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    Getty Dexter Williams #22 of the Green Bay Packers runs for a first down during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Green Bay Packers are bringing back one of their own former sixth-round draft picks for a chance to contend for their 2022 active roster. According to NFL senior insider Matt Lombardo of Heavy Sports, the Packers are re-signing fourth-year running back Dexter Williams to their 90-man roster, adding another back to their rushing room to avoid being shorthanded for this Friday’s preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers. He had worked out for the team on Tuesday, August 9. Williams — a 2019 sixth-round pick for the Packers– spent his first two seasons on Green Bay’s active roster but was only asked to carry the ball seven times over his seven career games, slotting in behind the likes of Jamaal Williams, Tyler Ervin and AJ Dillon. He was released during the team’s final roster cuts for the 2021 season in favor of...
    Getty Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns runs a drill during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 30, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) The Cleveland Browns may soon need another quarterback to buttress the position against the loss of Deshaun Watson for up to an entire season. The Green Bay Packers happen to hold the contract of a first-round draft choice who can’t get off the bench because of who he’s playing behind. The result could be a trade match made in heaven. Packers’ backup quarterback Jordan Love is entering his third year in the NFL behind the winner of the league’s last two MVP Awards — Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay just signed Rodgers to a three-year extension that represents the richest annual average salary in league history. Love’s is an unenviable position to be sure. Presumably, he still retains both the aspirations and the talent to be one of 32 starters in the league. The Browns, on the other hand, will presumably have a job opening that can present...
    Getty Dexter Williams #22 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 29, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Running back Dexter Williams will workout for the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, August 9, league sources told Heavy. Williams, 25, was originally chosen by the Packers in the sixth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, where he spent the first two seasons of his career. The Notre Dame alum appeared in seven games for the Packers those two years, rushing for 19 yards on seven carries. Williams is certainly a familiar face to the Packers, as general manager Brian Gutekunst drafted him, and head coach Matt LaFleur was in his first season as head coach when Williams arrived. During his first stint in Green Bay, he was plenty serviceable as part of the Packers’ rotation. Williams spent this past spring with the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars, where he rushed eight times for 29 yards, while adding four receptions for 73 yards. Prior...
    Cole Schneider felt relieved when his phone rang. Following the conclusion of the NFL Draft in April, the former UCF offensive lineman signed as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers. “I was with my family back home so I was surrounded by people who love me,” Schneider told the Orlando Sentinel. “It was great seeing the fruits of my labor culminating together. “To see my parents’ faces when I told them I got the call was amazing.” Fast forward to this week, Schneider is packing his bags to report with the rest of Green Bay’s rookie class for training camp that kicks off Friday in Wisconsin. Schneider said he’s more excited than nervous about entering his first NFL training camp. He knows making the 53-man roster won’t be easy. “I’m going with no expectations,” he said. “I’ll have a chip on my shoulder when I walk into the building and just work for whatever I can every single day.” To prepare for camp, Schneider has been working out at a familiar spot: the UCF football facilities. He’s...
    Getty Darrius Shepherd #10 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Allen Lazard #13 after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. A former Green Bay Packers wide receiver and return man may soon have a new NFL home with a contender in the AFC North Division. The Cleveland Browns took a look at a couple of quarterbacks on Thursday, and they didn’t stop there. Along with the now-signed Josh Rosen and the yet unemployed A.J. McCarron, the Browns held a workout for two wide receivers — one of whom was Darrius Shepherd, formerly of the Packers. Shepherd signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2019 after playing his collegiate football with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance at North Dakota State University. Shepherd spent two years in green and gold, suiting up for 14 games during that span. He caught only six passes for 47 yards, per Pro Football Reference, making a stronger impact on...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are confident in the wide receivers they have currently rostered, but the team’s faith in the position is rooted more in optimism than in proven NFL performance. The Packers appear to have a fabulous defense, not to mention the reigning back-to-back MVP under center in Aaron Rodgers. The two-headed backfield monster of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon is arguably the best in the league, challenged perhaps only by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns. Green Bay has broken the bank to put together another championship roster in 2022, yet to this point in the offseason has refused to spend much of anything trying to add to its corps of pass catchers. General manager Brian Gutekunst did spend significant draft capital on wideouts, selecting Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure in 2022. But...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field on November 28, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers have one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history under contract for the next three seasons, but once you get past Aaron Rodgers on the depth chart, questions abound. The Pack traded up to select Jordan Love with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the idea of installing him as Rodgers’ heir apparent. Rodgers responded by getting angry, pushing for a trade, winning consecutive NFL MVP Awards (the third and fourth of his career) then maneuvering into a new extension for over $150 million that makes the highest paid player annually in league history. To say that Love has missed the boat in Green Bay is a vast, vast understatement. But that isn’t necessarily his fault. Love has had limited opportunities to prove his worth under center for the Packers, and it...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers smiles during warms up prior to the start of the game aganist the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Green Bay Packers were already favorites to win the NFC North Division in 2022 and as of Thursday, they are also the favorites to a legendary wide receiver who can help them do it. A handful of NFL franchises are in the mix for free agent pass catcher Julio Jones, though none have as strong of odds of bringing him into the fold as do the Packers — at least not according to Bookies.com. The sports gambling website on June 30 listed Green Bay as +325 to sign Jones this offseason, which represents an implied probability of 23.5 percent that the wide receiver will wear a green and gold uniform in 2022. Right behind the Packers in the Jones sweepstakes were the Indianapolis Colts at +350. The Colts recently acquired quarterback Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons, who helped Jones compile a Hall...
    Getty Ex-Falcons backup QB Kurt Benkert. Former Atlanta Falcons’ backup QB, Kurt Benkert, is back on the market after getting cut by the Green Bay Packers. Benkert, who is no stranger to this business, took the news well. “Life man. I appreciate everything that came with being a Packer. Equally as excited to see what’s next, can’t wait to get to work,” Benkert wrote on Twitter shortly after NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero broke the news on Friday, June 17. Life man ????????. I appreciate everything that came with being a Packer. Equally as excited to see what’s next, can’t wait to get to work. https://t.co/cGxZhSo1Yg — Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) June 17, 2022 Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $250 on the NBA Finals or Any Other Event ALL the latest Falcons news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Falcons newsletter here! Join Heavy on Falcons!Benkert Overall Happy With How Green Bay Handled ThingsWhile Benkert was surprised about his release, he was overall happy with how general manager Brian Gutekunst handled it. He took to Twitch...
    Getty Defensive tackle Mike Pennel #64 of the Green Bay Packers cheers on the team before a game against the Oakland Raiders on December 20, 2015 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Packers won 30-20. Another former Green Bay Packers player will be crossing the rivalry lines and joining the Chicago Bears for the 2022 season. Bears general manager Ryan Poles announced on Monday, June 13, that the team had signed former Packers nose tackle Mike Pennel to a free-agent contract, bringing the 31-year-old back to the NFC North after he spent his first three seasons in Green Bay. The Bears have now signed a number of former Packers players to their 90-man roster, including guys from Green Bay’s 2021 roster such as offensive guard/center Lucas Patrick and wide receivers Equanimeous St. Brown and David Moore. Chicago also hired away former Packers quarterbacks coach Luke Getsy as their new offensive coordinator, The latest Packers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Packers newsletter here! Join Heavy on Packers! Suspensions Ended Pennel’s Stint With Packers Read...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers walks onto the field during pre-game warm-ups prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers hold the rights to a valuable asset who isn’t likely to see the field anytime soon barring injury, meaning his greatest potential value lies in trade rather than play. It has been five years since 38-year-old quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed a game due to injury and three years since he failed to win the honor of NFL MVP. It was just two years ago that the Packers traded up to draft Rodgers’ supposed replacement in Jordan Love, who has had few chances to prove himself during the regular season, none of which he has capitalized on. Green Bay didn’t bite on any trade offers for Love during this year’s NFL Draft, which Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported in May that they received. But Rapoport added that the team is willing to move Love...
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Veryl Switzer, the trailblazing former Green Bay Packers halfback who traded a career in the NFL for service as a lieutenant in the Air Force, died Saturday. He was 89. Before his professional career, Switzer starred on the gridiron and in track and field at Kansas State before returning as an administrator. Citing his family, the school announced his death in a statement Sunday. Additional details weren’t provided. “Veryl was one of the most influential and impactful K-Staters in our lifetime and helped pave the way for so many others to follow in his footsteps,” Wildcats athletic director Gene Taylor said of the first Black scholarship player to graduate from the land-grant institution. “He will be forever remember as a true trailblazer.” Switzer was an All-American for the Wildcats for three straight seasons, leading the team in rushing in 1952 and 1953, and was selected fourth overall by the Packers in the 1954 draft. Switzer led the NFL in punt return average during his rookie season, then stepped away from the NFL after 24 games for...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on in the second half against the New York Jets during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 21, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Asignificant portion of faithful cheeseheads everyone do not believe the Green Bay Packers will pursue another wide receiver in free agency — and at the asking price connected to some of the biggest names left available, a strong argument can be made the that the juice wouldn’t be worth the squeeze. But Vegas disagrees with those fans, at least on the notion that the team is done adding playmakers in the passing game. The Packers invested significantly in the wideout position during the 2022 NFL draft, selecting pass catchers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in the second and fourth rounds, respectively. The Packers even packaged two late second-rounders to move up to No. 34 and ensure they would land Watson. But questions remain as to whether those two rookies — teamed up with veterans Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard — will...
    Getty Kingsley Keke #96 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a sack against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A former defensive starter for the Green Bay Packers will line up for a conference rival beginning next season. Kingsley Keke signed a deal to join the Arizona Cardinals of the NFC West Division late last week, per a report from Jason Hirschhorn of SB Nation. The Cardinals have signed former Packers defensive lineman Kingsley Keke. — Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) May 13, 2022 “The Cardinals have signed former Packers defensive lineman Kingsley Keke,” Hirschhorn tweeted on Friday, May 13. ALL the latest Packers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Packers newsletter here!DE Keke’s Role Likely to Decrease as Member of Arizona Cardinals GettyDefensive end Kingsley Keke, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, stretches prior to a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Keke was afforded a prominent role in the...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers participates in warmups prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 24-22. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers‘ options to add a veteran wide receiver to their roster are thinning, though a few affordable players with strong track records of success remain available. Former Cleveland Browns pass catcher Jarvis Landry came off the free agent board Friday, May 13, when he inked a one-year deal to join the New Orleans Saints. Landry was among several free agent wideouts the Packers were thought to be considering as potential additions to a position group devoid of any true top-end talent. Also among those wide receivers named by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport as candidates to join Green Bay are Julio Jones, most recently of the Tennessee Titans, and Odell Beckham Jr., who just won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Rapoport laid out the specifics of the...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers watches during pre-game warm-ups prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are not in the midst of trading backup quarterback Jordan Love, but team brass isn’t slamming the door shut on the possibility either. The Packers have four-time MVP signal caller Aaron Rodgers under contract for the next several years and Love has legitimate value, both as a backup in Green Bay but also to more than half of the league that is either searching for a real answer at quarterback or hoping to replace the human equivalent of a bandaid under center. Having pushed all of their proverbial chips into the pot on a three-year Super Bowl window with Rodgers at the helm, the Packers must at least examine the cost/benefit analysis of moving an asset in Love who is likely to remain largely idle for as long as he stays in...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers currently have 12 wide receivers on their roster. One NFL insider believes that at some point this offseason, that number will increase by at least one former Pro Bowler. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network appeared on the Tuesday, May 10 edition of the Pat McAfee Show, during which he was asked about former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry. That conversation snowballed into a discussion about whether or not the Packers will be involved in free agency to the point of actually adding one of the prominent pass catchers left on the market. Not only did Rapoport say he expected Green Bay to be in the game for Landry, he mentioned a couple other familiar names, as well. "This is a great WR market for the Packers & I think they're gonna be involved for Jarvis...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers talks to Aaron Rodgers #12 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Green Bay Packers have some questions at tight end and a long-time rival is on the short list of possible answers. Robert Tonyan is currently atop Green Bay’s depth chart at the position but tore his ACL in a Week 8 win over the Arizona Cardinals. His production to that point had been mediocre at best following a career year in 2020, when he amassed nearly 600 receiving yards on 52 catches and scored 11 touchdowns. Tonyan exited the 2021 season just shy of its halfway point with a total of only 18 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns, per Pro Football Reference. The Packers re-signed Tonyan to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million this offseason, per Spotrac. But with questions surrounding Tonyan’s health and only one truly productive year in four NFL seasons, not to mention a cavalcade...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers may start against Detroit on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers have loaded up on wide receivers, but the team has yet to make the splash for a No. 1 pass catcher many fans have expected since trading away Davante Adams. After selecting wide receiver Christian Watson of North Dakota State in the second round (No. 34 overall) and wideout Romeo Doubs of Nevada in the fourth round (No. 132 overall), Green Bay’s wide receiver room is stacked 10 players deep. That begs the question whether the Packers intend to sign or trade for any big names at the position moving forward. The answer could reside in the fact that not only is there no obvious first option among the WR position group for MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, there may not even be a true No. 2 amid his array of targets heading into next season, unless one of the rookies can step up and fill that role. Erin Walsh of Bleacher Report suggested that because of the Packers’ situation at wide receiver, Green Bay remains...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers talks with quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The Green Bay Packers have about a dozen different options at their disposal to land a quality wide receiver, including a trade for a young talent who isn’t working out with an NFC rival. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported on Friday, April 22, that the New York Giants are looking to trade wide receiver Kadarius Toney after just one year with the team. New York selected the wideout with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. ????BREAKING: Giants are looking to trade WR Kadarius Toney, making calls on what they can get for their 2021 1st round pick https://t.co/dr3EjB0iDe https://t.co/S8yiQQZYCR — Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) April 22, 2022 “BREAKING: Giants are looking to trade WR Kadarius Toney, making calls on what they can get for their 2021 1st-round pick,” Leonard tweeted. A handful of teams were...
    Getty Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Aaron Rodgers #12 and Randall Cobb #18 after scoring a touchdown in the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers will undoubtedly be one of the most active teams on NFL Draft day and with four picks in the first two rounds, trade possibilities abound. The position on the Packers’ roster most in need of upgrades is that of wide receiver, a deficiency the team is expected to address early, and potentially often, when picks begin flying off the board on Thursday, April 28. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell has suggested a handful of deals Green Bay might strike to either improve their draft position and select a wideout, or acquire a pass catcher who has already established himself in the league. One of Barnwell’s proposals accomplishes both of those goals via a single trade with the New England Patriots. As part of the proposal in question, the Packers would send...
    Trading away Davante Adams left the Packers with a massive hole at wide receiver but Green Bay has found a veteran who can help fill the void. The 2022 offseason has been a series of ups and downs for Green Bay Packers fans. On the bright side, Aaron Rodgers is sticking around for the long haul. Unfortunately, he’ll move forward as the team’s quarterback without Davante Adams after a trade sent the star wide receiver to the Las Vegas Raiders. While the decision from the front office to move Adams makes some sense, the roster was left with a glaring need at wide receiver thereafter. Most assume that Green Bay is set to invest heavily at the position when the end of April and the NFL draft roll around. Just a couple of weeks before Roger Goodell starts reading names at the podium, though, the Packers aren’t waiting for that opportunity. After meeting with veteran wide receiver and former Chiefs standout Sammy Watkins, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the club had inked him to a one-year deal worth up to $4...
    Getty Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Corey Bojorquez #7 after kicking the game winning field goal during overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) A former Green Bay Packers special teamer is headed back to the AFC. The Cleveland Browns signed former Packers punter Corey Bojorquez to a one-year deal on Monday, April 4. The specific cash details of the contract were not immediately available, per Spotrac. Bojorquez, a four-year veteran of the NFL, spent last season in Green Bay after playing his first three years as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Bojorquez posted a solid campaign for the Packers in 2021, booting the football 53 times for an average of 46.5 yards per punt, according to Pro Football Reference. He punted the ball 41 times for the Bills in 2020, leading the league with an average of 50.8 yards per punt. Bojorquez also holds the distinction of kicking the two longest punts in each of the last two...
    Getty Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers in the game at Levi's Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers need to find a way to stretch defenses next season, and they might be able to do it at value with a former first-round pick. After trading away All-Pro Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders and losing free agent Marquez Valdes-Scantling to the Kansas City Chiefs last month, the best two wide receivers currently on Green Bay’s roster are the recently-tendered Allen Lazard and veteran Randall Cobb. Packers brass is fully aware moves need to be made to add talent to the position group, which head coach Matt LaFleur spoke about last week at the NFL’s owners meetings in Palm Beach, Florida. “Certainly, if you look at our roster right now, we definitely need to get some speed in that room,” LaFleur said. “We need a legit guy that can...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers talks to Aaron Rodgers #12 on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFC Championship game at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The Green Bay Packers have already lost two of their top three wide receivers from 2021, and the pool of free agents from which to replace them is thinning. All-Pro Davante Adams headed west to join the Las Vegas Raiders by way of a trade that brought back first-round and second-round draft picks to Green Bay in 2022. Marquez Valdes-Scantling departed for the Kansas City Chiefs and $30 million over three years via free agency. Several of the free agent options available to replace Adams and Valdes-Scantling are either coming off of injury troubles, down seasons or both. That list includes Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., most recently of the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, respectively; Will Fuller V, formerly of the Miami Dolphins; and Julio Jones, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. Read...
    Getty Chad Beebe #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball as Chandon Sullivan #39 of the Green Bay Packers defends during the third quarter of the game at Lambeau Field on November 01, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The Minnesota Vikings are rounding out their defense, and they don’t mind pilfering the Green Bay Packers‘ free agent cupboard to do it. The Vikings signed former Packers slot cornerback Chandon Sullivan to a one-year contract on Friday, March 25, per Darren Wolfson of KSTP. The salary figures on the agreement were not immediately available. Sullivan was in Minneapolis for an initial visit the same day, meaning the deal got done quickly. 1-year deal for Sullivan. #Vikings https://t.co/Hogg2AT86t — Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 25, 2022 Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness The defensive back started his career as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. He joined the Packers the following year and spent the next three seasons in Green...
    DAVANTE ADAMS will be a Las Vegas Raider next season. In one of the trades of the year, Adams makes the switch from the Packers to join up with college quarterback Derek Carr. 4Adams will leave Green Bay after agreeing terms with the RaidersCredit: AP 4The five-time Pro Bowler leaves a huge hole in the Green Bay offenseCredit: Getty 4Quarterback Aaron Rodgers committed his future to the Packers last weekCredit: Reuters Despite star QB Aaron Rodgers committing to a bumper $150m contract extension last week, it wasn't enough to keep Adams at Lambeau Field. And he will now leave the franchise who took him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Adams rejected the franchise tag at the Packers and his future has been up in the air since Green Bay crashed out of the playoffs in January. He has signed a five-year deal in Sin City, with reports suggesting that he will be an average of $28.5m annually. Read More on The US SunDANGER ZONE Are you a 'dark empath'? Scientists reveal NEW 'dangerous' personality typeWOAH KHLO...
    Getty Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers catches a first half touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams left for Las Vegas Thursday, and one of his ex-teammates wasted little time before initiating the recruitment of two possible replacements. Packers safety Adrian Amos took to Twitter on St. Patrick’s Day and proposed a professional reunion between Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. The two wideouts played together for nearly three seasons as members of the Cleveland Browns and both remain free agents. While Amos has never played with either wide receiver during his NFL career, the suggestion was that the two reunite at his current location in Green Bay. @obj ???? @God_Son80 ???? yaw tryna play together again? ???????????? — Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) March 17, 2022 Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness “@OBJ ???? @God_Son80 ???? yaw tryna play together...
    Getty Green Bay Packers edge rusher Za'Darius Smith chases down Kirk Cousins on December 23, 2019. The Green Bay Packers parted ways with linebacker Za’Darius Smith Monday, and it didn’t take long for rival franchises to come knocking at the pass rusher’s door. Within a matter of hours, Smith had been linked to two teams in the AFC North Division — the Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore drafted Smith in 2015, where the two-time Pro Bowl selection played the first four seasons of his NFL career. He joined the Packers in 2019 and spent the subsequent three years in Green Bay prior to his release on March 14. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN was first to report the interest in Smith Monday morning. Za'Darius Smith is a very intriguing name in the free agent pass-rush market. AFC North is one to watch — Ravens are an old home, and Browns have done their homework on him. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March...
    Getty NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. With the return of seven-time Super Bowl-winning QB Tom Brady — if he’s truly going to accept the approximately $25 million contract figure that he already has on the books for 2022 — the focus, for my money, is now on the Green Bay Packers. Again. It has been widely reported, first by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on March 8, that Aaron Rodgers’ new deal with Green Bay will be for $50 million annually. There is a big difference here in the path that these two quarterbacks have chosen to travel.  Optics are important, especially when you have clearly enjoyed telling the football world that you are looking out for the best interest of your team every week while shining the spotlight on yourself all season long. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Now you’re going to sign a new contract that will pay you twice as much as Brady? This makes it unquestionably harder on...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates throwing a touchdown pass to Davante Adams #17 in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are back where they started. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return in 2022 and presumably play out the rest of his Hall of Fame career in Green Bay. Wide receiver Davante Adams is back as well, franchise tagged on a one-year deal worth more than $20 million. The Packers are tens of millions of dollars over the salary cap, a situation that must be remedied this offseason. And the roster is still short a true No. 2 wideout to line up across from Adams, an offensive weakness that cost Green Bay a trip to its third consecutive NFC Championship Game. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst faces tough personnel decisions over the next week. He will presumably do so with an eye toward not just maintaining, but...
    Getty Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles during the 2nd quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers is expected to announce his future plans any day now, and one AFC team is ready to pounce if he asks the Green Bay Packers for a trade. Of all the teams interested in pursuing Rodgers this offseason — and there are a bevy of them, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini — the Denver Broncos are the franchise that can claim perhaps the longest period of sustained interest in the Packers quarterback. Broncos general manager George Paton tried to deal for the two-time reigning NFL MVP last offseason, when Rodgers first pushed the Green Bay front office for a trade. Now, it appears Paton may get a second chance. But if he does, don’t expect Rodgers to come cheap. Not all trade offers are created equal, but Denver has more to offer Green Bay...
    Getty Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against Joe Thomas #48 of the Green Bay Packers at Georgia Dome on October 30, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) A former Green Bay Packers inside linebacker caught on with the Chicago Bears earlier this week. The Bears signed veteran Joe Thomas to a reserves contract on March 1, per an official announcement from the team. Thomas began his NFL career with the Packers in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State. He played in Green Bay for three seasons, appearing in 42 games and starting eight. Thomas parted ways with the Packers in 2018 and joined the Dallas Cowboys. He remained a member of that roster through 2020, appearing in 40 games and earning six starts. The linebacker split time last season between the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens, appearing in seven games collectively. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Over the course of...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field after defeating the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) It has been a short and tumultuous road for quarterback Jordan Love through his first two years in the NFL, and at least one analyst thinks it’s already time for the Green Bay Packers to call it quits on the entire experiment. The Packers selected Love with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as the eventual successor to long-time starter Aaron Rodgers. But that plan backfired almost immediately and in several ways. Rodgers, presumably offended by his team drafting his replacement while he was still in uniform, responded by winning back-to-back MVP Awards. In between those two seasons, he also tried to force his way out of Green Bay — unhappy with his exclusion on decisions involving player personnel and play calling. Now, Rodgers is holding the Packers front office hostage while he decides whether he’d like to...
    Getty Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers exits the field after losing the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are nearing the brink, as they have been bombarded with trade offers for QB Aaron Rodgers who is expected to announce his personal desires for the future within the next week. ESPN’s Diana Russini said as much on Thursday, February 24 when she reported that several franchises have put together trade packages for the NFL’s four-time Most Valuable Player (MVP). Aaron Rodgers will be informing the Packers of his decision soon, per league sources. I’m told there are multiple teams with offers on the table but of course, nothing can happen until the Green Bay Packers allow a trade. — Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 24, 2022 “Aaron Rodgers will be informing the Packers of his decision soon, per league sources,” Russini wrote. “I’m told there are multiple teams with offers on the table...
    Greg Jennings cannot seem to let the Aaron Rodgers beef go years after he last played for the Green Bay Packers. It has been nearly a decade since Greg Jennings was Aaron Rodgers’ teammate on the Green Bay Packers, but apparently, time does not heal all wounds. While Jennings has embarked on a media career, mostly built on him being one of the few former Packers players who will push back on his former quarterback, Rodgers enters the 2022 NFL offseason as a four-time MVP. Jennings went viral for his comments on First Things First over Rodgers reportedly wanting $50 million a year. Clearly, this relationship is never going to be fixed. Franky, it really is not all that surprising the former Pro Bowl wide receiver has a “non-existent” relationship with the best quarterback he ever played with.Greg Jennings clearly cannot get over his feelings about Aaron RodgersRodgers would go on to deny the claim that he seeks $50 million annually. Though he could conceivably force a trade out of town, Rodgers would be worth that money. Regardless, he is not...
    Getty Za'Darius Smith of the Green Bay Packers. Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari shined during his first season in East Rutherford. One of the lone bright spots for the New York Giants in 2021, the Georgia product set a rookie franchise record with 8.0 sacks on the season. However, beyond Ojulari and the interior presence of Leonard Williams, the Giants lack much firepower in the pass-rushing department. Not exactly ideal for newly-hired defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, who self-admittedly prides himself on running an attacking unit. In three of Martindale’s four seasons as the defensive coordinator in Baltimore, the Ravens ranked within the top six of the NFL in quarterback hits. For reference, the Giants amassed 79 total quarterback hits a season ago, ranked No. 29 in the NFL. In an ideal world, general manager Joe Schoen would help facilitate some added defensive pressure via the trade/free agency market. And according to Bleacher Report Alex Ballentine, the ideal move for Schoen to make would be swinging a trade for one of Martindale’s former ace pass rushers. “Za’Darius Smith broke out...
    Getty Defensive end Samson Ebukam #56 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers during the first half of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to be the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL. One of his former wide receivers has a serious problem with that. Greg Jennings took to the airwaves on Friday, February 25 as part of the “First Things First” broadcast on Fox Sports 1. The retired receiver laced into Rodgers for being “selfish” and holding the organization hostage by demanding more money instead of playing out his existing contract. Jennings also accused his former quarterback of being more concerned with his own paycheck than with winning Super Bowls. "Aaron Rodgers has been a very selfish guy. … I go back to personal experiences. His words to me were, 'don't be that guy.' All of a sudden, it's about the money." — @GregJennings on...
    Getty NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus is seen during the Illinois Fighting Illini and Michigan Wolverines game at Memorial Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) There has never been any love lost between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. That sentiment, or rather lack thereof, applies to players and fans of both franchises and stretches back across decades of rivalry. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus recently earned the prestigious blue checkmark next to the name on his Twitter account and has been terrorizing the social media landscape in hilarious fashion ever since. In that time, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become a favorite target of Butkus. The reigning NFL MVP’s recent breakup with his fiancé and Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley opened the door for the Bears’ great to get a little personal with his intergenerational foe, and Butkus did not pass up the opportunity. for all of you who have askedi am not the reason shailene woodley and @AaronRodgers12 have broken up — Dick Butkus (@thedickbutkus) February...
    Getty Ryan Winslow #9, Joe Fortunato #47 and JJ Molson #35 of the Green Bay Packers ride bikes to training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 28, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) A previous member of the Green Bay Packers signed on with one of the team’s long-time rivals earlier this week. The Chicago Bears on Wednesday, February 18 inked former Packers punter Ryan Winslow to a deal. Chicago made the move less than one month ahead of the official opening of the NFL free agency period on March 16 in what appears to be a safety play in case a long-time punter and placeholder Pat O’Donnell departs this offseason. Winslow has a professional history with both NFC North Division squads throughout his four-year NFL career. ALL the latest Packers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Packers newsletter here!Former Packers Punter May Get Best Shot at Long-Term Home in Chicago GettyLong-time Chicago Bears punter Pat O’Donnell may be replaced on the roster this season by a former member of the Green...
    FORMER Green Bay Packers linebacker Jake Ryan has made his prediction on who will win the Super Bowl, and which quarterback "deserves it." Ryan, 29, started his football career at the University of Michigan before being drafted to the Packers in 2015. 4Green Bay Packers linebacker Jake Ryan has made his Super Bowl predictionsCredit: AP:Associated Press 4The Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals on SundayCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Ryan said that Matt Stafford 'deserves' the winCredit: Reuters 4Stafford will go against Bengals quarterback Joe BurrowCredit: Getty Images - Getty Now, the star has spoken exclusively to The Sun to share his predictions for Sunday's big game, where the Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals. "I think the Rams have a solid chance to win it all," Ryan said. "They have looked great all year." "I played against Matt Stafford when I was with the Packers for four years. He’s a great quarterback and deserves it," he added. Ryan ended his time with the Packers back in 2018 but says there are still elements of the league that...
    Getty Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers watches during pre-game warm-ups prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers said goodbye to another coordinator Saturday but have already set up an interview with a former NFL head coach to replace him. The Packers announced February 5 that head coach Matt LaFleur had officially fired special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton. On the same day, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reported that LaFleur was in talks with former Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bissacia to fill the position. Bissacia took over for former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden after he stepped down from the position in October. Bissacia led the team to a 7-5 record over its final 12 regular season games, earning a berth in the Wildcard Round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs. The Cincinnati Bengals ended the Raiders season, as well as Bissacia’s run as a head coach,...
    Getty Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers have several options if they decide to trade QB Aaron Rodgers this offseason, including grabbing a former overall top pick in return. NFL analyst Bill Barnwell, of ESPN, took a deep dive last week into the multiple possibilities for Rodgers and the Packers should the reigning MVP force his team’s hand into a trade. One of the options Barnwell explored was that of a deal with the Cleveland Browns that would include multiple first-round picks and the services of QB Baker Mayfield in exchange for the 38-year-old Rodgers. ALL the latest Packers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Packers newsletter here! “If the Packers want to have their cake and eat it too by trading Rodgers to the AFC, picking up multiple first-rounders and landing a quarterback who could be their...
    (AP) — New Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett has hired former Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten as his offensive coordinator and former Broncos and Vikings assistant Klint Kubiak as his passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Hackett also hired Butch Barry as his offensive line coach. Justin Outten (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Outten (pronounced OW-ten) spent the last three seasons directing Green Bay’s productive tight end group, including Robert Tonyan, who had 52 catches for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2020. Before joining the Packers staff, Outten was an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons from 2016-18 with an emphasis on the O-line. Hackett said last week that he’ll call the offensive plays with game-planning input from his OC, much like the setup in Green Bay where head coach Matt LaFleur called the plays. Outten, 39, was an offensive lineman at Syracuse, where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 2007. Klint Kubiak (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kubiak, the 34-year-old son of former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak and a...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — New Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett has hired former Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten as his offensive coordinator and former Broncos and Vikings assistant Klint Kubiak as his passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Hackett also hired Butch Barry as his offensive line coach. Outten (pronounced OW-ten) spent the last three seasons directing Green Bay’s productive tight end group, including Robert Tonyan, who had 52 catches for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2020. Before joining the Packers staff, Outten was an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons from 2016-18 with an emphasis on the O-line. Hackett said last week that he’ll call the offensive plays with game-planning input from his OC, much like the setup in Green Bay where head coach Matt LaFleur called the plays. Outten, 39, was an offensive lineman at Syracuse, where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 2007. Kubiak, the 34-year-old son of former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak and a former Colorado State University defensive back, previously coached in Denver from 2016-18 as offensive assistant/quarterbacks...
    Former Green Bay Packers vice president Andrew Brandt theorizes that an Aaron Rodgers departure from Green Bay is only a matter of time.  While there haven’t been any leaks from the Rodgers camp indicating his next move, insiders are already reading into the situation with expectations about what will come next. For one of the former Packers executives who drafted Aaron Rodgers, that interpretation means that Rodgers is going to be out of Green Bay relatively soon. Although Brandt clarifies that he isn’t privy to any inside knowledge, his years of experience with the team lead him to believe change is coming. “I have no inside knowledge on this from Aaron or the team, and deliberately refrain from reaching out; I comment from my own experienced insight and perspective,” Brandt said. “And I just think this is the time for a change, both for Aaron and the team.”Former Packers VP believes that it’s “time for a change” for Aaron RodgersBrandt expounds on how he didn’t believe Rodgers would leave last season amid rumors, but this year, intuition tells him otherwise....
    Aaron Rodgers reportedly wanted Luke Getsy to stay in Green Bay, per former Packers teammate James Jones. Getsy was hired by the Bears. I’ll preface this by saying we don’t know how Aaron Rodgers reacted this time around, as for all I know, he could’ve been thrilled to see Getsy walk out the door to the rival Chicago Bears. However, that feels incredibly unlikely due to his previous reaction to Getsy. James Jones, a former wideout for the Packers and teammate of Rodgers, stated that back when he was in Green Bay, No. 12 would consistently back Getsy. “I’ve been in there with Luke. Luke was on the staff when I was with the Packers. And…boy was Aaron Rodgers fighting for this boy to be the OC. You know what I’m saying? He was fighting for Luke to be the OC. So when I seen this hire, I was like ‘Oh wee, that is excellent for Justin Fields,'” Jones said on The Ringer NFL Show.Did Packers consult Aaron Rodgers before letting Luke Getsy leave?As it turns out, the Packers might...
    If Aaron Rodgers leaves the Green Bay Packers, one high-profile player they could target to replace him in free agency is Marcus Mariota of the Las Vegas Raiders. Marcus Mariota could be a quality short-term replacement for the Green Bay Packers if Aaron Rodgers leaves Titletown this offseason. With former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett taking over the reins of the Denver Broncos, it is easy to connect the dots for Rodgers to potentially follow him to the Mile High City. Of course, this would have to involve a blockbuster trade between both parties. Still, Green Bay has a former first-round pick on its roster in Jordan Love entering year three out of Utah State. However, Love remains more project than prospect at this point of his NFL career. That is where the former Heisman Trophy winner and former No. 2 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans out of Oregon makes sense. Mariota did play for Packers head coach Matt LaFleur during their one season in Nashville in 2018. Could the Las Vegas Raiders backup be heading to the Midwest? Here...
    Former Packers fan favorite John Kuhn believes Aaron Rodgers will stay in Green Bay through next season at the very least. Packers fans will long remember Kuhn, a former Green Bay fullback who won a Super Bowl and made three Pro Bowls with Aaron Rodgers before leaving the franchise in 2016 for a brief tenure in New Orleans. Kuhn is a close friend of Rodgers, so he might have an idea as to what the Packers franchise quarterback intends to do after this season. In a CBS Sports Radio interview with Zach Gelb on Thursday, Kuhn gave his take. “This year has been very good for him. I’ve never seen him as happy and as joyful — and he is really enjoying the game as much as he has this year,” Kuhn said. “I just don’t see a situation where Aaron Rodgers actually leaves Green Bay.” Packers: Will Aaron Rodgers leave Green Bay?Before this season, Rodgers let it be known he was unhappy with Packers management. He felt he was ignored in key front office decisions by Brian Gutekunst, and...
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