Player News - Packers

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The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood writes Geronimo Allison "has quietly established himself as the team’s No. 3 receiver."

"He is always in the right place," Wood continues, "and his combination of size (6-3) and sure hands make him a reliable target." With Randall Cobb out, Allison worked as the No. 2 in the preseason opener, well ahead of the trio of rookies seemingly drafted to replace him. In good shape to win the No. 3 job in an Aaron Rodgers offense, Allison is worth drafting in deeper formats.
Aug 14 - 10:10 AM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari (ankle) returned to practice Monday.

Bakhtiari sprained his left ankle a couple weeks ago. He took first-team reps on Monday, and he is expected to be ready for the second preseason game on Thursday night. The most underappreciated left tackle in the game, Bakhtiari's return is great news for Aaron Rodgers.
Aug 14 - 10:08 AM

Aaron Rodgers said he thinks he'll play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Steelers.

He also said he's less likely to play in Green Bay's final two preseason games. Brett Hundley and DeShone Kizer undoubtedly need the extra reps prior to the season, so Rodgers is only expected to play one or two possessions. If Randall Cobb (ankle) is unavailable again, it will be interesting to see if the Packers start the game with Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, and DeAngelo Yancey in 3-WR sets, much like the club did in their first preseason game.
Aug 13 - 4:03 PM

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said fifth-round OG Cole Madison (personal) will not return "anytime soon."

Madison did not report to camp because of a personal matter. "He's dealing with an issue," Gutekunst continued, "and when that issue is resolved we'll get back to the football part of it." Gutekunst does expect Madison to play football again, but he is not sure if he will return this season.
Aug 13 - 11:46 AM

Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday.

It's the first time Jones has practiced since the first week of camp. Lingering hamstring issues are a concern, but this is positive news for Jones, whose absence has allowed Jamaal Williams to emerge as the team's inevitable No. 1. Williams was in on all eight plays in the Packers' opening drive Thursday, and will likely receive a two-week trial run as starter while Jones serves a two-game suspension to open the season. Jones needs to make a good impression with the reps he'll receive in camp moving forward.
Aug 12 - 1:40 PM

Packers WR Jake Kumerow caught 3-of-7 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' preseason opener.

Singled out for praise by Aaron Rodgers during the week, Kumerow got a step and caught a 52-yard bomb in stride down the left sideline with 2:37 remaining for his score. Rodgers was spotted going wild on the bench. The fourth-year UDFA still has a long ways to go to secure a roster spot, but he's making an early case in a receiver corps that has snaps and targets for the taking.
Aug 9 - 11:47 PM

Packers fifth-round WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 5-of-7 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

Valdes-Scantling looked every bit his 6-foot-4, 206-pound frame while also flashing his 4.37 speed. His touchdown was a contested 15-yarder he caught in the back of the end zone. It was an impressive night for a player battling for a role in a receiver corps that's wide open behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb.
Aug 9 - 11:44 PM

Jimmy Graham (knee) isn't expected to play in the Packers' preseason opener.

Graham was held out of Wednesday's practice. It would be surprising if he plays in a meaningless game at less than 100 percent. The Packers aren't going to take any chances with Graham's history of knee issues.
Aug 8 - 6:22 PM

Aaron Rodgers repeatedly praised WR Jake Kumerow following Tuesday's practice.

"I said, 'When you're out there, I'm coming your way,'" Rodgers said of Kumerow. "I have confidence in him. He's in the right spot all the time, he makes contested catches, finishes the right way. He practices like a pro. It's a reminder to those other guys, this is what it looks like." Kumerow went undrafted in 2015 and earned some training camp hype with the Bengals in 2016 but has never appeared in a regular-season game. He spent last season on the practice squad in New England and Green Bay. Kumerow stands 6'4/209 and is still just 26.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 8 - 10:21 AM

Updating an earlier report, Packers LT David Bakhtiari has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.

The injury isn't thought to be serious, though it will likely cost him some practice time. It sounds like Bakhtiari was able to avoid the dreaded high-ankle sprain, which is obviously great news for both the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The left tackle suffered the injury during Green Bay's annual "family night" scrimmage on Saturday night.
Aug 5 - 11:03 AM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari was carted off with an ankle injury at Saturday's scrimmage.

"I don’t have enough information to answer that," said coach Mike McCarthy when asked about the severity of Bakhtiari's injury. "I know it’s his ankle but that’s all I know." Bakhtiari earned PFF's No. 1 pass-blocking grade among tackles last season. The Packers need the 26-year-old to protect Aaron Rodgers' blind side.
Aug 5 - 9:26 AM

Packers RB Devante Mays left Friday's practice with an apparent right leg injury.

He was seen grabbing his hamstring after running in a touchdown during red zone drills. Mays left the field with the help of a trainer shortly after. Even with all the Packers' injuries at running back, Mays failed to carve a meaningful role as a rookie, logging just 14 offensive snaps last year.
Aug 3 - 1:44 PM

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) passed his physical Friday and has been cleared to practice.

Bulaga tore his ACL in November and has made quite the speedy recovery. He's only been cleared for limited work to close out this week, but Bulaga is obviously well on track to be ready when the Packers host the Bears Week 1.
Aug 3 - 11:21 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers have made "measurable progress" in extension talks with Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers let Rodgers go the entire offseason without a new deal. There's no timetable to get something done but it would be shocking if Rodgers isn't extended before Week 1. With Matt Ryan resetting the market, Rodgers is going to command $30-plus million annually.
Aug 1 - 7:29 PM

Packers ILB Jake Ryan has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the season.

Ryan went down in Monday's practice and will be sent to injured reserve. The 2015 fourth fourth-rounder was heading into the final year of his rookie deal and will now hit free agency next March coming off an ACL rehab. The Packers figure to turn to Blake Martinez and rookie Oren Burks inside.
Aug 1 - 10:20 AM


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