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John Kuhn | Running Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 250
College: Shippensburg
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John Kuhn scored a two-yard touchdown in Green Bay's Week 1 loss to the Seahawks.
The first quarter score was Kuhn's lone carry of the game. Kuhn may vulture 2-3 more scores this season, but is miles from fantasy relevance. Sep 5 - 12:57 AM

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Packers re-signed FB John Kuhn to a one-year contract.

According to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, the deal is worth "just over" $1 million. With the Packers since 2007, Kuhn was one of the league's better lead blockers last season as the Pack re-established their run game with a vengeance. Although he's a rather infamous fantasy-football vulture, Kuhn has just two total touchdowns over the past two seasons. He turns 32 in September.
Apr 3 - 1:08 PM

The Packers are "still in talks" with free agent FB John Kuhn.

Kuhn has more value in Green Bay than anywhere else, so the Packers should be able to get him back at their own price tag. Kuhn is not generating any known interest elsewhere. The 31-year-old played 20.3 snaps per game in 2013.
Mar 24 - 3:35 PM

The Packers will allow free agent FB John Kuhn to reach the open market.

Kuhn has been a Packers mascot of sorts since arriving in 2007, specializing in short-yardage plunges. He's going on 32, however, and there's little reason for a team to ever pay more than the market will bear for a fullback.
Mar 6 - 3:25 PM

The Packers haven't reached out to free agent FB John Kuhn yet.

The Pack did sign FB Ina Liaina to a reserve/futures contract Monday, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're moving on from Kuhn. The veteran was exceptional in his role again in 2013, not allowing a single sack as a third-down pass protector and paving the way for Eddie Lacy when asked to be a lead blocker. "You have a comfort level with John that's huge," quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt said. "That would be a hole we'd have to fill." As a part-time player, Kuhn likely understands he'll have to take a pay cut on the $2.35 million he made last season if he's back in Green Bay.
Jan 29 - 10:29 AM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette believes the Packers would only be interested in re-signing free agent FB John Kuhn for the veteran minimum.

Kuhn played 320 offensive snaps this season, 10th-most among lead blockers. He was also the Packers' primary third-down back and didn't allow any sacks in pass protection, grading out as the No. 3 fullback by Pro Football Focus. "I think there's several factors that really go into who to sign with, where to sign, what value to sign at," Kuhn said. Entering his ninth season, Kuhn would cost roughly $855,000 to be brought back at the veteran minimum.
Jan 16 - 10:13 PM

Packers FB John Kuhn rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 16 yards in Green Bay's playoff loss.

After Green Bay managed all of six first-quarter team yards, Kuhn was the recipient of the Packers' initial first down of the game, gaining eight on a second-quarter checkdown from Aaron Rodgers. Kuhn operated as the Packers' fullback and protection specialist on obvious passing downs, giving Eddie Lacy a blow. He vultured a one-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a fullback dive, giving the Packers a 17-13 lead. Kuhn has now scored a TD in five straight playoff games. Kuhn is now eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Jan 5 - 8:13 PM

John Kuhn (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday.

Aided by the bye week, Kuhn is on track to play against the Lions Sunday. He'll steal some third-down reps from workhorse Eddie Lacy.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Packers FB John Kuhn (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Kuhn isn't playing, Eddie Lacy (concussion) isn't medically cleared, and Johnathan Franklin has yet to play a 2013 offensive snap, leaving James Starks as the Packers' every-down back for Sunday's affair against the Bengals.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 01:34:00 PM

John Kuhn (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

Kuhn went down after playing just five snaps in the Week 2 slaughter of the Redskins. With Eddie Lacy (concussion) also out, James Starks was left to play on third downs. Starks could fill an every-down role once again in Week 3, but will be facing a far stiffer matchup against the Bengals.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:59:00 PM

John Kuhn sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Redskins.

Kuhn saw no touches and played just five snaps, allowing James Starks to see third-down work and pile up 64-of-74 snaps. The severity of Kuhn's pull is unknown.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:09:00 AM

John Kuhn rushed one time for three yards and didn't catch a pass in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

Kuhn didn't even get every third-down snap as rookie Eddie Lacy handled himself well in pass protection. Lacy also got the goal-line work. Kuhn won't be doing any vulturing this year now that the Packers have themselves a legit running back.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:02:00 PM

John Kuhn is expected to open the season as the Packers' primary third-down back.

Venerable beat reporter Bob McGinn confirms Eddie Lacy will be the Packers' "feature back" and will play plenty on third downs in hurry-up packages, but Kuhn will be Green Bay's go-to pass protector. It also means Kuhn has sewn up a roster spot amid speculation he might lose his job. Johnathan Franklin went 1-for-5 on blitz pickup changes in the Packers' preseason finale.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:14:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes John Kuhn is on the roster bubble.

Kuhn is a serviceable lead blocker and protector on passing downs. But he's owed $1.8 million in base salary this season and the Packers have been trying tight end Matthew Mulligan as a battering ram. Kuhn's days as a goal-line touchdown vulture are over thanks to Eddie Lacy's arrival anyway.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:32:00 AM

John Kuhn lost five yards on his lone carry in Green Bay's Week 14 win over the Lions.

He was targeted only once in the passing game, and went without a catch. There was a chance Kuhn's role would grow with James Starks likely out for the season, but he was a distant third on the depth chart behind Alex Green and recent signee DuJuan Harris this evening. Kuhn remains off the radar in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Brandon Bostick
4Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby