CB Casey Hayward still out; more on injuries

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 18, 2013 – 4:44 pm

CB Casey Hayward

CB Casey Hayward

Packers CB Casey Hayward has been ruled out for the third straight week to start the 2013 season with a hamstring injury, so the earliest Hayward could see the field this season will come after next week’s bye.

“He just tells me he’s making progress,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “He had a similar injury. This one wasn’t supposed to be as bad as when he hurt it the first time, the day before he came back for training camp, so he’s making progress.”

Hayward missed the first three full weeks of training camp before returning to practice, but then he aggravated the hamstring when he tried to play in the third preseason game vs. Seattle, on Aug. 23. He has not practiced since.

Also missing practice on Wednesday were CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring), FB John Kuhn (hamstring), RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) and TE Jermichael Finley (toe). Finley was on the report last week and rested the toe at times and then still played in the game on Sunday.

S Morgan Burnett (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis, but in the portion of the workout open to reporters, he was doing jog-thru work on the scout team, so he may be held out until after the bye week as well.

DE Johnny Jolly is also listed on the injury report with a neck injury, but he was a full participant in practice.

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Bengals’ Lewis and Green on the Packers

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 18, 2013 – 4:43 pm

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis and WR A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis and WR A.J. Green were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. To listen to Lewis and Green talk about Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, click on the links below.

Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis (10:28)
Bengals WR A.J. Green (5:18)

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QB Aaron Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 18, 2013 – 11:00 am

QB Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his franchise-record-tying 480-yard passing game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Rodgers tied Matt Flynn’s single-game passing mark, originally set in Week 17 of 2011, when Flynn filled in for Rodgers prior to the playoffs. Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes with four TDs and no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating, the third highest of his career.

His 34 completions tied his career best, and he became just the second QB in NFL history to throw for 480-plus yards with four TDs and zero INTs, joining Giants QB Y.A. Tittle, who threw for 505 yards with seven TDs and no INTs on Oct. 28, 1962.

This is the eighth time in his career Rodgers has been named NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.

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