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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Andrew Quarless is happy. The 24-year-old Packers' tight end isn't happy about missing the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury, but Quarless is glad that his young career can return to normal next year.
"For my career, I'm happy with the decision," Quarless said. "I'm happy, but I'm definitely frustrated. It's definitely something I could have pushed through. I know I could have pushed it. I could have finished the season, playoffs, whatever, but it was definitely something that was going to bother me."
Quarless suffered a gruesome right knee injury on Dec. 4, 2011 after he planted his leg and was blocked from behind in the opposite direction of where his weight was taking him.
There was optimism from Quarless that he could return this season, despite beginning the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Though the team activated him on Nov. 7 and had him on the gameday roster in Weeks 11 and 12, Quarless neve...
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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...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It doesn't require the advantage of hindsight to know that the Packers had little room for injuries on their offensive line this season. The team knew it was running a risk since the first day of practice. And for nine weeks, Green Bay got away with it.
But now, after a season-ending hip injury to starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga on Nov. 4 and the recent...
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...
Mike McCarthy likes the forecast for Sunday night.
''Well, we live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, so snow's going to happen,'' the Packers coach said Friday. ''I hope it does snow. I think it'd be great. It's a great setting. Personally, I think snow's fun to play in, so I think our players will enjoy it.''
The Packers host Detroit on Sunday...
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...