Since being the odd man out of the starting lineup for the season-opening loss to the New Orleans Saints, Jon Runyan has been the starting left guard for the past 10 games and has played 643 of a possible 648 offensive snaps.
“I’m really proud of Lucas," Aaron Rodgers said following Green Bay's 24-14 win over Chicago. "We sat down a couple Thursdays ago, had a real heart to heart. I love the kid.”
GREEN BAY — When rookie Royce Newman arrived at Lambeau Field one morning, the Green Bay Packers rookie right guard probably had no idea there was someone watching his every move as he got out of the passenger seat.
Left tackle Elgton Jenkins wasn’t able to practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday, and his status for Sunday night’s game at San Francisco is in doubt.
The tight end drafted in 2019 caught only 12 passes for 114 yards during his short tenure.
“(We) definitely felt the fans’ presence,” said head coach Matt LaFleur. “It was long overdue.”
“I thought Royce did a really nice job (on Wednesday) and so he will get an opportunity to start the game on Saturday,” LaFleur said before Thursday’s practice.
A whopping 30 players — including the reigning NFL MVP quarterback — were held out of the lineup in the preseason opener.
Even with franchise left tackle David Bakhtiari’s availability for the Sept. 12 regular-season opener at New Orleans in doubt, the Packers feel good about their potential starting five: Elgton Jenkins (above) at left tackle, Jon Runyan or Ben Braden at left guard, rookie second-round pick Josh Myers at center, Lucas Patrick at right guard and Billy Turner at right tackle. And the addition of veteran tackle Dennis Kelly gives them a sixth man with starting experience.
“I'm not complaining about it. I'm not poor right now. I'll be OK to get through and go and try to win a Super Bowl again,” Adams said.
Jon Runyan Jr., a sixth-round pick from Michigan, has acquitted himself well the past two weeks, when he’s been called off the bench against Indianapolis and Chicago after Corey Linsley left each game with an injury that led to a reshuffling of the line.
The Eagles (3-7-1) trail the New York Giants and Washington by half a game in the division as they head to Green Bay for a Sunday matchup with the NFC North-leading Packers (8-3).
“If you had told that 21-year-old he'd still be sitting here at 37, I'd be pretty happy about that,” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday.
Through eight games, Green Bay has started four offensive line combinations, and eight offensive linemen have played at least 50 snaps.
From a controversial trade up the draft board to acquire Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round to the addition of some much-ne…
With Lane Taylor lost for the season, how the line will look this week against the Detroit Lions in the Packers’ home opener at Lambeau Field remains to be seen.
Brush up on the backgrounds of the newest members of the Packers with the Wisconsin State Journal's recap of Green Bay's 2020 draft class.
Jon Runyan, an offensive lineman from Michigan who was drafted by the Packers on Saturday, was 6 when the Eagles stunned the Packers in the 2003 playoffs.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur says the NFL’s guidelines will allow for two hours per day of virtual classroom work and two hours per day of workouts that can be supervised via video by the strength and conditioning staff.
Whether the Packers' assessment is wishful thinking or right on the money will be decided over time, but it was clear that GM Brian Gutekunst believed he gave his offense a valuable depth charge and improved the roster of a team that went 13-3 last season and reached the NFC Championship Game.
Three Badgers make first team, one makes second in Associated Press all-conference awards.
A look into how UW's senior outside linebacker has become a pass-rush force for the No. 8 Badgers.
The senior linebacker from Brown Deer, who almost gave up football in high school, has become a talented pass-rusher and team leader for UW.
Gattis comes to the Wolverines from Alabama, which averaged 45.6 points a game last season.