GREEN BAY — DeShone Kizer has already had quite the NFL career after just one year in the league. But what a year it was starting for the winless Cleveland Browns as a rookie. Now Kizer is in a completely different situation with the Green Bay Packers. There are no expectations to start with Aaron Rodgers healthy again. He might not even be the top backup come fall with Brett Hundley back and hoping to be the top reserve behind Rodgers for a third straight year. Kizer expects to
GREEN BAY — Officials of Green Bay Packaging say the company is spending more than $500 million to build a new paper mill in Wisconsin. CEO Will Kress said Tuesday that the new mill is “a huge monetary commitment” for Green Bay Packaging. Company leaders say their current 71-year-old facility is outdated and inefficient. WLUK-TV reports the new mill, to be built on the same site as the current mill in Green Bay, is expected to preserve more than 1,100 jobs, with the company
GREEN BAY — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to Lambeau Field for Packers minicamp after the safety cited personal issues for missing some voluntary offseason workouts. Clinton-Dix said that the death of his godmother following a heart attack hit him hard. She was a school principal who played a formative role in Clinton-Dix’s upbringing. “I learned everything. I learned the principles of being a young man, not taking anything for granted,” he said. Having the opportunity
MADISON — When women at a group home for cognitively disabled elderly in Green Bay heard the home’s former proprietor was moving back in, they were terrified. One swore to the home’s supervisor that she wouldn’t allow it: John, she said, was “dirty.” “I don’t like what he does to us,” she said. Her housemate quickly shushed her, saying she wasn’t supposed to tell. Police were called in but struggled to build a case against the man.
INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon spent in Green Bay, reading books while lying in the grass with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers. As retirement comes racing toward her, she’s never been more at ease — except for one thing. Patrick was looking relaxed at the final media day of her racing career, wearing white cutoff shorts and $500 Golden Goose sneakers — with just a touch of gray hair at
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers’ eventful offseason included a trip to India to see the spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and a pit stop to watch his girlfriend, race car driver Danica Patrick, at Daytona. He also purchased a minority stake in the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. This week, it’s back to the practice field for the two-time NFL MVP. On-field offseason workouts have started for the Green Bay Packers. They are especially important for a team that has had a lot of change
GREEN BAY — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Packers’ roster began on Friday. While what they did during the first of two post-draft rookie orientation camp practices won’t decide their fates, coach Mike McCarthy believes a good start is vital for them all. All eyes were on the team’s top two draft picks, Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville, and Josh Jackson, a cornerback from Iowa. The practices included 11 draft picks, 14 undrafted free-agent
GREEN BAY — Green Bay police have arrested four people and seized about $70,000 worth of marijuana in a drug bust authorities said is more than a year in the making. Officers executed a search warrant on a home Thursday. Authorities seized about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of marijuana packaged for sale, along with two guns and $7,600 in cash, Police Chief Andrew Smith said. Smith said it’s one of the largest marijuana busts he has seen. “I think our guys were a little bit
GREEN BAY — To get back to the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers’ defense needs to improve against the pass. Adding three tall receivers to the offense for quarterback Aaron Rodgers can’t hurt either. The two-time NFL MVP got help in the passing game on the third day of the NFL draft after the Packers prioritized pass defense in the early rounds. General manager Brian Gutekunst drafted three wideouts, starting with Missouri’s J’Mon Moore in the fourth round.