Tag:Green Bay Packers
Posted on: February 3, 2010 12:59 pm
The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Eagles have signed former Redskins punter Durant Brooks . Brooks will compete with restricted free agent Sav Rocca for the punting spot.
Brooks was awarded the Ray Guy Award in his senior year at Georgia Tech for being the best punter in the country. He was drafted by the Redskins in 2008, but only played six games with the franchise before winding up on the Green Bay Packers practice squad for the remainder of the season.
He was not on any NFL team roster last season.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 3:48 pm
On two plays that could turn the Packers' potentially promising season on its ear, linebacker Aaron Kampman and cornerback Al Harris suffered torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their left knees, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Neither injury was confirmed by the team, but a league source affirmed that the preliminary diagnosis was the dreaded ACL tear and that MRIs will be taken to confirm the results.
Posted on: October 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2009 12:24 pm
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that former Packers RB Ahman Green may be returning to the team, according to two of his former teammates who wished to remain anonymous.
The story noted that the radio station 1250-AM reported on Tuesday that Green has a contract already in place to return to the Packers.
Two former teammates of Green that refused to be named told the paper that Green said he had a deal set for his return and had already received a playbook.
Green's agent Joby Branion, denied that a deal had been completed in an email to the Journal Sentinel on Tuesday.
Posted on: June 23, 2009 10:38 am
The Green Bay Packers are in contract negotiations with Greg Jennings and are close to agreeing to a new deal, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson stuck with his self-imposed rule of neither confirming nor denying contract negotiations.
Thompson does retain and reward talented players, especially those who have been with the team long enough to be proven and trusted veterans.
Posted on: May 1, 2009 9:10 am
B.J. Raji, the Green Bay Packers' top draft pick this year at No. 9 overall, confirmed widespread reports that he tested positive for marijuana while he was a player at Boston College.
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that Raji apologized for his mistake in college, but it turns out the report about the positive test from the combine was wrong.
The distinction between the tests is important for a practical reason because if Raji had tested positive at the combine, he'd automatically be in the NFL's substance-abuse program and subject to a four-game suspension if he tested positive again. But because his only positive test was in college, he enters the NFL with a clean slate.
Posted on: March 20, 2009 10:39 am
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Nick Collins doesn't want a new deal before reporting to the Green Bay Packers' offseason strength and conditioning program, but he would at least like the team to start talking to him about one.
With no negotiations on the horizon, Collins is staying home in Florida and not attending the team's offseason workouts, which kicked off Monday.
Collins, 25, was named an NFC starter at safety for the Pro Bowl last month after registering 99 tackles and seven interceptions last season, returning three of those INTs for touchdowns.
Posted on: March 6, 2009 9:54 am
Smith, 25, visited the team's facilities on Wednesday and expressed interest in being a part of the Packers' transition to a Steelers-like 3-4 defense.
The Packers want someone in the defensive backfield who has had experience playing the 3-4 scheme and they need to prepare themselves in case Nick Collins or Atari Bigby leave in free agency when their contracts expire after this season.
Posted on: October 15, 2008 11:49 am
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chiefs President Carl Peterson decided to retain Tony Gonzalez after turning down the best offer from Green Bay, which was a third-round selection. Peterson wanted a second-rounder to make the deal.
The Packers reportedly increased their compensation offer several times. Gonzalez also told the Chiefs that he would accept a trade to Green Bay, and planned to play three more seasons.
According to the New York Daily News, the Giants had offered a sixth-round pick, although that was nowhere near the Chiefs' apparent asking price.