The foot injury is a recurring one for Biegel. The 108th overall selection out of Wisconsin suffered a similar injury during his senior year in Madison.
Biegel also left his first practice at rookie minicamp on May 5 with a “minor” hand injury. The linebacker has not signed his rookie deal yet.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy indicated Friday that Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and cheap jerseys and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) will all be game-time decisions ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. None of the receivers practiced Friday, including Nelson, who also came down with an illness.
If McCaffrey is to be activated, he is most likely to take the place of Nelson. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Adams and Allison are expected to play through their injuries, but there has been no such determination about Nelson.
The Packers wanted to keep House two years ago when he landed a four-year, $24.5 million deal with the Jaguars. Although he set a franchise record with 23 pass breakups in 2015, he lost his starting job last year. Rather than shelling out $6 million for a backup, Jacksonville released the 27-year-old veteran earlier this month.
Comfortable in Dom Capers’ defense, House should compete for a starting job in a secondary that was picked apart on a routine basis from November through the season-ending playoff loss in Atlanta.
Cobb was held out of many plays early as the Packers offense stumbled out of the gate. Once Nelson left, coaches had no choice but to trust Cobb’s ankle would hold up.
All Cobb did was tie an NFL record with three touchdown catches in a single playoff game. He finished with five receptions for 116 yards and the three scores, which included a game-changing Hail Mary to end the first half. Cobb became the second Packers player in the Super Bowl era with 100-plus receiving yards and 3-plus receiving TDs in a playoff game — Sterling Sharpe (101 yards, 3 TDs) in a 1993 Wild Card win at Detroit.
“If you can’t reset your feet, I don’t know how you can perform,” McCarthy said, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “But his ability to reset his feet was key. As long as he can do that, he’ll be fine. The positive of him hurting his calf is we’ve been through it before.”
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the calf injury doesn’t seem as bad as the one Rodgers suffered in 2014.
After Lacy went down midseason, Montgomery, a converted wide receiver, saw most of the carries, and by the time Starks returned from injury, Montgomery had established his status at the position for that season and the future, earning support on the coaching staff and in the locker room.
After Green Bay’s season-ending loss in the NFC Championship Game, coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Montgomery would complete his transition to running back in the offseason and praised his ability to flex out and play receiver as well. Starting tackle David Bakhtiari went as far to say that, even with Lacy healthy, Montgomery could still be a bell cow.