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No pressure not a good thing for Matthews and the Packers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology this spring under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven't changed. It's more important than ever for the Green Bay Packers' long-haired linebacker to get to the quarterback. The Packers didn't add a potential game-changing edge rusher in free agency or via the draft.

Packers won’t rein in Aaron Rodgers’ out of pocket plays

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said recently that he’d like to remain with the team into his 40s and his play has offered no suggestions that performance will get in the way of making that happen. Injuries could create an obstacle and last year’s experience with a broken collarbone is a reminder of how plans can be forced to change in a hurr

NFL changes kickoff rules, creates video game-like graphic to explain how they work

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

The NFL announced new rules that will change the look of kickoffs for the upcoming season with hopes of diminishing risk in what’s called the most dangerous play in football. NFL owners voted on Tuesday on changes to the kickoff that will take place in the upcoming season. The impetus is in the name of safety with the NFL calling the play the mos

Aaron Rodgers: I don’t know why you’d cut Jordy and bring in Dez

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Aaron Rodgers was unhappy when the Packers released Jordy Nelson, and it doesn’t make sense to the quarterback that the team would replace Nelson with another high-priced receiver. The Packers cut Nelson, who was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the cap, to free up $10.2 million in cap space. The Cowb

Rodgers, Packers gets used to new faces and playbook tweaks

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Aaron Rodgers' eventful offseason included a trip to India to see the spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and a pit stop to watch his girlfriend, race car driver Danica Patrick, at Daytona. On-field offseason workouts have started for the Green Bay Packers. Former Packers assistant Joe Philbin is back as offensive coordinator.

Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times during playing career

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Peter King’s extensive “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, a weekly staple for untold NFL fans over the years, officially came to an end on Monday. King is leaving Sports Illustrated and the NFL-only site he created through the magazine, The MMQB, to focus on only television. The last “Monday Morning Quarterback” missive is a series of t

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday. While Favre was known to have spent time in rehab in 1996 to address problems with drink and the painkiller Vicodin, the 48-year-old to

Aaron Rodgers reiterates plan to remain with Packers into his 40s

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to be locked in a mildly awkward standoff over whether and when his contract will be extended, Rodgers recently made it clear that he intends to stay with the Packers beyond his 40th birthday. “It’s sustained greatness I think is what drives me,” Rodgers said recently at the Wisconsin High

Where Is Dez Bryant Going? Jason Witten Thinks WR Will Sign for the Packers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

Dez Bryant is still looking for a team despite being released by the Dallas Cowboys over a month ago, and one of his former teammates believes he will join the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver’s eight-year spell with the Cowboys ended on April 13 and he has been weighing his options since, but Jason Witten, whom Bryant played alongside for h

NFL's proposals for new kickoff rule would change the play in dramatic ways

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

The NFL is in a tough spot with kickoffs. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy had the strongest statement to date on the issue back in March, when he said kickoffs need to become safer or they will be eliminated. The middle ground, at least for now, appears to be multiple proposals to change how kickoffs will look.

Where Is Dez Bryant Going? Jason Witten Thinks WR Will Sign for the Packers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

Dez Bryant is still looking for a team despite being released by the Dallas Cowboys over a month ago, and one of his former teammates believes he will join the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver’s eight-year spell with the Cowboys ended on April 13 and he has been weighing his options since, but Jason Witten, whom Bryant played alongside for h

Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant will be a Packer

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

The most famous catch of Dez Bryant‘s career was a non-catch in Green Bay. Now he may get many more chances to catch passes in Green Bay. “I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers,” Witten said, via the Star-Telegram.

Packers sign first-round CB Alexander

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

First-round pick Jaire Alexander signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday. Alexander, the 18th overall pick in the 2018 draft, receives a signing bonus of $6.5 million on a four-year deal worth approximately $11.6 million. Alexander wore his new Packers' jersey when he received his diploma at the University of Louisville on

50 Cent may have a challenger for worst first pitch of all time

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

At long last, 50 Cent can breathe a sigh of relief. Akbar Gbaja-Biamila is challenging him for that spot after a horrendous spike into the ground Thursday afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia ahead of the Phillies’ matchup with the Giants. Who is Akbar Gbaja-Biamila?

Packers sign six draft picks and two tryout players

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

The Packers announced the signing of six more 2018 draft picks on Monday, which leaves them with three more players to sign before their entire 11-player class is under contract. All three of the wide receivers that the Packers drafted in April — fourth

Packers break their Terrell Buckley rule for Jaire Alexander

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 19 days ago.

New G.M. Brian Gutekunst broke that rule with his very first draft pick in the job previously held by Wolf. Former Packers defensive back Terrell Buckley (five-nine) previously served as position coach at Louisville for new Packers defensive back Jaire Alexander (five-10-and-a-quarter). “T-Buck, he taught me a lot of technique,” the 18th overal

Three top Packers picks get started, 'hard work' ahead

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what they did during the first of two post-draft rookie orientation camp practices won't decide their fates, coach Mike McCarthy believes a good start is vital for them all. All eyes were on the team's top two draft pick, Jaire Alexander, a cornerba

Matt Ryan breaks the bank with a historic contract extension from Falcons

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 days ago.

Fill in the blank: If Matt Ryan is worth $30 million a year, Aaron Rodgers is worth …. In news that will resonate in Green Bay as much as it will in Atlanta, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year extension worth $30 million a season with $100 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Ryan is the first player in NFL

NFL: Packers GM expects Rodgers to sign contract extension soon

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 days ago.

The Green Bay Packers expect quarterback Aaron Rodgers to sign a contract extension in the near future. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said on Thursday in an interview with NBC Sports that Rodgers and the team have made progress in negotiations. Rodgers signed a five-year $110 million deal with Green Bay in April 2013.

Packers GM expects new Aaron Rodgers contract soon

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst believes a new contract with quarterback Aaron Rodgers will get done. Gutekunst said this morning on PFT Live that he sees no reason that the Packers and Rodgers won’t come to terms. Although some are wondering why, if both sides are working on it, a deal isn’t done yet, Gutekunst said that both sides mig

Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the slaying of a former Green Bay Packers player, authorities said Wednesday. A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, of Center Point appeared to have been killed in retribution for the

Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the slaying of a former Green Bay Packers player, authorities said Wednesday. A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, of Center Point appeared to have been killed in retribution for the

Former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray shot and killed in home

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 23 days ago.

Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Carlos Gray was shot to death in his home in Pinson, Ala. Monday night, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com. Gray, 25, was found dead just before 10 p.m. ET Monday night as authorities were called to the house when a friend found injured and unresponsive. A kidnapping of two males on Tuesday morning was thou

Former NC State DL Carlos Gray found shot to death

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 23 days ago.

Former North Carolina State defensive tackle Carlos Gray (R) was found dead in his home on Monday. Former NC State defensive lineman Carlos Gray was found dead on Monday night. According to Al.com, Gray was found shot to death around 10 p.m. in his home in Pinson, Alabama, a town just outside of Birmingham.

Brian Gutekunst expects Bryan Bulaga to remain with Packers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 25 days ago.

A recent report indicated that Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga refused to take a pay cut after being approached about doing so and that can often be a precursor to getting dropped off the roster altogether. There’s been no roster move involving Bulaga in Green Bay, however, and General Manager Brian Gutekunst said at the conclusion of the draft