Packers CB Damarious Randall Undergoes Hand Surgery

Packers third-year cornerback Damarious Randall underwent hand surgery on Monday, but is expected to be just fine and will have to sit out about 6-8 weeks before he can get back to offseason training.

Randall was the Packers first-round pick in 2015, and this past season he was on the field a lot, playing 68.2 percent of the teams’ defensive snaps in the second half of the season.

Packers Set to Name Mike Pettine as New Defensive Coordinator

The Packers appear close to hiring a new defensive coordinator, as the team is going to bring in Mike Pettine as their new DC according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Pro Football Talk.

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 in his two seasons in Cleveland.

The Packers fired Dom Capers on January 1 after Green Bay finished 22nd in total defense. The Packers last finished with a top-10 defense in their Super Bowl season of 2010 when they ranked fifth.

Packers Ask Permission to Chat with Gus Bradley About Defensive Coordinator Spot

Even though Chargers’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s contract expired today, the Packers have requested permission to interview him for their defensive coordinator job, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports citing a league source.

The Seahawks are also interested, as are others according to Schefter.

Packers Could Lose Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf to Browns

The Browns are looking to add another solid name to their personal department, and they could look to Green Bay to do it, as reports that new GM John Dorsey is bringing in Packers Director of Player Ops Eliot Wolf for a sit down.

What could open the door even more for Wolf to leave the Packers and join the Browns is the fact that new Green Bay GM Brian Gutekunst wont’ stop Wolf from leaving the Packers.

ESPN reports that Gutekunst ‘wants Eliot Wolf to be his top advisor, but the Green Bay Packers general manager says he will understand if his longtime coworker leaves after getting passed over for the job.’

That could mean Wolf after a sit down with Dorsey, which will come Wednesday according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, could be the newest member of a very different looking and growing Browns front office, and the Packers could have an opening in their front office by as early as Wednesday.

Packers Many Firings Also Include OC Edgar Bennett and QB Coach Alex Van Pelt

Packers’ coaching changes weren’t just limited to the defensive side of the ball, Chris Mortensen and Rob Demovsky of ESPN report.

After already deciding to fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers, inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, the Packers also have chosen to move on from offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.

Van Pelt’s contract expired after this season. Bennett was stripped of his offensive coordinator title, and there was a chance he could have gone back to coaching a position, but that’s not expected.

The Packers also are looking for a receivers coach after Luke Getsy left to become offensive coordinator at Mississippi State.

Bennett, a former Packers running back, has been on the team’s coaching staff since 2005. He coached running backs until 2010 and receivers from 2010-14, when he became offensive coordinator after Joe Philbin left to coach the Miami Dolphins.

Packers Ink Coach Mike McCarthy to One-Year Extension Through 2019

The Packers have signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a one-year extension through 2019 according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The move seems to be a band-aid so that McCarthy can avoid lame duck status but make no mistake-the Packers organization has put everyone on notice with the reassignment of GM Ted Thompson that changes will be made and no one’s job (save for Aaron Rodgers) is safe. McCarthy’s 12th season coaching the Pack was also the team’s first season since 2008 to end without a playoff berth.

On paper his .636 winning percentage looks good but it can be argued that McCarthy should have accomplished more with one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL under center in Green Bay. The loss of Rodgers to a broken collarbone this season exposed the dearth of talent on both sides of the ball, the unimaginative offensive game plan that McCarthy is primarily responsible for, and how poorly prepared backup QB Brett Hundley was. McCarthy could/should be on the hot seat next season and will likely be gone if the Packers do not make a deep playoff run.

Packers Ink Center Corey Linsley to a Three-year, $25.5 Million Extension

The Packers have signed center Corey Linsley to a three-year, $25.5 million extension through 2020 according to the team’s Twitter account.

Linsley was one of the team’s offseason priorities along with wide receiver Davante Adams, who they locked down with a longterm deal on Friday. That said, Linsley is probably having the worst season of his four-year NFL career and has only graded out as the 23rd-ranked center in the league according to Pro Football Focus. With Linsley and Adams locked up, the Packers may focus their attention on Aaron Rodgers, who has two years left on his deal but is severely underpaid considering what he brings to the table and what top-line quarterbacks (like Matthew Stafford) are currently commanding on the market.

Packers Ink WR Davante Adams to Four-Year Extension

The Packers have another young player in the fold, as today the team locked up wide out Davante Adams with a four-year extension worth $58 million, with an $18 mil signing bonus.

Adams this season has 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 scores.