GREEN BAY — An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. At the Super Bowl, Rodgers called it “interesting” that the Packers replaced quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt “without consulting me.” Also that week, he spoke of the possibility he might have to finish his career elsewhere, like predecessor Brett Favre. In the wake of the Packers’ decision to release his close friend Jordy
GREEN BAY — Green Bay Area Public Schools, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Brown County circuit courts are among schools, government offices and businesses closed in the aftermath of a record blizzard in Wisconsin. The weekend storm set snowfall records in Green Bay, Appleton and Wausau. The National Weather Service says more than 20 inches of snow fell in the Green Bay area. The storm made travel by land and air difficult, if not impossible. The Green Bay Packers were forced
GREEN BAY — Free agent cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. General manager Brian Gutekunst announced the signing on Friday. House was Green Bay’s fourth-round draft pick in 2011. He’s the second former Packers cornerback to return to the defense this offseason, joining Tramon Williams. House started all 12 games he played last year in Green Bay, finishing fourth on the team with nine passes defended. A
GREEN BAY — Tramon Williams is returning to the Green Bay Packers to help replenish the secondary. The team signed the free agent cornerback on Friday. The 11-year veteran spent the first eight seasons of his career in Green Bay, intercepting 28 passes in 127 games including 99 starts. Williams played last season with Arizona after spending two years in Cleveland. New Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was coach of the Browns in Williams’ first year in Cleveland in 2015.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. Morgan Burnett should fit right in. The two-time defending AFC North champions signed the free agent safety to a three-year deal on Tuesday, part of an overhaul in the secondary that began last week when the team cut ties with veterans Mike Mitchell, Robert Golden and William Gay. The 29-year-old Burnett has played all eight seasons of his NFL career in Green Bay, collecting 683 tackles, 44 passes defensed,
Ten regional and national bands are convening at UW-Eau Claire Friday for a cause close to everyone’s hearts: Fighting cancer. Abby Maliszewski, community events organizer for Chippewa Valley Music Festivals (Rock Fest, Country Fest), said her organization started Night for the Fight last year in order to raise funds to go toward people in Wisconsin. “It’s something that touches everyone, and we can also associate that idea with music,” Maliszewski said.
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver, but according to media reports Tuesday he’ll be getting an upgrade at tight end. The Green Bay Packers released veteran Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of Rodgers’ top targets in the passing game. Nelson was due to make $10.25 million in the final year of a four-year contract. The Packers announced the move Tuesday, a day before teams can begin to sign free agents. Former
Adrian Peterson’s short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson’s long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended too. Meanwhile, Drew Brees is staying put in the Big Easy, Case Keenum is headed to the Rocky Mountains, and Kirk Cousins will make his first visit as a free agent to Minnesota. The Vikings long have been considered a natural landing spot for one of the most valuable quarterbacks available. One day before the league’s new year begins, veteran running back Peterson
CLEVELAND — After one difficult season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away. Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The teams will also swap late-round picks, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because league rules prohibit teams from announcing any trades until next week. Kizer, who went 0-15 as a starter and led the NFL