Packers activate Jared Cook, two others from PUP

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The Packers activated three players from the active/physically unable to perform list Tuesday, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson wasn’t among them.

Nelson has been sidelined by left knee issue he experienced while working his way back from the torn right ACL he suffered last August. Though Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers dropped a hint after last weekend’s Hall of Fame Game fiasco that Nelson could return soon, the Packers really have no reason to rush Nelson back.

Two of the players activated Tuesday — tight end Jared Cook and wide receiver Ty Montgomery — can help Rodgers and the offense. Cook signed with the Packers in free agency after being released by the Rams, and Montgomery caught 15 passes as a rookie, two for touchdowns, despite being limited to six games by injury.

Linebacker Sam Barrington was also activated. Only Nelson and center Corey Linsley remain on active/PUP for the Packers, who now open the preseason Friday vs. the Browns.

35 responses to “Packers activate Jared Cook, two others from PUP

  1. Finally good news from the PUP list. I’m actually quite curious as to how the “soldier” tryout of Kellen Winslow Jr went this past Sunday. Haven’t heard a thing about.

  2. the Packers really have no reason to rush Nelson back.

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    We had the NFL’s 15th ranked offense and 11th best QB without him…

    Even at 31, coming off a torn ACL and nursing an injury in his other knee.. We have a lot of eggs in his basket. He’s our only chance to have a receiving threat. We’re finished without him.

  3. Hopefully Jordy “Two-Knees” Nelson comes back 100%.

    After hearing all the Packer trolls saying the declining Aaron Rodgers “makes his receivers” and all the “next man up” crap- you’ll have no excuses.

    But Rodgers will ultimately find someone to throw under the bus.

  4. Is this the same Jared Cook that drops half the balls thrown to him and is the worst blocking starting TE in the league? Good luck with that.

  5. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:04 PM

    Awesome news for the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.
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    Awesome? I guess. Montgomery has to be better than Adams, because Adams is horrible. If he had stepped up even a little bit, maybe the Packers wouldn’t have gone 0-3 against the NFC North at home. And Cook? Don’t get your hopes up. The rams had the 32nd ranked passing game, and they felt comfortable releasing him. Let that sink in.

  6. filthymcnasty3 says:

    With Bennett gone from Chicago, I think Cook becomes the best TE in the division by default. There really aren’t any others.

    I agree that he’ll put up the best stats since our QB’s average pass traveled shorter down field than the other 3 starting QBs in the NFCN last year.

  7. HAHAHA!!! Listen to the Vikings fans troll!! Sup guys? Nervous much?

    I can tell you that those of us on the right side of the Mississippi are really looking forward to the flaming bag of poo our team is going to leave on your front porch to open your new stadium in week 2.

  8. “With Bennett gone from Chicago, I think Cook becomes the best TE in the division by default. There really aren’t any others.

    Doesn’t hurt that GBs starting TE was 5th in TD scores for the entire NFL last year. Richard Rodgers had more catches, more yards, more scores than Bennett.

  9. Gee arealistic, try to work on that upper lip quiver.
    Packers were not only without
    Nelson last year but also Montgomery after the first six games (note how the offense started declining after the sixth game) . Not to mention the fact that the OLine was constantly being shuffled and looks much better this season.
    If you want to jump on some other team’s bandwagon, please do. (Officially. We all know unofficially you’re wearing lavender already.)

  10. cribbage12 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:14 PM

    Cook already with 2 over the shoulder and comeback route catches in his first practice. 20+ yards each. Look out!

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    Cook? This perfectly illustrates how piss-poor the Packers D actually is. Good luck though.

  11. The Packers have been to the playoffs for 7 straight years so even though last year was a dip in the offense, I suspect that McCarthy has learned his lesson and will be calling the offense plays the entire year in 2016.

    And the Vikings still don’t have a franchise QB, let that sink in.

  12. skol4life says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:30 PM
    Is this the same Jared Cook that drops half the balls thrown to him and is the worst blocking starting TE in the league?
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    Well, now he’s on a better team with a better quarterback, offense and coaching staff, giving him a new, fresh, better attitude. So, no, this isn’t the same Jared Cook.

  13. Just listen to all the injury excuses. It’s like a broken record- over and over and over…

    But I can understand because Packers were the only team in the eENTIRE league that had any sort of injuries. What a bunch of excuse-making cry babies.

    So what happened to the ol’ “Rodgers makes his receivers” and “next man up”?

    Who has the lip quiver?

  14. mnvikes1961 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:12 PM
    Hopefully Jordy “Two-Knees” Nelson comes back 100%.

    After hearing all the Packer trolls saying the declining Aaron Rodgers “makes his receivers” and all the “next man up” crap- you’ll have no excuses.

    But Rodgers will ultimately find someone to throw under the bus.

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    Yes, very good. Jordy does have two knees. Know what he doesnt have? Small hands, like Teddy “Small Hands” Bridgewater.

  15. this sounds so similar to the same time last year. all we heard were packer fans talking about their WR depth and how their 5th and 6th receivers would be starters for other teams. how did that turn out?

  16. bastageman says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:38 PM
    Awesome? I guess. Montgomery has to be better than Adams, because Adams is horrible. If he had stepped up even a little bit, maybe the Packers wouldn’t have gone 0-3 against the NFC North at home. And Cook? Don’t get your hopes up. The rams had the 32nd ranked passing game, and they felt comfortable releasing him. Let that sink in.
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    Montgomery did show some promise before getting injured, he was doing pretty well on short routes and RAC. I bet if he can get on the field, his first 25 games would be more productive than Adams first 25.

    The Rams had the 32nd ranked passing game, they also had a mucked up QB situation which obviously contributed to the struggles with below average receivers, even the Rams agree, as they traded up to get the 1st overall pick in attempt to fix that QB situation. They also felt comfortable releasing James Laurinaitis, and many feel he has plenty left in the tank. So I think its fair to let Cook show what he can do on Sunday’s if he gets open Rodgers will give him plenty of chances to make plays its up to Cook to make them.

  17. skol4life says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:30 PM
    Is this the same Jared Cook that drops half the balls thrown to him and is the worst blocking starting TE in the league? Good luck with that.

    ^^^^^^^^

    At least the Packers average TE doesn’t cost 18.5M.

  18. Very curious to see what Cook can do with a legit QB for the first time in his pro career. Hell, I’m even tempted to draft him on my fantasy team.

  19. Not surprised by Cook’s health update, but WAS surprised by Ty Montgomery’s. Rumors were rampant that he may not even return at all this season with the leg injury he incurred. This is great news for the Pack.

  20. Vikings barely won the division …
    It only required Jordy’s ACL, Adams & Montgomery’s ankles, Cobb’s Shoulder, Eddie’s weight and the entire oline missing games at some point or another…

    and they still could only squeak away with the division…

    Imagine if the vikings had half the injuries we had in 2015, they’d be lucky to win more than 4 games with Norv & Tiny Hands on offense.

  21. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:50 PM
    HAHAHA!!! Listen to the Vikings fans troll!! Sup guys? Nervous much?
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    To bluntly answer ur question. . . No. Not even a nth nervous. #cantwaituntilWeekTwo.

  22. Was a non factor vs. the Vikings D last year when we played the Rams….will be a non factor week 2 this year vs. the Packers. Vikings have 3 better TEs on their roster in Rudolph, Pruitt and Morgan…and all three know how to block. Cook is unfamiliar with that term…

  23. whatjusthapped says:
    Aug 9, 2016 9:17 PM

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    I suspect that McCarthy has learned his lesson and will be calling the offense plays the entire year in 2016.

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    I hope so too. A 4-6 record after the bye.

  24. beerbratscheese says:
    Aug 9, 2016 9:22 PM
    skol4life says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:30 PM
    Is this the same Jared Cook that drops half the balls thrown to him and is the worst blocking starting TE in the league?
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    Well, now he’s on a better team with a better quarterback, offense and coaching staff, giving him a new, fresh, better attitude. So, no, this isn’t the same Jared Cook.
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    Wishful thinking for a 29 year old, underachieving, lazy cast off from the Rams offense who has a bad foot to boot.

  25. aaronitout12 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 9:29 PM
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    Know what he doesnt have? Small hands, like Teddy “Small Hands” Bridgewater.

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    Apparently only Packer trolls think that an 1/8 of an inch difference is significant.

    Rodgers had more fumbles lost last season and more RETURNED FOR TOUCHDOWNS. You’d think with those “large hands” he could hang onto the damn ball.

  26. allight59 says:
    Aug 10, 2016 10:37 AM
    Was a non factor vs. the Vikings D last year when we played the Rams….will be a non factor week 2 this year vs. the Packers. Vikings have 3 better TEs on their roster in Rudolph, Pruitt and Morgan…and all three know how to block. Cook is unfamiliar with that term…

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Cook also had Foles when he played the Vikings. Not saying it was all of the QB’s fault, but it helps to have a better QB.

    What about catching with the Vikings’ TEs? All I heard was how dominate Rudolph was going to be (especially when Tuner joined their staff) and he hasn’t done anything amazing yet. At best he has been an average TE.

  27. mnvikes1961 says:
    Aug 9, 2016 8:12 PM
    Hopefully Jordy “Two-Knees” Nelson comes back 100%.

    After hearing all the Packer trolls saying the declining Aaron Rodgers “makes his receivers” and all the “next man up” crap- you’ll have no excuses.

    But Rodgers will ultimately find someone to throw under the bus.

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    When Packers fans post favorable things about the QB on their own team, that is not trolling, that is commenting. When Vikings fans come to Packers articles to bash the Packers QB, bash Packers fans and make up stupid nicknames for Packers receivers, that is not commenting, that is trolling.

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