Green Bay Packers corner Lenzy Pipkins among standouts in Sunday loss
USA Today's Anthony Nash writes that former Oklahoma State, current Green Bay Packers cornerback Lenzy Pipkins was one of the team's standouts in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
"In a secondary riddled by injuries, undrafted cornerback Lenzy Pipkins provided a rare breath of fresh air for the Packers," Nash writes. "Pipkins recorded six tackles against the Vikings after being thrust into the game once more injuries piled up.
Packers’ healthy, confident CBs prep for Falcons rematch
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are so confident in their new-and-improved cornerback group that they released the player who shadowed Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones in last season's NFC championship game.
Packers: Quinten Rollins makes big impression at cornerback
GREEN BAY — Early in training camp, Mike McCarthy warned the media corps not to focus too closely on which players worked with the first-string, second-string and third-string offenses and defenses at practice. The Green Bay Packers coach knew reporters would still keep track of who lined up where with whom, but his argument was the reps wouldn’t necessarily line up with the coaches’ depth chart.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It didn't take long for the Green Bay Packers' first draft pick, cornerback Kevin King, to get his shot with the starting defense.
After Green Bay lined up with Davon House and LaDarius Gunter as the cornerbacks and Damarious Randall in the slot for Thursday's first day of training camp, the coaches switched things up on Friday, with House and King as the cornerbacks and Quinten Rollins in the slot.
NFC North training camp capsules
GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Ray Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Green Bay Packers training camp capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Ray Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Packers: Quinten Rollins knows his third season is crucial
GREEN BAY — Damarious Randall isn’t the only former high draft pick with something to prove in the Green Bay Packers’ secondary this season.
Jordy Nelson, other Green Bay WRs active against Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Jordy Nelson and Green Bay's other wide receivers whose status had been in doubt are active for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Nelson missed last week's playoff win over Dallas while recovering from broken ribs. He returned to practice at midweek, but said he was far from fully recovered.
Packers receivers Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) also are in uniform after missing practice time with injuries.
Packers without CB Rollins again in playoffs against Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Green Bay cornerback Quinten Rollins is missing his second straight playoff game in the divisional round against Dallas because of neck and concussion-related issues.
Fellow cornerback Damarious Randall is active Sunday after being added to the injury report with a foot issue following Saturday's practice.
Packers secondary has setback with Randall’s foot injury
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have added cornerback Damarious Randall to the injury report for Sunday's divisional playoff at Dallas with a foot issue, a potential setback for a secondary that has battled injuries most of the season.
Packers CB Rollins practices again, DBs getting healthier
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Cornerback Quinten Rollins practiced for a second straight day for the Green Bay Packers, a sign that their secondary could be getting closer to full strength ahead of the divisional-round playoff game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Rollins missed last week's wild-card win over the New York Giants. He is recovering from a neck injury while also being monitored in the NFL's concussion protocol after getting hurt two weeks ago in Detroit.
WR Randall Cobb returns for Packers for wild-card game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Randall Cobb is active for the wild-card game against the New York Giants, giving quarterback Aaron Rodgers a full complement of targets in the Packers' potent passing attack.
Cobb missed the last two games with an ankle injury. He had nine catches for a season-high 108 yards when the teams met at Lambeau Field in Week 5.
Packers: Gunter’s ascension not a surprise to his coaches
GREEN BAY — Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy insist they saw LaDarius Gunter’s emergence this season coming from the day the undrafted free agent cornerback joined the Green Bay Packers in May 2015.
Packers’ Rollins out, Randall questionable
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers say Quinten Rollins will not play in their NFC wild-card game on Sunday against the New York Giants after the cornerback was evaluated this week for a concussion.
However Green Bay's battered secondary might get Damarious Randall back from a knee injury.
Randall was listed as questionable for the Giants game. The second-year cornerback was a full participant in the team's last practice on Thursday.
Packers’ Randall practices, Rollins in concussion protocol
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay's Quinten Rollins has been placed in the concussion protocol following his scary injury in the win last week over Detroit, while fellow Packers cornerback Damarious Randall practiced Wednesday.
Randall's status provided a bit of good news for the team's battered secondary ahead of the NFC playoff game on Sunday against the New York Giants and their talented receiving corps.
The Latest: Packers’ Quinten Rollins carted off with injury
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):
Green Bay cornerback Quinten Rollins was carted off with an injury in a scary moment late in the third quarter Sunday night.
Tom Oates: Health at key positions sparks Packers’ resurgence
CHICAGO — You hear it all the time in football.
When a starter goes down with an injury, the refrain is always the same: “Next man up.”
Week 14 late takeaways: Green Bay Packers thump Seahawks to remain on Lions’ heels
Here are Arthur Arkush's three quick takeaways from Week 14's late afternoon slate:
1. Masterful Aaron Rodgers showed up along with a monster snowstorm at Lambeau Sunday, but for those who haven't been paying attention, Rodgers has been on top of his game for the better part of the past month.
Lacy and Shields out for season for Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Running back Eddie Lacy and cornerback Sam Shields will stay on injured reserve for the rest of the season, with the Green Bay Packers planning to activate cornerback Makinton Dorleant from injured reserve.
Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that Dorleant, an undrafted rookie free agent, would be activated for the game Monday night at Philadelphia.
NFL teams can designate one player to come off injured reserve.
Packers WR Cobb active, expected to start against Colts
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb is active and expected to start against Indianapolis after missing a game because of a hamstring injury.
Teammate Clay Matthews, though, will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. But Green Bay's defense should have two key pieces in its depleted secondary with cornerbacks Quinten Rollins (groin) and Demetri Goodson (concussion) active against the Colts.
Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews questionable for Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Randall Cobb and linebacker Clay Matthews are listed as questionable because of hamstring injuries for Green Bay's game Sunday at Atlanta.
Cobb and Matthews were both limited in practice Thursday. The Packers next practice Saturday.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that both Cobb and Matthews were making progress. Cobb got hurt after last week's game against Chicago.
Packers: No easy answers at running back, cornerback as Green Bay begins prep for Bears
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy wishes it was simple. With two injury-ravaged positions needing help and a quick turnaround in the wake of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers coach would love it if balancing the roster this week was easy.
Bryant out again for Cowboys; Chancellor sits for Seahawks
Star receiver Dez Bryant will miss his third straight game for the Dallas Cowboys. Bryant, who has a knee injury, was limited in practice this week.
But the Cowboys declared him inactive for their game Sunday at Green Bay.
The Packers are getting starting cornerback Damarious Randall back from a groin injury, but are losing another starter in the defensive backfield in Quinten Rollins, who also has a groin injury. Rollins was a late add to the injury report after practice Saturday.
Injured CBs active for Giants; Packers lose another CB
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are active for the New York Giants against the Packers on Sunday night, while Green Bay was without top cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Sam Shields.
Randall had a groin injury that limited him in practice all week, while Shields will miss his third straight game because of a concussion.
Second-year players Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter will start at cornerback against the Giants.
Packers rule CB Sam Shields out for Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say Sam Shields won't play in Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings after the cornerback was evaluated for a concussion this week.
The Packers initially listed Shields as doubtful on the injury report before ruling him out on Saturday. He missed practice this week while going through the NFL's concussion protocol .
Packers top CB Sam Shields doubtful for Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have listed Sam Shields as doubtful for Sunday's game against Minnesota after the team's top cornerback was evaluated this week for a concussion.
Shields, who has been in the NFL's concussion protocol, hasn't practiced since getting hurt late in last week's season-opening win at Jacksonville.
Shields also missed four games late last season because of a concussion.
Packers running short on corners going into Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' roster is running short on healthy cornerbacks going into an important game this weekend at Minnesota.
Top cornerback Sam Shields remains in the NFL's concussion protocol after getting hurt late in the season-opening win over Jacksonville. Backup corner Josh Hawkins hasn't practiced yet this week because of a hamstring injury that kept him out last week, too.