GREEN BAY — In his first two games with the Green Bay Packers, Jimmy Graham’s impact on the offense has been obvious — in two very different ways. He caught just two passes for 8 yards in the season opener against Chicago, but the attention Graham drew allowed wide receivers Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison to have big days. Last week against Minnesota, Graham caught six passes for 95 yards and had a more direct role in the offense’s production —
GREEN BAY — Every week, the Green Bay Packers are like any other NFL team, sending video of officials’ calls they didn’t agree with to the league office for review. This week’s will have one that undoubtedly the league already knows the team is unhappy with: Linebacker Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing-the-passer penalty late in the fourth quarter, a call that wiped out a Packers interception and allowed the Minnesota Vikings to escape Lambeau Field with a 29-
GREEN BAY — A blockbuster deal brought a new wrinkle to the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field tonight, just in time for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to potentially make his debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers. A premier player joins what figures to be an already tough defense. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks can’t hide his glee. “When we got him, I was just so excited just to have such a prolific pass-rusher next to me.
GREEN BAY — The Packers are keeping more quarterbacks than running backs on their season-opening roster. Undrafted free agent Tim Boyle made the roster as the third quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and DeShone Kizer. Green Bay’s initial 53-man roster lists just Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery at running back. In a bit of a surprise, veteran fullback Aaron Ripkowski was released. Running back Aaron Jones will also start the year on the reserve/suspended list after the NFL
MINNEAPOLIS — Will the Minnesota Vikings pick up where they left off, following their surge to the NFC championship game last season? Or will the Green Bay Packers rebound forcefully enough to take back the division they’ve mostly dominated for two decades? The annual report on the NFC North has almost always focused on the Packers, the Vikings or both of these fierce rivals since the NFL’s most recent realignment produced the current eight-division format in 2002. With new
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers needed just one drive to look at home in his first action at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard score , and Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the Green Bay Packers’ 51-34 win Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Five minutes after throwing the pick, Mason Rudolph found JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 4-yard touchdown pass. Rudolph,
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of practice. “I care about winning, No. 1, and I’m going to say and do the things that I feel like can advance us,” Rodgers said. “It’s going to be tough at some points. It’s not a
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers’ younger players after a frustrating period at practice. It appears that some of the rookie wideouts are the focus of his displeasure. Rodgers was running the scout team during one practice session on Tuesday, a sign that he likely won’t be playing in the Packers’ preseason opener on Thursday against Tennessee. Younger players who normally may not get many reps with