PACKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Julius Peppers attends voluntary workouts

The Packers began their offseason workouts and while the sessions are voluntary, plenty of players show up to get their bodies in top conditioning for the upcoming team activities. Among those to show up was newly-signed Packer Julius Peppers: The Packers offseason workouts are not mandatory, but Julius Peppers used the opportunity to make his first appearance with his new...
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Cover 32 Mock Draft 2.0- Trades in the first round shake things up, allow talent to fall to the Packers at 21

In our Mock Draft 2.0 we explored some potential first round trades that would shake up the landscape of the first round of the draft. In our scenario it allowed some notable talent to drop to pick 21 where the Packers will be sitting and waiting. Click here to see the immediate impact player they may have a chance to take in the first round. Make sure you get in on the action by...
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GM Ted Thompson, Packers looking to NFL Draft to fill holes on roster

The Green Bay Packers have a solid foundation built, however, holes at safety, inside linebacker, tight end, wide receiver and on the defensive line threatens their opportunity for a fourth straight NFC North title. General manager Ted Thompson will be in his wheelhouse at the NFL Draft and is expected to address these needs in the early rounds.
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packing the Stats: How the Packers Invest

One thing that many fans have noticed over the years is that Ted Thompson does not like to draft interior offensive linemen, instead preferring to draft tackles and converting them into the interior once they reach the NFL.  This concept seems to indicate that in the NFL there is a premium placed on some positions while not others; for instance quarterback is naturally considered...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
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Proposed new Green Bay Packers uniform is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Green Bay Packers have a top-10 offense in the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” But more and more, that sounds like a cliché being echoed by a coach, analyst or fan intent on living in the past. Nowadays, offense makes the difference; at least most of the time. Looking for proof? Take a look at the teams that made the playoffs last season. The 12 teams who made the postseason all finished in the top-18...
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Packers: Why Jared Abbrederis is the Perfect WR for Green Bay in 2014 Draft

If there is one position that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson knows how to draft, its wide receiver. Like any GM in the NFL, Thompson's draft record if far from perfect but its hard to argue with his results at receiver. Back in 2006, Thompson found his first gem when he drafted Greg Jennings out of Western Michigan. Then he followed up that by selecting James Jones in...
Via The Packers Guru
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes safety top need for Packers

The Green Bay Packers addressed their pass rushing needs in free agency and re-signed their key veterans like CB Sam Shields, B.J. Raji, and FB John Kuhn but couldn’t land a safety. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says free safety is a ‘clear need’ for the defense and thinks the club will grab one early in the draft, possibly on day one.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Series 2014: Grading the Packers' 2011 draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The only downside to a team winning the Super Bowl is getting the last pick in each round of that year's draft. Considering the prize that was won, though, it's obviously well worth a few spots on the board during draft weekend. That's where the Green Bay Packers found themselves in early 2011, having just brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Lambeau...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Looking ahead to the NFL Draft

Despite a disappointing 8-7-1 record in 2013, the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North and hosted the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the playoffs. Injuries ravaged this team last year with Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finely, Bryan Bulaga, Clay Matthews, and Casey Hayward all missing significant amounts of time. The Packers usually don’t make any noise...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lattimore Remains Unsigned

Lattimore remains unsigned on the eve of Packers team workouts According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Green Bay Packers linebacker Jamari Lattimore remains unsigned one day before the Packers will begin offseason workouts.  Without being signed, Lattimore won’t be permitted to join his teammates. The Packers were not expected to tender Lattimore following the 2013 season, thereby...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Packers Could Discover a Gem In OLB, Telvin Smith

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers have done a nice job of shoring up some of their needs this off-season, especially those in the front seven.  They did a really nice job making two impactful moves, in re-singing BJ Raji, to now play Nose Tackle and adding Julius Peppers to play outside linebacker, opposite Clay Matthews, to give the Packers the best OLB crew...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers have best 1-2 punch with pass rushers Matthews and Peppers in NFC North

The Green Bay Packers with the addition of DE/LB Julius Peppers to bookend LB Clay Matthews, has two of the top-three pass rushers in the NFC North. Only DE Jared Allen has more sacks among NFC North players than Clay Matthews and his new teammate.
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonuses help Packers lure players into offseason workouts

The first phase of the Green Bay Packers’ offseason program begins on Tuesday and more than 20 returning veterans are poised to cash in with their participation. Offseason workouts are voluntary, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy is a big believer in keeping players training at team headquarters leading up to June’s mandatory minicamp, and the organization is willing to pay to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xs and Os: Introduction to West Coast Offense Route Combinations

Aaron Rodgers is the trigger man in Mike McCarthy’s modern version of the West Coast Offense. The Green Bay Packers offense is commonly referred to as a “West Coast Offense.” Likewise, Aaron Rodgers is often called a “West Coast Quarterback.” For this article, I’ll take a look at some of the basic route combinations that exemplify the West Coast Offense, particularly...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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