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Packers shareholders will have annual meeting on July 26

For most teams with a high-profile boycott, the next relevant development after the player skips mandatory minicamp becomes training camp. For the Packers, there’s another significant date on the calendar before the players report. On July 26 at 11:00 a.m. CT, the Green Bay Packers shareholders will meet at Lambeau Field. The status of quarterback [more]

The awkward dance continues between the Packers, Aaron Rodgers

It’s still unclear what Aaron Rodgers wants. It’s becoming increasingly unclear what Packers CEO Mark Murphy is trying to accomplish. Whatever is going on, this timeless quote from Jim Halpert keeps coming to mind: “Michael and Jan seem to be playing their own separate game, and it’s called ‘Let’s See How Uncomfortable We Can Make [more]

Devin Funchess has plenty of confidence, despite not playing in two years

Packers receiver Devin Funchess is back, and he’s ready to go. Funchess hasn’t played since breaking a collarbone in the first game of the 2019 season. When he lines up to start the 2021 season, it’ll be the first time he has played in two years. Regardless, he’s not lacking in confidence. “I’ll never doubt [more]

Mark Murphy on Aaron Rodgers: As Ted Thompson used to say, he’s a complicated fella

Packers CEO Mark Murphy has once again weighed in on the Aaron Rodgers situation, invoking the late Packers General Manager Ted Thompson as describing Rodgers as “a complicated fella.” Speaking at an event at Lambeau Field, Murphy made a halting remark indicating that Thompson, who drafted Rodgers, considered Rodgers to be “complicated.” “I’m often reminded [more]

Za’Darius Smith: Rashan Gary’s going to be dominant this year

June in the NFL is a time for great optimism about the season ahead and there’s plenty of it in Green Bay when it comes to edge rusher Rashan Gary. The 2019 first-round pick saw a big jump in playing time in his second season and posted five sacks in the regular season. He got [more]

Matt LaFleur: We installed our offense and threw everything at Jordan Love

With Aaron Rodgers holding out, Jordan Love was the No. 1 quarterback at the Packers’ minicamp this week, and coach Matt LaFleur says Love wasn’t being coddled. LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett didn’t dumb anything down when replacing a first-ballot Hall of Famer with a second-year player who has never appeared in a game. [more]

Which team in the NFC will be the biggest threat to the Buccaneers?

The trade that sent receiver Julio Jones from Atlanta to Tennessee makes the Titans better. It also makes the top of the AFC more competitive. In turn, the Buccaneers won’t have to deal with Jones twice this year as a member of the Falcons. It underscores the reality that the AFC — with the Chiefs, [more]

Jace Sternberger on suspension: I made a horrible decision and accept consequences

The NFL suspended Packers tight end Jace Sternberger for the first two games of the 2021 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Sternberger released a statement taking responsibility for a “horrible decision” in consuming alcohol while taking antidepressants. “In February 2020, I made a horrible decision,” Sternberger wrote on Twitter. “While on antidepressants, [more]

Packers cut Anthony Rush to make room for Jake Dolegala

The Packers wanted another quarterback on their roster, which meant somebody had to go to make room for the signing of Jake Dolegala. The Packers waived nose tackle Anthony Rush on Thursday, the team announced. Rush played one game for the Packers last season. He also has spent time with the Eagles, Seahawks and Bears, [more]

NFL suspends Jace Sternberger two games for violating substance abuse policy

The NFL has suspended Packers tight end Jace Sternberger without pay for the first two games of the 2021 regular season, the team announced Thursday. Sternberger violated the league’s substance abuse policy. Sternberger is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. After missing regular-season games at New Orleans and against Detroit, [more]

Jake Dolegala is signing with the Packers

Quarterback Jake Dolegala spent the week taking part in Packers minicamp on a tryout basis and the team liked what they saw from him. Dolegala’s agent said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that his client is signing a contract with the Packers. The move will leave the Packers with five quarterbacks on their roster. [more]

Packers staff nearly all vaccinated, but players “not quite there yet”

The NFL has relaxed its COVID-19 protocols for players who are vaccinated and for teams with 85 percent of all players vaccinated. Tier 1 and 2 staff members, including coaches, essentially were given no choice but to get vaccinated. Some players continue to resist getting the shot, though. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said the [more]

Packers need to do whatever they can to support Jordan Love

He struggled on Tuesday. He thrived on Wednesday. The Packers need to be sure that the latter happens more often. Jordan Love, an innocent bystander in a toxic situation that has taken on Shakespearean qualities, surely would have never chosen the situation into which he involuntarily was thrusted last year, when the Packers made Love [more]

If the Aaron Rodgers situation is “fixable,” why hasn’t it been fixed?

Former Aaron Rodgers teammates, led by James Jones, continue to say that the situation between Rodgers and the Packers is “fixable.” Fine. So why hasn’t it been fixed? It would be foolish not to account for the possibility that Rodgers is leading people like Jones to believe that it’s fixable, so that they’ll publicly say [more]

Jordan Love “a hundred percent” ready to start if Aaron Rodgers stays away

Jordan Love looked better in Wednesday’s organized team activity than he did Tuesday. That’s great news for the Packers since the second-year quarterback might start Week 1. Aaron Rodgers continues to stay away from the team facility, leaving Love as QB1 for now. If Rodgers remains a holdout, Love is confident he’s prepared to start [more]

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