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Packers eager to see full season of Lacy, Rodgers

Packers running back Eddie Lacy is ready to build on his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign. More>>

Packers announce practice squad

The Green Bay Packers have signed 10 players to the practice squad.
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Packers announce final 53-man roster

The Green Bay Packers have released 18 players and placed T Aaron Adams, LB Nate Palmer, TE Jake Stoneburner and DT Khyri Thornton on injured reserve.
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Packers rookies Janis, Elliott bolster roster bids

The rookies who have made two of the strongest impressions this preseason for the Green Bay Packers weren't at the top of the team's draft board. More>>

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. More>>

Chiefs' bus in accident before Packers game Video included

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Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident. The Outagamie County sheriff's office says it was escorting the Chiefs' five buses from the airport to the hotel Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle entered the intersection and collided with one of the buses. More>>

Welcome Back Pack luncheon

Chamber of Commerce meetings aren't always the most exciting get together's, but every year about this time, the Green Bay chamber puts on a good one.
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Packers place six on injured reserve

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The Packers whittled the roster down to 75 by placing six players on injured reserve. The procedural move ends the season for Jared Abbrederis, Don Barclay, Raijon Neal, BJ Raji, Joe Thomas and Andrew Tiller. More>>

Packers game on man's bucket list Video included

A Wausau man will have a wish come true later this week when he attends his first Packers game at Lambeau Field.
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Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

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After losing two starters in the trenches to injuries, the Green Bay Packers are moving on with the preseason winding down. They got a bit of good news Monday when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all of camp.
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Packers C Tretter out "multiple weeks"

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Packers center JC Tretter will be out for “multiple weeks,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Sunday.
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Reports: Packers DL Raji out for season

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 ESPN reported Saturday afternoon that Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji is out for the season after sustaining a torn right biceps in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders
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Packers, Brett Favre on unclaimed property list

The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are among the more notable entities on the list of unclaimed property in Wisconsin, which totals nearly $440 million. More>>

Packers fans ranked No. 1 in NFL according to Forbes

Many people in Wisconsin already believe Packers fans are the best in the NFL. More>>

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

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The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He's returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers' home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He's one of the guys looking to replace Jones. More>>

Rodgers sharp as Packers beat Rams 21-7

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Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts and played into the second quarter in the Green Bay Packers' 21-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. More>>

Rams hoping Kenny Britt can be a leader against Packers

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The St. Louis Rams are hoping receiver Kenny Britt will step up as a leader this season beginning with Saturday's game against the Packers.
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Flynn, Tolzien in tight competition at backup QB

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A day after Mike McCarthy confirmed Aaron Rodgers would make his delayed 2014 debut, the Green Bay coach wasn't ready to say who would follow at quarterback when the Packers play a preseason game at St. Louis. More>>

Patriots acquire DL Jerel Worthy from Packers

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The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end.Worthy's agent, Chafie Fields, says Wednesday that the deal was conditional.
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Packers' Rodgers readies for preseason debut

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Aaron Rodgers is expected to make his 2014 debut on Saturday.Rodgers missed the preseason opener at Tennessee that was played in a drenching rainstorm. More>>

Different debuts for Packers' Adams, Tretter

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Rookie receiver Davante Adams won't use a driving rainstorm as an excuse for muffing a punt away in his Green Bay Packers preseason debut. Second-year player JC Tretter thinks his first start as the team's center went rather swimmingly for having to endure the wet weather in Tennessee. More>>

Packers fall 20-16 to Titans in rainy preseason opener

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Jackie Battle scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:02 left, and the Titans rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 20-16 Saturday night in Ken Whisenhunt's coaching debut in Tennessee. More>>

Backup plan: Flynn, Tolzien give Packers QB depth

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The Green Bay Packers have a solid backup plan at quarterback a year after starter Aaron Rodgers missed time with a collarbone injury. Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien figure to see most of the snaps on Saturday when the Packers play their preseason opener in Tennessee against the Titans. More>>

Hyde, Clinton-Dix in mix at safety for Packers

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was drafted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers to help shore up the safety position. Though second-year pro Micah Hyde appears to have the early edge to start in the secondary. Either way, the Packers hope they will have two young impact players at a position that failed to get an interception in 2013. More>>

Packers GM Thompson: Great to have Favre back

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Packers general manager Ted Thompson is happy with how the team is moving forward with former quarterback Brett Favre. More>>

UPDATE: Favre headed for Packer Hall of Fame in 2015, announcement later today Video included

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The Packers and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. issued a media advisory at 7 p.m. on Sunday, relating to a joint announcement regarding former Packers quarterback Brett Favre: More>>

Abbrederis confirms ACL injury on Twitter

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Packers receiver Jared Abbrederis ended all speculation on Saturday afternoon, tweeting out that he did indeed suffer an ACL injury. More>>

Packers unveil statue for the Lambeau Leap

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The Green Bay Packers unveiled a bronze statue outside Lambeau Field that honors one of the team's traditions. A small crowd gathered outside Lambeau Field to catch the first glimpse of the Lambeau Leap statue on Friday. The sculpture pays tribute to the post-touchdown celebration of a player jumping into the stands behind the end zone. More>>

Rodgers getting used to new receivers at camp

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Even star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had has a learning curve at the start of training camp. Rodgers is adjusting to a revamped group of receivers. He likes the depth and talent at the position, but is tempering his expectations for how things will shake out by the end of the preseason. More>>

What a catch: Packers' Lacy preps for 3-down duty

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Running back Eddie Lacy is working on different parts of his game in training camp for the Green Bay Packers. Last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year is trying to improve as a receiver.
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Packers preparing for Saturday's Family Night

GREEN BAY, WI -- A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans this Saturday for ‘Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.’ More>>

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

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The Packers have signed longtime general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension.The deal was announced after practice Wednesday.
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Cobb doesn't think he deserves contract extension yet

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With Jordy Nelson now under contract through 2018, the focus has shifted to Randall Cobb who is in the final year of his rookie deal in Green Bay. Though at this point, Cobb doesn't feel he deserves an extension. More>>

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. More>>

McCarthy changing things up for Packers camp

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Mike McCarthy isn't averse to changing things up in his ninth year coaching the Green Bay Packers. After two injury-filled seasons, an alteration is coming to how Green Bay prepares for games. More>>

Pack prez hopes Favre returns for game this year

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The Green Bay Packers painted a rosy forecast to shareholders of the future of the NFL's only publicly-owned franchise.The team remains a strong contender, while the franchise appears in strong financial health. The wait for season tickets remains long. Players report for training camp Friday.
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Packers shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field

The only publicly owned team in U.S. professional sports is holding its annual shareholders meeting.The Green Bay Packers are expecting more than 12,000 shareholders Thursday for the meeting at Lambeau Field. The Packers have about 364,000 owners. More>>

Village board approves renaming street for coach

There's Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field.The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way.
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Hawk, Rodgers pop some champagne at Lake Tahoe Video included

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A.J. Hawk and Aaron Rodgers are making the most of their last weekend of summer break.The duo is hitting the links at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe.
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AJ Hawk tackles fan at celebrity golf tournament Video included

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Packers linebacker AJ Hawk has been an annual participant in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. However, he experienced a first on Thursday. A fan asked Hawk to tackle him. After some begging from the man's friends, Hawk obliged. More>>

Finley to undergo further medical testing Wednesday

USA Today reports that free agent tight end Jermichael Finley will undergo further medical testing on Wednesday and will send the results to all 32 NFL teams. More>>

Packers post record revenue again in 2014

The Green Bay Packers had another year of record revenues, yet income fell after making some high-priced player moves. More>>

Packers dedicate new Harlan Plaza

Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Bob Harlan has been honored with the re-dedication of a new plaza in his name. More>>

Packers' McCarthy putting down roots in Titletown

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- He might be a Chicago Bears fan, but Austin Scheutz proudly displays a Packers foam cheesehead at least once a year. More>>

Mallards' Sharp not related, named after Packers' great Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- The name Sterling Sharpe is familiar to many in Wisconsin, but this summer it has a different significance. Right-handed pitcher Sterling Sharp has taken to the mound for the Madison Mallards. More>>

Packers' August 2nd Family Night sold out

All available tickets for “Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health” on Aug. 2 have been sold, the organization reported Monday. More>>

Packers sign four rookies, including Lyerla

The Packers announced the signing of three undrafted rookies and third-round pick Khyri Thornton. The team agreed to terms with safety Charles Clay out of Hawaii, defensive end Luther Robinson out of Miami and tight end Colt Lyerla out of Oregon. More>>

Packers sign 4th-round pick LB Carl Bradford

The Packers have signed fourth-round draft pick Carl Bradford, finalizing the agreement with the linebacker on the day the team opened its rookie minicamp. More>>

Abbrederis signs with the Packers

The Packers have signed both of their fifth-round draft choices. Former Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis and Ohio State center Corey Linsley agreed to terms prior to this weekend's rookie minicamp. More>>

Packers hope they're on way to shoring up defense

The Packers are pleased after the NFL draft, and coach Mike McCarthy hopes they are on their way to shoring up the defense. More>>

Packers announce undrafted rookie free agent signings

The Packers announced the signing of 12 rookie free agents. The team released linebacker Chase Thomas to clear a roster spot. The Packers will be hosting a rookie minicamp this weekend.? More>>

Packers announce training camp begins July 26, release other dates

The Packers announced Monday that the team will hold its first training camp practice on Saturday, July 26. More>>

Packers draft linebacker Bradford in 4th round

The Green Bay Packers went defensive with their draft pick Saturday, selecting Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford at No. 121 in the fourth round. Bradford started 28 games in three seasons for the Sun Devils. More>>

Packers take TE Richard Rodgers from Cal

A guy named Rodgers from California went to the Green Bay Packers in NFL draft. Tight end Richard Rodgers is going to love playing in an offense run by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. More>>

Packers pick Southern Miss DL Thornton in 3rd round

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have beefed up their defensive line by drafting Khyri Thortnon, a three-year starter at Southern Mississippi. More>>

Packers draft WR Davante Adams in 2nd round

The Packers have taken receiver Davante Adams in the second round of the NFL draft, supplying quarterback Aaron Rodgers with another target in a potent passing game. More>>

Packers go defense, take Clinton-Dix in 1st round

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have selected Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of the NFL draft, adding a hard-hitting safety to a defense that needed playmakers. More>>

Packers hire veteran Steve Marshall OL assistant

The Packers have hired Steve Marshall as their new assistant offensive line coach, turning to a veteran with more than 30 years of coaching experience in the NFL and college. More>>

Safety, LB could be early targets for Packers

Defense is a need again for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL draft. More>>

Packers happy to have DE Peppers in the fold

Ted Thompson is happy to have Julius Peppers in the fold.The Packers general manager says signing the eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end won't have an effect on what Green Bay does with its nine selections in next week's NFL draft.
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Packers release RB Orwin Smith

The Green Bay Packers have released running back Orwin Smith. Smith signed with Green Bay's practice squad in November. The 23-year-old Smith played college ball at Georgia Tech.
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Packers' assistant Hilgenberg to resign

GREEN BAY, WI (WKOW) -- Green Bay Packers assistant offensive line coachJoel Hilgenberghas made the decision to resign. The announcement was made Friday by Head Coach Mike McCarthy.“It has been a great experience for me to be with the Green Bay Packers these past few years, and I am thankful for the opportunity I was given,” Hilgenberg said. “I feel that it is more important now that I have more time to spend withmy wife, Jeanie, and our daughter, Anna. I will miss all of the great people in ... More>>

NFL to release schedule Wednesday

The NFL will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday night. The schedule normally is announced earlier, but several issues cropped up to delay its release.
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Reports: Packers re-sign QB Matt Flynn

The Packers have reached a deal with quarterback Matt Flynn, according to reports. Flynn was on the verge of visiting with the New York Giants, but the trip was called off. More>>

Future Pro Bowls to be played in Arizona, Hawaii

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that the game would return to Hawaii the following year. More>>

Packers memorabilia in new museum

Some items from the Packers Hall of Fame have a new home.
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Packers re-sign Kuhn for 1-year

GREEN BAY, WI (WKOW) -- The Green Bay Packers have re-signed FBJohn Kuhn. The signing was announced Thursday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.Kuhn played in 15 games with six starts in 2013 and rushed for 38 yards and one TD on 10 carries. He also totaled 13 receptions for 81 yards and four special teams tackles.Kuhn was claimed off of waivers by the Packers from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 2, 2007, after originally entering th... More>>

he Green Bay Packers have re-signed RB James Starks. The signing was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Packers announce team re-signs James Starks

GREEN BAY --The Green Bay Packers have re-signed RBJames Starks. The signing was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.Starks played in 13 games with one start in 2013 and rushed for 493 yards and a career-high three TDs on 89 carries. His average of 5.54 yards per carry this past season ranked No. 1 in the league among running backs with 80-plus attempts. Starks was also tied for No. 2 in the NFL with three TD runs o... More>>

Packers add free agent DT Letroy Guion

The Green Bay Packers have signed ex-Vikings tackle Letroy Guion to a one-year deal in another move to beef up the defensive line. More>>

Raiders sign James Jones

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year deal with former Green Bay wide receiver James Jones. More>>

UPDATED: Packers announce signing of DE Julius Peppers

The Green Bay Packers have signed DE Julius Peppers.
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Packers announce team re-signs DL B.J. Raji

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed DT B.J. Raji. The signing was announced Friday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. More>>

Packers announce team re-signs TE Quarless, LB Neal

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed LB/DE Mike Neal and TE Andrew Quarless. More>>

Shields, Packers agree to a new contract

The Packers and cornerback Sam Shields agreed to a new contract according to the Twitter account of Shields' agent Drew Rosenhaus. More>>

Ex-NFL player Sharper surrenders in Los Angeles

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is being held in a Los Angeles detention center after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans. More>>

Packers sign Hill and Banjo

The Packers have announced the signing of running back Michael Hill and safety Chris Banjo. More>>

Packers 9th annual Tailgate Tour set for April 15-19

The Green Bay Packers Tuesday announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,' set for April 15-19. More>>

Zook eager to return to coaching with Packers

Two years away from the sideline was enough for Ron Zook. The 30-year coaching veteran is back in football as an assistant special teams coach for the Green Bay Packers. More>>

Packers RB Lacy AP top offensive rookie

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has won The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. More>>

Packers linebackers coach stepping down

Linebacker coach Kevin Greene is leaving the Packers. More>>

New York Giants name McAdoo offensive coordinator

Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo has been hired as the New York Giants offensive coordinator. More>>

Packers' McCarthy looking for more impact players

Packers coach Mike McCarthy's offseason started way too early for his liking. More>>

WR Jones among key Packers facing uncertainty

The Packers packed up for the offseason Monday after a roller coaster of a season came to an end with a loss in the wild-card game to San Francisco. More>>

49ers edge Packers 23-20 in frigid wild-card game

Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and Colin Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead the San Francisco 49ers past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 More>>

Packers WR Cobb activated, questionable for Bears

Packers receiver Randall Cobb has been activated from injured reserve and has been listed as questionable for Sunday's crucial game against the Chicago Bears. More>>

Packers shut out of Pro Bowl

The Packers did not have a single player selected for the Pro Bowl. Eddie Lacy was named a first alternate. More>>

Rodgers' return opens up options for Packers

The Packers' offense has more options with quarterback Aaron Rodgers expected back on the field following a nearly two-month absence because of a left collarbone injury. More>>

Packers' Matthews has surgery on right thumb

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has had surgery after aggravating a right thumb injury in last week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. More>>

McCarthy not sure if Rodgers will start finale

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't sure if quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start the team's winner-take-all NFC North matchup with the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. More>>

Rodgers: Medical, organizational decision for Pack

Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field. It doesn't mean he will play Sunday against Pittsburgh. More>>

Rodgers still holding out hope he'll play Sunday

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' checklist for playing Sunday has two primary items on it: taking the majority of first-team snaps in practice Friday, and getting good results from a scan on his healing left collarbone. More>>

Green, Ruettgers join Packers Hall of Fame

Former Green Bay Packers players Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame next summer. More>>

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