Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

Reports: TE Roberts fails another physical; waived by Packers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Green Bay Packers waived tight end Michael Roberts Wednesday after he failed a team physical, according to multiple reports. The Packers claimed Roberts off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday. The Lions released Roberts on Friday after his trade to the New England Patriots for a 2020 seventh-round pick was rescinded due to a failed physical.

Packers to hold 13 open training-camp practices

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Philadelphia's decision to open only one training-camp practice to fans is looking more and more ill-advised as other teams announce their own training-camp schedules. The Packers have announced their camp dates, which will include 13 open practices. The unique connection between the Packers and the community becomes obvious during training camp, with players riding to and from practice bikes volunteered by local kids, and a very family-friendly vibe emanating from the entire process.

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander setting lofty goals for second season

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander intends to make some significant strides in his second season in Green Bay. Alexander believes he can play to a standard deserving of postseason recognition now that he has a year of experience under his belt. Alexander was the 18th overall pick of last year's NFL Draft and appeared in 13 games with 11 starts for the Packers in 2018.

Packers claim TE Roberts off waivers from Lions

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Green Bay Packers claimed tight end Michael Roberts off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday, according to multiple reports. The Lions released Roberts on Friday after his trade to the New England Patriots for a 2020 seventh-round pick was rescinded due to a failed physical. New England was expected to have interest in claiming Roberts, but Green Bay had a higher waiver priority.

Aaron Rodgers may not have audible freedom he had with Mike McCarthy under Matt LaFleur’s new system

Monday, June 17th, 2019

However now, after the Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy and replaced him with Matt LaFleur this offseason, Rodgers is having to start over in a new system for the first time in a long time. And one of the biggest challenges in the new offense, LaFleur said, is Rodgers' ability to call and change plays at the line of scrimmage. That's not necessarily something built into the offensive scheme LaFleur is bringing to Green Bay.

Longtime Packers athletic trainer Pepper Burruss retiring

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The last couple of years have brought generational change to the Packers organization. It's continuing now, with longtime head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss retiring — ending an NFL career that began three years before coach Matt LaFleur was born. Burruss has been with the Packers the last 26 years, after spending the first 16 years with the Jets.

Like father, like son: WR Beebe catches on with Vikings

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski remembers when undrafted free agent Chad Beebe showed up for a long-shot audition to make the team. Beebe had a famous last name, but Stefanski knew little else about the undersized wide receiver from Northern Illinois. "He showed up last season at rookie minicamp and he really didn't have a name for himself," Stefanski told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Michael Silver details Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ early impressions of head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

NFL Network's Michael Silver discusses Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' early impressions of head coach Matt LaFleur's new offense.

Davante Adams embracing new leadership role with Packers

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

With Jordy Nelson long gone and Randall Cobb in Dallas, there now is an undisputed leader in the Green Bay Packers wide receivers' room. Davante Adams spent a portion of the team's practice Wednesday during mandatory minicamp coaching young wideouts on routes and concepts, a role the sixth-year veteran says he has embraced. You're a small fish in a big pond again and you want to let guys like Jordy, Randall, James Jones, those type of guys, take the brunt of the leadership role and don't step on any toes.

Packers S Josh Jones returns for mandatory minicamp

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Safety Josh Jones, who missed all of the voluntary organized team activities, appeared on the practice field with his teammates as the Green Bay Packers opened their mandatory minicamp. The third-year safety was sidelined with a hamstring injury, said general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur said he doesn't anticipate Jones being able to practice the rest of the week.