Player News - Packers

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Packers signed third-round LB Oren Burks to a four-year contract.

The Packers' entire draft class is now under contract. Burks' stock soared at the Combine, testing as a 95th -percentile athlete with 4.59 speed and a quick three-cone time (6.82). Burks once would have been labeled a "tweener," but the value of his style of play and versatility has grown in a pass-heavier NFL. He’s a sleeper to become a Mark Barron-level defender.
May 17 - 6:22 PM

Packers signed second-round CB Josh Jackson to a four-year contract.

Arguably a first-round talent, Jackson surprisingly slipped to the second despite great college production -- he led the nation in interceptions (8) and pass breakups (26) in 2017 -- and a good showing at the Combine despite a 4.54 forty. Along with first-round CB Jaire Alexander, Jackson should immediately help upgrade the secondary.
May 17 - 11:29 AM

Packers signed first-round CB Jaire Alexander to a four-year contract.

As with all first-round picks, Alexander's deal comes with a team option for the fifth year. Alexander was limited to six games for Louisville last season because of a broken hand and knee injuries, but he shined at the Combine with a 4.38 forty, a 6.71 three-cone drill, and a 127-inch broad jump. Along with second-rounder Josh Jackson, Alexander should immediately upgrade Green Bay's secondary.
May 15 - 11:36 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes DeShone Kizer would have been a first-round pick in this year's draft.

That is probably not true considering Kizer was a late second-round pick in a worse quarterback class last year, but it is clear the coach sees big-time potential. "I think he has exceptional arm talent," McCarthy said. "When you see that guy has no experience or background [in our scheme] but has the ability, to me that’s an opportunity for a lot of growth. So I think he has a bright future." Kizer will compete with Brett Hundley for the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers.
Source: ESPN
May 15 - 10:03 AM

Packers signed sixth-round WR Equanimeous St. Brown to a four-year contract.

Beloved by the fantasy community more than the NFL, the Packers alone selected two receivers ahead of St. Brown in the draft, suggesting he will begin his career in something of a hole. He has the talent to make some noise in camp, however, especially if he more consistently plays to his size. He is a mid-round prospect in Dynasty rookie drafts.
May 7 - 1:07 PM

Packers signed fifth-round WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a four-year contract.

The second of three receivers the Packers selected on the third day of the draft, Valdes-Scantling is a big (6’4/206) receiver with 4.37 wheels, but he did not show much on tape to suggest he is anything more than a deep threat. He will compete with fellow draftees J'Mon Moore and Equanimeous St. Brown for the No. 3 job.
May 7 - 1:06 PM

Packers signed fourth-round WR J'Mon Moore to a four-year contract.

Fifth-round OG Cole Madison, seventh-round DT James Looney, and seventh-round LB Kendall Donnerson also signed their rookie deals. The first of three receivers the Packers drafted on Day 3, Moore is the early favorite to take on the No. 3 receiver role following the departure of Jordy Nelson.
May 7 - 1:02 PM

Packers plan to use fifth-round pick Cole Madison at guard.

Madison has tackle size at 6-foot-5, 308 pounds, but he has relatively short arms (32 1/4-inches) and limited athleticism. His best chance at success likely lies inside, and he may top out as a swing reserve.
May 7 - 9:03 AM

Packers signed fifth round P JK Scott to a four-year contract.

With Justin Vogel cut, the Packers will go into the season with Scott as their punter. Green Bay also signed seventh-round LS Hunter Bradley.
May 4 - 5:01 PM

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst told PFT Live he expects the team and Aaron Rodgers to "come to an agreement soon" on a new contract.

There were reports of Rodgers being frustrated by the team not consulting him before cutting Jordy Nelson and firing QBs coach Alex Van Pelt, but the general manager does not seem to be worried about those frustrations affecting contract talks. "We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time," Gutekunst said. Rodgers might wait until Matt Ryan signs his expected contract extension, but this deal should get done before Week 1.
May 3 - 10:23 AM

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said he expects RT Bryan Bulaga (ACL) "to be a part of our team."

Considering he is the one who will ultimately make that decision, Bulaga is a good bet to stick around. The right tackle is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered early in November, but Green Bay has not added much in the way of competition this offseason. As long as his health cooperates, Bulaga should open the season at right tackle.
Source: ESPN
Apr 30 - 12:41 PM

Packers selected Southeast Missouri State OLB Kendall Donnerson with the No. 248 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Donnerson (6'2/248) was a two-year starter at SEMO, earning first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference as a senior with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Donnerson put himself on the map with a monster Pro Day workout, running 4.44 with a 40-inch vertical and 7.03 three-cone time. Donnerson is a developmental project, but he offers pass-rush upside based on his H/W/S combo.
Apr 28 - 6:38 PM

Packers selected Mississippi State LS Hunter Bradley with the No. 239 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Bradley is the first snapper of longer than normal snaps to be selected this year. Being a seventh-round pick makes it likely Bradley snaps the snaps longer than other snaps for the Packers this season.
Apr 28 - 6:20 PM

Packers selected Cal DL James Looney with the No. 232 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Looney (6'3/287) was a Shrine Game invite and is an upfield disruptor. At Cal, he often created instant penetration after jumping the snap, creating plays for loss. Looney then went to the NFL Combine and produced an athletic profile in the 93rd percentile, which is outstanding. Looney finished his collegiate career with seven sacks.
Apr 28 - 5:58 PM

Packers selected Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown with the No. 207 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

St. Brown (6’5/214) turned pro after starting two years for the Irish, logging a 92/1,484/16.1/13 career receiving line, and regressing from 961 yards and nine TDs with DeShone Kizer as a sophomore to 515/4 as a junior in a much worse passing attack. St. Brown blazed 4.48 at the Combine and showed he’s been in the weight room with 20 bench-press reps. A height-weight-speed projection with Jekyll & Hyde game tape, St. Brown offers No. 1 wideout traits with some Dorial Green-Beckham-like moments mixed in. He’s a classic boom-bust pick.
Apr 28 - 5:06 PM


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