April 24, 2014

NFL schedule set for release tonight

The NFL has been teasing it for days.  Tonight, the league will

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

finally release the entire regular-season schedule at 7pm on the NFL Network.

The Green Bay Packers already know their opponents and just where they’ll be playing this coming season.  What they don’t know is when.  That will be unveiled tonight, along with the number of National Television appearances. [Read more...]

Packers begin offseason workouts today

Phase one of the Green Bay Packers’ offseason workout program begins

Packers weight room

Packers weight room

today.  That first phase lasts two weeks and consists of a strength and conditioning program as well as rehab.  Coaches can’t be involved in the first portion.

The second phase runs three weeks and includes some individual player instruction, drills and practice without live contact or offense-vs.-defense periods.

The third and final phase is four weeks in length and includes 10 days of organized team activities and a three-day mandatory minicamp.

Offseason workouts are voluntary, but the Packers want their players involved.

According to ESPN, the Packers reportedly paid out more in workout bonuses than any other NFL team in 2013 ($3.67-million-plus).  That number will climb this year to $4.3-million

 

Packers resign QB Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn cancelled a scheduled visit with the New York Giants on

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

Tuesday and re-signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Flynn becomes the seventh unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the Packers.  Flynn will compete for the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers with former Badger Scott Tolzien and a rookie quarterback that will likely be added during or right after the draft.

Flynn resigned with the Packers last November and he saved the Packers when Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury.  Flynn helped the Packers rally from 16-points down to tie the Minnesota Vikings, then went 2-2 in the next four games before Rodgers returned to the lineup.

Flynn completed 61% of his passes for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Packers could still go with Scott Tolzien as Aaron Rodgers backup, but he’ll have to beat out Flynn for the job.

Packers preseason opponents are set

The NFL released its pre-season schedule and the Green Bay Packers will

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

start on the road for the third time in the last four years.

The Packers will open up at Tennessee against the Titans in week 1 with no date set for the contest.

No date was announced for week two as well, when the Packers will travel to St. Louis to face the Rams.

In week 3, the Packers stay home to face the Oakland Raiders in a nationally televised game (CBS) at Lambeau Field (Aug. 22). [Read more...]

Kuhn set to return to Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed veteran fullback John Kuhn to a one

John Kuhn

John Kuhn

year deal.  It’s expected to be worth just over $1-million.

Kuhn turns 32 in September and outside of Aaron Rodgers, he is the longest tenured offensive player on the roster for next season.

Kuhn has played in 107 of a possible 112 regular-season games since being claimed off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007.

He has rushed for 506 yards and 12 touchdowns in his eight NFL seasons.