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    Aaron Rodgers Shutdown For the Rest of the Season

    As expected, the Packers are placing quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve. With two games to go and zero chance of making the playoffs, there is no reason for Green Bay to jeopardize his long-term health.

    Rodgers was out for a big chunk of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. With an accelerated rehab program, the quarterback beat out the estimates of many medical professionals and managed to take the field this past weekend against the Panthers. Unfortunately, the 31-24 defeat ended any chance the Packers had at extending their season.

    Rodgers is among the gameís best quarterbacks and one of its fiercest competitors. He may be displeased with the teamís decision, but it was the logical call for the Packers to make. Rodgers now has a head start on making a full recovery in advance of next season. The team also removed any possibility that he could aggravate the injury in this seasonís final games.

    Rodgersí season ends after just seven games played. Even in that small sample size, Rodgers played like a top quarterback with a 64.7% completion percentage and 16 TDs against six interceptions. With two weeks to go in the regular season, Pro Football Focus has him ranked as the leagueís ninth-best QB, ahead of Alex Smith, Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins, and several other notable names. Remarkably, his solid 84.4 overall score is his worst showing since taking over as the Packersí full-time signal caller in 2008.

    This marks the first time that the Packers have missed the playoffs since the 2008 season.
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    Joe Callahan was re-signed to the 53 man roster to take the spot. Also FB Joe Kerridge was waived and QB Jerod Evans was elevated from the PS.

    EDIT: Jerod Evans was waived, wasn't elevated from PS. Kerridge was released and they signed OL Dillon Day off the Bronco's PS.
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    RIP Gene Wilder

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    Definitely the right call. I was kind of worried that Rodgers was going to try to lobby to play vs Minnesota to try to ruin their season.

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    I hope they hold Devante out also for rest of season. He can't take another head hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flodapack View Post
    I hope they hold Devante out also for rest of season. He can't take another head hit.
    I agree. you might as well. Putting Rodgers on IR pretty much confirms you are done with the season (i know we are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but there are still 2 games left) sit out Davante, House, and anyone else playing through bad injuries. If they win HOORAY, if they don't oh well take the little bit of higher draft pick and move on.

    Plus, they brought up that Michael Clark for a reason, I really want to see what he can do in regular season playing time. a 6'6 WR who can run in 4.40s who I read someone say that if he reaches his potential could be a Mike Evans type receiver, yes please sign me up.

    RIP Gene Wilder

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    Been waiting to see what Clark can do! Start any iffy players and get a head start for next year, basically 2 preseason games.

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    Definitely the right move.
    Obviously I would love to see him in these two division games to end the season, but that is just me being selfish. He will be 100% healthy going into the off season which is very important.

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    after hearing this i immediately thought Joe Callahan has to see the field this year. Brett is in the final year and has no upside. play loose and get Janis and Davis and Allison on the field.

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    i'm bumping this cause im not staying on post 666.

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    Hundley is under contract next year. Iím intrigued to see what he does these last two games. So far, if you look at his 7 starts, he beat the 3 bad teams we faced and lost to 4 teams who are above .500 and potential playoff teams.

    2 more games can show his worth as a backup. Two solid performances, even if we lose the next two, and maybe we consider him as a longer term backup. With a deep qb class in the draft, I canít imagine anyone giving him a starter spot, so continuing to see if Hundley can be a long term backup is a good move. Maybe Iím wrong, but Iíve never really seen Callahan as a 2nd string qb. Iíd give Hundley these final two games to decide if heís the backup next year and beyond, or if we need to sign a vet.

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    i do not share your belief in Hundley. if he was a real rookie i would be all for bringing him back and seeing him grow. seeing how bad he is means there is no upside. he will be a 1 read QB with poor field vision and then he runs. Callahan probably is not the long term answer either but both were considered upside QB's. so in my mind Hundley starts against Minnesota. if it's a blowout Callahan should very much see the field. the game play will be the same. heavy on the run with a short passing game with perhaps 2 or 3 long shots taken down field. in week 17 Callahan should see 1/2 a game of play time. again you might be moving in another direction for back ups next year. a back up QB that loses to good teams is of no value. a QB that beats a good team is invaluable.

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    A backup that beats good teams is likely going to be very expensive though too. Look at the contracts that guys like chase Daniel signed. Case keenum is more the exception to the rule. They got a career backup for dirt cheap who broke out. Thatís fairly rare these days.

    Are you really that confident that the Chad Henne, Matt Moore and kellen Clemens types, each of whom will likely cost $2-5 mill per year at least, is going to beat Baltimore, Detroit and Pittsburgh?

    The answer might be yes, and Iím okay with that. I guess Iím not super confident that those guys significantly change our season. Maybe they would have gotten another win, but Iím not positive. I donít hate the idea of bringing a guy like that in if the price is right, but if it gets closer to $5 mill per year, not sure itís a great deal.

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    Hundley might not view himself as a back up tho. He may want to go elsewhere just like how Flynn did.

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    Gotta find someone willing to pay him or give him the opportunity to start. Maybe he will. And if heís gonna get $4 mill a year or something like that, then we should probably let him walk. At this point, with the resume he put together, I canít imagine thereís a huge market waiting for him.

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    Flynn had two good games on his resume and it got him millions lol. You just never know what a team out there would be willing to do.

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    And he really only started two games. I mean, he set the team record for td passes in one of those two starts. Hundleys extended resume probably hurt him.

    I think itís pretty reasonable to assume hundleys stock isnít super high. Especially with all the guys potentially available.

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