Team Notebook: Green Bay Packers
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers will not be limited
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be limited during training camp even though he has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "We're not counting throws all the time, and it's not a concern as it will be when he's later in his career," McCarthy said. "I mean, he's still very physically fit and so I don't feel like I need to protect him because of any type of elbow or shoulder issue, thing like that. But we just work through it, communicate and see where he's at every day." McCarthy said Rodgers' playing time in the preseason will not change.
Packers | Casey Matthews to IR
Packers | Eddie Lacy tough to bring down
Packers | B.J. Raji happy at nose tackle
Packers | Jermaine Gresham visits Green Bay
Packers | Letroy Guion suspended
Packers | Eddie Lacy not setting goals
Packers | Reggie Wayne drawing interest from Pack
Packers | Andrew Quarless likely not facing jail time
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless probably won't be imprisoned since he was charged with a misdemeanor and not a felony. Quarless was arrested for discharging a firearm in public, but he said it was an act caused by drunken stupidity, not violence.
Packers | Rajion Neal the favorite for No. 3 RB?
Green Bay Packers RB Rajion Neal may be leading the pack to play behind RBs Eddie Lacy and James Starks this season. Neal's familiarity with the offense could put him ahead of rookie RBs John Crockett and Alonzo Harris.
Packers | Green Bay looking at tight end market?
Packers | Larger role for Richard Rogers
Packers | Richard Rodgers, Andrew Quarless to compete
Green Bay Packers TEs Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless are expected to compete for the starting tight end job this year. Quarless caught 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns in 2014. However, he could be subject to discipline under the league's personal conduct policy after being arrested over the weekend for discharging a firearm in public.
Packers | More on Datone Jones' suspension
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones was cited for marijuana possession several hours after the NFC Championship Game in January. He was suspended for the season opener due to violating the substance abuse policy.
Packers | Andrew Quarless safe for now
Packers | Damarious Randall to remain at CB
Packers | Andrew Quarless arrested
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless was arrested early Saturday, July 4, for allegedly firing a gun into the ground, according to police. Quarless supposedly was involved in a fight and fled the scene, but was apprehended. The tight end has been charged with discharging a firearm in public.
Packers | Jeff Janis more comfortable this year
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis continues to improve and was ready to step in and play at the end of last season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "Now it's a completely different world," Janis said. "It's really starting to slow down for me. I'm starting to see things a little differently, and it's coming a lot easier."
Packers | Datone Jones to sit a game
Packers | Sam Barrington the answer at ILB?
Green Bay Packers LB Sam Barrington has been called the solution to the team's problems at inside linebacker, and after entering the starting lineup late last year, he recorded double-digit tackles in three of the last four games. "You could see him grow every week," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. "As a signal caller, he'd make his calls with confidence. Once he recognized something, he could go from point A to point B. He's got some quick twitch to him."
Packers | Richard Rodgers to see more snaps?
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers could see more playing time in 2015, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Rodgers played 528 snaps, while fellow TE Andrew Quarless played 695 snaps. Demovsky said he wouldn't be surprised if those numbers reversed this season.
Packers | Jared Abbrederis may be on bubble
Packers | Two will compete for No. 3 RB job
Packers | John Crockett will be ready for training camp
Packers | Sign Harold Spears
Free-agent TE Harold Spears (Saints) was signed to an undisclosed contract Thursday, June 18.
Packers | Aaron Rodgers and others excused early
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and any Packer with at least six years of experience were excused early from practice Thursday, June 18. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he was pleased with the output they had given and that those who were excused early were still involved with the strength and conditioning and meetings portions of practice.
Packers | John Crockett sitting
Packers | Damarious Randall financials
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers first-round pick CB Damarious Randall's four-year rookie deal is worth a maximum of $7,915,728. Randall's guaranteed money totals $6,401,310, including a signing bonus of $4,016,728.
Packers | Davante Adams praised by head coach
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has received significant praise from head coach Mike McCarthy and teammates for his development. "I think Davante has done a great job in the strength and conditioning. He's been really, really good in practice throughout this deal. Davante, if you wanted me to pick an MVP or an all-star, he would definitely be atop the list," McCarthy noted.
Packers | Coach impressed with Richard Rodgers
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has progressed and taken a natural step forward, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "You look at the way he performed Week 1 compared to how he performed the last stretch of the season. Now you have a chance to go back and look at all the video, it's a lot more natural for him. He's not thinking about what he's doing, he's obviously focusing more on his technique and fundamentals and his awareness of what the defense is doing."
Packers | Matt Blanchard has edge for No.3 QB job
Green Bay Packers QB Matt Blanchard has looked well ahead of rookie QB Brett Hundley in the competition for the team's No. 3 quarterback job. "Matt Blanchard had a heck of a day today," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, June 16. "I'll just tell you what I told him when I met him in April [at his workout]. I said, 'Why the hell don't you have a job?'" It's not guaranteed the Packers even keep a third quarterback out of training camp, but if they do Hundley may be the one they end up choosing based on his potential as a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Packers | Ty Montgomery standing out
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery was a standout at minicamp practice Tuesday, June 16. Quarterbacks and receivers coach Alex Van Pelt said he was impressed with Montgomery's ability to retain the plays from rookie camp. Montgomery also caught a deep ball and exhibited his catch-and-run ability.
Packers | Sign Damarious Randall
Packers | Andrew Quarless receives praise
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless has made strides this offseason, according to QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers said he thought something clicked for Quarless late last season and he's ready to take the next step.
Packers | Jordy Nelson practicing
Packers | Datone Jones turns to yoga
Green Bay Packers DL Datone Jones said he missed six sacks last year because of poor balance and flexibility, and he believes a stretching regiment started late last year that includes trips to a yoga studio will help him reach his potential in 2015.
Packers | Scott Tolzien expected to be No. 2 QB
Packers | Jeff Janis running with No. 1 offense
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been working with the No. 1 offense while WR Jordy Nelson (hip) remains sidelined following hip surgery. Janis has been trying to build chemistry with QB Aaron Rodgers, which is a must for Janis to gain the trust of Rodgers and his coaches. "It's a lot different going with Aaron because he's on a whole other level, but I'm just trying to take advantage of all the reps that I get and try to make plays whenever he comes my way," Janis said.
Packers | Davante Adams praised by Aaron Rodgers
Packers | Jordy Nelson practices Wednesday
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (hip) practiced Wednesday, June 10, for the first time since undergoing hip surgery earlier this offseason. Nelson participated in individual drills during organized team activities. After practice, Nelson said he's right where he wants to be in the recovery process and that he'll be ready for training camp July 30.
Packers | Randall Cobb feeling no pressure
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said the pressure he's felt in the past has been released since he signed his new, long-term contract. Cobb said now he can focus on working on his game and the high expectations he's set for himself.
Packers | Damarious Randall adjusting
Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall said that his transition from safety to cornerback has been going well, and the team hopes his conversion will help compensate for the losses of Cleveland Browns CB Tramon Williams (Browns) and Jacksonville Jaguars CB Davon House in free agency.
Packers | B.J. Raji praised by head coach
Packers | Sam Shields showing leadership
Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields is being more of a leader in the Packers' locker room this offeason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said Shields has stepped up into a leadership role and is comfortable doing so.
Packers | Scott Tolzien improving
Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien has made great strides this offseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said Tolzien has made changes in his fundamentals and that those can be seen in his footwork, techniques and throwing motion.
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