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Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants to keep Eddie Lacy fresh by limiting his touches.

It's not a big red flag for fantasy owners, just a reminder that Green Bay is never going to use Lacy the way Dallas ran DeMarco Murray into the ground last season. Including the postseason, Lacy logged 286 carries in 2014. That's 19 fewer than he posted as a rookie. Lacy's rushing attempt total dropped a bit, but his workload as a receiver increased last season (42 catches for 427 yards). Any way you slice it, he's still a top-five fantasy running back.
Mar 29 - 11:34 AM

Jordy Nelson is recovering from offseason hip surgery.

It was merely a cleanup operation and Nelson should be fine in 6-8 weeks, according to coach Mike McCarthy. If Nelson was hurt last season, he sure didn't play like it. He reeled in a team-record 1,519 receiving yards en route to his first All-Pro selection. We're not particularly worried about Nelson's re-draft stock. At the same time, now might be an opportunity to sell high on Nelson in Dynasty as he approaches his 30th birthday.
Mar 25 - 11:14 AM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky says Casey Hayward is "on the verge of becoming a full-time player."

A nickel back during his first three seasons, Hayward is expected to open the 2015 campaign as one of Green Bay's starting cornerbacks following the loss of Tramon Williams. Hayward saw 435 snaps in 2014, grading out as the league's 12th-best cover corner in Pro Football Focus' rankings. He missed an alarming number of tackles last season (seven) but that's likely to improve with more reps.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 23 - 11:16 AM

The Packers believe TE Richard Rodgers can be a 50-catch player.

Rodgers posted 20-225-2 as a rookie while rotating with low-upside veteran Andrew Quarless. Both tight ends will be back again, as will high-volume slot man Randall Cobb. Rodgers is certainly worth tracking as a 6-foot-4 target playing with Aaron Rodgers, but it's telling that the team is hoping he can get around three catches per game.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 23 - 8:07 AM

Packers 2014 third-round DT Khyri Thornton reportedly "looked like a bust" in training camp last year.

It's believed the 6-foot-3, 316-pounder out of Southern Miss reported badly out of shape. Thornton spent his rookie year as a "redshirt" on injured reserve. "I think Thornton has really turned the corner in the weight and conditioning part of it," coach Mike McCarthy recently claimed. Last year's 85th overall pick, Thornton could give Green Bay's mediocre run defense a big lift.
Mar 22 - 9:10 PM

ESPN's Andrew Brandt reports WR Randall Cobb turned down better deals elsewhere to remain with the Packers.

"I know for a fact he left a lot of money on the table," Brandt said. "And I knew it was going to be hard to pry him away. It's a system he liked; he knows he's playing with the best quarterback." Cobb was reportedly seeking $11 million per season, but settled for $10M annually. His new contract keeps him in Green Bay through his age-29 season. Cobb is a top-15 fantasy receiver for 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 14 - 3:15 PM

Packers DE Mike Daniels is a candidate for extension.

Daniels was a 16-game starter for the Packers in 2014, recording 5.5 sacks and 24 hurries in 696 snaps. Scheduled to make $1.542 million in the final year of his deal, the Packers could offer Daniels more money this season while locking up an ascending player at a discounted price. Daniels will likely be a hot commodity if he reaches the open market next March.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 14 - 11:36 AM

Packers re-signed RT Bryan Bulaga to a five-year, $33.75 million contract.

The Packers upped their offer at the 11th hour and were able to keep Bulaga from reaching the market, where he was certain to command more money as the top free-agent tackle. The soon-to-be 26-year-old was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 right tackle last season, excelling as a pass blocker. After taking care of Randall Cobb over the weekend, Green Bay was allowed to focus on Bulaga. The Packers will return one of the NFL's elite offensive lines and skill-position corps.
Mar 10 - 2:03 PM

Packers extended an original-round tender to restricted free agent G/T Don Barclay.

The tender is worth $1.542 million. He missed all of last season with a torn ACL, but is a key reserve for the Packers. Barclay can play any position along the line.
Mar 10 - 1:14 PM

The Packers are "closing in on a deal" with RT Bryan Bulaga, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Green Bay is hoping to have a deal in place before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline. The Packers reportedly upped their offer to over $6 million a year, which is still substantially less than he would have received on the open market. Rather than explore free agents, Green Bay seems focused on keeping its core together. Aside from the Packers, Bulaga was also drawing interest from Buffalo.
Mar 10 - 12:18 PM

The Bills have shown interest in free agent RT Bryan Bulaga.

They're also looking into Mike Iupati. Buffalo's offensive line woes are well-documented and with just over $25 million left in cap room, the Bills still have enough cash to land a top-flight free agent. Bulaga certainly fits the bill. We have him rated as the No. 1 tackle available in free agency. Bulaga is hoping to net annual earnings of close to $8 million.
Mar 9 - 1:19 PM

Packers re-signed QB Scott Tolzien to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

The Packers like Tolzien's grit and moxie in their quarterback room, but they'll be searching for upgrades to back up Aaron Rodgers, most likely in the draft. Tolzien, 27, did show well last preseason, completing 68 percent of his 56 passes for 477 yards (8.5 YPA) with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Mar 8 - 12:52 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Jaguars, Redskins, and Bucs are interested in free agent RT Bryan Bulaga.

Bulaga, 26 later this month, can play both tackle spots, but would man the right side for each of the three teams listed above. He's said to be seeking $7-8 million per year, a price the Packers seem unwilling to pay after locking up Randall Cobb on Saturday. Bulaga is the No. 1 tackle available in free agency.
Mar 8 - 9:16 AM

Free agent RT Bryan Bulaga is seeking $7.5 million to $8 million per year.

A source told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel the Packers have set Bulaga's price at $7 million annually and are prepared to let him walk if he doesn't accept. Green Bay's fallback option is Don Barclay. Bulaga's market value increased on Saturday, when the Texans and Cowboys locked up Derek Newton ($5.3 million annually) and Doug Free ($5 million), respectively. Bulaga is the top tackle and arguably the No. 2 offensive lineman left in free agency, behind only Mike Iupati.
Mar 7 - 11:51 PM

Packers re-signed WR Randall Cobb to a four-year, $40 million contract.

A four-year deal always made the most sense for both the Packers and Cobb. Green Bay locks him up for his age 25-28 prime, and Cobb can hit free agency at 29 years old, shooting for another big contract. Cobb's return is a significant blow to the re-draft and Dynasty outlook of Davante Adams, who will remain the Packers' No. 3 receiver for the foreseeable future. Coming off a breakout year where he set career bests in catches (91), yards (1,287), and touchdowns (12), Cobb will again be worth drafting as a borderline WR1 in 2015 fantasy leagues.
Mar 7 - 10:27 PM


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