Packers News and Rumors – Rodgers Will Play, Paxton Lynch, Kenny Clark on IR
ESPN claims a source has indicated that the Packers have worked out QB Paxton Lynch:
The Packers worked out QB Paxton Lynch, the 26th pick of the 206 draft, according to a source.
Others who worked out Tuesday were: WR Chris Brown (Notre Dame), DE Eric Cotton (Stanford), CB D.J. Killings (UCF), CB Trevon Mathis (Toledo), WR Ka'Raun… https://t.co/lAXzuaU0Vj
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 18, 2018
Aaron Jones and Kenny Clark on IR:
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 18, 2018
The #Packers have informed NT Kenny Clark they’re placing him on injured reserve, source said. No surgery needed on his injured elbow, but they’re out of the playoff chase, so breakout season ends early.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 19, 2018
Aaron Rodgers Likely to Play Against the Jets in Week 16:
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he’s playing Sunday in New York: “Yes – It’s about leadership, how can I stand her and say these games don’t matter…that’s not the way I lead. I’m super competitive.”
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) December 19, 2018
Rodgers has a lot of pressure as the de facto leader of the Packers squad(especially with an interim coach) but I think the more practical decision would be to give him a rest. Then again, it was not immediately clear for how long he would stay in the game. He was seen practicing with the team on Wednesday:
Not practicing Wednesday for #Packers during media portion: JK Scott, Randall Cobb, Will Redmond, Lucas Patrick, Jason Spriggs, Jimmy Graham & Kenny Clark.
Aaron Rodgers & Bryan Bulaga were practicing.
— Mike Spofford (@mikespofford) December 19, 2018
Should Rodgers play these last two games? What do you think? I suppose it depends who else you have as your QB on your fantasy team. Here in reality, I say do not push our luck by playing him all eight of the next eight quarters.