Player News - Packers

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Packers signed DL Ricky Jean-Francois to a one-year, $2-million contract.

Jean-Francois slides right in as a proven run stopper for a defense that started out hot on the ground last season, but faded as the year wore on. Headed into his age-31 season, Jean-Francois hasn't missed a game since 2013. He will be a valuable role player in Green Bay.
Mar 23 - 4:38 PM

Packers re-signed RB Christine Michael.

The Packers were the only team to show interest in Michael. He'll return for another year after getting claimed off waivers last November. Michael should have a better grasp of Green Bay's scheme with a full offseason to prepare. With Eddie Lacy gone, he'll be in the mix for a committee role with Ty Montgomery.
Mar 22 - 6:34 PM

Free agent Christine Michael visited the Packers.

It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Michael played nine games (including playoffs) with the Packers last year after getting claimed off waivers. With Eddie Lacy gone, he could be brought back to compete for a committee role.
Mar 22 - 4:39 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Packers.

The 30-year-old has generated plenty of interest since being suspiciously cut by the Redskins last week. Outspoken against the direction of the Redskins, Jean-Francois was suddenly dumped, and he's since visited the Seahawks, Bears, and Packers. He'd be a solid fit in the Packers' 3-4 front.
Mar 21 - 8:41 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit Chicago on Saturday.

He's also meeting with Seattle this weekend. Jean-Francois hasn't struggled for interest since getting cut from the Redskins. He profiles best in a 3-4 scheme.
Mar 17 - 7:19 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Seahawks on Friday.

The veteran run stopper has appeared in 16 games six of the past seven seasons. The 30-year-old was cut by the Redskins on Wednesday.
Mar 16 - 8:12 PM

Packers re-signed LB Jordan Tripp.

They also signed ERFA Joe Kerridge. Tripp was non-tendered but is back at a lower salary. He'll contribute on special teams if he makes the final roster.
Mar 15 - 7:07 PM

Redskins released DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

It's an expected move after Washington signed Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain. A favorite of ex-GM Scot McCloughan, Jean-Francois played just 439 snaps in a run-stopping role last year. His release saves $3M, but leaves $1M in dead money.
Mar 15 - 6:19 PM

Packers signed CB Davon House, formerly of the Jaguars, to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

The deal includes an $850,000 signing bonus. House visited the Steelers Tuesday morning, but he must not have liked what he heard. It is a homecoming for the corner, who the Packers selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. House should compete for a starting job.
Mar 14 - 12:50 PM

Packers re-signed OLB Jayrone Elliott to a one-year, $1.6-million contract.

Originally a restricted free agent, Elliott was non-tendered by the Packers, but $1.6 million is not much less than he would have made on the lowest tender. Elliott's main contributions come on special teams, but he does have four sacks in the last two seasons.
Mar 13 - 9:24 PM

Free agent OLB Jayrone Elliott is visiting the Steelers.

A 2014 UDFA, Elliott was a part-timer in Green Bay the past three years. He played 136 snaps last season, and has four sacks since 2015.
Mar 13 - 2:47 PM

Free agent CB Davon House will visit the Steelers Monday.

The Packers have reportedly reached out to House, who played the first four years of his career in Green Bay, but he will get his free agency started in Pittsburgh. Both teams could use help at corner.
Mar 13 - 8:35 AM

Packers signed TE Lance Kendricks, formerly of the Rams.

With Kendricks joining Martellus Bennett in Green Bay, the Packers will have much more two-tight end flexibility in 2017. 29-year-old Kendricks isn't a standout talent in any area, but he is a capable blocker and short-area possession receiver. His addition pushes plodding Richard Rodgers to third string.
Mar 11 - 4:52 PM

ESPN's John Keim speculates the Redskins might move on from DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Washington bolstered its defensive line with Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain and is visiting with Bennie Logan over the weekend. Jean-Francois is set to count $4 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is too steep a price to pay for a backup lineman. Jean-Francois played 439 snaps last season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 7:40 AM

Packers signed TE Martellus Bennett to a three-year, $20.25 million contract.

Bennett's fate in New England was sealed as soon as the Patriots traded for Dwayne Allen. Now he's headed to Green Bay where he'll fill the void left by Jared Cook. Bennett's counting stats were impressive last season (55 catches, 701 yards, seven touchdowns) but he didn't look quite as explosive as we've seen him in years past. He dealt with a variety of injuries and is expected to undergo ankle surgery this offseason. Still, Bennett is a big body and a matchup terror inside the red zone. It's a big pickup for the Cheeseheads.
Mar 10 - 6:29 PM

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