2014 Green Bay Packers season

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2014 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike McCarthy
(9th season)
General manager Ted Thompson
(10th season)
Owner Green Bay Packers, Inc. (112,158 stockholders)
(Since 1923)
Home field Lambeau Field
Record 1–2
Division place 4th NFC North
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< 2013 2015

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season is the franchise's 94th season in the National Football League, the 96th overall and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy.


Free agents[edit]

Position Player Free agency
Date signed 2014 team
QB Matt Flynn UFA April 15[1] Green Bay Packers
QB Seneca Wallace UFA
RB Kahlil Bell UFA
RB James Starks UFA March 17[2] Green Bay Packers
FB John Kuhn UFA April 3[3] Green Bay Packers
WR James Jones UFA March 17[4] Oakland Raiders
TE Jermichael Finley UFA
TE Andrew Quarless UFA March 13[5] Green Bay Packers
C Evan Dietrich-Smith UFA March 14[6] Tampa Bay Buccaneers
OT Marshall Newhouse UFA March 21[7] Cincinnati Bengals
DE Johnny Jolly UFA
DE C. J. Wilson UFA March 28[8] Oakland Raiders
NT Ryan Pickett UFA
NT B. J. Raji UFA March 14[9] Green Bay Packers
ILB Robert Francois UFA
ILB Jamari Lattimore RFA April 30[10] Green Bay Packers
OLB Mike Neal UFA March 12[5] Green Bay Packers
CB Sam Shields UFA March 8[11] Green Bay Packers
FS Chris Banjo ERFA February 26[12] Green Bay Packers
FS M. D. Jennings RFA March 12[13] Chicago Bears

RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag


Position Player Free agency
Date signed 2013 team
OT Aaron Adams UFA January 7[14] Green Bay Packers*
CB Antonio Dennard UFA January 7 Green Bay Packers*
C Garth Gerhart UFA January 7 Green Bay Packers*
WR Alex Gillett UFA January 7 Green Bay Packers*
RB Orwin Smith UFA January 7 Green Bay Packers*
OT Jeremy Vujnovich UFA January 7 Green Bay Packers*
OLB Chase Thomas UFA January 7 Atlanta Falcons*
FB Ina Liaina UFA January 28[15] Miami Dolphins*
TE Raymond Webber UFA February 13[16] N/A
RB Michael Hill UFA February 26[12] Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Julius Peppers UFA March 15[17] Chicago Bears
DT Letroy Guion UFA March 17[18] Minnesota Vikings
ILB Korey Jones UFA July 23[19] Arizona Cardinals*
WR Gerrard Sheppard UFA July 30[20] Baltimore Ravens*

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only.


Position Player Date released 2014 team
C/G Greg Van Roten February 12[21] Seattle Seahawks[22]
WR Sederrick Cunningham April 11[23]
RB Orwin Smith April 28[24]
OLB Chase Thomas May 12[25] San Francisco 49ers[26]
CB James Nixon May 14[27]
TE Raymond Webber May 19[19] Miami Dolphins[28]
ILB Victor Aiyewa May 19[29] San Diego Chargers[30]
RB Johnathan Franklin June 20[31] Retired[32]
ILB Shaun Lewis July 23[19]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
2014 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix  Safety Alabama
2 53 Davante Adams  Wide Receiver Fresno State
3 85 Khyri Thornton  Defensive End Southern Miss
3 98 Richard Rodgers  Tight End California compensatory selection[33]
4 121 Carl Bradford  Linebacker Arizona State
5 161 Corey Linsley  Center Ohio State
5 176 Jared Abbrederis  Wide Receiver Wisconsin compensatory selections
6 197 Demetri Goodson  Cornerback Baylor
7 236 Jeff Janis  Wide Receiver Saginaw Valley State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
  • The Packers were awarded two compensatory selections after losing free agents Greg Jennings and Erik Walden.[33]
  • Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis[34] and defensive end Khyri Thornton[35] sustained injuries prior the start of the season and were placed on injured reserve.

Undrafted free agents[edit]

Position Player Date signed College
ILB Jake Doughty May 12[25] Utah State
OLB Jayrone Elliott May 12 Toledo
DE Carlos Gray May 12 North Carolina State
OLB Adrian Hubbard May 12 Alabama
G Jordan McCray May 12 Central Florida
RB Rajion Neal May 12 Tennessee
DT Mike Pennel May 12 Colorado State-Pueblo
TE Justin Perillo May 12 Maine
RB LaDarius Perkins May 12 Mississippi State
QB Chase Rettig May 12 Boston College
ILB Joe Thomas May 12 South Carolina State
CB Ryan White May 12 Auburn
OT John Fullington May 14[27] Washington State
S Tanner Miller May 16[36] Iowa
S Charles Clay May 19[19] Hawaii
TE Colt Lyerla May 19 Oregon
DE Luther Robinson May 19 Miami
ILB Shaun Lewis June 10[37] Oklahoma State


Green Bay Packers staff
Front Office
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Staff
More NFL staffs

AFC East
NFC East

Current roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 19, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

52 Active, 8 Inactive, 10 Practice Squad

AFC rostersNFC rosters


Preseason roster cuts[edit]

Position Player Date released Notes
CB Antonio Dennard August 24[38]
S Charles Clay August 24
WR Chris Harper August 24
ILB Korey Jones August 24
FB Ina Liaina August 24
QB Chase Rettig August 24
WR Gerrard Sheppard August 24
TE Colt Lyerla August 26[39] Injury settlement
S Chris Banjo August 30[35] Practice squad
WR Kevin Dorsey August 30 Practice squad
ILB Jake Doughty August 30
OT John Fullington August 30
C Garth Gerhart August 30 Practice squad
WR Alex Gillett August 30
DE Carlos Gray August 30
RB Michael Hill August 30 Practice squad
OLB Adrian Hubbard August 30 Practice squad
G Jordan McCray August 30
S Tanner Miller August 30
RB Rajion Neal August 30 Injury settlement
TE Justin Perillo August 30 Practice squad
RB LaDarius Perkins August 30
DE Luther Robinson August 30 Practice squad
CB Jumal Rolle August 30 Practice squad
ILB Joe Thomas August 30 Injury settlement
OG Andrew Tiller August 30 Injury settlement
OT Jeremy Vujnovich August 30 Practice squad
WR Myles White August 30 Practice squad
CB Ryan White August 30

Injured Reserve[edit]

Position Player Date Notes
TE Colt Lyerla August 21[40] waived/injured
WR Jared Abbrederis August 26[34]
OT Don Barclay August 26
RB Rajion Neal August 26 waived/injured
NT B. J. Raji August 26
ILB Joe Thomas August 26 waived/injured
OG Andrew Tiller August 26 waived/injured
OT Aaron Adams August 30[35] waived/injured
OLB Nate Palmer August 30
TE Jake Stoneburner August 30 waived/injured
DE Khyri Thornton August 30


Position Player Date traded 2014 team Compensation
DE Jerel Worthy August 13[41] New England Patriots undisclosed draft pick*

*Player failed to make the active roster. Draft pick compensation voided.

Regular Season[edit]

Starters on Offense[edit]

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 2
RB Eddie Lacy 2
WR Jordy Nelson 2
WR Randall Cobb 2
WR Jarrett Boykin 2
TE Richard Rodgers 2
LT David Bakhtiari 2
LG Josh Sitton 2
C Corey Linsley 2
RG T. J. Lang 2
RT Bryan Bulaga 1 Derek Sherrod 1

Starters on Defense[edit]

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
NT Letroy Guion 2
DE Mike Daniels 2
DE Datone Jones 1 Mike Neal 1
OLB Clay Matthews III 2
OLB Julius Peppers 2
ILB A.J. Hawk 2
ILB Brad Jones 1 Jamari Lattimore 1
CB Tramon Williams 2
CB Sam Shields 2
SS Morgan Burnett 2
FS Micah Hyde 2



The Packers' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:00 p.m. CDT at Tennessee Titans L 16–20 0–1 LP Field WGBA Recap
2 August 16 3:00 p.m. CDT at St. Louis Rams W 21–7 1–1 Edward Jones Dome WGBA/NFLN Recap
3 August 22 7:00 p.m. CDT Oakland Raiders W 31–21 2–1 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
4 August 28 6:00 p.m. CDT Kansas City Chiefs W 34–14 3–1 Lambeau Field WGBA Recap

Regular season[edit]

The Packers' regular season schedule was announced on April 23, 2014.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
Final score Team record
1 September 4 7:30 p.m. CDT at Seattle Seahawks L 16–36 0–1 CenturyLink Field NBC Recap
2 September 14 3:25 p.m. CDT New York Jets W 31–24 1–1 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
3 September 21 12:00 p.m. CDT at Detroit Lions L 7–19 1–2 Ford Field Fox Recap
4 September 28 12:00 p.m. CDT at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Fox
5 October 2 7:25 p.m. CDT Minnesota Vikings Lambeau Field CBS[a]
6 October 12 12:00 p.m. CDT at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium Fox
7 October 19 12:00 p.m. CDT Carolina Panthers Lambeau Field Fox
8 October 26 7:30 p.m. CDT at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome NBC
9 Bye
10 November 9 7:30 p.m. CST Chicago Bears Lambeau Field NBC
11 November 16 12:00 p.m. CST Philadelphia Eagles Lambeau Field Fox
12 November 23 12:00 p.m. CST at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium Fox
13 November 30 3:25 p.m. CST New England Patriots Lambeau Field CBS
14 December 8 7:30 p.m. CST Atlanta Falcons Lambeau Field ESPN
15 December 14 12:00 p.m. CST at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium Fox
16 December 21 12:00 p.m. CST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Fox
17 December 28 12:00 p.m. CST Detroit Lions Lambeau Field Fox

^[a] Simulcast on the NFL Network.

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 6–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.[42]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week One: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 3 0 6 16
Seahawks 3 14 5 14 36

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 3-yard run, Steven Hauschka kick, 15:00 (SEA 29–10)
  • GB – Randall Cobb 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers, 09:37 (SEA 29–16)
  • SEA – Derrick Coleman 15-yard pass from Russell Wilson, Steven Hauschka kick, 02:37 (SEA 36–16)
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Packers 2014 regular season started in the NFL Kickoff game against the defending Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. This marks the first competitive contest between the two teams since the Fail Mary Game. The Seahawks defense proved too strong for the Packers, as they fell to 0–1.

Week 2: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Two: New York Jets at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 14 7 3 0 24
Packers 3 13 15 0 31

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After being down 21–3 midway through the second quarter, the Packers were able to rally back and just being down by five at halftime. An 80-yard TD by Jordy Nelson lifted the Packers to a 31–24 win and put their record at 1–1.

Week 3: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 0 0 7
Lions 7 5 0 7 19

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Four: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 0
Bears 0 0 0 0 0

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • CHI –


NFC North
Detroit Lions 2 1 0 .667 1–0 2–1 61 45 W1
Chicago Bears 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 48 43 W1
Minnesota Vikings 1 2 0 .333 0–0 1–1 50 56 L2
Green Bay Packers 1 2 0 .333 0–1 0–2 54 79 L1


Regular season statistical leaders[edit]

Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 535 Yards
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 4 TD
Rushing Yards Eddie Lacy 77 Yards
Rushing Touchdowns John Kuhn 1 TD
Receptions Jordy Nelson 18 Receptions
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 292 Yards
Receiving Touchdowns Randall Cobb 3 TD
Points Mason Crosby 15 Points
Kickoff Return Yards DuJuan Harris 98 Yards
Punt Return Yards Micah Hyde 8 Yards
Tackles Morgan Burnett 19 Tackles
Sacks Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Clay Matthews III, & Mike Daniels 1 Sack
Interceptions Tramon Williams 1 INT

statistical values are correct through Week 2.

Best game performances[edit]

Player(s) Value Opponent
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 346 Yards New York Jets
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 3 TD New York Jets
Rushing Yards Eddie Lacy 43 Yards New York Jets
Rushing Touchdowns John Kuhn 1 TD @ Seattle Seahawks
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 209 Yards New York Jets
Receiving Touchdowns Randall Cobb 2 TD New York Jets
Points Mason Crosby 11 Points New York Jets
Tackles Morgan Burnett 11 Tackles New York Jets
Sacks Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Clay Matthews III, & Mike Daniels 1 Sack @ Seattle Seahawks, & New York Jets
Interceptions Tramon Williams 1 INT New York Jets

statistical values are correct through Week 2.


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