July 28, 2015

Steelers-Packers preseason game time change

Packers logoThe Pittsburgh Steelers announced their August 23 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field has been moved from a 7pm kick time to a noon start.

The switch was made because of a conflict with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates had their start time against the San Francisco Giants switched from 11:35 a.m. to 7 p.m., to accommodate ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

PNC Park and Heinz Field are close in proximity causing the Steelers to make the schedule change.

Packers set Training Camp dates

Packers Training Camp Practice

Packers Training Camp Practice

The Green Bay Packers announced their 2015 Training Camp schedule today.  The Packers will report on Wednesday, July 29th and start practicing on Thursday, July 30 (8:20 a.m.).

Training Camp Practice Schedule

Thursday, July 30  –  8:20 a.m.
Friday, July 31  –  8:20 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1  –  8:20 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 2  –  No practice
Monday, Aug. 3  –  8:20 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4  –  8:20 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 5  –  No practice
Thursday, Aug. 6  –  8:20 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 7  –  8:20 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8  –  Family Night 6:25 p.m. [Read more…]

Perry reveals offseason surgery on his shoulder

Nick Perry

Nick Perry

Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry revealed Tuesday that he had surgery on his shoulder following the end of last season.  Perry played with an injured shoulder last season and missed only one game.

Perry didn’t have the fifth-year option on his rookie contract picked up, which means he’ll be a free agent after the upcoming season.  It will be an important year for Perry, who will need to be productive to insure a nice contract, not to mention any chance of returning to Green Bay.

“I would love to be here, I can’t control that,” Perry said.  “My first goal is making sure I’m ready to go for the season and that stuff comes later after the season.  So I’m not really worried about any of that stuff right now.”

Perry collected three sacks in the regular season plus another 1.5 in the two playoff games last season.  He was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft and if healthy, could be looking at considerable playing time this season.

AUDIO: Nick Perry on last year’s injury :21

AUDIO: Nick Perry says he’d love to stay in Green Bay :13

AUDIO: Nick Perry says the final year of his contract is a huge year :11

Randall agrees to new contract

Damarious Randall

Damarious Randall

The Green Bay Packers have their entire draft class under contract after first round pick Damarious Randall signed his deal on Tuesday.

The rest of the Packers draft class had already signed their deals last month.

Randall played safety at Arizona State, but the Packers 30th overall draft pick, lined up at right cornerback with the Packers during day one of their June minicamp on Tuesday.

Randall missed the Packers rookie minicamp because of a pre-draft foot injury and took part only in individual drills during OTA’s.

So Randall is playing catch-up and only time will tell if he’ll be ready to compete for the starting spot that once belonged to Tramon Williams.


Former Packer Flynn signs with New England

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

Without a team for months, former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn has signed with the New England Patriots.

Flynn will compete for a job as Tom Brady’s backup.  He joins his fifth NFL team.  Besides the Packers, Flynn also spent time in Seattle, Buffalo and Oakland.  He was a seventh-round draft pick of the Packers back in 2008.

Flynn led the Packers to a 2-2 record in four starts during the 2013 season.  In six seasons with the Packers, Flynn started six games and threw for 2,227 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The Packers are grooming former Badger Scott Tolzien to take over as Aaron Rodgers backup in Green Bay.