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Aaron Rodgers buys stake in Milwaukee Bucks

When the inevitable comparisons happen in July between no-name NBA players who make millions more as free agents than star players in the NFL, one star player in the NFL will have a unique perspective on the issue. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become one of the owners of one of the teams that will [more]

Ahman Green avoids jail time in plea agreement

Former NFL running back Ahman Green avoided jail time with a plea agreement that dismissed a felony child-abuse charge, the Associated Press reports. Green, 41, pleaded no contest to criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. He received 18 months probation, per the AP. The Brown County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Office arrested Green last June after [more]

Ten teams get five prime-time games, including the 49ers

NFL schedule-makers apparently were impressed with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers, who won their final five games of last season, will play five times in prime time. The 49ers join the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, Saints, Eagles, Steelers and Seahawks with five prime-time games, according to NFL Research. San Francisco travels to the Packers for [more]

Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit

This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first installment of this year’s season of SNF. The Cowboys and Giants will instead play in Week Two, and the Cowboys circle [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix finds new Packers defense “likable and learnable”

The Packers made a big change on defense this year when they parted ways with defensive coordinator Dom Capers in favor of former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and the team’s players are getting their first taste of life under Pettine with the offseason program getting underway this week. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likes what [more]

Jimmy Graham: Packers hunger was defining factor for me

Tight end Jimmy Graham started work with his new team this week and he took some time on Tuesday to explain what led him to sign with the Packers in the first place. Graham said he’s been “pretty good friends” with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers since spending time with him at a Pro Bowl several [more]

Packers get nine exclusive rights free agents under contract

The Packers could have a competition for the starting job at right guard this offseason and two of the players who would likely be taking part have officially signed contracts with the team. Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick were both tendered as exclusive rights free agents and Tuesday’s transaction report from the NFL brought word [more]

Aaron Rodgers declares it to be #fakenewstuesday

The President isn’t the only one who’ll use Twitter to push back against news reports with which he disagrees. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers employed the social-media platform on Tuesday to do the same. Retweeting a link from the team’s official website that contained a thoroughly boring and perfunctory title, Rodgers said this: “I feel like [more]

Should quarterbacks have input in personnel matters?

The report that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers feels frustration over not being involved in personnel decisions that affect him creates the impression that other quarterbacks get that kind of consideration. Few, if any, ever do. So here’s the question: Should they? Quarterbacks are expected to serve as an extension of the coaching staff, setting the [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Just have to trust the process

A report on Tuesday indicated that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is frustrated by some of what’s gone on in Green Bay this offseason because the team has not gauged his feelings about moves including the release of wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Rodgers’ feelings became a topic for his first media session of the offseason program [more]

What’s the best fit for Dez Bryant?

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to play for the Giants or, presumably, either of his former team’s two other rivals in the NFC East. But none of these teams may be the best fit. So which teams would be the best fit? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I [more]

Brett Favre failed Monday Night Football audition

ESPN wants to bring some sizzle back in Monday Night Football. With future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning not interested, how about another gold jacket-wearing quarterback with the kind of homespun charm that could bring a “turn out the lights” vibe back to the booth? Yes, Brett Favre scored an audition for the role of lead [more]

Report: Aaron Rodgers frustrated with being frozen out of personnel decisions

When Gantt interpreted the tea leaves last week to suggest that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes the team has thrown a little fermunda cheese in his coffee, some thought we were gratuitously exaggerating the situation. It’s becoming clear that we weren’t. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Rodgers has grown “frustrated” and “emotional” with [more]

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