Fantasy Football News & Views
Packers | Ty Montgomery continuing his RB education Sat May 27, 06:16 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery admits he was running on instincts for most of last year following his position change from wide receiver, but he feels much more comfortable after a full offseason at his new position.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery is atop the depth chart at running back for the Packers, but he'll have better competition behind him this year. Rookie Jamaal Williams (BYU) was the team's fourth-round pick, and he's got the ability to be a grinder in the mold of a Jordan Howard (Bears). Fellow rookie Aaron Jones (UTEP) should compete for touches in the backfield as well.|
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Packers | Ty Montgomery has a better understanding Wed May 24, 11:42 AM
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back and admitted that he ran a lot on instincts last season. 'I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct,' Montgomery said. 'Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I'm excited to do that.'
|Footballguys view: Montgomery has to be considered the frontrunner for the starting RB job in Green Bay...for now. He's going to be facing some quality competition this summer for that top spot on the depth chart. Rookies Jamaal Williams (4th round, BYU) and Aaron Jones (5th round, UTEP) are likely to push Montgomery for the starting gig. We like Williams because of his power and intent running style. When all is said and done, don't be surprised to see the Packers implement a RBBC featuring all three backs.|
Ty Montgomery player page
Packers | Quinten Rollins had groin surgery Tue May 23, 11:27 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Quinten Rollins (groin) underwent groin surgery right after the season to fix a problem that stretched from October through January. He was bothered by a nagging groin problem throughout the campaign. Rollins did not feel any restrictions, however, when he was on the field for OTAs Tuesday, May 23, and said the issue was 'night-and-day better.'Link to story
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Packers | Josh Jones signs contract Fri May 19, 04:13 PM
Green Bay Packers second-round draft choice S Josh Jones signed his four-year contract with the Packers Friday, May 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jones is an intimidating player who thrives on playing close to the line of scrimmage. Last year for the Wolfpack of NC State, Jones led the team with 109 tackles (four for loss) and three interceptions, also breaking up eight passes. He loves the violence of hitting, but Jones will have to show better in coverage at the pro level.|
Packers | Vince Biegel had surgery Mon May 15, 03:29 PM
Green Bay Packers rookie LB Vince Biegel (foot) underwent surgery on his foot last week. He may miss the beginning of training camp in July.
|Footballguys view: The first pick of the fourth round in the 2017 NFL draft, Biegel is your prototypical Wisconsin linebacker. He gives full effort on every snap and is known as a leader for his play on the field. The injury plagued him last year for the Badgers, and now he's had surgery to repair what sources indicate is a Jones Fracture in his foot.|
Packers | Young Green Bay WRs likely limited Sun May 14, 09:45 PM
Green Bay Packers WR DeAngelo Yancey and WR Malachi Dupre will likely be limited to special teams duties as rookies because of how much is expected of receivers in Green Bay's offense, according to beat writer Aaron Nagler.
|Footballguys view: We could easily see that happening for both Yancey and Dupre. They'll be battling for the fifth spot (at best) on the depth chart in 2017.|
Packers | Vince Biegel could contribute immediately Fri May 12, 01:33 PM
Green Bay Packers fourth-round LB Vince Biegel will have the opportunity to contribute quickly, according to ESPN.com NFC North writers Rob Demovsky and Ben Goessling.Link to story
Packers | Kevin King signs with Green Bay Thu May 11, 05:47 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Kevin King signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, May 11, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: King is a big (6'3" 200 pounds) and physical player who reminds scouts of another Washington "Casino Cornerback" in Marcus Peters (Chiefs). He showed great versatility in college, lining up at all four spots in the defensive secondary and at slot corner. Don't be surprised if he wins a starting job as a rookie.|
Packers | Antwan Goodley placed on IR Tue May 9, 07:32 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Antwan Goodley (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, May 9, after being waived/injured Monday, May 8.Antwan Goodley player page
Packers | Green Bay adds William Stanback Mon May 8, 05:40 PM
Undrafted free-agent RB William Stanback (Virginia Union) was signed by the Green Bay Packers Monday, May 8. WR Antwan Goodley was subsequently released.
|Footballguys view: Stanback is a powerful back who can grind down opponents as the game goes on. Initially a star RB for UCF, Stanback was dismissed by the school in 2015 after failing multiple drug tests. He ended up at Virginia Union University, where Stanback rushed for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Division II school. The Packers have added talent at the RB position through the draft, with three players at the position added in the process. Stanback has a lot of competition in front of him if he wants to even make the practice squad in 2017.|
Antwan Goodley player page
Packers | Vince Biegel injures hand Sun May 7, 04:31 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Vince Biegel (hand) suffered a hand injury during the team's rookie minicamp, but X-rays did not show any broken bones in the hand. Biegel practiced Saturday, May 6, with a club on his injured hand.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay brings in three UDFAs Fri May 5, 12:47 PM
The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents TE Aaron Peck (Fresno State), WR Michael Clark (Marshall) and WR Montay Crockett (Georgia Southern) on Friday, May 5.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay signs five draft choices Fri May 5, 12:44 PM
Green Bay Packers fifth-round RB Aaron Jones, fifth-round WR DeAngelo Yancey, sixth-round C Kofi Amichia, seventh-round RB Devante Mays and seventh-round WR Malachi Dupre each signed their four-year rookie contracts Friday, May 5.
|Footballguys view: Watch out for Jones (Texas-El Paso) from this group. The Packers backfield has undergone some changes this offseason. Eddie Lacy is now in Seattle, and Green Bay selected three RBs in the 2017 NFL draft to compete with Ty Montgomery for snaps at the position. Jamaal Williams (BYU) has power and instincts for running the ball, but Jones has burst and big play ability. The UTEP runner had eight games last year where he broke off a run of 40 or more yards. Williams vs Jones vs Montgomery is going to be interesting to watch unfold in camp.|
Packers | Kevin King could start Tue May 2, 11:14 AM
Green Bay Packers CB Kevin King could open the season as one of the starting cornerbacks, in the opinion of beat writer Rob Demovsky.
|Footballguys view: King was one of the top corners available in the 2017 NFL draft. He's got unusual length (6'3") for the position, and the rookie has lined up inside at slot corner, outside at corner and also at safety. His versatility and physical attributes should help him see the field early and often for the Pack.|
Packers | Jahri Evans terms Tue May 2, 10:56 AM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers OG Jahri Evans landed a one-year, $2.25 million deal. The deal includes a $1.15 million base salary, a $200,000 signing bonus, $800,000 in per-game roster bonuses, a $100,000 workout bonus and $250,000 in incentives.Link to story
Packers | Kalif Phillips signs with Packers Tue May 2, 09:22 AM
Undrafted free-agent RB Kalif Phillips (North Carolina-Charlotte) signed a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: The Packers showed interest in Phillips before the draft, so it makes sense they would add him to the mix as a priority free agent. Phillips is 5'9" and weighed in at a sturdy 218 pounds on pro day. At his pro day, Phillips registered a disappointing 4.64-second 40-yard dash. During 2016 Phillips rushed for 907 yards with four rushing touchdowns. He also chipped in with 20 catches for 242 receiving yards. Even in a revamped backfield, Phillips will struggle to make the 53-man roster. Perhaps he'll be a practice squad player.|
Packers | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's option picked up Mon May 1, 02:52 PM
Green Bay Packers SS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: An easy decision for the Packers here. Clinton-Dix is one of the most durable young players in the league and has never missed a game as a pro. He's been productive and effective patrolling the field for the Packers defense. Clinton-Dix is coming off a career-high five interceptions in 2016.|
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Packers | Christine Michael shown the door Mon May 1, 01:12 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Christine Michael was released Monday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Michael has bounced around the league despite having quite a bit of natural talent. The Packers have revamped their backfield with three RBs chosen in the 2017 NFL draft. Fourth-round pick Jamaal Williams is the most likely to challenge converted WR Ty Montgomery for the lead RB job for Green Bay.|
Christine Michael player page
Packers | Don Jackson released Mon May 1, 12:01 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Don Jackson was released Monday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: With three RBs selected in the 2017 NFL draft, the Packers were going to clear out some space at the position.|
Packers | Brett Hundley was close to being moved Sun Apr 30, 04:49 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley was close to being traded during the second day of the 2017 NFL Draft but likely will be remain with the team for at least one more season.
|Footballguys view: This is part of a growing trend of teams trying to profit from developing backup quarterback by trading them for a high price before they hit free agency and likely get overpaid elsewhere by a quarterback hungry team. Hundley has a great athleticism but was a long-term project when the Packers drafted him. At least they have shown enough faith in him to allow him to be the backup early in his career. We'd love to know the team and price that was being discussed.|
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Packers | Ty Montgomery still the starting RB Sat Apr 29, 09:16 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery is still the starting running back, head coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: Fourth-round pick Jamaal Williams and fifth-rounder Aaron Jones are both more natural than Montgomery between the tackles and they should have a chance to make Christine Michael expendable. While Montgomery dodged Joe Mixon joining the team, which was a strong rumor before the draft, he'll remain in a committee.|
Ty Montgomery player page
Packers | Green Bay signs Taysom Hill Sat Apr 29, 07:06 PM
Undrafted free-agent QB Taysom Hill (Brigham Young) signed with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, April 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Green Bay drafts Jamaal Williams Sat Apr 29, 01:39 PM
The Green Bay Packers selected BYU RB Jamaal Williams at No. 134 in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) left in free agency, so the Packers have been looking for a replacement. They get that and then some in Williams. He's a powerful runner who can grind down opponents as the game goes on.|
Packers | Green Bay selects Montravius Adams Fri Apr 28, 11:05 PM
The Green Bay Packers selected DT Montravius Adams with the 93rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: Adams gets stuck on blocks sometimes, struggling to disengage. He improved overall last season, and is disruptive off the snap, but still gets stuck too much. He will probably be more of a specialized player at first until he can improve his game.|
Packers | Green Bay adds Josh Jones to secondary Fri Apr 28, 09:24 PM
The Green Bay Packers selected SS Josh Jones with the 61st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: Jones likes to hit people on the football field, so you can have him up in the box and attacking runners. He can also help against vertical threats. That said, he needs better discipline in coverage and as a tackler.|
Packers | Kevin King selected by the Packers Fri Apr 28, 06:52 PM
The Green Bay Packers selected Washington CB Kevin King with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: The Packers tried to get someone to bite on a trade but nobody took their 'we might draft a quarterback' nonsense seriously. So they went with a need pick, who also happened to be the best on the board at his position. He is a solid cover corner who will allow the Packers to play single coverage on at least one side.|
Packers | DeShone Kizer in play for Packers Fri Apr 28, 11:53 AM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is in play for the Green Bay Packers at pick No. 33 in the NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: This would be pretty surprising given the whole "Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever" thing Green Bay has going on. Kizer would benefit from the Packers QB school, but this seems really high for a position they don't need when there is so much other talent on the board. Feet to the fire, we'd tell you this is smoke and them trying to move the pick.|
Packers | Green Bay looking to deal 33rd pick? Fri Apr 28, 12:11 AM
The Green Bay Packers are fielding calls from teams looking to trade up to the first pick of the second round (33rd overall) to draft Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer or Cal QB Davis Webb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: We're not shocked there is panic fire going on when we had three quarterbacks go in the first. Some teams who still need a signal caller will definitely want to move up to the top of the second. The Packers don't need a quarterback of course, though that doesn't preclude them from taking one, so trading out makes some sense. If they don't expect movement from the Seahawks, Jaguars, Bears or Rams at the very least.|
Packers | Green Bay adds Jahri Evans Wed Apr 26, 04:07 PM
Free-agent OG Jahri Evans (Saints) agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, April 26, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Evans was adequate for the Saints last year. He should be the favorite to replace TJ Lang, who left for the Lions in free agency this year. Evans strength is his pass blocking, so this should help Aaron Rodgers.|
Packers | Three Packers to compete at RG Mon Apr 24, 11:54 AM
Green Bay Packers OG Don Barclay, OG Kyle Murphy and OG Lucas Patrick will compete for the starting right guard spot.Link to story
Packers | Garrett Fugate works out for Packers Thu Apr 20, 08:13 AM
Central Missouri QB Garrett Fugate (knee) worked out for the Green Bay Packers recently. Fugate is coming off of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
|Footballguys view: The Packers always add quarterbacks and as they have Aaron Rodgers, they constantly jump on projects like Fugate. He would not only benefit from time to heal behind Rodgers, but the Packers 'QB Camp.' That would help hone his skills and if there is anyone who can find the starting quarterback in a guy we generally see as a backup, it's the Packers.|
Packers | Jermaine Grace visits Packers Thu Apr 20, 08:09 AM
Ex-Miami (Fla.) LB Jermaine Grace visited the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
Packers | A.J. Hawk to retire a Packer Tue Apr 18, 11:14 AM
Former LB A.J. Hawk (Falcons) plans to sign with the Green Bay Packers to retire with the team.Link to story
A.J. Hawk player page
Packers | Geronimo Allison signs tender Fri Apr 14, 05:51 PM
Green Bay Packers exclusive rights free-agent WR Geronimo Allison signed his tender offer Friday, April 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Christian Ringo back with Packers Thu Apr 13, 05:08 PM
Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent DT Christian Ringo re-signed Thursday, April 13.
Packers | Makinton Dorleant waived Tue Apr 11, 05:27 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Makinton Dorleant was waived Tuesday, April 11, according to a source. Dorleant was arrested earlier this offseason.Link to story
Packers | Don Jackson signs tender Wed Apr 5, 05:20 PM
Green Bay Packers exclusive rights free-agent RB Don Jackson signed his one-year tender Wednesday, April 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Ego Ferguson released Wed Apr 5, 05:09 PM
Green Bay Packers DT Ego Ferguson (undisclosed) was released Wednesday, April 5, with a failed physical designation.Link to story
Ego Ferguson player page
Packers | Ego Ferguson claimed by Packers Mon Apr 3, 05:29 PM
Former Chicago Bears DT Ego Ferguson was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Monday, April 3.Link to story
Ego Ferguson player page
Packers | Derek Hart signed Sat Apr 1, 08:00 AM
The Green Bay Packers have signed free-agent LS Derek Hart.Link to story
Packers | Joe Mixon visits Green Bay Fri Mar 31, 06:13 PM
Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon met with the Green Bay Packers earlier this week.
|Footballguys view: The Packers could use an upgrade at running back, and Mixon is unlikely to be drafted as high as his talent would dictate. Mixon has first-round talent, but teams are weary of him due to an off-field incident caught on video where he broke several bones in a woman's face after an altercation in 2014.|
Packers | Head coach believes in Ty Montgomery Thu Mar 30, 02:38 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has been given a vote of confidence from head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy believes Montgomery has the ability to be a No. 1 running back after transitioning to the position from wide receiver last year. 'He's a very talented young man, very bright, obviously understands the whole perimeter part of the offense now, so his utilization and the variation that he gives us as far as alignments and assignments and the different things that he can do will definitely benefit us as far as our offensive scheme,' McCarthy said. 'He just needs to have a great offseason, but this is a big opportunity for him.'
|Footballguys view: This was expected given the team let Eddie Lacy walk and didn't dip its toe into free agency. Montgomery showed ability, but the team didn't really seem to know what to do with him during the playoffs. We hope the confidence translates to more consistent use and carries down the road.|
Ty Montgomery player page
Packers | Justin McCray joins Packers Wed Mar 29, 05:41 PM
Free-agent OG Justin McCray (Titans) signed with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, March 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Packers | Christine Michael terms Tue Mar 28, 10:14 AM
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Christine Michael's one-year deal is worth $800,000. The deal includes a $775,000 base salary and a $25,000 signing bonus.Link to story
Christine Michael player page
Packers | Ricky Jean-Francois terms Tue Mar 28, 10:13 AM
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers DT Ricky Jean-Francois' one-year deal is worth $2 million with $250,000 guaranteed. He received a $250,000 signing bonus, a $1.25 million base salary, a $400,000 roster bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers expects big season Fri Mar 24, 09:21 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he expects the offense to be 'really tough to stop' in 2017.Link to story
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Packers | GB passing on Adrian Peterson? Fri Mar 24, 12:34 PM
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was reportedly close to making a visit with the Green Bay Packers before they decided his initial asking price was too high, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
|Footballguys view: The Packers need a lead running back, and Peterson would certainly give them that. If the price is too high, then perhaps the price comes down as Peterson is running out of options.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Packers | Ricky Jean-Francois signs with Packers Thu Mar 23, 04:45 PM
Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Redskins) signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Green Bay Packers Thursday, March 23, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: An interesting addition to the lineup, which needs to continue stiffening up the middle for run defense.|
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay? Wed Mar 22, 10:22 PM
The Green Bay Packers have 'some' interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.Link to story
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Packers | Christine Michael to return to GB Wed Mar 22, 06:55 PM
Free-agent RB Christine Michael re-signed with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Michael didn't do much with the Packers after he was claimed off waivers late last year. With Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) gone, Michael will get a chance at more playing time. We imagine the Packers will take a RB at some point in the draft too.|
Christine Michael player page