Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

Ty Montgomery injury opens door for Packers rookie

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Packers running back Ty Montgomery is still getting used to being a running back. Via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin, rookie Jamaal Williams will get more and more reps with Montgomery out. Montgomery has missed the last two days of practice with what he called a “soft tissue” problem, and coach Mike McCarthy called a “lower leg” injury.

Martellus Bennett, Doug Baldwin back Michael Bennett on decision to sit during national anthem

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Two days after electing to sit during the national anthem, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett received support from his brother, Martellus, and his teammate Doug Baldwin on Tuesday. "I support him, I support his movement, I support Colin Kaepernick, I support all the guys, Angela Davis, all the people that came before us to pave the way for what we're trying to do in the black community," Martellus Bennett, a Green Bay Packers tight end, said. "I support everybody and always will. I always will be very pro black, I guess would be the term to say." Baldwin said that he is considering joining Bennett's protest. "I was really proud of it. And I think we as a society should be proud,"

Soglin compares Foxconn deal to $100 million Packer Super Bowl tickets

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

MADISON, Wis. - Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is expressing his opposition to an incentive package for Foxconn by comparing it to $100 million Green Bay Packer Super Bowl tickets. “If Green Bay Packer Super Bowl tickets were available for $100 million dollars each, as bad as you wanted to go, most of us would pass,” Soglin said in a statement released Tuesday. “The Foxconn deal is an overpayment, a rip-off, of that magnitude.” Wisconsin lawmakers are considering the approval of a $3 billion financial incentives package to lure electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group to the state. “Foxconn is a terrible deal that will bankrupt our state and leave our kids holding the bill,” Soglin said. Soglin

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, the “QB whisperer”

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Green Bay Packers' tight end is with his third team in as many seasons, which means another training camp of building rapport with a new quarterback. Bennett is confident he'll do just fine connecting with Aaron Rodgers, even if the veterans might get limited reps together in preseason games. ''I need all the reps I can (get) with Aaron - practice reps, game reps, meeting room reps.

Falcons sign running back Jhurell Pressley, agree to injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Jhurell Pressley on Wednesday. Pressley, 5-foot-10, 203 pounds, played four years at New Mexico and recorded 2,725 rushing yards, 220 receiving yards and 26 total touchdowns.  Pressley signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has also had stints with the Green Bay Packers and the Falcons practice squad. Pressley’s signing comes after running back Devonta Freeman was placed in concussion protocol on Monday and the waiving of running back B.J. Daniels on Tuesday after Daniels suffered a hamstring injury. The Falcons also announced on Wednesday they reached an injury settlement with Daniels, another member of the Falcons practice

A former Acton-Boxboro soccer star is dating Aaron Rodgers?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

A onetime soccer star at Acton-Boxboro High School who was later co-captain of the Harvard squad may be dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The New York Post reports that Rodgers squired Marie Margolius into the East Pole Kitchen & Bar over the weekend, supping at the popular Upper East Side haunt on cheeseburgers and monkfish and drinking malbec and pinot noir. At 33, Rodgers is nearly a decade older than the 24-year-old Margolius, but it’s her anonymity that may appeal to him most. Rodgers, whose team won the Super Bowl in 2010, previously dated “The Newsroom” actress Olivia Munn for three years, and there have been reports that their relationship caused friction in his family.

Packers safety Josh Jones carted off with injury

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Packers rookie safety Josh Jones was carted off the practice field Tuesday with his lower leg wrapped in ice. The Packers list Jones as a safety, but in 43 snaps of the team’s first preseason game, Jones played both safety spots and linebacker. The initial depth chart listed Jones as the backup to Morgan Burnett at strong safety.

Packers claim DE Shaneil Jenkins off waivers, place TE Beau Sandland on IR

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The Packers claimed defensive end Shaneil Jenkins off waivers from the Seahawks, placed tight end Beau Sandland on injured reserve to make room. Jenkins, 23, originally signed with the Broncos in 2016 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Shepherd (W.Va.) University. After being released by the Broncos on Aug. 3, 2016, he signed with the Cowboys four days later.

Long snapper Brett Goode feels at home with Packers again

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Brett Goode had quite an eventful week. Returning to the Green Bay Packers was only part of it. Last Monday morning, the veteran long snapper - an unsigned free agent despite spending the past nine seasons with the Packers - was still unemployed when his wife, Monica, went into labor with the couple's second child.

Kirk Cousins will play against the Packers

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Looking back at the second half of the 2016 season, the Redskins running back depth chart became quite clear: Rob Kelley started, Chris Thompson served as third down back, and Mack Brown claimed the RB3 role.  With the addition of Samaje Perine in the 2017 draft, some questions emerged about that depth chart. One of the biggest questions was what would happen to 2015 third round pick Matt Jones.  It's a well told story by now, Jones started the 2016 season as the unquestioned starter. A series of fumbles and reluctance to play special teams landed him on the bench, and inactive for the second half of the year.  With that backstory surrounding the running back position, watching what backs got