GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers lost at Washington on Sunday, and Mike Daniels lost one of his “buddies” when fellow defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson sustained a season-ending ankle injury. “You never want to see anybody go down. You don’t want to see your worst enemy go down out there,” Daniels said Monday. “When you see one of your buddies go down, that makes it even worse. Mo and I are pretty close. He sits right next to me on the plane.
LANDOVER, Md. — A week removed from what he called “an embarrassment,” Adrian Peterson turned in his first 100-yard game in more than 10 months. Peterson ran for 120 yards and a pair of 2-yard scores, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and the Washington Redskins held on Sunday for a 31-17 victory over a gimpy Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who again had complaints about a roughing the passer penalty on Clay Matthews. On a rainy afternoon, the Redskins (2-1)
GREEN BAY — The Packers are debuting their own defensive changes this weekend against the Bears, even if they may not initially make as much of a splash as Chicago’s acquisition of star linebacker Khalil Mack. But the effectiveness of those new wrinkles could be just as important to the fortunes of a team looking to return to the playoffs. After playing it safe in the preseason, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine can finally take the wraps off the Packers’ revamped scheme
GREEN BAY — The Packers are keeping more quarterbacks than running backs on their season-opening roster. Undrafted free agent Tim Boyle made the roster as the third quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and DeShone Kizer. Green Bay’s initial 53-man roster lists just Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery at running back. In a bit of a surprise, veteran fullback Aaron Ripkowski was released. Running back Aaron Jones will also start the year on the reserve/suspended list after the NFL
GREEN BAY — Nick Perry thought it would be a “beautiful” day when the Green Bay Packers finally activated him from the physically unable to perform list and allowed him to start practicing. As it turned out, Sunday was even better than that for the Packers outside linebacker. “Like my dad says, ‘It’s an exquisite day,’” Perry said after coming off the PUP list in time to take part in Sunday’s closed practice. “I’m excited just
GREEN BAY — Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t declare Justin McCray the winner of the training camp competition at right guard, but he got pretty close. What was supposed to be one of the bigger competitions of training camp never materialized. While McCray’s would-be challenger, Lucas Patrick, has spent a big chunk of camp at left guard as starter Lane Taylor has dealt with ankle and quad issues, McCray has taken every first-team rep. “I hope so,” McCarthy
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of practice. “I care about winning, No. 1, and I’m going to say and do the things that I feel like can advance us,” Rodgers said. “It’s going to be tough at some points. It’s not a