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Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Expect Calf Injury To Be Issue

Dec 22, 2014 12:50 PM

Aaron Rodgers doesn't expect his calf injury to be an issue in Week 17.

The Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions with the NFC North title on the line.

"I'll be OK for next week," Rodgers said after Green Bay's 20-3 romp over the Buccaneers on Sunday, per ESPN Wisconsin. "(I) hurt my calf pretty good, but the training staff helped me kind of get through it. Just put some heat on and just tried to push through it."

Rodgers also battled through a "pretty bad" flu to complete 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards with one touchdown and no picks.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Revis, Tate, Peppers, Ware Ranked As Best Offseason Acquisitions

Dec 4, 2014 2:18 PM

Darrelle Revis, Golden Tate, Julius Peppers, DeMarcus Ware and Justin Forsett are ranked as the top offseason acquisitions of 2014 by Mike Sando.

Revis has re-established himself as one of the best corners in the league and currently ranks second in Pro Football Focus grading at the position. The Patriots acquired him for a $7 million cap charge this season.

Emmanuel Sanders, Darren Sproles, Steve Smith, Brandon Flowers and Jared Veldheer are ranked 6-10.

Mike Sando/ESPN

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Mike Daniels: Gronk Is Like The Terminator

Dec 1, 2014 1:13 PM

Mike Daniels, defensive tackle of the Green Bay Packers, was thrilled that his team defeated Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots.

“That’s a Hall of Fame quarterback right there, and their tight end is like the Terminator.”

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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Belichick: Brady, Rodgers Both Wear Number 12

Nov 26, 2014 10:34 AM

Bill Belichick was asked if he sees any similarities between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady during his Wednesday press conference ahead of this week's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

"They both wear number 12," deadpanned Belichick before walking off. 

Rodgers has never started a game against the Patriots.

Belichick's response: "It is what it is. Whatever hasn't happened, hasn't happened. I don't really worry about it." 

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers

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Rodgers: I Can Promise You This Is Not Easy

Nov 10, 2014 12:05 PM

Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half of the Green Bay Packers' Sunday Night win over the Chicago Bears.

The Packers pulled Rodgers out of the game with more than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

“I can promise you this is not easy,” Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s not easy to do this every week. We put a lot of time into it. We all do. We prepare to be successful. There’s a high expectation on our players, based on the number of checks that we do and the game plan every week, to have creative input but also make the game plan work. It’s tough to execute like that, but that’s what happens when everybody works together and believes in each other.”

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Rodgers: Packers' Offense Hasn't Started Rolling Yet

Oct 16, 2014 1:26 PM

The Green Bay Packers have won three straight after a 1-2 start, but their offense has yet to truly click.

The Packers rank 26th in yards per game, 19th in yards per play and 20th in first downs per game.

"I don't think we're on a roll yet," Rodgers said Wednesday. "I think we're playing OK, scored enough points to win, but we're still low in the league in yards per game, low in first-down percentage, low in a lot of stats -- yards per play, passing yards per game, rushing yards per game. We've got to play better on offense, but we've scored enough points on offense the last three weeks to win." 

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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Eddie Lacy Trying To Figure Out How To Be Productive With Rodgers

Oct 2, 2014 7:33 PM

Eddie Lacy became one of the NFL's most productive running backs last season when Aaron Rodgers was out due to injury.

Lacy averaged 107 rushing yards per game when Rodgers was out.

With Rodgers back, the Green Bay Packers are using shotgun formations about 10 percent more than 2013.

"I've been (with the quarterback) under center or behind (the quarter)back my whole life, pretty much," Lacy said. "But even though you might not like something, you have to adapt to it. It's your job. How do you say this? It's not that I don't like running from out of shotgun or I don't like running from under center. You have to do what you have to do, and this is just part of what you have to do."

Lacy has gained just 161 yards with one touchdown on 53 rushes over four games this season.

"It's kind of trying to figure out how to find the balance between us," Lacy said. "Last year, we were able to run the ball a lot because A-Rod went down. So we just ran the ball a lot. Having him back, definitely it's not going to be that type of season. We just have to get in the backfield, run the ball when we're called upon and pass protect and let them throw the ball."

Mark Inabinett/Birmingham News

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Eddie Lacy Leaves Loss To Seahawks With Concussion

Sep 5, 2014 10:37 AM

Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion in the Green Bay Packers' 36-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.

Lacy left in the second half after carrying the ball 12 times for 34 yards.

Lacy left the locker room wearing sunglasses but could not talk to reporters per the NFL's concussion policy.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers

Aug 27, 2014 12:26 PM

Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Pete Carroll and Sean Payton are ranked second and third and are also in their first tier.

"The most important thing to me is the ability to control the offense, the defense and the special teams," a GM said in describing the ideal coach. "You can change and you can coach multiple things and you have the ability to teach almost every position group. Then you can lose any coach you want and replace from within because the head coach is the talent. Belichick is the ultimate model of that."

 

Belichick commmanded a 1 vote on 28 of 30 ballots.

In Tier 2 are Andy Reid at No. 4, Tom Coughlin at No. 5, Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin at No. 6, Jim Harbaugh at No. 8, John Harbaugh at No. 9, John Fox at No. 10 , Jeff Fisher at No. 11, Chip Kelly at No. 12, Bruce Arians at No. 13, Lovie Smith at No. 14 and Mavin Lewis at No. 15.

Tier 3 is led by Chuck Pagano At No. 16, followed by Rex Ryan (17), Mike Smith (18), Gus Bradley (19), Ken Whisenhunt (20), Mike McCoy (20), Marc Trestman (22) and Ron Rivera (23).

Tier 4 features Mike Zimmer (24), Jay Gruden (25), Bill O'Brien (26), Jim Caldwell (27), Doug Marrone (28), Joe Philbin (29), Jason Garrett (30), Mike Pettine (31) and Bruce Allen (32).

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Colt Lyerla Likely Out For Season With Torn MCL, PCL

Aug 14, 2014 9:26 PM

Coly Lyerla suffered a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee during practice and will likely miss the entire 2014 season.

Lyerla drew comparisons to Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski at tight end coming out of Oregon, but went undrafted and signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers.

Lyerla quit the team in October and later pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of cocaine.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Patriots Trade For Jerel Worthy From Packers In Exchange For Pick
A poor fit for Dom Capers' two-gap scheme, Jerel Worthy managed just 2.5 sacks in a part-time role as a rookie.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Randall Cobb Believes He Needs To Do More To Earn New Deal
Randall Cobb is entering the final season of the rookie contract he signed in 2011 after the Packers picked him in the second round.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Jordy Nelson Signs $39M Extension With Packers
Jordy Nelson's new deal also includes an $11.5 million signing bonus.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Packers Want To Increase Pace Of Offense
The Packers want to speed up their offense with a goal of running 75 plays per game.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Packers 'Top Priority' Is Extension For Ted Thompson
Ted Thompson's contract expires after the 2015 season.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

NFL Network's Top 100 Ranks Aaron Rodgers No. 11
Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees are ranked ahead of Aaron Rodgers, along with three running backs.

NFL.com

Jordy Nelson Open About Desire To Remain With Packers
Jordy Nelson doesn't appear to be looking for extra money considering how much he ended up leaving on the table due to his statistical spike.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Finley Receives Interest From Steelers, Raiders
The Packers still envision Jermichael Finley remaining with their club if he's cleared.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Jordy Nelson's Production Has Made His Contract Below Market Value
Jordy Nelson gambled and lost when he signed a contract extension three years ago with the Packers.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Dating Olivia Munn
Aaron Rodgers is dating Olivia Munn, according to sources.

US Magazine

2014 NFL Draft: Complete First Round
Teddy Bridgewater was a candidate to go first overall to the Texans back in January, but they instead went with Jadeveon Clowny and the QB was selected by the Vikings at No. 32.

RealGM Staff Report

Packers, Mike McCarthy Working On Contract Extension
Mike McCarthy signed a new five-year contract in February 2008 that averaged about $4 million.

Bob McGinn/Journal Sentinel

Packers, 49ers, Falcons, Ravens, Bengals Have Most Original Picks
The Packers have an NFL-leading 33 players they drafted currently on their roster.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

RealGM Staff Report

Matt Flynn Re-Signs With Packers
Matt Flynn has been a proven quality backup for the Packers.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

John Kuhn Accepts Paycut, Re-Signs With Packers
John Kuhn made $2.35 million in 2013, the final year of the three-year, $7.5 million deal he signed in 2011.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Owen Daniels Signs With Ravens
The Redskins and Packers also expressed interest in Owen Daniels.

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports

Packers Hope To Re-Sign Matt Flynn
Matt Flynn proved to be a strong backup for the Packers.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

James Jones Signs $11.3M Deal With Raiders
James Jones caught just three touchdowns in 2013 after scoring 14 times in 2012.

Adam Schefter/ESPN