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Packers Hire Joe Philbin As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 10, 2018 2:18 PM

The Green Bay Packers have hired Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator. 

Philbin spent 10 seasons with the Packers before becoming head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2012.

Philbin went 24-28 with the Dolphins before he was fired after a 1-3 start to the 2015 season.

Philbin was offensive coordinator of the Packers when they won Super Bowl XLV.

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Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM

Jan 10, 2018 11:08 AM

The Cleveland Browns have hired Eliot Wolf as assistant general manager.

Wolf previously worked with Browns' general manager John Dorsey with the Pacers.

Wolf received interest from the Raiders this offseason while the Packers attempted to keep him.

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Packers To Hire Mike Pettine As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 10, 2018 8:26 AM

The Green Bay Packers are expected to hire Mike Pettine as their new defensive coordinator, according to a source.

Mike McCarthy fired Dom Capers after the Packers went 7-9 and ranked 22nd in total defense this past season.

Pettine was formerly the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. He went 10-22 in two seasons.

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Packers Promote Brian Gutekunst To General Manager

Jan 8, 2018 8:35 PM

The Green Packers are promoting director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to function as Ted Thompson's successor as general manager.

Green Bay was denied a request to interview John Schneider of the Seahawks.

Gutekunst has spent the past 19 years in the Packers' front office.

Gutekunst was a candidate last offseason with the 49ers and Bills while also set to interview with the Texans.

 

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Packers Interested In Hiring Joe Philbin, Ben McAdoo For OC Job

Jan 3, 2018 7:05 PM

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.

Mike McCarthy has handled the offensive play-calling duties since he was hired in 2006, except for a 12-game stretch during the 2015 season when he gave it to then-associate head coach Tom Clements.

Green Bay may pursue Joe Philbin or Ben McAdoo for the job. 

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Alonzo Highsmith Leaves Packers Front Office To Join Browns

Jan 3, 2018 9:28 AM

Alonzo Highsmith has decided to leave the Green Bay Packers to become the vice president of football operations for the Cleveland Browns.

Highsmith has been with the Packers for nearly two decades. He said he didn't think he would be considered as a replacement for Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who will not return in that role next season.

"We discussed so many ideas and all kinds of stuff," Highsmith. "I was exposed to so much stuff today. That's why I thought it was as great opportunity. It feels good to go somewhere that you feel like you're trusted."

Highsmith reunites with new Browns GM John Dorsey, the former Packers director of college scouting.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Mike McCarthy Signed Extension With Packers During Season

Jan 2, 2018 2:07 PM

The Green Bay Packers signed Mike McCarthy to a one-year extension during the 2017 season.

The deal keeps McCarthy under contract through the 2019 season. McCarthy would have been entering the final year of his contract in 2018 without an extension.

The Packers want to keep McCarthy as coach even though they are seeking a new general manager with Ted Thompson being reassigned.

McCarthy is 131-78-1 (including 10-8 in the postseason) with one Super Bowl in his 12 NFL seasons.

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Packers Demote Ted Thompson, Will Hire New GM

Jan 2, 2018 10:20 AM

The Green Bay Packers have demoted Ted Thompson as general manager.

While Thompson will remain with the franchise, the Packers will hire a new GM.

The Packers have four strong internal candidates in Russ Ball, Brian Gutekunst, Alonzo Highsmith and Eliot Wolf, but the search also is expected to include outside candidates. That could include former Packers scouts Reggie McKenzie and John Schneider. 

McKenzie and Schneider are currently general managers with the Raiders and Seahawks.

Thompson has been in charge of the Packers' football operations since 2005. His first-ever draft pick was Aaron Rodgers.

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Davante Adams Agrees To $58M Extension With Packers

Dec 29, 2017 4:24 PM

The Green Bay Packers have agreed upon a four-year, $58 million contract extension with Davante Adams.

Adams will receive $32 million in the first two seasons.

Adams was scheduled to become a free agent.

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Teams Argue Packers Should Be Forced To Release Aaron Rodgers
Multiple teams have complained to the NFL league office that the Packers violated rules regarding player eligibility on injured reserve.

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Aaron Rodgers Placed On IR
Aaron Rodgers returned from his shoulder surgery in Week 15.

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Julius Peppers Tried To Avoid Hurting Aaron Rodgers On Sack
Julius Peppers played for the Packers for three seasons.

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Aaron Rodgers: I'm Not Back To Save Green Bay's Season
The Packers are 7-6 and seemingly have to run the table to have a chance at a ninth-straight playoff appearance.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

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Aaron Rodgers Says He's Cleared To Return
Aaron Rodgers announced on Instagram Tuesday night that doctors have medically cleared him to return to the field for the Packers.

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Aaron Rodgers, Packers Facing Difficult Decision On Week 15
Aaron Rodgers is pushing to play in Week 15.

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Aaron Rodgers Returns To Practice For First Time Since Injury
Aaron Rodgers can return for Week 15 but won't undergo scans until after Week 14.

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Packers Say Helmet-To-Helmet Hit Ruined Final Drive
Brett Hundley had the best game of his career for the Packers on Sunday night, but Mike McCarthy says a late helmet-to-helmet hit on the quarterback ruined the team's final drive.

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Patriots Claim Martellus Bennett Off Waivers
Martellus Bennett was released this week by the Packers.

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Packers Release Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett hasn't played since he announced during the Packers' bye week that he was "pretty sure" this would be his last NFL season.

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Aaron Rodgers Focused On Long-Term Health Coming Back From Injury
Aaron Rodgers was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20th and must sit at least eight weeks.

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Aaron Rodgers Has '13 Screws' In Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers is in a sling after breaking his collarbone two weeks ago against the Vikings.

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Aaron Rodgers Undergoes Successful Surgery, Could Return In 2017
Aaron Rodgers missed seven weeks when he broke the collarbone on his left side.

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Aaron Rodgers To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers suffered the injury in the Packers' Week 6 loss.

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Aaron Rodgers Suffers Broken Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers has suffered a broken collarbone and could miss the remainder of the season.

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Davante Adams Cleared To Play In Week 5
Davante Adams was clearly shortly before the Packers boarded their plane for Dallas.

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Ty Montgomery May Play Week 5 Despite Rib Injury
The Packers had said Ty Montgomery had suffered broken ribs.

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Packers Asking Fans To Link Arms During Anthem
The Packers are asking fans at Lambeau Field for Thursday night's game against the Bears to join them in linking arms during the national anthem.

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Packers May Reduce Ty Montgomery's Snaps
Green Bay has monitored the overuse of players in the past and Montgomery leads all running backs with 139 offensive snaps played this season.

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