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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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MillerCoors' new beer-delivery option is not yet available here; thanks, Drizly

Published March 29, 2017

Thanks to MillerCoors, many beer-deprived beer-drinkers nationwide will never have to leave their couches, with the new "Miller Lite On-Demand" home services. But because Drizly, the alcohol-ordering app that connects customers and retailers, is not in Wisconsin yet, we have to wait for our beer.

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No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Published March 23, 2017

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home. But before Packers fans could become too excited or aghast, the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Why?

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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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It's been an uncharacteristically wild start to free agency for the Packers

Published March 13, 2017

For a fan base as devotedly diehard as the Packers', it's been an unexpectedly wild start to NFL free agency, marked by a frenzy of player moves made in the first 96 hours. Whatever your opinion on the decisions, it's hard to argue Ted Thompson has been sitting out this offseason.

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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.