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Mark Murphy: “We absolutely wanted” player opt-out rights

The opt-out window closed on Thursday. A day earlier, Packers CEO Mark Murphy — a member of the league’s negotiating team that worked out the deal allowing for opt outs — said that the league wanted players to have the right to not play this year. “[O]ur view was, I mean, we absolutely wanted it,” [more]

Lambeau Field will be empty for first two games, Packers will re-evaluate after that

The Packers will play at least their first two home games in an empty stadium. Lambeau Field will not host fans during first two home games this season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Packers announced today. The Packers’ third home game is on November 1 against the Vikings, and the Packers say [more]

Will Antonio Brown get signed during training camp?

It’s been nearly a week since the NFL gave receiver Antonio Brown (partial) clarity regarding his status, with an eight-game suspension to be served in 2020 and, potentially, further punishment of an unresolved civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and rape.. Since then, no team has been linked to him in any serious way. [more]

Davante Adams: Jordan Love will not have affect on Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers expected the Packers to take a receiver in the first round. So, too, did Davante Adams. Instead, the Packers traded up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. “We were all expecting to have a receiver drafted, but that wasn’t the case,” Adams said on a videoconference Tuesday, via Stacey Dales of NFL [more]

Former lineman Tootie Robbins dies, after contracting COVID-19

Former Packers and Cardinals offensive tackle Tootie Robbins has died at the age of 62. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robbins passed after contracting COVID-19. “He contacted COVID and it in return took my uncle’s life,” his niece Lakeisha King wrote in an email. “But he is in heaven with his [more]

Which teams should pursue Antonio Brown?

The NFL finally has given receiver Antonio Brown an answer, sort of, regarding his status. The question now becomes whether a team will sign him. Monday’s PFT Live included a draft of the teams that should consider signing Brown, one of the NFL’s best receivers of the past decade and a guy who has plenty [more]

Aaron Rodgers: I don’t know what future holds, can only control this year

Aaron Rodgers turns 37 in December, and the Packers starting quarterback has first-round draft choice Jordan Love looking over his right shoulder. Opting out never crossed Rodgers’ mind. Rodgers said he spoke to Devin Funchess before training camp about the receiver’s decision to sit out the 2020 season. “I did not consider it,” Rodgers said [more]

Packers cut Jalen Morton, Elijah Wellman

The Packers waived quarterback Jalen Morton and fullback Elijah Wellman, the team announced Monday. The team’s roster now stands at 81 players. The Packers also have Jace Sternberger, Mason Crosby and Treyvon Hester on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Morton signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M. He was the [more]

Matt LaFleur: No guarantees, but I see Aaron Rodgers here for a really long time

In late May, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that the team’s decision to select quarterback Jordan Love in the first round this year came about because Love was the best player on the team’s board and not because they wanted to start the clock on replacing Aaron Rodgers. While that may be the case, [more]

Packers cut Jordan Jones, Cole Madison

The Packers cut fullback Jordan Jones and offensive guard Cole Madison, the team announced Friday. Madison failed a physical and Jones had a non-football injury designation. The Packers drafted Madison in the fifth round in 2018. Madison, 25, did not report in 2018 and remained on the reserve list all year. In 2019, he returned [more]

Packers add Mason Crosby, Jace Sternberger to COVID-19 list

The Packers placed kicker Mason Crosby, tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive lineman Treyvon Hester on the reserve/COVID-19 list. They are among 15 new players around the league added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. The NFL’s new reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined [more]

Devin Funchess on opting out: “Family is first”

Packers receiver Devin Funchess won’t play in 2020. He explained his decision in a Tuesday social-media post. “Family is first,” Funchess said. “Always has been. Always will be. In such unpredictable times, it’s been one of the constants on my mind as I’ve worked through one of the toughest decisions of my life. “My closest [more]

Devin Funchess opts out for 2020

As if there weren’t plenty of reasons for the Packers to draft at least one receiver in 2020, here’s another: Receiver Devin Funchess has opted out, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com. Funchess, a second-round pick of the Panthers in 2015 who played most recently with the Colts, signed with Green Bay in the offseason. [more]

Aaron Rodgers: I was watching the first round thinking which receiver will be there

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he was expecting Green Bay to take a wide receiver — certainly not a quarterback — in the first round of the draft. Rodgers said that as the Packers’ pick was approaching, he was getting excited about the potential for a new target, and he was surprised it didn’t turn [more]

Green Bay braces for up to $160 million in losses this year

The Packers are doing well this year. The city in which they play their games this year won’t be. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, via Sports Business Daily, the city where the Packers play their home games could lose up to $160 million based on the closure of Lambeau Field from the middle of [more]

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