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Packers will sit all starters against Raiders amid field problems in Winnipeg

Packers will sit all starters against Raiders amid field problems in Winnipeg

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports After the pregame mess with the field in Winnipeg, the Packers are not taking any chances with injury. After a few hours of poking, prodding, and kicking at some holes in the IG Field turf this evening, the Green Bay Packers’ preseason game against the Oakland Raiders will go on as scheduled. However, this contest will go off with a few notable changes to the original plan. The field is under scrutiny because of issues with the conversion from Canadian football dimensions to an American football field. CFL fields are longer, but have the goal posts near the...
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Packers vs. Raiders Preseason - First half game(?) thread

Packers vs. Raiders Preseason - First half game(?) thread

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Packers are in Winnipeg to take on the Raiders, pending field issues; follow along here. It’s just about game time. In theory. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders are getting ready to head out on the turf at IG Field in Winnipeg to get the teams’ third preseason game underway. However, the turf is putting the game in question, the second time in four seasons that a Packers preseason game is having major issues thanks to shoddy field conditions. About two hours before game time, officials from both teams began examining an area of turf in one...
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NFL Preseason 2019 - Week three game schedule & open thread

NFL Preseason 2019 - Week three game schedule & open thread

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Once the Packers finish up in Winnipeg, there will be plenty more games to follow through the weekend. The third week of the NFL preseason typically sees the most playing time for starters, and therefore it makes it the most interesting week for casual fans of the league. This year, we may or may not see Aaron Rodgers suit up for the Green Bay Packers, but most other starting quarterbacks around the league will be in uniform for a quarter or two. This week’s games will run from Thursday through Sunday, as each team around the league faces a Thursday...
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Packers’ good pass protection is giving Matt LaFleur solid evaluations on his backup QBs

Packers’ good pass protection is giving Matt LaFleur solid evaluations on his backup QBs

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Likewise, LaFleur’s scheme is helping the line keep its QBs clean by getting the football out quickly. The Green Bay Packers appear to be struggling to decide on a backup (or multiple backups) for quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the 2019 preseason and training camp. DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle are competing for the #2 job behind Rodgers, with undrafted rookie Manny Wilkins getting a handful of preseason snaps late in the team’s first two games. And although the two QBs have had their ups and downs, the team has at least been seeing them under fairly ideal...
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Thursday Cheese Curds: Trevor Davis’ moment of truth has arrived

Thursday Cheese Curds: Trevor Davis’ moment of truth has arrived

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Now that he’s being challenged at returner as well as receiver, tonight’s game is critical for the former Cal standout Succeeding in special teams is usually enough for a player to make a roster but eventually you’ll have to demonstrate other skills to remain on the roster. That moment has arrived for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis. He’s made the roster the past two seasons largely on his kick return abilities and has struggled to develop as a wide receiver. This year’s training camp has been different. Davis is still penciled in as...
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In the land of tall Packers receivers, Darrius Shepherd makes a case for a spot in the slot

In the land of tall Packers receivers, Darrius Shepherd makes a case for a spot in the slot

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via The undrafted wide receiver is in the thick of a roster battle, but he differs from the Packers’ recent run on size-speed weapons. From Julian Edelman to Tyreek Hill, slot wide receivers have played a large role in changing the offensive strategies of today’s NFL. For the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb filled that role adequately when healthy over the past few seasons. But as Green Bay continues to wait for a slot receiver to emerge in 2019, there could be a developmental prospect firmly entering the roster bubble. That would be Darrius...
Aug 21, 2019
Packers vs. Raiders Game Primer: Time, location, TV/online streaming, & more

Packers vs. Raiders Game Primer: Time, location, TV/online streaming, & more

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Raiders are the home team, but make no mistake: this will be a strange environment on Thursday evening. This week, the Green Bay Packers travel to the Great White North. The Packers are in Canada — Winnipeg, Manitoba to be exact — for their third preseason game. Normally, this game at this point in the preseason would indicate that Aaron Rodgers and the starters will get significant playing time, and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur indicated several days ago that the starters, Aaron Rodgers included, should expect to play the first half. However, after...
Aug 21, 2019
Wednesday Walkthroughs: Who has the most to prove in the Packers’ third preseason game?

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Who has the most to prove in the Packers’ third preseason game?

Photo by Rob Leiter/ APC discussed which players need to show out on Thursday in Winnipeg. Players on the Green Bay Packers’ roster bubble are dangerously close to running out of opportunities. The bulk of training camp is already over, the third preseason game is drawing near, and chances to make an impression are dwindling. This year’s preseason has produced several intriguing position battles, ones which may not be resolved until the final snap of the exhibition schedule. Here are the players we think have the most to prove as the Packers head north of the border for their...
Aug 21, 2019
NFC North Rundown: Lions wait to see new DL in action, Vikings evaluate backup QBs

NFC North Rundown: Lions wait to see new DL in action, Vikings evaluate backup QBs

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer recently endorsed Sean Mannion as the second-string quarterback, but in a roundabout way. An ugly 26-13 loss in Baltimore left a bitter taste in some Green Bay Packers fans’ mouths last Thursday night, especially on the heels of an unforeseen injury to Aaron Rodgers that kept him from making his first preseason appearance. With the Packers being cautious with Rodgers’ usage since then, many fans remain unsettled about the quarterback’s need for at least some level of playing time in preparation for the regular season. Around the...
Aug 21, 2019
Wednesday Cheese Curds: Elgton Jenkins to Lane Taylor: En Guard!

Wednesday Cheese Curds: Elgton Jenkins to Lane Taylor: En Guard!

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The battle between the rookie and veteran for starting guard was inevitable, but perhaps not this quickly. Just under two years ago, Lane Taylor signed a contract extension after going from an undrafted free agent to a very good starting guard. Fast forward to today and Taylor is now fighting for his job. Such is life in the National Football League. In his defense, it’s not like Taylor has been awful. It’s just that rookie Elgton Jenkins has just been excellent. According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins has yet to allow a quarterback pressure in the...
Aug 20, 2019
Packers TE Jace Sternberger began road back from concussion protocol Tuesday

Packers TE Jace Sternberger began road back from concussion protocol Tuesday

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The rookie isn’t all the way out of concussion protocol yet, but he appears to be getting close. On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers finally got some good news regarding one of the team’s early 2019 NFL Draft picks. Third-round pick Jace Sternberger, who has been out of practice for about two weeks, returned to the field on Tuesday as the team prepares for its third preseason game this week. Sternberger suffered an injury in the team’s first joint practice with the Houston Texans on August 5th. he took a big hit from rookie Texans cornerback Lonnie...
Aug 20, 2019
Tuesday Cheese Curds: Debate over Aaron Rodgers’ playing time rages on

Tuesday Cheese Curds: Debate over Aaron Rodgers’ playing time rages on

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports No one actually knows the correct answer, but that doesn’t stop people from thinking they do It’s become the biggest question of the preseason and no one will know the correct answer for the next two months. “Should Aaron Rodgers play in the preseason and if so, how much?” It’s a question making the rounds at almost every Packers site on the internet and it’s a fair question to ask. Green Bay is running a new offensive system for the first time in 13 years and Rodgers should need some live game reps to adjust to it, correct? That’s the...
Aug 19, 2019
Packers training camp 2019 - August 19th live practice updates

Packers training camp 2019 - August 19th live practice updates

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The Packers bring the open portion of training camp to a close today. Today is a bittersweet day for Green Bay Packers fans; while it brings the team one step closer to the start of real football and there is another open training camp practice, today’s session is the final practice open to fans this summer. It has been entertaining following Matt LaFleur’s first training camp as the Packers’ head coach, but after today everything moves indoors as the team puts its finishing touches on camp for the last week and a half. There are practices scheduled for...
Aug 19, 2019
Packers agree to injury settlement with 2018 7th-round pick Kendall Donnerson

Packers agree to injury settlement with 2018 7th-round pick Kendall Donnerson

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The project is over, at least for the time being. In 2018, with the Green Bay Packers seemingly needing depth at the outside linebacker position, new general manager Brian Gutekunst did not land any free agents, adding only one player to the position group in that year’s NFL Draft. That player, seventh-round pick Kendall Donnerson, was a ridiculous athlete, but coming out of Southeast Missouri State he was a project at the NFL level. Donnerson went on to spend most of 2018 on the practice squad, earning a late-season call-up to the 53-man roster but never...
Aug 19, 2019
Building a better team is the best path to protecting against an Aaron Rodgers injury

Building a better team is the best path to protecting against an Aaron Rodgers injury

The offense struggled mightily against the Ravens without Aaron Rodgers under center. | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Brett Hundley’s struggles in 2017 reignited the debate about the Packers’ backup plan for their star QB. With DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle looking shaky, the question persists. But Green Bay should be focused on the bolstering the team around Rodgers, not behind him. There’s a legendary, potentially apocryphal, story about Peyton Manning’s backup. One day, Jon Gruden asked Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore why Manning’s backup wasn’t getting more...