Posted: 6/04/2021 2:44 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon believes he is ready for a larger role in the offense in his second season. 'You can see he's a lot more comfortable,' RB Aaron Jones said. 'He has the playbook down, and he's just ready to go out there and fly around. I'm excited to suit up with him.'
Huddle Up: Jones was given a big contract this offseason, so while he may be hyping up his backfield mate, there is a good chance that Jones will receive a bulk of the touches. For his part, Dillon will be a priority handcuff to open the year.
Posted: 2/07/2021 12:38 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon could be the starting running back for the Packers next season if impending free-agent RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are not re-signed this offseason.
Huddle Up: Dillon rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns in limited playing time this season but would be a big part of the offense if Jones and Williams leave. Dillon would be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he takes over the starting job.
Posted: 1/21/2021 3:28 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon (quad) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Dillon left Green Bay's Divisional Round win in the fourth quarter after taking a hit to his quad and did not return, so it's a good sign for his availability this weekend that he begins the week with some on-field work. The matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not a great one, however. The rookie should see some snaps as Green Bay is making good on its promise to cycle through all three of its running backs, but he figures to be a poor bet for more than six or eight touches unless Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams get hurt.
Posted: 1/18/2021 9:45 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon (thigh) is expected to practice at some point this week, but head coach Matt LaFleur is 'still waiting to see' whether or not he'll be ready to play in the NFC Championship game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
'We'll see where he's at. We've been off the last two days, so I have not seen him. We'll kind of play it through and we'll see where he's at, but we're hopeful that he'll be ready to go,' LaFleur said Monday, Jan. 18.
Posted: 1/17/2021 2:31 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury during the Divisional Round playoff game.
Posted: 12/28/2020 6:44 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon carried the ball 21 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans. He added one reception for five yards.
Huddle Up: Buried behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams for most of 2020, Dillon was the primary backup Sunday night with Williams inactive due to a quad injury. The rookie seized the moment, showing fresh legs and power in running over the Titans. In all, Dillon got almost twice as many touches as Jones. What his role will be in Week 17, however, will likely depend on Williams' status.
Posted: 12/24/2020 3:17 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon could serve as the primary backup to RB Aaron Jones if RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) is inactive in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Dillon played five snaps in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers once Williams went down, running once for 18 yards. Head coach Matt LaFleur stuck primarily with the starter Jones, but said he trusts Dillon. Still, that doesn't say much for Dillon's fantasy appeal even if he is the No. 2.
Posted: 12/13/2020 12:04 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon was removed from the Exempt/COVID-19 list Saturday, Dec. 12.
Posted: 11/02/2020 4:36 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon (illness) is out for Week 9 Thursday, Nov. 4, after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:12 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB AJ Dillon rushed twice for 14 yards in a 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.
Huddle Up: The bruising rookie didn't have a role in the opener, but with Green Bay throwing early and often, it may not be a great gauge of what to expect from Dillon going forward. In the meantime, keep him stashed in case Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams were to go down.