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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith, right, celebrates with teammate Preston Smith after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith aren’t related, but the Packers pass rushers share the same last name and the same type of productive games. They combined for 25 ½ sacks last season after both signed with the Packers as free agents in early 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Packers' pass-rushing Smiths eager to expand their games

Aug. 7, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

Social distancing protocols will prevent Green Bay Packers outside linebackers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith from having the side-by-side joint locker-room interviews that followed so many of their games last season. They’ll have to continue getting together while surrounding the opposing...

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner (71) blocking for quarterback David Blough, right, against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit. Wagner, now an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, has a tough assignment as he returns to his home state. The West Allis native and former Wisconsin lineman is getting the first shot to emerge as Green Bay’s right tackle, a spot where Bryan Bulaga had been a fixture for a decade before signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Packers' Wagner savors chance to play for home-state team

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner says the decision to sign with his home-state team was easy. The challenge Wagner now faces is much more difficult. Wagner is attempting to bounce back from a down season while making sure the Packers don’t take a step back at right tackle, a position that...

Packers say they won't have any fans for 1st two home games

Aug. 6, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark...

Cardinals add depth with safety Brice, receiver Patton

Aug. 5, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added depth to their roster by signing safety Kentrell Brice and receiver Andre Patton. The 25-year-old Brice was recently released by the Chicago Bears. He played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 2016-18 and appeared in 36 games, including 14...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Rodgers does not want to speculate just how much longer he might remain in Green Bay now that the team has drafted his potential successor. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Packers QB Rodgers savoring moments, not dwelling on future

Aug. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want to speculate just how much longer he might remain in Green Bay now that the team has drafted his potential successor. The two-time MVP says he’s just trying to concentrate on the things that remain in his control while remembering to cherish each...

FILE - Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, in a Wednesday, Feb. 27, 201 file photo. Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst says Devin Funchess’ decision to opt out for this season due to COVID-19 concerns isn’t necessarily causing the Packers to get more aggressive in seeking help at the wide receiver position.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Packers remain confident in receiving group without Funchess

Aug. 2, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst says Devin Funchess’ decision to opt out for this season isn’t necessarily causing the Packers to get more aggressive in seeking help at the wide receiver position. Funchess announced Tuesday he isn't playing this season for the safety of himself and his...

Packers put Crosby, two others on COVID-19 reserve list

Jul. 30, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers placed veteran kicker Mason Crosby, tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive tackle Trevyon Hester on their COVID-19 reserve list. The NFL has created this reserve list for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having...

FILE - In this  Thursday, July 25, 2019 file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind. The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of Funchess on April 2. Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess is opting out of playing this season in a move he calls one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made. Funchess’ exit leaves Green Bay without its only major offseason addition to their receiving corps. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Packers' Funchess says he's opting out of 2020 season

Jul. 28, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess is opting out of playing this season in a move he calls one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made. Funchess’ choice leaves Green Bay without its only major offseason addition to their receiving group, one year...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) watches from the sideline during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.  Some players surely flourished and others most certainly floundered when the COVID-19 crisis forced teams to replace their regular offseason programs with virtual OTAs and videoconference. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

NFL teams to see fruits of virtual offseason as camps begin

Jul. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

Players are reconvening for a training camp unlike any other, and the ramifications of their remote offseason will soon become apparent. When the NFL scrapped regular offseason training for virtual OTAs and videoconferences because of the coronavirus crisis, some players applauded and others plodded. Coaches had...

FILE - Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy is seen before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Murphy says he expects the team’s home games this season will have no more than 10,000-12,000 fans, if spectators are allowed at all. The Packers had announced two weeks ago that their 81,441-seat Lambeau Field would have a “significantly reduced” capacity this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Murphy revealed Tuesday, July 21, 2020 the magnitude of that reduction while expressing optimism a season would be played. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Packers expect no more than 10,000-12,000 fans at home games

Jul. 21, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says he expects the team’s home games this season will have no more than 10,000-12,000 fans, if spectators are allowed at all. The Packers had announced two weeks ago that their 81,441-seat Lambeau Field would have a “significantly reduced” capacity this...