Team Notebook: Green Bay Packers
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Packers | Julius Peppers drawing interest
Packers | Julius Peppers plans to return
Packers | Scott Tolzien looking for chance to start
Green Bay Packers backup QB Scott Tolzien, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March of 2016, has expressed his desire to become a starter in 2016. The Packers drafted QB Brett Hundley in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft to be QB Aaron Rodgers' long-term backup.
Packers | Uncertain if James Jones returns
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones will be 32 this offseason, and typically general manager Ted Thompson avoids receivers of that advanced age. However, Jones played 1,205 out of 1,316 snaps (91.6 percent) while leading the team in receiving yardage (971) with 17.8 yards per reception. He is also a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers.
Packers | Andrew Quarless not expected back
Packers | Davante Adams was huge disappointment
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was a huge disappointment last season, dropping 12 of his 96 targets, or 12.5 percent. He also averaged just 9.7 yards per reception, and only 3.0 yards after the catch. Beat writer Rob Reischel feels Adams might simply be in a fight for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason.
Packers | Randall Cobb would love less attention
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb was unable to step up and fill the role as No. 1 wideout once WR Jordy Nelson (knee) went down, but part of the reason he saw so much attention was the failure of WR Davante Adams to step up as a secondary receiver.
Packers | Jordy Nelson has resumed running
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) started to run recently and he is hopeful of being a full participant when training camp begins this summer. "I think Jordy will come back better than ever," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "Just like you knew he would, he's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great. There's no reason to think he won't be as good as new."
Packers | Fan fave John Kuhn to hit market?
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent FB John Kuhn would like to play another year or two. While his blocking has been on the decline, and he is 33 years old, he is a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy.
Packers | James Starks could seek job elsewhere
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks is set to turn 30 later this month. While that is generally an age running backs see a decline, he has plenty of tread on the tires with just 555 carries in six NFL seasons. He might seek a chance at a No. 1 running back job elsewhere.
Packers | Eddie Lacy well over playing weight
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.
Packers | T.J. Lang to have surgery
Packers | Eddie Lacy looking to shape up
Packers | Brett Hundley's footwork improving
Packers | Aaron Rodgers had knee surgery
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) had knee surgery following the loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round of the playoffs, but he said he is "doing well" and "recovering on schedule."
Packers | Brett Hundley may be backup quarterback
Packers | B.J. Raji expected to re-sign
Packers | Mike McCarthy not coaching Pro Bowl
Packers | Mike McCarthy fed up with GM
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is fed up with general manager Ted Thompson's unwillingness to take a chance and reinforce the roster with veteran players through free agency, according to several sources.
Packers | Ben Sirmans joins coaching staff
Packers | Three offensive linemen facing contract years
Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang, OT David Bakhtiari and OG Josh Sitton are each heading into contract years in 2016. They will be unrestricted free agents if they do not receive extensions before this time next year.
Packers | Aaron Rodgers injured
Packers | Mike McCarthy talks Jordy Nelson absence
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's absence throughout the season gave the Packers a lack of a big target down the field in 2015. Head coach Mike McCarthy lamented that disadvantage. "You look at the production of Jordy when he went inside… now you're dictating to the defense what coverage they can play to you," McCarthy said. "When you don't have that element or the element to complement that, you see what we saw this year."
Packers | Jerry Fontenot let go
Packers | Sam Gash fired
Packers | Mike McCarthy to call plays next year
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he will calls offensive plays again next year. McCarthy relinquished play calling this year but returned to it in advance of the Dec. 13 win over the Dallas Cowboys. McCarthy also said he expects associate head coach Tom Clements, who handled play calling for the first 12 games this year, to remain with the Packers.
Packers | James Starks to seek starting spot
Packers | David Bakhtiari has serious ankle damage
Packers | Jeff Janis praised by Mike McCarthy
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis posted just two receptions during the regular season, but he stepped up with seven grabs for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the playoff loss against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Mike McCarthy liked what he saw. "As a receiver, he was inconsistent, had some chances, up-and-down (this season)," McCarthy said. "But with that, I think he definitely learned from those experiences and just had a tremendous game against Arizona."
Packers | Coach sees Clay Matthews as OLB
Packers | Eddie Lacy needs to lose weight
Packers | Two signed to Reserve/Futures deals
Packers | Julius Peppers may retire
Packers | Randall Cobb released from hospital
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) said he was released from the hospital Sunday, Jan. 17, and that he is feeling much better. Cobb suffered a bruised lung Saturday, Jan. 16, against the Arizona Cardinals.
Packers | Jeff Janis big in loss
Packers | Bruised lung for Randall Cobb
Packers | Randall Cobb won't return
Packers | Randall Cobb carted off
Packers | Davante Adams among Packers' inactives
Packers | Andrew Quarless to IR
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Jan. 15, and the team promoted CB Robertson Daniel from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Packers | Eddie Lacy, Richard Rodgers probable
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib) and TE Richard Rodgers (hip) are both probable to face the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round Saturday, Jan. 16. Lacy practiced in full Friday, Jan. 15, while Rodgers was a limited participant.
Packers | Friday injury report for Week 19
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee) has been ruled out for the divisional matchup against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Jan. 16. CB Quinten Rollins (quadriceps) and CB Sam Shields (concussion) are questionable, while OT David Bakhtiari (ankle), DT Mike Daniels (hamstring), LB Jayrone Elliott (quadriceps), DE Datone Jones (neck), OG T.J. Lang (calf), LB Mike Neal (hip), TE Justin Perillo (hamstring) and OG Josh Sitton (back) are probable. Quarless and Bakhtiari didn't practice Friday, Jan. 15. Daniels, Lang, Rollins, Shields and Sitton were limited, while the others practiced in full.
Packers | Davante Adams won't play
Packers | Aaron Rodgers not good against blitz
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranked just 24th in the league against blitzes this year, with a passer rating of 82.4, which was his worst mark against the blitz in his career. The Arizona Cardinals blitz on 44.5% of all opponents' passing plays.
Packers | Andrew Quarless headed to IR
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