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Packers sign Jon Runyan Jr. to rookie deal

The Packers signed another one of their draft picks, who was part of an effort to add line depth. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers signed sixth-round pick Jon Runyan Jr. to his rookie deal. He’s the son of longtime NFL tackle Jon Runyan, and one of three linemen the Packers picked in [more]

Santana Dotson remembers meeting fellow high school alum George Floyd

Former Packers defensive tackle Santana Dotson went to Houston Yates High School, as did George Floyd. Dotson is four years older than Floyd, so the two met only once. That came in 1993 after Dotson’s rookie season with the Buccaneers and while Floyd was a tight end at Yates. Floyd stood out. Literally. “George’s team [more]

Mark Murphy, Packers each donate $250,000 to social justice groups

Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy released a statement Thursday after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But Murphy put money behind his words. He and his wife, Laurie, are donating $250,000 to Wisconsin social justice groups. The Packers are matching the donation for a total of $500,000. “The Packers community has [more]

Packers issue powerful video calling for change

The Green Bay Packers have created a video calling for change in the wake of recent events. It is powerful. It features the faces and voices of multiple Packers players, both white and black. The speakers include coach Matt LaFleuer and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Antiquated laws and legislation need to be amended or repealed, especially [more]

Aaron Rodgers: It’s never been about the flag

Saints quarterback Drew Brees touched off a lot of reactions on Wednesday when he said he will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag when asked about the possibility of players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games this season. Most of those reactions pointed out that Colin Kaepernick and [more]

Packers hire former corner Demetri Goodson as scout

The Packers have hired one of their own to fill a scouting vacancy. The team announced that former cornerback Demetri Goodson has been promoted to college scout, covering the Midlands region. He was a scouting intern last year. Their 2014 sixth-round pick played in 26 games for them, with three starts, with injuries shortening his [more]

Report: Teams will remain at their facilities for training camp

The NFL is planning for teams to hold training camps on the usual schedule this summer, but it appears there will be changes to operations. One appears to be that teams that usually head away for camp may be staying at home as the league continues to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete [more]

Minnesota-native Billy Turner saddened, but not surprised

Packers guard Billy Turner grew up outside Minneapolis, and he’s been there since January. And while he’s saddened and angry about the killing of George Floyd near his own home, he’s unable to register shock. Turner told Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com he simply can’t ignore the series of events that began long before Floyd’s death [more]

Packers sign sixth-rounder Simon Stepaniak

The Packers are now a third of the way through signing their draft class. The team announced the signing of guard Simon Stepaniak. The sixth-rounder from Indiana (209th overall) joins seventh-rounders Vernon Scott and Jonathan Garvin with contracts among their nine-man class. He was also one of the three offensive linemen the Packers chose in [more]

Packers sign seventh-rounder Vernon Scott

The Packers have signed another draft pick. Seventh-round safety Vernon Scott posted pictures of his four-year contract signing over the weekend. He joins fellow seventh-rounder Jonathan Garvin as the only members of Green Bay’s nine-player class to agree to deals thus far. Scott appeared in 26 games for TCU over the last three seasons. He [more]

Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]

Lane Taylor takes pay cut to stay with Packers

After missing most of the 2019 season with a torn biceps, Packers guard Lane Taylor has agreed to a pay cut in 2020. Taylor will get a $100,000 signing bonus and total pay of $1.5 million, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Taylor had been due a base salary of $3.8 million this season, [more]

Matt LaFleur isn’t going to miss challenging pass interference calls

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur isn’t shedding any tears over the decision to nix reviews of pass interference after just one season. LaFleur wasn’t fond of the exercise last season that saw him questioning at times whether he still knew what pass interference actually was. LaFleur wasn’t the only one with that sentiment [more]

Matt LaFleur: Other players we targeted got drafted, Jordan Love was next on the board

Packers coach Matt LaFleur is pushing back against the idea that Green Bay was looking for a replacement for Aaron Rodgers in the draft. LaFleur said that the Packers just ended up with Love because he was the best player left on their draft board after some other players were selected, and not because they [more]

Matt LaFleur: We need more explosive plays on offense

The Packers’ decision to pass on drafting a wide receiver this year drew a lot of responses and many fell on the negative side given the perceived need to upgrade that position group heading into the 2020 season. After the draft, General Manager Brian Gutekunst said the team addressed other areas because head coach Matt [more]

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