Randall Cobb - WRPosted 3/1/15 10:36pm ET
The Green Bay Packers are working to re-sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb, according to a pair of league sources. And while the two sides reportedly aren't close to any kind of deal, Cobb is viewed as a core player that the team definitely wants to keep.
Huddle Up: While one national story iterated that the Packers weren't focusing on re-signing Cobb, most reports out of Wisconsin still say that the team's priorities are retaining free-agents RT Bryan Bulaga and Cobb -- and not necessarily in that order. Cobb is coming off a career year with 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 TDs and is rumored to be seeking a multi-year deal averaging $9-10 million per season, and if the Pack want to go the franchise-tag route, they have until 4 p.m. ET Monday.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 2/25/15 10:49am ET
Free-agent WR Randall Cobb (Packers) may be targeted by the Oakland Raiders if he reaches free agency.
Huddle Up: The Raiders have taken castoff Green Bay pass-catchers before; James Jones is currently on their roster. Cobb would certainly provide Derek Carr with a multi-faceted weapon and also give Oakland more flexibility with the fourth overall pick as opposed to using it on Amari Cooper or Kevin White. Or heck, why not stock up at receiver and really give Carr an arsenal?
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 2/24/15 2:40pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said prior to the start of the 2014 season that he would prove that he deserved a contract extension, and he finished the season with career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Cobb and RT Bryan Baluga are the Pack's top two free-agent priorities, but it'll be that much tougher to re-sign the WR if he reaches the open market with teams such as the wideout-needy Raiders and Jets rumored to be ready to pounce.
Scott Tolzien - QBPosted 2/10/15 5:18pm ET
Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien and QB Matt Flynn both have boosters among the team's assistant coaches. The coaching staff likes Tolzien's potential, but many like Flynn because he gives a 'security blanket feel' to the team. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has said he would like to see both backups retained.
Huddle Up: The Pack likely needs to allocate cap $$$ elsewhere, and beside, it's really not going to matter unless Rodgers misses a length of time.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 2/5/15 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.
John Kuhn - RBPosted 1/25/15 1:37pm ET
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent FB John Kuhn said he would be open to re-signing with the Packers but wants to test the free-agent market before signing with a team.
Huddle Up: Eddie Lacy's dynasty-league owners certainly wouldn't mind seeing Kuhn vulturing goal-line carries and TDs somewhere else next season.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/20/15 4:37pm ET
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said his preference is to re-sign with the team this offseason. 'Of course (I want to be back). I think I've made that obvious,' Cobb said. 'Like I've said before: This is a business. You don't know how it's going to go. What direction it's going to go in. You just have to sit around. I hope that I've put myself in the position where it'll handle itself. But only time can tell.'
Huddle Up: Even though the Pack already has doled out recent big WR bucks in re-signing Jordy Nelson last year, look for the team to find a way to retain Cobb, who is coming off a career season with 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 TDs.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/18/15 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.
Randall Cobb - WRPosted 1/18/15 11:45pm ET
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb spent three hours in a Seattle hospital Saturday, Jan. 17, due to an undisclosed ailment. Doctors initially thought he had appendicitis but this turned out not to be the case.
Huddle Up: It didn't seem to set back Cobb at all Sunday as he was targeted a game-high 10 times and finished with a team-most seven receptions for 62 yards and Aaron Rodgers' lone passing score -- a 13-yard catch on the final play of the first quarter.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/16/15 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.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/16/15 10:30pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (knee) said that his left knee was sore but fine Friday, Jan. 16. 'I'm not concerned,' Lacy said. 'I'm chillin'.'
Huddle Up: Lacy, who was limited in practice the second straight day Friday, has averaged 115.4 total yards per game with six TDs over his last seven contests. The Seahawks' run defense is the weakest part of a formidable D, and Lacy figures to play a key role if the Pack is to spring an upset.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/15/15 11:20pm ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (knee) will be ready to go for the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend after being limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 15, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said he was being conservative in limiting Lacy Thursday.
Huddle Up: Lacy's touches were down (319-288) this season, but the RB can certainly use a light practice day (or three) to get ready for the physical test that awaits Sunday in Seattle.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/13/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/12/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/11/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/10/15 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.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 1/10/15 12:55am ET
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy said he is much healthier going into the playoffs this year than he was last season. 'Eddie was in a (walking) boot all week and then played on Sundays this time last year,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'So he feels better. He's a better football player in my opinion this year than last year. I think he's a complete third-down player. In fact, I know he is. So I think he's definitely in a better place this year than he was last year.' Lacy faced less stacked boxes this year than last year when QB Aaron Rodgers missed seven-plus games with a broken collarbone. Lacy averaged 5.0 yards per carry and had 711 yards in the last eight games this year, which was fifth in the league during that span.
Huddle Up: After a slow start, Lacy tied Arian Foster for the fifth most fantasy points among RBs and will be facing a Dallas D that finished eighth in the league with 1,650 rushing yards allowed on the season but gave up the 14th most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Much of the talk this week has centered around DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys' running game, but Lacy and Co. have the skills to dominate the matchup just as easily.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/9/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/8/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/7/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/7/15 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 1/6/15 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 ...
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/31/14 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/26/14 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/24/14 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/24/14 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/23/14 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.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/22/14 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.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 12/19/14 10:38am ET
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (eye) said he wasn't able to read a teammate's nameplate a few feet away in the locker room Thursday, Dec. 18. Lacy said he won't wear goggles in Week 16, but he hopes to be able to put his contact lens in his irritated eye.
Huddle Up: Lacy needs to embrace the goggles and go with an Eric Dickerson look, or at least hope he's able to get his contact back in. One way or another he should find a way to make it to the field on Sunday... even if he needs someone to guide him there.
Aaron Rodgers - QBPosted 12/16/14 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 ...
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