Green Bay Packers Wiretap

Packers President Remains 'Optimistic' Despite Losing Streak

Nov 23, 2016 8:21 AM

Mark Murphy doesn't believe it's time to make major changes to the Green Bay Packers, who are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

The Packers are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

"I do hear from a lot of fans. And I tell fans: Like them, I'm disappointed," Murphy said. "Certainly, the season hasn't gone the way we had all hoped, but there's a lot of football left to be played. And the other thing I tell people is, you've got to look at Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy's track record."

Thompson has been the Packers general manager since 2005, and he hired McCarthy as coach in 2006.

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Mike McCarthy: Packers Need To Scramble To Save Season

Nov 21, 2016 9:39 AM

After four straight losses, the Green Bay Packers are 4-6 and two games back in the NFC North.

The Packers lost 42-24 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. They'll travel to Philadelphia next Monday night.

"We understand clearly what's in front of us, so six losses puts your ass against the wall," Mike McCarthy said. "And that's where we are."

Green Bay has made the postseason in seven straight seasons. They haven't had a losing streak since Aaron Rodgers' first year as the starter in 2008.

McCarthy insisted his team was "going to rally, stick together."

"We've got a good taste of the reaction of our football team to five losses, so clearly understand it's not going to get any better being at six losses," McCarthy said. "So that's part of the challenge in front of us, and I have all the confidence in the world. This is a great group of men, so I don't question that part of it. But we all need to perform better, and we did not get it done tonight."

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Source: Aaron Rodgers 'Abruptly Changed Into Somebody Else'

Nov 18, 2016 2:13 PM

Aaron Rodgers hasn't spoken to his family since December of 2014 and some believe his struggles on the field could be tied to how he's changed personally.

"There's no explanation for him playing any worse," said the source who was cut off by Rodgers at a similar time and who wished to speak under the condition of anonymity. "People are trying to figure it out. He's a f--king head case. He knows he's doing the wrong thing, and he's so arrogant and prideful that he thinks he can separate his personal life from his professional life, even though all of us know that's impossible. You can't do that. You can do that in little spurts, like when Brett Favre went out and played amazingly when he loses his Dad. But when you're talking about real situations that aren't all of a sudden circumstantial and you f--k over good people, people you're supposed to love, it's a s--tty thing to do and you're going to get humbled.

"You can't live like that, man. The people who live like that end up getting f--ked over. That's kind of what's happening here, but he's so prideful and will never admit he's wrong. Ever."

Rodgers ranks 15th in passer rating this season after also finishing 15th in 2015. Previously, Rodgers was second in 2014, fifth in 2013, first in 2012 and 2010, fourth in 2009 and sixth in 2008.

"He completely, abruptly, 360 degrees changed into somebody else," the source said. "Think about it: He put himself on an island where he has no family. And you wonder why the dude can't do his job like he used to."

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Packers Claim Christine Michael Off Waivers

Nov 16, 2016 4:24 PM

The Green Bay Packers have claimed Christine Michael off waivers.

Michael was released by the Seattle Seahawks after Week 10 with Thomas Rawls coming back from injury and the emergence of C.J. Prosise.

Michael rushed 117 times for 469 yards and six touchdowns this season.

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Randall Cobb: Packers 'Have To Stick Together'

Nov 16, 2016 8:28 AM

Randall Cobb says the struggling Green Bay Packers need to remain united down the stretch this season.

The Packers have lost three straight games to fall to 4-5 and third in the NFC North.

"That's the most important thing," Cobb said of sticking together. "There are things outside of our room that try to separate us, that try to pull us away from each other, that try to break the bond that we have that was created throughout the season. But we must stick together. That's the only thing that we can do that's going to get us wins. The more we point fingers, the more that people start doubting us, the worse off we're going to be. So we just have to stick together and not let the outside noise change what we believe."

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Aaron Rodgers Questions Packers' Energy Level After Loss

Nov 7, 2016 7:26 AM

Aaron Rodgers questioned the energy level of the Green Bay Packers after they lost for the third time in four games.

The Packers fell 31-26 to the Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday. Rodgers said his team had "uncharacteristically low energy for whatever reason."

Green Bay is 4-4. A win would have pulled the club into a tie with the Minnesota Vikings for first place in the NFC North.

"I don't understand it," Rodgers said. "I mean, this is what we get paid to do, is to bring it every week, and I hope the guys would say I bring it every week. I mean, I love this game and I bring energy. I'm not a rah-rah guy, but I'm a focused, enthusiastic player, and I don't know what the lack of juice was. You kind of felt it over the entire sideline. We didn't have the same kind of enthusiasm and encouragement that we had the previous two weeks. So we've got to look deep in the mirror there, because that's just not acceptable."

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Packers Release Knile Davis, Left With One Healthy RB On Roster

Nov 1, 2016 9:38 AM

The Green Bay Packers have cut Knile Davis two weeks after trading for him from the Kansas City Chiefs.

It likely means the Packers won't have to surrender the seventh-round draft pick in 2018 that was part of the trade, since it was a conditional pick. 

 

Davis played a total of just 13 snaps for the Packers in his two games. Eight of those came at Atlanta on Sunday, when he carried three times for 4 yards.

It leaves Don Jackson, who was promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 20, as the only fully healthy running back on the roster. The Packers have used receivers like Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery out of the backfield.

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Clay Matthews Fined $18,231 For Hit That Broke Hoyer's Arm

Oct 29, 2016 10:37 AM

Clay Matthews has been fined $18,231 for the hit that broke the arm of Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.

Matthews led with the crown of his helmet on the hit.

It's the first time Matthews has been fined this season. He was fined $17,363 last season for a hit on quarterback Nick Foles in a game against the Rams.

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Packers Place Eddie Lacy On IR, Will Use Don Jackson As Primary RB

Oct 20, 2016 1:26 PM

Eddie Lacy will undergo foot surgery and will be placed on injured reserve by the Green Bay Packers.

It has not yet been determined if Lacy will miss the remainder of the season. Lacy will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason after an inconsistent tenure with the Packers.

Don Jackson will be the primary running back for the Packers moving forward. Jackson received zero snaps in preseason.

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Aaron Rodgers Blames Struggles On Lack Of Accuracy

Oct 19, 2016 6:26 AM

Aaron Rodgers believes his struggles are related to his accuracy throwing the football.

"I just think it's accuracy," Rodgers said. "I've missed a couple [throws] that I'm used to hitting. And you hit those and you take away the throwaways, being able to hit some things on some of those plays instead of extending and throwing the ball away, and we're right where we need to be."

Rodgers was the NFL's least accurate passer heading into Week 5 and after going 31-for-42 against the Dallas Cowboys he still only ranks 26th with a 60.2 completion percentage.

His plan to improve his accuracy: "Just throw it a little bit better."

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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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Clay Matthews Ruled Out For Week 3
Clay Matthews last missed a game due to a hamstring injury late in the 2012 season.

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C.J Spiller Visiting With Packers
The Packers hosted C.J. Spiller for a free agent visit on Tuesday, according to a report.

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Packers Sign David Bakhtiari To Extension Worth Up To $51.67M
The deal averages $12 million per season, which puts David Bakhtiari among the five-highest paid offensive lineman.

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Aaron Rodgers Hopes To Be Involved In Next CBA Negotiations
The current collective bargaining agreement ends after the 2020 season.

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Jared Cook Establishing Rapport With Aaron Rodgers
The Packers gave Jared Cook a $2.75 million in a one-year contract because they think he can add a down-the-field dimension to their offense

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Three Players To Meet With NFL About Al Jazeera Report
James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to meet with the NFL regarding performance-enhancing drug allegations stemming from a December report by Al Jazeera America.

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Aaron Rodgers Says NFL Culture Discourages Speaking Out
Aaron Rodgers believes NFL players should speak out on social issues more often, but says the league's culture discourages doing so.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Only Refunding Game Tickets
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that the only refund that fans who bought tickets to Sunday's canceled game will receive is for the ticket itself.

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Kellen Winslow II Works Out For Packers
After being out of the NFL for the last two seasons, Kellen Winslow II received a tryout with the Packers.

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Hall Of Fame Game Canceled Due To Poor Field Conditions
Sunday night's game between the Packers and Colts was canceled because of poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium.

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Saints To Sign John Kuhn To One-Year Deal
John Kuhn had a nine-year run with the Packers.

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Mike McCarthy Won't Relinquish Play-Calling Duties Again
Mike McCarthy relinquished play-calling duties to start last season, but he has no plans to do so again with the Packers.

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Jordan Rodgers Wins 'The Bachelorette'
Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Aaron Rodgers, received the final rose on the finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" on Monday night.

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Jordy Nelson On PUP List With New Left Knee Injury
Jordy Nelson called it a "hiccup" with the left knee and insisted it was minor, but he couldn't put a timetable on his return.

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Greg Jennings Retires From NFL After 10 Seasons
Greg Jennings played his first seven seasons with the Pacers.

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Packers Apply To Host NFL Draft
Mark Murphy said that the Packers have applied to host the event in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

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