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  Packers | Two players cut by Packers    Tue Aug 30, 02:39 PM

Green Bay Packers RB John Crockett and TE Mitchell Henry were released Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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  Packers | Three trimmed from Packers    Tue Aug 30, 01:05 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Harvey Binford was cut Tuesday, Aug. 30, and RB John Crockett (shoulder) and TE Mitchell Henry (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb played hurt, lost strength in 2015    Tue Aug 30, 09:16 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder in the third preseason game last season, and he never fully recovered the entire season. The injury kept him from lifting weights, and he lost strength. 'I lost a lot of weight last year during the season,' Cobb said. 'It doesn't help when you can't do much upper-body (training) to hold your strength. Yeah, obviously, it weighed a lot on me but I feel great right now, and that's the plan - to try to maintain my weight and try to stay as injury-free as I can.'

Footballguys view: Cobb is back to full strength now -- and so is his fellow WR Jordy Nelson. The Packers passing game should look much better this season. Not only will the return of Nelson help tremendously, but so will the fact that Mike McCarthy is back to calling their plays. We see Cobb as a low-end WR2 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is WR19 (3.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Kennard Backman cut    Tue Aug 30, 09:09 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Kennard Backman (knee) was cut Tuesday, Aug. 30. Backman injured his left knee in the third preseason game and will require arthroscopic surgery.

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  Packers | Damarious Randall expected to start    Tue Aug 30, 12:15 AM

Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall is expected to start opposite CB Sam Shields, cornerback coach Joe Whitt indicated Monday, Aug. 29. 'Sam and D have separated themselves,' Whitt said. 'But outside of that, we're looking for that fourth, fifth guy.'

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson practices in full    Mon Aug 29, 06:53 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Aug. 29. Nelson said he does not expect to play in the final preseason game.

Footballguys view: We're so glad to hear this. Nelson's health is the key for the Packers passing game. If he's his old self, the Packers should be able to light it up through the air. We like Nelson as a low-end WR1 in 2016, and Nelson's currently coming off the board at WR11 (2.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Morgan Burnett returns    Mon Aug 29, 01:32 PM

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (back) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 29, for the first time since before the preseason opener.

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  Packers | Two Packers cut    Mon Aug 29, 01:20 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jamel Johnson and WR Ed Williams were cut Monday, Aug. 29.

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  Packers | John Crockett injured    Sat Aug 27, 09:01 AM

Green Bay Packers RB John Crockett (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Friday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Crockett has struggled with injury during his time in the NFL. He's a back who doesn't elude contact, and this shoulder injury could slow him down.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers not expected to play much    Fri Aug 26, 08:04 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will be the starting quarterback in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Friday, Aug. 26, but is not expected to play more than a quarter.

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  Packers | Corey Linsley tore hamstring twice    Wed Aug 24, 11:20 AM

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley (hamstring) tore his hamstring in April and again in July during offseason workouts. Linsley said the muscle isn't torn off the bone, but there is a significant tear within the muscle that requires time to heal. Linsley could miss the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Packers | Corey Linsley could open season on PUP    Wed Aug 24, 01:52 AM

Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley (hamstring) remains sidelined by a torn hamstring he suffered between OTAs and training camp, and he could begin the 2016 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Packers | LBs to meet with NFL on Wednesday    Tue Aug 23, 11:57 PM

Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are set to meet with the NFL on Wednesday, Aug. 24, as part of an investigation stemming from an Al-Jazeera report last December about performance-enhancing drugs.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson remains on limited duty    Tue Aug 23, 09:57 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson worked with QB Aaron Rodgers in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, but Nelson was once again held out of competitive, 11-on-11 periods. He might not play in any preseason games, and he and Rodgers might only have a handful of practices together before the Week 1 opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, Rodgers believes it will be enough. 'Because I know exactly where he's going to be,' Rodgers said. 'That's the beauty of us playing together for a long time.'

Footballguys view: Nelson is working his way back from the tendinitis that was bothering him earlier this month. The team is taking it easy on him with a plan on Nelson being near full strength for Week 1 of the regular season. Nelson is a WR1 for fantasy owners, and you can snare him around WR10 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers fine with limited work    Tue Aug 23, 09:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers expects to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers, but how much has not yet been decided. 'Whatever (head coach Mike McCarthy) wants me to do,' Rodgers said. 'We haven't talked about play time yet. I'm not sure how long he wants me to play, but it'll be good to get out there and get some work with the guys.' He doesn't expect to play in the preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs next week.

Footballguys view: We don't need to see a ton of Rodgers. With WR Jordy Nelson healthy (and Mike McCarthy back to calling the plays), expect Rodgers to be his normal high-level QB1 for fantasy owners once again in 2016. Rodgers has a current ADP of QB2 (4.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Jared Cook gets comfortable with QB    Tue Aug 23, 09:56 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook will play his first preseason game with QB Aaron Rodgers Friday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers. The two have developed a rapport with one another since Cook came off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: This is a really good sign for Cook, the Packers offense and fantasy owners who want a lottery ticket TE late in their draft. Cook has amazing athletic ability -- he always has -- but the veteran TE has never truly played up to his potential. Perhaps, maybe, possibly, hopefully this can be the year he emerges because Cook is catching passes from one of the best QBs in the game.

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  Packers | Durable Kenny Clark sidelined    Tue Aug 23, 09:55 PM

Green Bay Packers DL Kenny Clark (back) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, due to a back injury. He said it was the first time he ever missed practice due to injury. 'My first time ever missing a practice in my life, since elementary (school),' Clark said. 'It's difficult watching teammates out there practicing. You just want to be out there. First time I've ever missed practice, it's crazy.'

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  Packers | Mike Daniels battling illness    Tue Aug 23, 09:55 PM

Green Bay Packers DL Mike Daniels (illness) was sidelined from practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, due to illness.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers may play    Tue Aug 23, 11:16 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: We don't need to see Rodgers play. It would be nice as the third week of the preseason is the dress rehearsal for the regular season, but it's not necessary because Rodgers has a ton of experience.

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  Packers | JC Tretter will start at center    Mon Aug 22, 06:35 PM

Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter will be the starting center this season because he has had an excellent training camp and C Corey Linsley (hamstring) is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Packers | No brace for Jordy Nelson    Mon Aug 22, 06:27 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was not wearing a brace on his surgically repaired knee during practice Monday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: We're not sure how much Nelson will play in the preseason, but we're not counting on him to play a lot of snaps -- if any. However, things appear to be on track for Week 1. This gives us a lot of confidence in Nelson, QB Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers passing game.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson to do drills    Mon Aug 22, 12:35 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) will do individual drills Monday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: A good sign for the veteran receiver. Nelson was activated off the PUP list just last week, but don't expect to see him in a preseason game. We feel without setbacks, Nelson will be close to full strength by the start of the regular season.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson to do work    Sat Aug 20, 02:24 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson (knee) will work one-on-one as much as they can in practice Monday, Aug. 22, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. It will be Nelson's first practice of the offseason and he will be limited to individual drills. It is still unclear whether or not Nelson will play this preseason.

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  Packers | Brett Hundley expected to miss next game    Sat Aug 20, 11:50 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's third preseason game because of his ankle injury.

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  Packers | Davante Adams having 'very good camp'    Fri Aug 19, 01:48 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams is having a 'very good camp,' according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'That's what you see; he's healthy and he's taken a step.'

Footballguys view: Adams has ended up in the #3 wide receiver more by default than by seizing it, but he will get the position to open the season. Jared Cook may add a receiving threat at tight end, but as long as Adams is consistent, he could make himself rosterable in typical leagues. There are worse players to target late in your draft.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy runs well    Fri Aug 19, 12:17 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had nine carries for 45 yards and a touchdown in a 20-12 preseason win over the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Lacy looked more like 2014 Lacy than 2015 Lacy, which could make him a value pick in the third round. The Packers offense is looking up now that Jordy Nelson is back and Lacy appears to be over his 2015 doldrums.

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  Packers | Brett Hundley aggravates ankle injury    Thu Aug 18, 09:24 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley (ankle) exited against the Oakland Raiders with an ankle injury Thursday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Luckily for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers is one of the more durable quarterbacks in the NFL, but you know the Packers hate having a backup quarterback go down since the 2013 season when they went through once a week. Rodgers will continue to be fine, and play at a QB1 level, but Hundley was showing some promise so we hope he's back soon.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson does warm-ups in full pads    Thu Aug 18, 08:39 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) went through pregame warm-ups in full pads prior to the team's preseason contest Thursday, August 18, versus the Oakland Raiders. He participated in individual position drills, even receiving passes against defensive backs. It was his first time wearing pads on a football field since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the second preseason game last year.

Footballguys view: We won't see him on the field much, if at all, but this is a positive step towards a return to action. We imagine we'll see him next week in the dress rehearsal. He's a borderline WR1/WR2 depending on how you feel about his return. His upside is exceptional though, so either way you should be happy and we expect him to be healthy this year.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers resting again    Thu Aug 18, 06:46 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (rest) won't play in the team's preseason game Thursday, August 18, against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: No worries here. We should see him in the dress rehearsal for the regular season aka Week 3 of the preseason.

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  Packers | Two Packers LBs to talk with NFL    Thu Aug 18, 03:43 PM

Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to talk with the NFL regarding the allegations that they received performance-enhancing drugs, according to sources.

Footballguys view: This was the only way this was going to end. Really, it's hard to tell a boss "no" when they need a meeting like this and it gives Matthews and Peppers the chance to clear the air. Hopefully, that is all that comes of this.

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  Packers | Two questionable for Thursday    Wed Aug 17, 10:20 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Kyler Fackrell (illness) and OT Kyle Murphy (concussion) are considered questionable to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders.

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  Packers | Davante Adams trying to shine    Wed Aug 17, 10:19 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has had some good moments and some bad ones in training camp, according to beat writer Tom Silverstein. It is believed Adams needs to make a statement in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Adams was supposed to shine last year after Jordy Nelson went down with injury. Instead, Adams fizzled and his inconsistent play from college at Fresno State still continues to plague him today. We're looking at other WRs like Jared Abbrederis or Ty Montgomery to win the no.3 WR job in Green Bay.

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  Packers | JC Tretter tries to seize chance    Wed Aug 17, 10:16 PM

Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter is getting a chance to audition for the starting center job, and he is expected to start Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders with C Corey Linsley (hamstring) sidelined for a fourth straight week.

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  Packers | Five out or unlikely for Thursday    Wed Aug 17, 10:15 PM

Green Bay Packers C Jacob Flores (knee) and WR Jeff Janis (hand) will not play Thursday, Aug. 18, in the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. DT Demetrius Anderson (ankle), OT Josh James (hamstring) and LB Jake Ryan (hamstring) are also not expected to play.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson won't play Thursday    Wed Aug 17, 10:15 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) will be held out of the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Of course he won't. Nelson just got activated from the PUP list. We may not see him much at all in the preseason.

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  Packers | Brett Hundley expected to play    Wed Aug 17, 10:14 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley (ankle) is expected to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Oakland Raiders after missing the past two weeks due to an ankle injury. He might start if QB Aaron Rodgers is rested again.

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  Packers | Jordy Nelson cleared to practice    Wed Aug 17, 06:10 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 17, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Packers here. Nelson should be on track for Week 1 of the regular season, and his return will help boost the entire passing game. The veteran WR had been missing training camp due to tendinitis in his non-surgically repaired knee.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers to sit vs. Raiders?    Wed Aug 17, 12:31 AM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been taking primarily scout-team reps in practice and may not play against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Aug. 18.

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  Packers | Two GB defenders might be penalized    Mon Aug 15, 10:06 PM

Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers among four players who will be suspended by Thursday, Aug. 25, if they do not comply with the National Football League's probe into performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension would be for conduct detrimental, and separate from any possible discipline the players would face under the league's drug policies.

Footballguys view: This is more about yielding to Goodell's power than whatever offense might have happened that came from a report that has been discredited. The Packers can't afford to lose Matthews, and Peppers is still one of their better outside linebackers.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis out a few weeks    Mon Aug 15, 05:20 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (finger) was told he'll be sidelined four to six weeks following surgery to put screws in the bones around his index finger.

Footballguys view: That timetable means Janis is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season. He was competing for the no.3 WR job behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but now Janis is going to have to wait for his time to shine. In the meantime Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams will continue to battle for that spot.

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  Packers | No timetable for Jeff Janis    Sun Aug 14, 04:18 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (hand) does not have a timetable for his return, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: We may not see Janis back for the rest of the preseason. Janis will not practice this week and will not play against the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 18.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery receives day off    Sun Aug 14, 02:10 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 14, because he is receiving a day off after practicing last week.

Footballguys view: With Jeff Janis out, Montgomery could get a leg up in the competition for the no.3 WR job behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. At this time, it looks like Jared Abbrederis may be the leader for that spot.

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  Packers | Clay Matthews practicing    Sun Aug 14, 02:09 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (ankle) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 14. He did not participate in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, because of the injury.

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  Packers | Randall Cobb on practice field    Sun Aug 14, 01:58 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (calf) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 14, after missing the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: We'll feel more confident about Cobb's fantasy prospects when more is revealed about fellow WR Jordy Nelson (knee). Last year, when Nelson was out the entire passing game struggled. If Nelson is not quite 100 percent, it could hold back guys like Cobb again. Right now, Cobb has a current ADP of WR19 (3.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Brett Hundley taking part in practice    Sun Aug 14, 12:56 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley (ankle) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 14, for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: Hundley missed the team's first preseason game, but he may be able to play soon. He's an athletic passer with a big arm and is a dynasty prospect we're stashing in all deep leagues.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis to sit this week    Sun Aug 14, 12:10 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (hand) will not participate in practice this week and there is no timetable for his return, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: He missed the first preseason game, and there's little chance he plays in the Packers second game. In fact, it's unclear whether or not we will see Janis in the preseason at all.

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  Packers | QB happy with Jared Abbrederis    Sun Aug 14, 11:30 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis has been performing well during training camp and has shown good route-running abilities, according to QB Aaron Rodgers. 'He's a guy that has phenomenal preparation. He's always in the right spot, he has incredible body movements when it comes to not telegraphing routes, and he just finds a way to get open all the time. So, he's continued where he left off last year and had a phenomenal camp,' Rodgers said.

Footballguys view: Rodgers has been a fan of Abbrederis for quite some time. The third-year WR has seen the first two years of his pro career set back by injuries. If healthy, Abbrederis has a chance to win the no.3 WR position for the Packers behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis has fractured hand    Sat Aug 13, 09:29 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (hand) may miss significant time because at least one of the bones in his hand is fractured, according a source. Janis suffered the injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, and did not play in the first preseason game.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the young WR here. Janis was competing for the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. We'll know more about his recovery time in the future, but now the job behind those top two will go to someone like Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis or Davante Adams.

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  Packers | Solid night for Eddie Lacy    Sat Aug 13, 12:22 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy carried four times for 24 yards in a 17-11 win over the Cleveland Browns in the preseason Friday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: A good night for Lacy in limited action against the Browns. He's lost weight and is down to around 240 pounds. Lacy has the talent, but he needs to stay healthy and be effective when given the rock. Right now, fantasy owners are taking him off the board at RB11 (3.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Green Bay resting two top QBs    Fri Aug 12, 05:20 PM

Green Bay Packers QBs Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley will not play in the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 12. QB Joe Callahan will be the starting quarterback for the Packers.

Footballguys view: We're a bit surprised Hundley won't be on the field. The second-year QB certainly is a work in progress and could use the reps.

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