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Packers To Be More Aggressive In Free Agency

Jan 27, 2017 8:48 AM

The Green Bay Packers are expected to be more active in free agency than usual this offseason.

Aaron Rodgers has pressed Green Bay's front office to go all-in, emphasizing the "need to reload" for 2017.

"I would think the Packers are going to go and get some free agents this year along with trying to re-sign Jared Cook -- which is a priority for them," reports NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The Packers typically build through the draft, by re-signing their own players and using the free agent market with caution.

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Packers Will Keep Ty Montgomery At RB

Jan 26, 2017 5:19 PM

The Green Bay Packers will continue to play Ty Montgomery at running back and he'll change his number from No. 88.

McCarthy said Montgomery expressed the desire to remain at that position when the two met this week during player-exit interviews.

"He's a running back, so he wants to change his number and that's the way we're going," McCarthy said. "So he'll spend the whole offseason clearly working at the running back position. Obviously, the ability to flex out and play receiver and those types of things will be his secondary responsibility. But he'll be on the depth chart as a running back."

Montgomery led the Packers in rushing with 457 yards on 77 carries, an average of 5.9 yards per carry.

Montgomery's role next season could depend on whether the Packers re-sign Eddie Lacy, who will be a free agent in March. 

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Aaron Rodgers Believes Packers Need To 'Reload A Little Bit'

Jan 23, 2017 8:23 AM

The Green Bay Packers were thumped by the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Afterward, Aaron Rodgers said Green Bay's roster needs some help, but not a wholesale rebuilding.

"We need to reload. I don't think we need to rebuild; we need to reload. We got a lot of players who are young. ... We just need to reload a little bit this offseason," the quarterback said.

Rodgers even went as far as to campaign for some of his younger teammates to remain on the roster.

"I think we had a lot of great contributions this season from guys we didn't expect starting the season out," Rodgers said. "You got Geronimo Allison, who had a very big year for us. Aaron Ripkowski was fantastic. Jared Cook, I think, needs to be near the top of the priority list, the way that he played this year. The offensive line, keeping those guys together was a big part of our success. I'm really proud of these guys. We battled. We had our backs against the wall for eight weeks in a row and won some big games. We just came up a little short."

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Brian Gutekunst Withdraws From Running To Become 49ers GM

Jan 20, 2017 4:18 PM

Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst has pulled his name from the running to be named the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

Gutekunst has instead signed a new deal with the Packers.

Earlier this week Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf withdrew from consideration for the same job and signed a new contract.

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Davante Adams' Status In Question Because Of Ankle Injury

Jan 19, 2017 6:57 AM

The Green Bay Packers don't know if they'll have Davante Adams for Sunday's NFC Championship Game after he injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter last weekend.

Mike McCarthy said Adams will be held out of practice for most of the week and instead will work with the group of players rehabbing injuries.

"I'm curious to see him move," McCarthy said. "I don't think he'll practice till Saturday."

Adams had five catches for 76 yards against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Packers were without Jordy Nelson in the divisional round due to a rib injury.

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Packers Rule Out Jordy Nelson For Cowboys' Game

Jan 13, 2017 10:51 AM

Jordy Nelson has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures in last week's win against the New York Giants.

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Aaron Rodgers Hoping Jordy Nelson Can Return If Packers Win

Jan 12, 2017 8:01 AM

Jordy Nelson hasn't officially been ruled out for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but Aaron Rodgers hinted on Wednesday that the Green Bay Packers would have to win to give Nelson a chance to get back on the field.

Nelson, who sustained a significant rib injury in last Sunday's wild-card win over the New York Giants, did not practice on Wednesday.

"It's tough," Rodgers said. "We've played a lot of football together. You realize how important these opportunities are, how they don't come around every single year. We feel great about our team. Obviously, we feel better with 87 in the lineup. He's a classy guy and a great teammate. I was with him last night and the night before. He's staying positive and he's hopeful.

"We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week."

Nelson led the Packers with 97 catches, 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season.

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Jordy Nelson Suffers Two Broken Ribs, Doubtful For Cowboys' Game

Jan 9, 2017 8:32 PM

Jordy Nelson suffered two broken ribs in the Green Bay Packers' win over the New York Giants.

Nelson spent the night in the hospital.

"If he doesn't practice Saturday, then he won't play in the game," McCarthy said of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff matchup with the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys.

Leon Hall broke Nelson’s ribs when he lowered the crown of his helmet into Nelson’s body while Nelson was reaching up to try to catch a pass. Although Hall wasn’t flagged, he’s likely to be fined by the NFL.

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Jordy Nelson Leaves Wild Card Win With Rib Injury

Jan 9, 2017 8:05 AM

Jordy Nelson left the Green Bay Packers' wild-card win over the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon early with a rib injury.

Nelson sat out an offensive series before the Packers carted him off to the locker room. The wide receiver took a vicious hit from New York cornerback Leon Hall.

Mike McCarthy offered no update on the wideout's status following the game.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Punches Hole In Wall, Bangs Head On Door

Jan 9, 2017 1:55 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. allegedly punched a hole in a wall after the New York Giants' 38-13 playoff loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Grounds crew members told Sal Paolantonio that they heard someone hitting the wall outside the crew's locker room at Lambeau Field, which is located adjacent to the interview room where Beckham had just spoken with reporters. When grounds crew members came out of the locker room, they saw Beckham and the hole in the wall.

 

Paolantonio said Beckham then banged his head against the door outside the Giants locker room.

NFL security is investigating the hole in the wall.

Prior to the incident, Beckham was calm and composed during his postgame media conference.

"These are the learning experiences, as tough as they are," Beckham said. "This is what you stand on and grow from. It sucks. There is no way to put it. It sucks. It is a horrible feeling."

Beckham had four catches for 28 yards on 11 targets while dropping a pair of passes, including one that would have been a touchdown in the first quarter.

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Aaron Rodgers Won't Promise Packers Will 'Run The Table'
Aaron Rodgers is confident in the Green Bay Packers' playoff chances, but not enough to promise they'll win the Super Bowl.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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49ers Plan To Interview Two Packers Executives
The 49ers plan to interview Packers executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf for their vacant general manager position, according to multiple reports.

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NBC Flexes Packers/Lions To Primetime For Week 17
For the Packers, it's the fourth straight year their Week 17 game has been for the division title.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Aaron Rodgers Will Be 'Closer To 100 Percent' Against Vikings
Aaron Rogers is getting closer to 100 percent as he deals with a right calf injury.

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Packers President Remains 'Optimistic' Despite Losing Streak
Mark Murphy doesn't believe it's time to make major changes to the Packers, who are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

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Mike McCarthy: Packers Need To Scramble To Save Season
After four straight losses, the Packers are 4-6 and two games back in the NFC North.

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Source: Aaron Rodgers 'Abruptly Changed Into Somebody Else'
Aaron Rodgers ranks 15th in passer rating this season after also finishing 15th in 2015.

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Packers Claim Christine Michael Off Waivers
Christine Michael rushed 117 times for 469 yards and six touchdowns this season.

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Randall Cobb: Packers 'Have To Stick Together'
Randall Cobb says the struggling Packers need to remain united down the stretch this season.

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Aaron Rodgers Questions Packers' Energy Level After Loss
Aaron Rodgers questioned the energy level of the Packers after they lost for the third time in four games.

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Packers Release Knile Davis, Left With One Healthy RB On Roster
Knile Davis played a total of just 13 snaps for the Packers in his two games.

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Clay Matthews Fined $18,231 For Hit That Broke Hoyer's Arm
Ryan Matthews led with the crown of his helmet on the hit.

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Packers Place Eddie Lacy On IR, Will Use Don Jackson As Primary RB
Eddie Lacy will undergo foot surgery and will be placed on injured reserve by the Packers.

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Aaron Rodgers Blames Struggles On Lack Of Accuracy
Aaron Rodgers believes his struggles are related to his accuracy throwing the football.

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Eddie Lacy Out Several Weeks With Ankle Injury
Eddie Lacy has rushed 71 times for 360 yards through five games this season.

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Packers Acquire Knile Davis From Chiefs
The Packers have acquired Knile Davis from the Chiefs for a conditional late-round draft pick.

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NFL Changes Start Times For Two Week 8 Games
The Packers at Falcons game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX, while the Cardinals at Panthers game moves to 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Nevin Lawson Flagged For Longest Pass Interference Call In 15 Seasons
Lions defensive back Nevin Lawson was called for a 66-yard pass interference penalty against the Packers on Sunday, the longest such penalty in at least 15 years.

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