Gary appeared in all 16 regular-season games in his rookie season and tallied 21 tackles (13 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery.
The Packers selected Gary 12th overall in April's draft, but with Z'Darius Smith and Preston Smith on board they did not rely on him like teams do with most first-round picks, and he ended the season playing just 23.5 percent of the defensive snaps. Gary's pedigree suggests he will play a more prominent role in his second season, but with both Smiths still under contract, chances are he will remain more situational pass-rusher than regular contributor.
Gary had three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Gary was on the field for only 18 snaps Sunday, but that was plenty of time for him to record his first sack since Week 3. Gary has been on the field for just 23.5 percent of the defensive snaps in his rookie season playing behind both Za'Darius and Preston Smith, but he has started making more of an impact, registering seven of his 20 tackles on the season over the last two weeks.
Gary (calf) was listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Gary was estimated to be a limited participant Monday due to an unspecified calf injury. That Green Bay is now listing him as a full participant suggests there isn't any concern over Gary's availability for Thursday's game against the Eagles.
Gary (calf) was listed as a limited participant at Monday's practice.
The Packers didn't actually practice Monday, but Gary would have been limited if they had, presumably as a result of the cramping that forced him from Sunday's victory over the Broncos. Gary's snap count has steadily ticked up early this season, and he made a mark in the box score in Week 3 for the first time as a professional, registering four tackles (one solo) and a sack.
Gary is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Denver while dealing with cramps.
Gary left the game late in the second quarter, and it's likely he'll load up on fluids during halftime before attempting to return for the third quarter. As long as he's sidelined, however, Kyler Fackrell would be in line to see an increase in depth reps at linebacker.
Gary (neck) was absent from Green Bay's injury report Monday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Gary was able to return to practice Aug. 26 after sustaining the neck injury Aug. 22. Now healthy, the rookie first-round pick figures to slot into at least a rotational role in Green Bay's linebacking corps with an emphasis on rushing the passer.
Gary (neck) returned to practice Monday, Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.
The Packers endured a scare during last Thursday's preseason loss when Gary was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury. According to Silverstein and Owczarski, Gary's helmet snapped back when he hit the leg of a Raiders ballcarrier, but ensuing tests have allowed him to resume drills in an unknown capacity. Look for the 2019 first-round pick to be a part of the Packers' pass-rush rotation as a rookie.
Gary was carted to the locker room after suffering an unspecified injury during Thursday's preseason game against Oakland, Lily Zhao of WFRV reports.
Gary was likely taken for further testing, and he didn't return to the contest. His camp released a statement during the exhibition, stating that he is doing just fine. Even so, the first-round pick's status will be worth keeping an eye on moving forward.
The Packers have been experimenting with Gary as both an edge and interior lineman during OTAs, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Gary was often used to blow up rushing lanes during his time with Michigan in the run-heavy Big Ten, and it appears the Packers are intrigued by the versatility he offers as a run stuffer and pass rusher. His clearest path to playing time as a rookie will most likely come at defensive end alongside Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels, as free-agent pickups Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith are all but guaranteed to open the season as the starting outside linebackers. Gary could rotate in at a number of different spots throughout his rookie season anyway.
Gary is still dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, but suggests he's fully healthy, Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press reports.
This news comes on the heels of teams shying away from Gary due to his shoulder injury coming into the draft. The Michigan product insists he'll be ready to go for all offseason training. Although he lined up primarily at the defensive end position in college, the Packers anticipate starting Gary out as an outside linebacker rather than at end. Packers scout Joe Hueber was quoted Thursday, stating: "He'll start in the outside linebacker room. He's a guy because of his size and speed and versatility, you'd hope you can move him around the front." The position change would add to his fantasy value and give him opportunities to rack up both sacks and tackles. Gary also is looking to dip into the business side of football, announcing his plans to start an agency and represent players as an agent, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The Packers selected Gary (shoulder) in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 12th overall.
The former No. 1 recruit out of high school heads to Green Bay as a polarizing prospect. Gary's athleticism and potential are his main selling points; he ran a 4.58-second 40-yard dash and had a 38.0-inch broad jump at the combine and was also a first-team All-Big Ten selection on two separate occasions. Unfortunately, Gary's lack of collegiate production clouds his pro projection to an extent. He never had more than 6.0 sacks in a season, and his career-high for tackles for loss was 12.0 as a sophomore. He's at his best working at the three-technique, but he is scheme versatile thanks to his athleticism. Look for the 6-foot-4, 277-pounder to challenge Dean Lowry for the starting defensive end role opposite Mike Daniels, provided that his reported labrum issue does not affect his availability.
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