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Packers hire Kevin Koger, Jason Vrable

The Packers named Kevin Koger offensive quality control coach and Jason Vrable offensive assistant, the team announced Friday. Koger joins the Packers after six seasons at the collegiate level. He coached receivers at Eastern Kentucky the past three seasons, adding special teams coordinator to his duties in 2018. A former co-captain and All-Big Ten honorable [more]

What are the best fits for Antonio Brown?

Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. Where he’ll end up remains to be seen. Until there’s a resolution, let’s have some speculation. In the form of a PFT Live draft. Big Cat visited the program on Thursday, and we picked three teams each that would be the best fits for Brown in 2019. The full [more]

Muhammad Wilkerson would like to return to Green Bay

Veteran defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson signed a one-year deal with the Packers last offseason to rebuild his value. Now, after having his ankle rebuilt, he’s hoping to do it again. Wilkerson told Michael Cohen of The Athletic that he’s hoping to return to Green Bay for another year after his first season there lasted three games. [more]

2018 fifth-round pick Cole Madison may not return to Packers

The Packers drafted guard Cole Madison in the fifth round of last year’s draft, but he stepped away from the team before training camp to deal with what was described as a personal matter and did not return before the year was over. It’s unclear if Madison will return in 2019. Michael Cohen of The [more]

Julius Peppers called Aaron Rodgers an all-time great teammate

Some former teammates of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have had some tough things to say about him, but one of the greatest players who ever shared a locker room with Rodgers is a big fan. Julius Peppers, the future Hall of Fame defensive end who announced his retirement last week, mentioned only five former teammates [more]

Aaron Rodgers would like to play a game in London

The Packers are the only NFL team that has not played or is not scheduled to play a game in London and one prominent player on the team would like that to change. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an interview with NFL UK that he has made his feelings known about wanting to play a [more]

Packers hire Luke Butkus as assistant offensive line coach

The last name Butkus is usually associated with the Bears and the defensive side of the ball, but a member of the family will be on the offensive side of a different NFC North coaching staff in 2019. Green Bay announced that Luke Butkus will be the team’s assistant offensive line coach. He is the [more]

Former Packers question the coachability of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to like this. The Packers quarterback, who has a reputation for being so sensitive that he’s sensitive about being regarded as sensitive, has drawn on-the-record criticism from multiple former teammates, in the aftermath of the team’s decision to replace coach Mike McCarthy with Matt LaFleur. Rob Reischel of Forbes.com has collected [more]

Bill Belichick: “Flattering” to join Halas and Lambeau

No coach has won at the rate of Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl era. And even when you consider the years before the championship games were named and numbered, the Patriots boss has pulled even with two of the greats — the kind of coaches who have buildings named after them. With six titles, [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Change can be tough, usually works out for best

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be playing for a new head coach for the first time since Mike McCarthy replaced Mike Sherman in Green Bay before the 2006 season. The Packers hired Matt LaFleur last month and the hope is that the former Titans offensive coordinator can spark the offense after a disappointing 2018 season. Rodgers [more]

Final 2019 NFL Draft order is settled

OK, football season’s over, what do we do next? Oh yeah, football season. With the Patriots winning Super Bowl LIII last night, they locked up the 32nd and final spot in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Rams will own the 31st overall pick. It’s that time of year (the Scouting Combine is later this month). [more]

Report: Packers-Bears the “likely” season opener

As the confetti falls at the conclusion of every Super Bowl, one of the assembled PFT writers posts an item on the potential candidates to face the NFL champion for the opening Thursday of the season. This year, that post ultimately may be moot. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the the first [more]

Packers make it official with Shawn Mennenga, announce three other coaches

The Packers announced four members of head coach Matt LaFleur’s coaching staff on Thursday and they announced four more on Friday. The lead name on the list was special teams coach Shawn Mennenga, whose hiring had been reported on Thursday. Mennenga will be assisted by Maurice Drayton, who will remain in Green Bay after being [more]

Julius Peppers announces his retirement

Julius Peppers is leaving the NFL the way he came into it — quietly. But the legacy he leaves will speak volumes, until his eventual induction into the Hall of Fame. The former Panthers defensive end announced his retirement this morning in The Players Tribune, a month after finishing his 17th season. “Anybody who knows [more]

Packers promote Jason Simmons, Ryan Downard, retain Jerry Montgomery, Ben Sirmans on coaching staff

The Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday they have retained four coaches from Mike McCarthy’s staff with two of the coaches being promoted to bigger roles. Jason Simmons was promoted from secondary coach to defensive backs coach while Ryan Downard was promoted from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive backs coach. Additionally, defensive line [more]

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