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Packers announce 2017 schedule, highlighted by five prime-time games

Published April 20, 2017

The Packers' 97th NFL regular-season schedule - highlighted by five prime-time contests - was released this evening by the National Football League. For the first time since 2012, Green Bay opens the season at home, and will play three of its first four games at Lambeau Field.

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A.J. Hawk is retiring as a member of the Packers

Published April 18, 2017

Former linebacker A.J. Hawk, who played nine seasons (2006-14) in Green Bay, has informed the club of his decision to retire with the Packers, GM Ted Thompson announced Tuesday. Hawk ranks No. 1 in franchise history (since 1975) with 1,118 career tackles.

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Why did the Packers re-sign running back Christine Michael?

Published March 22, 2017

Apparently, the Packers saw something in Christine Michael last year that most everyone else did not. The backup running back has re-signed with Green Bay, according to ESPN reports, despite an unremarkable half-season in 2016. Why did Ted Thompson bring him back?

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Packers sign free-agent TE Martellus Bennett; Aaron Rodgers approves

Published March 10, 2017

In one bold, unexpected and almost universally applauded decision, the tenor of Packers fans' discontent with general manager Ted Thompson subsided, as the tremor of his major free agent move sunk in. Green Bay signed tight end Martellus Bennett, and Aaron Rodgers seemed happy about it.

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Is free agent Eddie Lacy's pool workout rehab video a message to Packers, NFL?

Published Feb. 22, 2017

Overweight, underproductive and injured is not the optimal image for a free-agent professional athlete to portray to potential employers, in Green Bay and around the NFL. That might explain why running back Eddie Lacy posted a video of himself running in a pool, doing a rehab workout.

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Sounding conflicted and upset, Sam Shields announces Packers cut him

Published Feb. 8, 2017

Sam Shields has been released by the Packers, ending a seven-year tenure in Green Bay in which he sustained several concussions, and the veteran cornerback sounded pretty upset - or at least conflicted - in an Instagram post announcing the move Wednesday.

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The Super Bowl's only Wisconsin connection was the hero of the game

Published Feb. 6, 2017

Without the Packers or any Wisconsin natives in the game, there was only one player in the Super Bowl who had any kind of local connection. But Patriots running back James White, who played four seasons for the Badgers sure did make his presence felt Sunday.

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Green Bay ranked as America's best city for football fans in 2017

Published Feb. 1, 2017

The Packers aren't playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but Green Bay is America's best football city for fans in 2017. That's according to WalletHub's analysis, comparing 244 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team across 17 metrics.

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Year in review: Grading the Packers and handing out team awards

Published Jan. 25, 2017

Like any responsible sports media outlet - and as Packers fans who just don't want to let the season go - OnMilwaukee has evaluated the performances and assigned grades to each of Green Bay's position groups for 2016. We also handed out team awards; you'll never guess who's MVP.