Green Bay Packers

Stadium: Lambeau Field | Coach: Mike McCarthy
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th119.8 (11th)266.3 (8th)
Defense15th119.9 (23rd)226.4 (10th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
130Damarious RandallFSARIZST
262Quinten RollinsCBMIAOH
394Ty MontgomeryWRSTNFRD
4129Jake RyanOLBMICH
5147Brett HundleyQBUCLA
6206Aaron RipkowskiFBOKLA
6210Christian RingoDTLALAF
6213Kennard BackmanTEUAB

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Standings

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North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay12-4-05-1-0
Detroit11-5-05-1-0
Minnesota7-9-01-5-0
Chicago5-11-01-5-0
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Packers QB Rodgers could have more control after play-calling change
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Aaron Rodgers was at the helm of the league's highest-scoring offense last season, and he could now have even more control of that offense this season, per ESPN.com.

Rodgers, who won the his second NFL MVP award while helping the Packers score 30.4 points per game, will probably be more involved in every facet of the offense this year -- including some play-calling.

"He has," Packers quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt, said when asked if Rodgers could call plays. "He could. Sure. Definitely."

The official play-calling duties are in the hands of associate head coach Tome Clements, after coach Mike McCarthy passed them down before last season. The switch is what can give Rodgers more freedom than ever when it comes to the play selection.

"I've always had a lot of freedom," Rodgers said. "It's just occasionally the personnel groupings restricts some of the checks you can make. But that's kind of a natural progression for a quarterback who's been in a system for a long time, if they can handle it to do more things. I have always liked a good starting point for a play, and then have the ability to get us in a better play if you can do it quickly and it’s clean."

Rodgers passed for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns in 16 games last season.

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Packers' Casey Hayward dealing with foot injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Packers cornerback Casey Hayward is dealing with a foot injury and doesn't expect to return to action until training camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I’ll probably take it easy into camp right now," Hayward said. "I have a minor foot thing right now. We’ll probably take it easy into camp."

Hayward said the foot "flared up" on him earlier in the offseason. He finished with 42 tackles and three interceptions last season.

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Packers WR Jordy Nelson post-surgery: 'Everything is going well'
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Packers standout wideout Jordy Nelson admitted Thursday to having hip surgery in the offseason, but downplayed its significance.

Nelson attended the OTA session, but did not participate aside from throwing the ball around a bit.

"Everything is going well," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "...We're just going to continue to progress ... I don't have any worries about anything that's of importance down the road."

Nelson did state that if the hip wasn't bothering him last year, he wouldn't have opted for surgery. "Just an opportunity to get some things cleaned up," he added.

The veteran is coming off his most productive season. He established career-highs in receptions (98) and yards (1,519).

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Packers' Mike McCarthy wants Matthews to play multiple positions
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Packers coach Mike McCarthy emphasized during organized team activities that outside linebacker Clay Matthews will play multiple positions this season, per the Journal Sentinel.

"Clay Matthews is a great pass rusher. He's going to continue to play as many different positions as we can get out of him," McCarthy said. "We need to utilize him as much as we can. Talked to Clay a couple times early in off-season program and meetings he's been through. He's moving around."

Matthews spent a lot of time playing on the inside of the defense last season and in his exit interviews he said the coaching staff discussed keeping him at multiple spots.

Matthews recorded 61 tackles, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles for the Packers last season.

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Packers OLB Julius Peppers sent home from OTA's with illness
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers was absent from organized team activities on Thursday, per Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Peppers was sent home because of an apparent illness before practice started for the day.

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