A short overview of the tight end position in Green Bay heading into OTAs and minicamp. Aaron Nagler/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Green and Gold before we get our second OTA glimpse later today.
We start with Ryan Wood’s look at how free-agent acquisition Lance Kendricks and how he’s already figuring out how to help the Packers.
To get a head start on the learning curve, Kendricks said he consulted his former college quarterback at Wisconsin. Scott Tolzien, now with the Indianapolis Colts, spent three years as a backup with the Packers. Few players in the locker room knew coach Mike McCarthy’s playbook better.
Kendricks was happy to let Tolzien impart some of that knowledge this offseason.
Those extra sessions with Tolzien already have started to show. Working with quarterbacks at organized team activities last week, Kendricks and practice-squad tight end Beau Sandland were in a stack formation. When they were supposed to invert the stack, with Kendricks moving up and Sandland back, they initially missed the signal.
It didn’t take Kendricks long to notice something was awry, tapping Sandland’s side and adjusting before the snap.
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I answered some reader questions in my weekly mailbag:
Elsewhere, the Pro Football Hall of Fame acknowledged Vince Lombardi’s birthday:
Pro Football Focus highlighted their three highest-rated Packers:
Mark Murphy answered fan questions over on the team’s official website:
David Bakhtiari tried recruiting Zlatan Ibrahimović via Twitter:
Donald Driver held his 16th annual summer camp:
Mike Daniels took in a Philadelphia Soul game with Jahri Evans:
Chris Peterson looks into his crystal ball for Cheesehead TV;
The Power Sweep addresses the elephant on the practice field:
You can get odds for every possible Super Bowl matchup:
Great find by Zach here:
The Vikings are letting their fans know that Super Bowl tickets are expensive:
This is pretty great: