Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

Greg Olsen joins Seattle Seahawks on one-year, $7m deal

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Greg Olsen has joined the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract reportedly worth $7million. Tight end Olsen was a free agent after being released by the Carolina Panthers and will now link up with quarterback Russell Wilson in a deal that has $5.5m in guarantees. "The Seahawks are adding one of the NFL's most accomplished tight ends for the 2020 season," read the team's statement confirming the move.

Bill Curry Executive Profile: ‘Champions will persevere no matter what you do to them’

Friday, February 14th, 2020

He said, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life. quot; Neither one of us thought I'd be playing in the NFL. He said, "Go do something [with your degree] for 10 years and if you insist on this madness after that, then you come back.

Packers CB House retires after eight seasons

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

House, 30, did not play in the NFL in 2019, but he spent six years with the Packers in two separate stints (2011-14, 2017-18). In between, House joined the Jacksonville Jaguars on a four-year, $24.5 million contract, playing two seasons before his release. A fourth-round pick of the Packers out of New Mexico State in 2011, House played 87 games (46 starts) in his career, notching seven interceptions, 54 pass breakups and 221 tackles.

Mark Gastineau finally sounds off about Michael Strahan breaking his sack record on controversial play

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

A little more than 18 years ago, Michael Strahan broke Mark Gastineau's NFL single-season sack record. Gastineau hasn't let it go. Strahan's record of 22.5 sacks in a single season is impressive, yet controversial.

Packers cornerback Davon House retires

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Cornerback Davon House hasn't played for the Packers since early in the 2018 season. The Packers announced that House was retiring as a member of the team. In six seasons with the Packers, he had 123 tackles (102 solo), three interceptions, three sacks, 46 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Austin Gilgronis: why would a US rugby club name itself after a cocktail?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

It is said that Austin's celebrated weirdness is being alloyed by corporate conformity as the Texan capital gentrifies, but its Major League Rugby club is here to show that rampant commercialism can be off-the-wall, too. In a nation known for quirky team nicknames (hello, Hartford Yard Goats, Batavia Muckdogs and Binghamton Rumble Ponies), Austin's may be the most bizarre of all. Last month, less than two weeks before the start of the third MLR season, the artists formerly known as the Austin Herd declared that they are now the Austin Gilgronis, in reference to “a new Texas-sized cocktail, to be released soon”.

49ers’ George Kittle in line to become NFL’s highest-paid tight end

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

SANTA CLARA -- Tight end George Kittle is scheduled to be the 49ers' 31st highest-paid player for the 2020 season. Kittle just completed his third season, during which he was selected as first-team All-Pro. "I'll let my agent handle all those questions," Kittle said on Wednesday, as the 49ers held their final team meeting and cleared out their lockers, three days after the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

What Went Wrong: The Bears come out flat against the Packers in Week 1

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

What Went Wrong aims to take a look at each of the Bears' eight losses and figure out, well, just that. An early-Autumn breeze off Lake Michigan made for picture-perfect conditions as the NFL all found themselves in Chicago for a massive 100th Birthday party. Then they actually, you know, ran the play, and Tarik Cohen fumbled the pitch two yards behind the line of scrimmage.

Packers Hall of Fame safety Wood dies at 83

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Former Green Bay Packers safety Willie Wood died Monday at the age of 83, the team announced. Per the Packers, the Pro Football Hall of Famer "had been confined to assisted living facilities for roughly 13 years and had suffered from advanced stage dementia for close to a decade or more." "The Green Bay Packers Family lost a legend today with the passing of Willie Wood," Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement.

Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl history, died Monday. Wood died of natural causes in Washington, according to Robert Schmidt, his longtime friend and former teammate at Southern California. After being undrafted out of Southern California, Wood sent postcards to several NFL teams seeking a tryout.