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  Packers | Clay Matthews expects to play    Wed Sep 2, 01:34 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee, elbow) is practicing this week with expectations of playing in the final preseason game and Week 1.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb expects to be ready    Tue Sep 1, 06:17 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) thinks his sprained right shoulder will be good to go to play in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears in 12 days. 'I don't plan on missing a game,' Cobb said. 'I'm doing everything in my power to get back before then.' However, there remains swelling in his shoulder, but he said he's doing much better than when he was injured in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 29. Cobb did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, but watched from the sidelines.

Footballguys view: You hear that sound? That's a massive collection of Packers fans and fantasy owners breathing a collective sigh of relief. So long as there aren't any setbacks with this shoulder injury, Cobb should play Week 1 where he should be able to post WR1 numbers.

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  Packers | More players released    Tue Sep 1, 05:46 PM

Green Bay Packers WR James Butler and TE Harold Spears were released Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson placed on IR    Tue Sep 1, 05:39 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Footballguys view: We all knew it was coming, and now it's finally official. Nelson will miss this season, and fantasy owners are heartbroken. Yes, Davante Adams should step up to replace him but he's not the talent that Nelson is. Overall, the Packers offense should be near what expectations are for them entering the season. Nelson will get a full year to recover from this injury, and we expect him to look like his old self next season in training camp.

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  Packers | Matt Blanchard released    Tue Sep 1, 04:45 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Matt Blanchard was released Tuesday, Sept. 1, according to a source.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery hurt    Tue Sep 1, 03:48 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (hamstring) is dealing with hamstring tightness following practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the rookie here. He'll want one more shot at impressing, which means he's going to want to be in the mix on Thursday for the preseason finale. He could end up a non-dress each week or end up on the practice squad, but even if he's around the final roster, his impact will be minimal compared to Davante Adams.

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  Packers | Jared Abbrederis could go Tuesday    Tue Sep 1, 12:10 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (concussion) could practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, for the first time since suffering a concussion the first day of camp.

Footballguys view: Abbrederis is just trying to hold onto a roster spot, as Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Myles White all have had better preseasons. Adams and Janis are your best bet for some production due to Jordy Nelson's injury, with Adams looking like the better bet and tracking in rankings as a WR2.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb has AC joint sprain    Sun Aug 30, 04:36 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, after undergoing further tests Sunday, Aug. 30, according to a source. He suffered the injury in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: It's unclear whether Cobb will miss Week 1. Our Dr. Jene Bramel says "Excellent news. Good chance to play W1. Pain tolerance and range of motion will be keys."

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  Packers | Randall Cobb injures shoulder    Sat Aug 29, 09:50 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) exited a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 29, and was taken to the locker room with a shoulder injury.

Footballguys view: Ouch. The Packers don't need anything serious to happen to Cobb after losing Jordy Nelson for the year in the last preseason game. We'll know more about the severity when testing results are revealed.

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  Packers | GB starters will sit Saturday    Thu Aug 27, 07:13 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the rest of Green Bay's starters will not play Saturday, Aug. 29, versus the Philadelphia Eagles, according to QB Matt Blanchard.

Footballguys view: Why risk any further (devastating) injury? The Packers have already lost Jordy Nelson for the season in a meaningless preseason game, and they don't need to get any other starters hurt.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews expected to be on the field    Thu Aug 27, 05:53 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (elbow, knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Matthews missed the first two preseason games because of injuries.

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  Packers | Scott Tolzien expected to miss game    Thu Aug 27, 05:52 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien (concussion) is not expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, because of a concussion.

Footballguys view: Tolzien is the primary backup behind Aaron Rodgers this year. He'll go through the concussion protocol before he's back on the field. In the meantime, rookie Brett Hundley (dynasty alert!) will get a chance to showcase his talent.

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  Packers | Letroy Guion will sit three games    Thu Aug 27, 04:36 PM

Green Bay Packers DE Letroy Guion will be suspended for the first three games of the regular season after his appeal was apparently denied.

Footballguys view: He had his suspension upheld, so that's that. This shouldn't crush the Packers defense, which is a borderline No. 1 team defense or a fantastic No. 2.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers may be limited Saturday    Wed Aug 26, 05:45 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could see limited snaps during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and there is a chance he could sit out the entire game.

Footballguys view: After the Jordy Nelson injury, we're not surprised by this news. The Packers are going to be incredibly cautious with their superstar quarterback.

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  Packers | David Bakhtiari hopes to be ready for Week 1    Wed Aug 26, 05:34 PM

Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but said he is making progress in his recovery. Bakhtiari said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb's role unlikely to change    Tue Aug 25, 07:02 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said he feels no pressure to replace WR Jordy Nelson (knee) as the team's No. 1 receiver this year now that Nelson is lost for the season. 'I don't think that is an issue,' Cobb said. 'I pressed last year in the beginning of the season, and I'm not going to do that again. There's no need for that. Aaron's going to do his job, he's going to get us the ball. It's my job when I get those opportunities to make things happen.' Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, and his role might not change drastically with Nelson out. Cobb has typically been a slot receiver for Green Bay, while Nelson has played on the outside.

Footballguys view: Cobbs isn't quite the No. 1 receiver type that the Packers like, which isn't a knock on him--it's just an admission that it's not quite the right role for him. He is a WR1 for fantasy purposes, but would have been in the ballpark for that anyway. Davante Adams will get Nelson's outside job and we see him as a WR2 in most fantasy leagues. Remember though, that part of Nelson's charm is his ability to make ridiculous and acrobatic catches, something which isn't quite as much in Adams' wheelhouse.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery with first-team    Tue Aug 25, 02:00 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery is practicing with the first-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 25, with WR Jeff Janis with the scout team.

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  Packers | Scott Tolzien in concussion protocol    Tue Aug 25, 12:09 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien (head) is going through the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: We'll see if rookie Brett Hundley can do something to impress with more reps. Tolzien is a seasoned veteran, and he should be locked in as the primary backup to Aaron Rodgers.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery the WR3?    Tue Aug 25, 08:30 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery will be the slot receiver in practice this week with WR Jeff Janis, WR Myles White, WR Larry Pinkard, WR Ed Williams and WR Jared Abbrederis competing for a spot after him.

Footballguys view: The rookie from Stanford is not what you'd call a polished player, but he's certainly exciting with the ball in his hands. His game is all about gashing defenses after the catch. Montgomery can turn short routes into long gains, and he's hard to get lined up to tackle in the open field because of his agility.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers had great chemistry with Jordy Nelson    Mon Aug 24, 07:12 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' passer rating when targeting WR Jordy Nelson in the last four seasons has been 150.2, 130.3, 111.6 and 128.2, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Numbers aren't necessary to prove the point--just watch Rodgers when he's targeting Nelson and you see a confident and accurate passer taking advantage of defenses. We'll see how Rodgers builds chemistry with Nelson's replacement, second-year pro Davante Adams.

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  Packers | More on Jordy Nelson's injury    Mon Aug 24, 06:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but the MRI revealed all of his other knee ligaments are fine.

Footballguys view: A bit of a silver lining here, but still a disappointing way to end his 2015 season.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson out for year    Mon Aug 24, 05:19 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is officially out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Now it is confirmed, and fantasy owners are scrambling with this news. The Packers' passing game is one of the best in the league, and there's some value to be found in the players who will be asked to do more now that Nelson is out. Davante Adams takes a big leap up our rankings, and players like Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will get a shot to play more in three wide sets.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers banged up    Mon Aug 24, 01:23 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hand, wrist) suffered injuries to his right hand and wrist during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, and did not return.

Footballguys view: This sounds more serious than it is. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers could have continued playing if it was a regular season game.

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  Packers | Reggie Wayne could take GB call    Mon Aug 24, 10:12 AM

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) could receive interest from the Green Bay Packers if WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is out for the season.

Footballguys view: Wayne doesn't have a ton left in the tank, but he could provide valuable veteran depth for the Packers. He's taken a physical with the Patriots this week, but no agreement has been worked out. Wayne should be on board with a new team in the near future.

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  Packers | Davante Adams next man up    Mon Aug 24, 12:30 AM

If Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) misses the season, second-year WR Davante Adams will have an expanded role. He was already expected to have a larger role this year. 'I like where I'm at but I want to keep improving every week. I feel like I'm in a good position, and I want to keep working and elevating my game regardless,' Adams said.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners are rushing to add Adams to their rosters. We should see Adams get a lot of the targets that Nelson did for this team last year (151). This makes him a WR2 with upside. Adams has a nose for the end zone, and he's got the body control to make acrobatic catches seem routine. His current ADP is WR30 (6.10) in 12-team PPR leagues--good luck getting him that low. Expect him to rise somewhere around WR20-WR25.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery could see more work    Sun Aug 23, 10:50 PM

Green Bay Packers rookie WR Ty Montgomery could play a larger role should the team be without WR Jordy Nelson (knee) this season.

Footballguys view: The rookie from Stanford has an interesting skill set, and he's been a standout during training camp. Expect him to see a larger workload going forward. He had 16 drops over the last three years in college, so his concentration and route-running need to improve. Montgomery is all about making plays in the open field. After the catch, he has RB-like moves and agility to gash defenses.

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  Packers | T.J. Lang injured    Sun Aug 23, 04:32 PM

Green Bay Packers OT T.J. Lang (head) was helped off the field during the second quarter of the team's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 23. He entered the locker room under his own power and was evaluated for a concussion.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson could have torn ACL    Sun Aug 23, 03:22 PM

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the team's second preseason game, according to a source. However, MRI results have not yet been confirmed.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson injury update    Sun Aug 23, 02:53 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) suffered a knee injury during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting a torn ACL is the initial diagnosis. The MRI is coming later, but we should proceed as if Nelson is out for the season. Davante Adams takes a big leap up our rankings, and players like Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will get a shot to play more in three wide sets. Myles White also has some experience with the team and could figure into the mix. Aaron Rodgers could also look to second-year TE Richard Rodgers more with Nelson out.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson suffers injury    Sun Aug 23, 02:31 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (undisclosed) left the second preseason game early Sunday, Aug. 23, after suffering an undisclosed injury.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews to miss preseason game    Sun Aug 23, 11:58 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (elbow, knee) will not play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers feels like old self    Thu Aug 20, 08:01 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he's back to playing the way he likes to play after dealing with a calf injury last season. Rodgers said that means extending plays and getting rid of the football when he needs to. The prolific quarterback added that if he has the chance to improve a play from outside the pocket, then he's not afraid to do that. Rodgers said he's kept his body in shape and improved his endurance in order to be more ready for longer-lasting plays throughout games.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is an instant QB1 every year and arguably the only quarterback you'd take in the first round, albeit at the end of it. With Randall Cobb under contract Rodgers has his dynamic duo all set with Cobb and Jordy Nelson. This is a potent offense and one with tremendous fantasy production on deck once again.

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  Packers | Coach happy with Davante Adams    Thu Aug 20, 01:19 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has performed well during training camp and is expected to make an impact this season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews limited    Wed Aug 19, 07:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (elbow) was limited in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Matthews is getting closer to full strength. He participated in individual drills but not in team drills.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers showing improvement    Wed Aug 19, 07:21 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has improved from last year, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Specifically, McCarthy said Rodgers has improved in the passing game and understands it more, and he's catching the ball well.

Footballguys view: Good news for the young tight end here, but we're not rushing out to pick him up. Dynasty owners should be watching him closely.

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  Packers | David Bakhtiari does not practice    Wed Aug 19, 04:18 PM

Green Bay Packers OT David Bakhtiari (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and will sit out the rest of the week. Bakhtiari is not expected to play in the second preseason game.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews misses practice    Wed Aug 19, 04:04 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, because of an elbow injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy would not say if Matthews will be able to play in the second preseason game.

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  Packers | Bryan Bulaga staying at right tackle    Mon Aug 17, 06:46 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga will remain the team's starter at right tackle, although he's ready to move to the left side if OT David Bakhtiari's (knee) injury is worse than currently considered.

Footballguys view: Bulaga was a left tackle in college at Iowa, but it was found that his best fit in the pros was on the right side. He's got the ability to flip sides if necessary. Bakhtiari is going through treatment on his knee, but his status is unknown at this time.

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  Packers | Adrian Coxson released    Mon Aug 17, 06:33 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Adrian Coxson was released Monday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: We were monitoring Coxson in super deep dynasty leagues. He began his college career at Florida as was thought to be the Gators replacement for Percy Harvin. Coxson then bounced around to two other teams, finally landing at tiny Stony Brook. He's fast and explosive on shorter routes, and it will be interesting to see if Coxson can latch on with another team.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers busy in red zone    Fri Aug 14, 10:53 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has been a frequent target of QB Aaron Rodgers inside the red zone in training camp.

Footballguys view: It's still hard to envision Rodgers rising to the level of a fantasy relevant tight end with so many mouths to feed in this offense, but it could make him a good part of a streaming approach or an occasional matchup DFS play.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis struggling with consistency    Thu Aug 13, 08:45 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis hasn't made the performance jump the team was hoping for this offseason. He filled in with the first-team offense when WR Jordy Nelson (hip) was out but hasn't sustained the momentum since Nelson returned. Janis struggles sinking in his hips and maneuvering in close quarters, and at times, he looks to be a straight-line speed receiver. 'With Jeff, it's the consistency,' said Alex Van Pelt, who coaches the wide receivers and quarterbacks. 'He's a big guy so some of the routes cater to him. Some of the routes we run where there's a lot of sudden change in movements, they just don't fit the bigger players.'

Footballguys view: Janis has no redraft relevance right now, and Ty Montgomery could push him with a good preseason. While his measureables makes Janis an interesting stash in dynasty leagues, that is still all he is.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers expects to play Thursday    Tue Aug 11, 06:20 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers expects to play at least a little bit Thursday, Aug. 13, against the New England Patriots. Rodgers said he doesn't believe the No. 1 offense needs a whole lot of in-game work to get ready for the regular season.

Footballguys view: We agree with Rodgers. There's no need to risk injury here. Just get him in for a drive, then get him out.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews to practice    Mon Aug 10, 02:40 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee) was expected to participate in practice Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews cleared to practice    Mon Aug 10, 02:12 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee) has been cleared to practice Monday, Aug. 10. 'Clay Matthews is on a trial-and-error, trial return,' head coach Mike McCarthy said before Monday's practice. 'We'll see how his workout goes today.' Matthews all along said his knee was 'nothing to worry about,' but was perhaps being more cautious because it's his first training camp as both an outside and inside linebacker. He missed four practices last week and the team's practice Saturday, Aug. 8.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews not worried about knee    Fri Aug 7, 03:14 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee) said he is not worried about his knee injury and is sitting out so he does not do any more damage to the knee. He is not expected to practice Saturday, Aug. 8, but believes he has a chance to play in the preseason game against the New England Patriots next week.

Footballguys view: While Matthews may play in the preseason opener, we think the Packers could shut him down just to be safe. That might be the best bet for the team moving forward.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers being aggressive in practice    Fri Aug 7, 01:43 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown five interceptions already in training camp practices, but four of those five picks have come when targeting first- or second-year receivers. Rodgers believes testing his receivers in practice gives him a better idea of what he can and cannot do with them during the regular season. Rodgers owns the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history.

Footballguys view: This is why you shouldn't put too much stock in QB practice stats unless they are abysmal. Practice is for lots of things, putting up good stats is not really one of them.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews still out    Fri Aug 7, 11:23 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (knee) was out of practice again Friday, Aug. 7.

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  Packers | Larry Pinkard icing arm    Fri Aug 7, 11:19 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Larry Pinkard (arm) has an ice bag on his left arm Friday, Aug. 7.

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  Packers | Davante Adams quiet to start camp    Wed Aug 5, 09:39 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has had a quiet start to training camp, and WR Ty Montgomery has been more of a playmaker early in camp.

Footballguys view: To quote Allen Iverson, "We're talking about practice man." Montgomery is an exciting rookie to add in dynasty leagues, but Adams is the guy to pick up as a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. We'll see if Adams can make some "wow" plays in the rest of camp and the preseason.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy leaves practice    Tue Aug 4, 04:51 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (foot) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, with a sore foot. RB James Starks finished out practice with the top unit. No indication was given as to which foot was sore and forced Lacy from workouts.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation. Lacy had plenty of injury concerns when he came out of Alabama as a second-round pick in 2013. He's compiled 3,000 all-purpose yards in two seasons, but Lacy's touches have been monitored closely during his time in the pros. The team will be cautious with their starter here. Fantasy owners need to recognize that Starks would be a top-15 fantasy back if called upon for a starter's role.

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