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Brett Favre Not Attempting Comeback, Believes He Can Still Play In NFL

Jul 1, 2015 5:53 PM

Brett Favre is not preparing an NFL comeback at the age of 45, but he does believe he can still play.

Favre finished his career with the Minnesota Vikings after a storied career with the Green Bay Packers and one season with the New York Jets.

"I think I could play," told Sports Illustrated for an upcoming cover story. "As far as throwing. Of course, we're not trying to start some he's-coming-out-of-retirement deal. Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn't throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

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Rodgers: No Quarterback Calls Their Own Plays

Jun 15, 2015 1:03 PM

When Mike McCarthy delegated playcall duties to Tom Clements, some believed Aaron Rodgers should just call the plays for the Green Bay Packers.

The thinking went that Rodgers should call his own plays since Peyton Manning appears to.

"Well, Peyton doesn't do that," Rodgers recently told ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky. "Nobody does that."

Rodgers and Manning will call audibles at the line of scrimmage, but they get a play from the sidelines beforehand.

"I think everybody would want a starting point," Rodgers said. "We all have moments where we have (called the plays), whether it's a no-huddle situation or two-minute. Everybody wants a starting point. It's tough to have to call every single play, so it's always nice when you can have a good starting point and you can make a slight adjustment if you have to."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Packers Encouraged By Play Of Scott Tolzien

Jun 10, 2015 7:02 PM

The Green Bay Packers are encouraged by the play of backup quarterback Scott Tolzien in OTAs.

Tolzien nearly threaded a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Kennard Backman on third-and-10 during the two-minute drill. On fourth-and-10 with 2 seconds left on the clock, Tolzien did. He fired a pass to rookie tight end Mitchell Henry, who made a leaping grab in the end zone to lead the No. 2 offense to a drill-winning score.

"Scott Tolzien has taken a step," Mike McCarthy said after practice. "I think he's definitely done that through the OTAs. I thought he had, shoot, about three outstanding throws in the two-minute; actually, the last two plays of the two-minute were big-time throws. He's taking that step with his opportunities in the OTA practice environment."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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Aaron Rodgers Confident Packers Have Talent To Make Super Bowl Run

Jun 10, 2015 7:00 PM

Aaron Rodgers believes the Green Bay Packers have the talent to make another run to the Super Bowl.

The Packers nearly defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.

"I think the talent is definitely there," Rodgers told ESPN's Rob Demovsky on Tuesday. "But just like last year, you've got to see how the team comes together."

The Packers were able to retain Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga this offseason.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Packers Re-Sign B.J. Raji, Letroy Guion

Mar 30, 2015 12:09 PM

B.J. Raji will re-sign with the Green Bay Packers on a one-year deal.

Raji, 28, missed all of last season after injuring his biceps during the preseason. This is the second straight one-year deal for Raji, who inked a $4 million deal with the Packers last year.

Letroy Guion replaced Raji last season also re-signed with the Packers on Monday.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Packers, Ravens Also Had Interest In Darrelle Revis

Mar 26, 2015 12:55 PM

Darrelle Revis drew interest from the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens before ultimately signing with the New York Jets.

"(It) was the Packers, Steelers, Baltimore as well as Cleveland, the Chiefs, the Jets and also the Pats, so there was a number of teams there," he said. "I sat down and had conversations with (them) to see if we could work something out."

Revis was asked if there was anything the Patriots could have done to keep him from leaving after one season.

"You know they had the opportunity, they had a number of options to do a number of things," he said. "I had an option for $20 million they could have picked up and they didn't decide to which is fine. They tried to negotiate another deal so you know that was just something I had to go through as well."

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Randall Cobb Signs Four-Year, $40M Deal With Packers

Mar 8, 2015 10:53 AM

The Green Bay Packers have agreed upon a new four-year, $40 million deal with Randall Cobb.

Cobb was set to become a free agent this offseason.

Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.

A year after missing 10 games because of a fractured leg, Cobb played in every game and was on the field for nearly 90 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Packers Release A.J. Hawk

Feb 25, 2015 4:40 PM

The Green Bay Packers have released A.J. Hawk.

Hawk was a first round pick by the Packers in 2006 out of Ohio State.

“I spent nine great years in Green Bay. I had awesome teammates and coaches and a great medical staff and equipment staff. Many of them have become my closest friends. We won a ton of games, as well as a Super Bowl, and I loved everything about playing for one of the greatest franchises in all of sports,” Hawk said. “The fans in Green Bay are incredible. Between playing at Lambeau Field as well as seeing them on the road, they always supported us. I am looking forward to my next opportunity in the NFL, but I’ll always cherish my years as a Green Bay Packer.”

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Randall Cobb Seeks $9M Per Season

Feb 18, 2015 10:47 AM

Randall Cobb is seeking a deal in free agency that averages $9 million per season.

That deal would come close to the four-year, $39 million contract signed last year by Jordy Nelson.

Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Tom Clements Taking Over Packers' Play-Calling Duties From McCarthy

Feb 9, 2015 11:37 AM

Tom Clements has been elevated to associate head coach and will assume play-calling duties for the Green Bay Packers.

Mike McCarthy previously was responsible for play-calling duties.

Wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett has been tabbed to replace Clements as offensive coordinator.

The appointments come one month after McCarthy openly wondered why his assistant coaches weren't being connected to head-coach vacancies in the same way assistants from other successful teams have been.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

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Aaron Rodgers Wins 2nd NFL MVP Of Career
Aaron Rodgers received 31 MVP votes compared to 13 for J.J. Watt.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Seahawks, Packers Have Built Offenses Without Using First Round Picks
Aaron Rodgers is the only skilled position player on the Packers or Seahawks that was acquired via a first round pick.

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Seahawks, Patriots Open As 7-Point Favorites
The Seahawks beat the Panthers in convincing fashion, while the Packers narrowly defeated the Cowboys.

RealGM Staff Report

Aaron Rodgers Has Slight Tear In Calf Muscle
Aaron Rodgers will play on Sunday despite his calf injury.

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Will Play Sunday, Unsure How
Aaron Rodgers hasn't been on the field since Dec. 28 in Week 17.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Packers Name Eliot Wolf Director Of Player Personnel
Eliot Wolf is in his 11th season with the club and spent the last three years as director of pro personnel under Ted Thompson.

RealGM Staff Report

Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Expect Calf Injury To Be Issue
Aaron 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

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

Mike Sando/ESPN

Mike Daniels: Gronk Is Like The Terminator
Rob Gronkowski was compared to the Terminator by Mike Daniels.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Belichick: Brady, Rodgers Both Wear Number 12
Bill Belichick was asked if he sees any similarities between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

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

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

Mark Inabinett/Birmingham News

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

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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.

Mike Sando/ESPN

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.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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

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