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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:17:23 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have plenty of tight ends returning next season, which will make TE Jermichael Finley expendable. TEs Brandon Bostick, Andrew Quarless, Tom Crabtree, Ryan Taylor and DJ Williams will all be back. Quarless and Williams are much more effective blockers than Finley, too, and head coach Mike McCarthy is hoping for a more formidable running game in 2013. Scouts say Finley still is impressive and is able to stretch the field, but he doesn't put fear in opposing defenses like he once did. "But I didn't see him like a couple years ago where you worried about him all the time," one personnel director said. "I don't see that mismatch ability like I used to. Drops. Inconsistent routes. Not disciplined."
Other scouts note his inconsistency if he knows he's not being involved in the offense. Scouts see lack of flexibility with Finley, and one theory is that the stiffness in his hips and knees caused him to drop a large amount of passes. Finley has struggled to sink his hips and make sharp cuts to get open. "His routes aren't polished to that level," one scout said. "If you run a great route, you get open, but that doesn't seem to matter to him. He's playing more like he's on the playground."
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:01:28 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (thumb), FB John Kuhn (hamstring), OT T.J. Lang (elbow, wrist), DE Mike Neal (ankle), TE Ryan Taylor (chest), RB Johnny White (illness), TE DJ Williams (hamstring) and DE Jerel Worthy (concussion) are probable for Week 11. Lang, Taylor and Williams practiced in full Friday, Nov. 16, while the others were limited.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:09:47 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (thumb), FB John Kuhn (hamstring), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder), DE Mike Neal (ankle), CB Sam Shields (ankle) and TE Ryan Taylor (chest) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:42:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (thumb), FB John Kuhn (hamstring), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), CB Sam Shields (ankle) and TE Ryan Taylor (chest) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:03:10 -0800
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor was fined $21,000 for a blind-side hit during a punt return in Week 9.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:42:48 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor (collarbone) may not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, even though he participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:18:43 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor and Tom Crabtree are expected to make the final roster because they are core special team players.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:26:32 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday, Dec. 16, that TE Ryan Taylor or one of the other tight ends might be moved to the backfield as an extra blocker in Week 15. Taylor was used as an H-back in college at North Carolina, and TE Tom Crabtree has also lined up in the backfield in the past. "I think they even have more flexibility than your traditional fullback body type," McCarthy said. "We'll obviously have all four of our tight ends up."
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:20:47 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 6 and is considered questionable to return.
Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:40:57 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Ryan Taylor (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7. He is listed as probable for Week 5 and is expected to play.
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