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Former Packers executive Rob Davis to join Mike McCarthy’s staff

New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy has hired one of his former players who worked with him in Green Bay. Rob Davis spent his final two seasons — 2006-07 — as the Packers’ long snapper. After his 12-year playing career ended, Davis went to work for the Packers as the director of player development in the [more]

Brian Gutekunst says it’s his “understanding” Jimmy Graham wants to play

General Manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday that it’s his “understanding” Jimmy Graham wants to play next season, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. What Guntekunst didn’t say was whether the Packers want the tight end back. Graham is under contract with the Packers in 2020, scheduled to count $11.67 million against the salary cap in the [more]

Panthers hiring assistant coaches Pat Meyer, Jason Simmons

Matt Rhule’s staff is coming together. The new Panthers head coach is expected to hire Pat Meyer as offensive line coach and Jason Simmons as defensive backs coach, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Meyer has spent the past three seasons as the Chargers’ offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He was an offensive assistant [more]

Panthers interested in Jason Simmons

The Panthers may be about to add some actual NFL experience to their coaching staff. A league source tells PFT the Panthers are interested in Packers secondary coach Jason Simmons for a job on Matt Rhule’s new staff. While Rhule’s new group is heavy on college bona fides, Simmons had a 10-year playing career in [more]

Brian Gutekunst “really excited” about Year Two of Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur

Among the topics that came up during Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst’s press conference on Friday was the play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers’ transition to the offense put in place by head coach Matt LaFleur was closely watched all season and Gutekunst said he thought the veteran had a “really, really good year” in [more]

Brian Gutekunst sees more restrictions for Packers in free agency this year

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst was aggressive in free agency last year and made quick moves to add Preston Smith, Za'Darius Smith and Adrian Amos to the team’s defense. Those moves helped the Packers win the NFC North and advance to the NFC Championship Game, but it doesn’t sound like the team will be making [more]

Kyle Shanahan alerted official to pass interference before it happened

The 49ers held a 34-20 lead over the Packers and faced a third-and-three with 5:56 remaining in Sunday’s game. Kyle Shanahan called a play for George Kittle on a short out route. Before the play was run, Shanahan told side judge Eugene Hall that Packers cornerback Will Redmond was going to impede his Pro Bowl [more]

Report: Mike Pettine to remain Packers defensive coordinator

During a Wednesday press conference, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was asked about defensive coordinator Mike Pettine returning for the 2020 season and said that the team was still working through everything about their coaching staff. They’ve reportedly worked through the Pettine portion of the coaching staff questions. Rob Demovsky of reports that Pettine [more]

Matt LaFleur concerned with lack of “fire” from Packers

There were plenty of things Packers rookie coach Matt LaFleur liked about the season as a whole, but he remains disturbed about the way their season ended. Specifically, he doesn’t understand how flat his team was in its final game, as they fell behind 27-0 at halftime to a 49ers team that thrashed them 37-8 [more]

Matt LaFleur saw “glimpses” of really good, really bad things on offense

There were a lot of questions last offseason about how the Packers offense would fared under head coach Matt LaFleur in his first season on the job and it’s a good time to assess how things went now that the Packers’ season is over. The team ranked 15th in points scored, 18th in total yards [more]

Matt LaFleur on Mike Pettine’s return: Still working through everything

The Packers couldn’t stop the 49ers running game in the NFC Championship Game and that could wind up leading to the team making a change at defensive coordinator. During a Wednesday press conference, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur stopped well short of saying that Mike Pettine will be running the team’s defense during the 2020 [more]

Three Packers join the NFC Pro Bowl roster

The Packers had a couple of players pull out of the Pro Bowl in the wake of their NFC title game loss to the 49ers, but they’ll wind up with a net gain because three players have been added to the roster. Wide receiver Davante Adams, defensive tackle Kenny Clark and linebacker Za'Darius Smith will [more]

Lane Johnson added to Pro Bowl

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson was sidelined by an ankle injury in the final weeks of the team’s season, but he’s apparently well enough to get back on the field. The Eagles announced on Tuesday that Johnson has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He takes the place of Packers left tackle David [more]

Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl snubs mean little because players who should have been named to the initial team quite often make it. Case in point: Kirk Cousins, who had the best season of his career, should have been a Pro Bowler from the get-go. He now is. Cousins is one of four more Vikings players who are [more]

Kenny Clark wants extension, hopes holdout isn’t needed to get one

Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark just wrapped up his fourth NFL season and he’s set for a fifth season in Green Bay after the team picked up their option on his contract. Clark would like to set the stage for an even longer stay with the Packers this offseason. Clark discussed his desire for an [more]

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