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Packers expect Julius Peppers to return for 2016 season

The Green Bay Packers aren’t expecting outside linebacker Julius Peppers to join the growing list of big names retiring from the NFL this offseason. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers are “operating under the assumption” that Peppers—who turned 36 years old in January—will return for his 15th NFL season in 2016. The former No. 2 overall pick played in all...
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Can they win it all next season?

The 2015 NFL recently came to an end with the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50, but it’s never too early to talk about who could win Super Bowl LI. The 2015 NFL season may have been a disappointment for the Green Bay Packers, but they still made it to the Divisional round of the playoffs and took the Arizona Cardinals to overtime. This was after an injury-riddled season where...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers: The Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Mike Neal

The Green Bay Packers have a number of questions to answer this NFL offseason and one of the biggest is what they are going to do at outside linebacker. Of course, having a number of talented pass-rushers on your roster isn’t a bad thing, but when two of your top four perimeter pass rushers are set to become free agents, with another pondering retirement, it can be cause for concern...
Via The Packers Guru
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Packers’ Unrestricted Free Agents

Below you will find a list of the Green Bay Packers’ upcoming unrestricted free agents. These players will be free to sign with any team starting on March 15th. I have assigned a priority level to each player (high, medium, low, or do not attempt to resign). These speak to the importance of each player to the 2016 roster and the Packers’ ability to assemble a team capable of...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Elway is the Anti-Ted Thompson

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 yesterday with a completely different philosophy than the Green Bay Packers in how the team was put together and what the defensive side of the ball looked like. The Packers are well known for Ted Thompson’s draft and develop philosophy and have enjoyed sustained years of success through that.  It’s the correct way to build the foundation...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Draft Board Risers and Fallers

LAQUON TREADWELL – WR – OLE MISS  S.T.A.R. The type of receiver that gives the offense an identity. At 6’3 219, he has the tools and toughness to consistently make impact plays. In a below-average receiver class, Laquon is the cream of the crop. The Packers have a remote chance of drafting him at pick 27. JOEY BOSA – DE/OLB – OHIO STATE Some great college players...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame officials reportedly have requested that the Green Bay Packers play in the HOF game

On Saturday night, the Green Bay Packers learned that they will have another player representing them in the Hall of Fame. Quarterback Brett Favre was one of the few that found out that he would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in August. That means plenty of Packers fans will be in Canton in August to see their quarterback be inducted. But now it looks like the team will be in...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
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
9 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
9 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
9 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
11 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
14 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
14 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
16 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
20 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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