|Offense||23rd||115.6 (12th)||218.9 (25th)|
|Defense||15th||119.1 (20th)||227.6 (6th)|
|17||Adams, Davante||WR||6-1||215||12/24/1992||3||Fresno State|
|32||Banjo, Chris||CB||5-10||207||2/26/1990||3||Southern Methodist|
|67||Barclay, Don||T||6-4||305||4/18/1989||5||West Virginia|
|58||Barrington, Sam||ILB||6-1||240||10/5/1990||4||South Florida|
|93||Boyd, Josh||DE||6-3||310||8/3/1989||4||Mississippi State|
|54||Bradford, Carl||OLB||6-1||245||8/15/1992||2||Arizona State|
|42||Burnett, Morgan||SS||6-1||209||1/13/1989||7||Georgia Tech|
|21||Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha||FS||6-1||208||12/21/1992||3||Alabama|
|Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||8||South Carolina|
|38||Crockett, John||RB||6-0||217||2/16/1992||1||North Dakota State|
|2||Crosby, Mason (FA)||K||6-1||207||9/3/1984||10||Colorado|
|31||Daniel, Robertson||DB||6-1||210||10/1/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Fackrell, Kyler||OLB||6-5||245||11/25/1991||R||Utah State|
|61||Goode, Brett (FA)||LS||6-1||255||11/2/1984||9||Arkansas|
|98||Guion, Letroy||DE||6-4||322||6/21/1987||9||Florida State|
|36||Gunter, LaDarius||CB||6-2||201||5/13/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|Henry, Mitchell||TE||6-4||252||12/11/1992||1||Western Kentucky|
|83||Janis, Jeff||WR||6-3||219||6/24/1991||3||Saginaw Valley State|
|Johnson, Jamel||WR||6-2||227||7/9/1991||1||Alabama State|
|89||Jones, James (FA)||WR||6-1||208||3/31/1984||10||San Jose State|
|30||Kuhn, John (FA)||FB||6-0||250||9/9/1982||11||Shippensburg|
|70||Lang, T.J.||G||6-4||318||9/20/1987||8||Eastern Michigan|
|63||Linsley, Corey||C||6-3||301||7/27/1991||3||Ohio State|
|59||Lovato, Rick||LS||6-2||235||9/9/1992||1||Old Dominion|
|96||Neal, Mike (FA)||OLB||6-3||262||6/26/1987||7||Purdue|
|87||Nelson, Jordy||WR||6-3||217||5/31/1985||9||Kansas State|
|64||Pennel, Mike||DE||6-4||332||5/9/1991||3||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|56||Peppers, Julius||OLB||6-7||287||1/18/1980||15||North Carolina|
|81||Quarless, Andrew (FA)||TE||6-4||252||10/6/1988||6||Penn State|
|90||Raji, B.J. (FA)||NT||6-2||337||7/11/1986||8||Boston College|
|23||Randall, Damarious||CB||5-11||196||8/29/1992||2||Arizona State|
|28||Richardson, Sean (FA)||CB||6-2||216||1/21/1990||5||Vanderbilt|
|24||Rollins, Quinten||CB||5-11||195||7/15/1992||2||Miami (Ohio)|
|37||Shields, Sam||CB||5-11||184||12/8/1987||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|71||Sitton, Josh||G||6-3||318||6/16/1986||9||Central Florida|
|65||Taylor, Lane||G||6-3||324||11/22/1989||4||Oklahoma State|
|48||Thomas, Joe||LB||6-1||227||5/6/1991||2||South Carolina State|
|60||Vujnovich, Jeremy||T||6-5||300||10/12/1990||1||Louisiana Coll.|
|79||Walker, Josh||G||6-5||328||6/2/1991||2||Middle Tennessee State|
|Williams, Ryan||QB||6-6||222||//||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|5||Williams, Ed||WR||6-2||195||3/14/1991||1||Fort Hays State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Randall took some lumps from Oakland's Amari Cooper on Sunday, but he was productive in the fantasy department thanks to the pick-six -- the first of his career. Randall is up to 51 tackles (46 solo) and three interceptions 13 games into his rookie season.
Adams was considered unlikely to play after suffering an MCL injury last weekend, so Friday's news confirms he'll be unavailable Saturday. Although he struggled for most of this season, Adams' absence leaves the Packers' receiving corp a bit thin against Arizona's deep and talented secondary, but Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis are the most likely candidates to see more playing time.
Starks, who was reportedly looking to earn a starting role with another team during the offseason, will provide some insurance for the Packers should Eddie Lacy continue to struggle with injury and conditioning issues that plagued him throughout the 2015 season. While this deal will take Starks through age 32, he's never carried the ball more than 150 times in a season, so there's reason to believe he might have some gas in the tank, should he be asked to carry the load on offense.
Bulaga has been a limited participant in practice all week -- a good sign considering he hasn't been able to take the field since Week 1 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. That being said, no official word has been announced regarding his status for Week 5, likely making him a game-time decision against the Rams.
Jones has followed in the footsteps of recent first-round picks of the Packers along the defensive front, totaling eight sacks in 44 career games. Nevertheless, defensive coordinator Dom Capers experimented with Jones at OLB this past season, and the coaching staff liked what he presented, even if his performance didn't translate to the box score. In order to log more time at the position, though, Jones will likely need to trim some of the 285 pounds from his 6-foot-4 frame.
Clark has the combination of athleticism and stockiness that general manage Ted Thompson tends to look for in defensive lineman, and he heads to Green Bay after a very productive final season for UCLA. He posted 75 tackles (11 for a loss) and six sacks for the Bruins last year, though he might not immediately see a big play count in a Green Bay defense with names like Mike Daniels, Letroy Guion, Josh Boyd and Datone Jones contributing in three-man fronts.
Guion's three year extension could see him make up to $11.75 million and will keep him in green and gold until he is 31. The Packers have now locked up long-term deals with Guion and fellow defensive tackle Mike Daniels. This could be an indication that B.J. Raji, who is slated to become a free agent next month, is on his way out of Green Bay. Guion has four sacks and 65 tackles in his two seasons with the Packers.
Active status implies that Shields has been cleared from the concussion protocol. When compounded with the healthy scratch of rookie cornerback LaDarius Gunter, Shields appears poised to take on a significant workload, though Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com warned earlier Saturday that the veteran corner may be contained to a limited role.
Abbrederis was targeted four times on Sunday, with his longest reception going for nine yards. He had a critical two-point conversion reception that put the Packers up by 14 early in the fourth quarter. Abbrederis is likely to continue to see his number called during the Packers' playoff push after Davante Adams went down with a knee injury.
Daniels has found a home as the Packers' starting defensive end in Dom Capers' 3-4 defense, recording a career high in tackles in 2015. Although the soon-to-be fifth-year player has seen his sack numbers decline in each of the last two seasons, he remains a vital part of Green Bay's run-stopping front. Unfortunately, Daniels' numbers will always be a bit tapered since his position in the 3-4 is often tasked with occupying blockers and allowing others to make tackles.
During a spot Wednesday at Super Bowl 50's Radio Row, Cobb revealed the nature of the lung injury that knocked him out of the playoffs, relaying "I punctured my lung." Because he avoided a rib fracture in the process of landing on his back, he speculated that the fact he was miked up played a role in the injury, which left the Packers reeling at wideout in the eventual defeat. Nevertheless, with Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Aaron Rodgers is poised to have his entire arsenal of weapons healthy at the outset of next season.
After undergoing surgery on his ankle in December, Montgomery has shown steady progress in the hopes of returning to the field healthy this season. "Everything is moving smoothly. My timeline is their timeline. We're all working together and just making sure the best things happen for me to get healthy", Montgomery said.
Cook was released by the Rams earlier this offseason after finishing with 39 catches for 481 yards and zero touchdowns in 2015. Now, he'll join the Packers on a one-year, "prove-it" deal in hopes of landing another long-term contract down the road. Fortunately for Cook, Green Bay's lack of speed at tight end makes him a unique target on offense, and a quarterback of Aaron Rodgers' quality is surely an upgrade from any of the signal callers he's played with across his seven-year career thus far.
The nature and extent of Barrington's setback is uncertain, but it will prevent him from taking the field again this season. With Barrington out, Nate Palmer will step into the starting lineup at middle linebacker alongside Clay Matthews.
Quarless missed the vast majority of this season due to a knee issue, which required fluid draining earlier this week. With concerns over his health and effectiveness going forward, the Packers decided to shut Quarless down for the year, opening the door for Justin Perillo to serve as Richard Rodgers' main backup at tight end ahead of Saturday's playoff game in Arizona.
Nelson characteristically didn't make any proclamations on when he'll be 100 percent, but it's telling that he reported no "mental blocks" or worries about losing a step after going through Monday's workout. Following his torn ACL suffered last preseason, all indications suggest Nelson has been recovering with great progress, shedding positive light on his outlook ahead of Week 1. Nonetheless, Nelson's involvement will have to be monitored throughout the build-up to this season, and onlookers should expect the Packers to take every precaution necessary with their star wideout.
The 2015 season came to an abrupt close for Richardson, who sustained the second herniated disc of his career and subsequently underwent cervical spinal fusion. Receiving clearance to work on the field -- sans contact, of course -- is an encouraging sign in the special teamer's quest to return to the NFL. However, his former employer, the Packers, has been stingy in the past with players boasting neck concerns -- see Jermichael Finley and Nick Collins -- so it's unclear if Richardson will ever achieve his ultimate goal.
After suffering a hamstring injury at practice Thursday, Perillo was listed as a non-participant on Friday's injury report. With Andrew Quarless back in the picture, though, Perillo will be afforded a week of rest.
Peppers saw his sack total go from seven in his first year in Green Bay to 10.5 last season, an even more impressive increase when you consider that his defensive snap percentage dropped from 73.9 to 66.6 percent from his first year as a Packer to his second. The reduction in snap percentage is likely an effort to increase his longevity and effectiveness, and it appears to have done both, with Peppers expected to return for his 15th season, for which he'll be 36 years old. He started every game last season and has been very effective as a pass rusher since joining the Packers in 2014. As a result, there's nothing to indicate that he won't be equally impactful in 2016.
It was Matthews' third multiple sack performance of the season and the first since Oct. 11. He appears to be returning to full form since suffering ankle and knee injuries in Week 8, which he has played through all season. In the three games leading up to Sunday's victory, Matthews totaled 3 tackles and a sack.
Crockett was in uniform Sunday for the first time since Week 13, but he was not involved in the offense until after starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers was removed from the game, so it's unlikely he will be much of a factor in the Packers' key Week 17 matchup with the Vikings.
Burnett started the 2015 season with a lingering calf injury, missing five of the Packer's first six games, so it's important to take the free safety's stat line with a grain of salt. The seventh year player remains a vital part of Dom Capers' defense and he will be on the field making tackles if he can stay injury-free. Since 2011, in seasons where Burnett has played 15 or more regular season games, he has recorded an average of 119.7 tackles and two interceptions, making him a great fantasy option when he is healthy.
Also suiting up for Denver are offensive tackle Paul Cornick (shoulder), defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (elbow), linebacker Lerentee McCray (illness), center Will Montgomery (knee), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ribs), cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), tight end Jacob Tamme (ribs) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
Both Rollins and Sam Shields emerged from Week 8 with shoulder injuries, and their failure to practice in advance of Sunday's game has yielded the expected results. With the duo out, rookie Damarious Randall will likely earn the start at cornerback opposite Casey Hayward.
Perillo will provide depth at tight end behind Richard Rodgers and Kennard Backman, but it's unlikely he will provide much Fantasy value even if one or both goes down with an injury.
Clinton-Dix increased his numbers across the board from his rookie to his sophomore season. Along with this, he saw his defensive snap percentage go from 86.1 percent in his first year to 99.7 percent in his last campaign, establishing him as a key cog in what was a vastly improved Green Bay defense. With the possible exception of Casey Hayward, who is a free agent, the Packers are set to return all of the players from last season's defensive backfield. Clinton-Dix is likely to see another year of very high usage along with continued improvement as he'll enter his third year in the league.
Tuesday's deadline to use the the franchise or transitional tag came and went, but only a few hours later, Crosby's agent revealed the development. During a Week 2 victory versus the Seahawks this past season, he drew past predecessor Ryan Longwell into the top spot in points in Packers annals and currently resides at 1,145 points in his nine-year career. The upcoming contract will last through his age-35 season, so considering he upholds his standard, he's put himself in position to be a Packer for life.
With Davante Adams (knee) sidelined and Randall Cobb (chest) exiting the game early, Rodgers equaled his second-highest target total of the season. He acquitted himself well overall as a safety valve target for Aaron Rodgers, who was up against a fierce Cardinals pass rush that had taken him down eight times in their Week 16 meeting. The second-year pro turned in a very solid sophomore campaign, boosting his catch total to 58 and hauling in an impressive eight touchdowns. He also was targeted an abundant 85 times, a number partially influenced by wideout Jordy Nelson's season-long absence.
Boyd was previously thought to have escaped serious injury, but upon Monday's MRI revealing torn ankle ligaments, Boyd's condition appears worse than hoped. With a broken ankle bone as well, Boyd may now be sidelined for the remainder of this season, potentially leaving the Packers without a member of their defensive line rotation.
An undrafted free agent in 2014, Pennel served behind B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion last season, notching one sack among 25 tackles. The Packers have already inked Guion to a three-year deal, and Raji may leave in free agency, leaving more snaps available to Pennel once he fulfills the suspension. However, the preceding is assuming Pennel even lands a spot on the eventual 53-man roster.
Lacy's weight issue was called out by coach Mike McCarthy at the end of last season, and judging by his appearance at the Packers' workout Monday, Lacy appears to have taken his coach's words seriously. According to teammates, a noticeably trimmer Lacy looked good at Monday's workout, which followed a three-month span in which Lacy trained with P90X founder Tony Horton to improve his conditioning. With a more nimble figure, Lacy will aim for a resurgent 2016 campaign, which marks the final year of his rookie contract with the Packers.
Ryan replaced an ineffective Nate Palmer in the first half of Sunday's loss and made a number of plays in the first extended action of his professional career. His Week 9 showing should earn him more snaps moving forward, and could even earn him a starting job.
Earlier reports said the Packers tendered Barclay at the lowest level of $1.542 million. He missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL after starting 14 games for the team in 2013.
Released by both the Raiders and Giants last year, Jones temporarily revived his career after landing back in Green Bay, posting a 50-890-8 receiving line in 16 games. He shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new home, but he'll likely have to prove that he's worthy of a roster spot when not playing with Aaron Rodgers. Soon to be 32 years old, Jones is unlikely to establish fantasy value outside of Green Bay. For their part, the Packers seem happy to move forward with Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis competing for playing time alongside Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson (knee).
At left tackle, Thomas is the anchor of the Cleveland offensive line. His absence could have meant struggles in both pass protection and the running game, but Thomas hasn't missed a game in his career, and he'll keep that streak alive Sunday. With Alex Mack (calf) and Cameron Erving (ankle) also listed as active, the Cleveland offensive line will send out their regular starting five, even if they may be operating at less than 100 percent.
Mere cleanups, such as the one performed on his knee, generally don't have a long-lasting impact, and Rodgers' recovery appears to be no different. Monday marked the first day of the Packers' offseason program, which head coach Mike McCarthy noted in February would include Rodgers. Because the preceding came to fruition and Rodgers is feeling no ill effects from the procedure, he can now look forward to rebuilding his rapport with Jordy Nelson (knee), who was able to participate Monday as well.
The questionables are cornerback Jarrett Bush (groin) and linebackers Nick Perry (shoulder) and Jayrone Elliott (hamstring). The probables are guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle) and linebacker Clay Matthews (groin).
Neal underwent hernia surgery during the offseason, which caused him to miss the beginning of training camp, but he said the injury has healed.
"I wanted to practice the first day we had practice, but the timetable was set by Dr. and [general manager] Ted [Thompson]," he said. "It was just one of those things that they wanted to go through and watch me and see how it felt. We just made a decision in the morning we'd go with it. There was no need to hold out any longer. I'd been out for a while. So it was time to get back out there."
Goodson will be free to participate in all of the Packers' offseason and preseason preparations, but will be forced to miss the first quarter of the upcoming regular season. A depth cornerback that saw more playing time toward the end of last season, Goodson's absence will open the door for teammates to fill his role on defense and special teams.
"Aaron is getting ready to play," McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. "Looks good. Everything is on schedule."
McCarthy also had a positive report on Lacy.
"Looks good to me," McCarthy said.
The Seahawks are considered 7 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) has been ruled out while linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) is questionable and tackle David Bakhtiari (back) and defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee) are probable.
The only exception is defensive tackle Datone Jones (ankle), who is questionable.
Kuhn has been with the Packers since 2007 and was named to his third Pro Bowl last term, but has yet to hear whether Green Bay plans to re-sign his for this season. Last year, the veteran signed a one-year deal with the Packers just days before spring workouts started. However, with rising second-year fullback Aaron Ripkowski now in the mix, Kuhn is no longer the only player at his position. That being said, he's certainly a fan favorite in Green Bay, and could help the Packers re-establish their running attack if he returns this season.
Fackrell is a big and versatile linebacker, standing at 6-foot-5, 245 pounds and with the ability to play either on the edge or off the ball. He's not the most disruptively explosive linebacker, but Fackrell is a smooth athlete who should be able to provide Green Bay with snaps at both inside and outside linebacker.
Perry has battled injuries and bouts of ineffectiveness since he was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. However, he came to life in the Packers' pair of postseason tilts this past season, totaling 3.5 sacks among eight tackles and a forced fumble. If he's able to channel such production over an entire campaign, he could parlay this one-year deal into a big payday. More likely, though, his final defensive snap count will linger around the 33.4 percent he received in 2015.
Raji's intention to retire comes as he hit the free agent market following his seventh season in Green Bay. Drafted ninth overall in 2009, Raji was instrumental on the Packers' Super Bowl-winning team in 2010, registering a career-best 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Since then, Raji's performance level steeply declined, evidenced by just 3.5 total sacks, and he also missed the entire 2014 campaign due to a preseason biceps tear. At 30 years old, it appears Raji is ready to call time on his NFL career, taking his name out of consideration from potential suitors.
Janis was a persona non grata for much of his second campaign, primarily because he was raw as a receiver. First, though, he had to gain the trust of McCarthy on special teams, which turned into a season-long affair and resulted exactly two regular season catches for the second year in a row. Pressed into duty in the divisional round at Arizona due to Randall Cobb's lung injury, Janis kickstarted the offense, corralling seven of 11 targets for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The performance endured Janis further to the coaching staff, but his development in the offseason will ultimately determine his next step as a professional.
Men's CBUK by Cutter & Buck Charcoal Green Bay Packers Fairwood Polo Shop Now!