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Packers Reportedly Still One of Three Teams in the Mix for DE J.J. Watt

The Packers remain in the mix for free agent defensive end J.J. Watt, but according to reports the former Houston Texan is not going to come cheap.

Thursday a report surfaced that Watt has an offer on the table from a team believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million.

John Clayton of ESPN in Seattle reports that the Packers, along with the Titans, and Buffalo Bills are the three teams that have given the most attention to Watt and they are the frontrunners for his services.

Watt’s interest in the Packers is not a surprise, considering he played for the University of Wisconsin and he’s a Pewaukee, Wis. native — along with growing up a Packers fan.

The Packers have reached the last two NFC Championship Games and could use some help on a defensive line that has recorded 82 sacks over the past two seasons (tied for eighth-most in the NFL). Adding a player of Watt’s caliber could be enough to get Green Bay to the Super Bowl in a loaded NFC.

There’s no doubt that adding Watt would be a huge boost, and not only would he add getting to the quarterback, but also his locker room presence would help out the team’s defense a great deal.

It remains to be seen what it’s at the end of the day going to take, but hearing that a team has already offered between $15 and $16 million shows how much faith teams have that Watt is a game changer still to this day.

Is Aaron Rodgers Looking for Revenge Against the Packers Should He Leave?

Following last Sunday’s NFC Title game loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there’s been tons of questions about the future for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers himself said that his future in Green Bay is uncertain, and Monday one of his old teammates had some interesting comments about what could potentially happen if Rodgers moves on to play elsewhere.

That player is former Packer offensive lineman T.J. Lang, who said that Rogers wasn’t happy when the team drafted Jordan Love last offseason, and that he felt the team was just one piece away from truly winning the whole thing.

“I think he was quietly pissed when they took Jordan Love a year ago,” Lang said on WXYT’s “The Ticket” on Monday.

“The one thing I’ll say about Aaron Rodgers, pretty much the last 10 years of his career he’s wanted that team to just go all-in for one year. ‘Just give me some pieces, let’s just go all-in, let’s trade a future first if we have to get a couple guys. Let’s just go all-in and try to win this thing.’

“And then last year, he hinted at them doing that, ‘Hey, I’m excited, let’s see who they can bring in,’ and they bring in a quarterback. I think that was the ultimate slap to the face when you feel like you’re one piece away from winning the whole thing.”

“I think he’s gonna make them pay, man, I think he’s gonna want some sort of new deal where they guarantee a couple more years for him, security wise, being in Green Bay. I don’t think he wants to go anywhere, but I think he’s going to hold their feet to the fire and say, ‘Hey, if you’re going to keep me around, A) you’re going to pay me, and B) you’re going to bring in some players that I want to play with where we can take this next leap.”

The last two seasons the Packers have won 13 games each, but both seasons were unable to get to the Super Bowl.

Could it be time for a change for Rodgers and the Packers? Only time will tell for the 37-year-old quarterback, but if so it will be interesting if he lines up looking for revenge like another former Packers quarterback did some time ago who wore #4.

Packers To Allow 6,000 Fans into Lambeau Field For Divisional Playoff Game

The Packers will have somewhat of a home field advantage next week in their first playoff game at Lambeau Field, as the team has announced 6,000 fans will be allowed in for the divisional playoff game.

“Our players have enjoyed the energy provided by the limited fans we’ve had over the past four games. We’re looking forward to welcoming our Season Ticket Holders to add to that atmosphere in the playoffs,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy.

“We’ve seen our COVID-19 protocols in action and are confident we can safely add additional fans.”

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster to season ticket holders who over the summer opted in for on-sale information via email.

No tickets will be for sale through the Packers’ ticket office.

Tickets for the NFC Divisional Playoff will range for tickets start at $127 up to $177, based on location; a service fee from Ticketmaster also will be charged as well.

If the Packers win their divisional playoff game, they will play host to the NFC Title game at Lambeau Field the following Sunday, January 24th at 3:05pm EST. The game will be televised on Fox.

Legendary Packers Running Back Paul Hornung Dead at 84

Former Packer great Paul Hornung has passed away at the age of 84.

Hornung died in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., after a long battle with dementia, the Louisville Sports Commission said in a statement.

The legendary running back took home the 1956 Heisman Trophy award with Notre Dame as a quarterback, and went pro in 1957 and played for the Packers as a fullback and halfback after being selected No. 1 overall by the Packers.

He spent nine seasons with the Packers and was suspended for the entirety of the 1963 season because of a gambling suspension.

He was a part of the 1966 Packers team that won the first-ever Super Bowl, defeating the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

A Good Loss? Aaron Rodgers Says That Might be the Case for the Packers

Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions, including a rare pick-six, and the Packers (4-1) lost for the first time this season, 38-10 to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (4-2).

But Rodgers believes it might be good for his team, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

“You don’t ever want to lose like this,” Rodgers said. “I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there’s been so much talk maybe outside the building about the ease with which we’re moving the ball on offense and scoring. I think we needed kind of a kick in the ass a little bit.

“There’s a little bit of wake-up to stop feeling ourselves so much and get back to the things that got us to this position. I think this would be, unfortunately but fortunately, something we can really grow from.”

Video: “First Take” Breaks Down A-Rod’s Comments About His “Down Year”

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ comments about his “down year” on The Pat McAfee Show.

Packers WR Davante Adams Says He Won’t Play, Then Deletes Tweet

Will he or won’t he?

That’s the big question for tonight for the Packers and wide out Davante Adams, who tweeted out Monday that he would not play in tonight’s game against the Falcons.

Then, just like that – the tweet was gone.

“Sorry fans and friends I wont be on the field tonight. I’ve done everything I need to do and proved Im ready but I guess I don’t know my body as well as others. Good luck out there my boys,” Adams said in a tweet that was deleted.

This past week Adams said he didn’t want to get back on the field until he was 100 percent, which clearly he’s not at this point.

“I will be making sure I feel normal — like before it happened — before I step out there,” Adams said Thursday.

“So we’re doing our thing to make sure that that’s the case.”

If Adams does not play which seems likely, it’ll be the second straight game he’s missed.

He didn’t play due to a hamstring injury in the Packers week two win over the Lions.

Adams had been officially listed as questionable after being limited in practice this past week. He indicated in his tweet that he wants to play Monday but is being held out.

Davante Adams’ Status for Sunday Against the Saints Up in the Air

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams did not practice on Wednesday according to Stacey Dales of NFL Network.

This is probably more precautionary than anything, but Adams is still viewed as uncertain for Week 3 against the Saints after pulling his hamstring in the Week 2 win over Detroit.

It did not appear to be a serious strain at the time, but we’ll still need to keep an eye on Adams ahead of his matchup with CB Marshon Lattimore. If Adams were to miss, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and the tight ends would be Aaron Rodgers’ top downfield targets.

Rodgers Proves It Again That a Packers Super Bowl Trophy is in Reach With Him Under Center

The Green Bay Packers opening day was nothing short of impressive from an offensive standpoint, and for those that were writing the obit for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, suddenly those people are nowhere to be found after the 43-34 statement victory at division rival Minnesota.

Rodgers is 36 years old, but if you think that he’s too old to hoist a Lombardi trophy, just look at the top QB’s in the NFL, as most are north of the age 30.

Sure you have guys like Pat Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and DeShaun Watson who are all young, explosive and are being hailed as the “future of the NFL,” but Rodgers and his other “old” NFL mates have something to say before riding off in the sunset.

Putting all your money on Rodgers is as safe as finding a good online casino, and the way that the quarterback masterfully ran the offense against a good Vikings team has to be heralded as one of the highlights in all of week one in the NFL.

If you think that Rodgers ISN’T going to be in the mix with the term “MVP” attached to his name – think again.

Scoring 43 points on the road and doing it on a day when he got off to a “slow start” is amazing. He led the Pack to 19 points in the second quarter, 14 of those points were scored in 25 seconds when he hit Davante Adams from 24 yards out to make it 15-7.

He got the ball back as a gift, and needed just two plays and 11 seconds to go the final 45 yards, hitting Marquez Valdes-Scantling with a score making it 22-7.

Today ESPN discussed Rodgers on their popular morning show, “First Take,” and there’s an agreement that the QB still has Plenty of gas left in the tank.

Rodgers threw for two more scores in the second half, and were careful to not give the ball away carelessly, making the Vikings have to go most of the field to keep up point-wise with the green and gold.

The NFC North again appears that it’s going to have to run through Green Bay, much like it did last season when the team won the division, and got all the way to the NFC Title game prior to losing to the San Francisco 49’ers on the road.

Now the team is back, and Rodgers proved it on Sunday that he’s nowhere near ready to take his cleats and hang em up.

Coach Matt LaFluer has to worry about an O-line that is banged up, but if there’s one player Sunday that should get a pass for a long time to come – it’s ARod.

Wednesday’s Injury Report for the Packers Battle with the Vikings

GREEN BAY PACKERS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Randy Ramsey (groin), G Billy Turner (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DE Montravius Adams (toe), LB Oren Burks (groin), S Raven Greene (quadricep)
 
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
 
Practice Report
  Wednesday (no injuries to report)