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Letroy Guion likely next, DLs thin for season opener

With the one-game suspension handed down to Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones on Thursday, the team now will likely be losing another lineman for their season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13th.

Letroy Guion has yet to be suspended for his arrest last year on marijuana charges. Charges were eventually thrown out after he paid a fine, but given the league’s history regarding players who didn’t actually fail a drug test, Guion’s punishement could be equal to Jones.

Per PFT’s Darin Gantt: ‘Like Jones, Guión could be facing a shorter suspension, assuming he hasn’t failed any tests. He was arrested in February for possession of marijuana and a firearm, charges which were thrown out after he paid a fine. Of course, Florida officials are still holding his truck and $190,028.81, pending a civil forfeiture case, so it’s not like he got off easy.

Players who don’t test positive for drugs but are arrested on drug-related charges have gotten one-game suspensions previously, incl

League hits Packers DL Datone Jones with 1-game ban

As part of a sweeping discipline on 4 players Thursday, Green bay Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones got off the easiest.

Jone received a one-game suspension from the league for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, while the others all were hit with four games, according to NFL.com.

The 24-year-old, who had 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks (in 13 games) in 2014, will miss the season opener against Chicago.

#Packers DL Datone Jones has been suspended for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) July 2, 2015

Packers DE Datone Jones Suspended 1 Game

The NFL announced Thursday that Packers former first-round DE Datone Jones has been suspended one game for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Jones is among four NFL players who have had suspensions announced on Thursday, so it appears as though the NFL has decided to announce all of these bans at the …The post Packers DE Datone Jones Suspended 1 Game appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

Packers jump Seahawks as favorites to win Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers were a botched onside kick recovery away from going to the Super Bowl last season, but that won’t stop Las Vegas from naming the Packers early favorites to get to the big game and win.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Bovada SportsBook, Las Vegas has adjusted the odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl and the Packers have jumped the Seahawks as front-runners.

Green Bay’s new odds are 6-1 to win it all as opposed to the Seahawks, who are now 13-2.

“The Super Bowl runner-up Seahawks had been favorite to win it all in 2016 since their loss back in February but there is very little support for them from a betting perspective,” said Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager for Bovada.lv.

“The Packers have now jumped to the favorite position at 6/1 and have seen more money than any other team. If the Hawks can get there again and win the Super Bowl, it would be the best result for the book and I do not see that changing any time soon.”

Is Offense Enough for the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers are relying heavily on Clay Matthews to make their defense championship calibre again (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).
The 2015/2016 season is approaching fast. This season, like last one, should be jam-PACKed with excitement for Green Bay fans. The team is coming into the season with the consensus #1 offensive unit in the entire league.
Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the NFC. When healthy, Eddie Lacy is among the best running backs in the entire league. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are one the top receiving duos in the NFL, not to mention a strong supporting cast at the receiver position. The Packer’s offensive line is solid, but they do lack depth at the tight-end position, which will likely have little-to-no effect on Green Bay’s offensive success at all. Barring any unforeseen meltdown or major injury issues, the Green Bay offense is primed to have another epic season.
Green Bay’s defense however, is another st…

Mike McCarthy ranked No. 4 in NFL coach power rankings

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has proven in down times how great of a coach he can be, and after the NFC Championship loss to the Seahawks, he took a long look at his team and did what he felt was the right thing to do.

McCarthy gave up his beloved play-calling duties, handing them over to new play caller Tom Clements in an attempt to be more active throughout the team.

When it comes to selfish players, none can put up an argument after McCarthy made that move.

According to Elliot Harrison of NFL.com, McCarthy lands at No. 4 in the NFL coach power rankings.

Harrison writes:

‘You could certainly mount a case for McCarthy to make the top three. Green Bay has been in the hunt nearly every season since he took over in 2006, reaching the playoffs in seven of nine seasons under the expert play-caller’s direction and winning it all in the 2010 season. Last season looked to be another golden year for the cheeseheads — until it all went awry in Seattle. Predicting a different outcome this time aro

Carl Bradford and Khyri Thornton could be roster casualties for the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers had to improve at every level going into the 2014 NFL Draft and by the end of the fourth round, they had drafted a player at each level of the defense. While first round pick HaHa Clinton-Dix looks like a future star at safety, the other two defensive players selected before the fifth round did not fair so well. Khyri Thornton, a pick many thought was a reach by general manager Ted Thompson in the third round, struggled mightily all training camp before being placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury. Many considered the injury to be a blessing in disguise at the time as Thornton didn’t just look bad, he may have been the worst defensive lineman on the team throughout camp by a wide margin.
Unlike Thornton, most experts thought Thompson got great value with Carl Bradford when he was still available in the fourth round. While many liked his talent, they weren’t sure his best position was as a rush linebacker like he had played in college at Arizona State…

LB Sam Barrington hopes to call signals for Green Bay Packers defense

Heading into his third NFL season, linebacker Sam Barrington wants to make a larger impact for the Green Bay Packers’ defense. Ready to step out of a specialized role, Barrington told Packers senior writer Mike Spofford that he aims to be an every-down linebacker that calls the defensive signals.”I kind of hope for it,” said Barrington, via the official website of the Green Bay Packers. “If you’re going to do it, why not do it big? If you’re going to be the guy in the middle, be the guy in the middle. Be an every-down linebacker.”Be able to block somebody up man-to-man. When they put a receiver in the slot, don’t flinch. Play the receiver in the slot. When it’s time to make a big tackle on third-and-short, make that tackle. That’s just how I see it.”The Packers’ plans at inside linebacker are still up in the air, but Barrington is a front-runner for one of the starting jobs. He began his breakout down the stretch last season, finishing with 45 tackles and a sack. Can Barrington keep…

Where Will Green Bay Packers’ WRs Land on Depth Chart?

One of the most intriguing position battles that the Green Bay Packers will be paying attention to heading into training camp is where the wide receivers will fit on the roster.
The team is not too far removed from losing Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and James Jones over the course of two seasons. But now, Green Bay once again finds itself with an abundance of talented receivers on the roster.
The top three spots on the depth chart are secured. Jordy Nelson remains the undisputed number one receiver, Randall Cobb will fill the number two slot, and Davante Adams has impressed the team enough to lock up the third spot on the depth chart.
But after that, the Packers have a number of receivers who will be competing for a roster spot and aiming to be the fourth-string receiver. The competition for that position will likely include 2014 draft picks Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis and 2015 draft pick Ty Montgomery.
The early favorite for the fourth receiver spot appears to be Janis. Nelson…

Brett Favre dons Packers jersey, says, ‘I think I could still play’

For the first time in what must have felt like an eternity for Brett Favre — and perhaps Green Bay Packers backers — the legendary quarterback at long last donned the jersey of the team with which he rose to the status of NFL icon, something that at certain points over the past handful of…Read More
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5 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in 2015

Aaron Rodgers has proved himself to be the best quarterback in the NFL, and there aren’t many fans or analysts that will argue against that statement. He is the reigning league MVP, and is still stinging from their heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game last season. Looking ahead to 2015, he is ready to get his team back to that point, and hopefully take them over the hump and to another Super Bowl appearance.
Green Bay is without question one of the top contenders to win Super Bowl 50, and a big reason for them being one of the elite teams in the NFL is their quarterback.
There is no question that the Packers have put a ton of talent around Rodgers. He has targets like Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams to throw to, and Eddie Lacy on the ground to help take pressure off of him. Not many quarterbacks are blessed with that type of talent around them, but he makes his teammates better as well.
During the 2014 season, Rodgers ende…

3 best Green Bay Packers’ fantasy football names

Any Green Bay Packers fan will be smart to draft some of their team’s favorite players. Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson are among the elite players at their respective positions in the NFL, hence it’s critical that you try to load up on them.
But what’s a fantasy championship (if you’re a Packers fan,) without an awesome team name? If you’re stuck, check out some of these ideas.
 
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Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are still together, working on sword skills

Less than a week ago, rumors surfaced that Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn have been having some relationship issues. While that may still be true, it hasn’t stopped the couple from working on their sword-handling skills together. Munn, who is currently filming a role as Psylocke in the “X Men: Apocalypse” movie, shared a video…Read More

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn showcase sword fighting skills

Aaron Rodgers and longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn are spending their free time honing their martial arts skills, as evidenced by a video posted to Instagram by the actress on Sunday. With training camp only about a month away, the Green Bay Packers quarterback clearly is utilizing unorthodox — but perhaps effective — means to keep…Read More
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Green Bay Packers: Why Davante Adams will have a breakout year in 2015

In the second round of last year’s NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected wide receiver Davante Adams out of Fresno State.  Adams’ teammate at Fresno State, quarterback Derek Carr, got a majority of attention with the numbers he put up, which made him a potential first round pick.  However, Adams did break some receiving records at Fresno, which made him a great steal in the second round, which is also when Carr was drafted.
For the first part of last season, Adams went unnoticed, as he was held under 20 yards for four of the first five games.  Against the Miami Dolphins, Adams started to show some potential, hauling in six catches for 77 yards.  But, Adams has his biggest game against the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.  Adams caught six passes for a career high 121 yards.  It took some pressure off of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and gave quarterback Aaron Rodgers a viable third option at wide out.  Adams continued to shine in the playoffs, as he caught seven passes for 11