Posted November 16, 2012 on gnb.scout.com
Injured running back Cedric Benson is eligible to return to practice next week, but that seems unlikely. Plus, much more from a busy Friday at Lambeau Field.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Cedric Benson Targeting A Return In Week 15?

Packers RB Cedric Benson is aiming to return to the team around December 16, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. “Cedric had the opportunity to have some testing done (recently) and everything’s positive. His rehab has picked up,” said head coach Mike McCarthy. “We’ll see where we are next week. We don’t have a startup date exactly when he’s going to be ready...
DOESN'T PACK IT IN

'60 Minutes': Rodgers is sensitive

Aaron Rodgers isn't a fan of how 60 Minutes portrayed him in a profile piece last week, but a producer says that shows how the Packers QB "tends to be overly sensitive."

'60 Minutes' fires back at Packers' Rodgers

Apparently "60 Minutes" isn't going to sit back and let Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers take shots at it without a response.After Rodgers told the Detroit media in a conference call on Wednesday that his feature story on "60 Minutes" was "cut for their purposes, their agenda," the CBS news magazine fired back at the NFL's Most Valuable...

Exclusive: Pam Oliver corrals Finley

Ahhhs and boos. Those are the two distinct and opposite reactions the home crowd rains down on the same missed opportunity. Popular Green Bay Packers named Jennings, Jordy and James hear the former. The latter may seem reserved solely for embattled tight end Jermichael Finley when he does the same thing . . . drop the rock. Hostile home I first noticed the hostility toward Finley...

Packers Injury Report: Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews

While the Green Bay Packers have ruled linebacker Clay Matthews and wide receiver Greg Jennings out for Sunday’s contest against the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Jordy Nelson “appears a safe bet to play,” according to ESPN Wisconsin. Matthews (hamstring), Jennings (abdomen) and safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) will all miss Sunday’s game, but they all aren’t far...

Packers coach sticks with Crosby

The Green Bay Packers are sticking with struggling kicker Mason Crosby. Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't ''blink'' in its commitment to Crosby. Crosby has missed seven of the 18 field goals he's attempted so far this season. His 61 percent accuracy rate is second...

Suddenly Wisconsin Media Pestering Aaron Rodgers About Engagement

We tried to warn Wisconsin media types last week that BC was about to dominate their asses on salacious sports/entertainment news. Then we broke the news that Ryan Braun was engaged to Larisa Fraser. A few outlets blew us off as just being some annoying, disgraceful blog that investigates stupid athlete relationship stories for pageviews. Then, on Monday, we took two screencaps...

Williams Eager For Mega Challenge

Healthy and on his game, cornerback Tramon Williams will square off against wide receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday. "Everyone around the league knows Calvin is one of the best in the game," Williams said.

Tramon Williams calls himself Optimus Prime, says Calvin Johnson pushed Richard Sherman around

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is apparently not very original. Earlier this week, Williams dubbed himself “Optimus Prime” in anticipation of his upcoming matchup against Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. Megatron. That sounds awfully familiar. A few weeks ago, Seattle Seahawks corner Richard Sherman changed his Twitter name to Optimus Prime for...

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: Week 11 NFL Pick

Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Detroit Lions (4-5) I don’t think it’s possible to talk about the Packers without first talking about how bad their injury situation has gotten. Already missing stud middle linebacker Desmond Bishop and replacement DJ Smith for the season, the Packers have also put starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga and starting rush linebacker Nick Perry on injured...

Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11: James Starks, Cecil Shorts, Marcel Reece, and Danario Alexander

Week 11 is here, and so are we with another round of sleepers for your Week 11 fantasy football lineups. You still have plenty of time to set your rosters for Sunday. Take a few minutes and see if any of these guys are available. James Starks, Green Bay Packers In the Packers last game, Starks was handed the ball more times than starter Alex Green and is now reportedly the Packers’...

Lions Respect, But Don't Like Rival Packers

The Detroit Lions have watched Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers rise to league stardom on the field -- and off the field, with the endless "Discount Double Check" commercials. Although they have respect for their NFC counterparts, as one Lions defender stated, "there's no love lost between the two of us."
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.