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Packers to hold 16 open training-camp practices

Philadelphia’s decision to open only one training-camp practice to fans is looking more and more ill-advised as other teams announce their own training-camp schedules. The Packers have announced their camp dates, which will include 16 open practices. Two of those sessions will happen in concert with the Texans, who’ll practice with Green Bay in advance [more]

Brett Favre posts about returning to play, quickly deletes

Is it time for another Favre Watch? Probably not, but there were a few minutes when it looked like there was at least a chance that Favre was considering another run in the NFL. A post to Favre’s Instagram page on Tuesday suggested that the former Packer, Jet and Viking was gearing up for a [more]

Looking at the best one-year stints in NFL history

With Kawhi Leonard possibly leaving Toronto after only one season, an idea for a PFT Live draft emerged. What are the best one-year stints in NFL history? Simms won the rigged coin toss (as usual), and he also received unauthorized assistance from Stats. So I won this one by forfeit. Regardless, check out the selections, [more]

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander setting lofty goals for second season

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander intends to make some significant strides in his second season in Green Bay. Alexander believes he can play to a standard deserving of postseason recognition now that he has a year of experience under his belt. “I just want to have a good year, for real. I see myself in the [more]

Packers claim Michael Roberts off waivers

The Lions tried to trade tight end Michael Roberts to the Patriots, but the deal was rescinded last Friday and Roberts was placed on waivers instead. Now Roberts will be headed to one of Detroit’s divisional rivals instead. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Packers have claimed Roberts and added him to [more]

Looking at the best quarterback acquisitions not through the draft

Most great quarterbacks are obtained via the draft. Plenty of greats ones haven’t been. And that became the topic for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft — the best quarterbacks acquired by means other than the draft. Simms and I picked three each, mentioned a couple of others, and then neglected to point out Hall of Famer [more]

Jake Kumerow is earning Aaron Rodgers’ trust

The Packers have a group of receivers behind Davante Adams who are largely unproven. The other receivers on the roster have a combined 101 receptions, while Adams finished last season with 111. Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow and Trevor Davis will compete for playing time and receptions. But Aaron Rodgers has made it clear [more]

Longtime Packers athletic trainer Pepper Burruss retiring

The last couple of years have brought generational change to the Packers organization. It’s continuing now, with longtime head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss retiring — ending an NFL career that began three years before coach Matt LaFleur was born. Burruss has been with the Packers the last 26 years, after spending the first 16 years [more]

Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers know they have to work through “the audible thing”

The first snippet emerged on Friday, and it wasn’t a great look for a franchise quarterback with a propensity for passive-aggressive commentary. The full story has now landed, and it’s clear that both Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers currently don’t see eye-to-eye regarding the issue of audibles, and that they’re not [more]

How much control over the offense should Aaron Rodgers have?

Separate and apart from the question of whether Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers should be talking publicly about his apparent disagreement with the lack of freedom he’ll have at the line of scrimmage in the team’s new offense is the question of whether he should have more freedom at the line of scrimmage. Although I disagree [more]

Aaron Rodgers wants more freedom at the line of scrimmage

The transition in Green Bay is going well. Unless it isn’t. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem to be thrilled with the fact that new coach Matt LaFleur’s system entails little freedom at the line of scrimmage for the guy who gets the snap. “I don’t think you want me to turn off 11 years,” Rodgers [more]

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is glad to be part of “something special” in Chicago

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is back in the NFC North, after the trade that sent him from the Packers to Washington. Now a free-agent arrival with the Bears, Clinton-Dix embraces the opportunity with the defending division champs. “I’m glad to be a part of something special going on in Chicago right now,” Clinton-Dix said at [more]

Randall Cobb has found connection with Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott didn’t need long to hit it off with Amari Cooper. The receiver arrived in Dallas at the trade deadline in October and caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games. Prescott has had more time to get to know free agent signee Randall Cobb, but he hasn’t needed it. [more]

Looking at the most memorable final games at NFL stadiums

On Thursday night, the NBA played its final game ever at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It was a memorable occasion, with the Toronto Raptors winning the league title on the Golden State Warriors’ home court. And so we used that idea for Friday morning’s PFT Live draft. What were the most memorable final games at [more]

Packers release Kapri Bibbs

The Packers wrapped up their offseason program this week and let one member of the roster know that his presence won’t be required at training camp. Running back Kapri Bibbs has been released from the roster. The team did not sign anyone, so they currently have an open spot on the 90-man roster. Bibbs joined [more]

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