Packers Daily Links: Nelson, Driver, Kuhn New to Injury Report

The wide receiver position for the Packers has taken a recent hit on the injury front. That and more in today's Daily Links...

The injury situation was so bad on Wednesday, the Packers shortened practice. The status of the wide receivers on the Packers is particularly concerning. "(Greg) Jennings had been Green Bay's only injured wide receiver this season, but both Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and Donald Driver (neck) were unable to make it through Wednesday's practice," writes Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin. The severity of the injuries sustained by Nelson and Driver is still largely unknown. They'll be monitored throughout the week. It's also worth noting that offensive linemen T.J. Lang (elbow) and center Jeff Saturday (neck) were added to the injury report too.

More on the injury situation in Green Bay comes from,, twice and JSOnline, twice.

With news that Greg Jennings is seeking a second opinion on his injured groin, there appears to be little hope that he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "The Packers had hoped to put Jennings through a workout today to determine whether he could practice Friday and possibly play Sunday against Jacksonville, but that plan most likely has been shelved," writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "Now, there is no timetable for when Jennings could return." The Packers have made no definitive determination, but it's looking more and more likely that Jennings will be held out at least through the Packers' bye week.

More on Greg Jennings comes from, JSOnline, Packer Report and Cheesehead TV's own Zach Kruse in his weekly column at JSOnline.

Kicker Mason Crosby has reportedly tweaked his approach on long-distance field goals in which he's only hit one-of-four from 50-plus yards this season. "I went out in practice today and I just worked on some long field goals and hitting it and seeing it go through, seeing that I don't have to overswing to hit the ball long," Crosby is quoted as saying by Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel. "My leg strength is going to get it there, make sure I have good tempo, make sure the timing with us is solid and hit good balls." Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum said Crosby was hurrying his field goals. Personally, I'd rather see Crosby take the exact same approach and come up short than hit those ugly knuckleballs that have no chance of being good.

The possibility of Aaron Rodgers winning back-to-back MVP awards is broached by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette. "There’s still too much season remaining to pay too close attention to MVP handicapping, but it’s safe to say Rodgers has moved into the thick of the race one week before the halfway point of the Packers’ season," writes Dougherty. Obviously, the winner of the MVP Award will be determined by how Rodgers and the rest of the player perform down the stretch, but the Packers quarterback is getting hot at the right time. With two consecutive games at home before the bye week, there's an opportunity to really build some momentum both for the Packers and Rodgers' MVP campaign.

More on Aaron Rodgers comes from Fox Sports Wisconsin.

The void in leadership created by the loss of Charles Woodson is examined in items at the Journal Sentinel, Press-Gazette, JSOnline and

Tight end Jermichael Finley voiced his frustration about being double-teamed in articles at and Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Wide receiver Donald Driver spoke about his reduced role in the Packers offense once again with JSOnline,, and Packer Report.

After talking to the Wisconsin media on Wednesday, articles on Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert appear at Fox Sports Wisconsin, Packers official website and Packer Report.

Features on breakout rookie cornerback Casey Hayward are published by the Associated Press and Packer Plus.

The Packers special teams are the focus of an article at

James Jones has declared revenge on Greg Jennings, according to JSOnline, and

Wide receiver Randall Cobb and his role on offense is examined in an article at the Journal Sentinel.

This week's Packers Plus has items on the wide receivers, former Packer Elijah Pitts, a preview of the Jaguars game and five burning questions in Green Bay.

The potential of the Packers winning the Super Bowl is touched upon in a column at the Press-Gazette.

The task of facing the Jaguars is featured by Fox 11 in Green Bay.

An update on Derek Sherrod and the PUP list is given at

Packer Report has a feature on Frank Zombo and determining the best player in franchise history.

The recent moves to the Packers practice squad are detailed at and JSOnline.

Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver and Charles Woodson are among the 10 "most liked" players in the NFL, according to Forbes.

The weekly stock report is up at

Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun are planning a benefit to aid the families of victims of the recent Brookfield shooting.

Lands' End is creating a Packers clothing line.

Video: The crew at the Press-Gazette take their weekly look at the Packers...

Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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Evan's picture

October 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

If ballots were cast today, who would be the top MVP candidates?

Rodgers, for sure. Maybe Eli? QB is always the default position, but there aren't many break out stars so far. Maybe JJ Watt gets some votes?

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Beep's picture

October 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

RG3 is getting some chatter from the national media. Redskins went from not having a chance last year to being in every game this year.

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Evan's picture

October 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

RGIII is interesting. He's definitely a legitimate stud and has completely revitalized that franchise.

He's 17th in passing yards and 23rd in passing TDs. Of course, when you add his rushing totals he moves to roughly 4th and 6th respectively. I don't think he'll win it but it is a compelling case.

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calipackfan's picture

October 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

More receivers getting injured!? What kind of drills are they doing in practice or what are they doing period.

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