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Packers | Korey Jones added
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:32:10 -0700
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent LB Korey Jones (Cardinals) to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.
Packers | Cut Shaun Lewis
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:28 -0700
The Green Bay Packers cut LB Shaun Lewis Wednesday, July 23.
Packers | John Kuhn blocking well
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:15:00 -0700
Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn didn't have a quarterback pressure in 325 snaps last season, with half of the snaps coming in spread formations. "He did block better," an NFC North scout said. "He can cover you up as a lead (blocker) but he's just not great there. He's valuable because he's really good in pass protection and he can catch the ball."
Packers | Backfield impressing
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:13:22 -0700
The Green Bay Packers' backfield is the best it has ever looked, according to a rival executive.
Packers | Corey Linsley could have shot a starting job
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:31:37 -0700
Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley could be in line for the starting center job if C JC Tretter is not able to handle the job.
Packers | Aaron Rodgers feeling good
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:46:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his body has been feeling good to the point where he can keep his legs underneath him for a long time. Rodgers attributed his well-being to changes he's made off the field regarding his eating patterns.
Packers | Aaron Rodgers talks playing style
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he has to be instinctual and rely on his quick reactions. Rodgers said playing the way he has been gives him an advantage.
Packers | Julius Peppers may move around
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:23:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said LB Julius Peppers may move around on the defense and play a "hybrid" type role for the team. "I can tell you that things we've asked him to do, he's done a nice job of," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said of Peppers. "He'll be one of those, quote, hybrid-type guys. He'll rush, he'll drop, he'll do a lot of different things.
"He'll play different spots for us. I'm glad we have him. He's a rare guy from a talent standpoint. He's done a nice job mentally of picking up what we're asking him to do and, quite frankly, has looked pretty comfortable doing it."
Packers | Clay Matthews must prove he can stay healthy
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:22:48 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) believes he will be ready for the start of training camp, but must prove he can stay healthy once he does return. "He has to show that he can line up and stay healthy," linebackers coach Winston Moss said.
Packers | More on Eddie Lacy's snap count
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:32:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Green Bay Packers want to keep RB Eddie Lacy on the field for all three downs, not necessarily to touch the ball more, but to keep substitutions from slowing down the offense. He'll need to improve his pass blocking and should see an increase in targets.
Lacy is a solid RB1 that could see more value in PPR leagues than last season.
Packers | Several in mix for No. 5 RB job
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:36:34 -0700
If the Green Bay Packers elect to keep five running backs on the roster, there is a wide open battle behind RBs Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris and FB John Kuhn. RBs Michael Hill, Raijon Neal, LaDarius Perkins and Ina Liaina will try to prove they belong during training camp and the preseason.
Packers | Want Eddie Lacy to be more involved
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:25:45 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will try to be more involved in all aspects of the game, according to offensive coordinator Tom Clements. Clements admitted the team hasn't figured out how many carries they want Lacy to have this year.
Packers | Jermichael Finley to undergo more tests
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:23:13 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) plans to undergo another round of tests Wednesday, July 16, and he will send those tests to all 32 teams in an effort to show that he is fully healthy.
Packers | Nothing imminent with Jim Leonhard
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:33:37 -0700
Free-agent SS Jim Leonhard (Bills) said his agent talked with the Green Bay Packers earlier this offseason but nothing is imminent between the two sides.
Packers | Looking for faster offense
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:05:47 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would like to run 75 offensive plays per game this upcoming season so the opponents would have less time to adjust. "I've always been of the belief of getting as many shots as you can, so we've always emphasized playing as fast as you can. When you have as many three-down players as you can possibly have, obviously your substitution patterns are cleaner. You're not subbing because you have to, you're subbing just when you need to," McCarthy said. The team ran an average of 67.125 plays per game in 2013, which ranked 11th in the NFL.
Packers | Jarrett Boykin has hold of No. 3 WR job
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:56:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin will be entering training camp as the No. 3 wide receiver, and it will be hard for one of the other wide receivers to outperform him for the job.
Packers | Competition for starting TE job wide open
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:47:36 -0700
Green Bay Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot said the competition for the starting tight end job will be wide open when training camp starts. "I think we are pretty wide open at this point," Fontenot said. "I think guys have shown some progress, and those guys warrant a much bigger look. And I think once we get to training camp, we'll have an idea of a rotation, at least, and giving guys reps just to make sure they're ready to start the season." TE Andrew Quarless may be the safest option to start at this point, but TE Richard Rodgers could start in the near future because of his performance during offseason workouts.
Packers | Won't retire Brett Favre's jersey yet
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:11:22 -0700
The Green Bay Packers will not retire former QB Brett Favre's jersey in the near future. They eventually want to, but Favre and the team worry about the negative reception he may receive at Lambeau Field. Favre may appear at a home game this year in some fashion.
Packers | Extending Ted Thompson a priority
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:14:37 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have said extending the contract of general manager Ted Thompson is one of the team's priorities in the months ahead. Thompson is under contract through the 2016 NFL Draft.
Packers | Davante Adams will have chance to play
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:48:32 -0700
The Green Bay Packers will give WR Davante Adams every opportunity to compete for playing time immediately.
Packers | Ryan Taylor will be on bubble
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:39:22 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor is expected to be on the roster bubble during training camp even though he is a respectable blocker and one of the team's best special teams player.
Packers | Looking for Brandon Bostick to be consistent
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:35:34 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Brandon Bostick can make an impact on offense but needs to be a more consistent player, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "Brandon's got to be a consistent player on offense," McCarthy said. "His body type is definitely a challenge for the opponent with some of the things he's able to do, particularly his ability to get down the field in coverage. So I think he definitely took a step last year and I'd like to see him do the same. He's a talented, talented football player."
Packers | Andrew Quarless' injury not serious
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:34:53 -0700
The injury that caused Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (undisclosed) to miss the offseason workouts is not considered serious.
Packers | Want to give GM an extension
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:05:56 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team considers signing general manager Ted Thompson to a contract extension as one of their top priorities. Murphy said Thompson has told the team he has no plans to retire in the foreseeable future.
Packers | Derek Sherrod stayed at one position
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:34:20 -0700
Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod only worked at right tackle during offseason workouts, because the team wanted him to concentrate on one position since he is coming back from a broken leg.
Packers | DuJuan Harris hopeful of big return
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:31:29 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is hopeful to return from an injury-plagued 2013 season. He suffered a ruptured right patellar tendon and missed the entire season. "DuJuan Harris looks like he's back at full strength," head coach Mike McCarthy said last month. "He's competing to play just like all the other guys."
Packers | Richard Rodgers gets praise
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:32:39 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers got praise from head coach Mike McCarthy after Rodgers had a very good spring. "Richard Rodgers ... had a very good spring," McCarthy said. "There haven't been too many days where we have not walked off the field and reviewed film and felt very good about the things he is doing.
"The game is very natural to him. I've been very pleased with Richard so far."
Packers | Mike Daniels wants team to be mean
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:20:29 -0700
Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels wants the team to be mean in 2014. "If something has to be said, I'm going to say it," Daniels said after a minicamp practice. "If somebody has a problem with it, we're grown men. We play a violent game. We get paid to be violent. So why not? If you deck somebody in the locker room because you have a disagreement, there's not going to be any sensitivity training.
"It's a barbaric sport. So that's how you're going to have to approach it. I'm tired of getting our face punched in by other teams. I'm not used to that."
Packers | Jermichael Finley wants to return
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:12:40 -0700
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) said he is feeling as good as he has during the entire process of recovering from spinal fusion surgery. Finley said he very much wants to return to the Green Bay Packers.
Packers | Morgan Burnett uses criticism as motivation
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:28 -0700
Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett is using criticism from last season's play to "get better as a player, mentally and physically, and that's what I'm going to do this year." Safeties coach Darren Perry said Burnett is a "heck of a football player" and is going to be fine.
Packers | Mike Daniels learning from veteran teammate
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:00 -0700
Green Bay Packers DT Mike Daniels said he's learned to "bring it every day" from teammate LB Julius Peppers, saying the 34-year-old plays faster than some defensive backs and receivers.
Packers | Team feeling more excited than usual
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:46:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recently said the locker room seems to be a little louder than it's been the last few years, adding that the influx of energy is due in part to the hunger head coach Mike McCoy brings to the team.
Packers | Secondary taking shape
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:17:54 -0700
Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams and CB Sam Shields were the starting outside corners, CB Micah Hyde was the starting free safety, and Morgan Burnett was the starting strong safety during OTAs, according to ESPN.com's Rob Demvosky. CB Casey Hayward played in the slot in nickel packages, and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played free safety when Hyde moved to corner in certain nickel and dime packages.
Packers | Andy Mulumba learning from veteran teammate
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:46:07 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Andy Mulumba is learning from new teammate LB Julius Peppers this offseason. Mulumba said he picks up a lot of what Peppers does on film. Specifically, Mulumba said Peppers has helped him learn to utilize his long arms and to better his approach against the offensive line.
Packers | Rookie receivers improving
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:46:23 -0700
Green Bay Packers WRs Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis are continuing to make strides as the offseason progresses. This progress was especially noticeable during minicamp, according to a source. However, Abbrederis said he's still getting used to knowing the play calls, when to break off routes and getting checks at the line, while Janis admits it will be tougher once training camp comes and things get more physical.
Packers | Want to sign Jordy Nelson
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:17:09 -0700
The Green Bay Packers want to sign WR Jordy Nelson to a long-term extension.
Packers | Jamari Lattimore could push for more time
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:01:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Jamari Lattimore could push LB Brad Jones for more playing time during training camp. The team has said Jones' starting job is not in jeopardy.
Packers | Jerel Worthy not guaranteed a spot
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:26:21 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Jerel Worthy will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp, because he is not guaranteed to make the team.
Packers | Datone Jones and Mike Daniels will work in nickel packages
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:02:36 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones and DT Mike Daniels will tandem as the primary inside pass rushers in the nickel package. Jones would like to be a three-down player, but he has not carved out a role in obvious run situations. By his own admission, Jones relied too much on his quickness and athleticism last season rather than using his power. This year, he plans to attack offensive linemen with his strength in an effort improve upon his 3.5-sack rookie season.
Packers | Coach thinks Aaron Rodgers having best spring
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:52:21 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is having his best spring, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "I think Aaron's had probably his best spring, if I'm going to sit back and try to rank them," McCarthy said. "I'll probably say the same thing next year, but I think he's in great shape. I think Aaron's in a great place and had a very exceptional spring."
Packers | Nick Perry needs to step up
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:01:14 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry is the player that needs to step up, according to Rob Demovsky, and that starts with staying healthy in 2014.
Packers | Coach insists Brad Jones is a starter
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:13:24 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Brad Jones is still a starter, according to linebackers coach Winston Moss. There was nothing in offseason practices that suggested his job was in jeopardy.
Packers | JC Tretter in lead for C job
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:33:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter will enter training camp as the leading candidate for the starting center job. Tretter received all of the snaps with the starting offense during offseason workouts.
Packers | Don Barclay may to be top OG backup
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:29:05 -0700
Green Bay Packers OT Don Barclay could be the top backup at left guard and right guard this upcoming season.
Packers | Bryan Bulaga wears brace during practice
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) was wearing a brace on his surgically repaired knee during offseason workouts but was working with the first-team offense at right tackle.