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Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

The Green Bay Packers lost their second-best offensive player, Jordy Nelson, to a torn ACL last week. Now, they may be protecting their best offensive player from getting injured in a meaningless preseason game. All signs point to quarterback Aaron Rodgers sitting out the remainder of the preseason, which is a very smart move by head coach Mike McCarthy. The reality is, veteran...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Packers Lineman, Steelers Receiver for Substance Abuse Violations

Two teams have found out how long they will be without members of their respective squads, as the league handed down punishment for substance abuse violations. First up, the Green Bay Packers knew they would be without former FSU star Letroy Guion for a bit, but it was confirmed on Thursday: Green Bay's Letroy Guion suspended first three games for violating the NFL Policy and Program...
Via Gamedayr
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sky’s The Limit For Linsley

I‘ve seen a lot of good centers play for the Packers since becoming a fan in 1978. Larry McCarren, Mike Flanagan and Scott Wells all played in at least one Pro Bowl, but the guy currently hiking the ball has a chance to better than them all. In only his second season, Corey Linsley plays the position like a 10-year veteran. A really good 10-year veteran. Linsley lasted until the...
Via Packers Notes
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Mike Daniels, Packers far apart on new contract Green Bay — Four times in the past four years the Green Bay Packers successfully extended the contract of one of their core players in the two months leading ... Rodgers confident Davante Adams will step up GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw Jordy Nelson's way 149 times last season, but now that he's...
Via 60 Max Power O
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers & DL Mike Daniels “Far Apart” In Contract Talks, Seeking $10M Per Year

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that negotiations between the Packers and DL Mike Daniels broke off recently with the two sides being “far apart in their positions.” According to McGinn, Daniels is seeking in the neighborhood of $10 million per year while the Packers have made him multi-year proposals averaging several million less per year. McGinn adds...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb: Davante Adams poised for ‘breakout’ year

The fallout of the Jordy Nelson injury is still occurring, and Green Bay is scrambling to figure out who will help step up and replace his production. Randall Cobb is the number one receiver now for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but his second option is going to be second-year wide receiver Davante Adams. Cobb talked to the media and said that he believes Adams will have...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson: Move done “a gazillion times” led to torn ACL

Jordy Nelson tore his ACL during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Green Bay Packers wide receiver remains stunned at the season-ending injury. According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Nelson believes the career-altering event was nothing more than a fluke. “It’s just honestly bad timing. When you plant and you turn and you explode...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers rookie WR Ty Montgomery taking over for Jordy Nelson

The Green Bay Packers suffered a huge loss on Sunday afternoon when Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL. He will miss the entire 2015 season, and losing him will hurt the Green Bay offense in a big way. Nelson is one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL, and finding a way to replace him is going to be extremely difficult. Ty Montgomery was selected in the third round...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie White’s widow upset with Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame received criticism for a rule that doesn’t allow family members to speak on behalf of deceased inductees, and Sara White, the widow of legendary Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Reggie White, is upset with another bylaw. According to Jeff Pearlman, White wants her husband’s Hall of Fame ring for her children. Instead, White—who believes the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eyeless Aaron Rodgers on ‘Madden 16’ is straight-up nightmare fuel (pic)

GAH! Aaron Rodgers is apparently such a phenomenal quarterback he doesn’t even need eyes to survey the field and pick apart defenses. At least that is how a hilarious glitch in “Madden 16” makes it appear as the Green Bay Packers quarterback is depicted sans eyes in his ocular cavities. ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes in a tweet that downloading all the patches will remove...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Jordy Nelson’s Torn ACL Means For Davante Adams

The news about Jordy Nelson’s knee injury was gut-wrenching. Seeing any player go down with something as frustrating as a torn ACL always is. But, as the NFL mantra goes: Next man up. That same ideal applied to my next gut reaction: The Green Bay Packers — and quarterback Aaron Rodgers — don’t have anyone to replace his production. Randall Cobb and second-year player Davante...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the NFL’s preseason needs an overhaul

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is believed to have torn his ACL Sunday in an exhibition game that was of little value to the veteran. There doesn’t seem to be much anyone can do about non-contact injuries, but just about every team spends the preseason trying to manage playing time of key veterans to reduce injury risk. No one loves preseason games. Even the owners—the...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrod Taylor is key to Buffalo Bills making playoffs

The thought that the Buffalo Bills only need a QB that will manage the game, throw a handful of passes, but primarily hand the ball to a great running back to keep the game close enough that their extraordinary defense can influence the outcome of the game is an elementary thought in today’s NFL. This thought particularly highlights the mediocrity Bills’ fans have witnessed...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers need to step up in wake of Jordy Nelson's ACL tear?

The Green Bay Packers were considered to be one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 50 this season, but after seeing star wide receiver Jordy Nelson go down with a torn ACL many are changing their minds. He has been their number one wide receiver over the past few seasons, and Aaron Rodgers is without question more comfortable with him than any other receiver on the roster. Seeing...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Reactions to Green Bay Packers 24-19 loss in Pittsburgh

After a preseason game that saw flashes of great things to come for the Green Bay Packers this upcoming season, that was all over shadowed by Jordy Nelson walking off the field after what initial reports say is a torn ACL. As big of a blow that is to the Green Bay Packers offense, there were and are still good things that the team and fans can take out of the game in Pittsburgh....
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to start the Jeff Janis hype train?

Jump on! The trains leaving the station!! While the Jordy Nelson torn ACL injury is about a 9.9 on the fantasy football Richter scale, it does have some positives. That is if your name is Jeff Janis.  Janis looks to be the new WR3 on the Green Bay Packers with Nelson set to hit the IR. The Packers have to be very happy they were able to bring back Randall Cobb this offseason...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley takes shot at Aaron Rodgers

Jermichael Finley is not the biggest Aaron Rodgers fan, and the ex-Packers tight end thinks his former quarterback is going to be exposed without his top wide receiver. Jordy Nelson suffered what many believe is a torn ACL during Sunday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After news of Nelson’s injury circulated, Finley, who suffered a severe neck injury in 2013...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson injury will showcase Aaron Rodgers' brilliance

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is likely out for the 2015 NFL season with an ACL injury, meaning Aaron Rodgers is facing the biggest test of his already legendary career. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Nelson’s injury Sunday, noting an MRI is upcoming to confirm the initial diagnosis of a torn ACL. Nelson has undoubtedly been the top receiving target for Aaron...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damarious Randall Looking to Impress Against Pittsburgh

The Green Bay Packers have got some great play from their young cornerbacks in training camp, but one player that has yet to turn heads in game action is first-round pick Damarious Randall. But it wasn’t because Randall played poorly in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots, he never saw the field in the game due to injury. But this time around, meaning today when...
Via The Packers Guru
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USC coach Tee Martin compares Adoree’ Jackson to Marqise Lee

Twitter/@MenOfTroy There are few college football players with more raw talent than USC do-it-all athlete Adoree’ Jackson. The former five-star recruit plays wide receiver, cornerback, and returns kick and punt returns for the Trojans. While cornerback is Jackson’s primary position, wide receivers coach Tee Martin, who was Jackson’s main recruiter, says the sophomore reminds...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Should Play it Safe and Smart Sunday

With the second preseason game on the horizon, the Packers are facing quite the conundrum when it comes to playing time and preparation. You see, Pittsburgh is taking the field for their third game and with that comes the usual drill of playing your starters for the first half at minimum.   Now for the Packers, that leaves two options. One, they could go with the Steelers plan,...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers unveil greatest future ever for their fans

The Green Bay Packers are the most successful franchise in NFL history, and they’ve got a reputation for having some of the league’s best overall fans. At least that’s what the city itself thinks. The fans are so good, that they’re creating a “Titletown” district in the city, per Sports Illustrated. Here are the full details: “The 34-acre Titletown District, expected...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheesehead Radio: Anticipation with Ryan Wood of the GB Press-Gazette

The Green Bay Packers head into the second week of the preseason with their momentum growing and fan excitement building. As we prepare for a rare Sunday preseason game, we talk with the amazing Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette about what’s going on in Packers Training Camp. Don’t miss a second!Cheesehead Radio is the flagship for the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Look to Have Big Plans for Jake Ryan

The Green Bay Packers’ biggest need going into the 2015 NFL draft was inside linebacker.  The safety position was taken care of in 2014.  It was taken care of by a first round pick.  The Packers certainly didn’t do that in 2015.  The only selection made was 4th round pick Jake Ryan. When Ryan was selected there were easy comparisons to make. Jake Ryan is white.  Jake Ryan...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter mixes up Packers’ Jared Abbrederis with Jared Fogle

Twitter’s algorithms are often useful and interesting, but sometimes, they mess up, and when they do, they often mess up in a big way. That’s what happened with the service’s trends function Tuesday, which saw all the tweets about former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s expected guilty plea in a child pornography case and linked them to an ESPN story about Green Bay Packers’...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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