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Packers Place Eddie Lacy On IR, Will Use Don Jackson As Primary RB

Oct 20, 2016 1:26 PM

Eddie Lacy will undergo foot surgery and will be placed on injured reserve by the Green Bay Packers.

It has not yet been determined if Lacy will miss the remainder of the season. Lacy will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason after an inconsistent tenure with the Packers.

Don Jackson will be the primary running back for the Packers moving forward. Jackson received zero snaps in preseason.

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Aaron Rodgers Blames Struggles On Lack Of Accuracy

Oct 19, 2016 6:26 AM

Aaron Rodgers believes his struggles are related to his accuracy throwing the football.

"I just think it's accuracy," Rodgers said. "I've missed a couple [throws] that I'm used to hitting. And you hit those and you take away the throwaways, being able to hit some things on some of those plays instead of extending and throwing the ball away, and we're right where we need to be."

Rodgers was the NFL's least accurate passer heading into Week 5 and after going 31-for-42 against the Dallas Cowboys he still only ranks 26th with a 60.2 completion percentage.

His plan to improve his accuracy: "Just throw it a little bit better."

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Eddie Lacy Out Several Weeks With Ankle Injury

Oct 18, 2016 8:49 PM

Eddie Lacy will be out for several weeks with an ankle injury.

The Green Bay Packers traded for Knile Davis this week to add depth at the running back position.

Lacy has rushed 71 times for 360 yards through five games this season.

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Packers Acquire Knile Davis From Chiefs

Oct 18, 2016 9:54 AM

The Green Bay Packers have acquired Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional late-round draft pick.

Green Bay was in need of backfield depth.

James Starks is out four weeks after undergoing knee surgery and Eddie Lacy is dealing with a nagging ankle injury.

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NFL Changes Start Times For Two Week 8 Games

Oct 12, 2016 4:10 PM

The NFL has announced changes to the start times for a pair of Week 8 games on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET (previously scheduled at 1 p.m.) on FOX, while the Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers game moves to 1:00 p.m. ET (originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m.) on FOX.


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Nevin Lawson Flagged For Longest Pass Interference Call In 15 Seasons

Sep 26, 2016 8:26 AM

Detroit Lions defensive back Nevin Lawson was called for a 66-yard pass interference penalty against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the longest such penalty in at least 15 years.

The previous long during that time period was a 60-yard pass interference call against Cleveland Browns cornerback Mike Adams in a 2010 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

ESPN Stats & Info's database begins with the 2001 season.

The penalty occurred on the first play of the second quarter after Aaron Rodgers threw incomplete on a deep pass to Trevor Davis. Lawson and Davis' feet got tangled as they fell to the ground.

Lawson said after the Lions' 34-27 loss that he felt he didn't make contact with the receiver and that they were both "playing the ball." Lawson said he wasn't grabbing or holding on the play and that he was "disappointed" when he saw the flag.

"I don't think I pass interferenced him," Lawson said. "Just seen the ball in the air, I didn't even see him, to be honest. I was just focusing on the ball. He tripped, and that's what they called."

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Clay Matthews Ruled Out For Week 3

Sep 24, 2016 3:42 PM

Clay Matthews has been ruled out for the Green Bay Packers game in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

Matthews couldn't finish the Week 2 game at Minnesota. He injured his left ankle early in the game but returned after the Packers trainers taped it. However, he then took himself out of the game with less than two minutes remaining because of the hamstring injury.

Matthews did not practice all week.

Matthews last missed a game due to a hamstring injury late in the 2012 season.

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C.J Spiller Visiting With Packers

Sep 20, 2016 4:43 PM

The Green Bay Packers hosted C.J. Spiller for a free agent visit on Tuesday, according to a report.

The Packers have an open roster spot after recently waiving third running back Jhurell Pressley.

Spiller was cut by the New Orleans Saints last week.

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Packers Sign David Bakhtiari To Extension Worth Up To $51.67M

Sep 13, 2016 3:38 PM

The Green Bay Packers have signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to a four-year contract extension worth as much as $51.67 million.

The deal averages $12 million per season, which puts Bakhtiari among the five-highest paid offensive lineman.

Green Bay selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft and started him immediately.

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Aaron Rodgers Hopes To Be Involved In Next CBA Negotiations

Sep 1, 2016 8:05 PM

Aaron Rodgers would like to get involved in CBA discussions during the next round of negotiations.

"It has to change," Rodgers said. "I don't know why the owners wouldn't want it to change, because it's made the league look bad a few times. I read something -- you know I said that I felt like we had the opportunity to make a change in the first CBA, and I stand behind that, that statement.

"Many guys I don't think were aware of how strong our position could have been had we waited a little longer. One of the things that we should have maybe pushed for was to have an independent arbitrator. I don't think we should have to give anything for that to happen in the next negotiation."

The current collective bargaining agreement ends after the 2020 season. 


"If I'm fortunate enough to be around for the next one, I think it could be an opportunity to help out the next generation of players, by taking maybe more of a role in that," Rodgers said. "If it's wanted by the union, I would be open to it because I think we need some really strong leaders when we come back to the table, and realize that, as opposed to maybe the last time the CBA rolled around, that we have more bargaining power than we showed."

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Jared Cook Establishing Rapport With Aaron Rodgers
The Packers gave Jared Cook a $2.75 million in a one-year contract because they think he can add a down-the-field dimension to their offense

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Three Players To Meet With NFL About Al Jazeera Report
James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to meet with the NFL regarding performance-enhancing drug allegations stemming from a December report by Al Jazeera America.

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Aaron Rodgers Says NFL Culture Discourages Speaking Out
Aaron Rodgers believes NFL players should speak out on social issues more often, but says the league's culture discourages doing so.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Only Refunding Game Tickets
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that the only refund that fans who bought tickets to Sunday's canceled game will receive is for the ticket itself.

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Kellen Winslow II Works Out For Packers
After being out of the NFL for the last two seasons, Kellen Winslow II received a tryout with the Packers.

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Hall Of Fame Game Canceled Due To Poor Field Conditions
Sunday night's game between the Packers and Colts was canceled because of poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium.

Saints To Sign John Kuhn To One-Year Deal
John Kuhn had a nine-year run with the Packers.

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Mike McCarthy Won't Relinquish Play-Calling Duties Again
Mike McCarthy relinquished play-calling duties to start last season, but he has no plans to do so again with the Packers.

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Jordan Rodgers Wins 'The Bachelorette'
Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Aaron Rodgers, received the final rose on the finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" on Monday night.


Jordy Nelson On PUP List With New Left Knee Injury
Jordy Nelson called it a "hiccup" with the left knee and insisted it was minor, but he couldn't put a timetable on his return.

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Greg Jennings Retires From NFL After 10 Seasons
Greg Jennings played his first seven seasons with the Pacers.


Packers Apply To Host NFL Draft
Mark Murphy said that the Packers have applied to host the event in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

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NFL To Interview Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers Over PED Allegations
The Packers have confirmed that the NFL will interview Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, who were named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance-enhancing drugs.

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Jordy Nelson Ahead Of Curve In Knee Rehabilitation
Jordy Nelson appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL suffered 11 months ago.

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Aaron Rodgers Hopes To Play Entire Career With Packers
Aaron Rodgers said on HBO's "Any Given Wednesday" with Bill Simmons that he values loyalty and hopes to play his entire career with the Packers.

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Mark Murphy: 17-Game Season Could Facilitate More International Play
When asked about playing more games overseas, Mark Murphy says that a 17-game regular season could facilitate more international play in the future.


Packers Report Franchise-Record $48.9M Profit
The Packers finished the 2015 fiscal year with a franchise-record $48.9 million profit, including $222.6 million in national revenue.

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NFL To Interview Players Mentioned In Al Jazeera PED Film
The NFL wrote that it has attempted since early April to schedule interviews with the players, saying delays by the NFL Players Association have "obstructed our ability to conduct and conclude the in


Mike McCarthy Has 'Zero Issue' Going For Two More Often
Mike McCarthy has dropped several hints that the Packers might elect to go for two as opposed to kick an extra point more often this season.

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Mock Draft Alerted Packers To Possible Aaron Rodgers Slide In 2005
The Packers did last minute research on Aaron Rodgers after they realized he could slide from a potential first overall pick to them at 24.

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