Player News - Packers

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Packers RBs coach Ben Sirmans said fourth-round RB Jamaal Williams will open camp as the No. 2 running back.

With former receiver Ty Montgomery atop the depth chart, the No. 2 job in Green Bay could end up being a valuable fantasy asset. Williams will get the nod entering camp, but Sirmans made it clear everyone will get their shot. "The biggest thing is just competition," Sirmans said. "With so many different guys, somebody is going to have to rise to the top." Aside from Williams, fifth-rounder Aaron Jones is the best bet to earn the No. 2 job.
Jul 20 - 10:40 AM

NFL suspended Packers WR Geronimo Allison one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

It stems from Allison's misdemeanor marijuana possession charge that was settled back in April. Alison will be back Week 2 and figures to have a decent chance at securing the No. 4 receiver job in Green Bay's offense, though the team has consistently churned out receiver talent in recent years. He's certainly not a lock.
Jul 19 - 4:16 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood believes it's "unlikely" Jeff Janis will ever develop "significantly more as a receiver" in Green Bay.

The fantasy community has long been enamored with Janis, but entering his fourth season, it's probably time to give up the ghost. Janis had a monster playoff game in Arizona a couple years ago but has otherwise managed a career 15-188-1 line in the regular season and is bringing up the rear of the Packers' depth chart heading into camp. Geronimo Allison is the favorite for No. 4 duties. Janis turned 26 last month and is in the final year of his contract.
Jul 19 - 10:14 AM

Aaron Rodgers said he has not had any talks with the Packers about a new deal.

Rodgers made some noise after Mike Glennon landed $15 million per year in March, but he does not appear to be pressing for a new deal. "I know what my value is and the team compensated me really, really well a few years ago," Rodgers said. "I hope the situation in a couple of years is a no-brainer. That means I'm playing well and the team's still moving in the right direction and that's what I can control." With three years still left on his deal, Rodgers will likely have to wait at least another season before an extension becomes a real possibility.
Source: ESPN
Jul 18 - 11:01 AM

Packers signed third round DL Montravius Adams to a four-year contract.

The Packers have signed their entire draft class. A three-year starter at Auburn, Adams is competing for a spot in Green Bay's defensive line rotation. Letroy Guion's legal troubles are good news for Adams' early-season role.
Jul 5 - 5:27 PM

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

With Packers veterans excused from minicamp, Hundley worked as the starter. "These two practices are big for him obviously because he’s in the lead chair," McCarthy said. "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 April's draft, Green Bay almost certainly will shop Hundley again next spring, and a good preseason showing will only up their asking price.
Jun 27 - 9:02 AM

Packers C Corey Linsley 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," he said. "Now it’s a matter of knowing I’ll be OK as long as I follow this plan." Coach Mike McCarthy expects Linsley to be ready for camp. 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


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