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2-0, 1st in NFC North
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).

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.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on Darnell Savage's shin showed just a bone contusion, his agent Seth Katz told ESPN. Expect a light week of on-field activity, but the rookie starting safety is preparing as if he will play Sunday against the Broncos. The 21st pick in the draft is off to a fast start for the Packers and doesn't want to slow his momentum.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers S Raven Greene, who was placed on injured reserve today, is most likely going to need ankle surgery, a source said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have claimed CB Tremon Smith off waivers from the Chiefs and placed S Raven Greene (ankle) on injured reserve. A sixth-round pick in 2018, he played in 14 games as a rookie and in the season opener this year before he was released last week. He played just 74 snaps on defense last season and the Chiefs experimented with moving to running back this offseason before he returned to defense. He played mostly on special teams last year and averaged 26.8 yards on 33 kickoff returns.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ideally, the Packers would have inside linebacker Oren Burks back this week to help offset the loss of safety/hybrid ILB Raven Greene (ankle), but it sounds like Burks is still in the rehab mode with his torn pectoral muscle. He said he's “just trying to get my strength back up now” and all the work he's done has been kept “within the (limited) range of motion.” When asked if he could return to practice this week, Burks said he was awaiting word from the medical staff. “I'm just blessed to be able to come back and hit the rehab hard and have hopes of coming back pretty soon,” said Burks, who initially thought his injury was season-ending.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

With safety/hybrid ILB Raven Greene (ankle) out indefinitely, it's reasonable to ask whether ILB Oren Burks is any closer to returning from the torn pec he sustained in the preseason, but coach Matt LaFleur wasn't offering any hints as to whether Burks would be able to practice this week. "You'll find out on Wednesday," LaFleur said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It hasn't taken long for Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith to figure out how to play off one another. Standing in the middle of the Packers locker room after Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings, the two outside linebackers were asked how much fun they're having with their new team. Here's how they answered (together, of course):

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers had the 12th-highest blitz rate (26.1 percent) last season. If their four-man rush keeps producing, Mike Pettine might not have to blitz as much. The Packers generated two interceptions and held Kirk Cousins to 48 percent passing when sending four or fewer pass rushers Sunday, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Here's a look at the difference in their four-man rush through two games this season compared to last year:

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Team Stats

Passing Yards178.526th
Rushing Yards95.519th
Points For15.5Tied-26th
Points Against9.5