Player News - Packers

Date: Team: Pos:

Packers signed RG Jahri Evans, formerly of the Saints.

Evans turns 34 later this summer, but the Packers have a gaping hole at right guard after losing T.J. Lang as a free agent to the division-rival Lions. Don Barclay was penciled in as the tentative favorite to take over, but he's been brutal in starting chances in the past. Evans offers some short-term security, but he's definitely on his last legs. Green Bay would be wise to draft some help. Evans started all 16 games last season and has made 169 career starts for New Orleans.
Apr 26 - 3:47 PM

Packers OLs Don Barclay, Kyle Murphy, and Lucas Patrick are expected to compete for the starting job at right guard.

After RG T.J. Lang left to sign a free-agent deal with the Lions, the Packers are looking to replace a longtime starting guard for the second year in a row. Barclay was re-signed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal in March but has largely disappointed when pressed into snaps. Murphy was a sixth-round pick last year. Green Bay could look to take a lineman early in this weekend's draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 24 - 11:11 AM

Packers re-signed WR Geronimo Allison.

He was an exclusive rights free agent. Allison came on late in 2016, catching eight passes for 157 yards and a touchdown in the final two games. He'll return as a candidate for the Packers' No. 4 receiver job.
Apr 14 - 6:14 PM

Packers News’ Aaron Nagler expects Ty Montgomery to be a "key component" in the offense.

The Packers view Montgomery as a potential No. 1 back, but there’s concern over his ability to carry a full workload. His early-down value will be based on what happens in the draft. Christine Micheal and Don Jackson are the only other running backs on Green Bay’s roster.
Apr 14 - 5:12 PM

Free agent G Jahri Evans said he is still "waiting for that phone call."

Evans plans to keep playing in 2017, but it does not sound like he is getting much interest. "I had a good season last year," Evans said, "... and I'm just waiting for that phone call, right situation." The 33-year-old was solid as a 16-game starter for the Saints after being released at final cuts by the Seahawks, but signing Larry Warford indicates New Orleans is moving on. Evans may have to wait until training camp to find a job.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 6 - 11:05 AM

Packers re-signed RB Don Jackson.

He was an exclusive rights free agent. Jackson made three appearances (one start) last year before landing on injured reserve. The Packers currently have just Christine Michael and Jackson behind Ty Montgomery.
Apr 5 - 7:02 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy thinks Ty Montgomery has the "ability" to be a No. 1 running back.

Montgomery has made the full-time switch to running back, and the Packers have yet to add competition. That will almost certainly change before training camp, but Montgomery should get a shot at the lead job as long as he stays healthy. "Obviously it’s a very heavy-lifting position, so availability will be Ty’s No. 1 statistic," McCarthy said. "This is a big opportunity for him." Montgomery will likely be part of a committee even if he is the "lead back," but he is explosive enough and plays in a good enough offense to remain a fringe RB2 with upside even on limited touches.
Source: ESPN
Mar 30 - 10:45 AM

Packers signed DL Ricky Jean-Francois to a one-year, $2-million contract.

Jean-Francois slides right in as a proven run stopper for a defense that started out hot on the ground last season, but faded as the year wore on. Headed into his age-31 season, Jean-Francois hasn't missed a game since 2013. He will be a valuable role player in Green Bay.
Mar 23 - 4:38 PM

Packers re-signed RB Christine Michael.

The Packers were the only team to show interest in Michael. He'll return for another year after getting claimed off waivers last November. Michael should have a better grasp of Green Bay's scheme with a full offseason to prepare. With Eddie Lacy gone, he'll be in the mix for a committee role with Ty Montgomery.
Mar 22 - 6:34 PM

Free agent Christine Michael visited the Packers.

It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Michael played nine games (including playoffs) with the Packers last year after getting claimed off waivers. With Eddie Lacy gone, he could be brought back to compete for a committee role.
Mar 22 - 4:39 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Packers.

The 30-year-old has generated plenty of interest since being suspiciously cut by the Redskins last week. Outspoken against the direction of the Redskins, Jean-Francois was suddenly dumped, and he's since visited the Seahawks, Bears, and Packers. He'd be a solid fit in the Packers' 3-4 front.
Mar 21 - 8:41 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit Chicago on Saturday.

He's also meeting with Seattle this weekend. Jean-Francois hasn't struggled for interest since getting cut from the Redskins. He profiles best in a 3-4 scheme.
Mar 17 - 7:19 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Seahawks on Friday.

The veteran run stopper has appeared in 16 games six of the past seven seasons. The 30-year-old was cut by the Redskins on Wednesday.
Mar 16 - 8:12 PM

Packers re-signed LB Jordan Tripp.

They also signed ERFA Joe Kerridge. Tripp was non-tendered but is back at a lower salary. He'll contribute on special teams if he makes the final roster.
Mar 15 - 7:07 PM

Redskins released DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

It's an expected move after Washington signed Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain. A favorite of ex-GM Scot McCloughan, Jean-Francois played just 439 snaps in a run-stopping role last year. His release saves $3M, but leaves $1M in dead money.
Mar 15 - 6:19 PM


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