Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:36:15 MST Newspapers Utah punter Tom Hackett says Australian wave could be coming to American football (+video) Last week, Jarryd Hayne stunned Australian rugby fans by leaving the sport and Australia with the goal of playing in the NFL.... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 MDT Week 6 NFL locals roundup: Former BYU star Ezekiel Ansah shines in the Detroit Lions' victory Former BYU Cougar Ezekiel Ansah had a big game for the Detroit Lions to highlight the local efforts in Week 6 of the NFL season. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:10:00 MDT NFL Sunday rewind: Recaps and top photos from Week 5 DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:56:20 MDT USU football: Nick Vigil added to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for week six of the college football season... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:52:54 MDT NFL locals roundup for week 5: Brice McCain records a pick-6 for the Steelers See how each player with Utah ties fared in week five of the NFL season. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:43:17 MDT Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings 42-10 Julius Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and the Green Bay... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:16:19 MDT NFL locals roundup for week 4 Former Utes Alex Smith and Steve Smith headlined the local performances for week four of the NFL season. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:25 MDT Dick Harmon: NFL's Goodell seeks out Ty Detmer, Texas' Charlie Strong With public relations issues plaguing the NFL over domestic violence issues and league policies and discipline, Commissioner... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:00 MDT Week 3 NFL locals roundup: Devastating injury to former BYU star Dennis Pitta overshadows Week 3 performances Local players made big impacts in Week 3, but the major news was a season-ending injury to former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:31:26 MDT Quarterback Aaron Rodgers helps girl raise awareness for pediatric cancer (+video) There are some things more important than football for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a heartwarming video... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:30:00 MDT On Second Thought A lighthearted look at news of the day. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Kansas City Chiefs sign former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen to practice squad Former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen signed with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad Thursday, returning to the team that... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:05:00 MDT NFL locals photo gallery, Week 1: Pitta and Smith form dynamic receiving duo for Ravens A former Cougar, Dennis Pitta, and a former Ute, Steve Smith, led the Baltimore receiving effort in a loss to division rival... Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:25:00 MDT NFL teams moving to variable ticket pricing Many NFL teams are following the leads of other sports — dropping prices for less desirable games while jacking up... Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:37:51 MDT Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014 Russell Wilson made sure everyone knew Percy Harvin was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bullied his way to another 100-yard rushing... Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:34:52 MDT Week 1 NFL locals preview: Who is Pitta's favorite opponent? Probably the Bengals In three of his past four games against division foe Cincinnati, former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta has had a strong receiving... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:15:00 MDT Pro talent: Learn about the 37 football players with Utah ties on NFL rosters With the 2014 NFL season set to kick off Thursday night, 37 players with ties to the state of Utah find themselves on 53-man... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:15:00 MDT Packers-Seahawks a spicy start to the 2014 NFL season One of the major focal points of the 2014 season opener between the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and the Packers is what... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:10:00 MDT Players with local ties set to make big impacts in the NFL this season NFL rosters are filled with players with local connections — many of whom are primed to make big impacts for their... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:16:00 MDT NFL locals photo gallery: Ansah grabs the sack and Da Beard returns to Heinz Field Defensive linemen with Utah ties stole the spotlight among local athletes during Thursday's final day of the NFL preseason. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:55:00 MDT Preseason viewer’s guide: Locals make final case for a roster spot in Week 4 of preseason The final week of the preseason is here, which means it's time to give those players fighting for a spot on the 53-man active... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:00:00 MDT Taking a knee: Professional football and its mysterious postgame prayer The postgame prayer, a rarely discussed ritual in the NFL, shines a light on the religious grounding of some of football's... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:20:00 MDT NFL locals photo gallery: Kyle Van Noy and Ezekiel Ansah chatting it up at camp For the 67 football players with Utah connections currently on NFL rosters, training camp provides an opportunity to make an... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:30:00 MDT Former Ute wide receiver, kick returner Reggie Dunn signs with Arizona Cardinals Reggie Dunn joins the Cardinals after being released by the New England Patriots last month. It's Dunn's sixth team in his... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:20:00 MDT 50 days until kickoff: Players with Utah ties set to head to NFL training camps Here's a look at players with Utah ties on NFL rosters as of Wednesday, with rookies noted, and the training camp reporting... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:05:00 MDT Doug Robinson: Imagine Kobe and Vick on the soccer field America's best athletes tend to gravitate to the American staples of football, basketball and baseball, but what if they had... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:02:42 MDT Men of Justice and Compassion to hold awareness event in Salt Lake City Men of Justice and Compassion, a Utah-based nonprofit group, will have an event on Saturday, June 28, to raise awareness... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:24:49 MDT Who's Ezekiel Ansah cheering for in the U.S.-Ghana World Cup matchup? Detroit Lions defensive end and former BYU star Ezekiel Ansah will have more than a passive interest in today's World Cup... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:28:00 MDT Doug Robinson: The intrusion of the real world on our sports games Amid all the fuss over Michael Sam, Donald Sterling, Richie Incognito, Aaron Hernandez, PEDs, etc., can anyone just give us... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:50:00 MDT It's been a 'charmed life' for former BYU football star Vai Sikahema The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently caught up with the former BYU return specialist/running back, who talked about his... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:36:48 MDT Before the NFL calls, agents vie for rookies Long before their names are called at the NFL draft, prospective rookies become prized commodities in another professional... Tue, 06 May 2014 15:29:56 MDT CougarLinks: Can BYU receive a scheduling exception with the SEC? The Southeastern Conference is requiring its football teams to schedule a Power 5 opponent in their non-conference schedules.... Fri, 02 May 2014 09:55:00 MDT Could Johnny Manziel be the next Steve Young? NFL experts and the former BYU football star weigh in Former 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice and NFL draft expert Mike Mayock have suggested that Johnny Manziel could be the next... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:50:00 MDT Kyle Van Noy visits Lions, says Ezekiel Ansah taught him about life in pro football With the 2014 NFL draft quickly approaching, teams are taking their final looks at prospects before the big show. On... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:40:00 MDT Ultimate football road trips: Catching the NFL and Cougars, Utes or Aggies in one weekend If you are looking to cash in on a football-rich weekend this fall involving both college and NFL games, there are several... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:50:00 MDT Defending champion Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept.... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:16:24 MDT Wounded warriors receive rehab alongside pro athletes Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton is a tough competitor in a tough sport, blocking big defenders and taking... Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:44:03 MST Packers get ready with Wallace at QB for Rodgers Seneca Wallace has an unofficial — but well-paid — quarterbacks coach in Aaron Rodgers. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:47:54 MST Davison Cheney: Football more important than world peace in recent (unscientific) poll Watch how the camera lingers on Tom Brady. I’m sure shampoo sponsors pay a pretty dime for that slow-mo shot of him... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:29:13 MST With Rodgers sidelined, Bears beat Packers 27-20 The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:17:42 MST Ken Driggs: Let's hope the mantle of McMahon descends on Taysom Hill against Wisconsin I watched an interesting football battle in September 1980. It pitted the once-proud Wisconsin Badger program against the... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:41:08 MST NFL: Megatron leads the way for WR meganumbers The divas among NFL receivers, and there are plenty of them, there are just as many difference makers. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:53:51 MDT Doug Robinson: Andy Reid has kept in touch with his Utah roots Three decades after playing and coaching football at BYU, Andy Reid — the hottest coach in football— stays in... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:05:55 MDT Utah football notebook: Kicker Andy Phillips continues to be automatic Freshman remains perfect in field goals and PATs this season. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:40:00 MDT NFL watch: How local players fared in week 5 of the NFL season Local players are well represented across the NFL. See how each of them did in week five of the regular season. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:58:45 MDT Bucs bench QB Freeman, turn to rookie Glennon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched quarterback Josh Freeman and replaced him with rookie Mike Glennon. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:47:07 MDT Mormons in the NFL in 2013: How they got here and how they are doing There are 28 professional football players in the National Football League this year who also happen to be members of The... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:00:00 MDT Commentary: BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall focused on #EveryDayGreatness BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall joined Twitter last April, but he's not tweeting about what he ate for breakfast or secrets... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:20:00 MDT Michael Vick named as Eagles' starting Quarterback, looks to improve Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has named Michael Vick as the starting quarterback. Following a disappointing 2012... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:36:32 MDT Breaking down the fall camp status of Utah's NFL players A look at the players from Utah, BYU and Utah State who made NFL training camp rosters. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 02:00:40 MDT