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42 Oren Burks ILB

Green Bay Packers

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Key Stats
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Packers' Oren Burks: Primed for increased role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday that he expects Burks to make "a big jump" in 2019, Pete Dougherty of Packers News reports.

Burks appeared to be in line for a key role after being drafted by Green Bay in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but ultimately failed to carve out a starting role behind Antonio Morrison and Blake Martinez. Gutekunst downplayed Burks' struggles as "typical rookie stuff, growing within the defense, understanding it from an instinctual standpoint," and said that "it takes time in the NFL to really feel comfortable within the defense." With Morrison having been waived prior to the start of free agency, Burks is set for a sharp increase in workload after only playing 122 defensive snaps during his rookie season.

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Packers' Oren Burks: Quiet rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burks totaled 24 tackles (18 solo) over 14 games with the Packers in his rookie season.

The Packers were hoping to use Burks frequently in coverage, but the team decided he was not ready for a key role just yet. The Packers will undoubtedly be looking for more from Burks in 2019 after taking him in the third round last year.

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Packers' Oren Burks: No defensive snaps in Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burks was not on the field for any of the Packers' 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

Burks played sparingly on defense in both Weeks 8 and 9, but he was held out of the game plan entirely against the Dolphins. At least for the time being, consider Antonio Morrison the Packers' No. 2 option at the inside linebacker position behind Blake Martinez.

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Packers' Oren Burks: Ready for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burks (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Redskins, VP of Communications for the Packers Jason Wahlers reports.

The rookie third-round pick will make his NFL debut. However, the team announced it would use Burks in a limited role in order to minimize the risk of him aggravating his shoulder injury, so expect him to play mainly on special teams in Week 3.

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Packers' Oren Burks: Will be eased into action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Burks will play in Sunday's game against the Redskins but will primarily be used on special teams, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

The rookie was cleared for full practice this week after Burks missed the first two games of the season with a shoulder injury. However, it appears the Packers aren't willing to throw Burks back into full action immediately, which is somewhat surprising given that he is listed as a starter on the team's depth chart. Nevertheless, expect Burks to have a chance to make a significant impact on defense once Week 4 rolls around.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18CHI0000
29/16/18MIN0000
39/23/18WAS0000
49/30/18BUF0000
510/7/18DET0000
610/15/18SF0000
810/28/18LAR0000
911/4/18NE0000
1011/11/18MIA0000
1111/15/18SEA0000
1211/25/18MIN0000
1312/2/18ARI0000
1412/9/18ATL0000
1512/16/18CHI0000
1612/23/18NYJ0000
1712/30/18DET0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Green Bay Packers142418.060000.0000
TOTAL142418.060000.0000
 
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Height/Weight:
6-3/233
Birthdate:
3/21/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Alexandria, VA, USA
School:
Vanderbilt
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: