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Aaron Jones has earned his second contract

After Packers running back Aaron Jones racked up 236 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in Sunday’s eventual romp over the Lions, Jones told me by phone with a laugh, “I’m gonna have to go and call my agent.” Maybe Jones, a fourth-year running back who has yet to get his second contract, also should [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Saints officially rule out Michael Thomas

There was never much sign that Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas would be in the lineup against the Packers on Sunday night and official word that he won’t play came on Friday afternoon. A high-ankle sprain will keep Thomas out of the lineup for the second straight week. Thomas has not practiced since suffering the [more]

Davante Adams doubtful, Kenny Clark questionable for Packers

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that wide receiver Davante Adams was “probably doubtful” to play against the Saints on Sunday. Adams is now definitely doubtful. That’s how he’s been listed on the Packers injury report as a result of the hamstring injury that knocked him out of last week’s win over the [more]

Matt LaFleur: Davante Adams “probably doubtful” for Sunday

The Saints likely won’t have star receiver Michael Thomas, who is rehabbing an ankle injury that kept him out last week. The Packers likely won’t have star receiver Davante Adams, who has a hamstring injury. Adams did not practice again Friday, and Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Adams is “probably doubtful.” “We’ll give him the [more]

Davante Adams remains out of practice Thursday; Kenny Clark limited

Packers receiver Davante Adams said Wednesday his hamstring was better, but he was uncertain about his status for Sunday. It would seem that it remains that way a day later. Adams did not practice again Thursday. He played 38 of 73 snaps before his injury, catching three passes for 36 yards. Defensive lineman Kenny Clark [more]

Michael Thomas out of another practice Thursday

It looks like the Saints are likely going to be without wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Packers this weekend. Thomas was listed as not participating on Wednesday’s estimated practice report and he didn’t take part in Thursday’s actual return to the practice field. Thomas suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Buccaneers in Week One [more]

Saints will test viability of fans by inviting 750 guests on Sunday night

The Saints aren’t ready to sell tickets to games at the Superdome just yet, but they’re inching toward it with a trial run on Sunday night. The team announced today that 750 family members of players, coaches and staff will be allowed to attend Sunday night’s game against the Packers, and if that goes well [more]

No practice for Michael Thomas, in estimation

When the Saints didn’t place receiver Michael Thomas on injured reserve, the non-move implied that he’d be back within three weeks. And he very well may be. For now, however, he’s still not back at practice. If the Saints had practiced. The high-ankle sprain suffered by Thomas in Week One against the Buccaneers would have [more]

Davante Adams: “Too early to tell” if I can play this week

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t make wide receiver Davante Adams‘ hamstring injury sound overly serious when he spoke to reporters earlier this week, but he also didn’t rule Adams in for this Sunday’s game against the Saints. LaFleur said before Wednesday’s practice that Adams would not participate in the session, but suggested that the [more]

Packers place Lane Taylor on injured reserve

The Packers placed offensive guard Lane Taylor on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Taylor, 30, injured his right knee only 63 snaps into the 2020 season. He will require season-ending surgery. Lucas Patrick moved from left guard to right guard to replace Taylor in Week Two, with Elgton Jenkins starting at left guard. Taylor [more]

NFL has 11 teams at 2-0, tying a record high

In a 32-team league, the maximum possible number of 2-0 teams is 16. The most 2-0 teams ever emerging from the first two weeks of an NFL is 11. It’s happened three times before. It happened again this year. The Cardinals, Bills, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams, Seahawks, Steelers, and Titans are each 2-0. [more]

Matt LaFleur downplays severity of Davante Adams’ hamstring injury

The second half of Sunday’s game saw the Packers outscore the Lions 25-7 en route to a 42-14 victory that moved them to 2-0 on the season. While things looked great on the scoreboard, it wasn’t all positives for the Packers after halftime. Wide receiver Davante Adams left the game with a hamstring injury and [more]

Packers become fourth team with more than 80 points, 1,000 yards in two games

The Packers, as explained by running back Aaron Jones after Sunday’s 42-21 win over the Lions, “definitely” have improved in their second year working with coach Matt LaFleur’s offense. The numbers support it. The Packers have become, according to the NFL, only the fourth team in NFL history to score more than 80 points and [more]

Aaron Jones: Packers “definitely” are better this year

The Packers have started 2-0 this year, after rollling up 43 points on the Vikings and another 42 against the Lions. After Sunday’s win, I posed a simple, direct question to Packers running back Aaron Jones: Are the Packers better this year? “Definitely,” Jones said, without hesitation. He explained that the team knows the offense [more]

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