Wisconsin Teams

Grisham knocks in little league homer (0:38)
Cain crushes solo homer in Brewers' win (0:19)
Vilma likes Jonathan Taylor against Michigan's defense (1:55)
Cruz confident in Rodgers, Packers at home (0:43)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Why has Packers CB Jaire Alexander gotten off to such a strong start this season? Here's one possible reason: "He didn't want to cover anybody else but Davante [Adams] in camp," defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

No concerns about Darnell Savage's availability for Sunday. He was a full participant on Thursday after getting kicked in the shin vs. the Vikings. But it looks like it'll be at least another week for Oren Burks.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers special teams coach Shawn Mennenga said Tremon Smith and Darrius Shepherd will be the main options as kick returners. He wouldn't say if one would man kickoffs and the other would handle punts. Neither has played in an NFL game for the Packers ever.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that Trevor Davis is in Oakland, the Packers are auditioning guys for the return job. New CB Tremon Smith returned kicks in KC but not punts, however Matt LaFleur said he's not afraid to use Smith there, too. He raved about his speed, athleticism and productivity with the Chiefs.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said Jimmy Graham's groin bothered him Sunday but "he fought through it." Sounds like Graham could miss Sunday vs. Denver, but LaFleur said "I think in the long run he'll be all right."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Evan Baylis will be promoted from the practice squad, which is why he has switched his number to 88 from his previous No. 49. It's a sign the Packers are concerned about Jimmy Graham's groin injury.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Graham (groin) went through some of the stretches but is not in pads or practicing. Same with Oren Burks (pectoral) and Montravius Adams (shoulder).

Arcia flashes leather to rob Machado at 1st (0:15)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Perhaps the biggest concern after the first injury report of the week? TE Jimmy Graham (groin) would not have practiced. But ILB Oren Burks was listed as limited for the first time since his preseason torn pec, so a sign of progress there.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said the reason he was seen shaking out his throwing hand in Sunday's game against Minnesota was because center Corey Linsley inadvertently jammed his middle finger "probably as payback for something I said during the week," he joked. He also said guard Lane Taylor accidentally stepped on his foot. We'll see if Rodgers shows up on the injury report, but he said he was fine.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur is not putting the Packers through a regular practice today, rare for a Wednesday leading into a Sunday game, but he said the team is "a little banged up right now" and he has an eye on the Thursday game next week against the Eagles after Sunday against the Broncos.

BBTN: Long Games, Brewers, Big Contracts

After a record-breaking night in Boston, Buster and Keith Law criticize the state of the game and explain why so many people close to the sport can't stand the product (13:27). Then, the two discuss the season-ending injury to Dellin Betances and who could earn the next $400M contract. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel also talks to Buster about the Brewers and how they've overcome the loss of Christian Yelich (36:27). Plus, this week's "Power 10" (45:06).