Despite coach Matt LaFleur's confidence that Aaron Rodgers wouldn't miss practice after missing Thursday night's preseason game in Baltimore with back tightness, the Green Bay Packers quarterback still isn't participating at Sunday's afternoon practice at Ray Nitschke Field. According to Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com, the team is continuing to exercise caution as Rodgers recovers from an injury he originally suffered on Wednesday. LaFleur said Friday that Rodgers' participation at practice would be dependent on “how he feels.” Rodgers was expected to play a quarter's worth of action against the Ravens, but the Packers sat him out for precautionary reasons. Backup DeShone Kizer, who started the
Cedric Benson, a former NFL running back and fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, died in Austin over the weekend. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, told ESPN that he died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. Benson, who is ranked second in the University of Texas' history for most rushing yards, played for the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers in the NFL.
The week comes to an end with devastating news for two teams. Both the Jets and Chargers have lost defensive stars to injury, and while it won't happen just yet, some offenses could look a lot different this time next year. One offense already will. Those stories and more in Friday's edition of NFL News and Notes. Three things that matter Defenses deteriorating due to injury A couple of teams took losses to their defensive units. Some, of course, are worse than others with season-ending injuries. Others could resume their duties some time after the regular season begins Sept. 5. But the dwindling defenses should still be a cause for concern against the offensive powerhouses across the league.
There was plenty of chirping going on after Jimmy Garoppolo threw another interception Friday toward the end of a joint training camp practice with the Denver Broncos.
Odell Beckham might be a first-round pick in some formats, but Scott Pianowski isn't going there. Time to price all the draft-worthy wideouts.
Happy Friday, friends and fans! On Thursday, former Oklahoma Sooners QB Landry Jones became the first quarterback to sign with the XFL. After six seasons in the NFL, OU's all-time career passing leader will enter a draft this October to find out which of the new professional football league's eight organizations he'll call home. XFL commissioner Oliver Luck welcomed Jones as its first QB signee. It's pretty cool that no matter how the life of this league plays out, a Sooner will go down in the history books as the first to come aboard. Bob Stoops is the head coach and GM of XFL Dallas, and of course he was at OU for Jones' entire prolific career. It would be great for Oklahoma fans if these two
Kyler Murray's second outing as an NFL quarterback didn't go nearly as well as his first, and the Raiders moved the ball with ease on the Cardinals' top defensive units. Murray, the first overall pick in this year's NFL draft who looked sharp in his debut last Thursday against the Los Angeles Chargers, finished 3 of 8 for 12 yards. He also ran once for 4 yards, and the Cardinals went three-and-out on two of his four series. Raiders backup Mike Glennon completed 11 of 14 passes for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the Oakland defense tackled Murray in the end zone for a safety to lead the Raiders to their second preseason win. Derek Carr, the Raiders' No. 1 quarterback, played one series
Then he became the favorite target for Patrick Mahomes in the breakout of all breakout seasons. Regardless of whether Tyreek Hill is around or not, Kelce should be the best tight end in all of fantasy football again. It didn't really matter last season whether Nick Foles or Carson Wentz threw to Ertz.
Tom grew up in Wausau listening to sports on WSAU and music on our sister stations WRIG and WIFC and decided early on that that was where he wanted to be. After graduating from Wausau East in the mid 70's Tom headed to UWSP. He worked at the college radio station WWSP and weekends on WIFC while earning a degree in Communication. After college he worked a year at WKAU radio in the Fox Valley before returning to Wausau and moving into radio sales. He missed the on-air work and returned to the air when WOFM went on the air and when it was purchased by Midwest Communications was asked to take on the sports position on WSAU. He started with the stations in 1995 as part of the WSAU morning team while
Cedric Benson, a former NFL running back that played with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Green Bay Packers, passed away over the weekend after crashing on his motorcycle. His death has left a void in the lives of many people, including his former teammate, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Even though the two were only teammates for a short period of time, Rodgers and Benson became good friends. Following the news of Benson's passing, Rodgers took to his Instagram account to share a touching tribute to his friend and former teammate. Benson had a very successful football career and played on season in Green Bay. He played five games with the Packers, rushing for 248 yards
GREEN BAY – Packers wide receiver J'Mon Moore is "doing OK" after he posted to social media that he was involved in a car crash Friday afternoon. On his Instagram story, which has since been removed, Moore posted a video and a photo showing the aftermath of the crash, which appears to have taken place on Wisconsin 29 outside of Green Bay. The video showed Moore's white Mercedes with severe damage on the driver's side and the crushed front of a black pickup truck, along with lots of debris in the road. The caption of the video reads "Nothing But God That I'm Still Here." Packers wide receiver J'Mon Moore involved in crash One photo shows a first responder standing next to Moore's car and the
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham left the team's practice on Sunday with a dislocated finger, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Graham, 32, is entering his 10th season in the NFL and second with the Packers. Demovsky adds that it “looked like” a ball deflected off Graham, after which the veteran tight end ran off the field to seek treatment. The Packers signed the five-time Pro-Bowler to a three-year contract worth $30 million last offseason. He was a third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2010 out of the University of Miami. After five seasons with the Bayou franchise, the Saints traded Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round pick. Graham spent three seasons with the
It will be hard for Mahomes to repeat his ridiculous 2018 season, but you should avoid getting too cute. The biggest difference for Luck in 2018 was the offensive line. Last season, Luck was sacked 18 times in 16 games.
A week ago, coming off a home game in their preseason opener the previous Thursday, the Green Bay Packers held training camp practices on Saturday and Sunday, with an off day before a third practice on Tuesday. This week, with the team headed back from a Thursday night game in Baltimore, they stayed off the field Saturday and will work on three straight days from Sunday to Tuesday. That all comes in preparation for the team's third preseason game, which comes again on Thursday night. That game will be in Winnipeg against the Oakland Raiders, however, but the team will again have their travel day on Wednesday. This week marks the team's final open practices of camp however, as Matt LaFleur will
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Aaron Rodgers will be an elite fantasy starter. His 367 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Patrick Mahomes and ahead of Matt Ryan. He has averaged 22.41 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 22.9 fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #6 most highly owned quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is expected to improve on last season's #9 fantasy position rank. These projections power SportsLine's Computer Picks and Fantasy Data. But for contest