Packers sign Vince Young

Green Bay Packers: David Bakhtiari could save day at left tackle

The Packers also are intrigued with Young’s mobility and believe he can help prepare them for the opening two games of the regular season, in which Green Bay’s defense plays against San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Washington’s Robert Griffin III . Mack Brown, Young’s former coach at the University of Texas, released a statement Tuesday thanking the quarterback for his recent work with his team and wishing him the best in Green Bay. “I’m so happy for Vince. He has definitely worked very hard to earn a second chance in the NFL,” Brown said. “Since he moved to Austin last fall, went back to school to finish his degree and spent time around our team, he has been such a positive influence on our guys. Whether it was being around practice, the guys seeing him work his tail off in the weight room or on the field, putting in a tremendous effort at pro day or giving back in the community, Vince has done everything right. “He is just an unbelievable person, and we all know what a great football player he is. I couldn’t be prouder of everything he’s done and what he means, and always will stand for, to our program. I know he’ll do the same in Green Bay and be a tremendous player, teammate and representative of the Packers organization. They are lucky to have him,” he said.

Packers camp report: Tuesday at a glance

EDT August 6, 2013 Packers WR Jordy Nelson has 22 TD catches over the past two seasons. (Photo: Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 4 CONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of training camp after undergoing a procedure on one of his knees. The Packers are hopeful he will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener at San Francisco. Nelson had not practiced since Thursday, missing Friday night’s practice and Saturday’s scrimmage.

Rookie David Bakhtiari gets the call for Packers at left tackle

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound back came into training camp looking for that starting role. Franklin is a dynamic player who impressed McCarthy right away in training camp and also stood out in the eyes of his quarterback Rodgers. Franklin is the shifty, quick-cutting style of running back that could be a major threat out of the backfield, and a solid fantasy option if you are in a PPR league. The two competing for the starting role play the game in two opposite styles, and who gets the start in Week 1 depends on what McCarthy and his staff are looking for in their game plan. Who will get the majority of carries is not yet determined, but how each player plays throughout the preseason will be the defining factor. If youre looking to draft a Packers running back this season, be sure to keep tabs on how the preseason shapes up. Either of the two backs could be a nice, mid to late-round pick depending on how well they perform throughout the preseason.

Packers: Bulaga still ‘looking at all of his options’

09, 2013 7:00PM – 10:00PM CDT Packers vs. Cardinals Packers vs. Cardinals (Bishop’s Charities Game) Sat., Aug. 10, 2013 3:30PM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy press conference Tue., Aug. 13, 2013 11:15AM – 1:15PM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center).

Packers WR Jordy Nelson has knee surgery, will miss rest of camp

However, Jolly also struggled at the point of attack, which was one of his strengths in his last season (2009). Certainly Eddie Lacy’s runs of 19 and 16 yards weren’t all Jolly’s responsibility, but he was in the hole on both of them. Earlier, Lang moved Jolly on a 5-yard burst by James Starks, and then T Marshall Newhouse put him on the deck and Lacy moved ahead for 7. INJURY LIST Returning to practice were LB Dezman Moses, LB Jamari Lattimore and S David Fulton. RB Alex Green (knee), DE Datone Jones (illness) and TE Ryan Taylor (knee) missed their first practices of camp. Departing during practice were WR Randall Cobb (biceps) and Jolly.

Green Bay Packers Have Viable Fantasy Football Options At RB

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09, 2013 7:00PM – 10:00PM CDT Packers vs. Cardinals Packers vs. Cardinals (Bishop’s Charities Game) Sat., Aug. 10, 2013 3:30PM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy press conference Tue., Aug. 13, 2013 11:15AM – 1:15PM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center).

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(USATSI) Randall Cobb is going to have a monster year for the Packers — if you don’t believe me, just ask Aaron Rodgers , who expects 100+ catches for the wideout — but he’s obviously got to stay healthy first. We were reminded of that Tuesday when he left practice with an apparent shoulder injury. Multiple beat writers present at the Packers practice noted that Cobb “dropped out” of practice and the wideout was later seen with a bag of ice on his shoulder: Here is Cobb with the ice… pic.twitter.com/5AXgPH3n0R Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 6, 2013 It looks pretty precautionary and Dunne noted shortly afterwards that Cobb participated in sprints “during [the] final TV timeout.” Tom Silverstein (also of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) noted that Cobb ” won’t practice anymore ” despite running the sprints. So … panic time? Nah. There’s every reason to be concerned — after all the Packers just lost their starting left tackle for the season after Bryan Bulaga went down with an ACL injury. Cobb’s injury obviously isn’t as concerning, but he might be a more important piece to this offense, which is exactly why it’s OK to hold your breath ( or take a shot ) when you see him walking around with ice on his shoulder.

Randall Cobb leaves Packers practice with shoulder injury

Randall Cobb suffered a shoulder injury Tuesday in practice.

“He’s got a career to worry about. “It’s not just about this year when you have something like that.” What is clear is that, after the injury, Bulaga returned to the Family Night practice and played well. Thompson noted it and Sitton said there was no noticeable change after the injury. “He looked good the entire time,” Sitton said. “He played a good number of plays with it hurt. He looked fine to me. He made all his blocks and looked good.” While Sitton joked that Bulaga should just “brace it up and play,” he really felt “sick” when he heard the news about a teammate who had spent all summer in Green Bay working to recover from a hip injury that cost him the end of last season. Head coach Mike McCarthy saw much of that work first-hand.

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Moved there in May, the Packers had been monitoring his progress without yet knowing if he’d ever truly be the answer on the left side. Regardless of where he plays, Bulaga is a tough, efficient run blocker. He hasn’t been as effective in pass protection, and with shorter arms and less than ideal athleticism he might have encountered problems safeguarding Aaron Rodgers’ blind side. Even though Mike McCarthy beat into the linemen’s heads that there would be no turning back, there was no guarantee flopping Bulaga and Newhouse was going to make this a better line. It doesn’t make much difference where McCarthy plays Newhouse and Bakhtiari. Barclay, the lesser talent, is badly needed as the swing backup inside, but now look for him to be back at tackle unless and until Derek Sherrod is ever be able to contribute. Newhouse has left-tackle feet.

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