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.
Tim from St. Louis, MO He’s back! Aaron Rodgers was accurate, decisive and in control of the action in a West Coast possession passing attack. Earlier in the week, he said he was a little off. Last night, he was a little on. Dustin from Warrensburg, MO Where are the McCarthy play-calling haters now? He designed an entire game around the fact he had no running back. Hats off to Montgomery. He did fantastic! Mike McCarthy did what he had to do to win a football game. The scheme was creative, but it was the execution of it that made the difference. Dennis from Rhinelander, WI And all is well in Packerland. It’s never all well, nor is it ever all bad. In this case, it’s one win. I wouldn’t read more than that into last night’s game. John from Eau Claire, WI I’ve been saying it for two years: Wins start with the pass, not the run, contrary to what you guys say. We’re not a running team, so stop trying to force something that’s not in our nature. Packers passing history proven again tonight. It’s sad it had to have the running backs go on injured reserve for us to force a pass-only type of offense, but I believe it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to our team. I disagree. Balance is the key. No run, no balance. Pete from Sheffield, UK Could the injuries to the running backs be the best thing that happened to this offense? No. Paul from La Crosse, WI Vic, even though we won, I didn’t feel very good about it. I’d like another title for Rodgers, but they look far from it. I am a believer that if your receivers are consistently not open, a lot of that is coaching. Scheme to get open. Am I wrong? Mostly. Jerry from Wilmington, NC Vic, could this be the turning point? It’s too early for turning points. It’s one win. The Packers found a way to win a game. Now they need to find a way to win another one. Matt from Verona, WI Simms had the announcer quote of the year last night: “Numbers lie in football more than in any other sport.” “Listen” to your eyes. They’ll never lie to you. Luc from St. Thomas, Canada Love the all-whites. I hope they wear them again! I would describe them as tidy, understated. Jay from Rome, NY Happy victory Friday! There are quite a few things I didn’t have a problem with during this win. I didn’t have a problem with Montgomery and Cobb getting a majority of carries. I didn’t have a problem with Rodgers throwing the ball 56 times. I didn’t have a problem with the dink-and-dunk passes. I didn’t have a problem controlling the clock by passing. And most importantly, I didn’t have a problem with the all- white , color-rush uniforms. When you win, everything you say and do is right. The opposite is true when you lose. Tim from Normal, IL Vic, Knile Davis . What can he bring to the Packers offense? The Packers need a pounder. They lost a good one. Taylor from Des Moines, IA Guys, Deion Sanders said it last night; there is nothing wrong with Aaron Rodgers. I think this fan base owes him a huge apology. Here’s how you do it: Be loyal, be patient. Pancho from Neshannock, PA The Packers weren’t the same team after they gave up a defensive touchdown to the Bears. That’s the way it looked on TV. Is that what you saw? I would agree. Todd from Lexington, KY What did you see the Packers do differently from the first half to the second half? I thought they became more comfortable with the offense they were running. Time of possession wore down the Bears, and that’s when the missed tackles began. Ryan from Baoding, China With both Eddie Lacy and Sam Shields on injured reserve, can the Packers only activate one of them later on? Only one player may return to the active roster from injured reserve. Kay from Parker, CO Where was Clay Matthews tonight against the Bears? Knocking the starting quarterback out of the game? Jeremy from Wausau, WI Winning fixes everything, right, Vic? Enjoy the stress-free weekend. Hans from Hartford, WI Insiders, first off, thank you for all you give to this column. Really appreciate it and look forward to the insights and the perspective gained from you all each week. Keep up the good work! Davante Adams is getting the majority of the postgame coverage, and rightly so. He had a phenomenal and historic performance. However, if I had to choose an MVP for the game, it would be Ty Montgomery . Facing the loss of Lacy and Starks before the game (and Jackson during it), Montgomery racked up 126 yards of offense with 60 yards of rushing and an eye-popping 6.7 yards per carry. He kept the Chicago defense honest and created the passing opportunities that contributed to Adams’ and Cobb’s monster games. What are your thoughts on Montgomery? He found his niche last night. In the process, he created one more thing the Packers can do on offense. Mike McCarthy preaches “less volume, more creativity.” Last night was an example of that philosophy. Mark from Bettendorf, IA Vic, Phil Simms believes it’s the receivers not getting open. Is it really that simple? The telecast focused on a lack of separation. That decision was likely part of the telecast’s pregame strategy. I watched with interest. You have to win your one-on-ones. Nathan from New York, NY Vic, what do the Packers have to do to beat the Falcons? I think they need to achieve some stability at the running back position. I’d like to see them blend the Montgomery package with a conventional running game. Tom from Collegeville, MN Davante the hero? It makes for a good storyline. It’s amazing what can be achieved with commitment, perseverance and patience. HAVE A QUESTION?
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 […]
Mike and Wes break down the Packers' victory over the Bears, discuss the offensive records and near-records, and comment on the color-rush uniforms.
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.