Packers fullback John Kuhn notched a one-yard touchdown and caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's victory over the 49ers. Kuhn touched the ball Sunday for the first two times all season, and found his way into the end zone on the first. He will be a threat to steal a touchdown when the Packers are close to the goal line, but Eddie Lacy remains the Packers' top running back option in short-yardage situations.
The Packers re-signed fullback and fan favorite John Kuhn to a one-year, $870,000 deal, according to his agent Kevin Gold, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Kuhn's deal also includes workout and Pro Bowl bonuses. Kuhn, 32, has spent eight of his nine seasons with the Packers, rushing for 591 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a receiving option, the fullback has 76 receptions for 516 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Packers are still interested in signing fullback John Kuhn to the roster, reports the Journal Sentinel. When head coach Mike McCarthy was asked if Kuhn still has value, he replied, "Absolutely." "I've always looked at the fullback and tight end position as one. I feel you have to have flexibility and versatility within those two positions. It keeps you in and out of a number of different personnel groups." Kuhn, 32, has spent eight of his nine seasons with the Packers, rushing for 591 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a receiving option, the fullback has 76 receptions for 516 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Packers got several big contributions in their 43-37 win over the Falcons on Monday night. Tight end Andrew Quarless caught three of four targets for 52 yards, including a 30-yard gain on 3rd-and-17. Rookie wideout Davante Adams caught one of four targets for 6 yards. Fullback John Kuhn had a 4-yard rush and a 6-yard catch. They'll all visit the Bills in Week 15.
The Packers backup pass catchers didn't do much Week 12 against the Vikings. Andrew Quarless pulled down two catches for 50 yards. He finished third on the team in receiving. Davante Adams had one catch, gaining 10 yards. John Kuhn also had one catch, picking up 9 yards. Richard Rodgers only had 1 yard, but had the biggest impact of the bunch. In the second quarter, he hauled in a 1 yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers. The bunch will look for more Week 13 against the Patriots.
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