Aaron Rodgers | QB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 12/9/2013 5:42pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has not been cleared at this point. Rodgers is scheduled to work out Tuesday, Dec. 10, and will be evaluated Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see if Rodgers can go this week. If you happened to survive into the semifinals without him, his return could boost you to a championship.
Posted: 12/6/2013 2:48pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been ruled out for the team's Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have -- hopefully -- already moved on this week, but just in case, here's the official word.
Posted: 12/5/2013 6:07pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has taken another step in his recovery, practicing in full pads Thursday, Dec. 5, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. He feels better, but he has not been cleared to play.
Huddle Up: These steps are significant to Rodgers' progress but they're only serving to tease his fantasy owners. Prepare to be without his services for another week.
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:23am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is unlikely to return for Week 14. QB Matt Flynn is likely to start.
Huddle Up: Puts a big crimp in the plan of those who had stashed Rodgers in hopes of a fantasy playoff return. Flynn has been okay, but it's clear he's no Rodgers.
Posted: 12/4/2013 4:04pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he should know by Friday, Dec. 6, or Saturday, Dec. 7, whether he can return to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14. 'I don't want to put any chances on it,' said Rodgers of the likelihood he will be cleared. 'I think it's a collaborative thing where, have to make sure we're all on the same page and get cleared medically before I can get on the field.' Rodgers said his status will be determined before game day.
Huddle Up: This is a pivotal week for Rodgers owners. If he doesn't play and the Packers fall further behind in the playoff race without him, Rodgers could be held out longer.
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:16am et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said there has been no discussion about whether to shut QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) down for the rest of the season. Sources are saying Rodgers will be 'lucky' to return in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he has yet to be ruled out of the contest.
Huddle Up: That's the thought coming out of Cheese Country at the moment, but it could turn into a whole other tune if the Pack were to drop another game or two and see their postseason chances drop to next to nil.
Posted: 12/3/2013 9:04pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has not been medically cleared yet to play, but has not been ruled out for the team's Week 14 game. Rodgers will practice in limited fashion Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: So there's still a chance, but it's a slim one at best, and reports are that Matt Flynn will take the starting reps in practice Wednesday. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 12/3/2013 10:12am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will have scans performed on his shoulder Tuesday, Dec. 3, to determine how much healing has occurred.
Huddle Up: The latest word from the Packers was that Rodgers would be "lucky" to play in Week 14, and this latest exam will go a long way towards putting just what that means into perspective. Those of you stashing Rodgers in hopes of a fantasy playoff return best keep that backup plan on your roster.
Posted: 11/29/2013 6:08pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not guarantee that QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will return to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14. 'I just know when we came off the field Wednesday that he wasn't ready to play yet,' McCarthy added. 'So, we'll see how the testing goes. But it needs to be the right thing. I know he wants to play, I know he's trying to gear up each and every week to play, but we'll see what happens next week.' Rodgers isn't convinced that his collarbone is completely healed yet and is concerned about his strength and flexibility.
Huddle Up: With the fantasy playoffs beginning in most leagues next week, a Rodgers return in Week 14 would be just in time for some fantasy GMs but a little too late for others. If you need him, you're going to be hanging on every tweet and soundbite coming out of Green Bay next week.
Posted: 11/27/2013 2:04pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been ruled out for the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: This was the most probable outcome despite Rodgers practicing this week. Matt Flynn gets another shot at fantasy glory against the Lions. If he accumulates half the stats that he got the last time he faced the Lions, Flynn will be an excellent start this week.
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:46pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said Tuesday, Nov. 26, in his radio show that he has yet to be cleared for game action, only to practice. 'Obviously I know I'm a right-handed quarterback, but I still need to be able to have strength in that (left) arm,' Rodgers said. 'Obviously (we've) been trying to push it as much as has been reasonable. But, it's a waiting game with broken bones.'
Huddle Up: With the Pack playing on Thanksgiving this week, that will give Rodgers an extra 10 days to further heal. Will that be enough for the QB to make his return in Week 14? A number of anxious fantasy GMs will be watching, waiting and even doing a little praying with the fantasy postseason at hand in most leagues.
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:24pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he would have to practice Friday, Nov. 22, if he has a chance to play Week 12. He also said he would have to practice Tuesday, Nov. 26, if he has a chance to play in the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: The Packers will likely go with Scott Tolzien this week, but don't be surprised if Rodgers practices next Tuesday and plays Thanksgiving Day against the Lions. And it's nice of Rodgers to think of fantasy owners by giving them a built-in heads up that he'll be playing that week by practicing ahead of time.
Posted: 11/19/2013 10:46pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is throwing without any pain in his collarbone, and he was seen tossing the ball around before the team's Week 11 game. He isn't experiencing pain while running either, but has yet to take any snaps. 'I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point,' Rodgers said. 'It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if (the collarbone) displaced. Obviously, I'd be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward.' QB Scott Tolzien has already been named the starter in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Including the game in which he was injured, Rodgers will miss his 4th straight contest Sunday. And with the Pack then playing only 4 days later on Thanksgiving, a Week 13 return looks rather iffy as well. That leaves the Dec. 8 Week 14 scheduled Sunday-night home game against the Falcons as the most likely candidate at this point, but, of course, keep attuned for updates.
Posted: 11/13/2013 2:55pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is hoping to return to action before Thanksgiving against the Minnesota Vikings. 'I would like to be back this week. Now, whether that's realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday. Now, Mike probably already has, I think,' Rodgers said. He said he's improving everyday and thinks he'll be able to play when he rules himself ready to go.
Huddle Up: That seems a bit optimistic, but hopefully Rodgers can get back on the field sooner than later.
Posted: 11/12/2013 11:49pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is unsure of when he'll be able to return, but he's doing everything in his power to make a speedy recovery from his fractured left collarbone. Rodgers said Tuesday, Nov. 12, was the best he's felt since suffering the injury. 'I haven't given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal,' Rodgers said on his radio show. 'Obviously this week is probably not going to happen. Not going to happen.' Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers may be a couple weeks away.
Huddle Up: With everything still very much up in the air, the Pack's Dec. 8 home game against Altanta seems like a reasonable target given it falls after the team's week-and-half post-Thanksgiving Day break.
Posted: 11/6/2013 12:08pm et
Updating an ongoing story, a source said Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) timetable is roughly four to six weeks.
Huddle Up: That's a little more negative--for fantasy owners, at least--than initially expected. Four weeks wipes out what's left of the fantasy regular season, six weeks puts Rodgers back on the field in time for the championship game--assuming your backup QB gets you there. And the domino effect also bumps the fantasy values of Jordy Nelson and James Jones down as well.
Posted: 11/5/2013 10:06am et
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) initial X-rays revealed a small fracture in his left collarbone, which could sideline him for three weeks. However, the team wants to wait for more definitive scans before confirming the diagnosis.
Huddle Up: Losing Rodgers for any extended period of time would torpedo the fantasy values of Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, and James Jones; however, it would mean more work for Eddie Lacy and James Starks. Green Bay may look into another option besides Seneca Wallace, with former Packer Matt Flynn one obvious possibility.
Posted: 11/5/2013 12:19am et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) suffered a fractured collarbone in the first quarter of the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 4, sources told WBBM Newsradio 780 sideline reporter Zach Zaidman. Originally, the injury was deemed a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: Packers coach Mike McCarthy neither confirmed or denied the report in his post- game news conference, saying an exact diagnosis wasn't available. It's a safe bet McCarthy and the Packers know more than they're letting on, and if it is a broken collarbone, Rodgers could wind up missing most -- if not all -- of the remainder of the regular season. We know you'll stay tuned, whether you're a Rodgers owner or not.
Posted: 11/4/2013 9:49pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (left shoulder) left to be evaluated in the locker room in the first quarter of the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 4, and will not return.
Huddle Up: Crushing news for Rodgers owners early in the Monday night game as Rodgers landed on his left (non-throwing) shoulder as he was pulled down on a sack on the Packers' opening drive of the game. Seneca Wallace took over, seeing his first action as a Packer. There was no immediate update on Rodgers' condition, but it can't be good news being that he was ruled out that quickly. Rodgers finished 1-for-2 passing for 27 yards and ran once for 9 yards.
Posted: 8/26/2013 10:46am et
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson worked individually with QB Aaron Rodgers at practice Sunday, Aug. 25, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Nelson is reportedly ahead of schedule, and there is a chance he'll be ready for the regular season opener.
Huddle Up: Good that he's ahead of schedule, bad that the Packers can't commit to anything more than "a chance" he'll be ready for Week One. He's still a tricky player to slot on your fantasy draft board; just build in a few extra bye weeks and know that when he's on the field he's a primary target in an elite offense.
Posted: 7/23/2013 1:05pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said WR Randall Cobb could catch 100 passes in 2013. Cobb set a franchise record with a league-high 2,342 all-purpose yards, and he led the team with 80 receptions for 954 yards.
Huddle Up: Cobb is definitely a wideout on the rise and made a 55-catch jump from his rookie to sophomore season. He's obviously not going to take that large of a leap again this season but 100 grabs is well within reach now that long-time No. 1 WR Greg Jennings is now out of the picture.
Posted: 6/18/2013 10:52pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is enjoying his team flying under the radar heading into the 2013 season. 'I love it. I love being under the radar,' Rodgers said. 'For sure, we're a contender. For sure. I mean, we're going to put ourselves in position to win a lot of games. Our goal is to win our division and get to the playoffs. And anything can happen. And then hopefully we can take care of business like we did in 2010 when we get back there.'
Huddle Up: The Pack may be getting overlooked a bit, but Rodgers definitely won't be in fantasy drafts after throwing for at least 3,922 yards and 28 TDs in each of the past 5 seasons.
Posted: 6/11/2013 12:13am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he would like to play seven or eight more seasons before he considers retirement. Rodgers said he expects to play well over the next seven seasons and would consider retirement at that point if the team wins a couple more championships.
Huddle Up: Good info for dynasty leaguers: if you add Rodgers now, you won't have to sweat the quarterback position until, oh, 2020 or so.
Posted: 6/3/2013 12:00am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he would like to see the team have a more balanced offense this season because an improved running game would help the passing game. 'The ability to have a balance can give you those eight-man boxes and one-on-one matchups outside and open up some lanes for those guys. We usually win those one-on-one battles. When teams play more Cover 2 and match up or go three over two and trust their front four to not only stop the run but get after the passer, that really makes our job difficult,' Rodgers said.
Huddle Up: The Pack hasn't had a RB finish a season with more than 703 rushing yards since Ryan Grant had 1,253 in 2009, and that's precisely why the team spent 2 of its top five draft picks on RBs Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. Neither rookie may get to 1,000 yards by himself, but combined they'll give Green Bay its most potent ground attack since, well, '09.
Posted: 4/4/2013 4:24pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has already decided he doesn't plan to hold out or stay away from the team during offseason conditioning, according to a source. He expects a new deal to be done soon.
Huddle Up: With Tony Romo getting paid, Rodgers can be well assured he'll be taken care of by the Pack.
Posted: 4/1/2013 12:35am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has changed his workout routine this offseason by incorporating more stretching and flexibility work. Rodgers wants to continue to have flexibility to help him avoid injuries.
Huddle Up: Just don't change too much, Aaron. Rodgers only missed 2 games in the past 5 seasons, and has ranked either first (once) or second (4 times) in QB fantasy points (Huddle Performance scoring) in each of those seasons.
Posted: 3/28/2013 1:47pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to receive a contract extension by the NFL Draft, which could see him earn $25 million per season.
Huddle Up: This will (literally) be a load off the Packers' minds (and bank account), and the franchise can then move forward knowing they have perhaps the league's best young QB to build around.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is under contract through the 2014 season, said he is not in a rush at the moment to sign a contract extension. Rodgers suggested the Baltimore Ravens' upcoming deal with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco will set the market. "I think everybody is going to see what Joe (Flacco) ends up signing for," Rodgers said. The quarterback added he is not worried about getting a deal done with the Packers.
Huddle Up: Shrewd move by Rodgers to let Flacco elevate the bar, because there's zero question he's a superior quarterback in every facet. There's also no way the Packers let him leave Green Bay, so all he needs to do is secure a couple more endorsements to make ends meet until the big paychecks start rolling in with his next deal.
Posted: 1/16/2013 11:19am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not participate in the Pro Bowl. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Jan. 15, on his weekly radio show that Rodgers failed his physical because of lower leg injuries, but he did not offer specifics other than the injury is to Rodgers' knee.
Huddle Up: Rodgers didn't miss any action because of it, and his play didn't seem to suffer. Many players call in sick for the Pro Bowl, so odds are Rodgers' knee injury isn't significant. If minicamp rolls around and Rodgers is still on the sidelines, then you can start to worry.
Posted: 1/15/2013 8:54pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that he will skip this weekend's Pro Bowl due to a "lower-leg" injury.
Huddle Up: There's no doubt Rodgers is a little worse for wear after 18 games, but, hey, we're talking Pro Bowl here -- the game Rodgers basically blasted as a charade a year ago. Fans can connect the dots from there.
Posted: 12/18/2012 6:05pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (ankle) will suit up in Week 16. 'No doubt I'll play Sunday,' Rodgers stated.
Huddle Up: This past Sunday, Rodgers came through with his best fantasy outing in a month. throwing for 291 yards and a trio of TD tosses. Those 3 TDs matched his total (passing and rushing) from his previous 3 games.