Player News - Packers

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Datone Jones has shed 16 pounds as he transitions from 3-4 end to outside linebacker.

His body-fat percentage is down from 25 percent to 16.5, while his actual weight is at 269 from 285. The Packers are looking to get more impact from their 2013 first-rounder after he's registered just eight sacks through three seasons. Green Bay declined its fifth-year option on Jones, making this a contract year.
Jul 27 - 1:37 PM

Packers second-year CB Quinten Rollins has been working as the starting outside corner opposite Sam Shields early in training camp.

Last year's second-rounder, Rollins missed most of the spring with a dislocated finger. Healthy now, he appears to be a bit ahead of 2015 first-rounder Damarious Randall for an every-down job. Randall has been working as the slot corner in sub-packages, replacing Casey Hayward. Both players will play plenty.
Jul 27 - 10:52 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Pete Dougherty estimates Eddie Lacy reported to camp "around the 240-pound mark."

It would be a 20-pound loss from where Lacy reported at last year's camp. Lacy's ideal weight is 231-235, but he could easily sweat off several more pounds practicing in the heat. He remains a boom-bust investment in fantasy drafts.
Jul 27 - 12:59 AM

Packers TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) could be out until the second week of the preseason.

Currently on active/PUP, Cook appears likely to miss the first two weeks of training camp and the Hall of Fame Game against the Colts. The missed time will lower Cook's chances of opening the season starting over Richard Rodgers.
Jul 27 - 12:47 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Jordy Nelson's left knee issue is tendinitis, and "not (currently) viewed as serious."

Per Werder, the issue is believed to be the result of Nelson "overcompensating during rehab" from his torn right ACL. Minor side ailments are common as players return from serious injuries like ACL and Achilles' tears, but can often linger. The Pack are putting on a brave face about Nelson's Week 1 status, but it shouldn't be taken for granted.
Jul 26 - 5:23 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson is on the active/PUP list with a "hiccup" in his non-ACL knee, but that he should be ready for Week 1.

"It's not the ACL," Nelson assured. "No one needs to freak out." Be that as it may, Nelson is without a return date for practice. Nelson should be ready for the opener, but this puts the injury risk for a 31-year-old player coming off a torn ACL in stark relief. It's possible Nelson is held out for the entire preseason. Nelson is currently the WR7 by ADP, ahead of the likes of Allen Robinson and Alshon Jeffery. That was ambitious even before Nelson's latest injury news.
Jul 26 - 1:29 PM

Eddie Lacy avoided the Packers' active/PUP list to open training camp.

In addition to injuries, active/PUP is a list where players who report out of shape are placed, too. Twitter pictures of Lacy indicate he is well conditioned and physically fit, while coach Mike McCarthy declared "Eddie is ready" when asked about Lacy on Tuesday morning. Lacy obviously has bust risk as a fantasy pick, but he also offers league-leading TD upside in his contract year.
Jul 26 - 11:50 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said there are no long-term concerns about Jordy Nelson's (active/PUP) knee.

Nelson was somewhat surprisingly placed on the active/PUP list to start camp, but it sounds like the Packers are just being cautious. He can be removed from the list at any time. Almost a full year removed from tearing his ACL, Nelson's stay on the PUP should be fairly short.
Jul 26 - 10:00 AM

Packers placed TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) on the active/PUP list.

Cook recently told a newspaper he was 100 percent recovered from an early-June operation on his foot, but that never seemed likely, and he will not practice at the start of Packers camp. Cook can still be activated at any time. He needs to get on the field to beat out Richard Rodgers for tight end snaps.
Jul 25 - 5:53 PM

Packers placed WR Ty Montgomery (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

He hasn't been cleared for the start of training camp. A third-round pick last year, Montgomery's rookie season was largely washed out by a severe high ankle sprain. He finished with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 receptions. Missing practice will put Montgomery behind in the Packers' third receiver battle.
Jul 25 - 5:51 PM

Packers placed WR Jordy Nelson (ACL) on the active/PUP list.

Jared Cook (foot surgery) and Ty Montgomery (ankle surgery) also showed up on the list. It means Nelson hasn't yet been cleared to practice, a mild surprise since all offseason reports regarding his recovery have been glowing. Nelson can still be activated at any time, and it's conceivable he only spends a few days on active/PUP. At age 31 coming off an ACL tear, Nelson's health will continue to be a situation to monitor throughout Packers training camp.
Jul 25 - 5:44 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes Aaron Rodgers is in the best shape of his career.

"Aaron's vibe, and really his offseason participation and performance, looks to line up for a great year," McCarthy said. "I would say this is the best shape I've seen him in." Rodgers had arthroscopic knee surgery in January, but has appeared in all 16 games three of the past four years. His health and conditioning aren't concerns as he looks to rebound from his worst season as a starter.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 25 - 1:26 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports fourth-round ILB Blake Martinez is likely to play a "significant role."

Martinez has been working with the first-team defense since the beginning of the offseason program, and the Packers reportedly like his coverage ability so much he could serve as the lone linebacker in the dime package. Green Bay has been desperate for help at inside linebacker for several seasons, and it appears they might have finally found it in Martinez. The rookie's emergence should allow Clay Matthews to switch back outside.
Source: ESPN
Jul 25 - 10:26 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel confirms Eddie Lacy reported to Packers training camp weighing 260 pounds last July.

That's 29 pounds above Lacy's Combine weigh-in. Per the Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn, "estimates in June" were that Lacy had dropped 15-20 pounds, bringing his weight into the 240-245 range. One NFC personnel director noted post-college weight gains aren't out of the norm for ex-Alabama running backs. "Trent Richardson was like 20 pounds heavier when he reported (to the Colts) than when he came out of there," said the executive. "He lost all his quickness. Lacy's got a little bit of a knucklehead in him, too."
Jul 22 - 11:29 PM

Packers.com's Wes Hodkiewicz said it is not "out of the realm of possibilities" for Green Bay to keep seven receivers on the final roster.

Green Bay only kept five receivers last season, but they also kept three quarterbacks and two fullbacks. With those spots expected to be trimmed to two and one respectively, the Packers will have some room to keep an extra receiver or two. Green Bay deciding to keep a few extra bodies at receiver would be great news for Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, and fifth-round rookie Trevor Davis.
Source: Packers.com
Jul 22 - 2:22 PM


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