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Packers TE Richard Rodgers 'held his own' in first start, has 'immense' upside

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:43pm

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Beat writer Tyler Dunne on the Packers' TE situation:

The rookie (Richard Rodgers) drew the start in the first preseason game and held his own. His upside is immense. The Packers have two years invested in (Brandon Bostick), and seem ready to expand his role in the offense. (Ryan Taylor) is a fierce blocker and remains one of Green Bay's top special teams players. The wild card appears to be (Andrew Quarless), who was injured the entire spring and has had a quiet camp. But the Packers have kept four tight ends every year since 2010, and even kept five in 2011. If the Packers don't stray from that philosophy, Quarless should be safe. The controversial Lyerla (knee) will likely receive an injury settlement or end up on the injured list.

Fantasy Impact:

Rodgers and Bostick offer explosion and playmaking ability in the passing game, while Quarless has experience after starting much of the season last year. Given that he started the first preseason game, it appears that Rodgers has the edge, but Bostick had a nifty catch and run later in the game. Stay tuned.

2015 Strength of Schedule - KC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@HOU
22
DEN
11
@GB
13
@CIN
32
CHI
10
@MIN
24
PIT
19
DET
BYE22
@DEN
4
@SD
1
BUF
20
@OAK
4
SD
12
@BAL
9
CLE
20
OAK

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1SEA------------
2NYJ------------
3DET------------
4CHI------------
5MIN0000-0000-10/5419%
9TB------------
10CIN------------
11HOU0000-0000-4/775%
12ATL------------
13BUF0000-0000-17/6925%
14IND------------
15CIN------------
16CAR------------
17BAL------------
Totals00000.0000000.0031/20016%

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