around football prepares Gutekunst for Packers GM job 01-12-2018
GREEN BAY — The son
of a college football coach, Brian Gutekunst has an idea of
the kind of scrutiny that he'll receive as the new general
manager of the Green Bay Packers. Gutekunst
watched his father, John Gutekunst, take heat during
six-plus seasons at the University of Minnesota that ended
in 1991. The new GM has heard the criticism that predecessor
Ted Thompson took from some fans for a conservative approach
to free agency.
DT Daniels going to Pro Bowl 01-10-2018
GREEN BAY —
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels is going to
his first Pro Bowl. The
NFL said Tuesday that Daniels will replace Los Angeles Rams
defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who is unable to play due to
injury. This is Daniels'
first trip to the Pro Bowl after being named an alternate
each of the past three seasons.
Gutekunst part of revamped Packers front office structure
GREEN BAY — A
rare losing season without a playoff appearance led to
significant front office changes for the Green Bay Packers.
A new structure is in place at
the top of the front-office flow chart, and new general
manager Brian Gutekunst is signaling that the Packers might
be a little more aggressive in free agency.
shakeup part of McCarthy's effort to get Pack on track
GREEN BAY — The standards
are high in a place nicknamed "Titletown." The
first season with a losing record and without a playoff appearance since
2008 has led to an extensive shake-up this offseason for the Green Bay
Packers. Alex Van Pelt was the latest
assistant to exit the staff after coach Mike McCarthy said his
quarterbacks coach followed through on a contractual decision to pursue
make it official: Capers out as D-coordinator 01-04-2018
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have announced the departure of veteran
defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Defensive
line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebacker Scott McCurley were also
let go. The moves made earlier this
week were announced by coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday.
Packers embark on offseason of change with GM search
GREEN BAY — One of the
NFL's model franchises for stability and success, the Green Bay Packers have
embarked on an offseason of change after missing the playoffs and finishing
with a losing record for the first time since 2008. Ted
Thompson is out after 13 years as general manager but will remain as
senior adviser of football operations. President/CEO Mark Murphy said a
search for a replacement has started.
3 TD passes lift Lions to 35-11 win over Packers
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw
three touchdown passes and the Detroit Lions beat the turnover-prone and
short-handed Green Bay Packers 35-11 Sunday in a matchup of teams out of
the playoff race. The Lions (9-7) finished with a winning record in
consecutive seasons for the first time since doing it three years in a
row from 1993-95. That relative feat, along with a 36-28 record and two
postseason appearances over four seasons in Detroit, may not be enough
for coach Jim Caldwell to keep his job.
QB Aaron Rodgers done for season, put on IR
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers
is done for the season. The Green Bay
Packers put their star quarterback on injured reserve Tuesday, a day
after they were eliminated from playoff contention. Rodgers
missed seven games after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against
Minnesota. He returned on Sunday, but the Packers lost 31-24 at
throws 4 TDs, Panthers spoil Rodgers' return 31-24
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton
threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers
spoiled Aaron Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone with a 31-24 win
over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Damiere Byrd had two touchdown
catches, and Christian McCaffrey had 136 yards from scrimmage, including
a 7-yard touchdown reception and the Panthers (10-4) won their fourth
straight home game.
Rodgers says he's been medically cleared to return
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers
has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing
seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers
quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers
was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days
later. He returned to practice on Dec. 2 and is eligible to rejoin the
53-man roster on Friday, which means the two-time MVP could suit up for
Green Bay's game at Carolina on Sunday.
rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime
CLEVELAND — The Green Bay Packers came back to set the stage for
Aaron Rodgers' comeback. Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to
Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown
deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on Sunday over the
Cleveland Browns, who remain winless. Cleveland fell to 0-13 and made
too many crucial mistakes to break into the win column.
Jones' TD run gives Packers 26-20 OT win over Bucs 12-03-2017
GREEN BAY — Aaron Jones' 20-yard touchdown
run on his only carry, with 5:59 left in overtime, gave the Green Bay
Packers a 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers returning to practice 12-02-2017
GREEN BAY — Aaron
Rodgers' return is a go. The Green
Bay Packers' two-time MVP quarterback, who was placed on injured reserve
after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against Minnesota, is on
track to practice Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy said.
Brown hold off Packers 31-28
PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal
as time expired to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 victory over the
Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The Steelers (9-2) won their sixth
straight thanks in large part to wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown
caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two scores and also made a pair of
catches on the deciding drive, including a 23-yard grab on the sideline
that put the Steelers into Green Bay territory.
force 5 TOs, rout struggling Packers 23-0
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Baltimore Ravens forced five turnovers in
their third shutout of the season, blanking the Green Bay Packers 23-0
Sunday. Baltimore last accomplished the feat when the Ray Lewis-led
defense had four shutouts for the Super Bowl-winning team in 2000. Jimmy
Smith, Eric Weddle and Marlon Humphrey each picked off passes for
Baltimore (5-5), which led the NFL in interceptions entering the
Packers win first
game without Rodgers, beat Bears 23-16
— Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had
three sacks and the Green Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 to snap a
three-game losing streak on Sunday.
struggles without Rodgers go beyond offense
BAY — Green Bay Packers Mike McCarthy still believes in backup
quarterback Brett Hundley, but he wants to see everyone on his roster
— including Hundley — elevate their games.
Lions win 30-17 as QB Matthew Stafford dissects Packers
BAY, Wis. — Matthew Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns to
Marvin Jones, and the Detroit Lions snapped a three-game losing streak
with a 30-17 win on Monday night over the offensively challenged Green
Saints recover late to topple Packers 26-17
BAY — Drew Brees threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Mark Ingram
rushed for a score and the New Orleans Saints overcame several mistakes
to beat the Green Bay Packers 26-17 on Sunday.
Packers' Rodgers to have surgery on collarbone
BAY — The sullen expression that Aaron Rodgers had on his face
while being carted back to the locker room at Minnesota proved to be a
precursor to the diagnosis that no one on the Green Bay Packers wanted
With Rodgers out, Vikings cruise past Packers
— Harrison Smith led Minnesota's defense in a thorough dismantling of
Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out
of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory
that drastically altered the course of the NFC North.
Jordy Nelson back at practice after minor back injury
BAY — A minor back injury kept receiver Jordy Nelson off the field for
the Green Bay Packers' winning drive in the fourth quarter against the
Dallas Cowboys. Nelson was a full
participant when the Packers returned to practice on Wednesday.
Jones leading the way for improving Packers
BAY — The Green Bay Packers knew all along what they had in Davante
Adams. It was just a question of whether he'd be healthy enough to show
it. They didn't exactly know what
they had in Aaron Jones.