PACKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Packers’ contract for Ricky Jean-Francois worth just $2 million with $250k guaranteed

The contract is even more inexpensive than initially reported. Once again, the terms of the Green Bay Packers’ contract with a veteran player are even better than initially reported. Last week, word got out that the Packers had signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year contract. At that time, the reports indicated that the deal was worth $3 million, a decent price...
Via Acme Packing Co
5 hours ago

Breaking down Bennett, part 2: Negatives in run-blocking

Part 2 of 4 takes a more critical look at Martellus Bennet’s run blocking skills. In this four-part series, I will be analyzing the Green Bay Packers’ biggest free agent addition of the 2016-17 offseason, Martellus Bennett, using film from his previous season with the New England Patriots. Today’s focus: the negatives of Bennett’s run blocking abilities. Yesterday we discussed...
Via Acme Packing Co
5 hours ago

Tuesday news roundup: Green Bay Packers

Ted Thompson apologizes for not bringing back Micah HydeTed Thompson knows that this part of the year is always tough. The Green BayPackers are in the thick of free agency and while they were able to sign some key … Thompson’s Quarterback Draft HistoryWe look back on Ted Thompson’s previous 12 drafts as general manager of the Green Bay Packers and try to find trends that might...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best Packers Draft Picks since 2000: 10th to 6th

Part 2 of the 10 Best and Worst Draft Picks by Green Bay Since 2000 visits the 10th through 6th positions in the 10 best choices made by Mike Sherman and Ted Thompson.   10. T.J. Lang (2009 4th Round, 1 Pro Bowl, 94 starts) The sting from losing Lang to the Lions in free agency is still fresh. This guy was everything you wanted in a Packer. He was tough as nails, played damn well...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
21 hours ago

Wish list for Packers' Round 2 selection

He who authored, “April is the cruelest month” was clearly not a devout Packers fan. Leave the analysis of T.S. Eliot’s poem to people smarter than me, though I think the intended meaning was that spring represents youth and rebirth, and if you’re already a geezer this time can be flat-out depressing.    It’s not, of course, a depressing time for Green Bay devotees...
Via Cheesehead TV
22 hours ago

Breaking down Bennett, Part 1: the Packers’ new punishing run blocker

Part 1 of 4 examines Martellus Bennett’s positive traits in run blocking. In this four-part series, I will be analyzing the Green Bay Packers’ biggest free agent addition of the 2016-17 offseason, Martellus Bennett, using film from his previous season with the New England Patriots. Today’s focus: the positives of Bennett’s run blocking abilities. A big man deserves a big...
Via Acme Packing Co
1 day ago

Packers Fan Completes Incredible Journey to Lambeau

Some would say Wrigley Field is to baseball what Lambeau Field is to football in terms of historical relevance. The two shrines of their respective sports gained an unexpected attribute in common this past week, as one fan completed his incredible 170 mile journey to the Frozen Tundra. Beloit native Dennis Schulze, who last December left his hometown on a 118 mile wheelchair journey...

Rodgers, Adams, Clinton-Dix up next for contract extensions?

The Green Bay Packers are still int he midst of free agency wheeling and dealing, but will turn next to a few players in-house – mainly Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Packers president Mark Murphy says all three players’ futures in Green Bay are actively being considered, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The team may be content with sitting on the bulk of their...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Packer Martellus Bennett Is Giving Back To Kids

New Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is giving back.  On Saturday, he announced via Twitter that will be donating his portion of the proceeds from his Packers jersey sales to the after school programs that he's currently working on. Right after signing with Green Bay, Bennett took to Twitter to poll fans and followers as to what his new number should be.  He most recently...
Via Cheesehead TV
1 day ago

Green Bay Packers: Mid to late round draft steals

In almost a month, NFL general managers will earn their money as the NFL draft begins.  It is where Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson has built a championship caliber roster, as the Packers have the most “home grown” players of any team in the league.  Part of Thompson’s success has been finding gems in the middle to late rounds.  Those include Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde,...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL player reportedly arrested, tased at Iowa bar

NFL players Deiondre’ Hall and Makinton Dorleant reportedly were arrested at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday night, with the report saying Hall was tased.KWWL reports the story and says police were called to control the crowd at Sharky’s, a Cedar Falls bar, for an incident there. Hall and Dorleant, who both played college football at Northern Iowa, were reportedly arrested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Can Christine Michael Finally Fulfill Potential?

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Packers: Signing Zach Brown Would Solve Inside linebacker

The 2017 NFL draft is little more than a month away and right now, that’s probably what Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is focused on. However, the Packers should be focused on using some of their $17 million in cap space (with money set aside to sign picks) to bolster their defense. One position in particular that needs help is inside linebacker. With the first...
Via The Packers Guru
2 days ago

Green Bay Packers: predicting next season’s breakout players

The Green Bay Packers have a roster full of young and talented players who all have potential. Every year, at least one player suddenly becomes an immediate playmaker for the team. Last season, Nick Perry was the one player who broke out and became a huge part of the defense. Next season, three specific Packers could breakout and have very successful seasons. Ladarius Gunter ...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers smart to steer clear of Adrian Peterson

The Green Bay Packers know all about Adrian Peterson. Given the need at running back, one would think the Packers would at least kick the tires on Peterson, provided he was worth looking into and paying. Apparently the Packers don’t feel any such way. In fact, the team has avoided even setting up a visit with him, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: It’s interesting to hear...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: positions to focus on in the draft

The Green Bay Packers haven’t done too much in free agency, although they have been more active this year than in the past few years. However, Packers general manager Ted Thompson is never really active in free agency because he usually builds through the draft. The Packers still have some positional problems, and they need to focus on three specific positions in the draft...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers: Packers fans ‘should be really excited’ about season

The Green Bay Packers haven’t received many high marks from the pundits for their activity so far in free agency. While there has been a few solid additions, the team seems to have lost more than it gained, as key departures on both sides of the ball arguably suggests the Packers got weaker, not stronger, this offseason.But that’s not how Aaron Rodgers sees it.The Packers quarterback...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers ‘have some interest’ in Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson hasn’t received much interest around the league since free agency kicked off, but one team could be looking at him with interest.“The Green Bay Packers have some interest in a visit with Peterson, but it’s believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft,” wrote Ben Goessling of ESPN.If the Packers end up...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett calls out NFL to do more to build up communities

Does the NFL do enough to help build up the communities where many of its players are found? According to Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, the answer is a clear no. Certainly, NFL players are often involved in the communities where they live and play. But those players often do that as individuals, rather than with their teams or the league in general.Whether the NFL...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers bring back RB Christine Michael

The Green Bay Packers, needing help at the running back position, have reportedly brought back Christine Michael. Originally a second-round pick out of Texas A&M by the Seattle Seahawks, Michael had his best season as a pro last year playing for the Packers and Seahawks. He ended up rushing for 583 yards and seven touchdowns, adding 107 yards and one touchdown on 22 receptions...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers did not hit their stride until the last six games of the season where they ran the table and scored nearly 31 points per game. Fantasy standouts Aaron Rodgers (QB), Jordy Nelson (WR) and Davante Adams (WR) finished first, second, and seventh at their positions respectively. As long as Rodgers is on the team, he and the Packers' targets will remain among the...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy vows to give ‘best impression’ of Marshawn Lynch

Eddie Lacy will become the latest running back to attempt filling the shoes of the irreplaceable Marshawn Lynch after signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. While Lacy understands there’s no way to truly replace “Beast Mode,” he vows to give the “best impression” of the celebrated running back as possible.Not only that, Lacy is eager to prove himself after injuries...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy's new contract includes weight bonus

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he has no concerns about Eddie Lacy being overweight at the start of the 2017 season, but the actual contract Lacy signed with the team indicates otherwise.ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia reports that Lacy’s one-year deal with Seattle includes a $385,000 bonus that is tied to the running back keeping his weight down. The team is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll on reportedly overweight Eddie Lacy: ‘I want him big’

The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday signed Eddie Lacy to a reported one-year, $3 million deal that with incentives could be worth up to $5.5 million. Shortly after the news of Lacy’s signing broke came reports that Lacy, who has battled weight issues throughout his career, has put on some pounds this offseason.Perhaps some pounds is underselling it a bit, as a report suggests Lacy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy weighed 267 pounds during free agent visit

The biggest question mark concerning Eddie Lacy heading into 2017 will be whether he can remain in shape, and it sounds like he has a long way to go in that department.Lacy, who signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, reportedly weighed a whopping 267 pounds during at least one of his free agent visits this offseason. In fairness, Lacy is coming off surgery after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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