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David Bakhtiari enters final year of his contract, not sweating extension

Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari enters the final year of his contract, trying to position himself for a third contract with the team that drafted him in the fourth round. Bakhtiari was one game into the final year of his rookie contract in 2016 when he signed a four-year, $48 million extension. On Tuesday, Bakhtiari [more]

Seahawks hire Alonzo Highsmith full-time as personnel executive

The Seahawks have hired Alonzo Highsmith as a full-time member of their scouting department, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. The team’s website lists his title as personnel executive. The Seahawks brought on Highsmith as a consultant earlier this offseason after the Browns fired him as vice president of player personnel when Cleveland shook up its [more]

David Bakhtiari insists Aaron Rodgers has “still got his wheels”

Packers veterans may or may not have been upset about the team trading up for quarterback Jordan Love. They almost assuredly were surprised. That was Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari‘s reaction. “I mean, I’m indifferent,” Bakhtiari said of the Packers using the 26th overall choice on the Utah State quarterback. “I think my goal throughout [more]

Packers send masks to season-ticket holders, with no promises about games

Over a month ago, Packers president Mark Murphy said the team planned to send protective masks to season-ticket holders. Those are apparently arriving, without any details about when or whether they’ll be able to be worn to games. One Packers season-ticket holder just posted a photo of their masks which came in the mail, along [more]

Billy Turner: “No nervousness” in Packers conversations about racism

The Packers offensive line didn’t discuss blocking assignments or other football matters when they gathered online for last week’s meetings. As with many other meetings around the league, the focus for the Packers linemen was to provide time and space for players to discuss their experiences with racism. Black players like guard Billy Turner, tackle [more]

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]

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