Fantasy Football News & Views
Packers | Aaron Rodgers to begin contract talks? Fri Feb 16, 10:08 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' contract extension will likely be a priority this offseason, according to Pete Dougherty of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, and Dougherty believes Rodgers will sign a record-setting deal.Link to story
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Packers | Ty Montgomery could move back to WR Wed Feb 14, 10:25 AM
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery could move back to wide receiver, according to beat writer Rob Demovsky.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery's body broke down as a featured back for the Packers in 2017. They could move him to receiver to take the place of Randall Cobb in the slot. Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will split duties in the backfield for the Packers in 2018.|
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Packers | Trevor Davis may see more snaps Sun Feb 11, 04:45 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis should have a bigger role as a receiver next season, in the opinion of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Michael Cohen.
|Footballguys view: He's emerged as their best return man, but Davis is buried on the depth chart at wide receiver. Davis did get 55 snaps on offense over the last two games of the regular season, catching three passes for 56 yards (all in Week 17). He's an explosive player with the ball in his hands, but injuries would have to hit in front of him on the depth chart for Davis to play a fantasy relevant role.|
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Packers | Aaron Jones looking to strengthen legs Sun Feb 11, 04:44 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will work on strengthening his legs this offseason so he can hopefully avoid medial collateral ligament tears, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans.Link to story
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Packers | Jason Spriggs may not be ready until camp Sun Feb 11, 01:46 PM
Green Bay Packers OT Jason Spriggs (knee) did not need to undergo surgery to repair his dislocated kneecap, but he could be sidelined until training camp.Link to story
Packers | Jahri Evans may retire Sun Feb 11, 01:28 PM
Green Bay Packers OG Jahri Evans said he would consider retirement this offseason.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Rodgers to be 'ready to go' in April Tue Feb 6, 01:14 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he's had no limitations on his offseason workouts that he participates in on his own and that he'll be full go by the time the team returns for their offseason program in mid-April. 'I'm back into everything I like to do in the offseason with my training, and I'll be ready to go when we're back in April,' Rodgers said. He also mentioned that he's 'feeling great.'
|Footballguys view: The Packers are Super Bowl contenders with Rodgers healthy in 2018. Even though he could be 'full go' in OTAs, expect the Packers to ease him into action. Joe Philbin takes over (again) at OC for the Packers, and we know the offense is going to flow through Rodgers and his arm.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers realistic about future Sat Feb 3, 11:04 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes he has many good years left in him, but he acknowledged that he could finish his career with a different team. 'I think you have to be humble enough to realize if it could happen to Brett (Favre), it can happen to you,' Rodgers said.
|Footballguys view: It won't happen any time soon after Brett Hundley showed himself to be a limited quarterback, or at least limited in Green Bay's conception of what he can and can't do. They appeared to keep him on the conservative side, but it still wasn't a good showing. With Hundley entering free agency next year, they need to know what they have in Joe Callahan.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers questions QB coach decision Thu Feb 1, 12:46 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he was not even consulted before former quarterbacks coach, and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt was fired, adding that the decision was 'interesting.' Rodgers said he had a close connection with Van Pelt.
|Footballguys view: This is pretty insane and while the tail shouldn't be wagging the dog, Rodgers is vital enough to where you'd think he would get a say. It remains to be seen how much drama this creates and whether it will impact his play but it has "Bad Idea" written all over it.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers says he's fine Thu Feb 1, 10:17 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said his collarbone is fine Thursday, Feb. 1.
|Footballguys view: We expect him to be ready to go by the season, but we're more fascinated by the talk that he not only didn't know his quarterbacks coach was getting relieved of his duties and is none too pleased. That could have a bigger impact than the shoulder.|
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Packers | Jake Ryan to receive pay raise Wed Jan 31, 07:18 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan was originally scheduled to make $705,000 in 2018, but his salary will increase to $1.905 million because he qualified for the proven performance escalator. Ryan received the escalator because he played at least 35 percent of the snaps in two of his first three seasons.
|Footballguys view: Ryan started 22 games over the last two seasons and at least 10 in each of them. He has been a bargain although he hasn't proven himself as a long term starter despite the title of the escalator.|
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Packers | Kevin King expected to be fully healthy Fri Jan 26, 12:15 AM
Green Bay Packers CB Kevin King (shoulder) is expected to make a full recovery from his December surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.Link to story
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Packers | Jason Simmons gets new role Thu Jan 25, 01:56 AM
The Green Bay Packers named Jason Simmons as secondary coach Wednesday, Jan. 24. Simmons had served as a special teams assistant since 2015.Link to story
Packers | David Raih named WR coach Thu Jan 25, 01:55 AM
The Green Bay Packers named David Raih as their wide receivers coach Wednesday, Jan. 24. Raih was the team's offensive perimeter coach last season.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay officially hires three ex-Colts Thu Jan 25, 01:26 AM
The Green Bay Packers hired offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler and special teams assistant Maurice Drayton on Wednesday, Jan. 24.Link to story
Packers | Jerry Montgomery gets promotion in GB Wed Jan 24, 08:43 PM
Green Bay Packers defensive front assistant Jerry Montgomery is staying put after turning down an offer to join the Texas A&M coaching staff. He was announced as Green Bay's new defensive line coach Wednesday, Jan. 24.Link to story
Packers | Jamaal Williams wants to be more explosive Tue Jan 23, 03:05 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams is focusing on improving his explosiveness this offseason. Williams wants to have quicker feet, more speed and to make sure his knees are up. He added that he'll be working on his lateral movements and speed in order to make sure his knees are up and that his lower body is stronger.
|Footballguys view: Williams is a big back, and he does a good job of keeping his feet after contact...but nobody is calling him an explosive player. That could change as he reshapes his body and his preparation for the league. Even with Ty Montgomery splitting time in the backfield (for one more year), Williams is a dynasty asset we love.|
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Packers | Jamaal Williams seeking to get faster Tue Jan 23, 01:34 AM
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams conceded that in his exit interviews with head coach Mike McCarthy and running backs coach Ben Sirmans, 'We were just in agreement that I've got to get my feet quicker and just get a little more speed happening and make sure that my knees are up. So, I'm just going to be working on my lateral movements, speed, make sure I get my knees up, make sure my lower body's a lot stronger.'Link to story
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Packers | Scott McCurley to return to Packers Fri Jan 19, 02:27 PM
Former Green Bay Packers inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley will rejoin the team's coaching staff under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, according to sources. McCurley's role on the coaching staff is uncertain at this point.Link to story
Packers | Davon House receives bonus Mon Jan 15, 01:25 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Davon House will receive a $500,000 bonus because he was on the field for more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps this season.Link to story
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Packers | Damarious Randall will have surgery Mon Jan 15, 12:32 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall (hand) is scheduled to undergo hand surgery Monday, Jan. 15, and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks, according to a source.Link to story
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Packers | Green Bay hires Patrick Graham Fri Jan 12, 12:57 AM
The Green Bay Packers hired New York Giants defensive line coach Patrick Graham on Thursday, Jan. 11. Graham will likely coach linebackers, according to Tom Silverstein.
|Footballguys view: Mike Pettine will be the defensive coordinator for the Packers in 2018, and it looks like Graham is going to coach the linebackers. That's the job he had with the Patriots for a few years before joining the Giants staff. During his time in New England, Graham was able to develop players like Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins.|
Packers | Joe Whitt Jr. gets a promotion Thu Jan 11, 01:54 AM
The Green Bay Packers promoted Joe Whitt Jr. to defensive passing game coordinator Wednesday, Jan. 10. Whitt had been the team's cornerbacks coach since 2009.Link to story
Packers | Joel Bouagnon signed by Packers Wed Jan 10, 03:59 PM
Free-agent RB Joel Bouagnon (Bears) was signed to a Reserve/Future deal by the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, Jan. 10.
|Footballguys view: At 6'2" 230 pounds, Bouagnon is a grinder with a nose for the end zone. He's not going to run away from defenders or make anybody miss, but he can lower his head and gain yards after contact. In super super deep dynasty leagues we always like to monitor these type of power backs, especially if you play in a TD-premium league.|
Packers | Green Bay officially hires coordinators Wed Jan 10, 01:17 PM
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Joe Philbin and former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine were officially named the offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively, for the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, Jan. 10.
|Footballguys view: Pettine has crafted quality defenses before in stops with the Bills and the Jets. He worked as a consultant last season for the Seahawks. Philbin is back where he was a few years ago as he worked under Mike McCarthy as the OC for Green Bay from 2007-2011. McCarthy will retain play-calling duties, but Philbin is a trusted associate who can help craft a plan for the week.|
Packers | Frank Cignetti hired by Packers Wed Jan 10, 12:33 PM
New York Giants assistant coach Frank Cignetti was hired by the Green Bay Packers as quarterbacks coach Wednesday, Jan. 10.Link to story
Packers | Edgar Bennett moving on Wed Jan 10, 01:13 AM
Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett will not return to the club, according to Tom Silverstein. Bennett was previously removed as offensive coordinator, but head coach Mike McCarthy had hoped to retain Bennett as a position coach.Link to story
Packers | Joe Philbin returning Wed Jan 10, 01:07 AM
The Green Bay Packers and Joe Philbin (Colts) have come to an agreement for Philbin to rejoin the Packers coaching staff in a yet-to-be-determined role, per Tom Silverstein. Philbin previously served as Green Bay's offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2011.Link to story
Packers | Clay Matthews had surgery Tue Jan 9, 03:21 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee) recently underwent a cleanup procedure on his injured knee, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: It's just a minor procedure, so there's no worry about Matthews availability for the offseason program that begins in the spring. Matthews was bothered by some nagging injuries, but the star veteran still notched 7.5 sacks. The Packers need to find a new defensive coordinator and are reportedly targeted Vic Fangio (Bears). No matter who gets the job, Matthews will be there as a centerpiece on that side of the ball.|
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Packers | GB hot after Vic Fangio Tue Jan 9, 09:49 AM
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has interest from the Bears, but the Green Bay Packers have him as their top choice for defensive coordinator.
|Footballguys view: With former Chiefs OC Matt Nagy hired as their new head coach, the Bears may want to keep a bright defensive mind like Fangio around if he wants to stay. The Packers would love to steal a talented coach from a division rival.|
Packers | Two Packers assistants interviewing for DC job Mon Jan 8, 01:05 PM
Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry and linebackers coach Winston Moss are interviewing for the team's vacant defensive coordinator position Monday, Jan. 8.Link to story
Packers | Joe Whitt interviewed for DC job Mon Jan 8, 01:04 PM
Green Bay Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. interviewed for the team's vacant defensive coordinator position Sunday, Jan. 7.Link to story
Packers | Russ Ball promoted Mon Jan 8, 11:37 AM
Green Bay Packers vice president of football administration Russ Ball was promoted to executive vice president/director of football operations Monday, Jan. 8.Link to story
Packers | Brian Gutekunst lands five-year deal Mon Jan 8, 10:39 AM
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst signed a five-year contract.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay to be a player in free agency Sun Jan 7, 09:21 PM
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst will be more aggressive in free agency than his predecessor, Ted Thompson, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Being 'a player' in free agency isn't much when compared to what Thompson did in that process, which was next to nothing each year. Thompson believed in building through the draft and limiting free agent signings. It sounds like the Packers will be more aggressive, which by nature should happen even if they're just middle of the road compared to other teams.|
Packers | Green Bay hopes Eliot Wolf stays Sun Jan 7, 02:55 PM
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst want director of football operations Eliot Wolf to remain with the team and will try to convince him to not take a job with another organization, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | Brian Gutekunst to be Packers GM Sun Jan 7, 01:43 PM
Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst will be named as the Packers new general manager.
|Footballguys view: Gutekunst was getting interest from the Texans for their open GM position, but he cancelled his interview with Houston so he could take this promotion with the Packers. He's been with the team for 19 years in the front office, and Gutekunst will take the reins as Ted Thompson (former Packers GM) gets a new title.|
Packers | Vic Fangio may be option for GB Sun Jan 7, 12:15 PM
The Green Bay Packers are expected to show interest in Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their defensive coordinator position.Link to story
Packers | Joe Philbin expected to join Packers staff Sat Jan 6, 02:15 PM
Updating a previous report, the Green Bay Packers are expected to add Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Joe Philbin to their coaching staff, according to sources. He is expected to take on many of the offensive coordinator duties regardless of what title he receives. Head coach Mike McCarthy will continue to call the offensive plays.Link to story
Packers | Joe Philbin expected to talk with GB Sat Jan 6, 02:04 PM
Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Joe Philbin is expected to talk with the Green Bay Packers about a position on their coaching staff, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | GB not allowed to talk with John Schneider Sat Jan 6, 09:51 AM
The Green Bay Packers have been denied permission to interview Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider for their general managerial vacancy, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Schneider, a Wisconsin native, was a long-time scout for the Packers before getting his chance with the Seahawks to be their GM in 2010. He's signed through 2021 and there's no out clause in his contract.|
Packers | Jim Hostler joining Green Bay staff Fri Jan 5, 11:07 PM
Indianapolis Colts wide receivers coach Jim Hostler will take over the same position with the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | GB not allowed to talk with Teryl Austin Fri Jan 5, 04:38 PM
The Green Bay Packers have been denied permission to interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their vacant defensive coordinator position.Link to story
Packers | Reggie McKenzie rejects GM interview Fri Jan 5, 04:28 PM
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie rejected the opportunity to interview for the Green Bay Packers vacant general manager position.
|Footballguys view: McKenzie came from the Packers where he worked under former Green Bay GM Ted Thompson. With the Raiders looking to hire Jon Gruden as head coach, McKenzie will work diligently to get him the talent he needs to win.|
Packers | Green Bay interested in Teryl Austin Fri Jan 5, 03:39 PM
The Green Bay Packers are interested in interviewing Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | George Paton was of interest to Packers Fri Jan 5, 11:24 AM
Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton was denied permission to interview for the Green Bay Packers' general manager opening, according to a source.Link to story
Packers | Brian Gutekunst interviewing for GB promotion Fri Jan 5, 09:32 AM
Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst is interviewing for the vacant general manager position Friday, Jan. 5.Link to story
Packers | Tim McGarigle headed to Northwestern Fri Jan 5, 01:42 AM
Green Bay Packers defensive quality control coach Tim McGarigle will be joining the coaching staff at Northwestern University for the upcoming season.Link to story
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Packers | Green Bay signs Ahmad Thomas Thu Jan 4, 05:39 PM
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent LB Ahmad Thomas (Packers) Thursday, Jan. 4. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Three current coaches DC candidates Thu Jan 4, 03:08 PM
Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and safeties coach Darren Perry will be considered for the vacant defensive coordinator position, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
|Footballguys view: The Packers like to do things in house, so this makes sense. Still, pulling from the same tree seems counter-intuitive if you are unhappy with 2017's production.|