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Brian Gutekunst: Drafting a QB always on the table

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst has Aaron Rodgers coming back for another season as the team’s quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he’s paying the position less attention than others as the team prepares for the draft. Gutekunst spoke to reporters in Green Bay on Friday and the prospect of selecting a quarterback at some point [more]

Brian Gutekunst sees Allen Lazard as a “valuable receiver”

The Packers initially considered moving Allen Lazard to tight end. It took only one season for Lazard to prove to the Packers he’s a pretty darn good receiver. Lazard, who entered last season with one career catch for 7 yards, made 35 receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns in 2019. “”I think what he’s [more]

Packers cornerback Davon House retires

Cornerback Davon House hasn’t played for the Packers since early in the 2018 season. But when he decided to retire, he wanted to do it as part of the team where he spent most of his career. The Packers announced that House was retiring as a member of the team. Originally a fourth-round pick in [more]

Mike Zimmer wanted Dom Capers for “some fresh ideas”

The Vikings have been running the same 4-3 defense since Mike Zimmer became the head coach in 2014. In 2020, Zimmer will be expanding his horizons. With 3-4 specialist Dom Capers arriving as a senior defensive assistant, Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday that he’s looking to “get some fresh ideas,” via Chris Tomasson of the [more]

Flexing Monday night games would be good for TV audience, bad for ticket holders

When there’s a bad game on Monday night, fans complain because there’s no other football on. When there’s a bad game on Sunday afternoon, fans can find another one to watch. That’s the fundamental argument for flexible schedules for Monday Night Football, which the NFL is considering on the next round of TV contracts: It [more]

Packers hire Connor Lewis for offensive assistant job

The Packers promoted one of their own, to a new position on the coaching staff. The team announced that Connor Lewis had been named quality control coach. He’s been with the team four years, having previously worked as a football technology analyst, working with offensive coaches. (See, Mike McCarthy was serious about analytics before he [more]

Usain Bolt thinks he has a better chance in the NFL than Tyreek Hill has in the Olympics

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill said before the Super Bowl that he’s seriously considering trying to make the U.S. Olympic team this year. The fastest man of all-time thinks that’s ridiculous. Bolt told NBCSports.com that Hill, who may be the fastest player in the NFL, wouldn’t even be close to competitive with Olympians. Bolt said [more]

Hall of Famer Willie Wood dies at 83

Willie Wood, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who was one of the best players on the Packers team that won the first two Super Bowls, has died at the age of 83. At a time when African-Americans were rarely given the opportunity to play quarterback, Wood played the position at USC and was the [more]

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