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Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. “Five letters. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be fine,” Rodgers said. Fine they’ve been. With wins over the Bears…
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  • Sam Shields, James Starks and Morgan Burnett miss practice

    Sam Shields, James Starks and Morgan Burnett miss practice

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    The Packers got back on the practice field on Wednesday without several regulars in their lineup. Cornerback Sam Shields, safety Morgan Burnett, running back James Starks and defensive end Datone Jones were all held out of practice as they recover from …
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  • Erik Walden fined $27,562 for contact with official

    Erik Walden fined $27,562 for contact with official

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    It doesn’t look like Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly will be fined for the contact with an official that led to his ejection from last Sunday’s game against the Packers, but Colts linebacker Erik Walden wasn’t so lucky. Walden was ejected for the same …
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  • Bill Polian, Ron Wolf selected as contributor candidates to Hal…

    Bill Polian, Ron Wolf selected as contributor candidates to Hall of Fame

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame added a new contributor category to help deserving non-players make their way to Canton, and the first two candidates have been chosen. Via Jim Trotter of ESPN, a member of the nine-person committee, former Raiders and Pack…
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  • Four key Packers sitting out practice

    Four key Packers sitting out practice

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Maybe the Green Bay Packers’ bye is coming a week too late. When they began preparations on Wednesday for the New Orleans Saints, their final game before their week off, they did so without four key players – cornerback Sam Shields, sa…
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  • Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'

    Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
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  • Aaron Rodgers named player of the week again

    Aaron Rodgers named player of the week again

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Since 2010, no player has captured one of the NFL's player-of-the-week awards more often than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. On Wednesday, he was named the NFC's offensive player of the week for the 10th time since 2010.…
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  • Aaron Rodgers meets Packers owner (sort of) Eddie Vedder

    Aaron Rodgers meets Packers owner (sort of) Eddie Vedder

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met President Barack Obama, he was surprised to hear the Commander in Chief wanted to trade him to the Bears. But upon meeting Bears fan Eddie Vedder earlier this week at a Pearl Jam concert, he was surprised to fi…
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  • Jeremy Lane returns to practice from injured reserve for Seahaw…

    Jeremy Lane returns to practice from injured reserve for Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was designated Tuesday as having returned to practice after spending the last six weeks on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Lane nursed a groin injury into Seattle’s season opener against the Green B…
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  • Chiefs release DE Jerel Worthy from practice squad

    Chiefs release DE Jerel Worthy from practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Defensive end Jerel Worthy, a 2012 second-round pick of the Packers, was released from Kansas City’s practice squad on Tuesday, according to the NFL’s transactions. A Michigan State product, Worthy (6-2, 308) appeared in 14 games for Green Bay as a rook…
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  • Packers hang with Pearl Jam

    Packers hang with Pearl Jam

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – You might have seen T.J. Lang's picture from backstage at Monday night's Pearl Jam show in Milwaukee. The Green Bay Packers right guard posted a shot of himself and teammates Matt Flynn, Corey Linsley and Josh Sitton with the band's fr…
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  • Plans for Favre’s Lambeau return in November on hold due to Bar…

    Plans for Favre’s Lambeau return in November on hold due to Bart Starr’s health

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    The Packers will be retiring Brett Favre’s No. 4 and putting him in the team’s Hall of Fame next year, but Favre was planning an earlier return to Lambeau Field that now looks unlikely to happen. Favre was planning to join Bart Starr on the field for th…
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  • Capers' open-door policy helps Packers' D

    Capers' open-door policy helps Packers' D

    ESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Dom Capers said he has had an open-door policy ever since he became the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator in 2009. Maybe his players have been walking through that door more often of late. Veteran cornerback Tramon Williams attr…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Packers

    The Film Don't Lie: Packers

    ESPN.com packersgab.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    A weekly look at what the Green Bay Packers must fix: It's not that the Packers' punt return game has been ineffective -- actually it's been more than respectable at 10th in the NFL in average yards per return (9.6) -- but as good as their returners hav…
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  • NFL says Kuechly's ejection was unjustified

    NFL says Kuechly's ejection was unjustified

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    The NFL tells Panthers coach Ron Rivera that linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected for inadvertent contact with an official in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
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  • Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, Packers

    Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, Packers

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Running backs coach Sam Gash had the official count, but Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements did not need an exact number to know running back Eddie Lacy was a tackle-breaking machine in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Ca…
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  • What We Learned Against the Panthers

    What We Learned Against the Panthers

    greenbaypackernation.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)
    After a 1-2 start to the regular season, the Packers have finally hit their stride, trouncing a good Panthers team at home in Week 7. Aaron Rodgers was near unstoppable as the seven-year starter hit each of his primary targets for scores and improved hi…
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  • Aaron Rodgers says Packers offense is “getting closer”

    Aaron Rodgers says Packers offense is “getting closer”

    profootballtalk.com nytimes.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)
    A few weeks ago, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed off his spelling ability in order to tell panicky fans that they should relax when it comes to the team’s offense. That advice has proven sound over the last few weeks and Sunday’s game against t…
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  • Video - Packers Preparing For Shootout With Saints 00:52

    Packers Preparing For Shootout With Saints

    Oct 22
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses how a high-scoring game could benefit the Packers in their Sunday night matchup with the Saints.
  • Video - Saints' Defense Has Difficult Test 01:10

    Saints' Defense Has Difficult Test

    Oct 22
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett discusses how the Saints' defense has a tough assignment in facing a Packers offense that is hitting on all cylinders.
  • Video - Favre's Lambeau Return Likely Delayed 02:35

    Favre's Lambeau Return Likely Delayed

    Oct 21
    Ed Werder discusses how former Packers quarterback Brett Favre's planned November return to Lambeau Field may be delayed while Packers legend Bart Starr deals with health issues that would prevent him from attending.
  • Video - Packers Look To Keep October Momentum 01:14

    Packers Look To Keep October Momentum

    Oct 21
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky discusses how well has the team played this month.

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