Packers WR Allen Lazard fined $10K after counting to 3 for each Miami defender he toppled with one block
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard was heralded by quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a "hall of famer" this off-season. The wideout made a legendary block in a Week 16 win over the Dolphins where he took down three defenders at the same time. Lazard wasn’t flagged, but was reportedly fined $10,609 for taunting according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The team also praised the block and celebration in a feature about Lazard that was published to Packers.com four days later. "That's a huge play and a huge block that Allen had on that play.wftv.com
Aaron Rodgers' teammates appear to reference Packers QB's ayahuasca use in TD celebration
Some of Aaron Rodgers' teammates might have been paying attention to his very loud offseason. Near the end of the first half of "Sunday Night Football" between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, the Packers quarterback found top returning receiver Allen Lazard for a four-yard touchdown pass. That drug use preceded back-to-back MVP seasons for Rodgers, which the quarterback claimed to not be a coincidence. The admission triggered a miniature media circus (and massive spike in Google searches for ayahuasca), though it's only another chapter in Rodgers' recent habit of drawing attention for off-field reasons. At least his teammates are having fun with it.wftv.com
Aaron Rodgers was courtside next to Randall Cobb, Mallory Edens for the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA playoff game against the Chicago Bulls
Packers quarterback and Bucks owner Aaron Rodgers returned to Fiserv Forum for Milwaukee's NBA playoff game Wednesday, sitting next to Mallory Edens and Randall Cobb.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Rodgers ties Marino for 6th with TD pass No. 420
Rodgers found Cobb for a 23-yard score in the second quarter to put the Packers up 14-7 over Pittsburgh. The Giants rallied thanks to a 54-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Saquon Barkley and got the 2-point conversion. Van Jefferson caught a 14-yard TD pass from Stafford late in the period to put the Rams back ahead. Roethlisberger capped the game’s opening drive with a 45-yard TD pass down the right sideline to Diontae Johnson. The Giants rallied thanks to a 54-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Saquon Barkley and got the 2-point conversion.wftv.com
Packers GM says they added Cobb because Rodgers wanted him
Packers Football CORRECTS MONTH TO JULY, NOT AUG. - Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a laugh with assistant athletic trainer Kurt Fielding during NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke) (Matt Ludtke)Randall Cobb can thank MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers for triggering the veteran receiver’s return to the Green Bay Packers. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was straightforward Thursday in saying that the team acquired Cobb from the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick because Rodgers wanted him. The Packers have added both Cobb and offensive tackle Dennis Kelly since opening training camp Wednesday. Gutekunst said Rodgers always has been part of those conversations and the difference this year is in how they incorporate his input. Rodgers joined the Packers for training camp this week after skipping the team's organized team activities and mandatory minicamp.wftv.com
Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies
Thompson was Packers general manager from 2005-17 and drafted many notable players on the current roster, including two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. Mike Sherman had been working as Packers coach and general manager up to that point. “Certainly he’s a guy who’s held in the highest regard in this building and, I think, just around the league,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. Gutekunst, who had been working with Thompson as player personnel director, was promoted to general manager and remains in that position.
Daniel Jones active, expected to start for Giants vs. Cards
Daniel Jones is active and is expected to start at quarterback for the New York Giants against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. After missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury, Jones practiced fully for the first time on Friday. Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Kamalei Correa, LB Quincy Williams, C Brandon Linder, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert. Giants: WR Dante Pettis, CB Darnay Holmes (knee), ILB T.J. Brunson, OT Kyle Murphy, OT Jackson Barton, DE R.J. McIntosh. Buccaneers: DL Khalil Davis, CB Jamel Dean, RB Leonard Fournette, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Tanner Hudson, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter.
Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other
Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Chiefs coach Andy Reid no longer carries around the heavy and ignominious tag of best coach never to win a championship. This is the best opportunity you can have to start the season.That contract extension is the second largest in NFL history. Very, very dynamic players, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. They also will miss cornerback Bashaud Breeland and defensive tackle Mike Pennel, who are suspended for the start of the season.
Chiefs, Texans fine-tuning for NFL opener Thursday night
Listen, the first game is always that way, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, because you're never quite sure what they're going to do. Even with preseason games, the first few games are up in the air. If we would have had our four normal preseason games then we wouldve seen 25 to 30 snaps of their first group. But the speed of practice never quite matches that of a preseason game, and the speed of a preseason game never quite matches a regular-season one. But without preseason games to work on such fundamentals, the Chiefs had to tweak the way they approached tackling.
NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice
NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to "fight for necessary COVID-19 protections" and Malcolm Jenkins said "football is nonessential." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, FIle)Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. NFL players are humans some with immuno-compromised family members or live-in elderly parents. But as a union, our most important job is keep our players safe and alive. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe work environment, Tretter told NFL players.