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Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clinton-Dix is currently slotted behind Micah Hyde at free safety on the Packers' depth chart, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Clinton-Dix was expected to step right into a starting spot for the Packers, but Hyde has worked as the starting free safety for the Packers since the offseason, and Clinton-Dix has yet to overtake him. The rookie's future is bright, but Clinton-Dix's early fantasy value will take a hit if he's unable to secure a starting spot.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hyde has worked as the Packers' first-team free safety though the first two practices of training camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: It was expected that first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would step right into a starting spot in the Packers' defensive backfield, but Hyde has been given the first shot with the first team, despite moving to safety after playing cornerback in 2013. Clinton-Dix still has time to overtake Hyde, but Hyde's experience in the Packers' defense gives him a leg up in the competition.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | STATS
News: The Packers have signed receiver Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus.
Impact: Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches and 1,314 yards last season. He has developed into one of the top receivers in the league with his ability to make sideline catches.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Perry, who was placed on the PUP list to begin training camp, is dealing with foot and knee injuries, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
Impact: According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Perry is close to rejoining the team for practice. The 2012 first-round pick lost 11 games to injury in his first two seasons, and the Packers' offseason signing of Julius Peppers will likely relegate him to a backup role.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Worthy is dealing with a lower-back injury, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.
Impact: According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday that it will "be some time" before Worthy is able to return. The former second-round pick was fairly quiet as a rookie in 2012, before missing most of the 2013 campaign with a torn ACL. He doesn't project as a starter this year, but should have a spot in the Packers' defensive-line rotation.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nelson has agreed to a four-year, $39 million extension with the Packers that includes $14.2 million in guaranteed money, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: Previously slated to become a free agent after the 2014 season, Nelson is now signed through 2018. His per-target numbers are consistently elite, and he's the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver in one of the NFL's more explosive offenses. Even with Aaron Rodgers missing seven games last season, Nelson managed to catch 85 passes for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns, despite seeing a modest 126 targets. With James Jones and possibly Jermichael Finley (neck) out of the picture, Nelson could see even more passes in 2014.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matthews (thumb) was not listed on any of Green Bay's injury lists to open training camp, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Tom Silverstein reports.
Impact: Health has been a constant issue for Matthews over the last two years, but it appears he's entering Green Bay's training camp at or near full health. With durability issues surrounding Mike Neal and Nick Perry to start camp, Matthews' presence at outside linebacker is reassuring.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quarless (undisclosed) was not listed on any of Green Bay's injury lists to open training camp, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Tom Silverstein reports.
Impact: Quarless' exclusion from the PUP list implies that he'll be available for the start of Green Bay's training camp. There has been very little information regarding the ailment that bothered him back in June, but hopefully he's past it. He'll need to show well in training camp if he's to earn a starting role in the Green Bay offense, as rookie third-round pick Richard Rodgers consistently earned praise throughout the summer practices and might be the favorite to start if Quarless fails to impress early on.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janis began training camp on the Non-Football Illness list, Green Bay Press-Gazette writer Wes Hodkiewicz reports.
Impact: There's been no word of Janis dealing with any particularly concerning illness, so hopefully he'll get on the field in a hurry and make his case for the final Green Bay roster. His size/speed dimensions and highly productive college career bode well for his long-term projections, but there's lots of competition at receiver in Green Bay.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Neal (undisclosed) was placed on the PUP list Friday, Baltimore Sun writer Aaron Wilson reports.
Impact: It's not clear what Neal's issue is, but he'll sit out of practice until he gets past it. Along with Neal, the Packers started camp with fellow outside linebacker Nick Perry on the PUP list.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Perry (undisclosed) started training camp on the PUP list, Baltimore Sun writer Aaron Wilson reports.
Impact: It's not known whether Perry is dealing with the same undisclosed injury that kept him out of minicamp in June, but this is in any case a disappointing look for the athletic but injury prone former first-round pick.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodgers is expected to fight for extensive early playing time behind currently projected starting tight end Andrew Quarless, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Rodgers was selected in the third round of this year's draft in the wake of Jermichael Finley's career being put into question by a neck injury. With Finley out of the picture, Andrew Quarless saw the bulk of snaps at tight end last year and is familiar enough with the Packers' scheme to be the current frontrunner to start. That being said, Green Bay's competition at the position is wide open and Rodgers' size and receiving ability impressed coaches over the spring. While he needs to improve as a blocker, Rodgers carries decent momentum into training camp, where he'll also compete with Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor, Jake Stoneburner, and touted-but-troubled UDFA Colt Lyerla to earn looks at tight end.
Thu. July 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements indicated the team intends to get Lacy more involved in all aspects of the offense during the upcoming season, NFL.com reports. "We haven't sat down and figured out 'X' number of carries for Eddie," Clements said, "But we want to get him touches, trying to get him more involved in all aspects of the game."
Impact: The lengthy absence of Aaron Rodgers already resulted in a heavy workload for Lacy as a rookie, as he logged 284 carries over 15 games. With Rodgers healthy and some capable backup options on hand in James Starks and DuJuan Harris, it wouldn't be a surprise if Lacy's carry total took a slight dip, but seeing more time on passing downs could make up for it. Lacy had a modest total of 35 receptions last season, a number that shouldn't be hard to clear as the team looks to capitalize on the running back's ability in space. Put it all together, and it's easy to see why Lacy is receiving plenty of a buzz as a top-five pick in both standard and PPR formats.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy hope to run 75 plays per game this season, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The target number probably won't be reached, but the point to take away is that the Packers plan on running an up-tempo offense. While they've always moved at a relatively fast pace, Green Bay's concerted effort to speed things up this season is still good news for owners of Rodgers and his teammates. The Pack ranked 11th in the NFL with 67.1 offensive plays per game last season, but they averaged nearly 69 in the games Rodgers both started and finished. They should challenge the 70-snap threshold this season, moving into territory with teams like Denver and New England.