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Clay Matthews Fined $22,050 Fined For Hit On Wilson

Jan 22, 2015 5:00 PM

Clay Matthews has been fined $22,050 for an illegal blindside hit on Russell Wilson.

"I was just blocking whoever and it turned out to be the quarterback and obviously calls are going to go in their direction whether it was a blind-side hit or whatever," Matthews said after the game. "I'm just looking to pick up a block and unfortunately that's just how the game played out."

The hit occurred during a second quarter interception.

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Seahawks, Packers Have Built Offenses Without Using First Round Picks

Jan 16, 2015 8:18 PM

The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have combined to acquire just one of their skilled position players via a first round pick.

Aaron Rodgers was a first round pick by the Packers in 2005.

The Seahawks selected Russell Wilson in 2002 with a third round pick.

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Seahawks, Patriots Open As 7-Point Favorites

Jan 11, 2015 6:47 PM

The Seattle Sehawks have opened as seven-point favorites in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.

The Seahawks defeated the Carolina Panthers by a final score of 31-17 in convincing fashion.

The Packers, meanwhile, needed a fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Dallas Cowboys by a final score of 26-21.

The New England Patriots also opened as seven-point favorites for the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Aaron Rodgers Has Slight Tear In Calf Muscle

Jan 8, 2015 2:07 PM

Aaron Rodgers has a slight tear in his calf muscle in addition to a significant strain.

The injury is not expected to prevent Rodgers from playing in Sunday's divisional playoff against the Dallas Cowboys, but it could impact how mobile and effective he is.

"There's no question he will play, but there's also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he'll be 95 percent or 50 percent."

The Packers are aggressively treating the injury, with the hope he can be as well as possible. 

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Injury

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Aaron Rodgers Will Play Sunday, Unsure How

Jan 8, 2015 11:14 AM

Aaron Rodgers has promised to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys despite a strained left calf.

"I'm going on Sunday," Rodgers said Wednesday. "It's just a matter of how."

Mike McCarthy held Rodgers out of practice on Wednesday, meaning he has not been on the field since he reinjured his left calf in the Dec. 28 regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions.

"I plan on Aaron playing Sunday," McCarthy said after Wednesday's practice. "Today's schedule was for him to stay exclusively in the training room. There's still some things that he needs to work through. We'll see what tomorrow brings, if he'll be able to practice. It's day-to-day, but everything points in the direction of him playing."


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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Injury

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Packers Name Eliot Wolf Director Of Player Personnel

Jan 2, 2015 3:16 PM

The Green Bay Packers have promoted Eliot Wolf to director of player personnel. 

Wolf is in his 11th season with the club and spent the last three years as director of pro personnel under Ted Thompson.

In 2011, he served as the team’s assistant director of player personnel after working as the team’s assistant director of pro personnel from 2008-10. Wolf originally joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004 and spent four seasons in that position.


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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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." 

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Rodgers: I Can Promise You This Is Not Easy
Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half on Sunday.

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Rodgers: Packers' Offense Hasn't Started Rolling Yet
The Packers have won three straight after a 1-2 start, but their offense has yet to truly click.

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Eddie Lacy Trying To Figure Out How To Be Productive With Rodgers
Eddie Lacy averaged 107 rushing yards per game when Rodgers was out.

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Eddie Lacy Leaves Loss To Seahawks With Concussion
Eddie Lacy left in the second half after carrying the ball 12 times for 34 yards.

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

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Colt Lyerla Likely Out For Season With Torn MCL, PCL
Colt Lyerla drew comparisons to Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski at tight end coming out of Oregon.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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