Player News - Packers

Date: Team: Pos:

Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is behind rookie Ty Montgomery because Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet."

Trust is critical between pass catchers and their quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn't yet trust Janis enough for him to have a significant role in Green Bay's offense. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency." Janis has a higher ceiling than Montgomery, but needs to start climbing the depth chart to make any 2015 fantasy noise.
Sep 2 - 6:37 PM

Third-round pick Ty Montgomery is still considered to have the "upper hand" for Green Bay's No. 3 receiver job.

Playing outside at Z receiver, Montgomery is coming off a third preseason game where he posted a 2-71 receiving line working in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Montgomery is very clearly ahead of Jeff Janis, who "hasn't fully won over" Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery is a worthy late-round flyer in re-draft leagues, with an up arrow on his Dynasty value.
Sep 2 - 6:33 PM

Packers CBs coach Joe Whitt said Casey Hayward is the starting corner opposite Sam Shields.

"He's my starter," Whitt said. "So I'm fine with him." Hayward has had a quiet summer, while rookies Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and LaDarius Gunter have all stood out and made plays. After strictly covering the slot the previous two seasons, Hayward will get a chance to play outside in the base defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 2 - 9:47 AM

Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (concussion) has resumed practicing.

After suffering multiple known concussions at Wisconsin, Abbrederis missed his 2014 rookie year with a torn ACL. He suffered another concussion in one of the first practices of training camp, and is just now getting back into the mix. Abbrederis is still on the doubtful side of questionable to make the 53.
Sep 1 - 5:52 PM

Randall Cobb (shoulder) expects to be ready for Week 1.

"I don't plan on missing a game," Cobb said. "I'm doing everything in my power to get back before then." The Packers are notoriously cautious with injuries, but most signs point toward Cobb being ready to go in 12 days against the Bears.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 5:04 PM

Fox Sports reported Packers WR Randall Cobb will be able to play Week 1.

Cobb injured himself in the third preseason game. A source told Fox Sports all "indicators" are Cobb will be able to play in the regular season opener. With Jordy Nelson (ACL) done for the year, Cobb has a chance to better his career highs in catches (91) and receiving yards (1,287) set last season.
Source: FOX Sports
Sep 1 - 12:16 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes CB Casey Hayward could lose his starting job.

Bob McGinn cites Hayward's poor tackling and lack of big plays as reasons to sit the fourth-year corner. McGinn believes all three rookies -- Quinten Rollins, Damarious Randall and LaDarius Gunter -- have been more impressive in training camp. A second-round pick in 2012, Heyward is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Aug 31 - 1:25 PM

Randall Cobb's MRI revealed only a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

Cobb admitted he feared a broken collarbone when he left holding his arm with the injury, but it's a mere sprain, or partial tear. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Cobb's injury "minor," but acknowledges there's still "no word" on whether Cobb will be ready for Week 1. It sounds like a day-to-day injury. We like Cobb's chances of being all set for Opening Day against the Bears.
Aug 30 - 4:08 PM

X-rays on Randall Cobb's injured shoulder came back negative.

He'll have more tests Sunday but it looks like he's going to be okay. Cobb got hurt on his third play from scrimmage Saturday against the Eagles. At first he thought he broke his collarbone but that wasn't the case. "I just caught the ball and was going down to the ground, and I had a guy land on top of me," said Cobb. "It's not what we think it could've been." Cobb isn't sure if he'll be ready for Week 1 against Chicago.
Source: ESPN.vom
Aug 30 - 8:23 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Randall Cobb's shoulder injury is believed to be minor.

Per Rapsheet, Cobb is believed to have escaped with a minor sprain. It's the best possible news for the Packers, who couldn't afford even a short absence from their new No. 1 receiver. As it is, Cobb now has 14 days to get ready for Week 1, and should be ready to roll as a WR1 against the Bears. Cobb's status will be updated sometime in the next 24-48 hours.
Source: on Twitter
Aug 29 - 11:58 PM

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's preseason game.

The injury isn't considered serious, but it's a concern for an offense that's already lost Jordy Nelson. Bulaga should be considered day to day.
Aug 29 - 10:55 PM

Jeff Janis had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

Janis was behind Ty Montgomery in three-wide sets, but saw an expanded role after Randall Cobb went down. The Packers played Janis deep into the second half, with his touchdown coming on a 27-yard pass from Matt Blanchard. Cobb's shoulder injury has potential to create an opportunity for Janis.
Aug 29 - 10:50 PM

Ty Montgomery caught two passes for 71 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

Montgomery started over Jeff Janis in three-wide sets. He played into the third quarter, but made a 52-yard catch against the Eagles first-team defense. With Randall Cobb leaving early with a shoulder injury, there's potential for Montgomery to have a big early-season role. Montgomery has four catches for 99 yards through three preseason games.
Aug 29 - 10:36 PM

Richard Rodgers caught one pass for 10 yards in the Packers' third preseason game.

Rodgers was mostly a non-factor, getting targeted on Brett Hundley’s pick-six. He drew a pass interference that set up a James Starks one-yard touchdown. With Jordy Nelson out for the year and Randall Cobb dealing with a shoulder injury, Rodgers is on the low-end TE2 radar.
Aug 29 - 10:28 PM

Davante Adams was held without a catch in the Packers' third preseason game.

The Packers didn’t want to take any chances with Adams after losing Randall Cobb to a shoulder injury, removing him after the first series. Adams has just three catches for 17 yards this preseason, but is poised for a breakout year as Aaron Rodgers' No. 2 option.
Aug 29 - 9:17 PM


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