GREEN BAY — Matt Blanchard threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Janis in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late and the Packers lost to the Eagles at Lambeau Field on Saturday night, 39-26. In the battle for the Packers’ No. 3 wide receiver job, Myles White caught nine passes for 89 ...
Green Bay Packers WR Myles White pulls in a one-handed grab while being pulled down in Saturday night's Packers-Eagles preseason game.
The Green Bay Packers have signed TE Jake Stoneburner and WR Myles White to the active roster from the practice squad, signed LB Victor Aiyewa to the practice squad, placed WR Randall Cobb on injured reserve – designated for return and placed G/C Greg Van Roten on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Stoneburner, a 6-foot-3, 249-pound rookie out of Ohio State, signed with Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent in May 2013 and has been on the team’s practice squad for all five games this season. He totaled 53 receptions for 714 yards (13.5 avg.) and 13 TDs during his career at Ohio State. Stoneburner will wear No. 85 for the Packers. White , a 6-foot, 182-pound rookie out of Louisiana Tech, signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent in May 2013 and has been on the club’s practice squad for all five games this season. He played in 22 games with eight starts during his two seasons at Louisiana Tech and totaled 86 catches for 1,132 yards (13.2 avg.) and nine TDs. White will wear No. 19 for the Packers. Aiyewa (uh-YAY-wuh), a 6-foot-1, 237-pound first-year player out of the University of Washington, entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with Tampa Bay in July 2011 and spent time with the Buccaneers during training camp that season. He earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 recognition as a senior in 2010, recording 83 tackles, including 22.5 for a loss. Aiyewa will wear No. 54 for the Packers.
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy welcomed James Jones back to Green Bay. “It’s great to have James back. He looks good. He has a certain energy about him. He’s a good fit for us, an excellent fit for us,” McCarthy said on Monday. Jones was signed to the Packers roster after having been released by […]
Q. So, how do you feel after five catches against the Vikings? A. Obviously, I feel good about it; I feel it was productive for what my role in that scheme or that game plan. I’m just trying to do the best I can. Whatever they ask me to do, try to do it to the best of my ability. I was excited. I tried to not glorify in the moment. You know, working with guys like Aaron, Jordy, Sitton and T.J. Lang , you know you’ve got to be in the right now moments, being locked into that play. So, in the game there were moments on the sideline where I was like, wow, this is Sunday Night Football. After the game I talked to my parents and I was definitely happy I could contribute to the win. They were happy for me, very proud of me, and I was just very thankful and blessed for this opportunity. White led the Packers in receptions (5) in a preseason game in St. Louis Q. What can you tell us about yourself that we don’t know? A. I know you guys know I have a twin; that’s usually my go-to right there. But I like to have fun, man; I’m a kid at heart. Everything doesn’t have to be so serious, just like when it comes to football. It’s just a game and it was intended for everyone to have fun. Yeah, there’s time when there is serious time needed, but I like to downplay that and just hang loose. Q. What were your thoughts when the Packers signed you as an undrafted free agent? Did you think you had a chance to make the team? A. Yeah, I mean I had some options to go other places, but I had a really good feel about the Packers. I had talked to coach E.B. (Edgar Bennett) and he gave me the run-down with what was going on. I had just kind of seen what route they were taking with drafting two receivers and how I felt. Me, personally, I felt I had seen what they can bring and felt like I was a different type of receiver than them. Not saying I was better, but just added a different variable. At the time it was Charles (Johnson) and Kevin (Dorsey). They’re pretty big guys. So I knew I could be in the slot and worked a lot in it in college and felt like using my speed in the slot is one of my strengths. I felt like I could do that especially with Cobb being as versatile as he is, being in the backfield sometimes. I just felt like I could come in and be a guy stretching the field in the slot. Q. What’s your fondest memory of training camp? A. Probably the St. Louis game. I had six catches for however many yards. I had a controversial touchdown with Vince (Young). That was cool for me to kind of have that game and to get my feet wet. I felt what it takes to succeed in the NFL; you have to produce. Outside of football, it’s just kicking it with the team. This is a real great place to be as far as just team-oriented. Everything was fun, we stuck together and made it through camp. White earned second-team All-WAC honors from the coaches as a senior in 2012 Q. You were a legacy recruit at Michigan State. How did you get to Louisiana Tech? A. I got in trouble; it was this big ordeal ...
Green Bay Packer's QB Brett Hundley passes to WR Myles White for 36 yards in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's matchup.
QB Brett Hundley completes a 2-yard touchdown pass to WR Myles White in the final preseason game for the Packers against the Saints Thursday night in Green Bay.