Packers Training Camp Capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
LAST YEAR: Packers' 2018 campaign was defined by friction between star quarterback and embattled coach. Mike...
Cowboys Training Camp Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Oxnard, California.
LAST YEAR: Made playoffs for second time in three seasons with QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott. Dynamic young pair...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With Jordy Nelson long gone and Randall Cobb in Dallas, there now is an undisputed leader in the Green Bay Packers wide receivers' room.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For most of his career, Aaron Rodgers has had plenty of good options at receiver.
However, after going from Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones and Jordy Nelson...
Cowboys Draft Preview Capsule
LAST SEASON: Cowboys beat Seattle for just third playoff win since last Super Bowl title (1995 season) after second NFC East crown in three years with star pair of QB Dak...
Cowboys agree to terms on 1-year contract with WR Cobb
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent receiver Randall Cobb.
Cobb spent the first eight years of his NFL career with the Green...
Free Agency-Packers Capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-9-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Clay Matthews, WR Randall Cobb, DT Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Jake Ryan, CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Davon House, TE Lance Kendricks, TE...
Packers’ Davante Adams questionable for Lions game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Davante Adams is questionable for Green Bay's season finale against the Detroit Lions because of a knee injury.
Adams missed the first two days of practice this week, though he did say that he was optimistic that would be able to play. Adams needs to two catches and 134 yards receiving to set single-season franchise marks in each category.
Packers’ Cobb returns to practice with free agency looming
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Cleared from the concussion protocol, receiver Randall Cobb expects to play in the Green Bay Packers' season finale.
It could be his final game with the team.
"I'm human so I can't say that it hasn't crossed my mind," Cobb said on Thursday.
A second-round pick in 2011, Cobb had a big 2014 season with 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. That led to Cobb signing a four-year, $40 million contract in free agency.
Packers rule out DT Clark vs. Jets, WR Cobb doubtful
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have ruled out defensive tackle Kenny Clark against the New York Jets, and are unlikely to have wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Clark injured his triceps against Atlanta two weeks ago and will miss his second straight game.
NFL Injury Report
ARIZONA CARDINALS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — CARDINALS: OUT: LB Deone Bucannon (chest). QUESTIONABLE: S Budda Baker (knee), S Rudy Ford (heel), T D.J. Humphries (knee), LB Haason Reddick (neck), WR Chad Williams (ankle). PACKERS: OUT: S Kentrell Brice (ankle, concussion), RB Tra Carson (rib), DE Mike Daniels (foot), WR Trevor Davis (hamstring), S Raven Greene (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: T David Bakhtiari (knee), CB Bashaud Breeland (groin), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), G Lane Taylor (quadricep).
Packers’ Cobb gets closer to return, could help on 3rd downs
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Mike McCarthy appreciates how veteran receiver Randall Cobb excels at doing the little things in practice, such as perfecting his footwork and timing.
If Cobb can just get over his hamstring injury, he might be able to help on the field, too, with the Packers desperately trying to keep their longshot playoff hopes alive.
Cobb practiced again on Thursday as the Packers get ready to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Cobb out again for Packers with hamstring injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will miss his sixth game this season because of a hamstring injury.
Cobb was sidelined Sunday at Minnesota for the third straight week, along with cornerback Kevin King (hamstring). Defensive end Mike Daniels (foot) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin) were also out. Safety Kentrell Brice (ankle) returned from a one-game absence. Tight end Jimmy Graham (thumb) was in the lineup after being listed as questionable.
Blake Martinez, Bashaud Breeland active for Packers
SEATTLE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will have linebacker Blake Martinez and cornerback Bashaud Breeland available Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Injury Report
GREEN BAY PACKERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — PACKERS: OUT: S Kentrell Brice (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (knee). DOUBTFUL: G Lucas Patrick (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: CB Bashaud Breeland (groin), LB Blake Martinez (ankle). DNP: S Kentrell Brice (ankle), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Kevin King (hamstring), G Lucas Patrick (concussion), LB Nick Perry (knee). LIMITED: LB Blake Martinez (ankle). FULL: T David Bakhtiari (knee), CB Bashaud Breeland...
Seahawks face Rams without RB Carson, guard Fluker
The Seattle Seahawks will face the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams minus running back Chris Carson and guard D.J. Fluker.
Carson is out with a hip injury that bothered him last week, while Fluker is sidelined by a calf injury. Fluker's absence is notable given that he won't have an opportunity to back up his criticism of the Rams' toughness following the Seahawks' 33-31 loss to Los Angeles at Seattle last month.
Packers eager to finish strong after first-half frustrations
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Randall Cobb is out of detailed answers for now.
But the veteran receiver did have one simple solution to get the Green Bay Packers out of their first-half funk.
No rallying cries. No inspirational slogans, like the "Run the Table" phrase from Rodgers that turned into catchword of the Packers' comeback from a 4-6 start in 2016.
"Yeah, win a game. Win a game you get going," Cobb said after practice on Wednesday when asked if there were lessons to draw from two years ago.
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Raiders bench safety Reggie Nelson; Rams without Cooper Kupp
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson was benched by coach Jon Gruden for Oakland's game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
Nelson had played in 82 consecutive regular-season games before being a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Left guard Kelechi Osemele also was inactive for Oakland, missing a third straight game with a knee injury.
Receivers Cobb, Allison out again for Packers vs. 49ers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will be without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison against the San Francisco 49ers because of hamstring injuries.
It's the second straight week that the Packers will be without Cobb and Allison. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to rely again on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown behind top wideout Davante Adams.
Packers WRs Cobb, Allison questionable for game vs. 49ers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say starting receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are questionable for their game Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.
Both wideouts have hamstring injuries. Cobb has missed the last two games while Allison has missed one. Cobb and Allison have been limited participants in practice this week.
Packers’ Randall Cobb ruled out against Lions
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will be without at least one of their starting receivers Sunday at Detroit.
Randall Cobb has been ruled out, a hamstring injury sidelining him for the second consecutive week.
Davante Adams, who injured a calf at Wednesday's practice, will practice Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy said, and is listed as questionable. Also questionable is Geronimo Allison, who suffered a concussion during last week's victory over Buffalo and has not practiced this week.
Packers could be short-handed at receiver against Lions
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers were missing star quarterback Aaron Rodgers when they closed last season with a road loss to the Detroit Lions.
When the Packers return to Detroit on Sunday, Rodgers could be without his top three receivers.
Davante Adams injured a calf on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday.
Randall Cobb injured a hamstring last week, didn't play on Sunday against Buffalo and hasn't practiced this week.
Packers WR Randall Cobb questionable with hamstring injury
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are listing receiver Randall Cobb as questionable for this weekend's game against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury.
Cobb was added to the injury report on Thursday, when he was limited. He is second on the team with 17 catches for 194 yards and a score.
Snell leads Kentucky past No. 14 Mississippi State 28-7
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Short touchdown runs that put Kentucky ahead turned out being just the start for Benny Snell Jr. The junior running back took his game up a notch with a pair of longer TDs that not only earned a couple Wildcats records, but put the exclamation point on a thorough upset of No. 14 Mississippi State.
Packers TE Jimmy Graham having immediate impact on offense
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In his first two games with the Green Bay Packers, Jimmy Graham's impact on the offense has been obvious — in two very different ways.
He caught just two passes for 8 yards in the season opener against Chicago, but the attention Graham drew allowed wide receivers Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison to have big days.
Packers put Trevor Davis on IR, claim CB Burton off waivers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have placed receiver and return man Trevor Davis on injured reserve, and claimed cornerback Deante Burton off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.
Davis missed the season opener against Chicago after adding him to the injury report just a couple of hours before the game on Sunday. The third-year player and primary returner also missed much of training camp with a sore hamstring.
Rodgers returns from injury, Packers beat Bears 24-23
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Slowed by a sore knee, Aaron Rodgers picked up the pace behind center.
Remarkably, the two-time NFL MVP was more effective against the Chicago Bears after returning from what initially looked like a serious injury.
The hobbling quarterback threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter after returning from injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Bears on Sunday night.
Rodgers returns from injury, Packers beat Bears 24-23
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers heard the applause after walking out of the stadium tunnel and back on to the field.
The team doctor had checked out his left knee after the Green Bay Packers quarterback was carted off the field in the second quarter. Rodgers, it seemed, had avoided a major injury.
He was good to go. The adrenaline kicked in.
"When I got the ovation, at that point, I said, 'We might as well win this thing,'" Rodgers recounted.
Packers Preview Capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)
New faces: GM Brian Gutekunst, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, TE Jimmy Graham, TE Marcedes Lewis, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, rookie ILB Oren Burks, ILB Antonio Morrison, CB Tramon Williams, rookie CBs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, P JK Scott.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One of the first passes thrown by Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay Packers camp was as noteworthy for who was competing for the ball as much as the play's result.
Cornerback Kevin King, locked in coverage deep against receiver Randall Cobb, appeared to wrestle away an interception, though the ever-competitive quarterback disputed that call.
Packers’ GM doesn’t want Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews to ‘walk out the door’
GREEN BAY — Brian Gutekunst wants to see wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson and linebacker Clay Matthews on the Green Bay Packers’ roster in 2018.
But the first-year general manager acknowledged at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis this week that finances will definitely play a role on whether the three veterans do indeed stick around.
To James Jones, dollars-and-cents decisions on Packers’ Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb must make football sense, too
GREEN BAY — James Jones admits he’s biased when it comes to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Then again, the ex-Green Bay Packers wide receiver was willing to call Nelson “old,” so maybe Jones is able to look at his two former teammates more objectively than he thinks.
Tom Oates: It’s time for Packers GM Brian Gutekunst to get to work
It’s almost March, which means it’s time for Brian Gutekunst to go to work.
Not that Gutekunst has been vacationing since becoming general manager of the Green Bay Packers in January, but now comes the hard part. Gutekunst has to start constructing the roster for a team that will be in win-now mode as long as quarterback Aaron Rodgers is around.
Allen Park — Glued to the bench early in the season, Detroit Lions rookie cornerback Teez Tabor had finally managed to carve out a role down the stretch.
He played a season-high 44 snaps in Weeks 15 and 16, and with Nevin Lawson out with a concussion, appeared primed to see the field even more in the finale. But his day ended in the first quarter, when his arm was injured in a three-way collision with Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and safety Quandre Diggs.
James Hawkins of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's Lions-Packers game at Ford Field (1 p.m. Fox/WJR 760).
PACKERS TO WATCH
Brett Hundley, QB: Hundley has played far better on the road than at home this season. In his last three starts away from Lambeau Field, he has completed 72.2 percent (70-for-97) of his passes for 722 yards and seven touchdowns. Only three of his 10 interceptions this season have come on the road, with all three coming in a Week 6 loss at Minnesota.
Battered by more injuries, Packers get shut out again
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Battered by more injuries, the Green Bay Packers left Lambeau Field for the final time this season with a whimper.
They were shut out for the second time at home. The playoffs were already out of reach.
The Packers are trying to win while also being forced to rely on young and inexperienced players in key roles. The result was a 16-0 loss Saturday night to the rival Minnesota Vikings.
Packers: Tom Oates gives Green Bay overall grade of ‘C’ in loss at Carolina
Aaron Rodgers threw three interceptions, but he played fearlessly and gave the Packers a chance to win in the face of a ferocious fourth-quarter pass rush. Davante Adams was outstanding until a blindside hit put him out of the game. Randall Cobb stepped up in a big way. Aaron Jones is a terific change-of-pace back.
Packers: Randall Cobb bides his time – and bites his tongue – amid limited opportunities on offense
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy has always maintained that the Green Bay Packers offense is more dynamic and productive when Randall Cobb gets the ball in his hands. That’s why the Packers’ longtime coach and his staff want to make sure there’s no replay of what happened Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Shakeups under center have unexpected names at QB around NFL
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer and Deshaun Watson are all big-name quarterbacks out for most of or the rest of the season because of injuries.
Now, Jameis Winston is banged up, too.
The shake-up under center around the league has left the position a mish-mosh of big names, no-names, youngsters and veterans who may or may not be part of their teams' futures.
Green Bay, Wis. — It was midway through the third quarter and the Green Bay Packers still had a pulse.
Down 14 points and at midfield, the Packers faced a fourth-and-2. Going for it was an easy choice and the play call was a good one against the man-coverage look the Lions were showing. Wide receiver Randall Cobb motioned from the far right of the formation and took a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley, a sort of jet sweep.
Packers: Right tackle Bryan Bulaga suffers knee injury in Green Bay’s loss to Detroit
GREEN BAY – Finally, the Green Bay Packers got their starting offensive line together. And now, after veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga’s knee injury, they may not have the group back together the rest of the year.
Brett Hundley was better running than passing in his starting debut, though he really wasn't asked to throw downfield. With a conservative game plan, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams totaled 40 yards on five catches. Aaron Jones made great cuts and showed power en route to 131 yards rushing.
Packers: Green Bay’s Aaron Jones shines on otherwise dreary day at Lambeau Field
GREEN BAY – A few hours after the game had ended, the rain began again as the sun was setting. The result: A huge, bright rainbow over Lambeau Field.
On a day when there was nothing but doom and gloom for the Green Bay Packers’ anemic passing game without Aaron Rodgers, rookie running back Aaron Jones was the lone bright spot in a dreary 26-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Brett Hundley's table is ready, and Sunday against a vastly improved Saints secondary we'll begin to find out (A) whether he's being seated at a fantasy fast food or fantasy fine dining establishment; and (B) how big a reservation he can host.
FANTASY PLAYS: The ripple effects of Aaron Rodgers’ injury
The prime topic of conversation around fantasy football this week is clear: How does the broken collarbone injury for Aaron Rodgers affect the Packers and fantasy football for the rest of this season?
Packers’ Adams back at practice after helmet-to-helmet hit
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Davante Adams was back on his feet, in uniform, bouncing around the practice field and joking with teammates.
It was a welcome sight for the Green Bay Packers.
Adams returned to practice Wednesday after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan that led to the receiver being carted off the field on a stretcher.
Packers persevere through more injuries, beat Bears 35-14
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two more key players hurt. A starting cornerback benched. The Green Bay Packers even had to weather a lightning storm delay.
But they just keep finding ways to win.
Aaron Rodgers threw four short touchdown passes, and the injury-riddled Packers converted three of Bears quarterback Mike Glennon's four turnovers into scores in an eventful 35-14 victory over mistake-prone Chicago on Thursday night.
Injury-riddled Packers beat mistake-prone Bears 35-14
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers keep finding ways to win despite more key injuries.
The Chicago Bears never recovered from a miserable start by quarterback Mike Glennon.
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, and the injury-riddled Packers converted three turnovers into scores in an eventful 35-14 victory over the mistake-prone Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
Tom Oates: Depleted Packers show resolve in win over Bengals
GREEN BAY — The magnitude of the Green Bay Packers’ task Sunday at Lambeau Field became evident to quarterback Aaron Rodgers when he looked around the locker room before the game and wondered where everyone was.
The injury situation wasn’t a complete surprise, but among the players on the inactive list were stalwarts Mike Daniels, Nick Perry, Davon House, David Bakhtiari and Randall Cobb.
Rodgers’ reaction? “Man, there’s some studs not playing.”