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Matt Flynn - QB Posted 4/15/14 3:56pm et
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal to re-sign QB Matt Flynn on Tuesday, April 15, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Flynn will remain with the Pack and is expected to battle Scott Tolzien for the backup job. Last season, Flynn went 2-2 as a starter after re-signing with G.B., throwing for 1,146 yards, 7 TDs and 4 interceptions.

Jarrett Boykin - WR Posted 4/6/14 3:53pm et
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin is expected to be the team's No. 3 wide receiver this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Even if starters Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb remain healthy -- and that's a fairly big if -- Boykin will still have plenty of fantasy value with Aaron Rodgers at the controls.

John Kuhn - RB Posted 4/3/14 2:49pm et
The Green Bay Packers re-signed FB John Kuhn to a 1-year contract worth just over $1 million Thursday, April 3.
Huddle Up: Kuhn will be back for an eighth season in Green Bay mucking things up, fantasy-wise, for the team's top backs, Eddie Lacy and James Starks.

Jarrett Boykin - WR Posted 3/27/14 10:23pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he 'fully expects' WR Jarrett Boykin to 'step up' in 2014 now that WR James Jones has moved on.
Huddle Up: Boykin moves up a rung on the Pack's 2014 WR ladder to the No. 3 spot after hauling in 49 passes for 681 yards and 3 TDs while making 8 starts this past season.

Jermichael Finley - TE Posted 3/26/14 2:08pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) still isn't medically cleared to continue his playing career. Finley reportedly failed his physical with the Seattle Seahawks several weeks ago, and he's been working regularly with trainers in Minnesota and Arizona this offseason. 'He had a serious injury. I know there is a lot of excitement, based on what I've been told. I haven't seen him work out, but I guess his workouts have gone really well. He's in great shape. I know he feels good. The reality is this injury is going to take some time. We'll continue to watch it,' McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: Finley appears to be nowhere near a return, so until he's actually back on a football field no need holding a fantasy roster spot for him.

Johnathan Franklin - RB Posted 3/25/14 10:18pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin is still recovering from a neck injury which landed him on the season-ending Injured Reserve list late in the year. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Franklin did not undergo surgery, and he only knows a limited amount about his rehab because Franklin has not met with doctors lately.
Huddle Up: Franklin, a fourth-round pick last year, only saw carries in 4 games and rushed for 103 of his 107 yards in a Week 3 game at Cincy. With James Starks and DuJuan Harris still on the roster, Franklin faces an uphill battle for touches even when he returns to full health.

Clay Matthews - LB Posted 3/25/14 10:18pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, March 25, that surgery to repair the thumb of LB Clay Matthews (thumb) went well and that he does not expect Matthews to have issues with it. He suffered a fracture in October, had surgery and then broke it again in December.
Huddle Up: Matthews has missed 9 combined games over the last 2 seasons, including 5 last year when he finished with only 7.5 sacks. His IDP owners are hoping these last 2 seasons are the exceptions rather than the rule.

James Jones - WR Posted 3/18/14 11:08am et
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent WR James Jones (Packers) on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Nice signing for the Raiders with a more accomplished wideout than has been there since... Randy Moss? Jones stock goes up now that he should end up the #1 receiver but a lack of quarterback doesn't make the 30-year-old Jones more than a risky middle tier pick in fantasy drafts.

James Starks - RB Posted 3/17/14 11:53am et
The Green Bay Packers are interested in re-signing free-agent RB James Starks.
Huddle Up: Starks was a solid alternative when Eddie Lacy was nicked; if he's willing to accept a backup role--and the way the free agency market is shaking out, that's looking to be his best option--both he and Green Bay come out ahead. Plus, Starks would make a solid injury-insurance handcuff to Lacy.

James Jones - WR Posted 3/16/14 10:14pm et
Free-agent WR James Jones (Packers) is interested in signing with the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: The WR-needy Panthers have seen their free-agent options dwindle in recent days, and could look to the former Packer, who led the league with 14 TD grabs in his last full season (2012).

Julius Peppers - DE Posted 3/15/14 7:37pm et
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with DE Julius Peppers (Bears) on a three-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Peppers stays within the division and is reunited with some familiar defensive coaches from his Carolina days as the Packers hope they have upgraded their pass rush.

B.J. Raji - DE Posted 3/14/14 10:51pm et
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji will be allowed to move back to his natural position, nose tackle, this year. The decision to move him back to nose tackle was likely the reason that Raji decided to re-sign. 'When we went playing a balanced front, (we would) play Raji in the middle and Pickett out at the end. Tilted nose is a little to one side or the other (of the center). That's a technique you have to work on to be able to deal with both the guard's and the center's blocks,' defensive coordinator Dom Capers said.
Huddle Up: Whether the Packers were just telling Raji what he wanted to hear or if that's how they plan to use him remains to be seen. But he's back in Green Bay, where he's expected to be the mainstay in the middle of their defensive front.

Andrew Quarless - TE Posted 3/13/14 3:28pm et
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed unrestricted free-agent TE Andrew Quarless (Packers) to an undisclosed contract.
Huddle Up: Quarless hits career highs in catches (32), receiving yards (312) and TDs (2) this past season while starting 10 games in place of the injured Jermichael Finley and could be on pace for a lot more looks if the Pack doesn't bring back Finley or sign another TE.

Sam Shields - CB Posted 3/9/14 3:37pm et
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed free-agent CB Sam Shields (Packers) to a 4-year, $39 million contract, and the deal includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, according to reports.
Huddle Up: Bringing back Shields was a key move for the Pack with the CB having recorded 11 interceptions and 40 passes defensed over the last 3 seasons.

Andrew Quarless - TE Posted 3/7/14 10:14am et
The Green Bay Packers have been in regular contact with the agent for impending free-agent TE Andrew Quarless, but it is not known how serious the talks have been.
Huddle Up: With Jermichael Finley's status uncertain, the Packers have a need for a tight end. Quarless was an adequate fill-in with Finley sidelined, but he's nothing special--fantasy or otherwise.

Jermichael Finley - TE Posted 3/7/14 11:22pm et
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Jermichael Finley's (neck) neurosurgeon will examine his scans Saturday, March 8, to determine if Finley should be given full medical clearance.
Huddle Up: Finley getting clearance could pave his return to Green Bay, as he's an effective weapon in that offense when healthy. Of course, getting clearance also opens the door for other teams to show their interest, but at least it would return Finley to fantasy viability for the coming season.

John Kuhn - RB Posted 3/6/14 8:03pm et
Green Bay Packers impending free agent FB John Kuhn will not get a new deal before the beginning of free agency. Kuhn will keep in touch with the team and there is a possibility that he could return.
Huddle Up: While Kuhn isn't a fantasy factor himself -- he has only 1 season (2010) with 100 or more rushing yards and has scored 20 TDs in his 7 campaigns with the Pack -- he perennially has seemed to vulture TDs and yards at the most inopportune times. See what develops here.

James Jones - WR Posted 3/4/14 10:50pm et
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones (Packers) said he'd be interested in joining the Indianapolis Colts or San Diego Chargers if the Packers don't re-sign him.
Huddle Up: Jones, who turns 30 later this month, still has a good deal of football left in him. He had a career-high 817 receiving yards this past season -- a year after leading the league with 14 TD grabs -- and he could get more of a chance to showcase his talents as a strong No. 2 in either Indy or San Diego after being stuck in the Pack's seemingly annual WR logjam.

Jermichael Finley - TE Posted 2/25/14 8:45pm et
There is a healthy market forming for impending Green Bay Packers free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) despite the fact that he's coming off a serious injury. He may not receive a long-term deal, though.
Huddle Up: Look for the Packers to be in the hunt to retain the TE, who is only a season removed from a career-high 61 receptions for 667 yards and 2 scores in 2012.

James Jones - WR Posted 2/24/14 2:06pm et
The Green Bay Packers have not offered WR James Jones a contract, and it is unlikely they will before the start of free agency. 'I don't think Ted Thompson wants him,' said Frank Bauer, Jones agent. Bauer said he has appointments with a number of teams to discuss Jones.
Huddle Up: Jones was thought to be out the door previously, yet wound up back in Green Bay, so don't write him off just yet. That said, with Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson both up for contract extensions Jones may be free to find a new home elsewhere.

Eddie Lacy - RB Posted 2/22/14 8:54pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like RB Eddie Lacy to become more comfortable with playing on all three downs. 'Eddie Lacy obviously had a heck of a year,' McCarthy said. 'He was a primary player for us, [a] play-maker. Eddie's focus is on being a three-down player. He has to play all three downs throughout the whole game.'
Huddle Up: Lacy showed enough in the passing game, both as a receiver and in pass protection, to indicate he's capable of being a three-down back. And if Lacy stays on the field all three downs in that offense, he's knocking on the door of the elite fantasy backs.

Jordy Nelson - WR Posted 2/22/14 9:06pm et
The Green Bay Packers are working on a contract extension with WR Jordy Nelson, but there is no timetable to get a deal done at this point.
Huddle Up: With Aaron Rodgers locked up for the foreseeable future, it makes sense for Green Bay to keep his receiving corps stacked as well. Both Nelson and Randall Cobb are in line for extensions, giving the Packers' front office something to do this offseason.

Jordy Nelson - WR Posted 2/20/14 5:04pm et
The Green Bay Packers view an extension with WR Jordy Nelson as a priority over one for WR Randall Cobb, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans. Nelson has a year and $2.5 million left on his deal. Cobb has expressed that he'd like to remain in Green Bay.
Huddle Up: Nelson has led the Pack in receptions, yards and TD catches in 2 of the last 3 years with Cobb setting the pace in 2012, and that may be the deciding factor for the team, which may lose wideout James Jones in free agency this season.

Randall Cobb - WR Posted 2/19/14 8:21pm et
The Green Bay Packers haven't discussed a contract extension with WR Randall Cobb.
Huddle Up: No reason to rush, but expect the Packers to start working on a deal with Cobb well in advance of him approaching free agency as he's a vital cog in the Green Bay offense.

Jermichael Finley - TE Posted 2/13/14 8:47pm et
Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck) will be healed in 4-8 weeks and is hopeful of being cleared to play football again. According to his agent, his neurosurgeon told him that he has a 99.9 percent chance the neck fusion will fully heal.
Huddle Up: Great prognosis for Finley, whose NFL future looked considerably murkier last fall. And even if does return to play, it remains to be seen if he'll be wearing green and gold.

Jermichael Finley - TE Posted 2/6/14 10:17pm et
Blake Baratz, the agent for Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (neck), said his client would love to remain with the Packers. 'Right now he is a Packer and I know he would love to play his entire career there,' Baratz said. 'For the next five weeks or so they have his exclusive negotiation rights. If it doesn't work out in Green Bay for whatever reason then I believe there are a number of teams that could use a talent like Jermichael.' However, the Packers may not give Finley medical clearance to play after he underwent spinal fusion surgery last year.
Huddle Up: If you're the betting type, look for Finley to being playing elsewhere as long as his recovery cooperates,

Eddie Lacy - RB Posted 1/14/14 6:38pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was named the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America rookie of the year.
Huddle Up: Lacy set Pack rookie records with 284 carries and 11 rushing TDs while leading all 2013 rookies with 1,178 rushing and 1,435 yards from scrimmage. He had some injury issues but only missed 1 game and figures to be a solid RB1 on 2014 fantasy draft boards.

Randall Cobb - WR Posted 1/10/14 12:57pm et
Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett said WR Randall Cobb could see time as an outside receiver in the future. 'I think just going back and talking about a tough-minded individual, mentally as well as physically, I think he can go outside. That's something that we certainly talked about and worked on some during training camp. But obviously, he's a difference-maker in slot. Wherever you put him, he can be a difference. He can continue to be an impact player.'
Huddle Up: It makes sense for Cobb to develop the versatility to play both in the slot and on the outside; it will make him that much harder to find in the Green Bay passing attack--and that much more effective.

DuJuan Harris - RB Posted 1/7/14 7:07pm et
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is hopeful of being part of a 1-2 running back punch with RB Eddie Lacy next season. He entered training camp as the team's starting running back, but a right knee injury sidelined him in the offseason, recurred in the preseason and landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. He said at midseason that there was fluid on the knee and irritation of the patellar tendon, but no structural damage after surgery in August. He expects to be ready for the offseason program and organized team activities (OTAs) in the spring.
Huddle Up: Lacy and fellow 2013 rookie Jonathan Franklin have to be regarded as the only 2 RB mainstays for the Pack next season, and it's hard to envision both Harris and James Starks both returning to a crowded backfield.

James Jones - WR Posted 1/7/14 10:55pm et
Green Bay Packers WR James Jones is excited about the prospect of testing free agency again this offseason. 'People know what I can do. I'm excited about it,' Jones said. 'Like I said, I would love to come back. A-Rod's my guy. We've got a great group of receivers and would love to come back and play with those dudes. I've been here for seven years, it's not like I've only been here for three years and now I'm a free agent. Shoot, I dang near spent my whole career here, so I would love to finish here.' Jones improved on his dropped passes in his last three seasons and had a career-high 817 receiving yards in 14 games this year.
Huddle Up: Given their choice -- and more importantly, the right price tag -- the Packers would no doubt prefer to keep Jones around, but the emergence of Jarrett Boykin this season gives the team a strong fall-back option.

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