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Packers get lucky; Colt Lyerla goes unclaimed and will revert to I/R

The Green Bay Packers were able to sneak a solid player onto their injured reserve. The former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla went unclaimed via the waivers today. He will revert back to the I/R. @RavensInsider: Colt Lyerla placed on Packers’ injured reserve after being waived injured and going unclaimed off waivers
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Green Bay Packers: The dress rehearsal

Well, after playing their first two preseason games away from Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will return home to play the Oakland Raiders.  The game will be televised nationally on CBS will kick off at 7:00 CT.  This third preseason game is the closest thing to a regular season game, as most of the starter will most likely play all of the first half and maybe a series or two in the second half.  For what it is worth, both teams enter the contest with a 1-1 record, with both teams coming off of wins.  This matchup will also see the return of Raiders safety Charles Woodson to Green Bay, where he played from 2006-2012 and was a member of the 2010 Super Bowl team.  I expect Woodson to get a well-deserved ovation from the Lambeau crowd. With the starters getting more playing time, one question that should be answered on Friday night will be who gets the nod at starting tight end.  Rookie Richard Rodgers got the start against the St. Louis Rams last Saturday, but it was veteran Andrew Quarless who shine

New list says the Green Bay Packers are relatively not all that valuable

The Green Bay Packers finished last year with eight wins and gave the San Francisco 49ers a serious challenge in the playoffs before being eliminated. That makes them one of the better teams in the NFL in the grand scheme of things, but what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is?
Bad news. If we go based on the money then the Packers are actually pretty mediocre.
Report: @AaronRodgers12 no longer top-5 paid NFL player. Who makes more: http://t.co/d1cRMs8BSc pic.twitter.com/m3i3TKhreQ
— WIsportscom (@WIsportscom) August 20, 2014

According to an article by Mike Ozanian in Forbes magazine, the team is worth a total of $1.375 billion, which sounds like a whole lot of money (and it is) but it only makes the Packers the 13th most valuable franchise in the league. By contrast, the Bears were ranked eighth overall. The good news is that the Packers brought in nearly $300 million in revenue, so the

Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers is already in perfect form

Aaron Rodgers I know what Peyton Manning did last year.  I know that he not only led his Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl, but he also broke the single season passing record.  I even know that he was ranked the number one quarterback in ESPN’s Ron Jaworski’s quarterback countdown.  With all of the accolades Manning has on his resume, it is easy to say his is the best quarterback in the NFL.  After what I saw on Saturday, I can’t see why Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not the best. Coming off of a season in which he suffered a broken collarbone and missed eight games, many would expect Rodgers to show some rust, especially after sitting out the first preseason game.  The good news for any Packers fan, there seems to be no rust at all.  On the first drive of the game, Rodgers was a perfect six for six, with the drive ending on a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb.  Rodgers did “cool off” on his second and final series, only completing five of his seven passes.  For the game, Rodger

Packers now using analytics

The Green Bay Packers have joined the player analytics bandwagon, per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

The Packers are a little late to the analytics train but better late than never. One thing I’ve always liked about Ted Thompson, the team’s general manager, is he isn’t just extremely intelligent—he’s also adaptive.
It can’t be stressed enough that a significant number of men who are Thompson’s age in the NFL (he’s 61) despise analytics. They think it’s too baseball-y and practically worthless. That sentiment is beginning to change across the NFL.

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Packers’ Nick Collins makes it official

It has been nearly three years since Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins played his last down in green and gold. We all watched in horror as he lay motionless on the ground after trying to make a play. We collectively held our breath as the medical team strapped him to a board and only exhaled when he waved to the crowd to let them know he was okay.
But that was the last time we ever saw Collins play in Green Bay. The All-Pro safety had been felled by a neck injury, prematurely ending his tenure just  like Sterling Sharpe and Tim Lewis before him as well as Johnathan Franklin and possibly Jermichael Finley just this past year.
While coach Mike McCarthy had asserted as Collins began the recovery process, “…if Nick were my son, I would not let him play,” Collins himself never gave up hope that he would suit up and take the field once again. If not in Green Bay, perhaps else where. Armed with a good bill of health from his own physician, he waited for a team to give him a call.
Weeks turned into months,

Former Packers draft pick indicted in a huge drug bust

The Green Bay Packers drafted De’Mond Parker in 1999. Parker was a 5th round pick and is now one of 51 defendants named in the largest indictment in Tulsa history unsealed Tuesday afternoon. The indictment of 238 cases accuses people of organized crime in Tulsa. A number of crimes mentioned include murder, intimidation and drug […]
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Packers waive TE Colt Lyerla after knee injury, placed on season ending injured reserve

According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Press-Gazette Media, the Packers waived rookie tight end Cot Lyerla and the team intends on placing him on the season ending injured reserved list.

Lyerla tore both the medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in his knee on Aug. 2.

It was first expected he would miss the remainder of the preseason, however, the injury ended up being more severe.

“It will be another year off football, but it’s pretty different where I’ll be at and what I’ll be doing,” Lyerla said, via Packers News.

“So I’ll be part of the Green Bay Packers organization, I feel like there’s a lot of positives to that.”

 

WATCH: Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy Tries to Explain Family Guy to Clueless Sideline Reporter

When Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was called over for a sideline interview during the team’s last preseason game he knew what he was going to end up talking about–football. He’s a football player that had been playing in a football game that was now standing on the sideline. It’s only natural right?He didn’t, however, expect he would end up doing one thing–describing Family Guy to the one person on Earth that has never heard of the show.via Gifbin.comHe did talk football as well, but if you just want to hear how he described Family Guy start around the :30 mark:It’s hard to imagine someone working in television does not know what one of the more popular shows on is, but it’s also hard to imagine why he would lie about it.T’is a mystery. Loading…

Packers Waive/Injured TE Colt Lyerla

 
The Green Bay Packers have waived/injured undrafted TE Colt Lyerla on Tuesday, according to Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero adds that Lyerla would revert to the Packers injured reserve list for at least the time being in the event he goes unclaimed off of waivers.

Lyerla was one of the more notable undrafted signings given his talent and the Packers need for help at tight end.
Unfortunately for Lyerla, he suffered a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee while trying to make a play during the team’s family night scrimmage. Lyerla has yet to undergo surgery on his, but he’ll face at least six weeks of rehab, according to Pelissero.
Lyerla’s injury eliminated any possibility of him appearing in either of the Packers’ two remaining preseason games, so it’s not surprising to see Green Bay make this move.
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AMAZING PHOTO: Green Bay Packers reveal secret weapon at wide receiver

We know that the Green Bay Packers wide receiver corps is already stocked with talent. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin are all Pro-Bowl quality players, and rookies like Devante Adams and Jeff Janis are looking strong so far.
But what if the team has been hiding an ace up its sleeve? What if there’s a secret weapon at wide receiver that they’ve been hanging onto and waiting to deploy at the right time?
That just might be the case, based on these photos that the team posted to Twitter earlier today:
#Packers newest weapon at WR? #PackersCamp pic.twitter.com/NwE0rZzSGl
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 19, 2014

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is in fact quarterback Aaron Rodgers lining up on the outside at practice.
It’s not the first time that Rodgers has been used as a receiver, though. For his career Rodgers has one catch – it came in 2012 and netted a total of one yard lost.
Don’t quit your day job, Aaron.
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Packers’ Mike Pennel Pushing For Roster Spot

Since his early childhood days, Mike Pennel has faced an uphill battle. Among the hurdles standing in his way were a battle with kidney cancer and the struggles of growing up in a single parent household. He never completed high school but eventually earned his GED. Unlike many of his current teammates, Pennel then bounced around between three different levels of college football.Motivational and maturity issues plagued Pennel throughout his collegiate career, including two separate suspensions at Arizona State University in 2012. This led to his transfer to DII Colorado-State Pueblo for his senior season where he accumulated 36 tackles, six for a loss, three sacks and three forced fumbles.As an undrafted free agent, Pennel seemed like just another guy…until the pads came on. Since the beginning of training camp, the nose tackle has made his presence known. On the field his biggest asset is his well-distributed 6’4”, 332 pound frame, which he uses to plug the run game. It is worth…

Clay Matthews impressed with Julius Peppers ‘being more of a presence’

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is excited to have fellow veteran Julius Peppers as his bookend pass rusher and said that he’s seen a considerable improvement in his counterpart.

Peppers looked sluggish in the first preseason game, but Matthews said that he was ‘more of a presence’ against the Rams this past weekend.

“Just being more of a presence, really,” Matthews said, via Ryan Wood of the Press-Gazette.

“But the thing is, that’s what Peppers has done for over a decade now, so I don’t anticipate that to fall off. He’s going to do that. As with every player here, you’ll have great games, you’ll have some down games, but for the most part I think it’s about improving right now, and he’s continued to do that. Especially in light of learning a new defense.”

“It’s not so much me helping him out now as opposed to just making sure we’re on the same page, which we are.”

 

Jarrett Boykin is Fighting to be Green Bay Packers’ Third Wide Receiver

Jarrett Boykin got off to a bit of a slow start in training camp for the Green Bay Packers but as camp has progressed his game has picked up and he is starting to look more and more like the promising player that he was down the stretch last season when he caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns.
The third-year man, who signed with the Packers as a college free agent out of Virginia Tech, still has plenty of work to do if he wants to be Green Bay’s no.3 receiver but after his performance against the Rams on Saturday in the Packers second preseason game and his solid day in camp on Monday – it’s looking more and more like Boykin has the upper hand over rookie second-round pick Davante Adams.
Boykin, who stands 6-2 and weights in at 216 pounds, does not possess the elite athletic skills that Adams does. Yet, he does have great hands, run tremendous routes and is a very physical receiver. He’s the tough guy of the Green Bay wide receivers as evidenced by the three catches h…

Grades: How did the Packers look in preseason game 2?

The Packers looked in control from the get go on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis. Starting with an 86 yard, 12 play drive ending in a touchdown, and a second drive orchestrated by Aaron Rodgers that led to a field goal, giving the Packers a 10-0 lead that they never gave back. The back ups added 11 more points, and the defense looked strong throughout. So, how did the Packers grade out from top to bottom?
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From Aaron Rodgers’ 11-13 for 128 yards and a touchdown, to Scott Tolzien’s 10-15 for 107 yards, and Matt Flynn’s 2-3 for 44 yards and a touchdown, it was a good day for Packer quarterbacks. Rodgers of course stood out, leading the Pack down the field for the early score and leading a second drive that would have ended in a touchdown if not for one of the many flags thrown. But, it was Scott Tolzien’s chance to stand out, and in my opinion he didn’t capitalize on his opportunity. While the stat line isn’t unimpressive, neither was his play on the field. Tolzien had a touchdown called back on