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Seahawks set their sights on Aaron Rodgers for season opener

The Seattle Seahawks already have a point of emphasis of their own heading into a week one showdown with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Rodgers known for his passing ability also is nimble on his feet and the defensive players say that’s the area they will need to focus on in order to keep the signal caller in check.

“He’s more athletic than what they give him credit for as far as running the ball,” defensive end Cliff Avril said, via the Bellingham Herald.

“He’s super chill in the pocket. You know you got to wrap him up because even if you have his legs, he’ll still flip the ball out of his right or left hand.”

“Something that I learned about him that I really didn’t know is that he can run better than I thought,” cornerback Jeremy Lane said. “He’s not just a in-the-pocket quarterback — he can actually make things happen with his feet.”

 

Matt Flynn wins back-up Quarterback spot in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy avoided having to make a decision whether to keep Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien by keeping both. McCarthy chose Flynn as the Packers backup quarterback Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. McCarthy did not say why, but it’s pretty obvious he sided with experience over potential. If he […]
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McCarthy: I think we definitely hit the target

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy consistently said that he feels this team has the most potential coming out of the offseason to do big things in 2014 of any of his teams while leading the club during his tenure.

McCarthy continued to show his satisfaction of how well things have gone so far after 53-man cutdowns and that he is happy with the product they have in the fold.

“I think we definitely hit the target. It was clearly one of our best camps, if not the best camp. A number of players really deserved to be on the 53. I felt every blessed and fortunate we have 63 of our own guys. I was glad to get past it. The conversations gets harder,” McCarthy said, via Packers News.

“The evaluation process is over. Not every position just competes against their position. It’s a long process. We like our team. I’m very happy all 63 of our guys are the own.”

 

Packers reportedly worked out three quarterbacks on Sunday

The Green Bay Packers were busy working out free agent quarterbacks on Sunday.
Source: the Packers worked out 3 QB’s today: Jeff Mathews, Pat Devlin and Jon Jennings. Team already deep with Rodgers, Flynn & Tolzien.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 31, 2014

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Tramon Williams says the Packers defense will be more versatile

Packers cornerback Tramon Williams told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that their defense will be more versatile this season.

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Packers set practice squad with 2014 personnel

That headline has a dual meaning: (1) the Packers have set their 2014 practice squad and (2) all 10 practice squad signees were with the Packers during the just completed 2014 preseason.Key among those signees was S Chris Banjo, who many — including this writer — felt was a surprise cut when the final 53-man roster was made.(Photo by Associated Press)Signed to the practice squad, along with Banjo, are WR Kevin Dorsey, C Garth Gerhart, WR Alex Gillett, RB Michael Hill, LB Adrian Hubbard, TE Justin Perillo, DE Luther Robinson, T Jeremy Vujnovich and WR Myles White.The transactions were announced Sunday by Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, Ted Thompson.

Packers have completed their practice squad

The Green Bay Packers have announced their entire practice squad. The team signed some very solid players to the practice squad. S Chris Banjo WR Kevin Dorsey C Garth Gerhart WR Alex Gillett RB Michael Hill LB Adrian Hubbard TE Justin Perillo DE Luther Robinson T Jeremy Vujnovich WR Myles White
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Packers Injury Update: Aaron Adams Suffers Torn ACL and MCL

Green Bay Packers offensive linemen Aaron Adams was on the roster bubble heading into the last preseason game, after the second play of the game he was done for the year. Per Rob Demovsky, Adams will be placed on season ending IR with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. Adams was on the Packers practice squad last season and had hopes of making the final 53 man roster this off season, it was reported that if the Packers kept nine offensive linemen on the roster Adams would have most likely made the team. On the second play of the game Adams appeared to sustain a knee injury and after an MRI it was confirmed he torn both his ACL and MCL.Injury to both the ACL and MCL concurrently is not rare, the mechanism to Adams injury is not fully known but injury to both the ACL and MCL share similar mechanisms. This means Adams will have to undergo surgery to reconstruct his ACL and put him out for the entire year. A tear to the MCL does not usually involve surgery, most times it will heal

Green Bay Packers: Breaking down the 53 man roster

With less than a week until the NFL season starts, teams across the league need to cut down their roster to 53 players.  The Green Bay Packers made their official cuts on Saturday, and here is a breakdown of their 53 man roster.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Packers decided to keep three quarterbacks.  The obvious number one on the depth chart is Aaron Rodgers, followed by quality backup Matt Flynn, and a player with some upside, Scott Tolzien.  I believe three quarterbacks were kept in part because of Rodgers’ injury last year and the chaos that followed afterwards.  In the event that Rodgers were to go down again, the Packers not only have a guy that has proven he can win games in Flynn, but also a guy in Tolzien that has shown he can be developed into a quality backup for years to come.
With a newly effective running game intact, only three running backs (Eddie Lacy, James Starks, and DuJuan Harris) and fullback John Kuhn are on the opening day roster.  That is different than the past three yea

Green Bay Elects To Keep Jeff Janis On 53-Man Roster

Green Bay Elects To Keep Jeff Janis On 53-Man Roster:  The Green Bay Packers elected to keep, seventh-round draft pick, Jeff Janis on the 53-man roster. They knew that Janis, who has had an excellent preseason and camp, wouldn’t make it through waivers.
FFLockerRoom Sports:  If you are in a dynasty league Jeff Janis should be owned. He really did have a great camp with the packers and is just one injury away from making it to the field.  He’s being listed as either the 4th or 5th receiver on the depth chart but I consider him their fourth option behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin.
If an injury does occur to one of the above mentioned receivers, Janis would almost certainly be considered a pickup in all 12-team formats. Janis runs a 4.42 forty and is 6’3″, 219 LBS.

NFL 53-man cutdown update: Green Bay Packers

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM. Players released: S Chris Banjo WR Kevin Dorsey LB Jake Doughty OL John Fullington OL Garth Gerhart WR Alex Gillett DT Carlos Gray RB Michael Hill LB Adrian Hubbard OL Jordan McCray S Tanner Miller TE Justin Perillo RB LaDarius Perkins DE Luther Robinson CB Jumal Rolle OL Jeremy Vujnovich WR Myles White CB Ryan White

The 2014-15 Green Bay Packers Roster

With Training Camp coming to an end, Ted Thompson was faced with the task of constructing a team which will lead the Packers back to the Super Bowl. As the clock ticked down to 3pm CDT yesterday, Packer fans across the world were wondering what this year’s team would look like. Would it have the caliber of talent to get the Packers back on top of the football world this season?
We are about to find out, as the season kicks off a mere 4 days from now.
Ladies and Gentlemen, here are your 2014-15 Green Bay Packers:
Quarterbacks (3) — Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien The talk of Training Camp was whether the Packers would keep 2 or 3 QBs. We got the answer yesterday. Perhaps a little surprising as it may have cost another roster spot to someone else, but after the disaster that was the Packers backup QB position last year, keeping both Flynn and Tolzien makes sense. In somewhat of a surprise call, Aaron Rodgers also made the final 53.Running backs (4) — Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris, John

Julius Peppers’ Girlfriend Is Amazing, Even If He’s A Cheeshead

Julius Peppers is now a member of the Green Bay Packers and reportedly shagging balls for Aaron Rodgers in a cornfield somewhere —
Anywho ….
Claudia Sampedro is who Peppers will be eating bratwurst with after the games this year, so I’m sure that will make the Green Bay trade easier to stomach for the big man.

Just so you know who she is, here some of her best pics floating around the .com world.

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Packers on cut-down day

The Green Bay Packers wrapped up their 2014 preseason campaign with a win at Lambeau Field versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Score? Does it matter?No starters played, with the exception of rookie and new starting center, Corey Linsley, who needs the work after the loss of J.C. Tretter in the prior game against the Raiders. Several backup players got hurt who might have contributed this season; now, not so much…or at all. There was a distinct quarterback competition for the number 2 spot behind Aaron Rodgers. While both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzein performed well, the edge (in this writer’s opinion) went to Tolzein who just has a stronger arm and bigger upside than Flynn. We’d like to see the Pack keep all 3 QBs, but whether the roster numbers will allows for that is another matter altogether.But we won’t have to wait long for the answer to this and the other question of the day: who’s making the final 53-man roster and who’s getting cut? Each tea…

Packers make their first cut en route to 53

Today the Green Bay Packers began their roster cuts. The first player they released was Cornerback Ryan White. @TomSilverstein: First #Packers cut I’ve heard is CB Ryan White. Had a decent camp and should be practice squad candidate. Packers release list CB Ryan White RB Michael Hill
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