Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:34pm
The return of David Thomas allowed the Saints to use a variety of hybrid packages, shifting the versatile veteran between tight end and F-back throughout the game. Thomas' return meant backup fullback Korey Hall was inactive. The distribution of snaps at receiver and running back was about as democratic as its ever been. In fact, I can't remember the last time Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem had more snaps than Marques Colston. That's attributable largely to the reliance on the running game, where Henderson and Meachem are considered the best blockers in the group.
Here's the breakdown of the reps at each skill position: WR - Henderson 39; Meachem 38; Colston 37; Moore 25.TE - Graham 40; Gilmore 25; David Thomas 18. RB - Sproles 28; P.Thomas 21; Ivory 21. FB - Collins 23.
Fantasy owners should be aware that Ivory is eating into Thomas's playing time, so Thomas is not a no-brainer start with Mark Ingram sidelined.
Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7:08pm
Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 3:12pm
WR Donald Driver, who suffered a bruised knee in the playoff victory over Philadelphia, ran with no apparent problems as the Packers returned to practice and began preparing for Atlanta in the Don Hutson Center.
DE Cullen Jenkins, who didn't play the final few snaps Sunday after his problematic calf started cramping up, also practiced. S Atari Bigby (groin) participated in the jog-through.
Even FB Korey Hall (knee) got in a little work with the scout team. Bryan Bulaga, whose shoulder was wrapped after the game Sunday, practiced, too. LB Frank Zombo (knee), who had been limited to running on the side and lifting weights, was on the field but mostly was talking to position coach Kevin Greene.
The portion of practice open to the media was abbreviated from six periods to three, but the Packers appear to be as healthy as they've been in weeks.
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 3:24pm
Sunday, January 2, 2011, 3:08pm
Friday, January 1, 2010, 6:45pm
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2009, 6:19pm
Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:12pm
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