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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

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

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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

Tags: Green Bay Packers, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1

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Aaron Rodgers Wins 2nd NFL MVP Of Career

Jan 31, 2015 11:19 PM

Aaron Rodgers has won his second NFL Most Valuable Player award.

"I feel so fortunate to live out my dreams, year after year," Rodgers said after accepting the award on Saturday night.

 

Rodgers led the NFL in TD-to-INT ratio (38 touchdowns, five interceptions) during the regular season. He also finished second in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43) and third in touchdown passes.

Rodgers beat out J.J. Watt to win the award. Watt received 13 MVP votes compared to 31 for Rodgers.

 

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Personal Award

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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.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Suspension

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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.

Aron Yohannes/Acme Packing Company

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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.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks

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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. 

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN

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."

 

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Injury

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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.

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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

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland

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

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

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.

NFL.com

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.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com