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Aaron Rodgers encouraged Thomas Dimitroff to get Matt Ryan deal done

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ran into Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff at the Minneapolis airport during Super Bowl week. Rodgers had a request of Dimitroff. “He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt [Ryan] first so I can get on with my life,’” [more]

DeShone Kizer learning by watching after last year’s trial by fire

Normally the move from starting quarterback to backup is one that represents a step backward for a player, but that might not be the case for DeShone Kizer. Kizer got thrown into the lineup by the Browns after being drafted in the second round last year and predictably struggled as part of a team that [more]

Packers make Jon-Eric Sullivan, John Wojciechowski co-directors of player personnel

The Packers personnel department saw a series of changes to kick off the offseason after Ted Thompson stepped down as General Manager. Thompson moved to a senior advisor role with Brian Gutekunst getting bumped up from director of player personnel to the G.M. job. Longtime personnel execs Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith moved to new [more]

NFL execs admit pressure from Trump a factor on anthem policy

A day removed from the NFL changing its national anthem policy, it’s hard to escape the feeling that they were simply bullied by the President into doing something, whether it actually made anybody happy or not. At least they admitted it. Via Albert Breer of SI.com, there was a clear sense at this week’s owners [more]

Davante Adams ready to step up on the field and off in Jordy Nelson’s absence

Once the “shock” wore off in a phone call from Jordy Nelson in March, Davante Adams realized what Nelson’s departure meant for him and for the Packers offense. Adams now is the leader among the team’s receiving corps and the undisputed No. 1 wideout. “He’s going to be looked at as more of the go-to [more]

Marcedes Lewis expected to visit Packers this week

The Packers landed a veteran tight end early in free agency when they signed Jimmy Graham and they may be adding another experienced player to the mix before the offseason comes to an end. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the team is expected to meet with former Jaguar Marcedes Lewis this [more]

Packers won’t rein in Aaron Rodgers’ out of pocket plays

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said recently that he’d like to remain with the team into his 40s and his play has offered no suggestions that performance will get in the way of making that happen. Injuries could create an obstacle and last year’s experience with a broken collarbone is a reminder of how plans can [more]

Clay Matthews on outside linebacker depth: It’s not that great

The Packers’ depth at outside linebacker was exposed Tuesday as Clay Matthews and Nick Perry were rested during team drills. Kyler Fackrell, Vince Biegel and Reggie Gilbert have combined for only six sacks in 40 games. “You look at the depth at the outside linebacker position, and it’s not that great,” Matthews said, via Michael [more]

Aaron Rodgers: I don’t know why you’d cut Jordy and bring in Dez

Aaron Rodgers was unhappy when the Packers released Jordy Nelson, and it doesn’t make sense to the quarterback that the team would replace Nelson with another high-priced receiver. The Packers cut Nelson, who was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the cap, to free up $10.2 million in [more]

Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times

Brett Favre was open about his addiction to painkillers during his playing career. But he has just revealed his struggle with addiction hung over his life for longer than he had previously disclosed. Favre told Peter King that his 1996 stint in a rehab facility was one of three times during his NFL career that [more]

Looking at the most unlikely Super Bowl participants of all time

Inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, Monday’s PFT Live included a draft based on what the Knights have accomplished: An unlikely berth in their sport’s championship game. So which were the most unlikely Super Bowl participants in NFL history? Chris Simms and [more]

Packers place Filipo Mokofisi on retired list

The Packers placed defensive tackle Filipo Mokofisi on the reserve/retired list, the team announced Monday. Mokofisi signed with the Packers as a rookie free agent out of the University of Utah on May 4. Mokofisi, 23, started for three seasons at Utah, appearing in 48 games with 35 starts. He also spent some time at [more]

Aaron Rodgers reiterates plan to remain with Packers into his 40s

As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to be locked in a mildly awkward standoff over whether and when his contract will be extended, Rodgers recently made it clear that he intends to stay with the Packers beyond his 40th birthday. “It’s sustained greatness I think is what drives me,” Rodgers said recently at [more]

Aaron Rodgers has some words of wisdom for Deshaun Watson

Based on what he demonstrated as a rookie, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson soon could be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The man generally regarded as the best quarterback in the NFL likes what he has seen. “He did some amazing things,” Aaron Rodgers recently told the Greenville News regarding Watson, via the [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

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