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Aaron Rodgers playing at Pebble Beach Pro Am

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 9, 2016 – 4:32 pm

Aaron RodgersGREEN BAY — Apparently, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ knee is in good enough shape to play golf.

Rodgers is participating in the Pebble Beach Pro Am this week, just a few weeks after he reportedly had surgery on his knee following Green Bay’s exit from the NFC playoffs. The event begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday.

Other NFL personalities participating in the Pebble Beach event include Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs QB Alex Smith and ESPN analyst and former 49ers QB Steve Young. Rodgers has participated in the event in the past. The accompanying photo is from 2014.

Brandt Snedeker is the defending champion.

 


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NFL Draft order set; Packers to pick 27th

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 9, 2016 – 10:04 am

GREEN BAY — With the Super Bowl concluded, the full order for the first round of the NFL Draft is now set.

The Packers will select 27th and have one pick in each of the seven rounds. Green Bay is also expected to receive an additional pick or picks through the free agency compensatory system. The Packers lost CBs Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency a year ago and did not sign any free agents from other teams. Compensatory picks are normally announced at the owners’ meeting in late March and can fall anywhere from the end of the third to the end of the seventh rounds.

The draft is slated for April 28-30 and will take place in Chicago for the second straight year.

Here is the full order for the first round, which will have 31 selections. The New England Patriots will not have a first-round pick, a penalty imposed as part of the “Deflategate” investigation.

1. Tennessee Titans
2. Cleveland Browns
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Baltimore Ravens
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Chicago Bears
12. New York Giants
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Oakland Raiders
15. Los Angeles Rams
16. Detroit Lions
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets
21. Washington Redskins
22. Houston Texans
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Green Bay Packers
28. Kansas City Chiefs
29. Arizona Cardinals
30. Carolina Panthers
31. Denver Broncos

 


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Finally, Kevin Greene earns induction to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 6, 2016 – 8:03 pm

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

GREEN BAY — For Kevin Greene, the fifth time was finally the charm.

The former Packers outside linebackers coach and star pass rusher for four different teams has earned induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, being named to the class of 2016 inductees on Saturday.

This marked the fifth straight year Greene was one of 15 modern-era finalists for the Hall, but he had not passed the final vote for induction in the previous four years.

Greene ranks third on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 160, behind only Bruce Smith and Reggie White, and his 10 seasons with double-digit sacks also rank third all-time. Playing for the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers from 1985-99, Greene was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, a three-time first-team All-Pro pick, and a member of the NFL’s all-decade team of the 1990s.

Greene joined the Packers’ coaching staff in 2009, hired by defensive coordinator Dom Capers to coach the outside linebackers in Capers’ 3-4 scheme. That was the position Greene played for Capers, who was the defensive coordinator for the Steelers and head coach of the Panthers when Greene played for those teams. Greene coached for the Packers for five seasons, through 2013. He was a member of the coaching staff on the Super Bowl XLV championship team in 2010.


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Study tabs Green Bay as best city for football fans

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on February 4, 2016 – 9:04 am

blog-header-imageIt’s official: Green Bay, Wis., is the best city in America for football fans.

That’s according to a new report released by the personal finance company WalletHub, which compared 245 of the largest U.S. cities based on 18 key metrics, ranging from the number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices.

Green Bay topped the list overall, ranking No. 1 in “Most Friendly & Engaged NFL Fans” and “Most Accessible NFL Stadiums.”

Check out the full report here. 


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Vote: Two Packers’ plays in running for Play of the Year

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 3, 2016 – 3:38 pm

GREEN BAY — Of the 32 nominees on NFL.com for the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year in 2015, two of them are Packers’ plays.

The Aaron Rodgers-to-Richard Rodgers Hail Mary on the final play to win at Detroit in Week 13 is one nominee. The other is DB Micah Hyde’s backhanded interception against the Vikings in Week 17.

Only regular-season plays are eligible for Play of the Year. Postseason plays were not considered.

Fans can cast votes for their five favorite plays of the 32 on NFL.com by clicking here. The winning play will be announced during the NFL Honors show on Saturday night on CBS. The two-hour awards special begins at 8 p.m. CT.


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Packers Pro Bowl selections join Team Rice together

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 27, 2016 – 8:07 pm

160127-pro-bowl-950Packers Pro Bowl selections found out which teams they were assigned to for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Pro Football Hall of Fame WRs Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice, serving as team captains, built their rosters for the annual all-star game in a fantasy football-style draft.

LB Clay Matthews (six-time selection), FB John Kuhn (three) and G Josh Sitton (three) were pre-selected to Team Rice prior to the televised Pro Bowl draft. Julius Peppers (nine) joined his Green Bay teammates when Team Rice selected him and named him a starter.

QB Aaron Rodgers received Pro Bowl honors for a fifth time but will not participate due to injury. Raiders QB Derek Carr will replace him.

The Packers coaching staff was assigned to Team Irvin and will be facing off against their Green Bay players.

The Packers announced Wednesday that Head Coach Mike McCarthy will not attend the Pro Bowl in Hawaii because of a stomach illness. Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss will assume McCarthy’s head-coaching responsibilities at the game.

Packers on Team Rice
*FB John Kuhn
*LB Clay Matthews
G Josh Sitton
*LB Julius Peppers

Packers on Team Irvin
Packers coaching staff

* Selected as starter


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Raiders QB Derek Carr to replace Aaron Rodgers in Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 20, 2016 – 3:41 pm

GREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be participating in the Pro Bowl. The NFL has named Raiders QB Derek Carr as his replacement, announcing that Rodgers will not participate due to injury. No specifics were given.

It was the fifth career Pro Bowl selection for Rodgers, who also received the recognition in 2009, ’11, ’12 and ’14.

The Packers will be down to three representatives in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31, in Hawaii — LB Clay Matthews, G Josh Sitton and FB John Kuhn. The Packers’ coaching staff will also be coaching one of the teams.

 


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Packers’ staff selected to coach at 2016 Pro Bowl

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on January 20, 2016 – 11:49 am

160120-kuhn-950The Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff has been selected to coach at the 2016 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be televised live on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy and his staff will be assigned to one of the teams following the Pro Bowl Draft — set for Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2 — while Andy Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff will lead the other team.

It will mark the fourth time that McCarthy and his Packers staff will have coached at the Pro Bowl.

Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will serve as NFL Legends captains for their respective Pro Bowl squads, and will select their coaching staff. The Pro Bowl will continue using the revised game format that debuted with the 2014 game, with the NFL Legends captains having final say over Pro Bowl Draft decisions.

The Packers had four players named to this year’s Pro Bowl: FB John Kuhn (third selection), LB Clay Matthews (sixth selection), QB Aaron Rodgers (fifth selection) and G Josh Sitton (third selection).

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Former Packers QB Doug Pederson named Eagles head coach

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 19, 2016 – 9:36 am

GREEN BAY — Former Packers QB Doug Pederson has landed his first head coaching job in the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Pederson spent two different stints as Brett Favre’s backup QB in Green Bay, first from 1996-98, and again from 2001-04. For part of that time, he was also the holder on field goals. He appeared in a total of 66 regular-season games for the Packers, but he didn’t start any at QB, of course, during Favre’s consecutive games streak.

Pederson was with the Miami Dolphins for three seasons (1993-95) before coming to Green Bay the first time. In between his stints as a player for the Packers, Pederson played for Philadelphia in 1999 and Cleveland in 2000. He started a total of 17 games at quarterback in those two seasons.

An assistant coach in the NFL since 2009, Pederson was offensive quality control coordinator for Philadelphia for two years (2009-10) and then QB coach for two seasons (2011-12). Since 2013, he has been the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. The head coach he has worked under in the NFL with both franchises is Andy Reid, who was his QB coach with the Packers from 1997-98.

 


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Packers thank fans for support in 2015

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 17, 2016 – 2:40 pm

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