December 2017 - Green Bay Packers Wiretap

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

Teams Argue Packers Should Be Forced To Release Aaron Rodgers

Dec 24, 2017 3:40 PM

Multiple teams have complained to the NFL league office that the Green Bay Packers violated rules regarding player eligibility on injured reserve.

Because Rodgers was activated off injured reserve, played last Sunday and was subsequently placed back on injured reserve without a new injury, rules state that Rodgers should have to be released.

Green Bay did not announce its decision to place Rodgers back on injured reserve until Tuesday, after the Packers had been eliminated from a potential postseason spot.

"Frankly, I don't see any issue with Aaron Rodgers going on IR," Mike McCarthy said Sunday. "My understanding is we communicated, followed the procedures and guidelines that you have to, to put a player on IR. So from our perspective, there's no issue."

Nobody in the NFL expects the Packers to have to release Rodgers.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Aaron Rodgers Placed On IR

Dec 19, 2017 4:08 PM

The Green Bay Packers have placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve to end his 2017 season.

Rodgers returned from his shoulder surgery in Week 15, but the Packers lost to the Panthers and were eliminated from playoff contention.

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Julius Peppers Tried To Avoid Hurting Aaron Rodgers On Sack

Dec 18, 2017 12:22 PM

Julius Peppers admitted he let up a little bit when sacking Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter of Carolina's win over the Packers.

Peppers said he wanted to “get the ball but make sure [Rodgers] didn’t get hurt.”

Peppers played for the Packers for three seasons.

Mike McCarthy and the Packers must decide whether to let Rodgers play for their final two games of the season with their playoff hopes being all but eliminated.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers: I'm Not Back To Save Green Bay's Season

Dec 14, 2017 8:17 AM

The Green Bay Packers are abuzz as Aaron Rodgers prepares to return to the field on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The quarterback has missed nearly two months because of his broken right collarbone.

"Hopefully, it gives a lift to some of the guys, but I'm not coming back to save this team," Rodgers said. "I'm coming back to play quarterback the way I know how to play it. Hopefully, we all raise the level of our play collectively and find a way to win these three games."

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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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Misc Rumor

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

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. 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.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, 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.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Aaron Rodgers Says He's Cleared To Return

Dec 13, 2017 8:19 AM

Aaron Rodgers announced on Instagram Tuesday night that doctors have medically cleared him to return to the field for the Green Bay Packers.

On Monday, Mike McCarthy said Rodgers underwent tests to determine how much his surgically repaired right collarbone had healed.

"It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff," Rodgers wrote.

The Packers will face the Carolina Panthers this weekend. At 7-6, they remain in the NFC playoff picture.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Aaron Rodgers, Packers Facing Difficult Decision On Week 15

Dec 12, 2017 1:19 PM

Aaron Rodgers' status for Week 15 remains uncertain.

Rodgers underwent the all-important first CT scan to determine how his fractured collarbone is healing on Monday, but there is not a definitive determination on his status.

Rodgers is pushing hard to play after he's practiced for the past two weeks.

The decision was described as a "risk/reward" proposition as it has yet to fully heal.

Rodgers chose a surgical procedure involving two plates and 13 screws as an aggressive way of accelerating healing and protecting his throwing shoulder. I

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Aaron Rodgers Returns To Practice For First Time Since Injury

Dec 2, 2017 7:04 PM

Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on Saturday for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone in October.

When asked whether Rodgers' return can inspire the playoff-hungry Packers, coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, "Absolutely. I think it's a big deal when you see your leader out there. Definitely. The guys have been able to watch him work here the last couple weeks. He's been going through the fundamental part of it. But I think you also have to be in-tune with the trial of return mode. ... But yeah, that'd be great to have him out there."

Rodgers can return for Week 15 but won't undergo scans until after Week 14.

The Packers have been impressed by how quickly Rodgers has healed.

Rodgers was seen throwing on the field ahead of the Packers' Week 12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury