a majority of reps with the first-team defense. He had even gone as far as sporting the radio in his helmet to communicate with his affiliates.  Although nothing is set in stone just yet and a lot can change with any job that is currently up for grabs from...
Via Cheesehead TV
14 hours ago

Packers: Projecting Green Bay’s Final 53-Man Roster

Year in and year out, the Green Bay Packers have one of the most competitive training camps in the NFL. Routinely, the Packers have to let talented players go on the final cut-down day and this year will be no different. While the Packers have always done well in rookie free agency, this year takes the cake. Free-agent finds like Kentrell Brice, Marwin Evans, Geronimo Allison, Brian...
Via The Packers Guru
14 hours ago

Packers’ RB Battle: John Crockett’s injury likely gives backup job to Brandon Burks

Green Bay’s RB3 battle may have just settled itself under unfortunate circumstances. The Green Bay Packers have had a decent battle for the third running back job in training camp this summer, but it appears that the competition has just been settled by an injury. Second-year back John Crockett seemed to be slightly ahead of his challenger, rookie Brandon Burks, for the job, but...
Via Acme Packing Co
14 hours ago

Reviewing the Undrafted Rookies

After the draft, the Packers signed several undrafted free agents. At that point I took a shot at a 8 UDFAs who would have a chance to make the roster or the practice squad. Let’s take a look at how I did:   Every year the Green Bay Packers seem to find a hidden treasure from their undrafted rookies. This year there are 21 players who didn’t hear their names called in the draft...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
15 hours ago

Packers' Masthay 'in the driver's seat' as only punter on roster

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Veteran Tim Masthay's hold on the Green Bay Packers punting job is secure, at least for now.When the team released rookie Peter Mortell, a Green Bay native trying to win the job as an undrafted free agent, it left the veteran Masthay as the team's lone punter entering Thursday's preseason finale at Kansas City.But Packers coach Mike McCarthy stopped short of declaring...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers Therapy #276: Packers (also) Make Niners Pay, Pal!

In between embarrassing pleas to hit their PayPal account, Chris and Dave review the Packers roster decisions in the wake of Green Bay’s 21-10 win over San Francisco. Should GB keep Joe Callahan on the 53? What should the team do at DB? What about that newfangled kickoff rule? The boys chat about it all…and would really like you to send them some cash via PayPal (PackersTherapy...

Emmanuel Sanders compares rookie QB Siemian to Aaron Rodgers

It’s always nice to have confidence in your starting quarterback. That’s taken to a whole new level when you’re tasked with catching passes from him. There’s also something a bit absurd about comparing a quarterback with zero regular season experience to a former MVP. That’s exactly what Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did Monday by liking Trevor Siemian...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Masthay's hold on Packers punting job secure - for now

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Veteran Tim Masthay's hold on the Green Bay Packers punting job is secure, at least for now. When the team released rookie Peter Mortell, a Green Bay native trying to win the job as an undrafted free agent, it left the veteran Masthay as the team's lone punter entering Thursday's preseason finale at Kansas City. But Packers coach Mike McCarthy stopped short...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy considering cutting his hair after getting pulled down by dreadlocks

Eddie Lacy is contemplating trimming his trademark dreadlocks. Lacy has rocked dreads since he was at Alabama and the Green Bay Packers running back is entering his fourth season in the NFL, but getting yanked down by his hair has finally caught up to the 26-year-old. Following this tackle in Friday’s preseason game, Lacy is finally ready to admit defeat. .@Lil_Eazy_Ana_42...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Green Bay Packers keep Davante Adams

The Green Bay Packers have long had one of the most dynamic offenses in the National Football League. While a large part is undoubtedly due to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, you must have a very deep and talented receiving core to keep defense on their toes. Davante Adams was expected to be a key part of that core, but his inconsistency has raised some concerns about whether he’s more...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clay Matthews happy with return to OLB: ‘No, I don’t think I’ve slipped at all’

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews wanted to do what the team needed most in 2015, playing on the inside, where he helped solidify the position, but feels his return to outside linebacker in 2016 will set him free. When asked about his declining numbers, Matthews was quick to point out that playing inside wasn’t going to make his numbers explode. “No, I don’t think...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy considering haircut after painful tackle

Eddie Lacy has lost weight and is looking to rebound in his contract season, so the last thing he needs is to make it easier for defenders to bring him down. For that reason, the Green Bay Packers running back is considering cutting his hair in the near future. After Lacy broke a big run against the San Francisco 49ers Friday night, linebacker Gerald Hodges caught up to him and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: John Crockett is showing that he belongs

The Green Bay Packers have a lot of running backs on the roster at the moment. The Packers have the duo of Eddie Lacy and James Starks on the roster, but they are definitely going to be on the final roster. Of the new running backs, some have performed well in the preseason, but some have performed poorly. Second-year running back John Crockett is a guy that didn’t get many...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson returns to individual drills in practice

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was scheduled to take a major step in his return Monday by participating in individual drills at practice. McCarthy: Jordy Nelson will work individual drills today. — Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 22, 2016 Nelson was activated off the physically unable to perform list last week, but the Packers aren’t rushing him back. He led...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Three Things to Watch in Second NFL Preseason Game

The Green Bay Packers are gearing up for their second 2016 NFL preseason game this evening against the Oakland Raiders. It is still a preseason game, but there is a lot more excitement surrounding this game than there was last week. As is the case every week of the preseason, Green Bay should look much better than they did last week. After knocking off the Cleveland Browns by a final...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers' Nelson off PUP after passing physical

The Green Bay Packers and their fans received good news on Wednesday. Receiver Jordy Nelson has reportedly passed his physical and is no longer on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform List). Packers WR Jordy Nelson has passed his physical and is off PUP, per source. Good news for Green Bay. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 17, 2016 This gives the Packers (especially Aaron...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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