Elway bolsters his offense for a change, including QB

Football 04/27/19, 19:44

After entering the offseason scrambling again at quarterback, John Elway emerged from draft weekend set for the present and maybe the future at a position that's been his Frankenstein ever since Peyton Manning retired three years ago. Drew Lock will be Joe Flacco's understudy — providing he can beat out Boise ...

Green Bay picks OL Elgton Jenkins of Mississippi St

Football 04/26/19, 19:31

After spending their first-round selections on defense, the Green Bay Packers went to new coach Matt LaFleur's side of the ball to start Day 2 of the NFL draft.They did not pick a weapon for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.Instead, the Packers used their second-round pick (No. 44 overall) on offensive lineman ...

Packers take Michigan’s Rashan Gary at No. 12

Football 04/25/19, 21:20

Rashan Gary was already living a dream when he was starring at Michigan.The pioneering rush specialist will get a chance to take that to a new level in Green Bay. The Packers chose Gary with the 12th overall pick Thursday night, sticking with their recent tradition of focusing on defense ...

Pack might need to shift draft priority for help on offense

Football 04/18/19, 13:52

As long as they've had Aaron Rodgers at the helm, the Green Bay Packers have largely used the top of the draft for help on defense.This might be the year for the Packers to shift priorities, with one of the NFL's all-time great quarterbacks now at age 35. Coming off ...

Seahawks QB Wilson sticking around: ‘Seattle, we got a deal’

Sports 04/16/19, 05:07

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated ...

Rare display: Packers introduce 4 free agents

Football 03/14/19, 17:54

From 2010 through 2016, former Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed two unrestricted free agents.On Thursday, the Packers announced the signing of four such players.Second-year GM Brian Gutekunst wasn't shopping from the bargain bin, either, in trying to improve a team coming off its first back-to-back losing seasons in a ...

Packers to sign Za’Darius Smith as part of free agent spree

Sports 03/12/19, 13:59

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the postseason.The Packers agreed to $183 million worth of contracts Tuesday with edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive lineman Billy Turner. The ...

Packers’ LaFleur looks to build relationship with Rodgers

Football 02/28/19, 03:16

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers endured perhaps the most challenging year of his career — a season marked by a knee injury, inconsistent play and the firing of coach Mike McCarthy.Enter new coach Matt LaFleur, who would rather look ahead to building a relationship with Rodgers than look back ...

QB coach brings familiar face for Rodgers on Packers’ staff

Football 02/18/19, 17:53

When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets ready for his 15th season, he'll be working with a new coach and offensive coordinator.Plus, for the first time in his career, he'll be directing a new offense.At least there will be a constant for the 35-year-old quarterback: the return of Luke ...

Chiefs GM: Planning already happening for Mahomes contract

Sports 02/07/19, 14:24

The Kansas City Chiefs are already planning their future around signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract, even though the NFL MVP won't be eligible to sign an extension until after next season.Chiefs general manager Bret Veach said Thursday that some of the financial decisions made dating back a ...

Matt LaFleur takes over in Green Bay as the head coach

Football 01/09/19, 21:16

Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either.On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback ...

Patriots defense aims to win ‘mind game’ with crafty Rivers

Football 01/09/19, 18:20

Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers says thinking about how to defend against the Los Angeles Chargers has kept him up at night."Over the bye I had a dream about not setting the edge," Flowers said this week. "I woke up and it was a nightmare."New England's leader this season with ...

source: LaFleur accepts offer to become Packers coach

Sports 01/07/19, 19:49

The Green Bay Packers are turning to fast-rising offensive whiz Matt LaFleur to aid Aaron Rodgers and end a two-year absence from the postseason.LaFleur accepted Green Bay's offer Monday to become the next head coach of the Packers, according to a person familiar with the decision.The person spoke to The ...

Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing

Sports 01/03/19, 11:03

Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and ...

Bears’ Trubisky tries to steer clear of playoff mistakes

Football 01/02/19, 17:23

It hasn't been a streak of accuracy on a level with Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees or Tom Brady. Nevertheless, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has eliminated interceptions over his past three starts.Whether Trubisky can continue making good decisions and throws in his first playoff game at Soldier Field against the ...

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Sports 12/30/18, 16:04

Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass after faking a field-goal try and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season on a high note with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.With Green Bay trailing ...

Jets’ Darnold wraps up rookie year by facing Rodgers, Brady

Football 12/27/18, 19:41

Sam Darnold is wrapping up his rookie season with glimpses of greatness.First, Aaron Rodgers.Next, Tom Brady.The New York Jets quarterback's final two opponents are among the best to play the position, and Darnold appreciates the situation he's in.After a solid performance last week in an overtime loss to Rodgers and ...

Jordy Nelson hitting stride late in season for Raiders

Football 12/26/18, 18:24

Jordy Nelson's debut season in Oakland didn't go exactly as he hoped when he signed with the Raiders following 10 years in Green Bay.A team he hoped would be good enough to contend for the playoffs went into rebuilding mode instead. He dealt with knee injuries that hampered him early ...

Rodgers leads Packers to wild 44-38 overtime win over Jets

Football 12/23/18, 17:30

Aaron Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 6:23 left in overtime, leading the Green Bay Packers to a wild 44-38 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.The victory was the Packers' first on the road this season — snapping a nine-game skid away from Lambeau ...

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