Matt LaFleur explains decision to cut Kylin Hill: 'Being a member of the Green Bay Packers, it’s a privilege'
The Green Bay Packers announced running back Kylin Hill and punter Amari Rodgers, both 2021 draft picks, were released this week following Sunday's overtime victory over the Cowboys.foxnews.com
Looking ahead: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers draws Detroit’s young secondary after disastrous opener
This post will run through team stats, including key additions and departures for the Packers ahead of their first meeting with the Lions. The 35-point loss represented the most lopsided loss for the Packers with Rodgers starting under center. “We try not to look too deep into it, but (the Saints) do a lot of similar things we do, so it’s great film for us to watch,” Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye said. The departures of Linsley, Taylor and Wagner opened the door for the Packers to remodel their offensive line a bit. See below for the five most recent results between the NFC North rivals:2020 -- Packers 31, Lions 242020 -- Packers 42, Lions 212019 -- Packers 23, Lions 202019 -- Packers 23, Lions 222018 -- Lions 31, Packers 0mlive.com
2021 NFL draft preview: Lions in position to bolster needy receiver room through ultra-deep class
Luckily for the Lions, this class is loaded with three legit options at Pick 7, not to mention impressive Day 2 and 3 talent. When it comes to receivers at Pick 7, though, it’s all about Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. That thinking combines the thought process that Chase, Smith and Waddle are special prospects while looking at the unproven receiver rotation. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah called him the “home run” pick for the Lions at No. Purdue’s Rondale Moore and Florida’s Kadarius Toney, among others, find themselves waiting in the dust left by Chase, Smith and Waddle as well.mlive.com
Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National's 27-24 Senior Bowl win
American Team quarterback Kellen Mond of Texas A&M (12) has his throw tipped by National Team offensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa of UCLA (92) during the first half of the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)MOBILE, Ala. – Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference Western Division products made the decisive big play. Fitzpatrick had six catches for 90 yards in the showcase game for senior and graduate NFL prospects, earning offensive player of the game honors. Obviously, kind of shaky at the beginning but it definitely shows a lot of poise to be able to bounce back.”North Carolina running back Michael Carter also had a big game. Jamie Newman completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Grimes with 49 seconds left for the American team after Franks and Yeboah made it a two-score game.
Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch
3 Ohio State (6-0, No. ... Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal last season. ... All of Clemson's victories over Ohio State have come in bowl games, including the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and the 1978 Peach Bowl. ... Clemson is making its third Sugar Bowl appearance and is seeking its first Sugar Bowl win. ... Ohio State is making its sixth Sugar Bowl appearance and has won its last three, including a 42-35 triumph over Alabama in the first CFP semifinal on Jan. 1, 2015.
Lawrence, No. 4 Clemson rout No. 2 Notre Dame for ACC title
2 Notre Dame 34-10 on Saturday to win its sixth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Clemson allowed Notre Dame to pile up 518 yards in the previous meeting, but limited the Fighting Irish (10-1) to 263 yards Saturday and sacked quarterback Ian Book six times. The momentum changed late in the first quarter when Notre Dame kicker Jonathan Doerer, who had converted an ACC title-game record 51-yard field goal on the game's opening drive, clanked a 21-yard attempt off the right upright. Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish could get nothing going in the passing game. Notre Dame: Notre Dame hopes to edge No.
QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC
Uiagalelei stepped in for Lawrence on Saturday and rallied the top-ranked Tigers to a 34-28 victory over Boston College after they fell behind by 18 points. “It's the same mindset that I had this week,” Uiagalelei said. A jarring week for Clemson ended with its 28th straight win over league competition, 10th straight over the Eagles and 27th in a row at home. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told his team at halftime, “Don't flinch.”“It's been a long time since we've been down like this,” he said. Boston College took advantage of the Clemson chaos early on with TDs on its first two series.
No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew within a score at 27-21. Syracuse (1-5, 1-4), a 45-point underdog, rallied from 17-0 down to draw within a touchdown late in the third quarter before Clemson regained its footing. The Syracuse Orange couldn't finish this one off, however. There seemed no way Syracuse should be in position to scare the Tigers, yet it had its chances late.
Lawrence's 3 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to 41-23 win vs Virginia
CLEMSON, S.C. – Trevor Lawrence was happy with Clemson's win over Virginia. Lawrence threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson opened 3-0 for the sixth straight year with a 41-23 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday night. However, like so often the past few years when pressed, Clemson and Lawrence found what it took to succeed. Rodgers had two TD catches in the final six minutes of the opening half to give Clemson a 24-3 lead that Virginia could not overcome. That's when Lawrence found Etienne for a final scoring throw to restore Clemson's momentum.