Wisconsin Teams

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A total of 15 Packers not practicing: Allen Lazard (unknown), Eq St. Brown (ankle), Kevin King (hamstring), Mike Tyson (unknown), Ibraheim Campbell (knee), Curtis Bolton (knee), Oren Burks (pectoral), Malcolm Johnson (unknown), Kabion Ento (hamstring), Rashan Gary (unknown), Greg Roberts (abdomen), Cole Madison (unknown), David Bakhtiari (unknown), Jimmy Graham (finger), Reggie Gilbert (knee). Two players returned: Danny Vitale (calf), Ka'dar Hollman (stinger).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers signed a couple of former undrafted rookies: LB James Folston and CB Jocquez Kalili. Folston (6-3, 233) originally signed with the Cardinals out of Pitt. Kalili (5-10, 185) originally signed with the Jaguars out of UNLV.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers released RB Darrin Hall, who had been claimed off waivers from the Bengals on July 27. GM Brian Gutekunst has been working the phones looking for another back in the trade market, according to league sources.

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister credited organizers for "trying," but said there was a "lot of disappointment" over problems that led to the first NFL game in Canada since 2013 to be played on an 80-yard field.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The backup quarterback battle between DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle will go down to the end of the preseason. While it seemed Kizer has been in the No. 2 spot most of camp, Boyle's two-TD showing in the start against the Raiders tightened things up going into the final preseason game on Thursday against the Chiefs. "We're going to evaluation from here until that decision has to be made," LaFleur said. Either way, GM Brian Gutekunst indicated last week that the backup QB is probably someone who's on the roster already.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said ultimately the reason he yanked his starters before kickoff on Thursday night in Winnipeg was a gut feeling. "Something in my gut. I was told when I got this job to trust my gut," LaFleur said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur's challenge this week is both getting the team ready for the regular-season opener, which is less than two weeks ago, but also making final roster evaluations. He mentioned possibly even splitting up the team into two different practices. "You would like to get a jump on the season opener, but there's still some position battles going on," LaFleur said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Equanimeous St. Brown's injury is a left-ankle sprain, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. That's probably the best-case scenario for St. Brown, considering he couldn't walk off the field without assistance on Thursday night against the Raiders. However, it means St. Brown almost certainly won't be ready for the start of the regular season. It looks like it could be a six-week recovery time. Good thing for the Packers that they have what Aaron Rodgers called "one of the deeper [receiver] groups that we've had."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

No post-game injury updates from Packers coach Matt LaFleur, but here's what came out of the game: Rashan Gary: Undisclosed injury but his agent tweeted that he "is fine and doing well." Equanimeous St. Brown: Left leg/ankle injury that appeared to be serious. Curtis Bolton: On crutches with a brace on his right knee. Allen Lazard: Appeared to land on his head/right shoulder.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said on the Packers TV broadcast that not playing tonight has "nothing to do with (his sore) back, it's more the field conditions that we had tonight."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashan Gary's agency posted in a tweet that the Packers' first-round pick, who was taken to the locker room in a car, is OK. "[He] is fine and doing well. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and concern," RG Sports posted on Twitter.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Boyle's numbers as he led the Packers to a 21-10 halftime lead: 16-of-25 for 191 yards and two touchdowns/no interceptions. His preseason totals: 31-of-57 for 338 yards and five touchdowns/no interceptions.