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Green Bay Packers cut roster to 83 players

As the final days of training camp are approaching, teams have begun to cut their players to get down to the required 53 man rosters by the beginning of the season. Earlier today, the Green Bay Packers cut five players to get down to a total of 83. These players include offensive linemen Fabbians Ebbele and Vince Kowalski, Linebackers Tavarus Dantzler and Josh Francis and defensive...
Via EndZoneScore
25 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers Make Their First Round of Preseason Cuts

Teams around the league have begun slimming their rosters down to the 75 player requirement for tomorrow’s deadline. The Green Bay Packers made their first round of cuts on Monday by releasing five players. Linebackers Tavarus Dantzler and Josh Francis, offensive linemen Vince Kowalski and Fabbians Ebbele, and defensive end Lavon Hooks were all reported as released around 5:00...

Packers say mounting injuries 'emotionally tolling'

The preseason has not been kind to the Green Bay Packers as injuries have already jeopordized their talent base, but even more important is the mental factor that is taking effect. "It's the sport we play," second-year center Corey Linsley said, via Packers News. "It sucks, and you rally around the guys when stuff like that happens, because it's emotionally tolling." "These...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb: Shoulder issue won't be long-term

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb doesn't sound the least bit concerned about the shoulder injury that forced him out of Saturday's preseason game. "It's not my collarbone," he told reporters, who weren't exactly sure what type of injury he suffered. "I don't think it will be [a long-term thing]," Cobb said, via the team official website. "We're just taking it...
Via 60 Max Power O
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers believe Randall Cobb will be available Week 1

The Green Bay Packers were extremely depressed to hear that Jordy Nelson would miss the entire 2015 NFL season due to a torn ACL. It was a huge blow for an offense that has relied on him for big numbers for a long time. Randall Cobb was more than ready to take over the top receiver role, but went down with an injury of his own on Saturday evening in Green Bay’s preseason game against...
Via This Given Sunday
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Escape Huge Scare With Randall Cobb

According to ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky, the Green Bay Packers believe wide receiver Randall Cobb has a good chance to play in the Week 1 opener at Chicago after tests confirmed a sprained shoulder. This likely means Cobb only suffered the Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint, although it’s unlikely that the Packers will ever reveal such detailed injury information. Cobb initially feared...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson on Seahawks: ‘We’ll be just fine on offense’

The Seattle Seahawks are without question one of the best teams in the NFL and they are led by star quarterback Russell Wilson. There are some question marks surrounding their offense with the 2015 season about to get underway, but Wilson is not concerned about any of the troubles that the media has brought up about them. “Ultimately, we have to finish drives. That’s on me...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Packers Receiver Makes Best Catch Of The 2015 NFL Preseason

Here’s the scenario: you’re an NFL wide receiver and your team is getting killed in a meaningless preseason game by 25 points late in the third quarter. You run your route and get dragged down by the opposing defensive back on a play. What do you do? While some players would have just let the ball drop and gotten the penalty for pass interference, Green Bay Packers wide receiver...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts on the Philadelphia 39-26 win over the Packers

As the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers game has officially come to a close on Saturday, there are many questions that have to be answered about the Packers, the Eagles, not so much. First off, the injury just keep piling up for the Green Bay Packers. Last week, the Packers lost wideout Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL. Tonight, they lost three more players as Nelson’s fellow...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Injury Bug Hits Packers Again, Eagles Beat Green Bay 39-26

The Green Bay Packers lost Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga and Micah Hyde to injuries and the Philadelphia Eagles used a precise passing attack led by Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez to hand the Packers their second straight preseason loss. Green Bay was unable to slow the Eagles’ fast-paced and highly efficient offense, especially early in the game. Philadelphia jumped out to a 25-0...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

The Packers recently lost No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending ACL injury, which made Cobb the team’s new top target in the passing game. Cobb tallied 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t play Saturday night, and we probably won’t see him again until Week 1. Thumbnail photo via Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Packers vs. Eagles

The Packers must be down to 75 players by Tuesday, so tonight’s game is the last chance for quite a few long shots to show they deserve to stick around for at least another week. Here are 13 players who could be fighting for their NFL lives in a few hours: JAVESS BLUE – The rookie wide receiver from Kentucky suffered a shoulder injury during the Family Night scrimmage on Aug...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the First Wave of Packer Cuts

As we get closer to the end of camp, that means that, unfortunately, “The Turk” will come calling for players. And when he tells them that coach wants to see them, they know that their time is up. For the Packers it is no different, except that this year the cuts are much more difficult. The first cut down needs to take place by Tuesday, and the roster has to be down to 75. Currently...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Green Bay Packers should not panic

The Green Bay Packers lost their star receiver in Jordy Nelson for the season earlier this week, and the Packers’ fans may have gone into panic mode. However, there is no need for this, seeing how the Packers’ offense is still deep and can attack from the ground and through the air. The Packers have three reasons they should not worry about losing Jordy Nelson. The first reason...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Most Overpaid Player

It’s not a big deal since the Packers are still nearly $16 million under the salary cap, but it’s clear a month into training camp that fourth-year safety Sean Richardson is the most overpaid player on the team. The former Vanderbilt star will make more money in 2015 than all but a dozen players on the entire roster. This, despite the fact he’s been no better than the 9th or...
Via Packers Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers game-by-game predictions (Part 2)

My early projections have the Green Bay Packers sitting at a pretty 7-1 record throughout the first half of their season. Their lone loss will come to the Denver Broncos in the Mile High City during Week 8, but the Pack will manage to get by dangerous teams like Carolina, Seattle and San Diego. With the Packers through their toughest part of the schedule, they’ll start off the...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

The Green Bay Packers lost their second-best offensive player, Jordy Nelson, to a torn ACL last week. Now, they may be protecting their best offensive player from getting injured in a meaningless preseason game. All signs point to quarterback Aaron Rodgers sitting out the remainder of the preseason, which is a very smart move by head coach Mike McCarthy. The reality is, veteran...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Packers Lineman, Steelers Receiver for Substance Abuse Violations

Two teams have found out how long they will be without members of their respective squads, as the league handed down punishment for substance abuse violations. First up, the Green Bay Packers knew they would be without former FSU star Letroy Guion for a bit, but it was confirmed on Thursday: Green Bay's Letroy Guion suspended first three games for violating the NFL Policy and Program...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson: Move done “a gazillion times” led to torn ACL

Jordy Nelson tore his ACL during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Green Bay Packers wide receiver remains stunned at the season-ending injury. According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Nelson believes the career-altering event was nothing more than a fluke. “It’s just honestly bad timing. When you plant and you turn and you explode...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers rookie WR Ty Montgomery taking over for Jordy Nelson

The Green Bay Packers suffered a huge loss on Sunday afternoon when Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL. He will miss the entire 2015 season, and losing him will hurt the Green Bay offense in a big way. Nelson is one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL, and finding a way to replace him is going to be extremely difficult. Ty Montgomery was selected in the third round...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie White’s widow upset with Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame received criticism for a rule that doesn’t allow family members to speak on behalf of deceased inductees, and Sara White, the widow of legendary Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Reggie White, is upset with another bylaw. According to Jeff Pearlman, White wants her husband’s Hall of Fame ring for her children. Instead, White—who believes the...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eyeless Aaron Rodgers on ‘Madden 16’ is straight-up nightmare fuel (pic)

GAH! Aaron Rodgers is apparently such a phenomenal quarterback he doesn’t even need eyes to survey the field and pick apart defenses. At least that is how a hilarious glitch in “Madden 16” makes it appear as the Green Bay Packers quarterback is depicted sans eyes in his ocular cavities. ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes in a tweet that downloading all the patches will remove...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the NFL’s preseason needs an overhaul

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is believed to have torn his ACL Sunday in an exhibition game that was of little value to the veteran. There doesn’t seem to be much anyone can do about non-contact injuries, but just about every team spends the preseason trying to manage playing time of key veterans to reduce injury risk. No one loves preseason games. Even the owners—the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley takes shot at Aaron Rodgers

Jermichael Finley is not the biggest Aaron Rodgers fan, and the ex-Packers tight end thinks his former quarterback is going to be exposed without his top wide receiver. Jordy Nelson suffered what many believe is a torn ACL during Sunday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After news of Nelson’s injury circulated, Finley, who suffered a severe neck injury in 2013...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson injury will showcase Aaron Rodgers' brilliance

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is likely out for the 2015 NFL season with an ACL injury, meaning Aaron Rodgers is facing the biggest test of his already legendary career. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Nelson’s injury Sunday, noting an MRI is upcoming to confirm the initial diagnosis of a torn ACL. Nelson has undoubtedly been the top receiving target for Aaron...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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