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Adams' exit provides chance for Packers' Lazard to step up

Jul. 31, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard enters the final year of his contract knowing he will probably get more targets than ever now that former teammate Davante Adams is with the Las Vegas Raiders. That should give Lazard more incentive than ever. Then...

Rodgers says Packers offense can grow from early adversity

Jul. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he expects the Green Bay Packers offense to face plenty of adversity during the preseason as it lines up against a defense that seems far more settled. The four-time MVP quarterback believes that could prove beneficial in the long run. ...

Ravens begin camp hoping to rebound from injury-filled 2021

Jul. 27, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Now in his 15th season as coach of the Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh understands the need to keep the message fresh. “The principles are still the same, but we present them differently," he said. "The way you say it, the words you use, you try to apply...

Packers' Bakhtiari won't make predictions about his return

Jul. 27, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari says he feels better but won’t predict when he might play again as he recovers from a knee injury that’s now more than 1½ years old. Bakhtiari has played just one game since tearing his left anterior...

Ravens hope to rebound from injury-filled 2021

Jul. 15, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-9) CAMP SITE: Owings Mills, Maryland LAST YEAR: The Ravens went through a rarity under coach John Harbaugh — a losing season. Beset by injuries from the preseason on, Baltimore finally collapsed at the end, dropping its final six games. QB Lamar...

Packers camp gives Rodgers chance to work with his new WRs

Jul. 15, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-5) CAMP SITE: Green Bay, Wisconsin LAST YEAR: QB Aaron Rodgers delivered a second straight MVP season as the Packers won a third consecutive NFC North title. The Packers earned the NFC’s top playoff seed for a second straight year, but again...

Packers' Watkins savors new start after uncertain offseason

Jun. 08, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sammy Watkins was sitting on his couch and wondering whether his football career was over. Injuries had limited the effectiveness of the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He was coming off a season in which he had caught just 27 passes for 394 yards and...

Rodgers unsure how long he will play beyond this season

Jun. 07, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he’s unsure how much longer he will keep playing football. But he’s definitive about at least one element of his playing future: The four-time MVP quarterback expects to retire with the Green Bay Packers. That scenario...

Brady, Rodgers headline list of NFL players skipping OTAs

Jun. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady earned the right to skip voluntary workouts a long time ago. Several other star players, including Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson, also aren’t participating in organized team activities, a trend that’s increasing around the NFL. In Brady’s case,...

Rodgers absent as Packers conduct voluntary OTAs this week

May. 24, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers was one of several notable veterans missing as the Green Bay Packers began voluntary organized team activities this week. Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Tuesday that Rodgers isn’t expected at all this week. The Packers...