Packers’ Aaron Rodgers rips young WRs for dropping passes

Aaron Rodgers is getting tired of his receivers dropping passes as the NFL regular season fast approaches.

The longtime Green Bay quarterback, who lost Davante Adams (traded to the Las Vegas Raiders) this offseason, put the onus on the young receivers, challenging them to be more consistent.

“It’s unfortunately some of the same guys,” Rodgers said after a choppy practice against the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. “Repeat mistakes [are] a problem, so we’ve just got to clean those things up a little bit. The young guys, especially young receivers, we’ve got to be way more consistent. A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We’ve got to get better in that area. But I felt like the line for the most part held up pretty good, which was good to see.”

Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in a drill before an NFL joint practice with the Saints.
Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in a drill before an NFL joint practice with the Saints.
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Rodgers’ annoyance wasn’t directed at Allen Lazard, who Rodgers believes can be a legitimate No. 1 receiver. Rodgers also is comfortable with Randall Cobb, who he says is one of the top slot receivers in the league while adding free-agent pickup Sammy Watkins had his best day of practice.

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