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Wed, 15 May 2013 05:22:57 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) admitted he rushed back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament to compete for carries in training camp last season. He said it was premature, and by December, his knee was sore and swollen.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:17:55 -0800
The Green Bay Packers feel the need to find a lead back heading into the 2013 season, and that man may not be on the current roster. The Packers shuffled through as many as six running backs this season and weren't satisfied with any of their options. Among the unrestricted free agents they could target this offseason include St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene. Green Bay would likely be interested in Jackson in the secondary market because he'll be 30 this year.
The Packers had some success using RBs DuJuan Harris, Alex Green and James Starks, but only enough to occasionally draw an opponent's safety into the box. "If you're running the ball and they're closing the middle of the field and bringing an extra guy down, it obviously plays to our strengths as a pass group," running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. "There were times when I thought we forced their hand and they had to stop it, but we'd obviously like to be more consistent and more productive from start to finish." Harris has plenty of potential, but his lack of size led him to wear down at the end. Green Bay is unlikely to take another chance with RB Cedric Benson and the team might not be willing to pay Starks $1.323 million given his injury history.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:51:18 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have declared RB Alex Green, CB Davon House, TE DJ Williams, LB Frank Zombo, WR Jarrett Boykin, DL Jerel Worthy, DL Jordan Miller inactive for Week 19.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:49:11 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green, Ryan Grant, James Starks and DuJuan Harris combined for only 25 catches during the regular season. RB Cedric Benson (foot) caught 14 passes and was on pace for 44 catches this season before he was placed on Injured Reserve.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:25:23 -0800
Green Bay Packers Alex Green (knee) would have been a full participant if the team had practiced Friday, Jan. 11, and is probable for the team's playoff game.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:10:10 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee), RB James Starks (knee), LB Clay Matthews (knee) and LB Dezman Moses (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 10.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:36:12 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) and RB James Starks (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:24:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee), CB Davon House (hip), CB Tramon Williams (illness) and CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) are probable for the Wild Card round this weekend. Williams was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 4, while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:30:04 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:21:01 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:13:56 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said RB DuJuan Harris practiced without sleeves Wednesday, Jan. 2, to try and get comfortable playing in cold weather. Van Pelt said ball security could be a factor in the cold weather but Harris has big hands for his size which should help in that area. RB Ryan Grant could receive more carries in the Wild Card playoff game because he has played in cold weather playoff games before. Van Pelt said RB Alex Green will be available to the coaches whenever they need him to play.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:47:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris may the team's primary running back in the team's Wild Card playoff game even though head coach Mike McCarthy has not named a main running back for the game. McCarthy said the team will get Harris, RB Alex Green and RB Ryan Grant ready to play and will see how the game is going before deciding which back will get the most carries.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:47:19 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:07:12 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:29:02 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday, Dec. 26, that he plans to use RBs Ryan Grant, Alex Green and DuJuan Harris in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He plans to use the hot player, and not play favorites.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:48:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:11:20 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the returns of CB Charles Woodson (collarbone), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring), RB Alex Green (concussion), TE Tom Crabtree (hamstring) and DE Jerel Worthy (hamstring) are imminent. "I'm hopeful a lot of those guys can get back. But we'll see," McCarthy said. "I know Jordy, talking with him, he feels like he's very close. Charles, he's waiting on information from the medical staff. He's very close. Alex Green, I was surprised that he wasn't available for Tennessee just based on the way that process, the result of the process, so he'll definitely be available."
Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:17:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) will definitely be available in Week 17, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:43:39 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have declared RB Alex Green, DL C.J. Wilson, CB Charles Woodson, RB James Starks, DL Jerel Worthy, WR Jordy Nelson, TE Tom Crabtree inactive for Week 16.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:17:42 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) will have one more concussion test Saturday, Dec. 22, before a final determination is made on his status for the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans. "It's really been kind of a scheduling issue with everything that's going on," head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, Dec. 21. "We feel pretty confident based on our medical staff that he should be available for the game."
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:20:34 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is questionable for Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: If Green doesn't play, expect Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris to split the running back workload against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans present a nice matchup on the ground, but Green Bay's pass-first offense likely relegates them to bench options in most leagues, especially with a fantasy title on the line.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:42:32 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee, and head coach Mike McCarthy plans to have him back for the playoffs. "Yeah, it's a lot better," Starks said. "Just how I was bent, when you look at it, it looked a lot worse. So I just thank God for being able to possibly come back and do well. So no real, serious bad injuries." Starks hasn't been able to practice but he's been staying busy in the weight room. In his absence, the Packers have gone with a combination of RBs Alex Green, DuJuan Harris and Ryan Grant.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:22:58 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:14:28 -0800
Green Bay Packers RBs Alex Green (concussion) and James Starks (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:40:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is encouraged with the progress of RB Alex Green (concussion) and OG T.J. Lang (concussion), and he expects both will play in Week 16.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:20:44 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19, due to a concussion according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:21:41 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 69 yards in a Week 14 win over the Detroit Lions.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:39:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green might be the top running back option on the team's roster if RB James Starks (knee) is lost for the season due to a knee injury. An NFL source said Tuesday, Dec. 4, that the knee injury Starks suffered in Week 13 might be serious enough to end his season.
Fantasy Tip: If Green is available off the waiver wire, he should be plucked immediately. He ran 12 times for 58 yards in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings, and is worth a look as an RB3 or flex play in most fantasy leagues. Everyone can use a little depth at this juncture of the fantasy season, even if it simply keeps him away from one of your competitors looking to fill a need.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:13:44 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Monday, Dec. 3, that he plans to ride the hot hand at running back going forward during games. "We'll stay the course, probably. If you feel one's going a little better than the other, we'll lean that way," McCarthy said. In Week 13, RB James Starks carried 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, while RB Alex Green had 12 totes for 58 yards.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:53:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks carried eight times for 35 yards in the Week 12 game against the New York Giants. RB Alex Green carried 10 times for 30 yards, and he added three grabs for 20 yards. FB John Kuhn checked in with four carries for 17 yards, and he added three receptions for 49 yards.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:06:24 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green appears better suited to play more of a backup role than a lead one. As the lead back for three weeks this season, Green averaged only 2.8 yards per carry; however, in a complementary role in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, Green had 53 yards on 11 carries. There should be a place for him within the team's offense.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 04:53:33 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he should have used more of a committee approach at running back in Week 11 by using RB Alex Green more. RB James Starks had 25 carries in the game while Green had none. "As far as our running game, we left a lot of production on the field was my conclusion after going through the tape and going through the grading sessions with the coaches," McCarthy said. "And frankly, Alex Green not getting carries was a poor performance by myself managing how we were running the ball. We'll continue forward working both James and Alex and get those guys ready in our preparation for the Giants."
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:13:51 -0800
The Green Bay Packers still plan to mix in RB Alex Green with RB James Starks heading forward, despite the fact that Starks saw his heaviest workload of the year in Week 11 with 25 carries for 74 yards. Green had no carries and was only in for six offensive snaps. The Packers felt Starks left some yards on the field. "And frankly, Alex Green not getting carries was a poor performance by myself managing how we were running the ball. We'll continue forward working both James and Alex and get those guys ready in our preparation for the Giants," head coach Mike McCarthy said. Two weeks ago, Green rushed 11 times and Starks had 17 carries.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:01:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 16, but is probable for Week 11.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:04:46 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt indicated the team has roles for their running backs moving forward. The team believes RB James Starks is best used when they are in their normal offense while RB Alex Green is better when the team uses the no-huddle offense. FB John Kuhn (hamstring) will be the third-down back once he returns from his hamstring injury. The team could also have Cedric Benson (foot) back for the final four games of the season if he comes off the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list when eligible.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:14:06 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green needs to be more patient with the team's zone-blocking scheme, according to running backs coach Alex Van Pelt. "Slow it down," Van Pelt said. "He's such a fast-twitch guy that a lot of times the blocks haven't quite developed yet. But we're getting there. Just to slow our pace down, tempo, just track down, and then once he sees it, accelerate and explode through the hole." Green has just a 2.4-yards-per-carry average in the last three games on 64 carries.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:30:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks is expected to receive a share of touches this week due to RB Alex Green's struggles. Starks was expected to see more action last week, but he was limited due to the stomach flu. Green is expected to be the primary passing-down back. FB John Kuhn (hamstring) appears unlikely to play again this week.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:50:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green will remain the team's starting running back over RB James Starks due to his breakaway speed. The team would rather continue on with Green as the lead back rather than trade for Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams or St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson, too. General manager Ted Thompson prefers to save salary cap space so he can work on contracts for LB Clay Matthews, DT B.J. Raji and QB Aaron Rodgers.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:48:44 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green carried 22 times for 54 yards in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he added four receptions for 28 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Green has struggled running the football in three games since taking over for the injured RB Cedric Benson. He has carried 62 times for just 154 yards, or 2.5 yards per carry. At that rate, he isn't even worth using as an RB3 or 'flex' player.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:10:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn't happy with the running game in Week 7 against the St. Louis Rams, in which RB Alex Green ran for only 35 yards on 20 carries. "I wasn't real happy with the production in the run game," McCarthy said. "I thought we left too many hard yards on the field. There were too many 1-, 2-yard runs that should have been hardball 3-, 4-, 5-yard runs. We need to improve that aspect of our offense."
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:21:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:07:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:46:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:40:13 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he does not see any reason why RB Alex Green could not handle a full workload as the No. 1 running back.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:34:24 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green carried 22 times for 65 yards in the Week 6 win against the Houston Texans in his first start since taking over for the injured RB Cedric Benson (foot).
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:17:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green will get the first carry in the team's Week 6 game. After that, however, head coach Mike McCarthy said he will go with the "hot hand" between Green, RB James Starks and RB Brandon Saine. All three running backs received first-team reps in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10. "Alex and James both got reps today and so did Brandon Saine," McCarthy said. "The first carry will be Alex Green. He's a little farther ahead than James is right now and that's the way we'll go. But we have three halfbacks and we'll utilize all three of them."
Fantasy Tip: Owners must take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the Packers' backfield at this point as it appears to be a fluid situation. Green may be the man moving forward, but keep a close eye on how the carries are distributed in Week 6 to get a better idea.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:20:34 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green is listed at the top of the running back depth chart ahead of RB James Starks.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:50:53 -0700
The Green Bay Packers are considering going to RB James Starks, who has been inactive for the first five games, with RB Cedric Benson (foot) out at least eight weeks. RB Alex Green had a big run in the team's Week 5 games, but the team is worried about his protection issues. "Alex did some good things, and there's some things he'll definitely learn from," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He obviously had the big run there, did a great job there and a nice job on the trap play. But there's some protection opportunities that we need to clean up and the course of certain runs. (He's) a young guy that took advantage of an opportunity, and this will be an opportunity for him and James and Brandon to play this week against Houston." RB Brandon Saine could also be mixed in.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:37:48 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) was active for Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but he did not get into the game.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:33:18 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder), Robert Francois (hamstring) and S Sean Richardson (hamstring) were all limited in practice Friday, Sept. 7, but are probable for Week 1. RB Alex Green (knee) did not participate in practice but is probable for Week 1. DT B.J. Raji (ankle) fully participated in practice and is probable in Week 1.