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Brett Favre Denies Offer to Join St. Louis Rams
October 24th, 2013 at 9:21 AM
The Green Bay Packers (4-2) have moved on since the summer of 2008 and former legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre apparently has as well. Favre, who retired after the 2007 and 2008 seasons before retiring again after the 2010 NFL season became a player with a reputation to never retire from the...

Green Bay Packers All-time Leading Scorer Longwell Retires as a Packer
August 12th, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Former NFL kicker Ryan Longwell has informed the Green Bay Packers he intends to retire as a Packer, according to Packers General Manager Ted Thompson. From 1997-2005, Longwell scored a franchise record 1,054 points. Longwell made 226 field goals in 277 attempts (81.5%) and made 376 of 380 extra point attempts (98.9%)...

Green Bay Packers Legendary Linebacker Dave Robinson to Be Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 2nd, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Green Bay Packers legendary outside linebacker Dave Robinson will be the 22nd Packer player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Robinson will be the third and final member from hall of fame head coach Vince Lombardi’s defensive left-side (starring Robinson, defensive end Willie Davis, and cornerback...

Green Bay Packers Legend of the Past: Vince Lombardi (Part II)
July 25th, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Before Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers returned to NFL glory, Lombardi, who reportedly lacked any kind of drive or ambition before he had begun coaching football, dealt with a hardship which had haunted him since he was a child—racism and prejudice. Lombardi, who was the offensive coordinator for the...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Reggie White (Part II)
July 24th, 2013 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The year before the "cornerstone and foundation" of the Green Bay Packer's arrival in ‘93, the team was the 23rd-ranked NFL defense. In White’s inaugural year in Green Bay, the defense jumped 21 spots, ranking 2nd in the league. One player usually doesn’t make a significant difference in the NFL—White...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Reggie White (Part I)
July 24th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White left the NFL as one of the game’s most polarizing figures in football history. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, White starred at his home-state college, the University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, he was arguably college football’s greatest pass-rusher—and...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: James Lofton
July 23rd, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton was a special talent, but a former Packer great who fans can easily forget. Even though Lofton was the greatest statistical wide receiver to ever play in Green Bay at the time of his retirement in 1993, the Packers only...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Henry Jordan
July 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame defensive tackle Henry Jordan was another traditional stalwart in a menacing Packer defense in the 1960’s. Jordan wasn’t the most celebrated or notable Packer defender in his NFL career, but he was a smart player who knew how to maneuver himself in the trenches. Born...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Willie Wood
July 21st, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Willie Wood road to glory was the path taken by few. As a college football player on the West Coast, Wood was the first of his kind. As an NFL player, Wood sometimes shined brighter than his Hall of Fame teammates. After football, Wood...

Green Bay Hall of Fame Capsule: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
July 20th, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was a one-trick pony for the Green Bay Packers. Remembered as an outstanding pass rusher and sack artist, Gbaja-Biamila will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame today. Gbaja-Biamila was more than a valuable asset on the field, but off of it as well. Gbaja-Biamila, who...

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Capsule: Chris Jacke
July 20th, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Chris Jacke wasn’t the most revered Green Bay Packer from the Super Bowl XXXI team, but he was an essential part of the Packers. Today, Jacke will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame for helping kick the franchise back to glory. Drafted by the Packers in the...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Paul Hornung
July 19th, 2013 at 6:50 PM
  Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame offensive back Paul Hornung was one of the most versatile players ever in college and professional football. Born and raised in Louisville, Hornung lettered four years in football, basketball, and baseball as a standout prep athlete, earning him a scholarship to play football and...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Jim Ringo
July 18th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jim Ringo was not only a tiny offensive lineman by today’s NFL standards, but a lesser offensive lineman during his era as well. Ringo, who played at Syracuse University, was listed at 6’2, 211 when he was drafted by the Green Bay...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Willie Davis
July 17th, 2013 at 3:45 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Willie Davis was a player who many teams overlooked before and during the early part of his NFL career. Davis, who was a two-way lineman at Grambling State University, wasn’t drafted until the 15th round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns....

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Herb Adderley
July 16th, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame defensive back Herb Adderley wasn’t supposed to be one of the NFL’s shining defensive stars. A gifted athlete with excellent speed, quickness, and agility, Adderley was projected to be a starting tailback in the NFL. Instead, Adderley became one of the NFL’s greatest ball-hawks...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Ray Nitschke
July 15th, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Nitschke was born and bred in Illinois, and dreamt about being a star football player for the Chicago Bears someday. An incredible competitor, Nitschke overcame tremendous adversity early on in his life en route to becoming one of the NFL’s greatest...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Bart Starr
July 14th, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Green Bay Packers legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr was the true underdog throughout his era, and a role model in his existence today. If it wasn’t for his father’s demands, Starr would’ve never played football. Even in his college and early NFL years, nobody knew what Starr could...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Forrest Gregg
July 13th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Green Bay Packers legendary Hall of Fame offensive tackle Forrest Gregg was one of the NFL’s greatest offensive linemen in the history of the game. Born Alvis Forrest Gregg in Birthright, Texas in October 1933, Gregg was an NFL star for legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry in his...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Jim Taylor
July 12th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Green Bay Packers’ legendary running back and fullback Jim Taylor was a star as soon as he hit the ground running for Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers in the late 1950’s. Taylor, who was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, starred at Baton Rouge High School. After an impressive...

Green Bay Packers Legends of the Past: Tony Canadeo
July 11th, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Green Bay Packers legendary Hall of Fame offensive back Tony Canadeo was the Packers' greatest rusher in franchise history by the time of his retirement in 1952. A true dual-threat offensive back, Canadeo starred as a passer and rusher in his 11-year career with the Packers. Chicago-born, Canadeo attended Steinmetz High...