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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85

The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died at 85. The Hall did not disclose details in its statement. Gregg starred at tackle …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

After hiatus, former Washington State OL Cole Madison returns to Green Bay Packers

The former Washington State offensive lineman from Burien was reinstated to Green Bay’s roster on Monday for the beginning of the Packers’ offseason training program, ESPN’s Field Yates first reported.


Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule

As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Super Stories: Jerry Kramer instilled Vince Lombardi’s ideas into his daily life

His first recollections of the city were these: “I was operated on in Spokane when I shot myself with a shotgun, and I was also operated on at Deaconess (Hospital) …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

From the archives: Jerry Kramer’s ‘Ice Bowl’ block a moment frozen in time

Editor’s note: The following story, written by former Spokesman-Review columnist Harry Missildine, appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 1, 1968, following the Green Bay Packers’ 21-17 victory over the Dallas …


Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach

Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers. The team announced his hiring late Tuesday, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier. The 39-year-old LaFleur spent …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Report: Matt LaFleur to become Green Bay Packers coach

A person familiar with the decision says Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur has accepted Green Bay’s offer to become the next head coach of the Packers.


Jets interview former Packers coach Mike McCarthy

The Jets met with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on Wednesday, and former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase on Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

NFL Capsules: Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham quiet in mediocre season

Tight end Jimmy Graham has caught 46 passes for 549 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay this season. It’s a relatively quiet season for Graham, who starred for New …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation

The Seahawks’ 27-24 win over Green Bay snapped a two-game losing streak and helped create a possible path to the postseason for Seattle. There are still challenges ahead, but Seattle …


Larry Stone: Seahawks get their fourth-quarter mojo back in 27-24 win over the Packers

The Seahawks earned themselves some breathing room with a much-needed win over the Packers. And they did it by locking down on that fourth quarter finish, and riding their run …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

Russell Wilson caps Seahawks’ rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

Russell Wilson threw for 225 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference in the Seattle Seahawks’ 27-24 victory over the Green Bay …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Green Bay Packers face Seattle Seahawks with playoff positioning at stake

For the fifth straight regular season – and the seventh time overall since 2012 – Green Bay and Seattle will meet again on Thursday night, but this time it’s positioning …


Late fumble keeps Rams unbeaten with 29-27 win over Packers

Aaron Rodgers can’t lead a game-winning drive if he never gets the ball. That was the whole idea when Los Angeles’ Ramik Wilson forced a fumble from Green Bay’s Ty …


Mason Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay Packers outlasted …


Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

New Orleans Saints sign former Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson

Former Gonzaga point guard Demetri Goodson on Thursday signed with the New Orleans Saints. Goodson, who transferred from Gonzaga in May 2011 to join Baylor’s football team, was eventually drafted …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Mike McCarthy: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to get week to get ready

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will work with the rehab group in practice. McCarthy says Rodgers will be given the whole week to get …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

Seahawks acquire QB Brett Hundley from Packers

The Seahawks have acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

Packers sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Marcedes Lewis, adding another veteran to back up Jimmy Graham. The 6-foot-6 Lewis played 12 seasons in Jacksonville, where he ranked third …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining …


No pressure not a good thing for Clay Matthews and the Packers

Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven’t changed. It’s more important than ever for the Green Bay linebacker to get …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round

Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3 p.m.

Former NFL star Brett Favre says he might have had “thousands” of concussions

Brett Favre says he might have had “thousands” of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.


Packers release WR Jordy Nelson

The Green Bay Packers have released veteran Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ top targets in the passing game. Nelson had 550 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Jimmy Graham set to sign three-year deal with Packers

To no surprise, Jimmy Graham isn’t returning to Seattle. To some surprise, he is instead signing with the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon. Graham was reported …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Destiny better be knocking on Jerry Kramer’s door come Pro Football Hall of Fame decision day

Saturday is decision day for the voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and destiny day for Sandpoint’s – and Idaho’s – favorite football son, who will either be …


Green Bay Packers bring back Joe Philbin to run offense

The Packers are bringing back Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator, hoping he can bring another championship to Green Bay. The team announced the hire along with bringing in Mike Pettine …