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DeShone Kizer moves ahead of Brett Hundley in Packers’ backup QB race

After a second preseason game, Kizer is showing more than enough so far to earn the #2 job. This week, DeShone Kizer certainly did what he needed to prove that he can be a viable backup quarterback option for the Green Bay Packers, at least for now. Going into Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kizer was battling fourth-year backup quarterback Brett Hundley for the position as Aaron Rodgers’ second in command. However, his impressive second-half performance — 7 of...

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DeShone Kizer is making the Packers’ backup QB race a real competition

After a second preseason game, Kizer is showing more than enough so far to earn the #2 job.

This week, DeShone Kizer took necessary steps towards proving he can be a viable backup quarterback option for the Green Bay Packers. All offseason, Kizer has battled fourth-year backup quarterback Brett Hundley for the position as Aaron Rodgers’ second in command. However, with Kizer’s impressive second-half performance — 7 of 12, 149 yards, two TDs and a passer rating of 142 — he helped make...

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Packers announce pair of roster moves at running back

-- The Green Bay Packers announced a pair of roster moves in their backfield on Saturday, swapping one out for another. The team's official release informed that they had placed running back Akeem Judd on the reserve/retired list and presumably consequently signed LeShun Daniels to replace him. Sunday would've marked two weeks since Judd signed with the Packers, and it was an underwhelming stint that featured two limited looks into his abilities against the Tennesee Titans and Pittsburgh...

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Packers Mid-Camp Roster Prediction

Now that we’re at the halfway point of the preseason, the Packers roster hierarchy is starting to take shape, and with it, a roster projection. And, when looking at the 2018 Packers roster, it’s not hard to see that they have well over 65 players who are worthy of making an NFL roster. Cutting down from 90 to 53 was unbelievable difficult and some very good players had to be released. In this projection, we’ll take a look at a prediction of the Opening Day 53-man roster as well as the...

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Three Thoughts From Thursday's 51-34 Packers Win That Could Define Their Season

The lights were bright at Lambeau Field Thursday Night as the Packers cruised to a 51-34 victory over the Steelers in their second preseason game.  In Thursday's win, the starters were given their first taste of extended play in anticipation of next week's "dress rehearsal" game in Oakland against the Raiders.  Although we will get a more complete sense for where the Packers are at heading into week 1 from their third preseason game against Oakland, there were still highlights of what we...

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Let’s Talk About That Play: Adams burns Butler in preseason opener

Davante Adams put Malcolm Butler on skates in week one of the preseason. Let’s reminisce about it together.

People take football very seriously. Sometimes too seriously. I’m here to change that one play at a time. For any plays you’d like me to discuss, tweet me at @farminvt.

Hoooo boy! Davante Adams is BACK, baby! Back from what, you ask? Back from his honeymoon to Greece? Back to the future? Back from the offseason, I guess? Anyway, we’ve gleefully watched Adams progress from...

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Packers Must Get Better At OL

There’s one thing aside from Jake Kumerow that hangs over this team.  And on Thursday we all got to see it. The Packers offensive line didn’t do much to make people forget about last year’s season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers. And speaking of Rodgers, he had five dropbacks and was under pressure twice. The offensive line allowed 14 hurries and two sacks. What’s concerning is three hurries were Kyle Murphy’s fault and one was Corey Linsley’s responsibility. Offensive line...

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The Biggest Positive and Negative from the Packers this preseason

After a bright 2-0 start to the preseason the Green Bay Packers are flying high with players consistently performing at all positions across the board. There are already a lot of conclusions that analysts are drawing based on the performances so far. However, which of these stand out among the crowd as the storyline we should most be excited for and most worried about? Biggest Positive: Reception Depth It’s no secret, as I made abundantly clear in my last article, that Green Bay invested...

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Source: Packers' Kumerow avoids serious injury

Jake Kumerow, who has had a strong preseason thus far for the Green Bay Packers, avoided a serious shoulder injury in Thursday's game, a source tells ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

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The Packers should stop wasting reps on players who clearly can’t help them

Mike McCarthy’s prioritizing of veterans could be stunting the growth of players who might actually have a future in Green Bay.

Nothing we’ve seen on the football field from former fifth-round pick DeAngelo Yancey suggests he’s capable of being a contributor to the Green Bay Packers, yet when the starters came out for Family Night, and each preseason game, there he was with them.

Despite the fact all three rookie receivers seem to make plays more consistently, and nevermind Jake...

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Helicopters over Lambeau left cops 'scrambling'

Two helicopters that appeared over Lambeau Field after a first quarter touchdown were unplanned and were two U.S. Navy aircraft making a "side trip," according to a Green Bay police commander.

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Shawn Wagner

Packers’ tight ends flashed with “back-to-basics” 12 and 11 offensive packages

Green Bay’s first-team offense was electric in two predominant personnel groupings that showed the potential of its reformed tight end group.

If anyone felt the impact of the Green Bay Packers’ tight ends in the first half on Thursday night, it was Terrell Edmunds.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie safety was no match on a red zone jump ball pass to Jimmy Graham. He later wiffed on a cut from Lance Kendricks after a quick pass in the flat. Chalk it up to rookie mistakes if you will, but...

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GB-PIT Fantasy Reaction: Jake Kumerow trends up, J’Mon Moore trends down

These Packers receivers are headed in opposite directions right now.

Plenty of players’ fantasy football stocks are rising after Thursday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And why wouldn’t they be? The final score was 51-34 in favor of the Packers, so there was a good amount of offensive opportunity. We might have to take a grain of salt with these results, because there literally haven’t been this many points scored in a Packers preseason game ever. Still, scoring...

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Evan "Tex" Western

Injuries to Packers’ Williams, McCray, Kumerow all appear to be minor

The Packers seem to have gotten lucky with their handful of injuries last night.

The bad news out of the Green Bay Packers’ 51-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday was that two starters and one player who appears to be earning a roster spot all left the game with injuries.

Running back Jamaal Williams exited with an ankle injury after an awkward tackle. Right guard Justin McCray left with an unspecified leg injury suffered at the bottom of a pile. And wide receiver Jake...

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Packers Snap Counts: Bouagnon, Martini, Day get long auditions for roster spots vs. PIT

Although the starters played a bit, several young Packers are getting lots of chances to prove they belong on the 53.

On Friday, the headlines across the media covering the Green Bay Packers will focus on the team’s offensive explosion and the pair of pick-sixes by two players who are guaranteed spots on the 53-man roster. Instead, in this look at the Packers’ 51-34 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, we’ll examine how the snaps broke down, which gives us an idea who the team is looking...

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Packers' Aaron Rodgers fighting back tears in return to Lambeau

-- It only took 322 days, but Aaron Rodgers finally stormed onto Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers' starting cornerback for the first time in 11 months. Rodgers got the start Thursday night in the Packers' second preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing just five snaps on a drive that went 40 yards and ended with a touchdown pass to one of his newest tight end acquisitions, Jimmy Graham. Not only did the touchdown culminate the drive, but Rodgers elusively slipped out of...

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Friday Curds: Kumerow earns national attention, Packers’ tight ends impress

Maybe the Packers’ investment in the tight end position will finally pay off this year.

It was an explosive night for the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, who got scoring contributions from both expected and unexpected sources in their 51-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. A pair of cornerbacks recorded touchdowns on interception returns, including one rookie who paid off on a promise, while the team’s newest red zone weapon cashed in on his first series with the team.

That player is...

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In Jake Kumerow the Packers trust: 'No faking it in this game'

Jake Kumerow is no longer just a fun camp story that will be forgotten in a few weeks. He's here to stay if you ask some veteran Packers.

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Packers stock watch: Coming-out party for Jake Kumerow, Josh Jackson, Reggie Gilbert vs. Steelers

The playmaking skills that made Josh Jackson one of the most coveted corners in the 2018 NFL Draft took center stage during Thursday’s preseason win over the Steelers.

In the vast majority of cases, one preseason game will not make or break a player’s chances for a contributing role or a spot on the season-opening roster. However, their performances make up part of the larger picture, something the Green Bay Packers’ coaches will consider as the preseason progresses.

After the...

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Packers-Steelers Recap: Green Bay defenders shine in preseason rout of Pittsburgh

Tramon Williams and Josh Jackson each posted pick-sixes as the Packers jumped all over the Steelers at Lambeau.

The young offensive players had their turn against the Titans. It was the defense’s turn at home against the Steelers. By the time the first half gun sounded, the Green Bay Packers had hung 34 points on the visiting Steelers, Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham made their cameos with a beautiful touchdown, and the game was basically over. But that was hardly the whole story in a...

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