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NFL injury updates, latest league news from Tuesday, Jan. 18
The Packers might finally get two of their best defenders back this week. Coach Matt LaFleur said pass rusher Za'Darius Smith and CB Jaire Alexander will practice Tuesday and he's hopeful they'll play Saturday. Also, the latest NFL roster and injury news from Tuesday.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Jan. 10
The Eagles RB room could be back to full strength ahead of Saturday's playoff clash with the Buccaneers. Plus, other news from around the NFL.
Packers' Za'Darius Smith undergoes back surgery, expected to remain out for extended period of time
Packers' standout pass rusher Za'Darius Smith is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time after undergoing back surgery this week, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
'Monday Night Football' preview: What to watch for in Lions-Packers
NFL.com's Jelani Scott breaks down four things to watch for when the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
Packers placing edge rusher Za'Darius Smith (back) on IR
The Packers will try to bounce back from their blowout Week 1 loss without star pass rusher Za'Darius Smith. Coach Matt LaFleur said Smith will go on IR as he continues to deal with a back issue that had him listed as questionable for the season opener.
Injury roundup: Giants running back Saquon Barkley expected to play against Broncos
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, fully cleared by doctors following a strong week of practice, is expected to play against the Denver Broncos, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 60-51: Justin Herbert, Justin Jefferson make debuts
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
NFC North training camp preview: Will Justin Fields show out? Will Aaron Rodgers show up?
Will Justin Fields force the Bears to start him? Will Aaron Rodgers force the Packers to trade him? And who DOESN'T have cornerback questions in the NFC North? Tom Blair provides a training camp preview for the division, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
NFL Championship Sunday game picks: Buccaneers edge Packers; Chiefs outlast Bills
Who will prevail in a dream quarterback matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers? Can the breakout Bills knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs? Gregg Rosenthal picks the winner of each NFL conference championship game.
Championship Sunday: 16 things to watch in NFC, AFC title games
How will Josh Allen's Bills and Andy Reid's Chiefs counter each other? Is there any better matchup than Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady? Gregg Rosenthal lists 16 things to watch on Championship Sunday.
NFL reveals complete AFC, NFC rosters for 2021 Pro Bowl
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers highlight the rosters for the 2021 Pro Bowl. Check out the complete AFC and NFC rosters.
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, Browns DE Myles Garrett among NFL Players of the Week
Tom Brady nabbed his first NFC weekly award, while Myles Garrett's big Sunday earned him honors as well. The AFC Offensive Player of the Week went to a non-quarterback for the first time this season.
2020 NFL season: Saints' Cameron Jordan leads top 10 edge rushers
Former All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas KNOWS edge rushers, having spent years trying to stop them. He reveals his top 10 edge rushers heading into the 2020 NFL season -- and you can expect a surprise at No. 1.
Top 100 Players of 2020, Nos. 50-41: Prescott, Jimmy G make list
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2020 NFL season.
Ten most egregiously off-base player ratings in 'Madden NFL 21'
Adam Rank runs through the most off-base player ratings in "Madden NFL 21," including a lower-than-expected appraisal of Deshaun Watson and a generous mark for Rob Gronkowski.
NFL All-Analytics Team: Lamar Jackson, Stephon Gilmore stand out
Cynthia Frelund assembles an all-star roster of analytics monsters from the 2019 season. Who joins reigning MVP Lamar Jackson on the squad?
Myles Garrett, Nick Bosa among NFL's top 10 disruptors of 2019
Which pass rushers were the most disruptive in 2019? Nick Shook dives into Next Gen Stats to find the answer, and he delivers a top-10 list with some surprises.
NFL releases complete 2020 regular-season schedule
The 2020 NFL season will kick off with a rematch of one of the most memorable playoff games from last season. The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs begin their title defense against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10.
NFL GM Power Rankings: Brett Veach, John Lynch surge up list
Smack dab in the middle of offseason roster reconstruction, the spotlight's on NFL decision makers. Perfect time for Gregg Rosenthal to provide his annual GM Power Rankings! And at the moment, no general manager's flying higher than Kansas City's Brett Veach.
NFC North roster reset: Packers in charge; Bears' QB intrigue
While the trade for Nick Foles might not have been the offseason QB move Bears fans hoped for, legit competition at the position could yield positive results, Grant Gordon writes. Get up to speed on the rest of the NFC North ahead of the 2020 draft.
NFL draft guide: Each GM's best pick, top value pick, tendencies
With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Charley Casserly digs into the men who'll be making the selections. What does each general manager's track record look like? Here are the best picks, value picks and tendencies for everyone.
AFC North roster reset: Ravens get richer; Browns ready to rock?
Baltimore won the AFC North by a whopping six games in 2019. So, what is the state of the division as we hurtle toward the 2020 NFL Draft? Nick Shook says the Ravens are richer, but the Browns, Steelers and Bengals are all looking up.
Concerns over physical health of players rise during pandemic
There is a concern from teams, league executives and the NFLPA that the physical health of the players is set to suffer drastically in the coming weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic delaying offseason workouts.
2020 NFL free agency glossary: All the terms you need to know
Free agency frenzy is a hectic period on the NFL calendar that has a language all its own. Fortunately, Anthony Holzman-Escareno is here for you with a glossary explaining all the terms you need to know.
Rapoport: Za'Darius Smith fully cleared for playoffs
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith fully cleared for playoffs.
Rapoport: Packers placing Za'Darius Smith on injured reserve
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Green Bay Packers will be placing linebacker Za'Darius Smith on injured reserve.
Pelissero: Za'Darius Smith's injury status is one to monitor ahead of Week 1
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero offers an update on Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith's injury status ahead of their matchup with the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
'Top 100 Players of 2021': Za'Darius Smith | No. 51
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith has been voted as the No. 51 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Za'Darius Smith fools Packers fans with tweet
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith tweets he needs a realtor and fools Packers fans into thinking he's being traded.
2021 Superstar Club: Baldy, Douzable break down who's in, out
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger and Leger Douzable explain which players are in and out of the superstar club entering 2021.
Casserly's keys to victory for Bucs vs. Packers
NFL Network's Charley Casserly breaks down his keys to victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Rams vs. Packers highlights | NFC Divisional Round
Watch the game highlights from the NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers.
Za'Darius Smith engulfs Goff for massive loss on sack
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith engulfs Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff for a massive loss on a sack.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Week 16
Every player with a Pro Football Focus grade of at least 90 in Week 16
Titans vs. Packers highlights | Week 16
Watch the Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers highlights from Week 16 of the 2020 season.
Packers' stunt helps free Za'Darius Smith for huge sack on third down
Green Bay Packers' stunt helps free outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith for huge sack on third down.
Panthers vs. Packers highlights | Week 15
Watch the game highlights from the Week 15 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers.
Bears vs. Packers highlights | Week 12
Watch the Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers highlights from Week 12 of the 2020 season.
Preston Smith scoops up Mitchell Trubisky fumble for Packers defensive TD
The Green Bay Packers score on defense with linebacker Preston Smith scooping up a fumble by Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and returning it 14 yards for a touchdown.
Crazy endings of the week | Week 11
Watch the crazy endings of Week 11 during the NFL 2020 season.
Jaguars vs. Packers highlights | Week 10
Watch the game highlights from the Week 10 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers.
Packers vs. 49ers highlights | Week 9
Watch the highlights from the Week 9 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.
Za'Darius Smith chops ball from Nick Mullens on crushing strip-sack
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith chops ball from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens on crushing strip-sack
Vikings vs. Packers highlights | Week 8
Watch the game highlights from the Week 8 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.
Packers vs. Texans highlights | Week 7
Watch the game highlights from the Week 7 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Houston Texans.
James Jones: Two Packers who must have big games to beat Brady, Bucs
NFL Network's James Jones and Willie McGinest discuss the upcoming matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.
Falcons vs. Packers highlights | Week 4
Watch the best plays from the Week 4 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers.