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Ted Thompson Has Full Confidence Of Packers' Management

Jul 13, 2017 8:02 AM

The Green Bay Packers have full confidence in Ted Thompson as their general manager.

Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy fully backed Thompson, 64, on Wednesday.

"Ted and I, we have a great relationship," Murphy said. "As long as he wants to continue to work, and he's still doing a good job -- and I think he still does a great job for us -- we want him to continue to be our general manager. At a point he decides he doesn't want to do it anymore for whatever reason, then we would do a search."

Thompson has headed the Green Bay front office for the past 12 years, but fans have critiqued him for largely ignoring free agency in favor of building through the draft.

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Aaron Rodgers: I'm Starting Back Nine Of My Career

Jul 12, 2017 8:18 AM

Aaron Rodgers is entering his 13th NFL season after a masterful 40 touchdown-seven interception campaign in 2016.

Rodgers, who turns 34 in December, realizes that he's starting the downside of his career.

"I think I'm on the back nine of my career," Rodgers said. "But I think I'm just kind of starting the back nine. This will be my 10th year starting, I got to sit for three years. So I'm not the typical 13-year pro, having the opportunity to sit for three years and not take the wear and tear to learn the game."

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Ty Montgomery Prefers Playing Running Back To Receiver

Jun 1, 2017 8:16 AM

Ty Montgomery is embracing a full-time role as a running back with the Green Bay Packers.

Montgomery was drafted as a wide receiver in 2015, but moved to running back last season in part because of injuries to Green Bay's backs.

"Do I want to play in the NFL for a longer period of time and not be as happy because I'm not having the amount of success that I'd like to have?" Montgomery said. "And if running back gives me that, then I'd rather play [6 to 8] years in the league ... having a successful career and having a lot of fun doing it and not always battling to be somebody's fourth, fifth or sixth receiver, even if it meant a [10 to 12-] year career."

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Packers Plan On Starting Ty Montgomery Despite Drafting 3 RBs

Apr 30, 2017 4:16 PM

The Green Bay Packers selected three running backs in this year's draft, but Ty Montgomery will remain the starter.

"Absolutely, he's our starting running back," Mike McCarthy said shortly after the draft ended. "I think it gives us excellent depth, and it will be nice to have a full room."

The Packers lost Eddie Lacy to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.

Green Bay selected Jamaal Williams of BYU in the fourth round, Aaron Jones of UTEP in the fifth round and Devante Mays of Utah State in the 7th round.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Draft, Draft Misc, IQ, Misc Rumor

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Aaron Rodgers, Olivia Munn End Three-Year Relationship

Apr 7, 2017 11:29 AM

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn have ended their relationship.

“They have amicably ended their relationship of three years,” a source close to the situation confirms to PEOPLE. The source says the couple “remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.”

Rodgers and Munn began dating at the end of 2014.

Munn was scrutinized for playing a part in Rodgers' strained relationship with his family, which became national news when his brother was on the Bachelorette.

“Olivia doesn’t really have anything to do with it,” a source previously told PEOPLE. “This is not her issue; this is the Rodgers family issue. Aaron has never wanted want to air this out in a public forum. He will deal with his family issues privately.”

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Mike McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers Can Play As Long As Tom Brady

Mar 30, 2017 9:01 AM

After Robert Kraft said earlier this week that Tom Brady would like to play six or seven more years, Mike McCarthy made the case for Aaron Rodgers to enjoy similar longevity.

Rodgers, 33, first indicated last offseason that he started to think of ways to extend his career.

"I mean mentally and physically, clearly yes; he has that ability," McCarthy said of whether Rodgers could play into his 40s. "I think there's no question there. But I think all positions in football are the same. It's their legs. You watch a player -- and it's no different with quarterbacks -- as long as they have their legs, they can compete at that level."

McCarthy, whose background is as a quarterbacks coach, doesn't see any reason why Brady can't keep going.

"I think you can only go by what's on film and based on his last game, he will accomplish that," McCarthy said. "I would bet on that. But there's a lot of factors that go into that. I think you have to give these athletes an incredible amount of credit what they're doing. With the rest and recovery and nutrition, I think you're now seeing the decade of what it's provided. It's provided for guys to play longer, especially at that position."

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Packers Considered Meeting With Adrian Peterson

Mar 24, 2017 12:43 PM

The Green Bay Packers considered visiting with Adrian Peterson before deciding against it.

Peterson remains a free agent as he continues to seek a major contract.

The Packers lost Eddie Lacy in the offseason and ended 2016 using Ty Montgomery. Green Bay also re-signed Christine Michael.

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Packers Agree To Re-Sign Christine Michael

Mar 23, 2017 8:41 AM

Christine Michael has agreed to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

The Packers claimed Michael off waivers on Nov. 16 in the wake of numerous running back injuries.

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Jared Cook Agrees Upon Two-Year, $12.2M Deal With Raiders

Mar 16, 2017 6:01 PM

The Oakland Raiders have agreed upon a two-year, $12.2 million deal with Jared Cook.

Cook caught 30 balls for 377 yards and one touchdown last season at tight end for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers moved on from Cook this offseason when they signed Martellus Bennett.

Cook had spent the previous three seasons with the Rams.

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Eddie Lacy Agrees To Sign One-Year, $5.55M Deal With Seahawks
Eddie Lacy has battled injuries and weight issues over the past few seasons.

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Packers Agree To Sign Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett will leave the Patriots to join Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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Julius Peppers Agrees To Sign With Panthers
Julius Peppers turned 37 in January.


Packers To Keep Nick Perry On Five-Year Deal
The deal keeps Nick Perry from becoming an unrestricted free agent Thursday afternoon.

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Aaron Rodgers Should Make $30M Per Season Based On Cap Spike
Aaron Rodgers has talked publicly about a new contract with the increase in the cap and the market for fringe starters at quarterback.

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Packers To Be More Aggressive In Free Agency
Aaron Rodgers has pressed Green Bay's front office to to go all-in, emphasizing the "need to reload" for 2017.

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Packers Will Keep Ty Montgomery At RB
The Packers will continue to play Ty Montgomery at running back and he'll change his number from No. 88.

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Aaron Rodgers Believes Packers Need To 'Reload A Little Bit'
The Packers were thumped by the Falcons 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

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Brian Gutekunst Withdraws From Running To Become 49ers GM
Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst has pulled his name from the running to be named the general manager of the 49ers.

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Davante Adams' Status In Question Because Of Ankle Injury
The 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.

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Packers Rule Out Jordy Nelson For Cowboys' Game
Jordy Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures in last week's win against the Giants.

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Aaron Rodgers Hoping Jordy Nelson Can Return If Packers Win
Jordy Nelson hasn't officially been ruled out for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys, but Aaron Rodgers hinted on Wednesday that the Packers would have to win to give Nelson a chan

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Jordy Nelson Suffers Two Broken Ribs, Doubtful For Cowboys' Game
Leon Hall broke Jordy Nelson's ribs when he lowered the crown of his helmet into Nelsonís body.

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Jordy Nelson Leaves Wild Card Win With Rib Injury
Jordy Nelson left the Packers' wild-card win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon early with a rib injury.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Punches Hole In Wall, Bangs Head On Door
Prior to the incident, Odell Beckham Jr. was calm and composed during his postgame media conference.

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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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