Player News - Packers

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said backup QB Brett Hundley is playing with "confidence."

With the veterans excused from minicamp, Hundley worked as the No. 1. "These two practices are big for him obviously because he’s in the lead chair," McCarthy said during minicamp. "He’s snapping the ball off; you can see the way he’s finishing his throws. Brett’s done a lot of good things." While the Packers hope Hundley never sees the field for them, his development is important because it gives them both a quality backup and a tradable asset. After almost moving him during this year's draft, Green Bay almost certainly will shop the backup again next spring, and a good preseason showing will only up their asking price.
Jun 27 - 9:02 AM

Packers C Corey Linsley (ankle surgery) said he will "follow the plan" for his ankle surgery this year.

Linsley did not follow the plan while recovering from a torn hamstring last year, and it cost him half the season. "I was trying to get ahead of it, and I ended up behind," Linsley said. "Now it’s a matter of knowing I’ll be OK as long as I follow this plan." Coach Mike McCarthy said he expects Linsley to be ready for camp as long as he avoids any setbacks. With J.C. Tretter now in Cleveland, Linsley is the locked-in starter at center.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 8:55 AM

Packers DL Letroy Guion was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant early Wednesday morning in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Guion was pulled over around 4 a.m. and failed a breathalyzer. It's another setback after he was suspended four games for PEDs in March. Guion also had a 2015 arrest for possession of a firearm and marijuana. A role player coming off a down 2016, the Packers are likely to release Guion.
Source: KHon2.com
Jun 21 - 4:50 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team still expects C Corey Linsley (ankle surgery) to be ready for camp.

Linsley missed the entire offseason program, but McCarthy is sticking to the timeline the Packers floated in March. With questions at guard, the Packers need Linsley fully healthy this season, so it would not be surprising if they are cautious early in camp. He should be 100 percent well before Week 1, however.
Source: ESPN
Jun 15 - 11:53 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said DE Kenny Clark "may be our most improved second-year guy."

The coach had similar things to say in March, predicting a "big jump" from the first-round sophomore. Clark clearly did nothing in the offseason program to dampen expectations and is certain to play more than last year's 333 snaps.
Jun 15 - 11:50 AM

Seventh-round pick Malachi Dupre has vaulted ahead of fifth-rounder DeAngelo Yancey at Packers minicamp.

In three-receiver sets with vested veterans resting, Dupre worked alongside Davante Adams and Trevor Davis at Tuesday's practice. "He’s definitely an accomplished receiver coming out of college," said coach Mike McCarthy of Dupre. "He’s done a lot of good things. I’ll tell you, mentally, he’s picked it up probably the quickest of the perimeter group. He’s having a good offseason." Dupre's progress is worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 1:41 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers want to keep CB Damarious Randall in the slot.

"Damarious has had an outstanding offseason," McCarthy said. "He's played well in the nickel, or the ‘Star' position as we call it." Micah Hyde covered the slot for the Packers last season, but he left for a big-money deal in Buffalo. Randall hopes to take over the hybrid corner/safety role, with Quinten Rollins, Ladarius Gunter, Davon House, and Kevin King competing on the outside.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 11:23 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects pass protection to be "a significant factor" in Ty Montgomery's playing time this season.

Beat writer Michael Cohen says Montgomery "has the potential to be a three-down running back" if he learns to protect Aaron Rodgers, but could lose snaps to FB Aaron Ripkowski or rookies if not. Montgomery is working overtime to improve in blitz pickup. "This is what I’ve learned, this is what I’ve been taught: the mindset," said Montgomery. "It’s a fight, and you’ve got to be willing to go out there and fight. You have to have the mindset of, ‘I wish they would blitz.' That’s where I’m getting to. That’s where I’m at right now. I’m ready to go try it out."
Jun 13 - 9:17 PM

Packer Report suggests TE Richard Rodgers' roster spot isn't secure.

Rodgers is a poor blocker and molasses-slow receiver, and he is arguably overpaid at his $1.797 million base salary, no portion of which is guaranteed. Martellus Bennett is locked in as the Packers' every-down tight end.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 13 - 8:37 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he wants to get Randall Cobb more touches.

Cobb averaged fewer catches per game last season than in any since his rookie year and 1.1 fewer catches than his breakout in 2014. "It’s important to make sure you create opportunities for all these guys," McCarthy said. "And how can you get Randall the ball a couple more times a game? Those are the things I think about at night." Health played some role in Cobb's disappointing 2016, but volume was a bigger concern with Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams emerging as the top two threats in the passing game. With Martellus Bennett also in the fold this year, finding targets for Cobb will not get any easier. He is a prime candidate to be overvalued this summer.
Source: ESPN
Jun 8 - 12:31 PM

Aaron Rodgers says he's not sweating his contract.

Speaking about Mike Glennon's $16 million deal in March, Rodgers intimated he was ready for a raise. Tuesday, he said he expects the situation to take care of itself. "I'm going to continue to make myself an indispensable part of this roster," Rodgers said. "When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension." Rodgers has three seasons left on the seven-year, $130.75 million deal he signed in 2013. Once the league's highest-paid quarterback, he's now No. 5. That needs to be rectified.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 6 - 6:44 PM

The Packers are giving third-year CB Damarious Randall OTA reps at slot corner.

After a promising rookie campaign, Randall lost his confidence and struggled mightily through injuries as a sophomore. A college safety the Packers converted to cornerback, Randall would ideally become Green Bay's version of Tyrann Mathieu. Randall is getting pointers from Davante Adams, who was in a similar situation last year after struggling badly in his second NFL season.
Jun 5 - 6:03 PM

Packers signed fourth-round RB Jamaal Williams to a four-year contract.

Williams is not a great athlete, but he is a decisive, two-down back who could be the perfect partner for Ty Montgomery in the Packers' backfield. He will need to hold off fellow rookie Aaron Jones, but Williams is in position for a big rookie role.
Source: Packers.com
Jun 1 - 12:21 PM

Packers waived/injured P Jake Schum.

Schum handled the punting duties last season, but he is dealing with a back injury which had kept him out of OTAs. He will likely be released with an injury settlement after he passes through waivers. Undrafted rookie Justin Vogel is the only punter remaining on the roster.
Source: Packers.com
Jun 1 - 12:20 PM

Ty Montgomery is currently weighing in at 220 pounds.

The Packers asked Montgomery to slim down to 215 pounds when he was playing wide receiver and special teams, but he's bulked back up to running back weight. He's still a pound lighter than his 2015 Combine weigh-in (6'0/221). Montgomery is bigger than both of the middle-round running backs drafted by Green Bay -- Jamaal Williams (6'0/212) and Aaron Jones (5'9/208).
May 31 - 10:34 PM


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