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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:32:30 -0700
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis has been a pet project of sorts for QB Aaron Rodgers early in training camp, according to quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.
"Working with the young receivers, (Rodgers has been) great. He'll go over after his set of reps and talk through it with them, especially with Jeff (Janis). They're getting a good relationship now, working together and talking about what they expect from each other," Van Pelt said.
Fantasy Tip: Janis is fighting with Davante Adams for the No. 3 job behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. It has been a fantasy-relevant position for some time in Green Bay and has taken on added importance with Nelson dealing with tendinitis in his non-surgically repaired left knee at the moment. Janis is an athletic freak who has reportedly struggled early in camp, but this kind of report lends support to the possibility he may be on the verge of breaking out soon. He's well worth a gamble in the final rounds on draft day.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:57:44 -0800
Green Bay Packers offensive quality control coach Luke Getsy has been promoted to wide receivers coach. Assistant coach Alex Van Pelt will now only coach quarterbacks after coaching both quarterbacks and wide receivers last season. Assistant coach Brian Angelichio (Browns) was hired to coach tight ends, assistant coach Ejiro Evero takes over for assistant coach John Rushing as the defensive quality control coach and assistant coach David Raih replaces Mike Solari as assistant offensive line coach.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:02:30 -0800
Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett replaces associate head coach Tom Clements as offensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will also coach wide receivers. Special teams assistant Ron Zook was promoted to special teams coordinator, and defensive assistant Jason Simmons was promoted to special teams assistant.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:58:49 -0800
Alex Van Pelt will not get a chance to interview for the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator position, as St. Louis' request to interview Van Pelt was blocked by the Green Bay Packers.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:02:29 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt will remain with the team and will serve as the quarterbacks coach in 2014. Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was interested in making Van Pelt his new offensive coordinator.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:57:37 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine could have interest in Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Jim O'Neil as his defensive coordinator. Pettine could also have interest in Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt for his offensive coordinator.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:21:58 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt could be a top offensive coordinator candidate for the Cleveland Browns if they hire Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:23:42 -0800
The Buffalo Bills are interested in Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt as a quarterbacks coaching candidate, but the Packers likely will not allow him to leave since he has one year left on his contract.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:54:42 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt could take over as the quarterbacks coach next season if quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo does not return.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:41:33 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Coach Alex Van Pelt praised RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring), saying he shows great patience and reads the game well. "He's a patient runner," Van Pelt said of Lacy. "But once that decision has been made, it's north and south. That's the strong point of him. You rarely see him make a bad read in the running game. It's just a natural thing as a runner.
"He's always on track, he's always making the right reads and anticipates where the hole is going to be."
There is a chance Lacy could be held out of the team's second preseason game as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring issue.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy should get most of the work out of the Packers backfield, and it appears he is close to putting his injury issues behind him.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:11:28 -0800
The New York Giants wanted speak with Alex Van Pelt about their quarterbacks coaching position but he decided to accept the Green Bay Packers running backs coaching position.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:54:13 -0800
The Green Bay Packers announced Monday, Feb. 13, they have named Alex Van Pelt running backs coach.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:14:12 -0800
The Chicago Bears will interview former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt for their quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator job, according to a league source.
Sat, 06 Feb 2010 07:41:58 -0800
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt said he is looking for QB Josh Freeman to improve on his accuracy and leadership skills for next season. The Buccaneers' goal for Freeman is to complete 65 percent of his passes in 2010. Van Pelt feels Freeman needs to display more leadership. "He needs to be the first guy in the building. It's the leadership aspect we need from him," Van Pelt said. "He needs to be more vocal with teammates in and out of the huddle."
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:33:15 -0800
Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he believes quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will help QB Josh Freeman more than he could because he has to concentrate on a number of things. "Alex gives me another set of eyes -- and that's big with a young group. At this time in his career, Josh has to have someone coaching him on every single snap. As a coordinator, I wasn't always able to do that. Alex played a long time in this league as a backup quarterback," Olsen said.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:58:56 -0800
John Murphy, of WIVB.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers had interest in adding former Buffalo Bills assistant coach Alex Van Pelt to their coaching staff, but Van Pelt decided to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:56:49 -0800
John Murphy, of WIVB.com, reports the New York Giants had interest in adding former Buffalo Bills assistant coach Alex Van Pelt to their coaching staff, but Van Pelt decided to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:12:14 -0800
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to be their quarterbacks coach. The team is expected to announce the hiring later this week once the contract is finalized.
Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:39:07 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson met with head coach Dick Jauron and assistant coaches Alex Van Pelt and Eric Studesville, as well as general manager Russ Brandon. Jauron made it sound like the meeting was had so Wilson could get a better feel for the new direction of the offense. Jauron also confirmed Van Pelt is the team's new offensive coordinator. Jauron felt like Wilson was comfortable with the changes the team made after the group met.
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:41:12 -0700
Updating previous reports, Tim Graham, of ESPN.com, reports Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt will call the plays during games, while running game coordinator Eric Studesville remains in his role.
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:40:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, ESPNews reports the Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Turk Schonert. Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt is expected to be the team's next offensive coordinator.
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:00:39 -0700
Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, reports Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will be the team's next offensive coordinator, accoridng to sources.
Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:53:19 -0800
USAToday.com reports the Buffalo Bills have promoted offensive quality control coach Alex Van Pelt to quarterbacks coach.
Mon, 13 Feb 2006 16:42:37 -0800
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have hired Alex Van Pelt as their new offensive quality control coach.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:40:29 -0800
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports the Green Bay Packers are considering University of Buffalo Alex Van Pelt as the team's quarterbacks coach.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 06:54:22 -0800
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is apparently targeting former NFL quarterback and current University of Buffalo quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt to be the Packers quarterback coach.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 17:05:48 -0800
The Associated Press reports the University of Buffalo has hired former Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt as their new quarterbacks coach.
Wed, 08 Jun 2005 18:34:01 -0700
Chris Brown, of Bills Digest, reports Buffalo Bills radio announcer Alex Van Pelt spent this spring in Frankfurt, Germany as quarterbacks coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe. "I handled my quarterbacks, did all of the breakdowns, all the installation of what was going in that week with the skill players," said Van Pelt. "I did all the film review with the skill players, and I got to call the plays. It was awesome." Van Pelt, a former quarterback, says he one day hopes to coach in the NFL.
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 09:40:59 -0800
Harvey Fialkov, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins interviewed former Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt Wednesday, Jan. 26, for a spot on their offensive coaching staff.
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:24:17 -0800
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have announced the contract of QB Alex Van Pelt has been terminated/failed physical by the team.
Wed, 03 Mar 2004 19:49:24 -0800
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt is among a candidate who is in danger of being released for salary cap relief.
Sat, 27 Dec 2003 09:51:00 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared QB Alex Van Pelt, CB Dainon Sidney, RB Ken Simonton, DL Lauvale Sape, LB Mario Haggan, OT Mike Williams, OG Ruben Brown, RB Willis McGahee inactive for Week 17.
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:34:02 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt is the only backup quarterback on the active roster, so the team would have to promote QB Randy Fasani from the practice squad if QB Drew Bledsoe's (stomach virus) condition doesn't improve.
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 09:13:02 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports if Buffalo Bills QBs Drew Bledsoe and Alex Van Pelt were hurt during a game, RB Sammy Morris would be the Bills' emergency quarterback. The Bills and Morris hope he isn't needed, but it speaks to his versatility.
Tue, 02 Sep 2003 07:28:24 -0700
The Buffalo News reports the Buffalo Bills will go with just two quarterbacks in the regular season opener against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 7. With third-string QB Travis Brown (finger) out with a dislocated finger and rookie Jason Johnson being cut, the Bills are left with Drew Bledsoe and Alex Van Pelt on the 53-man roster. Johnson was signed to the practice squad Monday just in case. The Bills have not totally ruled out signing another quarterback, but haven't made contact with any thus far.
Mon, 04 Aug 2003 06:28:32 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt played with the second-team offense during the scrimmage against the Cleveland Browns on August 2.
Fri, 01 Aug 2003 06:34:47 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills QB Travis Brown will get a lot of work in the scrimmage against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 2, as he attempts to wrestle the backup quarterback spot from QB Alex Van Pelt.
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:06:22 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills QB Travis Brown will get every opportunity to supplant longtime veteran QB Alex Van Pelt as Drew Bledsoe's understudy. There appears to be pressure on Van Pelt, whose $650,000 salary could become an issue if he is the third-stringer. The Bills would like Brown to win the job. If he doesn't, the Bills might consider grooming another young quarterback next season.
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 11:08:28 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills QB Drew Bledsoe will play the majority of the first half and possibly the entire first half of the team’s next preseason game, depending on how many snaps he gets. Alex Van Pelt and Travis Brown will follow him. David Priestly may get a few snaps near the end.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 11:24:44 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports the team's QB rotation for this week's pre-season game will be: QB Drew Bledsoe will play the first quarter, Alex Van Pelt will play the second quarter and Travis Brown will play the third quarter and most of the fourth before giving way to David Priestley for the final two drives or so.
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 13:02:03 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills rookie WR Josh Reed appears to be the perfect match for WR Eric Moulds and WR Peerless Price. QB Drew Bledsoe and backup QB Alex Van Pelt have already become comfortable in Reed's reactions. Head coach Gregg Williams has said, "You don't see him making the same mistakes over and over and over that you normally see a young guy do."
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 16:14:38 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt (personal matters) and FB Larry Centers (charity) missed Tuesday’s practice, but are expected to return Wednesday.
Thu, 23 May 2002 12:29:00 -0700
According to the Associated Press, Buffalo Bills backup QB Alex Van Pelt (shoulder) is still recovering from a shoulder separation.
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:39:35 -0800
SportLine.com’s Pete Prisco reports the New Orleans Saints are also trying to trade backup QB Jeff Blake. The Saints would like to receive a fourth round pick for Blake. The Buffalo Bills may be interested. They are looking for a quarterback to compete with Alex Van Pelt.
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 20:14:00 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills GM Tom Donahoe reiterated his position that QB Rob Johnson must be willing to re-negotiate his deal if he wants a chance of staying in Buffalo. The comment came after Johson was bypassed in Monday's expansion draft. Asked the chances of Johnson taking a pay cut, Donahoe replied: "I don't know. You'd have to ask Rob that question. I'm not good at mind-reading." If he returns to the team, he would likely have to battle backup QB Alex Van Pelt to regain his starter's job. Barring a breakthrough in talks, the Bills will have no choice but to cut Johnson before the final year of his contract begins next month.
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 18:03:55 -0800
According to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt's new deal with the team breaks down as follows: It's a five-year, $5.4 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus. He'll have base salaries of $650,000 (2002), $750,000 (2003), $1 million each for 2004-2006.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 09:28:38 -0800
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills QB Alex Van Pelt is hopeful whoever comes in as the team's new offensive coordinator sticks with the West Coast passing scheme. Van Pelt feels the team has the necessary players in place to make the WCO work out for them. The Bills are focusing their search more on personnel than they are on schemes.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 09:28:21 -0800
According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the Buffalo Bills only sure thing at quarterback right now is Alex Van Pelt. The team may draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft and there's still a chance QB Rob Johnson could return if the Houston Texans do not select him and he's willing to take a major pay cut to remain with the team. The Bills may also turn to the free agent market and acquire another quarterback from that direction.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 09:15:21 -0800
As an update to a story from Jan. 3, the Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have officially re-signed QB Alex Van Pelt to a five-year deal. It's believed to be worth $6 million and includes additional incentive clauses should Van Pelt become the team's permanent starter.
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 09:19:07 -0800
The Democrat and Chronicle reports even if QB Rob Johnson agrees to a revised cap-friendly contract and returns to the Buffalo Bills next season, owner Ralph Wilson wants him to compete for the starting job with Alex Van Pelt and Travis Brown. Wilson said Johnson has to prove he's the team's starter and the team hasn't been able to see enough of him yet because he's been injured so much.