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Athlon Archive: The Vince Lombardi I Knew

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 1 month ago
The greatest coach in NFL history — the architect of the Green Bay Packers and the namesake of the league’s championship trophy — died 45 years ago this September. Though more than four decades have passed since Lombardi last coached a game, he remains a giant in the game’s history and an icon for leadership in and out of the sports world. At the time of this...

Extra Points: Packers get greedy at QB position

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
( - We all remember one Brett that worked out pretty well in Green Bay but expecting another to make it three Hall of Famers in a row at the game's most important position is probably a stretch. Or is it? Packers general manager Ted Thompson is always about forward-looking statements when it comes to the quarterback spot. Back in 2005, Thompson famously selected a...

Packers to hold Favre ceremony on Thanksgiving

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Green Bay, WI ( - The Green Bay Packers said Monday they will honor quarterback Brett Favre in a ceremony during their Thanksgiving night game against the rival Chicago Bears. Favre, 45, will have his No. 4 retired on July 18 during the Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet. His name and jersey will unveiled on the facade at Lambeau Field during halftime on Nov. 26. ...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 2 years 3 months ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at offensive lineman Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft. Spain earned several honors during his time at West Virginia and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland...

Green Bay Packers 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
( - Ted Thompson has the great draft rep but a lot of his recent history in the first round has come up snake eyes. The three-year stint before Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2014 produced Derek Sherrod, Nick Perry and Datone Jones, not exactly a murderer's row. Point being, the sterling reputation as a talent evaluator may not be all that it's cracked up to be when you put it under...

Packers re-sign FB Kuhn, S Richardson

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Green Bay, WI ( - The Green Bay Packers re-signed fullback John Kuhn and safety Sean Richardson on Monday. Kuhn earned first-team All-Pro honors and was named to his second career Pro Bowl last season. He ran for 85 yards on 24 carries in 2014 and has played in 132 career games with 26 starts, recording 591 rushing yards and 13 scores on 189 carries and 76 receptions...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago

Packers re-sign Raji, Guion

By The Sports Network, 2 years 3 months ago
Green Bay, WI ( - The Green Bay Packers re-signed defensive tackles B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion to one-year contracts on Tuesday. Raji's deal is reportedly worth $3.5 million, while Guion will earn $2.75 million. Raji missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a biceps injury during preseason, but started 14 or more games in the previous five seasons (2009-13). ...

Bulaga to remain in Green Bay

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Green Bay, WI ( - Bryan Bulaga will remain in Green Bay after agreeing to a new contract with the Packers. Bulaga has been a mainstay of the Packers' offensive line since he was selected with the 23rd overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL in August, but returned last year and started 15 games. The 25-year-old...