Team Notebook: Green Bay Packers
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Packers | Morgan Burnett doing new things
Packers | No timetable for Ty Montgomery
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
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
Packers | Randall Cobb references Pokemon GO
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
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
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
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
Packers | Trevor Davis has good first day
Packers | Jordy Nelson on PUP
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
Packers | Ty Montgomery placed on PUP
Packers | Corey Linsley hits PUP list
Packers | Don Jackson released by Green Bay
Packers | Some Packers may not practice
Packers | Aaron Rodgers in great shape
Packers | James Starks a red-zone weapon?
Packers | Eddie Lacy must impact passing game
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
Packers | Green Bay players asked about PEDs
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?
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
Packers | Eddie Lacy back working out
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Packers | Mike McCarthy talks play calling
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
Packers | Sam Barrington staying patient
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
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
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?
Packers | Kenny Clark signs deal
Packers | Eddie Lacy continues to get in shape
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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