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James Jones: Hoodie Under Uniform Is Just Cali Swag To Keep Me Warm

Nov 23, 2015 12:44 PM

James Jones wore a green hoodie under his uniform for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings.

"It's green, it's the right uniform colors, and it's just Cali swag, man, to keep me warm," Jones, a San Jose, California native, told NFL Media's Steve Wyche. "It's short sleeve, so hopefully I started something good, keep me warm."

The hoodie created buzz during the game.

"We might get some dudes playing in it now," he said. "That would be sweet."

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Aaron Rodgers Seeing Substantially More Blitzes This Season

Nov 20, 2015 1:31 PM

Opposing defenses have blitzed Aaron Rodgers at the highest rate of his career.

In the past, defensive coordinators have been afraid of blitzing Rodgers.

Rodgers has seen a blitz in 32.5 percent of his dropbacks this season, which is the 12th highest rate in the NFL.

Opponents blitzed Rodgers just 25.5 percent of the time last season, which ranked 28th.

Rodgers came into this season with the second-highest passer rating (111.6) against the blitz dating to 2008. 

This season, Rodgers’ passer rating of 100.7 against the blitz ranks 10th.

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Eddie Lacy Inactive Versus Lions

Nov 15, 2015 11:46 AM

Eddie Lacy is inactive for the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Lacy is dealing with a groin injury.

Lacy is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this season and has especially struggled recently with his form.

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Eddie Lacy Unsure Why His Production Has Dropped

Nov 12, 2015 12:14 PM

Eddie Lacy has lost his job as starting running back of the Green Bay Packers to James Starks and he isn't sure what's impacting his play.

"My ankle's cool," he said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and insisted any added weight is not influencing his poor play. "No," Lacy said, twice, when asked about his size being a problem.

"I honestly don't know what it is," Lacy said. "Definitely, I'm off to a different start. I'm not playing how I was the previous two years. Later on in the season, maybe it'll pick back up. But as of right now, this is just the move that is going to be.

"This season (Starks) has definitely been the better player between the both of us. That's just the move."

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James Starks Taking Over As Packers' Top RB

Nov 9, 2015 1:34 PM

James Starks has fully emerged as the better option at running back for the Green Bay Packers over Eddie Lacy.

Lacy couldn't finish Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers due to a groin problem.

Starks gave the Packers a boost in the passing game, catching six passes for 83 yards (including gains of 30 and 29 yards – the latter for a touchdown – on screen passes), but he managed only 39 yards on 10 carries.


Lacy rushed five times for 10 yards with a lost fumble.

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Eddie Lacy Refutes Talk Of Being Overweight

Oct 29, 2015 6:56 PM

Eddie Lacy has denied that there's issues with his weight.

Mike McCarthy said this week that Lacy is "bigger than he was as a rookie."

"I'm not the smallest person," Lacy said Thursday. "Brandon Jacobs wasn't the smallest person. Jerome Bettis wasn't the smallest person. Some people can just play like that, not that I'm Jerome Bettis' weight or nothing like that. I'm just saying, not everybody's meant to look like Adrian Peterson or somebody like that."

Lacy said the ankle injury did not affect his ability to stay in shape, but he wouldn't reveal his exact weight.

Early in training camp, a person familiar with the weigh-ins said Lacy was at 242.

"When I get on [the scale], it's like, 'He cool,'" Lacy said. "If I'm not, I'm pretty sure I'll hear from the guy upstairs."

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Volume Of Undefeated Teams Are An NFL First

Oct 23, 2015 12:07 PM

The NFL has prided itself on parity over the past 20 years, but five teams remain undefeated through six weeks.

The Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals are 6-0, while the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers are 5-0. 


The Panthers have reached the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, while the Broncos and Bengals are on four straight seasons in the playoffs and the Packers and Patriots have made the playoffs in six straight seasons.

Before 2015, there had been only one season in which even four teams emerged with perfect records through six weeks. 

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Eddie Lacy's Sprained Ankle 'Going Away'

Oct 1, 2015 7:35 PM

Eddie Lacy hasn't completely healed from his sprained right ankle, but he's feeling better than he did in 2013 when he had the same injury.

“It’s better than that because it’s not going to be a lingering thing,” Lacy said Thursday. “It’s going away. My rookie year, it really didn’t go away.”


Lacy carried only 10 times but managed 46 yards in Week 3. Lacy also caught three passes for 41 yards, including a 26-yard catch-and-run on a screen

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PFF Gives Aaron Rodgers Negative Grade For Week 3

Sep 29, 2015 12:05 PM

Aaron Rodgers had an overall grade of -0.8 by Pro Football Focus.

Rodgers had 333 passing yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions and a 138.5 passer rating, which are simply video game numbers.

But PFF three of his touchdowns were thrown short of the end zone on speed outs to Randall Cobb that make for a zero-graded throw.

Rodgers had a fumble in the second quarter that earned a negative grade and he also had a throw early in the third quarter that should have been a pick-six for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"The greatness of Rodgers’ performance last night was in the intangibles," writes Stockwell. "Recognizing the blitz, drawing the defense offsides, catching the Chiefs in bad situations and exploiting those scenarios with simple passes to open receivers. But you cannot — and we do not try to — quantify intangibles, or what comes pre-snap. Our system grades what can be graded — the execution of the play post-snap — and in that regard Rodgers did not stand out in the same way that his statistics did."

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Aaron Rodgers: God Was A Packer Fan Against Seahawks

Sep 21, 2015 11:52 AM

Aaron Rodgers sarcastically credited God for the Green Bay Packers' win in Week 2 over the Seattle Seahawks.

When the Seahawks beat the Packers in the NFC Championship, Russell Wilson gave credit to God for the win after he threw four interceptions.

“That’s God setting it up,” Wilson said, “to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special.”

Rodgers went 25-for-33 for 249 yards and two touchdowns.

“And then getting help from God,” Rodgers said. “I think God was a Packer fan tonight, so he was taking care of us.”

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James Jones Sees Time With Giants As Tuneup For Packers' Return
James Jones caught two touchdown passes in Week 1.

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Rodgers: West Coast Offense About Finding Highest Percentage Option
Aaron Rodgers has thrown 139 touchdowns against just 25 interceptions over the past four years.

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James Jones Agrees To Sign With Packers
James Jones last played for the Packers in 2013, when he caught 59 passes for 817 yards and three touchdowns.

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Jordy Nelson Has Torn ACL In Right Knee
Jordy Nelson will need reconstructive surgery but should be back for the start of the 2016 season.

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Packers, Patriots Interested In Reggie Wayne
Reggie Wayne is a free agent after spending his entire career with the Colts.


Packers Fear Jordy Nelson Suffered Torn ACL
Jordy Nelson was scheduled to have an MRI that will determine the extent of the injury.

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Aaron Rodgers: I'm Back Playing The Way I Like To Play
Aaron Rodgers feels recovered from a calf injury that slowed him down toward the end of last season.

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Packers' Letroy Guion Appealing Three-Game Suspension
The Packers re-signed Letroy Guion to a one-year, $2.75 million contract shortly after the case was settled in March.

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NFL Distributed $7.2 Billion To 32 Teams
The Packers also reported record revenues of $375.7 million, with local revenues of $149.3 million.

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Packers Don't Plan On Cutting Andrew Quarless
Andrew Quarless is subject to discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy and could be put on administrative leave or the Commissioner's Exempt List.

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Brett Favre Not Attempting Comeback, Believes He Can Still Play In NFL
Brett Favre finished his career with the Vikings.

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Rodgers: No Quarterback Calls Their Own Plays
When Mike McCarthy delegated playcall duties to Tom Clements, some believed Aaron Rodgers should just call the plays for the Packers.

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Packers Encouraged By Play Of Scott Tolzien
Mike McCarthy believe Scott Tolzien has taken a step forward in his development.

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Aaron Rodgers Confident Packers Have Talent To Make Super Bowl Run
The Packers were able to retain Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga this offseason.

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Packers Re-Sign B.J. Raji, Letroy Guion
B.J. Raji missed all of last season after injuring his biceps during the preseason.

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Packers, Ravens Also Had Interest In Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis received interest from the Jets, Patriots, Steelers, Browns, Chiefs, Packers and Ravens.

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Randall Cobb Signs Four-Year, $40M Deal With Packers
Randall Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.

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

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Randall Cobb Seeks $9M Per Season
Randall Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.

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Tom Clements Taking Over Packers' Play-Calling Duties From McCarthy
The appointments come one month after Mike McCarthy openly wondered why his assistant coaches weren't being connected to head-coach vacancies.

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