The Green Bay Packers announced Friday that wide receiver Davante Adams has signed a contract extension, locking up one of the team’s most important young players. According to media reports, the deal is worth $58.75 million over four years, with $32 million guaranteed and an $18 million signing bonus. Fellow wideouts Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb both have one year remaining on their four-year deals. The 25-year-old Adams leads the team this year with 74 catches for 885 yards and 10
Twice in the past three seasons, this was a de facto NFC North title game. Now, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are already out of the playoff race. So much for another big showdown in the regular-season finale. For both the Lions and Packers, the offseason begins the moment today’s game ends in Detroit. Both teams showed promise at times in 2017, but an injury to Aaron Rodgers derailed Green Bay, and the Lions stumbled down the stretch for a second straight season. When these
GREEN BAY — Jordy Nelson missed a second day of practice with a shoulder injury, leaving his availability in the Packers’ already short-handed receiving group in doubt for Green Bay’s season finale against Detroit. Leading receiver Davante Adams, who was in the concussion protocol following a hit two weeks ago from Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, also appears unlikely to face the Lions after missing practice Thursday. Fourth receiver Geronimo Allison sat out Thursday with
GREEN BAY — Davon House’s shoulder hurts and his back aches. At this point, the Green Bay Packers are playing for pride and taking a look at potential contributors for next season — leaving the futures of players such as House, a veteran cornerback, in doubt going into the final week of the season. “Last year during this time, I was wishing I could be back here,” House said following the Packers’ 16-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night at
GREEN BAY — Out of the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the Packers were a little subdued in the locker room this week. They’re not used to playing games in late December that don’t have postseason implications for themselves. But don’t call them “spoilers.” “I’m not really interested in being a spoiler or an underdog. We’re the Green Bay Packers. That doesn’t change,” coach Mike McCarthy said ahead of
7:30 p.m. today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth).Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM, Packers broadcast), WMEQ (106.3-FM, 880-AM, Vikings broadcast). Line: Vikings by 9. Over/under: 41. Record against spread: Vikings 10-4, Packers 7-7. Series record: Packers lead 60-51-2. Lastmeeting: Vikings beat Packers 23-10 on Oct. 15. Last week: Vikings beat Bengals 34-7; Packers lost to Panthers 31-24. AP Pro32 ranking:Vikings No. 3, Packers No. 18.
Noon today at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. TV: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Panthers by 3. Over/under: 47. Record against spread: Green Bay 7-6, Carolina 8-5. Series record: Packers lead 9-5. Last meeting: Panthers beat Packers 37-29 on Nov. 8, 2015. Last week: Packers beat Browns 27-21; Panthers beat Vikings 31-24. AP Pro32 ranking: Packers No. 15, Panthers No. 7. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush 17, pass 24.
Noon today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. TV: Fox (Tim Brando, Greg Jennings). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Packers by 2½. Over/under: 45. Record against spread: Tampa Bay 3-7-1, Green Bay 5-6. Series record: Packers lead 32-21-1. Last meeting: Packers beat Buccaneers 20-3 on Dec. 21, 2014. Last week: Buccaneers lost to Falcons 34-20; Packers lost to Steelers 31-28. AP Pro32 ranking: Buccaneers No. 25, Packers No. 21. Buccaneers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 14,