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  Packers | James Starks a red-zone weapon?    Sat Jul 23, 01:43 AM

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks' ability on screen passes makes him a weapon in the red zone, running backs coach Ben Sirmans said.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind when considering Eddie Lacy for your fantasy team. Starks is a valuable handcuff for Lacy owners, and he's coming off the board late in 12-team PPR league drafts (RB57 13.10). Lacy is currently RB9 in drafts (2.12), but realize that Starks is going to have at least a limited role...and maybe a role larger than some think.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy must impact passing game    Sat Jul 23, 01:31 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will be pushed into the passing game, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans, but Sirmans said Lacy will have to beat man coverage. Last year, RB James Starks played 68 more snaps than Lacy and caught 27 more passes.

Footballguys view: Lacy had a career-low 187 carries last year as conditioning and stamina problems seemed to hold him back. That's why he did P90X to get into fantastic shape this offseason. The Packers will have an explosive offense, and things should open up even more for the ground game with WR Jordy Nelson returning to full health. Fantasy owners believe in Lacy at this time, and he's getting drafted as RB9 (2.12) in 12-team PPR leagues. He's been a top-10 fantasy back for two of his three years in the league, but last year he fell to 24. We'll see if he can regain his form in 2016.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule    Thu Jul 21, 11:41 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation, and Nelson said he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl last year had the Packers qualified.

Footballguys view: There's no reason to hesitate if you are targeting Nelson in the second. He has consistently been a strong WR1 as long as Aaron Rodgers is on the field. The whole Packers offense should be revived with his return.

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  Packers | Green Bay players asked about PEDs    Thu Jul 21, 11:26 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers and LB Clay Matthews will be interviewed by the NFL regarding PED allegations from an Al-Jazeera America report, team president Mark Murphy confirmed Thursday, July 21.

Footballguys view: The statements the reports were based on have since been recanted, but the NFL is going forward with their investigation. The NFLPA has criticized the investigation, which is highly unlikely to yield any punishment for the players involved, which include now retired QB Peyton Manning.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers starter over Jared Cook?    Thu Jul 21, 07:44 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers is expected to start over TE Jared Cook, not just in 2016, but for the next few seasons, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An advantage Rodgers has this season is that he is in better shape after weighing up to 272 pounds last year.

Footballguys view: Rodgers had some big moments last season and those eight touchdowns were no fluke. He and Aaron Rodgers have some solid chemistry going on. The thing is, though, Jordy Nelson is back and Randall Cobb is healthy, so Richard Rodgers is likely to fall in the pecking order, making him a very weak TE2 or a strong TE3.

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  Packers | John Kuhn unlikely to be re-signed    Tue Jul 19, 06:33 PM

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) appears to be in the Green Bay Packers' rearview mirror and is not expected to re-sign. FB Aaron Ripkowski is expected to take over starting fullback duties.

Footballguys view: We'll miss the chants of "KUHN!!1!" from Packers fans in 2016. The fullback is a dying position in the NFL, but there's a few teams that could have interest in Kuhn under certain circumstances.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy back working out    Mon Jul 18, 07:35 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has reunited with trainer Tony Horton, the P90X founder, this summer. Lacy spent two months with Horton earlier this year after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy 'cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year.' Lacy was 15 to 18 pounds lighter in April. 'Eddie will be fine,' McCarthy said in May. 'I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on.'

Footballguys view: Lacy is going to be rocked up this year, and his 'fat Eddie Lacy' days may be behind him. We'll see if the p90X version of Lacy is lighter and quicker as a runner. We'll also see if he has better stamina because of the lost weight. Lacy is going to be the lead back for the Packers in an explosive offense. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end RB1 in 2016.

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  Packers | Jared Abbrederis praised by coach    Thu Jul 14, 12:16 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis managed to grab just nine receptions in the regular season, but he stepped up in the postseason due to injuries. He had six catches in the playoffs. 'I think Jared's had his best offseason,' head coach Mike McCarthy said last month. 'I think his route running is exemplary for a young guy. His ability to recognize coverages, and his time clock, his breaking points, his ability to drop his weight. Just all the specifics and details and techniques of route running, I think he's exceptional.'

Footballguys view: Abbrederis is a guy a lot of Packers fans seem to love but like many receivers on this team not named "Nelson" or "Cobb," Abbrederis is wildly inconsistent and often underwhelming. Aaron Rodgers did want to see more of the kid last season, as he was one of the more reliable route runners on the team at the time, but considering how bad the receivers were, that's a low bar to clear. We wouldn't have Abbrederis on a roster unless it was a very deep one.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis could be speed burner    Thu Jul 14, 12:15 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has nearly identical measurables to WR Jordy Nelson, and he posted a 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with a vertical leap of 37 1/2 inches. If he proves this summer that his route running and knowledge of the offense are up to speed, he might add an element that the Green Bay offense desperately needs. 'He's obviously gifted very well with his athleticism, his jumping ability and his speed. He just needs to get to a level where he's not thinking as much and his instincts take over,' QB Aaron Rodgers said.

Footballguys view: Janis has the measurables and size but has only rarely capitalized on those attributes. Yes he has speed and yes he has strength, but what he doesn't have is consistency. All of this is wishful thinking until we see otherwise, and Janis is no more than a flier - a WR8 for the most part - with upside if Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson get injured.

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  Packers | Davante Adams on the bubble?    Wed Jul 13, 11:24 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams had a difficult season in 2015, and while he posted 50 receptions he averaged just 9.7 yards per catch. The last time a receiver with at least 25 receptions finished with that few yards per catch was in 1951. He dropped 12 of his 96 targets, while averaging just 3.0 yards per catch. With a deep receiving corps, beat writer Rob Reischel predicts Adams will need a big training camp and preseason for a roster spot.

Footballguys view: Drops, injuries and inconsistent route running all plagued Adams last season, as did a poor fit as an occasional WR1 in the Packers offense. Adams can't compete with the top defensive backs in the NFL, and that was made abundantly clear last season. The Packers were unhappy with everyone last season and Adams isn't the only one who could be on the outs with a weak preseason. The Packers won't carry a ton of average receivers, so he has to step up and out-perform Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb needs a bounce back    Wed Jul 13, 11:23 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb led the team with 79 receptions in 2015, but he managed a career-low 10.5 yards per catch in 2015. He also had 14 dropped passes, more than any other Green Bay receiver over the past 25 years. And when Cobb drew more attention than usual from the slot, he couldn't separate from elite corners or nickel backs.

Footballguys view: Cobb isn't a good fit as a WR1 either in fantasy or reality, and we saw that last year. With Jordy Nelson back, he'll return to normal though, and get back to putting up solid WR2/WR3 numbers in an offense which is effective when both guys are there.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson unclear for start of camp    Wed Jul 13, 11:21 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said in June that he was ready, but it remains to be seen whether head coach Mike McCarthy and team doctors will give Nelson the green light when training camp opens July 26.

Footballguys view: We're not worried and, frankly, we'd rather the Packers proceed with some caution. After all, we saw what happened to the Packers without him last year and we'd rather the impact be positive this time out. Nelson, if healthy, is a WR1 without any question.

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  Packers | Brandon Ross signs    Tue Jul 12, 05:06 PM

Free-agent RB Brandon Ross (Vikings) was signed by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, July 12, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Ross was added by the Vikings as a UDFA earlier this year, but they let him go only a couple of weeks after signing him. He's somewhat unknown as a receiver, but last year with Maryland we saw a healthy 6.39 YPC from Ross. At 210 pounds, Ross is not a pile-pusher but he is a willing runner between the tackles. However, if he gets a crease then Ross can make a big play out of a small hole. He'll compete for a spot on the Packers 53-man roster, but we think he'll get a practice squad spot if he impresses in camp.

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  Packers | TE Jared Cook is healthy again    Sat Jul 9, 07:30 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook is healthy again after foot surgery sidelined him during OTAs earlier this year according to Christine Troyke from the Gwinnett Daily Post. Playing with QB Aaron Rodgers is something Cook is looking forward to. "Just seeing what he's done with the tight ends the previous years, and how they've grown in that system and gotten better from playing with him is exciting," Cook said.

Footballguys view: Physical ability has never been a question with Cook. In college at South Carolina, former Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier compared Cook's natural ability to that of former Lions superstar WR Calvin Johnson. The Packers should have one of the league's best passing attacks with Rodgers leading the way. Cook could be a low-end TE1 if he becomes a favorite of Rodgers...especially in the red zone. Right now, Cook's historical lack of production is baked into his ADP of TE20 (13.12) in 12-team PPR leauges.

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  Packers | Mike McCarthy talks play calling    Sun Jul 3, 09:20 AM

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy discussed his offensive philosophy and play calling with NFL.com: 'The best plays are still the basic plays. It's not the design of the play, it's what everybody can do with that design. That's what we have to get back to -- winning with the fundamentals; with players and not plays. Offensively, we may have leaned a little more toward plays instead of focusing on developing players. That's a big part of my getting back in there full-time [to call the plays]. That's how I built this thing and that's how it should be run. We got away from that a little bit.'

Footballguys view: QB Aaron Rodgers should be able to bounce back after a disappointing 2015 (by his standards). Last year, Rodgers threw for 3,821 yards with 31 TDs and eight INTs. In seasons where Rodgers plays 16 games, this ranks as the his lowest total since 2009. Having 16 total turnovers were the highest total since his first year as a starter in 2008. Getting WR Jordy Nelson back makes things better for this entire offense.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers embracing Jared Cook    Sat Jul 2, 09:05 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers said he is working to improve as an all-around player, and he views the addition of TE Jared Cook as an opportunity to learn from a veteran.

Footballguys view: Rodgers shouldn't be too concerned as Cook is a player who has never played up to his enormous physical potential. Cook is currently recovering from foot surgery he had in June, and the veteran TE may not be ready for the start of training camp. We like the idea of what Cook could bring to this high-powered Packers passing game, but we'd like to see him healthy first.

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  Packers | Sam Barrington staying patient    Tue Jun 21, 07:35 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Sam Barrington (foot) said it has taken an 'immense amount of patience' to rehabilitate from a serious foot injury he suffered last season. Barrington said he used the time off to find ways to get better. The expected starting middle linebacker is still focusing on growing as a player. Barrington acknowledged that whether or not he starts will be based on if he prepares himself the right way.

Footballguys view: Barrington had somewhat of a breakout season in 2014 before suffering this foot injury in 2015. He's almost back in action, but needs to prove that he can stay healthy after twice being placed on Injured Reserve since he came into the league as a run-stuffing seventh-round pick in 2013.

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  Packers | Brett Hundley has bright future    Tue Jun 21, 01:15 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley has the potential to be a 'solid starter' in the National Football League, according to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. He has drawn praise within the organization for his competitiveness.

Footballguys view: Hundley is athletic and can keep plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. We're excited about him in dynasty leagues because of his physical potential. However, Hundley needs to prove that he can make plays from the pocket. He needs to throw with better anticipation and develop a better internal clock to feel the pass rush.

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  Packers | Jared Abbrederis impressing     Mon Jun 20, 04:36 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis showed exemplary route-running this offseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy also praised the receiver's coverage recognition, breaking points and weight loss as high points. 'He plays the position technically and fundamentally at a very high level,' McCarthy added.

Footballguys view: The Packers are looking for a WR3 behind starters Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Abbrederis may be separating himself from the rest of the pack including guys like Ty Montgomery, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis. We'll be watching to see how this competition unfolds in training camp.

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  Packers | TE Jared Cook not ready by training camp?    Sun Jun 19, 06:23 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook is currently recovering from foot surgery he had in June, and according to PackersNews.com writer Pete Dougherty this could be the team's biggest concern heading into camp. There is no word about Cook's status for the start of training camp, but there is some speculation that he may not be ready by late July.

Footballguys view: There's a bit of mystery surrounding this situation, and fantasy owners need to proceed with caution. Earlier this month, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said "Jared Cook, we have no long-term concern with his situation. It will be good to have him back." That may just be coach-speak, so make sure to monitor his status in training camp before getting too excited for Cook as a sleeper at TE. He's always had tremendous natural potential but has never truly played up to that potential in the pros.

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  Packers | Kenny Clark signs deal    Fri Jun 17, 06:19 PM

Green Bay Packers DT Kenny Clark, the team's first-round draft choice, signed a four-year deal with a fifth-year option Friday, June 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Clark made quite the impression on film during his time in college at UCLA. A former high school wrestler, Clark understands how to use leverage to his advantage. He has good football intelligence and can quickly diagnose plays as they break down in front of him. Pencil him in as the starter in the middle of the line for the Packers this year.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy continues to get in shape    Wed Jun 15, 10:47 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy worked out with P90X founder Tony Horton after the season, and Horton estimated Lacy lost 15 to 20 pounds during the workouts. Running backs coach Ben Sirmans said this week that Lacy might again work with Horton leading up to training camp. 'I'm hopeful,' Sirmans said. 'The information I got from what people have told me, it's helped him. So you always want to be able to do things that help people. I hope he'll do it.' After offseason workouts, head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy still had work to do.

Footballguys view: Lacy fell into the doghouse - and maybe ate the dog and dog food - last season when he was noticeably overweight and out of shape. We hope he keeps up the work whether it's with Horton or someone else. Keeping weight off is always as hard as getting it off. We feel good about his prospects in general, enough to see him as a great RB2 with the upside to crack the RB1 ranks.

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  Packers | Trevor Davis impressing coaches    Wed Jun 15, 10:46 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis has been showing well on special teams. But his contributions may be more wide-ranging than originally expected. 'It's been impressive watching what he's done not only as a returner,' special teams coach Ron Zook said. 'He's come in and we've really worked him as a gunner, for example, on the punt team and as a corner holding up and (on the) kickoff team covering.'

Footballguys view: A fifth round pick this past spring, Davis has a lot of work to do at receiver and will make his impact on special teams. As raw as he is, he has to earn his keep there this year in order to buy time to grind off the rough edges of his game.

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  Packers | Mike McCarthy open to two-pointers    Wed Jun 15, 07:53 PM

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would not be averse to attempting a two-point conversion after every touchdown this season. McCarthy believes having QB Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback would give the Packers more of an advantage for two-point attempts.

Footballguys view: As if you didn't already have enough reasons to draft Aaron Rodgers! McCarthy may just be blowing smoke but it's something to keep an eye on. There's no way to know for sure this will happen until it does, but an extra two points for conversions is good for Rodgers or the newly slim Eddie Lacy.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis returning kicks    Wed Jun 15, 07:43 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been receiving first-team repetitions with the kickoff return team. That could change when WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) returns, but Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't believe it will.

Footballguys view: Janis has the measurables but just can get the most out of his talent. The Packers are clearly trying to find a role for him as he figures it out but he's got to be running short on chances with head coach Mike McCarthy. As it stands, he won't be on any but the deepest rosters.

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Ty Montgomery player page


  Packers | Aaron Rodgers, others excused    Tue Jun 14, 12:23 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and other select veterans have been excused from mandatory minicamp this week by head coach Mike McCarthy. WRs Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were also included in that group. 'The approach is different than the past,' McCarthy said. 'So, it's obviously tailored toward the younger players.' QB Brett Hundley will get most of the work with what is left of the No. 1 offense.

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  Packers | No long-term concern about Jared Cook    Tue Jun 7, 01:17 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) is nursing a foot injury, but the team is not concerned about his outlook heading into the season. 'Jared Cook, we have no long-term concern with his situation. It will be good to have him back,' head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, June 6.

Footballguys view: He had foot surgery earlier this month, but the procedure was called "preventative" and the team doesn't seem concerned about any long-term effects. Fantasy owners should consider Cook a TE2 with upside. He's never really played up to that upside, but he's an intriguing fit--and a long-missing piece--in the Packers high-powered passing attack. Currently, Cook has an ADP of TE17 (13.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis praised by head coach    Tue Jun 7, 01:16 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis received praise from head coach Mike McCarthy about his work during organized team activities (OTAs). 'Jeff Janis is doing a lot of good things. He just needs to continue to progress through the fundamentals of the position,' McCarthy said Monday, June 6. 'Special teams he had an excellent last year last year, graded out as one of our top players. I'd like to see him that that same step as a wide receiver.'

Footballguys view: Janis is easily worth a late-round flier if he wins the WR3 job with the Packers. His size/speed combination makes him more of an interesting option than Davante Adams. While Janis has upside, Adams is coming off a disappointing season which saw him continue to drop too many passes. Along with Janis and Adams, we'll see guys like Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis compete for the WR3 spot behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb in 2016.

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  Packers | Blake Martinez is a quick learner    Tue Jun 7, 01:15 AM

Green Bay Packers LB Blake Martinez has benefitted from the absence of LB Sam Barrington (foot). 'I think he looks very comfortable. I think he's done a real nice job transitioning from the base defense to the sub defense. Very bright, quick. He definitely is a very instinctive player,' head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, June 6.

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  Packers | Quinten Rollins making progress    Tue Jun 7, 01:14 AM

Green Bay Packers CB Quinten Rollins (finger) suffered a dislocated finger during organized team activities (OTAs) last month. A tiny, white speck of bone tore through the skin in his right hand. 'Caught a helmet,' Rollins said. 'I don't know. It just happened so fast.' He still isn't catching passes and probably will not until training camp, but he is making progress.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers changes diet    Mon Jun 6, 07:24 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he has removed dairy from his diet in hopes that it will help him stay healthy and extend his career. He said he weighs around 218 pounds at this point, which is his lightest weight since 2007.

Footballguys view: Isn't that against the law in Wisconsin? Whatever it takes to stay healthy and extend his career. After football, Rodgers will have plenty of time to chug cartons of milk like a pledge drinking his first beer if he wants.

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  Packers | Jared Cook's injury not a concern    Mon Jun 6, 04:00 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) is not expected to have long-term issues with his foot injury, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Cook does not have a timetable for a return yet, but doctors do feel good about his return.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Packers here. Rarely does GM Ted Thompson make such a move in free agency, but Cook could play a big role in their high-powered passing attack. Having a TE who is a weapon has not been at QB Aaron Rodgers disposal in some time, and Cook could be that guy. He's never really played up to his potential, but the opportunity is there this season.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews not practicing    Mon Jun 6, 01:57 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (undisclosed) is not participating in organized team activities Monday, June 6.

Footballguys view: Not a huge concern here...especially because the reason for missing practice is undisclosed. Matthews is moving back to OLB this year where he should once again be a pass-rushing force for the Packers defense.

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  Packers | Jared Cook had foot surgery    Fri Jun 3, 02:14 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) underwent foot surgery this week and will miss the rest of the offseason program, according to multiple sources. The Packers are hoping he'll be back next month for training camp, though, and the surgery was called 'preventative.' Green Bay has big plans for Cook in 2016 after he caught only 39 passes in 2015 with the St. Louis Rams.

Footballguys view: Cook has always had a ton of potential as a pro. His college coach at South Carolina, Steve Spurrier, once compared Cook's physical skill set to that of Calvin Johnson. However, Cook has never played up to his potential. Perhaps getting away from Jeff Fisher is the key. We're excited about his upside with the Packers, but this foot surgery is something to monitor as he recovers.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson ready for games    Thu Jun 2, 04:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said if there was a game Sunday, June 5, then he would be playing in it. Nelson will not participate in any 11 on 11 drills until training camp just to be safe while he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: We're excited to see this offense whole and intact again, and Nelson is a key piece of that. We expect him to be a very nice WR1 this year in an offense that should pop.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson runs route on sideline    Thu Jun 2, 01:13 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) did not participate in practice during organized team activities Thursday, June 2, but he did run a route on the sideline for QB Aaron Rodgers.

Footballguys view: Nelson is on pace to be fully ready for training camp and, more critically, the regular season. He seems 100 percent after his injury, so we're seeing him as a solid WR1 this coming fantasy season.

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  Packers | HC impressed by Davante Adams    Wed Jun 1, 10:13 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is looking for a rebound after a poor season in 2015. He struggled with an ankle injury suffered in Week 2 which he aggravated the following week. Adams never fully recovered until the playoffs, and then he suffered a knee injury. During the offseason he bulked up, lifting weights once his knee fully healed. His head coach has taken notice. 'He looks stronger this year than in the past and he's healthy,' head coach Mike McCarthy said.

Footballguys view: The Packers need to get other receivers not named Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb more in sync with Aaron Rodgers. When they aren't we get the mess we had last season. We need to see more than a tease from Adams though, and lots more consistency.

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  Packers | Three roster moves made    Wed Jun 1, 05:09 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Devonte Robinson (non-football illness) and G Cory Tucker were waived Wednesday, June 1. The Packers also signed undrafted free-agent OG Lucas Patrick (Duke), according to a source.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery's ankle improving     Sat May 28, 12:58 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) said he has been pain free since having surgery on his ankle, and his flexibility has been making consistent progress. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he has no 'long-term' concerns about Montgomery's ankle.

Footballguys view: Montgomery has fine athleticism and can make defenders miss after the catch. A third-round pick out of Stanford last year, Montgomery is set to compete for the WR3 job with the Packers behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson taking things slow    Fri May 27, 03:44 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said his surgically repaired knee is fine, but he understands why the team is limiting his work during organized team activities. Nelson has been allowed to run, lift and perform all of the drills the trainers ask him to do.

Footballguys view: Good! There's no need for him to rush back and risk re-injuring himself. Nelson has been running routes on a side field during practices. He said he will need to regain his chemistry with QB Aaron Rodgers once he is cleared to practice again.

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  Packers | Davante Adams ready to bounce back    Thu May 26, 10:58 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams said he wasn't proud of his performance last season, but he plans to prove to the team and to himself what he is capable of in 2016.

Footballguys view: He can help himself by improving his concentration. Adams is a good athlete who can get open, but there are sometimes when he struggles to catch a cold. With Jordy Nelson back, we can't see Adams getting many looks...even if he wins the WR3 job behind Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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  Packers | Two roster moves made    Thu May 26, 05:33 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Ryan X. Williams was waived Thursday, May 26. Undrafted free-agent QB Marquise X. Williams (North Carolina) was subsequently signed.

Footballguys view: Much like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, this just gives the guy in charge of the roster something to do. Ultimately, it is unlikely either gentleman is on the roster come the end of August.


  Packers | Eddie Lacy still has weight issue?    Wed May 25, 02:10 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy still weighs 'in the 240s,' according to a source. Lacy did P90X workouts in the offseason and turned to basketball and boxing, too. It was reported back in April that Lacy had already lost 15 to 18 pounds. Head coach Mike McCarthy characterized Lacy's condition as 'so far, so good.' 'Eddie will be fine,' McCarthy said. 'I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on.'

Footballguys view: The weight is an issue, and Lacy has worked hard this offseason to get into better shape. However, Lacy just needs to stay healthy and produce. If he can do that, the "Fat Eddie Lacy" talk will die down.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson is on schedule    Tue May 24, 06:48 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is right on schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. It's still unclear if Nelson will participate in organized team activities.

Footballguys view: Getting Nelson back will be a huge boost for the Packers passing game. They just weren't the same without him in 2015. With Nelson back on the field, things should open up for WR Randall Cobb. He's a top-10 fantasy WR when healthy, and his current ADP (WR8, 2.02) in 12-team PPR leagues backs that up.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews returning to OLB    Mon May 23, 09:10 AM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews will return to outside linebacker in 2016.

Footballguys view: Fantastic! Matthews can play inside, but he truly thrives on the outside as a pass-rusher for the Packers. Last year, Matthews had only 6.5 sacks rushing from the inside. He could double that number this year if the team is able to move him back outside.

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  Packers | Sign Jermaine Whitehead    Wed May 18, 05:14 PM

Free-agent DB Jermaine Whitehead (Ravens) was signed by the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, May 18.

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  Packers | Kyler Fackrell signs rookie contract    Thu May 12, 01:04 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Kyler Fackrell signed his rookie contract Thursday, May 12.

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  Packers | Mutual interest in John Kuhn returning    Thu May 12, 08:32 AM

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) continues to negotiate with the Green Bay Packers, who have mutual interest in him re-signing. However, there's no timetable on when a deal could get done.

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  Packers | David Grinnage released from IR    Wed May 11, 05:50 PM

Green Bay Packers TE David J. Grinnage (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Wednesday, May 11.

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  Packers | David Grinnage goes to IR    Tue May 10, 08:20 PM

Green Bay Packers TE David J. Grinnage (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, May 10.