The linebacker and the Packers enter Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field two wins away from a berth in Super Bowl LVI.
The Green Bay Packers announced in a press release Thursday morning that a limited amount of standing-room-only tickets were available for Sat…
“He looks good at practice, so I would anticipate him playing in this game (Saturday against the 49ers),” Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur said of Randall Cobb.
“Deebo, he is a dynamic player," Packers coach Matt LaFleur says. "He’s one of the more elite players in this league, and they find different ways to get him the ball, whether it’s handing it off, whether it’s reverses, in the passing game."
While other playoff teams are dealing with more injuries they accumulated during the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs, the Packers continue to get healthier at a time of the year when that rarely, if ever, happens.
Wide receiver Davante Adams has been consistent in fulfilling his media obligations, especially over the past two COVID-19 impacted seasons but really throughout his eight-year career in Green Bay.
Green Bay could have a major advantage given the nearly zero experience 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has in cold weather.
Despite All-Pro David Bakhtiari's I-can-handle-anything attitude, the Packers must make sure backup Yosh Nijman is ready to spell him.
Green Bay will open the playoffs against San Francisco on Saturday night after the 49ers upset the Cowboys in the wild card round.
Over the final five games, Allen Lazard caught 21 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns, finishing the regular season with 40 receptions for 513 yards and eight TDs.
The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Decision making, timing and accuracy continue to be the areas of focus.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was joined on The Associated Press All-Pro team by wide receiver Davante Adams and inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell.
Veteran edge rusher Whitney Mercilus was taking part in the team’s playoff bye week practice and joining a group that is also on the cusp of getting two All-Pro players — outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith and cornerback Jaire Alexander — back from injury, too.
Sixth-year defensive end Dean Lowry set career highs in sacks (five) and quarterback pressures (42, according to Pro Football Focus) during the best season of his career.
Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith returned to practice Wednesday after having back surgery and being out since the season opener.
Rookie center Josh Myers suffered a knee injury in the Packers’ Oct. 17 win over the Bears at Soldier Field and was sidelined for the next 10 games.
“These guys are so deserving. And I always tell all these guys, ‘We wouldn’t be in this spot today without the collective effort of our entire coaching staff,’” head coach Matt LaFleur said.
The Packers coach just wants to make sure his talented musicians aren’t merely ready; he’d also like to blend them back in the band and have the end result be a beautiful symphony, not an off-key cacophony.
The players have Monday and Tuesday off before light practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
For a team that already had secured the NFC’s No. 1 seed, and the conference's lone first-round bye, Sunday’s 37-30 loss to the Lions still checked most of the let’s-avoid-catastrophe boxes the Packers surely had in the back of their minds.
For as eager as Bakhtiari had been over the last two months to get back into game action, Green Bay's five-time All-Pro left tackle was ready to just save his season debut for the postseason.
Davante Adams is expected to break Jordy Nelson's single-season franchise receiving mark on Sunday.
“I thought he looked really good,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur of David Bakhtiari after Friday's practice. “But we’ll see how he comes in (on Saturday) and see how he’s feeling before we totally commit to that, whether or not he’s playing.”