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Northern Illinois RB Clint Ratkovich believed to have torn ACL at Packers’ local day

Fri Apr 08 2022 23:17:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Northern Illinois fullback/running back Clint Ratkovich injured his knee during a workout at a Packers’ local day in Green Bay, Dane Brugler of TheAthletic.com reports. The injury is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Ratkovich confirmed his injury in a tweet quoting Brugler’s: “Unfortunately true. I just want to thank the @packers and [more]

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Whitney Mercilus announces his retirement

Wed Apr 06 2022 18:13:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Whitney Mercilus is calling it a career. After 10 seasons, the edge rusher announced his retirement in a Wednesday post on Instagram. “It’s time to hang it up,” Mercilus posted as a caption to a video. “Merci out.” The Texans selected Mercilus with the 26th overall pick of the 2012 draft and he spent nearly [more]

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George Pickens among wideouts taking pre-draft visits with Packers

Wed Apr 06 2022 15:06:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers have openings in their wide receiver group heading into the draft and they are spending some time with prospects who could fill them. Bill Huber of SI.com reports that the team is set to miss with Georgia’s George Pickens this week. Pickens tore his ACL last March, but returned to catch five passes [more]

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Brett Favre continues to be entangled in Mississippi political scandals

Mon Apr 04 2022 23:08:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We’ve known for a while about Brett Favre receiving $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for an apparent no-show appearances. (He has since paid the money back. Slowly. But without interest.) A new report from Mississippi Today has more details that tie Favre to potential political corruption in Mississippi. A lengthy and detailed story by [more]

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Browns sign Corey Bojorquez

Mon Apr 04 2022 14:58:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns have added a punter. Cleveland signed Corey Bojorquez, the team announced on Monday. Bojorquez spent the 2021 season with the Packers, where he averaged 46.5 yards on 53 punts. He also had the longest punt of the year at 82 yards. In 2020, Bojorquez led the league by averaging 50.8 yards per punt [more]

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Matt LaFleur: We need a legit WR who can take top off of coverage

Tue Mar 29 2022 17:54:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers wide receiver room looks a lot different than it did at the end of the season. Davante Adams is a Raider, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a Chief, and the Packers are in need of some help at the position for next season. Head coach Matt LaFleur outlined what the team is looking to add [more]

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Matt LaFleur: A lot of the trade was driven by Davante Adams

Tue Mar 29 2022 16:16:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers wanted to keep Davante Adams, but Adams didn’t want to stay. He instead expressed a preference to reunite with former college teammate Derek Carr with the Raiders, who made Adams the league’s highest-paid receiver. So the Packers, who had used the franchise tag on him, honored his wishes. “That was just one of [more]

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Matt LaFleur: Aaron Rodgers will go as long as he wants to go

Tue Mar 29 2022 13:55:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt LaFleur had a good feeling Aaron Rodgers was going to return to the Packers in 2022, but the quarterback’s timetable for a decision went longer than expected. The relief finally came March 8 when Rodgers informed the coach of his return. “I actually received a text message that confirmed that Aaron was coming back,” [more]

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Inside the Marquez Valdes-Scantling deal

Mon Mar 28 2022 23:26:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Regardless of whether the Packers should or shouldn’t have kept receiver Davante Adams, they blew it by not re-signing Marquez Valdes-Scantling before the departure of Adams gave MVS more leverage. Then, the Chiefs traded receiver Tyreek Hill — and Valdes-Scantling found himself in even greater demand. He recently signed with the Chiefs. Here’s a look [more]

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Nathaniel Hackett: We’re going to have a couple plans for Davante Adams

Mon Mar 28 2022 16:00:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Nathaniel Hackett became the Broncos head coach, he ostensibly left receiver Davante Adams behind in Green Bay. But after Adams was traded from the Packers to the Raiders earlier this month, Hackett will still see Adams twice a year in the AFC West. Speaking with the media at the annual league meeting on Monday, [more]

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Matt LaFleur on Davante Adams: Sometimes you have to make tough decisions

Sun Mar 27 2022 20:40:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Coach Matt LaFleur was “hopeful” the Packers could keep Davante Adams. As it turned out, the receiver’s contract demands made what LaFleur called a “tough decision” an easy one. “Sometimes you’ve got to make some tough decisions,” LaFleur told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. “Certainly appreciate everything Davante brought to our team. I mean, he [more]

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It’s time to finish the overtime fix that started 12 years ago

Sun Mar 27 2022 12:43:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 2010, after the Saints managed a first-drive, walk-off field goal to secure a spot in the Super Bowl via an overtime win against the Vikings, the NFL’s owners knew that overtime was broken. So they fixed it. Partially. The half-measure crafted by those who run the sport prevented an opening-drive field goal from winning, [more]

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New Vikings defensive back Chandon Sullivan has Packers fans calling him a “traitor”

Sat Mar 26 2022 23:11:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings recently signed defensive back Chandon Sullivan, who jumped from Green Bay to Minnesota with a one-year contract. In comments to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sullivan said that he has Packers fans accusing him of treason. “Some fans say I’m a traitor but they’ve got to understand, we don’t pick [more]

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Keisean Nixon agrees to terms with Packers

Sat Mar 26 2022 01:29:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Free agent cornerback Keisean Nixon is signing with the Packers, Aaron Wilson of profootballnetwork.com reports. The agreement came only a few hours after the Packers lost free agent corner Chandon Sullivan to the Vikings. Nixon is following new special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia from Las Vegas. Nixon entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent [more]

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling sees “really good opportunity” with Tyreek Hill gone

Fri Mar 25 2022 22:10:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a few teams interested in signing him this offseason, but his decision was made easier by another roster move this week. The Chiefs were already pursuing him before they traded Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins and opened up a big spot in their receiving corps for the 2022 season. On [more]

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Billy Turner signing one-year deal with Broncos

Fri Mar 25 2022 01:37:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos agreed to terms with free agent offensive lineman Billy Turner on one-year deal, Mike Klis of 9News reports. Turner is expected to compete with Calvin Anderson and Tom Compton at right tackle. The Broncos had Turner visit last week and offensive lineman Brandon Shell on Monday. They are signing Turner, who played for [more]

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Inside the Za’Darius Smith deal

Fri Mar 25 2022 01:14:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Za'Darius Smith had agreed to a four-year, $35 million deal with the Ravens, until he didn’t. But he released the bird in the hand with nothing else in the hopper. Eventually, Smith signed with the Vikings. It’s a three-year, $42 million deal. On paper. The details, as they often do, paint a different picture. [more]

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Chandon Sullivan set to visit Vikings

Thu Mar 24 2022 22:56:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Chandon Sullivan faced the Vikings six times over the last three seasons as a member of the Packers, but he could find himself on the other side of NFC North bad blood this season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Sullivan is traveling to Minnesota to meet with the Vikings. Sullivan spent the [more]

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with Chiefs

Thu Mar 24 2022 20:03:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chiefs have started their work to replace receiver Tyreek Hill. According to multiple reports, former Green Bay receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is signing with Kansas City on a three-year $30 million contract that can escalate to $36 million. Valdes-Scantling took a free-agent visit with the Chiefs on Wednesday and apparently liked what he heard. He [more]

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Danielle Hunter feels great after two “pretty unfortunate” years

Thu Mar 24 2022 02:14:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Danielle Hunter was the subject of trade talk until restructuring his contract and receiving a vote of confidence from new General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. The Vikings edge rusher missed all of 2020 with a neck injury, and he played only seven games in 2021 before tearing a pectoral muscle. After returning to work with Rischad [more]

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