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Mike McCarthy believes that Ryan Grant will be active for Sunday. The Packers are thin at running back with Cedric Benson, James Starks and Johnny White all either out or on injured reserve.
“Frankly, where we are from a health standpoint, we might not have a choice,” said McCarthy.
Grant will be behind Alex Green who will start for the Packers and is the teams leading rusher with 360 yards. Green is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry on the season.
While Grant was a prominent fixture in the Packers backfield from 2007-2009 he has been injuried or ineffective since. This season with the Washington Redskins he had one carry for five yards before being released.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers veteran wide receiver Donald Driver has a broken thumb, which explains why the franchise's all-time leading receiver was inactive Sunday for the first time since a quadriceps injury kept him out of a game Nov. 7, 2010.
It was only the fourth game Driver has missed over the past decade.
"The thumb is OK, (but) it's broken," Driver said...
With a depleted backfield, the Green Bay Packers have brought back a player from their past, adding veteran free agent RB Ryan Grant. The Packers have lost RB Cedric Benson for the season and could lose RB James Starks for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The loss of Starks leaves the Packers with little depth on the roster with Alex Green likely to shoulder the majority...
A report from ESPNMilwaukee.com surfaced late Tuesday night that Green Bay Packers RB James Startks could be placed on the season ending injured reserve list. Starks reportedly suffered a knee injury in the team’s win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Although the injury is not being reported as an ACL, Starks could be placed on the injured reserve list in order to clear a...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the fourth straight game, a Packers player has been fined by the NFL for an illegal in-game hit. This week, it's cornerback Tramon Williams receiving a 21,000 fine for unnecessary roughness.Williams was flagged late in the third quarter of Green Bay's win over the Minnesota Vikings when he struck running back Toby Gerhart on an incomplete pass near...
With the reigning NFL MVP at quarterback, the Green Bay Packers are never going to be a pound-it-out, run-first operation.
Opposing defenses insist on playing their safeties deep in cover-2 schemes, a tactic meant to take away the Packers' downfield passing game while daring them to run. So the party line that the success of the Green Bay running game is measured more on the...
According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has indicated that running back James Starks will miss multiple weeks due a knee injury he suffered this past week.
MM: Starks’ injury will be “multiple weeks.” Flared up Monday. Thought it was a bruise.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) December 5, 2012
The good news is that Starks...
Detroit Lions (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (8-4)
This is a really interesting game. Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the parity related things that happen every single year and how those could be used to help predict games the rest of the way. The Lions are by far the likeliest candidate to be this year’s team that goes from in the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. Only the Saints...
Last week: 13 (-4)
Net points per drive: 0.15 (13th)
DVOA: 23.7% (5th)
Weighted DVOA: 22.3% (5th)
QB Aaron Rodgers: 27 of 35 for 286 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, 3 thrown away, 1 drop, 106.3 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 16 of 41 drop backs (2 sacks, 2 scrambles, 6 of 12, 3 thrown away, 1 drop)
RG Josh Sitton: Did not allow a pressure on 47 pass block...