Packers' Clay Matthews on penalties: NFL 'can't seem to get out of its own way'

Packers OLB Clay Matthews says he was told by president Mark Murphy (part of the NFL competition committee) not to change how he rushes the passer. GREEN BAY – After his third roughing-the-passer penalty in as many weeks, Green Bay Packers pass rusher Clay Matthews didn’t have to go far to find clarification

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Packers' Aaron Jones was one of the most effective running backs in the NFL in 2017

We at Acme Packing Company put a lot of stock in Football Outsiders’ numbers. The folks at FO take a fully results-based look at the NFL, looking simply at final numbers in creative ways rather than attempting to grade players and plays subjectively. That’s why, when we see something jump off

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Report: Packers close to hiring Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

The Packers are preparing to hire Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Pettine spent the 2017 season in a consulting role in Seattle. He was the defensive coordinator of the Jets (2009-12) and Bills (2013) before the Browns hired him as head coach. He went 10-22

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Reggie McKenzie turned down chance to interview for Packers

Jon Gruden might be getting all the money, but Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie must feel pretty secure about the influence he’ll have there in the future. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, McKenzie turned down the chance to interview for the vacancy in Green Bay. With Gruden getting a 10-year

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Three Packers assistants to interview for team’s defensive coordinator job

Packers assistant coaches Winston Moss, Darren Perry and Joe Whitt will interview to become the team’s defensive coordinator, coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday. McCarthy added that the Packers also will consider external candidates. “The defense needs to be better than the offense,” McCarthy said

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Packers Season Snap Counts: Nothing goes according to plan

Things don’t always go according to plan in the NFL. Just ask the Green Bay Packers. Among Green Bay’s intentions in 2017 was to have Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, have him protected on the right side by Bryan Bulaga, hand the ball off to Ty Montgomery and have Martellus Bennett be his new, high-producing

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NFL – Packers boost as Rodgers declares he's fit to return

– Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he had been declared fit to return, two months after suffering a broken collarbone that threatened to end his season. In a message on Instagram, Rodgers said Tuesday he had been informed he was free to play again, handing the Packers a huge boost as

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Will Aaron Rodgers return to practice Saturday?

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers becomes eligible to return to practice Friday. Green Bay doesn’t practice on Fridays, but Rodgers could practice Saturday. “We’ll see,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I mean, he’s still going through. . . . There’s a protocol; there

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Ravens' offensive success may depend on how they fare against Packers' defensive line duo

Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark may not be household names, but they certainly have the Ravens’ attention. Daniels and Clark are the starting interior defensive linemen in the Green Bay Packers’ 4-3 alignment and pose a serious challenge to the Ravens’ ability to run the ball and keep a clean

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Packers designate Jason Spriggs to return from injured reserve

The Packers have used one of their two designations to return from injured reserve. The team announced on Thursday that tackle Jason Spriggs has returned to practice and will be eligible to return to the active roster. Spriggs was placed on injured reserve on September 21 with a hamstring injury. Spriggs

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Green Bay Packers Week 7 report card: Packers' Brett Hundley off to poor start

GREEN BAY, Wis.– Brett Hundley was discussing his first NFL start last week, when he dropped a 10-word sentence that left many jaws agape. “I want to be a Hall of Famer one day,” Hundley said. That day certainly wasn’t Sunday. Not even close. And based on the performance of both Hundley

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