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NFL used Third of July afternoon to dump a lot of suspension news

The Friday afternoon news dump is one of the oldest pages in the politics and public relations playbook: There’s a long-held belief that on weekends, people don’t consume much news, so if you want to put bad news out, you put it out on Friday afternoon, when few people are paying attention. But even better [more]

Aaron Jones takes responsibility, regrets mistake, accepts suspension

The NFL announced a two-game suspension for Aaron Jones for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The Packers running back said on Twitter he takes responsibility, regrets his mistake and accepts the suspension. “The NFL announced my suspension today,” Jones wrote. “I accept it, take responsibility for it, and regret the mistake that I [more]

NFL suspends Packers’ Aaron Jones two games

Packers running back Aaron Jones had a promising rookie season last year, but this year is not off to a good start. Jones has been suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced today. The 23-year-old Jones had 81 carries for 448 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was [more]

Aaron Jones says he’s bigger and stronger entering second Packers season

Running back Aaron Jones made headlines this offseason when he helped a grandmother in a wheelchair make her way through the airport in Appleton, but he’s done more than play good samaritan since the end of his rookie year. Jones has also focused on building up his body after dealing with knee injuries that dimmed [more]

Mark Murphy: Packers hope to extend Aaron Rodgers’ contract “soon”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to be woefully underpaid. And the Packers continue to be seemingly on the verge of fixing that. “We hope to soon have a contract extension,” Packers president Mark Murphy recently said regarding Rodgers, via Rodgers surely hopes to have one, too. At $22 million per year, he has been leapfrogged [more]

Mark Murphy: Changes to Packers structure have “worked well so far”

The Packers made significant changes to their front office and coaching staff this offseason as Ted Thompson stepped down as General Manager and new coordinators were hired on both sides of the ball. Brian Gutekunst was promoted to take over for Thompson while others in the personnel department left for jobs outside the organization. Team [more]

Kyle Murphy eager for second chance to play after last season’s foot injury

Kyle Murphy‘s promising season lasted only three games. The offensive tackle, who played only eight offensive snaps in 2016 after the Packers made him a sixth-round pick, got a chance in 2017 because of injuries to David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. Murphy got two starts at left tackle and one start at right tackle before [more]

Randall Cobb knows change is inevitable

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has made it to the final year of his contract. But he plays for the Packers, so he knows nothing is guaranteed. Via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, Cobb alluded to the release of receiver Jordy Nelson earlier this offseason and the 2016 cut of guard Josh Sitton just before [more]

Seven players get 99 ratings in Madden 19

The Madden 19 quarterback ratings that recently emerged were either subsequently revised or incorrect. The video game franchise officially has unveiled its players with overall ratings of 99, and the list includes not one but two quarterbacks: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The previously-leaked ratings had only Rodgers at 99, and Brady at 97. The [more]

Tony Romo: Packers more improved than any other team this offseason

Tony Romo will be calling Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta for CBS at the end of the 2018 regular season and it sounds like he has an idea about an NFC team that could be there for the game. Romo was in his home state of Wisconsin for his annual football camp last week and [more]

Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady have best MVP odds

Aaron Rodgers has two NFL MVP awards. Tom Brady has three. Not surprisingly, the two are betting favorites for the official Associated Press MVP award for 2018, per Bovada. Rodgers has 13-2 odds, while Brady, who repeated as the top-ranked player in the NFL Network’s Top 100, currently is at 7-1. The top 17 players [more]

Alliance of American Football filling in coordinator jobs

The Alliance of American Football continues to fill in coaching staffs with NFL credentials, in advance of the developmental league’s debut next February. According to Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio, four more coaches with NFL experience are joining the league, mostly in coordinator roles. That list includes Darren Perry and Steve Logan (in Birmingham [more]

Tom Brady repeats as No. 1 player in NFL Network’s Top 100

The NFL Network built up the final 10 spots of its top 100 with a two-hour show that lacked any drama. That’s because the top choice was predictable . . . and the same as last year. Tom Brady, of course, repeated at No. 1 in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2018 after [more]

Ty Montgomery on “effective” Packers RBs: We each bring something different

Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it clear at the end of the offseason program that there isn’t going to be one tailback carrying a heavy load on offense this season. McCarthy said “we’re going to go running back by committee” with Aaron Jones, Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams rotating through the backfield. How the workload will [more]

Randall Cobb in a walking boot after ankle injury

The last time Packers veterans were on the field, Randall Cobb was out there participating. The next time they go to work, Cobb may not be among them. According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers wide receiver is recovering from an ankle injury, which may keep him off the field for the [more]

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