April 17, 2014

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.

DE Wilson signs with Raiders

After playing in just eight games with the Green Bay Packers last season, free agent DE C.J. Wilson has signed with the Oakland

C.J. Wilson

C.J. Wilson

Raiders.

Wilson gets a fresh start in Oakland after once playing as a starter in Green Bay.   Wilson’s most productive season came in 2012 when he had 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 games with the Packers.

The addition of Julius Peppers and the resigning of DL/LB Mike Neal helped make Wilson’s value to the Packers diminish even further.  The Packers also will count on Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Jerel Worthy and Josh Boyd.

The Raiders also added another free agent on Friday, signing former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew to a three-year deal.

NFL could expand playoff field

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says it is possible that the league’s

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

playoffs could expand by two teams, one in each league, as early as next season.

The owners have discussed the possibility at the NFL Owners Meetings this week.  Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he’s in favor of the measure.

The NFL will also experiment with extra-point attempts from the 20-yard line for two weeks during the preseason.  NFL owners want to see how the change works before possibly implementing it the following season.

The league’s owners also approved a measure that would raise the goal post uprights by 5-feet.  It’s an attempt to make life easier for officials who have to judge the accuracy of high field-goal kicks.