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The Packers finally added a WR for Aaron Rodgers, grabbing Clemson’s Amari Rodgers in Round 3. Rodgers’ college career was disrupted by a March 2019 torn ACL. He unbelievably made it back for the 2nd game of that season -- just about 6 months after the injury -- but was noticeably limited. He bounced back to set career highs across the board in 2020 with 77 catches, 1,020 yards and 7 scores. All 3 marks led the Tigers. The 5’10, 212-pounder is at his best after the catch, with good vision, enough wiggle and strong contact balance. The concerns: he doesn’t create a lot of separation, has a small catch radius and is subpar in contested situations. Rodgers tested as an average athlete at Clemson’s Pro Day, including a 4.52-second 40 time. There was some pre-draft talk about him moving to RB, but the Packers announced him as a WR. Rodgers doesn’t look like a difference-maker in the NFL, but this is a solid landing spot as long as Aaron Rodgers sticks around. Amari has a chance to win the slot receiver job right out of the gate.

The Lions have placed CB Justin Coleman on IR for the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Bears. That means Coleman won't play again until at least Week 6, because Detroit has its bye in Week 5. Detroit was already without 1st-round rookie CB Jeff Okudah for the Chicago game. We'll see about his status for Week 2. The banged-up secondary means a nice Week 2 matchup for Aaron Rodgers, coming off his huge passing day at Minnesota.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers revealed this week that he suffered a tibial plateau fracture and MCL sprain in his left knee in last season's opener. Rodgers told ESPN Wisconsin that the "indent" fracture to the top of the shin bone was "very painful." Rodgers re-injured the MCL in Week 5 on a hit by Lions LB Christian Jones. Rodgers said the injuries limited his mobility "for a good part of the season." Rodgers previously had the ACL repaired in that knee (in high school) and had arthroscopic surgery on the joint after the 2015 season. This time around, he avoided surgery. Instead, Rodgers said he had "a series of shots" this offseason and that the knee now feels fine. Barring any offseason setbacks, Rodgers should be a 2019 bounce-back candidate.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he injured his groin on the final play of the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Bears. He played the 2nd half but admitted that the groin "bothered [him] a little bit." It sounds like something Rodgers would play through if Green Bay was still in the playoff hunt. But they were officially eliminated with the loss in Chicago. HC Joe Philbin said Monday that he plans on Rodgers playing against the Jets this weekend. We'll see if those plans change.

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is dealing with an "unusual" knee injury. There's reportedly no ligament damage but a "compression injury from blunt force while bent." It would keep most guys out "a while," the source added. "He shouldn't have played last week and shouldn't play now, but he likely will. There will certainly be a short leash, like there was last week, but we saw what happened." The injury could take a couple of months to heal, so this could be an issue the rest of the season. It's especially bad news with a tough Vikings defense in town today. Rodgers is a risky Week 2 fantasy starter.

Aaron Rodgers will "try to play through the pain" of his knee injury today against the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There is reportedly no ligament damage, but Rodgers' injury could take up to 2 months to heal. We'll see how much it inhibits him. For now, the injury at least adds risk to one of Rodgers' toughest matchups of the season. It's tough to sit an active Rodgers anytime, but weigh that risk against the quality of your fill-in option.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is "getting better," HC Mike McCarthy said Friday. "I'd say he feels better than he did at the beginning of the week," McCarthy added. We'll see how Green Bay lists Rodgers on the final injury report, but we might not know whether he'll play against Minnesota until inactives are announced. The good news is that it's a 1 pm ET kickoff. It's worth noting that injury expert Dr. David Chao expects Rodgers to play.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that his injured knee is feeling "a little better each day." He characterized the injury as a sprain and also added that he doesn't need to practice to play against the Vikings this weekend. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his progress over the next few days. Packers-Vikings kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy wouldn't commit to QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) being available for Week 2 against the Vikings. "We're still collecting all the information on his specific situation," McCarthy said Monday. "I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play but that's all I have right now." Rodgers was obviously limited by that left knee injury on Sunday night -- but he also chucked for 273 yards and 3 TDs in the 2nd half. We'll keep an eye on his status throughout the week, but we'd be surprised if he didn't play in a big game against Minnesota.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Bears after suffering an apparent left leg injury. After being checked out in the blue sideline tent, he rode a cart to the Green Bay locker room. We'll certainly be on the watch for updates. DeShone Kizer is the backup.

Update: Rodgers returned in the 3rd quarter.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings after being slammed to the ground by LB Anthony Barr. He appeared to injure his right shoulder. Rodgers was carted back to the locker room. We'll update his status when we learn more. QB Brett Hundley is Green Bay's backup.

Update: Rodgers is officially questionable to return with a right shoulder injury, the team announced.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) admits that he won't be at 100% for this weekend's game against the Bears. "It'll be about pain management on Sunday, but the good thing is I'll be out there," he said. "I'll be out there and ready." Rodgers tweaked that calf on the 3rd play of last week's game but still chucked for 246 yards and 3 TDs. The injury obviously adds some risk to his Week 15 outlook -- especially with a high of -1 degrees currently forecasted for Chicago on Sunday -- but Rodgers remains a solid QB1.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers injured his calf in Sunday's win over the Seahawks, he told Fox's Erin Andrews afterward. Rodgers has been dealing with a bum hamstring and believes the calf was a compensation injury. He was pulled in the 4th quarter, but that seemed to have more to do with the score than the injury. Rodgers should be play against the Bears next Sunday -- albeit with limited mobility -- but we'll keep a close eye on him throughout the week.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tossed 3 TD passes on just 18-of-23 passing in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. He totaled 246 yards while taking just 1 sack. Rodgers admitted after the game that he hurt his right calf on the game's initial 3rd down. Rodgers played through it until Green Bay pulled him for Brett Hundley in the 4th quarter with a large lead. Rodgers told FOX's Erin Andrews that it'll be a "long week of rehab" but also vowed not to miss a game. He'll be in fantasy lineups as long as he hasn't underestimated the issue.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said the knee he had surgery on shortly after his team's playoff loss "feels great."  He's back on the golf course and "walking normally."  Rodgers described the procedure as a "scope" and confirmed that it was "clean-up of an old injury."  We'll continue to keep an eye on him, but there's no reason to believe the knee will be an issue in 2016.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had knee surgery shortly after the team's playoff loss to the Cardinals, according to ESPN's Jason Wilde and Rob Demovsky.  A source described the procedure as "cleanup of an old injury."  Rodgers was never listed on the injury report with a knee this year.  He did have reconstructive surgery way back in 2004 to repair a torn ACL that Rodgers said he suffered playing basketball in high school.  It's unclear, though, if this latest surgery is related.  Wilde and Demovsky hear that Rodgers is expected to be ready for offseason workouts in April, barring any setbacks.  

As expected, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) and RB Eddie Lacy (knee) are active for today's NFC Championship against the Seahawks.  Rodgers' injury is a much bigger concern than Lacy's.  It was pouring rain as of 1:30 pm ET in Seattle, which only makes it more likely that Green Bay goes run heavy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a "slight tear," in his calf, in addition to a significant strain, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.  This is more confirmation than news, but it's a reminder that Rodgers won't be at 100% for this weekend's game against the Cowboys.  “There’s no question he will play, but there’s also no question he will not be 100 percent,” a doctor familiar with the injury told Schefter. “The question is whether he’ll be 95 percent or 50 percent.”  Rodgers still has as much upside as any QB this weekend, but he's also much riskier than usual.  We'd only use him in DFS tournaments, not 50/50s.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that his injured calf is feeling "a little better."  He also revealed that the injury he suffered in the regular-season finale was more severe and in a different spot than the injury he suffered a week earlier.  "Fortunate that we have two weeks here because I feel confident that I'll be in a better spot than I was going into the Lions game with an extra week of rest," Rodgers added.  "Can't say either way what percentage it will be, but I hope it's going to be feeling better than it was last weekend." It sounds like there will still be some risk of re-injury in the Divisional Round, but Rodgers should be as dominant as ever as long as he's on the field.  Over the past 2 weeks, he's completed 77% of his passes, averaged 8.8 yards per attempt and tossed 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that his injured calf is feeling "a little better."  He also revealed that the injury he suffered in the regular-season finale was more severe and in a different spot than the injury he suffered a week earlier.  "Fortunate that we have two weeks here because I feel confident that I'll be in a better spot than I was going into the Lions game with an extra week of rest," Rodgers added.  "Can't say either way what percentage it will be, but I hope it's going to be feeling better than it was last weekend." It sounds like there will still be some risk of re-injury in the Divisional Round, but Rodgers should be as dominant as ever as long as he's on the field.  Over the past 2 weeks, he's completed 77% of his passes, averaged 8.8 yards per attempt and tossed 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs.

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