|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|
|Anderson, Demetris||DT||6-2||304||4/12/1992||R||Central Florida|
|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|
|54||Bradford, Carl||OLB||6-1||245||8/15/1992||2||Arizona State|
|Brice, Kentrell||DB||5-11||201||8/11/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|Brown, Beniquez||OLB||6-1||229||4/29/1993||R||Mississippi State|
|42||Burnett, Morgan||SS||6-1||209||1/13/1989||7||Georgia Tech|
|Callahan, Joe||QB||6-1||215||6/4/1993||R||Wesley College|
|21||Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha||FS||6-1||208||12/21/1992||3||Alabama|
|89||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|
|31||Daniel, Robertson||DB||6-1||210||10/1/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Dorleant, Makinton||DB||5-11||185||10/6/1992||R||Northern Iowa|
|Evans, Marwin||DB||6-1||194||4/10/1993||R||Utah State|
|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.)|
|Hawkins, Josh||CB||5-10||183||1/23/1993||R||East Carolina|
|84||Henry, Mitchell||TE||6-4||252||12/11/1992||1||Western Kentucky|
|James, Josh||T||6-6||315||5/9/1993||R||Carroll (Mont.)|
|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|
|Kuder, Tyler||DT||6-3||305||6/3/1992||R||Idaho 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|
|86||Pierce, Casey||TE||6-3||244||8/21/1991||1||Kent State|
|Pikula, Manoa||LB||6-1||236||2/23/1993||R||Brigham Young|
|Price, Brian||DT||6-3||322||6/24/1994||R||Texas-San Antonio|
|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|
|79||Walker, Josh||G||6-5||328||6/2/1991||2||Middle Tennessee State|
|Waters, Herb||WR||6-2||194||11/10/1992||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Williams, Marquise||QB||6-2||216||10/5/1992||R||North Carolina|
|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.
With Ed Williams and Jamel Johnson also in the depth mix, wideout is a crowded position for the Packers at this stage. The fact that Adams was a second-round draft pick in 2014 makes it likely that he'll stick around after last cuts, but either way, between the return to health of Nelson and all the competition at wideout, Adams could be hard-pressed to match the 50-catch output he turned in over 13 games in 2015.
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.
The Packers took Jones in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but, like all of Green Bay's first-round selections since the CBA was updated in 2011, was deemed unworthy of having his fifth-year option exercised. The decision is fully justified, as Jones has been disappointingly average in his tenure as a Packer thus far and would command a hefty $6.57 million. However, defensive coordinator Dom Capers hasn't written off the UCLA product quite yet. Jones will reportedly shift to an 'elephant linebacker' role in 2016 as a means for him to play both alongside, and in place of, teammate Julius Peppers. Should Jones prove effective in his new role, he may earn a deal similar to that of Green Bay's 2012 first-round pick, Nick Perry, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract after having his own fifth-year option declined a year before.
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.
Martinez was a leading contributor on an always tough Stanford defense, leading the Cardinal in tackles in each of the last two years. Martinez is light for a 3-4 inside linebacker (237 pounds) but demonstrated above average athleticism at the Combine, and he should push Jake Ryan for snaps right away.
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.
The Packers will likely have a slew of wideouts competing for playing time behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, with Abbrederis, Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery (ankle) all hoping to unseat incumbent No. 3 receiver Davante Adams, who struggled through an ugly 2015 campaign. Abbrederis caught just nine passes in 10 games last season, and he still seems more likely to land fifth or sixth on the depth chart than third or fourth.
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.
Montgomery was evidently a big part of Green Bay's 2015 plans before suffering a high ankle sprain in the second quarter of Week 6; the 2015 third-round selection recorded three starts at wide receiver and flashed electricity on kick returns. Montgomery was then relentless in returning to help his team make a playoff push, but ultimately re-aggravated his ankle before opting for surgery in December. Now, Montgomery has reportedly learned the importance of allowing his body to heal fully, and although he is reportedly pain-free and can do some running and cutting, there isn't even a guess as to when he may return.
Cook was brought in by the Packers during the offseason on a one-year contract to add depth at tight end alongside Richard Rodgers, but the team will have to remain patient while Cook heals from this recent foot surgery. The procedure was described as "preventative" to ensure a minor issue doesn't turn into something serious during the regular season. The team expects to have their 6-foot-5 tight end back for training camp, but they won't rush their newest offensive weapon as he'll be an important piece of the puzzle throughout 2016.
With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2014, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.
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 has participated throughout the Packers' offseason program, even catching passes from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. The 31-year-old wideout might be a bit optimistic in his self-assessment, but it doesn't actually matter if he's game-ready, as Week 1 is still more than three months away. Given that he tore his ACL in August, it will come as no surprise if Nelson has a perfectly normal training camp. The Packers have improved depth in the receiving corps, after relying heavily on Nelson and Randall Cobb in 2014, and then turning to a slew of unreliable options for much of last season. Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery (ankle) and Jared Abbrederis will compete for roles behind Nelson and Cobb, with Richard Rodgers and Jared Cook duking things out at tight end. Furthermore, the team has a pair of capable pass-catching backs in Eddie Lacy and James Starks, though neither is particularly adept at getting open.
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.
Matthews spent the past season-and-a-half filling in at inside linebacker quite successfully, but is expected to return to his usual edge-rushing position this season. That switch back to outside linebacker should begin in OTAs this week, when rookie Blake Martinez's presence gives the Packers another option to play inside. With projected starters Sam Barrington and Jake Ryan also around, Matthews should be able to play outside on a nearly full-time basis this season, which figures to boost his pass-rushing numbers after a reduced tally of 6.5 sacks last term.
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).
Rollins suffered a gruesome injury last week when his finger shifted and came through his skin, forcing him to have stitches. It's unclear exactly what happened to cause the injury, but it's been enough to force him to watch OTAs from the sidelines. He's since had the stitches removed but has yet to be cleared to return to practice. The injury is not expected to hinder Rollins when training camp rolls around.
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.
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 has been a frequent subject of offseason discussion, with reports suggesting he's already dropped about 20 pounds since the end of his poor 2015 campaign. The Packers won't comment on his target weight, but it does seem the running back still has work to do, even though the team is pleased with his progress so far. Assuming he's in decent shape, Lacy is well positioned for a bounce-back season in what should be an efficient Green Bay offense,
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.
Following an eight-year stint in Green Bay, the 33-year-old Kuhn, a long-time fan favorite, will have to look for a new home. The Packers are set to move forward with 2015 sixth-round selection Aaron Ripkowski as their top fullback.
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.
Lowry is a huge figure and an intriguing 3-4 end prospect for the Packers, standing at 6-foot-6, 296 pounds with standout athleticism for such a big lineman. His athleticism is only average when compared to defensive ends, but when compared to the more similar position of defensive tackle, Lowry grades as an elite athlete.
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.
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