GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whether they watched it over and over or tried to avoid repeated viewings, the Green Bay Packers head into this upcoming season motivated by the stunning and sudden finish to their most recent playoff run.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard signed his restricted free agent tender on Monday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jaire Alexander took pride in the way his fellow Green Bay Packers cornerbacks thrived without him last season.
Now that Alexander is back from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for most of the 2021 regular season, he is eager to play alongside Eric Stokes and Rasul Douglas as part of a secondary that could rank among the NFL’s best.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sammy Watkins was sitting on his couch and wondering whether his football career was over.
Injuries had limited the effectiveness of the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he’s unsure how much longer he will keep playing football.
But he’s definitive about at least one element of his playing future: The four-time MVP quarterback expects to retire with the Green Bay Packers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected from just inside of midcourt to cap a huge third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday night in Game 2 to even the NBA Finals.
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.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas is approaching the offseason with the same attitude that helped the former practice squad player emerge as one of the NFL’s biggest surprises last year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The moment the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a package of draft picks, any notion the AFC West champions would be able to simply build on another deep playoff run went right with him.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby took an unusual step to establish an immediate kinship with his new holder.
When former Chicago Bears punter Pat O’Donnell was looking for a place for his family to live after signing with the Packers in March, Crosby invited them to stay over at his house.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed quarterback Brett Hundley.
The Ravens announced the move Thursday. Hundley appeared in two preseason games with the Indianapolis Colts last season.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Green Bay Packers.
Love appreciated the fact that Rodgers got rewarded for his accomplishments, but understood it likely meant at least another year of watching from the sideline.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers was one of several notable veterans missing as the Green Bay Packers began voluntary organized team activities this week.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Tuesday that Rodgers isn’t expected at all this week.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As they chase their fourth consecutive NFC North title and first Super Bowl berth in more than a decade, the Green Bay Packers may rely on a different formula than usual.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 sacks, an athletic marvel for the Minnesota Vikings who was as durable as they come in this violent sport.
About 2 1/2 years later, with his gaudy sack total stalled out from consecutive injury-wrecked seasons, Hunter has found himself in sort of a reinvention mode.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens signed linebacker Vince Biegel on Monday.
Biegel played five games last season for the Miami Dolphins. He also started 10 games for Miami in 2019.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski to a one-year contract Monday, and also added receiver Geronimo Allison to the roster.
Kwiatkoski has played in 77 career games with 34 starts in six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has agreed to terms on a four-year, $84 million contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press.
To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home.
So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season.
It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by oddsmakers in the Bills traveling to SoFi Stadium, where the Rams won the championship over Cincinnati in February.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Lawson was the talk of training camp for the New York Jets last summer.
The powerful defensive end seemed to be in the backfield on every play, providing an exciting glimpse of what could be.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers signed both of their first-round draft picks Friday, with former Georgia teammates Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt agreeing to terms.
Walker played linebacker and Wyatt was a defensive lineman on Georgia’s national championship team last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons will have surgery to alleviate pain in his back caused by a herniated disk, the Brooklyn Nets said.
The procedure will be done Thursday. The Nets said the decision was made after consultation with multiple back specialists.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay will play the New York Giants in the Packers' first international regular-season game.
It's an early start at London's Tottenham soccer stadium on Oct. 9. Kickoff is set for 8:30 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — The first regular-season NFL game in Germany will be between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at the home of soccer club Bayern Munich.
The game will take place at the Allianz Arena on Nov.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s greatest position of concern heading into the draft remains a bit of a question mark even after the Packers selected three candidates to catch passes from reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receivers have produced plenty of second-round success stories over the last two decades.
North Dakota State’s Christian Watson will try to add one more chapter.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder.
A full 54 spots after Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh went 20th to the Steelers on Thursday night, Ridder was taken by Atlanta.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Finding some more targets for Aaron Rodgers now that Davante Adams has headed west will have to wait.
The Green Bay Packers passed up on a chance to boost their receiving depth with either of their first-round picks Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers acknowledged Thursday that he decided to return to the Green Bay Packers believing he would still have All-Pro receiver Davante Adams as a teammate for the upcoming season.
The emergence of former LSU teammates Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase casts doubt on the conventional wisdom that NFL teams can’t count on rookie wide receivers.
This year’s draft class is eager to continue the trend.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has a history of making draft-day deals and possesses more trade options than usual this year with four of the top 59 overall picks.
Two decades have passed since the Green Bay Packers have drafted a wide receiver in the first round.
The Packers have two chances and plenty of reasons to stop that trend this year.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell considered his new contract a dream come true, but it apparently wasn’t cause for celebration.
He’s too busy trying to prove his best days are still ahead of him.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sammy Watkins is heading to Green Bay as the Packers attempt to rebuild their receiving corps after trading All-Pro Davante Adams.
General manager Brian Gutekunst Thursday announced the signing of Watkins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The biggest offseason clue forecasting Aaron Rodgers’ eventual decision to stay in Green Bay came when Tom Clements ended his retirement to begin a second stint as the Packers quarterback coach.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has shown he’s capable of doing the improbable.
Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus says he’s retiring, ending a 10-year career in which he made 58 sacks.
Mercilus, 31, announced his decision Wednesday via Instagram. The 2012 first-round draft pick from Illinois spent nearly his entire career with the Houston Texans before playing four regular-season games and one playoff contest with the Green Bay Packers last season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns filled a major need, signing free agent punter Corey Bojorquez to a two-year contract on Monday.
Bojorquez spent last season with Green Bay. He averaged 46.5 yards on 53 punts, including a season-best 82 yarder for the Packers.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Billy Turner's one-year deal with the Denver Broncos represents not only a homecoming but a reunion.
Turner, who played in Denver from 2016-18, and Broncos new head coach Nathaniel Hackett developed a close friendship during their time together in Green Bay, where Turner blossomed as a versatile and dependable offensive lineman.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon.
Nixon appeared in 40 games and made two starts during his three seasons with the Raiders.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Chandon Sullivan signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, the latest player to switch from one NFC North rival to another.
The 25-year-old Sullivan played more than 76% of the snaps on defense last season for Green Bay, mostly in the slot position in the nickel package.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three years ago at the Pro Bowl, Danielle Hunter autographed a jersey and gave it to his NFC teammate, Za'Darius Smith, with an inscription that raised the possibility of a future reunion.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Free agent defensive tackle Jarran Reed says he’s heading to the Green Bay Packers.
Reed indicated his choice Tuesday by tweeting, “Let’s gooooo #GoPackGo so thankful for the opportunity to continue my career in Green Bay.” The Packers haven’t announced his addition yet.
Former Green Bay outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith was in Minnesota on Monday for a free agent visit with the Vikings, who could use another proven pass rusher but are lacking salary cap space.
The Vikings announced the arrival of Smith, who was released by the Packers a week ago after a 2021 season that was ruined by a back injury.
Free-agent cornerback Rasul Douglas and tight end Robert Tonyan are staying with the Green Bay Packers.
A person familiar with the situation says Douglas and the Packers have agreed to terms on a three-year, $21 million deal that could get up to $25.5 million.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi failed a physical Thursday, undoing Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles’ first big free-agent deal.
Poles announced the situation in a statement Friday when the former Cincinnati Bengals player was set to appear for an introductory news conference at Halas Hall.
The Las Vegas Raiders have finalized their trade for All-Pro receiver Davante Adams, giving quarterback Derek Carr the top wideout that had been missing from the offense.
The deal was agreed to on Thursday and announced Friday with the Raiders sending the Packers first and second-round picks in this year's draft for the game's most productive receiver.