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Aaron Rodgers | QB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 3/27/2015 5:06pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers may be regularly in the pistol formation in 2015, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers used the formation often after Rodgers suffered a calf injury in 2014 in order to take stress off his leg. 'I like the pistol,' McCarthy said during a break at the NFL owners meetings this week. 'I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it year-round in your offense.' McCarthy hasn't used the pistol formation for a read-option offense, and it's unlikely McCarthy will ask Rodgers to become a read-option quarterback. The pistol formation would add an element of unpredictability to the Packers offense.
Huddle Up: Pistol formation, under center or in the shotgun, Rodgers will be in strong contention for the title of fantasy's best QB and league MVP as long as he stays fairly healthy.

Posted: 3/25/2015 12:22am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has had more freedom to change plays pre-snap in recent seasons, and head coach Mike McCarthy giving up play-calling duties puts even more responsibility in the hands of Rodgers in running the offense. McCarthy and assistant coach Tom Clements will have more preparation to do during the week to make sure Rodgers has plenty of pre-snap options at his disposal. However, it's hard to know how the offensive setup will work with Clements as the primary playcaller.
Huddle Up: Rodgers finished with the 14th-most passing attempts (520) in the league but still wound up with the third-most TD passes (39) and the second-most fantasy points (410) among QBs. The Pack knows where it's bread is buttered so more of the same can be expected from a healthy Rodgers next season, no matter who's calling the plays.

Posted: 2/5/2015 11:11pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the calf injury he suffered later on in the season was because of the poor surface in Tampa Bay. Rodgers said he thinks the Buccaneers' field should be looked at for improvements, adding that he hurt his shoulder in Tampa Bay in 2008 as well.
Huddle Up: Despite the injury and his limited mobility, Rodgers still averaged 259.5 passing yards while throwing for 9 TDs and 2 interceptions over his final four games, including the two postseason contests.

Posted: 1/18/2015 1:40pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) said his calf injury was painful the entire game last weekend against the Dallas Cowboys and that it was a little worse after the team's win. Rodgers admitted that it's simply of matter of dealing with the pain, adding that he's having treatment around the clock and the calf will be good Sunday.
Huddle Up: Expect to see the limited Rodgers we saw last week against the Cowboys in Lambeau, which isn't particularly good news being that the Pack aren't playing the Cowboys and aren't at Lambeau today.

Posted: 1/16/2015 4:39pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for the team's NFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has been limited all week and although we was able to make some big plays and get the Pack past the Cowboys last Sunday on his injured calf, the challenge will be three-fold this week in Seattle.

Posted: 1/13/2015 11:53pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday, Jan. 13, that the team is not afraid of throwing at Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. In Week 1, Rodgers never threw to Sherman's side, but head coach Mike McCarthy insisted this week that it was not intentional. 'You have to be aware of him,' Rodgers said. 'Not scared of him, but you have a ton of respect for him. Look at the numbers, they don't lie.'
Huddle Up: With Sherman primarily sticking to one side of the field, the Packers can at least dictate most of the matchups, even if they're not likely to produce the most favorable of results.

Posted: 1/12/2015 12:00am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) said he doesn't expect to be fully healthy for next weekend's conference title game against the Seattle Seahawks, but he said he will play in the game.
Huddle Up: A gimpy Rodgers was still able to get the best of a so-so Cowboys D on Sunday, but keep in mind that even a healthy Rodgers hasn't been able to solve the Seahawks' D of late.

Posted: 1/11/2015 2:59pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 9-of-15 for 90 yards and a TD with no rushing yards in the first half of Sunday's divisonal-round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. The visitors led 14-10 at the break.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' mobility is clearly compromised and he's been unable to escape the rush and make some of his usual plays out of the pocket. He does, however, remain dangerous from the pocket when getting protection and has thrown a 4-yard TD pass to TE Andrew Quarless on the Packers' opening possession.

Posted: 1/10/2015 12:08am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) could see more blitzes from the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round game Sunday, Jan. 11, in order for the Cowboys to test Rodgers' mobility. Rodgers has been one of the best quarterbacks against the blitz since 2008, with the highest total QBR (76.2) when opponents send five or more pass rushers, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Rodgers has 91 career touchdowns and just 18 interceptions against the blitz. Dallas, however, blitzed on just 23.7 percent of opponents' dropbacks this year, so it would represent a change in strategy for them.
Huddle Up: The first couple of Packer possessions should reveal much about Rodgers' health and the Cowboys' defensive game plan Sunday.

Posted: 1/9/2015 4:50pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for the divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 11. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers is moving around fine.
Huddle Up: Rodgers will be the unquestioned center of attention early in Sunday's game, and it has all the makings of a fantasy feast-or-famine situation.

Posted: 1/8/2015 4:24pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) has a slight tear and a significantly strained muscle in his calf, according to sources. However, he's still expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 11, but it could impact how mobile he is on the field. "There's no question he will play, but there's also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he'll be 95 percent or 50 percent." The team is aggressively treating the injury. Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 8, taking about half of the reps in the team portion of practice.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has put up gaudy numbers at home this season -- tossing 25 TD passes and no interceptions while averaging 291.8 yards per game and compiling a 133.2 passer rating -- but the QB certainly can't be expected to pick up where he left off, especially with one of his primary skills -- his mobility -- comprised.

Posted: 1/7/2015 3:26pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) said he's not worried about reinjuring his strained left calf in the divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 11, but the team might have other reasons to be worried. "They will not know for sure regardless of how he is," said ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell. "Even if you're completely asymptomatic and even if you go through all the motions in practice and you're fine, you're never able to replicate what you're doing across 60 minutes in a game." The team will decide how much Rodgers will practice this week after he's evaluated by a team doctor Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: At this juncture Rodgers shouldn't need much practice, and he demonstrated his willingness to play through the injury in the regular season finale against Detroit. It's a concern, but there isn't much the team can do about it so they'll turn Rodgers loose and hope for the best.

Posted: 1/7/2015 12:41am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) said he's not worried about reinjuring his calf in the team's divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 11. 'That's not a concern,' Rodgers said. 'If it happens, it happens. At that point, it's out of my control. I've got to get myself in the best position to play and then realize whatever limitations I might have moving. Maybe I won't have any. Maybe we'll get to Sunday, and I'll feel great. Or maybe I'll be very limited. It just depends on how I'm feeling this week, and we'll adjust accordingly.' A decision on how much he'll practice this week will be made Wednesday, Jan. 7, when he's re-evaluated.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' mobility is certainly an asset, but he's not exactly a liability if he has to makes most of his throws from the pocket, either. Let's first see what he can do in practice this week and go from there.

Posted: 1/6/2015 1:44pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is getting better, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, and will be evaluated Wednesday, Jan. 7. He could practice before Thursday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: This, of course, will be one of the most closely monitored injuries of the week with Packer Nation and postseason fantasy GMs eager to see how much progress Rodgers has made during the bye week. Stay tuned ...

Posted: 12/31/2014 12:34am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) thought he blew out his Achilles' when he reinjured his calf in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions. Rodgers' injury was worse than his initial calf injury, because this one was in a new spot. Rodgers returned to the game against the Lions, but he's unsure if he'll be 100 percent healthy for the Divisional Round of the playoffs Jan. 11. Rodgers has been receiving treatment 'around the clock' and might not practice until next week.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' status will most definitely be closely monitored over the next 2 weeks as the Pack await their divisional-round foe.

Posted: 12/26/2014 7:12pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: There's never been much doubt Rodgers would play in the NFC North title showdown, but there's little debate it's a tough matchup, either, with the Lions allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs and limiting Rodgers to 162 yards and a TD back in Week 3.

Posted: 12/24/2014 6:21pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf, illness) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Certainly better than sitting out entirely, but he's still expected to be fully ready Sunday regardless.

Posted: 12/24/2014 1:54pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf, illness) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Sounds like it's illness related or a mid-week maintenance day for the QB heading into Sunday's NFC North title tilt. Regardless, the situation will certainly be monitored to see if there's anything more here.

Posted: 12/23/2014 7:51pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf, flu) continues to think he'll be ready for Week 17 against the Detroit Lions, and he said he'll be ready if the team changes the game plan because of his calf injury. Rodgers took part in practice Tuesday, Dec. 23, with the session consisting of mostly individual drills at half-speed. Rodgers looked good, but he wasn't required to run at all. 'I'm feeling good, except for the sickness and the calf thing,' Rodgers joked. 'Other than that, I'm great.'
Huddle Up: Rodgers has struggled of late with only 503 total passing yards and one TD toss over the last two games and is facing one of the league's better defenses in Detroit, but it's Rodgers, at Lambeau, and you're rolling with him without hesitation in Week 17.

Posted: 12/22/2014 9:02am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) tweaked his calf in the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but said Sunday, Dec. 21, that he expects to play in Week 17 against the Detroit Lions. 'I'll be OK for next week,' Rodgers said.
Huddle Up: The Packers have a week to get Rodgers ready, and they'll need him in the game that will decide the NFC North.

Posted: 12/16/2014 12:59am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, but he wasn't helped by seven dropped passes in the game, either, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: One particular late third-quarter drop by Jordy Nelson, which could've resulted in a 94-yard TD, would've potentially turned the whole day around for Rodgers and Co., but hey, even MVP candidates are allowed to have off days. Now if they just didn't occur during the fantasy postseason, there would be a little less angst ...

Posted: 12/9/2014 12:39am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 327 yards and three scores in a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: Rodgers was 24-of-36 without a turnover as he shredded a suspect Atlanta defense. Rodgers has tossed multiple TD passes in nine of his last 10 games and is now one TD throw behind Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck for the league lead.

Posted: 11/10/2014 10:03am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 315 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9, before being pulled early in the second half.
Huddle Up: It looks like a half is all Rodgers needs these days against his favorite punching bag a.k.a. the Bears' defense. Rodgers threw for 617 yards and 10 TDs against Chicago this season, but the bad news is that the annual two-game series is now in the rear-view mirror.

Posted: 11/7/2014 4:17pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is probable for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: We all knew Rodgers wasn't going to pass up a game against the Bears.

Posted: 11/4/2014 11:40pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) said he's fine to play in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. 'I was on a great plan,' Rodgers said. 'The medical staff here gave me a seven-day plan to attack the rehab, and I stuck to it. I also added in just a little wrinkle, as well.' He said his medical treatment 'involves needles.' Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers looked good in a walk-through Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Come on, you really don't think Rodgers is going to miss an opportunity to bully his favorite punching bag, the Bears, on Sunday night, do you?

Posted: 11/4/2014 4:22pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took part in the team's workout Monday, Nov. 3, for his first on-field activity since he pulled his left hamstring in the team's Week 8 loss. The session wasn't a full-out practice, however. Rodgers doesn't believe his injury is very severe.
Huddle Up: There's no indication that Rodgers is any serious danger of missing the Pack's first game back after the bye, but his fantasy owners are advised to do a (discount) double-check and stay on top of the practice reports this week, nonetheless.

Posted: 10/27/2014 9:21am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was lifted late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints with the game out of hand.
Huddle Up: Rodgers appeared to injure his hamstring in the second half, but he did rush for a touchdown after the apparent injury. With the Packers getting steamrolled there was no need for them to put their franchise quarterback at further risk of injury. The Packers have a bye in Week 9 so Rodgers should have ample opportunity to heal before the team returns to action.

Posted: 9/22/2014 10:41am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has underthrown his target 11 times in the last two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Could be that Rodgers is unable to step into throws because of oncoming pressure, could just be coincidence; either way, Rodgers has thus far been a fantasy disappointment. He's also faced a couple defenses that have traditionally given him trouble, so there's no reason to think things won't turn around going forward--and that makes Rodgers an attractive buy-low candidate.

Posted: 8/24/2014 6:50pm et
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter (knee) will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury.
Huddle Up: It's never good when a team's starting center goes down, and for the Pack, it continues a string of recent seasons featuring offensive-line injuries. Rodgers, however, still belongs in the top tier of fantasy QBs in almost any type of league.

Posted: 8/16/2014 3:05pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said it will be good to get some playing time with starting C JC Tretter and to get timing down with receivers. Rodgers even went as far as to say he would be okay with being hit a couple times in his first preseason game of the year against the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Rodgers doesn't need much preseason work to get ready for the regular season, so expect him to play sparingly. Rodgers is a projected Top 3 fantasy QB.

Posted: 8/13/2014 6:43pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Rodgers sat out the Nashville downpour last week, and should run a series or 3 Saturday in St. Louis.

Posted: 6/25/2014 12:07am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks the team will be more physically intimidating in 2014. 'I think we're a bigger, more physically intimidating team,' Rodgers said. 'We haven't had the kind of physical talent as far as size here in a while. I think there's been times -- I think back to playing Jacksonville in '08 in Jacksonville [a 20-16 Packers' loss], some of the battles we've had with our division teams at times -- where you walk on the field and feel like you're kind of a JV team.'
Huddle Up: Could this mean more rushing (with second-year stud Eddie Lacy) and fewer passing attempts for Rodgers? It's definitely a possibility, especially with the Pack aiming to keep the QB upright and healthy after a broken collarbone cost him 7 games last season.

Posted: 6/1/2014 2:08pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has lost 11 pounds this offseason as he continues to try to improve his flexibility. Rodgers also has been doing yoga in the offseason to increase his flexibility. 'A lot of flexibility's helping with those injuries as you get older,' said Rodgers.
Huddle Up: The added flexibility can only help, although the broken collarbone that cost Rodgers 7 starts last season could've happened to any QB in any shape.