Morning Buzz: Packers won't embrace spoiler role
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We’ll start with Tuesday’s big news that the Packers have placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers back on injured reserve.
From Michael Cohen:
The long-awaited return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned sour when three interceptions and a matador defense doomed a potential run toward the postseason in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. Two days later, the return officially ended.
Rodgers, who returned to the starting lineup after missing seven games with a broken collarbone, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday to make official the end of a forgettable season. The remaining two games — against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions — will belong to backup Brett Hundley with the Packers eliminated from the playoff race.
“The decision to put Aaron on injured reserve was really a product of a number of different factors, and really, frankly, was what we felt was best for Aaron,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “He was sore, took a number of hits in Sunday’s game. We felt this was the best decision.
In other news, the Packers were shut out in this year’s Pro Bowl voting:
It’s been a while:
Tom Silverstein writes on the underutilization of the Packers' running backs with Aaron Rodgers under center:
Thomas Davis’ suspension was reduced to one game:
Donny Anderson spoke about his memories of the Ice Bowl for our month-long coverage of the 50th anniversary of the iconic game:
The Packers' injury report is a long one this week:
Ticket prices dropped on the news Rodgers will not play on Saturday night:
Mike McCarthy isn’t interested in embracing the spoiler role:
Elsewhere, a couple former Packers made the Pro Bowl:
Brian Baldinger put up some film breakdown of last Sunday’s game:
Mike Spofford has his own film breakdown:
Rob Demovsky writes on the Packers' season ending early leading to possible changes:
The Packers signed an offensive lineman off the Broncos practice squad:
Ted Thompson will be making a selection much earlier in this year’s draft:
Cheesehead TV has it’s weekly stock report:
Colin Cowherd compared the Packers and Seahawks:
Rodgers was serenaded during his autograph session on Monday night:
Mike Daniels spoke with Geekdom101 about Dragon Ball Z:
It’s never too early for a mock draft:
This is pretty funny: