Ryan Grant’s Future Unclear After 2011

Ryan Grant

Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is coming off a season ended in week one by a broken ankle. He’s also entering the final year of his contract. Grant will make $5.25 million in 2011, if everything goes according to plan. That comes courtesy of a $3.5 million base salary, a $750,000 roster bonus if he plays all 16 games, and a $1 million roster bonus due on the 15th day of the league year, whenever that turns out to be.

Adrian Peterson Is Not Funny

Go figure. A member of the Minnesota Vikings is a humorless prick. Alright, maybe that’s taking it a little too far, because Adrian Peterson at least tried to be funny. He just wasn’t. He was kind of dumb, which, now that I think of it, is another trait of people in Minnesota. You knew that […]

Shed A Tear With Jordy Nelson

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson went to Kansas State. So did his wife. He’s probably a hero of some sort there, so it makes sense that he did a commercial for Kansas State Cars. Let me tell you, it’s a real tear-jerker. I can’t believe a man who still possesses a pair of balls between his legs would sign off on a script like this.

Mark Murphy’s Words Do Not Inspire Confidence

No one really seems to be happy about the lockout/lawsuit festival the NFL and the players are going through at the moment, and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy hasn’t done much to inspire confidence it’s going to end anytime soon. “Having been on both sides of this, this is really disappointing,” said Murphy, who […]

NFLPA And Owners Reach Agreement That Only Hurts Fans

If you haven’t seen The Onion’s SportsDome yet, you should be ashamed of yourself. It’s hilarious. For example: Onion SportsDome

Green Bay Packers: On The Clock

The Green Bay Packers are on the clock at ESPN, which is running their NFL Draft preview series in reverse order. Mel Kiper has the Packers taking Arizona outside linebacker Brooks Reed at No. 32. Reed wasn’t phenomenal in college, but he’s risen after a good showing at the combine. In his senior season, Reed […]

Chris Cook Adds To Storied Minnesota Vikings Tradition

Chris Cook

The Minnesota Vikings are a bunch of stupid, classless thugs and cornerback Chris Cook, a second-round pick in 2010, is no different. Cook was arrested in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday for pulling a gun during a fight. Brilliant! Cook is the second Minnesota Vikings player to get arrested since the season ended, joining defensive end Everson […]

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).