Posts tagged Green Bay Packers

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.

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.

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? […]

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 […]

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.

Packers Will Trade Or Release Barnett

Nick Barnett

With the re-signing of A.J. Hawk and the declaration that Desmond Bishop is the Green Bay Packers No. 1 inside linebacker, there doesn’t seem to be much room for Nick Barnett in Green Bay.

The idea that Barnett would compete with Hawk to start opposite Bishop was floated by coach Mike McCarthy, but the thought is ludicrous.

Packers Must Know Something Top Secret About Free Agency

Daryn Colledge

The Green Bay Packers are made some strange moves on Wednesday, when they tendered free-agents-to-be guard Daryn Colledge, kicker Mason Crosby and fullback John Kuhn.

Colledge and Crosby received second-round tenders and Kuhn received the lowest tender.

Here’s why all none of this makes any sense.

Aaron Rodgers Douses Mila Kunis Rumors

A couple Green Bay Packers are getting a little good-natured ribbing in on Twitter.

Linebacker Clay Matthews accused quarterback Aaron Rodgers of going Hollywood, after the Rodgers was spotted with Black Swan star Mila Kunis at a party in Hollywood.

A.J. Hawk Will Sign New Deal Today

A.J. Hawk

A day after he was released, linebacker A.J. Hawk and the Green Bay Packers have the parameters of a new contract in place.

Hawk will reportedly sign the deal tonight before 11 p.m. CT, when either free agency or a lockout will begin. The 27-year-old will get a five-year deal.

Financial terms have not yet been released.

Brandon Underwood: No Contest Plea In Prostitution Case

The case involving Green Bay Packers defensive back Brandon Underwood has finally been resolved.

Underwood pleaded no contest to one count of prostitution after being accused of sexual assault by two gold-digging whores, last June. He appeared in Sauk County Circuit Court Wednesday, was found guilty and fined $379.