Team Notebook: Green Bay Packers

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Packers | Morgan Burnett doing new things
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:32:11 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett was used as a hybrid linebacker in the box in nickel packages Thursday, July 28.


Packers | No timetable for Ty Montgomery
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:23:31 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) said he does not have a definite timetable for his return to practice but does say that his ankle feels great. Montgomery will have to compete for a roster spot when he is activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Packers | Quinten Rollins says thumb is fine
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:22:36 -0700

Green Bay Packers CB Quinten Rollins (thumb) participated in practice Wednesday, July 27, and said his dislocated thumb is fully healed. Rollins missed most of the offseason workouts because of the injury.


Packers | Datone Jones sheds weight
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:41:17 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Datone Jones went from 285 pounds to 269 pounds, as of last week, and his body fat was reduced from 25% to 16.5%. Jones is transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker.


Packers | Randall Cobb references Pokemon GO
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:59:17 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb was at practice Tuesday, July 26, and was apparently bitten by Pokemon GO craziness in the offseason. "As a receiver group, we consider ourselves playing Pokemon right now. We're trying to catch them all. We're going to go out there and try making as many plays as we can," Cobb said.


Packers | No timetable for Jared Cook
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:58:27 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) does not have a timetable for a return from foot surgery, although a league source said Tuesday, July 26, that he might be on track to return by the second week of preseason.


Packers | Eddie Lacy still rather heavy
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:57:08 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was a bit slimmer on the first day of training camp Tuesday, July 26, then he was for organized team activities (OTAs). He went back to P90X trainer Tony Horton for a second time this offseason, getting down to an estimated 240 pounds according to beat writer Pete Dougherty.


Packers | Jordy Nelson tweaked other knee
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:28:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he tweaked his other knee, and not his knee that required season-ending surgery last year. Nelson added Week 1 is not in jeopardy, but he does not know when he will be ready to practice during training camp.


Packers | Aaron Rodgers talks weight loss
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:20:20 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he weighs less than he has in a long time, but his muscle mass is as strong as it was when he was 10 pounds heavier.


Packers | Trevor Davis has good first day
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:42:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis had three big catches in the first day of training camp Tuesday, July 26.


Packers | Jordy Nelson on PUP
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:39:53 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26. Head coach Mike McCarthy said there are no long-term concerns with Nelson, and he's likely to be activated at some point in training camp.


Packers | GB high on Damarious Randall
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:48:00 -0700

Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall has the makeup of a shutdown cover corner in the eyes of the Packers. He's expected to play more and have a bigger impact this season.


Packers | Ty Montgomery placed on PUP
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:11:36 -0700

The Green Bay Packers placed WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 25.


Packers | Corey Linsley hits PUP list
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:09:39 -0700

The Green Bay Packers placed C Corey Linsley (hamstring) on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Monday, July 25, but he isn't expected to remain on the list for too long.


Packers | Don Jackson released by Green Bay
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:29:59 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Don Jackson was released Monday, July 25.


Packers | Some Packers may not practice
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:19:27 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) and TE Jared Cook (foot) and others may initially be held out of training camp practices.


Packers | Aaron Rodgers in great shape
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:09:29 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is in the best shape of his football career, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers stopped eating dairy this offseason as part of a more stringent diet.


Packers | James Starks a red-zone weapon?
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:43:19 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks' ability on screen passes makes him a weapon in the red zone, running backs coach Ben Sirmans said.


Packers | Eddie Lacy must impact passing game
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:31:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will be pushed into the passing game, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans, but Sirmans said Lacy will have to beat man coverage. Last year, RB James Starks played 68 more snaps than Lacy and caught 27 more passes.


Packers | Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:41:20 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation, and Nelson said he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl last year had the Packers qualified.


Packers | Green Bay players asked about PEDs
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:26:21 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers and LB Clay Matthews will be interviewed by the NFL regarding PED allegations from an Al-Jazeera America report, team president Mark Murphy confirmed Thursday, July 21.


Packers | Richard Rodgers starter over Jared Cook?
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:44:40 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers is expected to start over TE Jared Cook, not just in 2016, but for the next few seasons, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An advantage Rodgers has this season is that he is in better shape after weighing up to 272 pounds last year.


Packers | John Kuhn unlikely to be re-signed
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:33:51 -0700

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) appears to be in the Green Bay Packers' rearview mirror and is not expected to re-sign. FB Aaron Ripkowski is expected to take over starting fullback duties.


Packers | Eddie Lacy back working out
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:35:08 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has reunited with trainer Tony Horton, the P90X founder, this summer. Lacy spent two months with Horton earlier this year after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy "cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year." Lacy was 15 to 18 pounds lighter in April. "Eddie will be fine," McCarthy said in May. "I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on."


Packers | Jared Abbrederis praised by coach
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:16:19 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis managed to grab just nine receptions in the regular season, but he stepped up in the postseason due to injuries. He had six catches in the playoffs. "I think Jared's had his best offseason," head coach Mike McCarthy said last month. "I think his route running is exemplary for a young guy. His ability to recognize coverages, and his time clock, his breaking points, his ability to drop his weight. Just all the specifics and details and techniques of route running, I think he's exceptional."


Packers | Jeff Janis could be speed burner
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:15:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has nearly identical measurables to WR Jordy Nelson, and he posted a 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with a vertical leap of 37 1/2 inches. If he proves this summer that his route running and knowledge of the offense are up to speed, he might add an element that the Green Bay offense desperately needs. "He's obviously gifted very well with his athleticism, his jumping ability and his speed. He just needs to get to a level where he's not thinking as much and his instincts take over," QB Aaron Rodgers said.


Packers | Davante Adams on the bubble?
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:24:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams had a difficult season in 2015, and while he posted 50 receptions he averaged just 9.7 yards per catch. The last time a receiver with at least 25 receptions finished with that few yards per catch was in 1951. He dropped 12 of his 96 targets, while averaging just 3.0 yards per catch. With a deep receiving corps, beat writer Rob Reischel predicts Adams will need a big training camp and preseason for a roster spot.


Packers | Randall Cobb needs a bounce back
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:23:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb led the team with 79 receptions in 2015, but he managed a career-low 10.5 yards per catch in 2015. He also had 14 dropped passes, more than any other Green Bay receiver over the past 25 years. And when Cobb drew more attention than usual from the slot, he couldn't separate from elite corners or nickel backs.


Packers | Jordy Nelson unclear for start of camp
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:21:43 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said in June that he was ready, but it remains to be seen whether head coach Mike McCarthy and team doctors will give Nelson the green light when training camp opens July 26.


Packers | Aaron Ripkowski to enter camp as starter
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:36:46 -0700

Green Bay Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski will enter training camp as the starting fullback with free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) still unsigned. He is also expected to be a reliable special teams player.


Packers | John Crockett could be No. 3 back
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:55:51 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB John Crockett is the favorite for the No. 3 running back position heading into training camp. Crockett has serious competitors behind him, however, in RBs Don Jackson and Brandon Burks.


Packers | Brandon Ross signs
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:06:27 -0700

Free-agent RB Brandon Ross (Vikings) was signed by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, July 12, according to a source.


Packers | Mike McCarthy talks play calling
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:20:14 -0700

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy discussed his offensive philosophy and play calling with NFL.com:

"The best plays are still the basic plays. It's not the design of the play, it's what everybody can do with that design. That's what we have to get back to winning with the fundamentals; with players and not plays. Offensively, we may have leaned a little more toward plays instead of focusing on developing players. That's a big part of my getting back in there full-time (to call the plays). That's how I built this thing and that's how it should be run. We got away from that a little bit."


Packers | Richard Rodgers embracing Jared Cook
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 18:05:58 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers said he is working to improve as an all-around player, and he views the addition of TE Jared Cook as an opportunity to learn from a veteran.


Packers | Sam Barrington staying patient
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:35:52 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Sam Barrington (foot) said it has taken an "immense amount of patience" to rehabilitate from a serious foot injury he suffered last season. Barrington said he used the time off to find ways to get better. The expected starting middle linebacker is still focusing on growing as a player. Barrington acknowledged that whether or not he starts will be based on if he prepares himself the right way.


Packers | Brett Hundley has bright future
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:15:57 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley has the potential to be a "solid starter" in the National Football League, according to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. He has drawn praise within the organization for his competitiveness.


Packers | Jared Abbrederis impressing
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:36:35 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis showed exemplary route-running this offseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy also praised the receiver's coverage recognition, breaking points and weight loss as high points. "He plays the position technically and fundamentally at a very high level," McCarthy added.


Packers | Marquise Williams No. 3 QB in Green Bay?
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:24:47 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Marquise X. Williams has shown a better arm and better athleticism than QB Joe Callahan in the competition for the No. 3 quarterback job.


Packers | Kenny Clark signs deal
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:19:45 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT Kenny Clark, the team's first-round draft choice, signed a four-year deal with a fifth-year option Friday, June 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Packers | Eddie Lacy continues to get in shape
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:47:11 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy worked out with P90X founder Tony Horton after the season, and Horton estimated Lacy lost 15 to 20 pounds during the workouts. Running backs coach Ben Sirmans said this week that Lacy might again work with Horton leading up to training camp. "I'm hopeful," Sirmans said. "The information I got from what people have told me, it's helped him. So you always want to be able to do things that help people. I hope he'll do it." After offseason workouts, head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy still had work to do.


Packers | Trevor Davis impressing coaches
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:46:16 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis has been showing well on special teams. But his contributions may be more wide-ranging than originally expected. "It's been impressive watching what he's done not only as a returner," special teams coach Ron Zook said. "He's come in and we've really worked him as a gunner, for example, on the punt team and as a corner holding up and (on the) kickoff team covering."


Packers | Mike McCarthy open to two-pointers
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:53:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would not be averse to attempting a two-point conversion after every touchdown this season. McCarthy believes having QB Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback would give the Packers more of an advantage for two-point attempts.


Packers | Jeff Janis returning kicks
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:43:50 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been receiving first-team repetitions with the kickoff return team. That could change when WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) returns, but Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't believe it will.


Packers | Aaron Rodgers, others excused
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:23:25 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and other select veterans have been excused from mandatory minicamp this week by head coach Mike McCarthy. WRs Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were also included in that group. "The approach is different than the past," McCarthy said. "So, it's obviously tailored toward the younger players." QB Brett Hundley will get most of the work with what is left of the No. 1 offense.


Packers | No long-term concern about Jared Cook
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:17:31 -0700

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) is nursing a foot injury, but the team is not concerned about his outlook heading into the season. "Jared Cook, we have no long-term concern with his situation. It will be good to have him back," head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, June 6.


Green Bay Packers

Abbrederis Jared WR
Adams Davante WR
Allison Geronimo WR
Anderson Demetrius DT
Angelichio Brian AC
Backman Kennard TE
Bakhtiari David OT
Ball Russ TO
Banjo Chris FS
Barclay Don OT
Barrington Sam LB
Bennett Edgar AC
Binford Harvey WR
Blue Javess WR
Bradford Carl LB
Brice Kentrell S
Brown Beniquez LB
Bulaga Bryan OT
Burks Brandon RB
Burnett Morgan FS
Callahan Joe QB
Campen James AC
Capers Dom DC
Clark Kenny DL
Clements Tom OC
Clinton-Dix Ha Ha S
Cobb Randall WR
Cook Jared TE
Crockett John RB
Crosby Mason PK
Daneil Robertson CB
Daniel Robertson CB
Daniels Mike DL
Dantzler Tavarus LB
Davis Rob AC
Davis Trevor WR
Dorleant Makinton CB
Ebbele Fabbians OL
Elliott Jayrone LB
Evans Marwin S
Evero Ejiro AC
Fackrell Kyler LB
Flores Jacob C
Francis Josh LB
Gatewood Warren CB
Getsy Luke AC
Gilbert Reggie LB
Gillett Alex WR
Gizzi Chris AC
Goode Brett OT
Goodson Demetri CB
Guion Letroy DL
Gullickson Rock AC
Gunter Ladarius CB
Hariston Carl AC
Hawkins Josh OT
Henry Mitchell TE
Highsmith Sr. Alonzo TO
Hooks Lavon DT
Hundley Brett QB
Hyde Micah FS
James Josh OT
Janis Jeff WR
Jette Randall CB
Johnson Jamel WR
Jones Datone LB
Knott Ty AC
Koonce George AC
Kuder Tyler DL
Lacy Eddie RB
Lang T.J. OT
Lewis Eric AC
Linsley Corey C
Lovat Mark AC
Lovato Rick LS
Lowry Dean DE
Martinez Blake LB
Masthay Tim P
Matthews Clay LB
McCabe Mike OT
McCarthy Mike HC
McCray Lerentee LB
McCurley Scott AC
Miller Brad AC
Montgomery Jerry AC
Montgomery Ty WR
Mortell Peter P
Moss Winston AC
Murphy Kyle OT
Nelson Jordy WR
Novak Frank AC
Patrick Lucas OG
Pennel Mike DT
Peppers Julius LB
Perillo Justin TE
Perry Darren AC
Perry Nick LB
Pierce Casey TE
Pikula Manoa LB
Price Brian DL
Raih David AC
Randall Damarious CB
Reed Jarvis LB
Richardson Sean SS
Ringo Christian DL
Ripkowski Aaron FB
Rodgers Aaron QB
Rodgers Richard TE
Rollins Quinten CB
Ross Brandon RB
Rotheram Matt OG
Rushing John AC
Ryan Jake LB
Shields Sam CB
Simmons Jason AC
Sirmans Ben AC
Sitton Josh OG
Smithson Shaky WR
Spriggs Jason OT
Squirewell Alstevis RB
Starks James RB
Stock Mike AC
Taylor Lane OG
Thomas Joe X. LB
Thompson Ted GM
Tobin Vince AC
Tretter JC OT
Trgovac Mike AC
Van Pelt Alex AC
Walker Josh OG
Washington Lionel AC
Waters Herb WR
Whitehead Jermaine DB
Whitt Jr. Joe AC
Williams Ed WR
Williams Marquise X. QB
Wilson Jarvis LB
Zook Ron AC