Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

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.

Aaron Rodgers makes ‘seven-figure’ donation to Cal football program

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Aaron Rodgers is giving back to the program that helped him reach the NFL. Rodgers, the longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback, made a “seven-figure” gift to the football program at the University of California, where he starred in 2003 and 2004 before being selected in the first round of the NFL draft. The school said Rodgers' contribution (the exact amount was not disclosed) will be used to renovate its locker room and create a new scholarship in Rodgers' name.

Messi is sports world’s highest earner: Forbes

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Lionel Messi was the world's highest paid athlete over the past year, Forbes reported on Tuesday in its annual sporting rich list. Barcelona and Argentina star Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, raking in $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. That put Messi ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus and Portugal star who was second with earnings of $109 million.

Cal Football Receives Seven Figure Gift from Aaron Rodgers

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Cal may once again be Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood. Or at least the locker room will be, as the former Cal Bear and current Green Bay Packers quarterback made a seven-figure donation to Cal Athletics to both renovate the football locker room and establish the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship. "I'm pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football,” Rodgers said in a Cal release.

Pricey tickets for Packers-Raiders preseason game in Winnipeg

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Fans in Canada are having to pay regular-season prices if they want to attend the preseason game between the Packers and Raiders in Winnipeg. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the cheapest tickets available anywhere are $112. That's far more than the Packers' other preseason games (two at Lambeau Field and one in Baltimore), all of which have tickets available on second-hand markets for less than $20.

Packers claim Pharoah McKever off waivers

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Packers signed third-round pick Jace Sternberger on Monday and they added another tight end to their 90-man roster as a waiver claim. The NFL's daily transaction report brings word that they have claimed Pharoah McKever off of waivers. McKever was cut loose by the Jaguars when they claimed tackle Andrew Lauderdale off of waivers last week.

49ers give promotion to Salli Clavelle, NFL’s only full-time female scout

Monday, June 10th, 2019

ers give promotion to Salli Clavelle, NFL's only full-time female scout originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The 49ers on Monday announced the promotion of Salli Clavelle to the role of pro personnel analyst. Clavelle is the only female to hold a full-time scouting position in the NFL, according to The Athletic. She joined the 49ers last summer during training camp as a scouting assistant.