Packers Have Prepared Well For Work Stoppage

Ted Thompson

While most NFL teams are making moves to cut costs because of the lockout, the Green Bay Packers look just fine. The Packers have virtually no debt and have been building a franchise preservation fund, which was worth $127.5 million at the end of the last fiscal year, that will keep the organization operating fairly […]

Injuries May Ultimately Cost Barnett, Chillar

Nick Barnett

The Green Bay Packers starting inside linebackers in 2011 will be Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk.

That leaves Nick Barnett and Brandon Chillar, both of whom are coming off season-ending injuries, in a precarious position.

The Packers have committed $10 million to Hawk, this season and Bishop will make more than $5 million. Barnett has a salary cap number north of $6 million and Chillar makes more than $5 million per season, after signing a four-year extension in 2009.

NFL Labor Fight Will Resume In Court

Roger Goodell

The NFLPA decertified on Friday, dissolving itself as a union. That means the players can now sue the NFL under antitrust laws. The NFLPA and NFL had spent 17 days with a federal mediator to try to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, but things finally reached an impasse. “After carefully reviewing all the […]

No 18-Game Season

DeMaurice Smith

As the hope for a new labor deal dwindles, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says the potential for an 18-game NFL season, one of the league’s proposals, is off the table. “First of all, the league has never presented a formal proposal for 18 games,” he told SI.com. “But more importantly, it’s something that our players […]

Packers Keeping An Eye On J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

The Green Bay Packers took a close look at Wisconsin Badgers defensive end J.J. Watt at the school’s pro day, on Wednesday. Watt, who played in the 4-3 in college, looks like he’ll be able to transition to a 3-4 defensive end in the pros. Watt, who opted to stand on his numbers from the […]

Remember Brady Poppinga?

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Brady Poppinga was supposed to help the team in the pass rush department in 2010.

That never really happened.

Poppinga recorded 14 tackles and one sack in the Packers’ first six games before landing on injured reserve and becoming the forgotten man.

Hines Ward Does Reality TV To Get Over Super Bowl Loss

Hines Ward

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is going to be on Dancing With the Stars.

Why?

Because he’s an idiot.

The Belt Is Alive And Well

Seton Hall, the belt

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers popularized the belt celebration and now it’s making the rounds.

At the end of last night’s Big East Tournament game between Seton Hall and Rutgers one of the Pirates busted it out after teammate Jeremy Hazell hit a clutch three pointer.

Ndamukong Suh Says Lions Can Go 16-0

Ndamukong Suh

No, really, I’m serious. Stop laughing. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh really said he thinks the Detroit Lions can go 16-0. “I don’t see there’s a reason why we can’t be 16-0,” Suh said. “As long as we put in that hard work throughout -– I don’t know if we’re going to have OTAs, but throughout […]

Packers Defensive Staff Stays Intact

Winston Moss

Despite rampant speculation that one or more of the Green Bay Packers defensive assistant coaches would get a defensive coordinator position with another team this offseason, the team’s defensive staff will remain as it was in 2010. The Oakland Raiders, who had the lone remaining opening at defensive coordinator, have filled the position with Chuck Bresnahan, […]

Greg Jennings’ Response To ‘Put The Team On Your Back’ Video

Back in April of last year, some dude became a YouTube sensation when he uploaded a video of a particular Madden play where he, as Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings, went 99 yards on a broken leg for a touchdown.

The commentary is pretty awesome, but completely NSFW.

Bishop Is Packers No. 1 Inside Linebacker, But Hawk Makes More

A.J. Hawk

I bet Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy wishes he kept his mouth shut.

I bet inside linebacker Desmond Bishop wishes he would have waited until after the season to sign a new contract.

A.J. Hawk, on the other hand, has to be happier than a pig in shit

Jordy Nelson: Warrior

Jordy Nelson

There was word Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson suffered an injury during Super Bowl XLV, but the extent of it wasn’t reported.

Nelson suffered a bursa sac injury in his left knee — bursa sacs are filled with fluid and act as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues in the body (yeah, I looked that up).

McCarthy’s Deal Worth More Than $6 Million Per Season

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy formally signed the contract extension we all knew he was getting, last week.

Initially, the deal was said to be worth $5 million per season, which would have put McCarthy behind Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith as the second-highest paid coach in the NFC North. That number is a little off, apparently.

Jones, Jackson Were Tendered

James Jones

Despite initial reports to the contrary, the Green Bay Packers did tender potential restricted free agents James Jones and Brandon Jackson, last week.

Both Jones and Jackson have four years of service. Under the rules of the 2010 collective bargaining agreement, they would be restricted free agents. Under the rules of the previous agreement, they would be unrestricted, which is probably what they’ll be when a new labor deal is signed this year.

Would The Real Jay Cutler Please Stand Up?

Jay Cutler

I’m not clever enough to write an entire article referencing Eminem’s popular song in witty sorts of ways, nor would I want any of you to think I’m a fan of his. So, the analogies cease here and onto the real question: does anyone else find it hilarious that Jay Cutler’s namesake is this meathead? […]

They’re Making Fun Of Brett Favre’s Penis At Mardi Gras

I’ll make this short and sweet because I was doing just fine not talking about Brett Favre or his penis.

The satirical Krewe D’Etat, which holds their own parade the Friday before Fat Tuesday at Mardi Gras, had a float featuring none other than former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre taking a pic of his tiny penis.

Packers Did Not Tender Jackson, Jones Or Bigby

James Jones

When the Green Bay Packers were handing out what’s largely expected to be meaningless tenders to guys who have little-to-no chance of being restricted free agents when a new labor deal is reached, they also snubbed a few guys.   Receiver James Jones, running back Brandon Jackson and safety Atari Bigby, all of whom would […]

Lockout Avoided?

DeMaurice Smith

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to extend the collective bargaining agreement for seven days, so negotiations on a new labor deal can continue. The current drop-dead date for a deal is March 11 at 4 p.m. CT and the two sides will continue negotiations on Monday, avoiding a lockout, at least for now. Although […]

Packers Sign Charlie Peprah To New Deal

Charlie Peprah

The Green Bay Packers remained busy before the potential work stoppage, signing safety Charlie Peprah to a two-year deal, according to Fox Sports Adam Caplan.

The deal is reportedly worth $2.3 million.