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Rashan Gary: Second contract “a dream,” but can’t look too far ahead

Edge rusher Rashan Gary has steadily increased his playing time and production over three seasons in the NFL and that made a decision on exercising his fifth-year option an easy one for the Packers this offseason.The Packers picked up the option, which guarantees Gary’s $10.892 million salary for the 2023 season. A longer extension could [more]

Jaire Alexander: I’m going to make it hard for young WRs in practice, it will pay off on Sundays

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander landed a big contract extension this offseason because of how well he’s played during his first four NFL seasons.One of the reasons for his quick progression to the top of the ranks of the league’s cornerbacks was how much he was pushed during practices. Alexander would line up opposite Davante Adams [more]

Packers announce 12 open practice dates at training camp

The Packers announced the dates of 12 practices open to the public for training camp, including two joint practices with the Saints.This summer marks Green Bay’s 77th training camp, a tradition started by Curly Lambeau. Practices are scheduled at Ray Nitschke Field aside from the Aug. 5 Family Night, which will take place at 7:30 [more]

Marcedes Lewis wants to break the NFL record for most seasons played by a tight end

Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis is heading into his 17th NFL season, and that has him setting his sights on his own place in NFL history.Only two tight ends have played 17 seasons, Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten. No tight end has ever played 18 seasons, and that’s something Lewis wants to do.“This year, I’ll [more]

Packers cut Kurt Benkert

The Packers are making a change to their quarterback room as they head into the pre-training camp break.The team announced that they cut Kurt Benkert from their 90-man roster on Friday. Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, and Danny Etling remain on the roster in Green Bay.Benkert signed with the Packers last spring and spent most of [more]

Cardinals sign Josh Jackson, Ben Niemann

The Cardinals signed cornerback Josh Jackson and linebacker Ben Niemann, the team announced Thursday.Arizona cut safety Javon Hagan in a corresponding move.Jackson and Niemann participated in the Cardinals’ minicamp this week on a tryout basis.Jackson is a four-year NFL veteran who spent his first three seasons with Green Bay before playing with Kansas City last [more]

Packers accelerate payment schedule of Aaron Rodgers’s $40.8 million roster bonus

After Aaron Rodgers decided earlier this year to stay with the Packers, the Packers gave him a new contract. Under the terms of that contract, Rodgers has yet to receive any payment.The deal includes a 2022 roster bonus of $40.8 million. Via Field Yates of ESPN.com, the payment previously was due to be made on [more]

“Time will tell” if David Bakhtiari is ready to go at Packers training camp

Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari only played one game during the 2021 season as a result of complications involved with his recovery from a torn ACL suffered at the end of the previous season and continued concerns about his health have led the team to keep him off the field during the offseason program.It’s also [more]

Will the Bengals make a play for OBJ?

Last year, as the midseason free agency of receiver Odell Beckham Jr. lingered, we made a bold (at the time) proclamation on PFT Live. The longer this lasts, we said, the more likely the Rams will jump in.Jump in they did, with both feet. And now that Beckham continues to be available, three months to [more]

Packers receiver Allen Lazard signs RFA tender, putting him under contract for 2022

The Green Bay receiving corps is undergoing plenty of change. One thing will remain the same.Receiver Allen Lazard is back under contract. Per a league source, Lazard has signed his one-year tender offer with the team.He’ll make $3.986 million for 2022. By waiting until today to sign, he avoided the offseason program and last week’s [more]

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