Archive: Packers

Packers Haven't Solved Backup QB Issue

The Green Bay Packers continue to have a backup quarterback problem, with rookies Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn behind new starter Aaron Rodgers. Coach Mike McCarthy has not ruled out the possibility of adding an experienced backup. Daunte Culpepper remains out of work after a recent visit to the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Confidence-Boosting Night For A. Rodgers

It's only the preseason, sure, but Aaron Rodgers seems to be settling down as he takes over for Brett Favre at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers was sharp Friday night in Denver, completing 18 of 22 passes for 193 yards in the Packers' third preseason game. He...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2008; 04:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Linebacker Wins Appeal

Veteran linebacker Nick Barnett won his appeal of his one-game suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy. Barnett will be allowed to play for the Green Bay Packers in their season-opening game against the Minnesota Vikings. But he will be playing for free. He still will be fined one...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2008; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Backup Quarterback Problems For Packers

The Green Bay Packers could feel a bit better about having Aaron Rodgers as their starting quarterback after his decent performance in Monday night's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. But the feeling that they could be in big trouble if Rodgers gets hurt was reinforced by the shaky...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Decent Beginning For A. Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers had a decent preseason beginning Monday night to his tenure as the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers threw an early interception on a deflected pass but regrouped to connect on 9 of 15 throws for 117 yards and a touchdown in a quarter of...

 

By Mark Maske | August 12, 2008; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's No. 4 Still Will Be Retired by Packers... Sometime

The Green Bay Packers still will retire Brett Favre's jersey No. 4 at some point in the future, team officials said at a news conference today. A jersey retirement ceremony had been scheduled for the Packers' opening game of the regular season, but that has been postponed indefinitely as...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Trade Has Many Ramifications For Many Quarterbacks

The trickle-down effect of the Brett Favre trade is significant. The deal means a lot of things to a lot of fellow NFL quarterbacks, beginning with Chad Pennington. The Jets, after trading for Favre late Wednesday night, plan to release Pennington today. He had been competing with Kellen Clemens...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (4)

Broadway Brett

Call him Broadway Brett. The New York Jets outbid the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and obtained quarterback Brett Favre in a trade late Wednesday night with the Green Bay Packers. So Favre will join former quarterbacking greats Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath and Joe Montana in ending his career in a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 02:06 AM ET | Comments (5)

Packers Announce Favre Traded to Jets

The Green Bay Packers have announced that they've traded quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets. The Packers did not reveal the terms of the trade. The Packers released a written statement, attributed jointly to team president Mark Murphy and General Manager Ted Thompson, that says: "Brett has...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 12:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Headed to Jets

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to trade quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets, an NFL source said. The agreement was first reported by Fox. The Jets apparently will trade a draft pick to the Packers that could increase in value based on the performance of Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2008; 12:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Says Return to Green Bay Was "Formality"

Brett Favre told a Mississippi television station after landing in Hattiesburg today that he knew his return trip to Green Bay would be a mere "formality." Favre also said he doesn't know how the Packers' trade talks with the Buccaneers and Jets will turn out. "I'd like to say...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 08:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bucs Viewed as Favre Front-Runners Over Jets

People familiar with the Brett Favre trade talks believe he will be dealt to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but not necessarily today. The New York Jets apparently also are bidding. "I think it will be Tampa," said one person close to the talks, speaking on the condition of anonymity...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 07:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Headed Home to Mississippi

Brett Favre has left Green Bay. He flew out of town today on a plane reportedly headed back home to Mississippi. Favre's departure from Green Bay comes as the Packers attempt to trade him to either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New York Jets. Favre traveled from Hattiesburg, Miss.,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (50)

Stretch Run for Favre Trade Talks?

The Buccaneers and Jets are said by people familiar with the Brett Favre trade discussions to each be pressing for the completion of a deal with the Packers for the quarterback. It's possible but not certain that a trade to one of the teams will be completed today. The...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 03:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

More McCarthy on Favre

Some leftovers from Mike McCarthy's press conference Tuesday evening that didn't make today's story in the print version: On his meetings with Brett Favre becoming session to rehash everything that had happened between the team and quarterback in recent months: "That's what it turned into. That was not my...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bucs, Jets Vie for Favre

So, picking up where we left off before the blog outage... The rumblings early Tuesday that the Packers might trade Brett Favre to Minnesota were misguided, at least for now. The Packers still appear adamant they won't deal the quarterback to a fellow NFC North team. Tampa always was...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2008; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (4)

More Whispers About Possible Trade of Favre to Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The vehicle that Brett Favre drove out of Lambeau Field on Monday night, a burgundy Escalade, isn't parked in the spot where it was parked Monday night, at a loading dock next to the stadium. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that Favre isn't at the stadium....

 

By Mark Maske | August 5, 2008; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (4)

Favre Status Not Resolved, Return to Packers Could Be Back In Doubt

GREEN BAY, Wis.--It's unclear this morning where Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers stand after a meeting Monday night that may have lasted as long as five hours. Fox reported on its Website that Favre still might not play for the team, after all, and the Packers might...

 

By Mark Maske | August 5, 2008; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

Meeting Still Going On?

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The vehicle in which Brett Favre arrived at Lambeau Field today, a burgundy Escalade, was still parked in a loading dock right outside the stadium as of a few minutes ago, about 10:30 local time (11:30 Eastern). That's 4-1/2 hours since Favre and Packers Coach Mike McCarthy...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 11:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCarthy and Favre Still Meeting, Press Conference Canceled

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Green Bay Packers have just announced that Coach Mike McCarthy's news conference scheduled for tonight has been canceled. McCarthy and Brett Favre began meeting at 6 p.m. local time (7p.m. Eastern) and were still meeting as of a few minutes ago, a team spokesman said. McCarthy...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 09:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Put Favre on Roster

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Green Bay Packers have placed quarterback Brett Favre back on their roster, on the same day his reinstatement by the NFL became official. The Packers placed cornerback Condrew Allen on the injured reserve list with a knee injury to create a roster spot. The Packers technically...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 05:25 PM ET | Comments (5)

Vikings Cleared in Tampering Case

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The league has completed its investigation of the tampering charge against the Minnesota Vikings by the Green Bay Packers in the Brett Favre case and has decided that the Vikings won't be punished. The Packers had accused the Vikings of improper contact with Favre, who's under contract...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre to Meet With McCarthy Today

GREEN BAY, Wis.--Hundreds of fans stood on the pavement this afternoon outside the fenced-in lot at Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers players park their cars, hoping to catch a glimpse of Brett Favre. They wore Favre jerseys. They carried Favre signs, including one that read: "Welcome Home,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (11)

All Drama, All the Time With Packers, Favre

Aaron Rodgers must be wondering: What changed? Last week, as reporters surrounded his locker at Lambeau Field following his first training camp practice as the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers said he'd been told by team officials just after Brett Favre retired in March that he'd...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2008; 06:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Reinstated, Headed to Green Bay With Plans to Resume Playing Career (Updated 6:30 p.m.)

Quarterback Brett Favre is rejoining the Green Bay Packers with plans to end his five-month retirement and play this season, perhaps even reclaiming his old starting job from would-be successor Aaron Rodgers. The NFL announced today that Commissioner Roger Goodell will reinstate Favre on Monday afternoon. The league office...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2008; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Resolution Finally Near?

The Brett Favre situation finally could be resolved within the next few days. Maybe. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing for a resolution Monday and likely will grant Favre's reinstatement request then. Favre filed for reinstatement last week but Goodell postponed granting the request to give Favre and the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers, R. Grant Have Deal

The Green Bay Packers haven't resolved the Brett Favre situation but had settled another pressing matter, agreeing to a contract with tailback Ryan Grant. Grant agreed to a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million. Grant had missed training camp last week to try to get a better...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2008; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Situation On Hold for Weekend?

People connected with the Brett Favre situation figure that things are probably on hold for the weekend as Favre contemplates the Green Bay Packers' 10-year, approximately $20 million offer to him to stay in retirement and work for the franchise in some sort of marketing capacity. Favre's reinstatement request...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2008; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (4)

Status Quo On Favre

No reinstatement yet. No trade yet. No deal with the Packers to stay retired yet. Enough said for now....

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2008; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Mulling Packers' Offer, Might Stay Retired

Brett Favre reportedly is considering accepting the Green Bay Packers' offer to pay him not to play. "There isn't a perfect solution to this, but Mark Murphy is at least trying," Favre told ESPN in a text message. "We know what they want and where I stand. His solution,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2008; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Might Be Able to Keep Favre Off Field Until Tuesday

Glancing at the Packers' practice schedule, it's looking more and more like Brett Favre isn't likely to be on the field before Tuesday, even if he reports to training camp and isn't traded. He wasn't reinstated today. Even if he's reinstated Friday, the Packers can wait another 24 hours...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Reinstatement Delayed Another Day

Brett Favre wasn't reinstated today by the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell delayed Favre's reinstatement by at least another day to allow more time for the retired quarterback and the Green Bay Packers to try to settle their differences. Favre sent his reinstatement request to the league office in New...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 06:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Could Travel to Green Bay Tonight

Brett Favre is scheduled to fly from Hattiesburg, Miss., to Green Bay tonight on a private jet. He is to arrive in Green Bay just before 9 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Eastern). That doesn't necessarily mean that Favre would be able to practice with the Packers on Friday,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (2)

Favre Situation Remains In Flux

There are whispers around the league that Brett Favre might be in the Packers' training camp in Green Bay on Friday. But nothing is certain yet. Favre still hasn't been reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell but that could happen this afternoon. If it does, the Packers would have...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bucs Calling Garcia's Injury Minor

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saying that the injury to his right calf that quarterback Jeff Garcia suffered during today's practice isn't serious. Coach Jon Gruden said during a news conference that more evaluation of the injury is required but at this point he doesn't think it's serious. The...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Garcia Hurt in Bucs' Camp, Favre to the Rescue?

Quarterback Jeff Garcia has suffered an apparent injury to his right leg during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice. According to an observer, Garcia was hurt during a non-contact passing drill and left the field on a cart. He limped to the locker room after getting out of the cart....

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Reportedly Offering Favre Money to Stay Retired, Reconsidering Trade Options

According to media reports in Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers made a financial offer Wednesday to quarterback Brett Favre to try to induce Favre to remain retired and not report to the team's training camp. WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reported that the Packers offered Favre approximately $20 million over 10...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2008; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (19)

Meeting Over

The meeting between Packers President Mark Murphy and Brett Favre's agent, Bus Cook, at Cook's office in Hattiesburg, Miss., is said to be over, according to a source familiar with the discussions. The two continued meeting long after Favre departed. Murphy left without commenting but Cook might speak to...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Favre Reinstatement Today

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is taking no action today on quarterback Brett Favre's reinstatement request. A league official said that Goodell wanted to give more time to Favre and the Green Bay Packers to work out their issues. "He wants to give both the Packers and Brett an appropriate...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 04:43 PM ET | Comments (10)

Packers Prez, Agent Now Said to be Meeting Without Favre

Brett Favre's agent, Bus Cook, is said to be meeting now with Packers President Mark Murphy without Favre present, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Favre's participation in the meeting at Cook's Hattiesburg, Miss., office lasted nearly 3-1/2 hours. There's no word yet on the outcome of...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCarthy Not Commenting on Favre Meeting

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy declined to comment on today's meeting in Mississippi between team president Mark Murphy and quarterback Brett Favre. McCarthy was asked about it during his daily news conference in Green Bay. Favre participated in the meeting at Cook's office in Hattiesburg, Miss., and then left. There...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 03:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Meeting Adjourned

The meeting between Packers President Mark Murphy, Brett Favre and Favre's agent, Bus Cook, at Cook's office in Hattiesburg, Miss., is said to have broken up, according to a person familiar with the proceedings. It's not clear, however, whether the parties will reconvene this afternoon. Murphy reportedly intended to...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

No Grievance Planned Yet in Favre Case

NFL Players Association officials say they won't file a grievance on behalf of Brett Favre if he merely is asked today not to show up at training camp. The Packers can ask Favre not to attend camp. What they can't do is keep him from attending camp if Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Visit to Favre Could Be Blunder By Packers

According to reports by media outlets in Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy has traveled to Mississippi to meet with quarterback Brett Favre and his agent, Bus Cook. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Murphy will ask Favre not to show up for the Packers' training camp. If...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (48)

Favre Officially Requests Reinstatement

Quarterback Brett Favre has sent his letter to the league office requesting reinstatement. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello acknowledged the league received Favre's letter but indicated that Commissioner Roger Goodell would take no action today. Goodell previously informed the parties that Favre would be reinstated if he asked. Favre announced...

 

By Mark Maske | July 29, 2008; 04:51 PM ET | Comments (25)

What's Next In Favre Saga?

There were some rumblings within the league during the day Monday that a Brett Favre trade might be close. But people familiar with the Packers' trade discussions with other teams said Monday night that General Manager Ted Thompson has not received anything close to what he would regard as...

 

By Mark Maske | July 29, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Goodell on Favre, M. Lynch

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that he will not serve as a mediator in the dispute between the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Brett Favre. "From my standpoint, these are decisions that the team and Brett are going to have to make individually based on what their desires...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thompson Says Packers Still Working on Resolution

GREEN BAY, Wis.--Packers General Manager Ted Thompson just finished his news conference. He acknowledged he's had trade talks with other teams but said he will not deal Brett Favre to a fellow NFC North club. He reiterated that the Packers will not release Favre. He left open the possibility...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Try to Go About Their Business

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Packers went through their opening, Brett Favre-less practice of training camp. Aaron Rodgers looked relatively sharp at quarterback, then later handled the onslaught of media attention pretty gracefully as he stood in front of his locker answering questions. "I feel good about where I'm at physically...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

First Packers' Practice Comes This Morning as Favre Trade Talks Continue

GREEN BAY, Wis.--It's a sunny morning in Green Bay and the Packers are scheduled to begin training camp with a practice in a little over two hours. Brett Favre's designated successor at quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is to be taking the snaps with the starting offense, with Favre still at...

 

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2008; 07:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Not Commenting on Goodell's Involvement In Favre Dispute

GREEN BAY, Wis.--NFL officials aren't commenting on the nature and scope of Commissioner Roger Goodell's involvement in the Brett Favre controversy. Goodell has been in contact with both Favre and Green Bay Packers officials, and Favre told Sports Illustrated he's hopeful that Goodell will serve as an arbitrator of...

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2008; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (23)

Another Favre Protest

GREEN BAY, Wis.--There was another Brett Favre protest today at Lambeau Field. Around 12:30 p.m. local time, a group of perhaps 75 people walked through the front doors into Lambeau's atrium and demanded that the Green Bay Packers invite the retired quarterback to return to the team. People carried...

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2008; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gruden Tired of Favre Questions

Jon Gruden is growing weary of answering questions about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' interest in trading for quarterback Brett Favre. Asked what he makes of the latest round of developments in Favre's standoff with the Green Bay Packers, the Buccaneers coach said during his news conference today: "I don't...

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2008; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Won't Report Today as Packers Ask For More Time

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Packers are here to begin training camp. But quarterback Brett Favre apparently won't be joining them, after all. Favre told Sports Illustrated that he won't report to camp today with the Packers after General Manager Ted Thompson asked for a couple days to resolve Favre's status....

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2008; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (17)

Moving Day For Favre? (With McCarthy Press Conference Update)

A couple league sources said this morning that the Green Bay Packers have been asking for way, way more than they're going to get in trade discussions for Brett Favre. Still, they're convinced that the Packers will reduce their asking price and something could get done today, most likely...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2008; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Formal Reinstatement Request Yet By Favre

As of 5:45 p.m., Brett Favre had not filed a formal request with the NFL office asking Commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him. It's a formality. Goodell has made it clear that he will reinstate Favre once Favre formally requests to return from retirement. But it's a necessary formality...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 06:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Getting Favre Would Fit In With Jets' Recent Approach

If the New York Jets indeed are in pursuit of Brett Favre via a possible trade, it would mean they're dissatisfied with their current quarterback competition between Kellen Clemens and Chad Pennington. Coach Eric Mangini told reporters Thursday that he was happy with the quarterbacks he had on the...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trade Remains Likely Outcome

Even with Brett Favre telling the Packers that he will report to training camp with them, several NFL sources say they still expect Favre to be traded. "Look for a trade," said one source. A source said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stressed to the Packers that they cannot prevent...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Reportedly Planning to Report to Camp With Packers

An NFL source has confirmed a report that quarterback Brett Favre informed the Green Bay Packers today that he plans to report to training camp with them. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Favre is likely to send a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Favre: Dialogue Between Two Sides

A league source says there's been dialogue in recent days between Green Bay Packers officials and quarterback Brett Favre in an attempt to resolve their dispute. "They're talking," said the source, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. The source speculated that the...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Resolution Near?

Many people around the league expect the Brett Favre situation to be resolved within the next 48 hours. The most likely outcome, some of them continue to believe, is the quarterback being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Green Bay Packers, to whom Favre remains under contract, report...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Tampering Investigation Reportedly Under Way

The NFL reportedly has begun its investigation of the tampering allegation levied against the Minnesota Vikings by the Green Bay Packers for improper contact with quarterback Brett Favre. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that members of the league's security staff interviewed Vikings officials Tuesday at the team's headquarters. The...

 

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2008; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tampa, Carolina Still Viewed By Many As Top Possible Favre Destinations

People within the league remain convinced that if the Green Bay Packers are going to trade Brett Favre, it probably will be to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Carolina Panthers. Tampa has been regarded as the front-runner within league circles because Buccaneers Coach Jon Gruden is a former Packers...

 

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

Favre Situation Has to be Settled By Week's End, Doesn't It?

The Packers are scheduled to report to training camp Sunday and practice for the first time Monday. The guess here is that team officials will find a way to settle the Brett Favre situation before camp opens. The Packers wouldn't accomplish much this summer amid the carnival atmosphere that...

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (2)

Favre Back in Green Bay, At Least For One Night

Brett Favre was in Green Bay on Saturday night for the induction of former Packers teammate Frank Winters into the franchise's Hall of Fame. Favre spoke about Winters but managed to steer clear of the controversy over his clash with the Packers about his desire to end his fourth-month...

 

By Mark Maske | July 20, 2008; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thoughts on Favre Vs. Packers

So, I've been going over the Brett Favre thing in my mind, trying to figure out which side I think is right and which is wrong. And I've finally come to my conclusion: Favre is wrong. Completely wrong. But the Packers should take him back as their starting quarterback...

 

By Mark Maske | July 17, 2008; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thoughts on Tampering Charge in Favre Case

The Green Bay Packers reportedly have accused the Minnesota Vikings of tampering with quarterback Brett Favre, and the league office is investigating. In the past, this would be the sort of matter that probably would go away quietly. Tampering was easy to allege but difficult to prove, and there...

 

By Mark Maske | July 17, 2008; 01:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Speculation Centered on Bucs, Panthers

Some people within the league are focusing on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers are possible trade suitors for Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. In Tampa, Favre would play in the sort of West Coast offensive system that he played in Green Bay and would be coached...

 

By Mark Maske | July 16, 2008; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (44)

Some View Tampa as Possible Landing Spot for Favre

There is growing sentiment in and around the league, it seems, that one possible resolution to the Brett Favre mess in Green Bay is a trade of the quarterback from the Packers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's unlikely that the Packers will accommodate Favre's request to be released,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 13, 2008; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre, Packers at Impasse

It officially is standoff time between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers. The retired quarterback and his agent, Bus Cook, asked the Packers in a letter delivered Friday to release him. The Packers are refusing, with team officials telling media outlets that Favre is welcome to return if...

 

By Mark Maske | July 12, 2008; 06:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Key NFL Question No. 1: Will Favre Play?

It's the lull before training camps open, so we'll spend the next few weeks examining some of the more intriguing questions about the league and the upcoming season. I'll offer a viewpoint, and you guys can post your thoughts if you like... To start: Will Brett Favre play this...

 

By Mark Maske | July 7, 2008; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Releasing Favre Would Be Problematic for Packers

Quick, think of an NFL team or two that is only a capable quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender. For me, the two that come immediately to mind are the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. And that's why it would be problematic for the Green Bay Packers...

 

By Mark Maske | July 4, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Speculation About Possible Favre Return Not Exactly Shocking

While Brett Favre was still playing, there was constant speculation that he was about to retire. Now that the Green Bay Packers quarterback is retired, there is ceaseless conjecture that he's about to play. No one should be surprised that there's a new round of reports that Favre might...

 

By Mark Maske | July 3, 2008; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interest in K. Jones

Four teams reportedly sent representatives to a workout over the weekend in Michigan by former Detroit Lions tailback Kevin Jones. Jones, who's working his way back from a knee injury, remains unsigned after being released by the Lions. According to the Associated Press, Jones's workout Saturday was attended by...

 

By Mark Maske | June 30, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Packers Reportedly Could Be in J. Taylor Trade Mix

The Green Bay Packers made a trade inquiry with the Miami Dolphins about defensive end Jason Taylor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The Taylor situation has quieted recently after Taylor said he would play for the Dolphins next season if he's not traded and club officials indicated they want...

 

By Mark Maske | June 19, 2008; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Talk About Favre's Football Future

The question about whether quarterback Brett Favre will remain in retirement was raised again in recent days because the Green Bay Packers had not yet removed Favre's nameplate from his locker. But Packers officials say that's because they're planning to have Favre's locker torn out and sent to Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2008; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Released by Packers

The Green Bay Packers have released wide receiver Koren Robinson. The former first-round draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks had 21 catches for the Packers last season. He has 263 catches in seven NFL seasons, including four in Seattle, one in Minnesota and two in Green Bay. His best...

 

By Mark Maske | May 9, 2008; 05:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Culpepper, Leftwich Among Those Still Unsigned

The draft has come and gone, and the quarterback shuffle around the league is just about done. And still, Daunte Culpepper and Byron Leftwich remain out of work. Culpepper had a visit with the Green Bay Packers just before the draft. But the Packers' decision to take Brian Brohm...

 

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (3)

Thoughts on Second-Round Quarterbacks

The draft's third and fourth quarterbacks came off the board late in the second round. Louisville's Brian Brohm went 56th overall to the Green Bay Packers, and Michigan's Chad Henne went to the Miami Dolphins on the following choice. A few issues arising from those selections: * So is...

 

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2008; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Consider Culpepper

Free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper visited the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday and could be signed in the coming days as a veteran backup to new starter Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers ascended to the starting job when Brett Favre retired. Culpepper spent last season with the Oakland Raiders. He's had...

 

By Mark Maske | April 24, 2008; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre: Happily Retired, But...

Quarterback Brett Favre told the Biloxi Sun-Herald that he's not reconsidering his decision to retire, at least not at this point. But he said he would be tempted to return to the Green Bay Packers next season if his successor, Aaron Rodgers, gets hurt and the team calls, needing...

 

By Mark Maske | April 9, 2008; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Quick Thought On Favre's Denial of Reported Comeback Consideration

Brett Favre has denied the first report that he might be mulling a comeback. The Los Angeles Times reported this week that the quarterback's agent, Bus Cook, was quietly contacting teams, asking if they might be interested in trading for Favre. The story was denied by Favre, Cook and...

 

By Mark Maske | April 5, 2008; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (41)

Thoughts on Favre's Presser

Sorry, I got sidetracked on another story and didn't get a chance to post anything earlier on Brett Favre's retirement press conference this afternoon. If you missed it, let me sum it up for you: It was great, great theater. Favre was honest. He was genuine. He was himself....

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2008; 10:27 PM ET | Comments (1)

Brunell Reportedly on Packers' List of Possible Backups

Mark Brunell apparently is on the Green Bay Packers' list as a potential backup quarterback for new starter Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that the Packers have contacted the veteran quarterback's agent to express interest in Brunell, who's a free agent after having his contract voided by...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2008; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (5)

Favre to Speak Thursday

Brett Favre is scheduled to speak Thursday. The Green Bay Packers have scheduled a noon news conference for the quarterback, who told team officials this week that he's retiring....

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2008; 07:31 PM ET | Comments (2)

Packers Now Turn to A. Rodgers

During the Green Bay Packers' news conference Tuesday, General Manager Ted Thompson and Coach Mike McCarthy declined to answer questions about whether the club would try to add a veteran quarterback to go with Aaron Rodgers now that Brett Favre has told team officials he's retiring. It would make...

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2008; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

Goodell on Favre

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a statement on Brett Favre's retirement. It says: "Brett Favre will always be remembered as one of the greatest players and fiercest competitors in NFL history. His long list of accomplishments both on and off the field is remarkable. Brett's talent, enthusiasm and...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCarthy, Thompson Say Packers Were Surprised By Favre's Decision

Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said he spoke to Brett Favre twice by telephone Monday night and was told of the quarterback's decision to retire. "He informed me that it was time for him to hang up the cleats, as he referred to it," McCarthy said at a...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 06:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ron Wolf Reacts

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf said he'd heard about Brett Favre's retirement from a neighbor in Florida. "I was surprised when I heard it," Wolf said in a telephone interview. "But when I thought about it and heard what was said, it made perfect sense. Brett...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Some Reaction to Favre's Retirement

Former San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci, once a Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach, issued a statement on Brett Favre's retirement. "Throughout his 17 years, he never lost that feeling of playing the game for the first time," Mariucci said. "That's what makes Brett Favre unlike...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 06:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Where Does Favre Rank?

So the question as Brett Favre retires is: Where does he rank among the sport's all-time greatest quarterbacks? Top 10? Top five? The greatest ever? The answer here is that he definitely makes the top 10, but he doesn't quite crack the top five. It says here that the...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (17)

Packers Confirm Favre's Retirement

The Green Bay Packers have confirmed that quarterback Brett Favre has told them he is retiring. The team has released a statement from General Manager Ted Thompson that says: "Brett Favre has informed us of his intention to retire from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL. He has...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Retiring

Quarterback Brett Favre has decided to retire. An NFL source confirmed reports that Favre informed Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy on Monday night that he has decided to call it a career. The Biloxi Sun Herald reported that Favre's brother Scott confirmed Brett's decision. Favre, 38, has contemplated...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

New Contract For C. Williams

Defensive tackle Corey Williams is getting a new contract as part of the trade sending him from the Green Bay Packers to the Cleveland Browns. The longterm deal apparently will include about $18 million in guaranteed money for Williams, who'd been given the franchise player tag in Green Bay....

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (223)

C. Williams Gets Packers' Franchise Tag

Now it's 11. The Green Bay Packers have used their franchise player tag on defensive tackle Corey Williams, who would have a salary of $6.363 million next season if he retains the franchise designation. The Packers also released veteran tight end Bubba Franks....

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2008; 06:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Moss Says Packers Said "Wrong Things" to Him

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--The Green Bay Packers made a bid to try to trade for Randy Moss in the offseason before the New England Patriots obtained the wide receiver from the Oakland Raiders. Moss said today he was glad he didn't end up in Green Bay because Packers officials were saying...

 

By Mark Maske | January 30, 2008; 06:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Decision By Favre

PHOENIX--Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said today he hasn't decided yet whether he will return to play next season. "I haven't decided yet," Favre said. "We just played a little over a week ago and I'm going to take a few more weeks." Favre, who participated in a...

 

By Mark Maske | January 30, 2008; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Pro Bowl for Favre, So Garcia Gets Nod

Brett Favre isn't going to the Pro Bowl on the heels of the Green Bay Packers' disappointing overtime loss in the NFC title game. The quarterback was replaced on the NFC roster by Tampa Bay's Jeff Garcia. It is Garcia's fourth career Pro Bowl appearance. The previous three came...

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2008; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Reward McCarthy With New Contract

The Green Bay Packers reportedly have rewarded Coach Mike McCarthy with a lucrative new contract. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that the team and McCarthy have agreed to a five-year deal worth about $20 million. McCarthy had one season remaining on his previous contract for a salary of approximately...

 

By Mark Maske | January 19, 2008; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Planning to Play Next Season

Maybe there won't be a retirement watch for Brett Favre this offseason. The Green Bay Packers quarterback told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald that he plans to play next season. "For the first time in three years, I haven't thought this could be my last game," Favre told the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 10, 2008; 05:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Contract for Packers' GM

The Green Bay Packers have announced that they've signed General Manager Ted Thompson to a new five-year contract running through the 2012 season. Thompson is in his third season as the Packers' GM and assembled a young team around veteran quarterback Brett Favre that went 13-3 this season and...

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2008; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Official Fined for Incident With Packers' Barnett

The NFL fined official Jim Quirk for his contact with Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett during last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Quirk grabbed Barnett from behind and pulled him to the ground in an attempt to keep him from being involved in a confrontation with a...

 

By Mark Maske | December 28, 2007; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Had Better Be Ready Because Packers Now Have Injury Concerns About A. Rodgers, Too

The Green Bay Packers suddenly have injury concerns about more than one quarterback. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Wednesday that backup Aaron Rodgers had injured his hamstring during Tuesday's practice and is to be sidelined for a week or two. Rodgers replaced starter Brett Favre during last Thursday's loss in...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Packers Expect Favre to Practice Today or Thursday

The Green Bay Packers expect quarterback Brett Favre to practice today or Thursday and play this weekend. Favre suffered injuries to his right elbow and left shoulder and left last Thursday's loss in Dallas in the second quarter. Backup Aaron Rodgers finished the game. Favre has started 269 consecutive...

 

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2007; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (1)

Packers Expecting Favre's Streak to Continue

Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday that he doesn't expect the elbow and shoulder injuries suffered by Brett Favre during Thursday night's loss in Dallas to end the quarterback's record streak of games played. McCarthy told reporters he'd consulted with members of the team's medical staff and...

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2007; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Injured Right Elbow, Separated Left Shoulder Put Favre's Streak in Jeopardy

IRVING, Tex.--Brett Favre's streak of 269 straight starts, including the playoffs, is in jeopardy. The Green Bay Packers not only lost the battle for NFC supremacy to the Dallas Cowboys here Thursday night, 37-27. They also may have lost their quarterback. Favre suffered an injured right elbow and a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 30, 2007; 12:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Shorthanded on Defense Tonight

IRVING, Tex.--The Green Bay Packers will be shorthanded on defense for tonight's showdown game here against the Dallas Cowboys. They'll be without both cornerback Charles Woodson and defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. Woodson is out with a toe injury and Gbaja-Biamila with an ankle injury. The Packers had described the...

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2007; 07:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

League Not Punishing Packers

The NFL isn't punishing the Green Bay Packers after players reportedly offered money to their teammates to keep opponents below certain statistical benchmarks. The practice violates league rules. But a league spokesman indicated that the NFL is leaving the matter to the Packers and the club is ensuring that...

 

By Mark Maske | November 26, 2007; 08:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Games

Some quick observations from the Thanksgiving games: *The Green Bay Packers have a chance to win next Thursday in Dallas. The Cowboys have been widely proclaimed the best team in the NFC. But, in truth, there's little difference between them and the Packers at this point. Green Bay probably...

 

By Mark Maske | November 23, 2007; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's Testaverde Vs. Favre In Oldest-Ever Quarterback Matchup

Coach John Fox today named Vinny Testaverde the starter at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. That means that the Green Bay Packers' Brett Favre, at 38, will be the young quarterback in the game. Testaverde is 44, making it the oldest pair of quarterbacks to start against...

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2007; 06:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Game Time Could Change Monday Night in Denver

The NFL plans to move up the starting time of Monday night's game in Denver if there's a World Series game in the city that night. Game 5 of the World Series between the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox is scheduled for Monday. If the best-of-seven baseball series...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Activate K. Robinson

The Green Bay Packers didn't waste any time activating wide receiver Koren Robinson. They put Robinson on their 53-man roster Thursday, the day after he was reinstated by the league after serving a one-year suspension for violating the substance abuse policy. The Packers could have waited until Oct. 30...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Reinstated to Packers

The NFL today reinstated Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson, who'd been suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Robinson was scheduled to travel to Green Bay tonight to join the team. Today was the first day that he was eligible to be reinstated from his one-year...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2007; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Changes Mind, Reportedly Will Attend Packers' Minicamp

According to several reports, quarterback Brett Favre has decided to attend the Green Bay Packers' minicamp this weekend. Favre previously had indicated that he wouldn't attend and instead would remain at his home in Mississippi to be with his family. He'd said his decision to skip the minicamp was...

 

By Mark Maske | May 17, 2007; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Reportedly Skipping Packers' Minicamp

Quarterback Brett Favre plans to skip the Green Bay Packers' minicamp this weekend, but not because of his displeasure over the team's failure to trade for wide receiver Randy Moss. Favre is unable to practice after undergoing surgery earlier this offseason to have bone spurs removed from his left...

 

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2007; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Easy Answers These Days For Packers

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Green Bay Packers Players Released: William Henderson, FB Free Agents Lost: Ahman Green, RB David Martin, TE Kendrick Allen, DT Free Agents Re-Signed: Tyson Walter, T/G Free Agents Added: Frank Walker, CB Draft: Rd. 1 (No. 16 overall) Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee 2 (63) Brandon Jackson,...

 

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2007; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Says He's Not Seeking Trade

Quarterback Brett Favre said today that he was upset when the Green Bay Packers failed to trade for wide receiver Randy Moss, but indicated he never truly wanted the team to trade him. "I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England," Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2007; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre, Packers At Odds Over Moss Non-Trade

Quarterback Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers are at odds over the team's inability to trade for wide receiver Randy Moss. Favre was publicly critical of the Packers over the weekend, saying they should have made more of an effort to land Moss--who was dealt to the New...

 

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2007; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Patriots Land R. Moss

The New England traded a fourth-round pick today to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Randy Moss. The Raiders had shopped Moss around the league for much of the offseason, and the Patriots and Green Bay Packers emerged as the leading bidders. It was thought that the Raiders were...

 

By Mark Maske | April 29, 2007; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

N. Barnett, Packers Agree to Extension

Linebacker Nick Barnett agreed to a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers that will keep him from being an unrestricted free agent next year. The five-year extension runs through the 2012 season. He had one season remaining on his existing contract....

 

By Mark Maske | April 11, 2007; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Chasing R. Moss

The Green Bay Packers have emerged as the NFL team most likely to trade for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss. Several NFL sources said Thursday and this morning they believe the Packers have the best chance to end up with Moss if the Raiders indeed trade him. The...

 

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (6)

Packers Add F. Walker as Potential Third Cornerback

Cornerback Frank Walker signed a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers, leaving the New York Giants. He could be the Packers' third cornerback. His contract could be worth $1.5 million, including incentives....

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2007; 08:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Release Fullback Henderson

The Green Bay Packers released fullback William Henderson. Henderson played in 188 games for the Packers, the fourth-most in franchise history behind Brett Favre, Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke....

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 06:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers, Patriots Reportedly in Running for R. Moss

The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots reportedly are among the teams interested in trading for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss. The Raiders apparently are shopping Moss, who has 102 catches in two seasons in Oakland and is a fraction of the dominant player he once was...

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2007; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Brett Favre underwent ankle surgery Monday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback had been putting off the procedure for several years and playing with discomfort but finally had bone spurs removed from his left ankle. The Packers expect him to be recovered by a mid-May minicamp....

 

By Mark Maske | February 27, 2007; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Packers Keep C. Jenkins Off Restricted Free Agent Market With Four-Year Extension

The Green Bay Packers signed defensive end Cullen Jenkins to a four-year, $16 million contract extension. The deal includes a $6 million signing bonus and keeps Jenkins from being a restricted free agent. Jenkins, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, originally entered the league as...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 08:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Returning Next Season

MIAMI--Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre ended the annual speculation about whether he'd retire by announcing that he plans to return for a 17th season. The 37-year-old quarterback threw for 3,885 yards, with 18 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions, this season as the Packers went 8-8 and barely missed...

 

By Mark Maske | February 2, 2007; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (8)

Packers Fill Offensive Coordinator Vacancy From Within

The Green Bay Packers promoted assistant offensive line coach Joe Philbin to offensive coordinator. He replaces Jeff Jagodzinski, who left to become the head coach at Boston College. The Packers plan to keep the zone blocking system installed by Jagodzinski to aid their running game and now will have...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2007; 07:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Surgery Yet for Favre

Brett Favre might skip the ankle surgery that he was scheduled to have on Monday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was to have bone spurs removed from his left ankle but didn't go through with the procedure. Favre has played for years with pain in the ankle and might...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Surgery Put Off At Least Temporarily

Brett Favre had been tentatively scheduled to undergo ankle surgery Monday but the procedure was postponed. The Green Bay Packers quarterback is to have bone fragments removed from his left ankle, which bothered him all season. It's still possible that the procedure will take place within the next few...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2007; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rayner's Late Field Goal for Packers Gets Favre, Franks Off the Hook

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre didn't speak to reporters after Thursday night's 9-7 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. If Favre retires after the season, Thursday's game was his final career appearance at Lambeau. He completed 26 of 50 passes for 285 yards, but threw two...

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2006; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Talks About "R" Word

It's the time of the year again for Brett Favre's retirement ruminations. The subject came up Tuesday during the Green Bay Packers quarterback's weekly news conference. Favre said he's undecided about whether he'll play next season. He has played far better this season than last season, throwing 17 touchdown...

 

By Mark Maske | December 20, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Reportedly to Lose Offensive Coordinator Jagodzinski to Boston College

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski reportedly accepted the head coaching job at Boston College on Monday. He likely will finish the season with the Packers before leaving. New York Giants quarterbacks coach Kevin Gilbride also had been among the candidates at BC....

 

By Mark Maske | December 19, 2006; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Might Undergo Offseason Ankle Surgery

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told reporters today that he might need to undergo surgery on his left ankle at some point to have bone spurs removed. Favre said he has experienced discomfort in the ankle at times this season. He indicated that he underwent a similar procedure...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2006; 08:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Sign Bouman to Back Up Favre

The Green Bay Packers signed quarterback Todd Bouman to back up starter Brett Favre. Bouman made three starts last season for the New Orleans Saints. He spent three seasons in New Orleans, two of them with Packers Coach Mike McCarthy as the Saints' offensive coordinator. Bouman previously had a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Launch Search for Rodgers's Replacement as Favre's Backup

Quarterbacks Bradlee Van Pelt, J.T. O'Sullivan and Todd Bouman reportedly worked out Monday for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are looking for a backup quarterback after second-year pro Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken foot, ending his season, during Sunday's shutout loss to the New England Patriots. Rodgers filled...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Packers Lose Rodgers, Not Favre, For Remainder of Season

The Green Bay Packers have lost a quarterback for the remainder of the season. But it's Aaron Rodgers, not Brett Favre, who's headed to the injured reserve list. Rodgers suffered a broken foot during Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots and will be sidelined for the rest of...

 

By Mark Maske | November 20, 2006; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Center Wells Gets Five-Year Extension

The Green Bay Packers signed center Scott Wells to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth about $15 million and runs through the 2011 season. Wells would have been eligible for restricted free agency after this season....

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Place WR Ferguson on IR

The Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Robert Ferguson on the injured reserve list, ending his season. He'd missed two games since suffering a foot injury....

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2006; 05:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Says League Turning Its Back on K. Robinson

A day after teammate Koren Robinson was suspended for a year by the NFL for a violation of its substance abuse policy, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre criticized the league's practice of keeping suspended players from having contact with their teams. Favre said the league is turning its...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 09:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Suspended for One Year

The NFL suspended Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson for a minimum of one year without pay for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension was imposed soon after Robinson pleaded not guilty earlier today to charges of drunk driving and fleeing from police related...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Pleads Not Guilty

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson pleaded not guilty today to charges of drunk driving and fleeing from police related to a training camp incident while he was with the Minnesota Vikings. Robinson was arrested after a high-speed chase on Aug. 15 near the Vikings' training camp in...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 01:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson Sentenced to Jail Time For Probation Violation

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Koren Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in prison today in Kirkland, Wash., for violating probation in a drunk-driving case. Robinson must comply with the sentence by March 1, and half of it can be spent on work release. Robinson, formerly of the Seattle...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 09:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Expects to Play This Weekend

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said today he has a pinched nerve in his neck and perhaps a mild concussion but he expects to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Favre was replaced by second-year quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the Packers' final offensive series of their lopsided...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

Favre Expected to Practice Today

The Green Bay Packers expect quarterback Brett Favre to participate in their practice today and play this weekend. Favre suffered a pinched nerve in his neck and what was described as a slight head injury, perhaps a mild concussion, during Monday night's loss in Philadelphia. But Coach Mike McCarthy...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Release CB Carroll

The Green Bay Packers released cornerback Ahmad Carroll today. Carroll was a first-round draft choice in 2004 but his play was, at best, inconsistent. He was exploited during the Philadelphia Eagles' lopsided triumph over the Packers on Monday night, surrendering one touchdown catch and setting up another touchdown with...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre's Late-Game Injuries Not Thought to be Serious, According to McCarthy

PHILADELPHIA--Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said after his team's lopsided loss to the Philadelphia Eagles here Monday night that quarterback Brett Favre was hurt late in the game but his injuries didn't appear to be serious. Second-year quarterback Aaron Rodgers took over for the Packers' final offensive series...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Westbrook, A. Green Sidelined Tonight

PHILADELPHIA--Both teams will be without their starting tailbacks during tonight's game. The Philadelphia Eagles' Brian Westbrook and the Green Bay Packers' Ahman Green were on their clubs' inactive lists. Westbrook has been bothered by a sore and swollen knee, and Green has been plagued by a hamstring injury....

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 08:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Might Rush K. Robinson Into Action

Wide receiver Koren Robinson signed with the Green Bay Packers just this week, but it's possible that he'll be in uniform for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Robinson was to the be the Minnesota Vikings' No. 1 receiver this season but was released by the club in...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans, Packers Trade Reserve RBs

The Houston Texans, still looking for help at tailback after passing over Reggie Bush in the NFL draft, swapped backup runners with the Green Bay Packers today. The Texans sent Vernand Morency to the Packers for Samkon Gado....

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 08:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Robinson To Packers

Wide receiver Koren Robinson agreed to a contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday. He was released by the Minnesota Vikings last month after being charged with drunk driving and felony fleeing from police during training camp....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 02:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Came Back for This?

Quarterback Brett Favre eschewed retirement and returned to the Green Bay Packers this season in part because he simply loves to play, and in part because he thought he perhaps could go out on a better note than the miserable season he and the Packers endured last year. Favre...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Cut WR Boerigter

The Green Bay Packers released wide receiver Marc Boerigter on Tuesday after he had only one catch in two preseason games. The Packers signed Boerigter as a free agent in the offseason after he totaled 39 receptions in four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs....

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Packers Cut Kicker Cundiff

The Green Bay Packers, in an unexpected move, released kicker Billy Cundiff on Thursday. That leaves Dave Rayner as the only kicker on the team's roster, at least for now. They Packers worked out Paul Edinger earlier in training camp but didn't sign him. Rayner had a stint last...

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2006; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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