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Belichick looks to tie Halas, Lambeau with six NFL championships

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is already the only head coach in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. But on Sunday he can also tie the record for total NFL championships, a record that hasn’t been equaled since before the Super Bowl was a thing. George Halas won six NFL championships as head coach of [more]

Saints signings of Josh Huff, Jayrone Elliott disapproved by NFL

The NFL nixed the attempted signings of wide receiver Josh Huff and linebacker Jayrone Elliott by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the contracts were denied because the Saints already had a full 90-man roster and the signings would have put the team over the roster limit. The Saints [more]

Brett Favre sued over failed sports social media company

Brett Favre’s post-football career has consisted of plenty of questionable business decisions, including more than a few eyebrow-raising (and nosehair-trimming) TV commercials. One of those business decisions has gotten him sued. According to TheBlast.com (via Deadspin), Favre and the executives at Sqor Sports face a $16 million lawsuit regarding a failed sports social media company. [more]

Darren Perry leaving the Packers

The Packers announced safeties coach Darren Perry will not return as he is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” “I want to thank Darren and his wife Errika for their dedication to the Packers over the last nine years,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in a press release. “We wish Darren and his family all the [more]

Davante Adams, Thomas Davis talk after big hit

Packers receiver Davante Adams told PFT Live recently he hadn’t heard directly from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis after a helmet-to-helmet hit on a blindside block gave Adams a concussion. Adams has now heard directly from Davis, given that they’re teammates on the NFC Pro Bowl squad. “He came and hollered at me the first day,” [more]

Packers have no long-term concerns about Kevin King’s shoulder

Packers cornerback Kevin King is six weeks into his rehab from left shoulder surgery, and the Packers have no concerns about his long-term future. “I wouldn’t think so,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It sounds like everything is going good. You never like to see that [more]

Mike Pettine not interested in another head coaching job

Pat Shurmur got his second head coaching job this month and he’ll get a chance to improve on the 9-23 record he compiled in two years as the Browns head coach. Another former Browns head coach isn’t looking for the same chance at redemption. Mike Pettine, who went 10-22 in his two-year tenure, is the [more]

Joe Philbin on return to Green Bay: “Very, very emotional”

The Packers turned back the clock this month by hiring Joe Philbin for a second stint as their offensive coordinator, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s first question to Philbin wasn’t about football. McCarthy said at a Wednesday press conference that his first question was about whether Philbin was comfortable returning to Wisconsin after his son drowned [more]

Packers finalize coaching staff

The Packers have wrapped up the changes on their coaching staff, and announced Mike McCarthy’s full staff this morning. Most of the moves have already been reported, with Joe Philbin taking over as offensive coordinator and Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. Among the moves that haven’t trickled out previously were Jerry Montgomery being promoted to [more]

Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst sticking with staff on hand for now

The Packers have undergone a fairly seismic shift this offseason, and eventually they’re going to have to backfill their personnel department. But that’s not going to happen until after this year’s draft. New General Manager Brian Gutekunst is overseeing his first big event of the offseason this week at the Senior Bowl, with a staff [more]

Aaron Rodgers lost more than $330,000 in per-game roster bonuses

Already underpaid thanks to spikes in the salary cap and the quarterback market since signing his current contract five years ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was even more underpaid in 2017. As noted by Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers lost $37,500 for each of the nine games he missed due to a broken collarbone suffered [more]

Jamaal Williams working to add explosiveness to his game

Jamaal Williams finished as the Packers’ leading rusher last season with 556 yards. That doesn’t mean Williams was happy with his rookie season. He averaged only 3.6 yards per carry, and, of his 153 carries, only five went for 12 yards or more, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, with a long run of 25 [more]

Packers adding Ryan Downard to defensive staff

Ryan Downard will join the Packers’ coaching staff. Bowling Green announced the move, losing their safeties coach after he spent two seasons at the school. Downard is believed to have accepted a yet unknown position under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Downard worked for Pettine in Cleveland, assisting with the defensive backs in 2015 and [more]

Belichick has praise for Ricky Jean-Francois

It’s been a crazy year for defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. And that crazy year will end with a return to the Super Bowl, five years after making his only other appearance. He heads to the NFL’s championship game with the public approval of the coach who signed him as a free agent after he’d been [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

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