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  • Thompson: Final cuts are ‘a hard time, a confusing time’

    GREEN BAY — The week of final cuts always are Ted Thompson’s least favorite time of the calendar year and it never gets any easier. On the eve of his 12th roster cut-down as Packers general manager, Thompson knows the task before him. Each NFL team needs to pare down its roster to the 75-player […]

  • Last preseason game is ‘Super Bowl or bust’

    GREEN BAY — With so many young players fighting for their NFL lives in the final preseason game this week in Kansas City, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he doesn’t want anyone holding back. “Super Bowl or bust,” McCarthy said prior to Tuesday’s practice, the last of training camp. “I think you have to […]

  • Can Jeff Janis play punt gunner with a clubbed hand?

    GREEN BAY — Here’s a rundown of some key comments from the Packers’ assistant coaches who addressed the media on Monday. Special teams coordinator Ron Zook (on the punting competition, where Masthay stands) “I think in the National Football League, it’s an ongoing process. You have to work on your craft and continue to improve […]

  • Tim Masthay is ‘in the driver’s seat’

    GREEN BAY — Veteran Tim Masthay is the last punter remaining in the Packers’ camp after the release of rookie Peter Mortell on Monday, which Mortell announced via his personal social media accounts. Head Coach Mike McCarthy felt the competition was good for both players, and that they pushed each other throughout training camp. “Tim’s […]

  • One more week of opportunities for young players

    GREEN BAY — With the starters basically done with their preseason work, the focus of the final week of training camp shifts to the young players fighting to make the roster. They have two more open practices and one more game, at Kansas City on Thursday night, to make a final impression and state their […]

  • Pregame warmup: Big night for youth in defensive front seven

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It could be a big night for the young players in the Packers’ defensive front seven as they continue to battle for roster spots. Two defensive linemen in Kenny Clark and Letroy Guion and two inside linebackers in Joe Thomas and Jake Ryan are not playing on Friday night at Levi’s […]

  • Aaron Rodgers appears set to start, Jordy Nelson inactive

    The following players will not play in Friday night’s preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers: Green Bay Packers 7 QB Brett Hundley 22 FB Aaron Ripkowski 42 S Morgan Burnett 47 LB Jake Ryan 48 LB Joe Thomas 57 C Jacob Flores 63 C Corey Linsley 79 G Josh […]

  • Packers name captains for San Francisco game

    As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be G T.J. Lang (offense), DB Micah Hyde (defense) and S Chris Banjo (special teams).