Aaron Rodgers | QB | Green Bay Packers
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.
Posted: 1/7/2014 11:08pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) won't say if he was fully healthy when he returned. Rodgers would only say he was fully cleared.
Huddle Up: This tells you the QB played the final 2 games at less than 100 percent, but all that matters is he appeared to avoid re-injury or aggravation, and will be fully healed and healthy by the time training camp rolls around.
Posted: 1/5/2014 10:39pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-26 passes for 177 yards, 1 TD and no interceptions Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 23-20 wild-card playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' passing-yardage total was a career playoff low, but given the circumstances -- his second game from a 2-month injury absence, a more ground- oriented game plan and the bitter cold -- it was far from a shocker. Look for Rodgers to regain his place among the top fantasy QBs again next summer.
Posted: 12/27/2013 10:29pm et
The Green Bay Packers do not plan on limiting QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) in his first game back from a cracked collarbone in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears. "To me, that goes back to the decision," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "If we were thinking that way, the decision wouldn't be what it is. The decision's been made. Obviously it was a thorough one. And it's time for Aaron to play. We're going to cut him loose and we're going to go play. We're going to play to win."
Huddle Up: This falls under the start-your-studs category.
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will start in the team's Week 17 game, coach Mike McCarthy announced at a team meeting Thursday, Dec. 26. Rodgers practiced in full Thursday. "Every football player that plays in this game Sunday will have risk. I think we all understand that," McCarthy said. "So we've done our due diligence, we've gone through all the evaluations, and we feel it is time. Aaron is ready to play."
Huddle Up: McCarthy ended weeks of speculation with the official announcement Thursday, and if you're still alive, you're starting him. In the meantime, bump up the projections for the Pack's pass-catchers -- maybe even Randall Cobb -- as well.
Posted: 12/25/2013 5:44pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: The song remains the same. Watch his status throughout the week, but don't hold your breath.
Posted: 12/24/2013 5:57pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) had another scan of his collarbone in the last 24 hours. The hope is there will be a determination on his playing status for Week 17 on Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Nothing really new here in the QB's quest to avoid missing an eighth straight game.
Posted: 12/23/2013 3:46pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team would like to name the starting quarterback for Week 17 sooner rather than later. McCarthy said the team needs to see QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) practice before they make a decision.
Huddle Up: At least you will know sooner than later this week, it seems. Hopefully Rodgers is good to go. If you happened to get this far without him, congratulations.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:07pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been officially ruled out of the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Despite coming close again to returning, Rodgers will miss a seventh straight game.
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:22pm et
The Green Bay Packers aren't expecting QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) to play in Week 16, unless something significantly changes with doctors.
Huddle Up: Looks like another week of Matt Flynn, which isn't necessarily bad news for the Packers and their fantasy owners but also doesn't provide a hoped-for boost during Championship Week.
Posted: 12/19/2013 10:40pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has yet to be medically cleared to play in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers although he was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 19. 'It's an organizational and a medical decision at this point,' Rodgers said. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he will have a decision on whether Rodgers plays in Week 16 on Friday, Dec. 20. 'He looks like he's ready to play,' McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: From the sounds of things here, Rodgers' return seems likely Sunday. Other speculation, meanwhile, hasn't been so glowing. Either way, we should know Friday ...
Posted: 12/19/2013 12:43pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) had no trouble throwing the ball with his usual velocity Wednesday, Dec. 18. He made several sharp throws during the individual drills that were open to the media. 'He's got that fresh arm,' QB Matt Flynn said. 'He's the same old Aaron. He's the best in the league in my opinion.'
Huddle Up: Still no word on whether or not Rodgers will be available for this weekend's game. Fantasy owners who made it to the title game with a backup plan remain hopeful Rodgers will get the green light in time for Sunday's action.
Posted: 12/18/2013 2:32pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is doing better but still has not been cleared to play at this point.
Huddle Up: This is the same song we have heard for the past few weeks. Monitor his status throughout the week, but don't hold your breath.
Posted: 12/17/2013 5:07pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. "My hope is that I practice tomorrow and experience no setbacks, mentally or physically, and we'll go from there," Rodgers said Tuesday.
Huddle Up: Things are looking promising for a Rodgers Week 16 return and, hey, the added motivation is there for the QB as the Pack controls its own destiny in the NFC North.
Posted: 12/12/2013 6:31pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) 'did a little more' in practice Thursday, Dec. 12, than he did the previous day, but he was still listed as a limited participant and he hasn't been cleared to play in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys just yet. He was reportedly throwing the ball and moving around well.
Huddle Up: Rodgers is scheduled to be re-evaluated Friday but don't get your fantasy hopes up as the QB remains a longshot to play Week 15.
Posted: 12/11/2013 6:01pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was able to take some first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, and he looked good. 'It was good to see him out there really working with the offense,' TE Andrew Quarless said. 'He was out there before, but it wasn't much with the offense. Today he took some offensive reps.' However, head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers hasn't been medically cleared to return this weekend.
Huddle Up: This is better news than earlier today, but we still won't know what will happen this weekend until later this week. Keep an eye on his status.
Posted: 12/11/2013 1:57pm et
Medical experts believe Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to be cleared to play in Week 15 because he is less than six weeks removed from suffering his broken collarbone. Complete bone formation typically takes eight to 10 weeks, meaning he'd be risking more serious injury if he played before the eight weeks. The Packers' medical staff is among the most conservative in the league in returning players to the field too soon. 'We would need different results and different responses to be able to get on the field this week,' Rodgers said.
Huddle Up: Things aren't looking great for Rodgers to start this week, but it's still a possibility. Watch his status.
Posted: 12/11/2013 9:11am et
The Green Bay Packers are pessimistic that QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will be cleared to play in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Looks like at least one more week of Matt Flynn, which puts a crimp in both the Packers' playoff hopes as well as the fantasy values of Green Bay's receiving corps.
Posted: 12/10/2013 7:18pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he will practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, with the hope of doing more things without pain. He had a pain when he practiced a week ago and also said a scan did not show enough healing in his collarbone last week to get him back in the lineup for Week 14. That would have to change for him to get into the lineup this week.
Huddle Up: Suffice it to say that Wednesday will be a crucial day for those fantasy owners still holding out hope for Rodgers.
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.