PACKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PACKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL notes • Vick loses out to Smith as Jets’ starter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329300-77/smith-vick-jets-starting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329300-77/smith-vick-jets-starting.html.csp">NFL notes • Vick loses out to Smith as Jets’ starter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The formal announcement was a surprise to no one. Not the New York Jets fans. Not the media. And, especially, not Geno Smith. Rex Ryan finally made it official after the Jets’ 35-24 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday night, declaring that Smith will be the starting quarterback in Week 1. “Did I have any doubt? I wouldn’t let doubt creep into my mind,” Smith said after punctuating a solid preseason with his sharpest performance of the summer. “I always come in with the mindset t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583293002014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329300@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:03:12 MDT NFL: Favre headed to Packers Hall of Fame in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58259219-77/favre-packers-hall-retired.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58259219-77/favre-packers-hall-retired.html.csp">NFL: Favre headed to Packers Hall of Fame in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay, Wis. • Brett Favre is returning to Titletown. The quarterback, estranged from the franchise he helped resurrect during his 16-year career, will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired next July 18. Favre’s No. 4 will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field north end zone facade at halftime of a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season. “I’m truly honored,” Favre said Monday via conference call from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “It is t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582592192014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259219@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:37:23 MDT ’Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58241429-77/poulson-twins-baseball-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58241429-77/poulson-twins-baseball-league.html.csp">’Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JANIE McCAULEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mph fastballs but never has been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny Gomes. Now the Twins are about to give him $250,000. “It’s a great story,” Twins West Coast scouting supervisor Sean Johnson s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414292014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241429@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:03 MDT