Posted October 20, 2011 on AP on Fox
While Morgan Burnett isn't prone to bragging, there's one play that might make the Green Bay Packers' soft-spoken safety pat himself on the back: a one-handed interception while wearing a club on his broken right hand in Sunday's game at Minnesota. Burnett broke his hand in practice last week and played Sunday's game against St. Louis with the hand wrapped up in a bulky club. He struggled early, allowing a big play when he missed a tackle. Burnett then settled down and played well for the remainder of the game. Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers says Burnett is playing ''extremely well,'' and has taken over some defensive signal-calling responsibilities in the wake of a season-ending neck injury to Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins.

Packers LB Hawk fined $10,000

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was fined $10,000 by the NFL for displaying a bird of a different feather in last week's game. Hawk was fined for flashing a one-finger obscenity toward his bench that was caught by TV cameras in Green Bay's win over St. Louis, according to reports. Hawk told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the gesture was a running joke with teammates...

The Green Bay Packers need a little more production out of the running game

It’s hard to find much wrong with the Green Bay Packers’ offense.  After all, they are averaging 423.7 yards and 32.8 points per game so far this year.  But, the Packers have not run the ball too well so far this year.  They are averaging only 98.5 yards rushing per game and 3.8 yards per carry so far this year, and they need to do better.  James Starks and Ryan Grant have...

Packers CB Shields doubtful with concussion

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a concussion. Shields, who was hurt in last week's win over the St. Louis after making an interception, was listed as doubtful on the team's injury report. Jarrett Bush, who replaced Shields a week ago, is expected to get the start against the Vikings. Shields...

Franklin picks Rodgers to start vs Army

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin says Jordan Rodgers will make his first start Saturday night against Army since he transferred from a junior college in 2010. Larry Smith started the first six games this season and had been the Commodores' starter the past two seasons. But Franklin announced the switch Wednesday night after practice. Franklin says Rodgers is having a good week...

Aaron Rodgers’ brother to start at QB for Vandy

After nearly helping lead Vanderbilt to an upset over Georgia in a relief effort Saturday, Jordan Rodgers will get the opportunity to lead the Commodores’ offense from the outset this coming weekend. Wednesday evening, head coach James Franklin confirmed the early-week chatter and announced that Rodgers will get the start at quarterback against Army Saturday.  Rodgers,…

CB Shields doubtful for banged-up Packers

Cornerback Sam Shields didn't practice this week and is doubtful to play because of a concussion that knocked him out of the Packers' last game.

Get to know: Packers tight end Ryan Taylor

The Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne sat down for an informal Q&A with Packers rookie tight end Ryan Taylor. Green Bay drafted Taylor, 23, in the seventh round in April out of North Carolina.

10 Games Left – 10 Players to Watch

By contributing writer Jon Meerdink, In addition to the great team stories that develop over the course of an NFL season, individual players also can craft compelling narratives. Last year, unheralded rookies Sam Shields and James Starks arrived from nowhere to make big plays down the stretch and propel the Packers to the Super [...]

Polamalu fined for phone call; Hawk hit for obscene gesture

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was fined $10,000 by the NFL on Friday for an obscene gesture during last week's win over St. Louis.
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