Morning Buzz: Packers wrapping up minicamp
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We start withTom Silverstein’s look at two young players who have caught Mike McCarthy’s eye in Damarious Randall and Josh Jones.
There’s still a long way to go before the Green Bay Packers' secondary sorts itself out for the regular season, but if you pinned coach Mike McCarthy down about which guys have positioned themselves well heading into training camp he would point to cornerback Damarious Randall and rookie safety Josh Jones.
Randall, as a first-round pick heading into his third year, should be standing out. Receiving praise is as much a reflection on his whereabouts the past two seasons as it is the space he now occupies.
But at this point, McCarthy needs Randall to grab ahold somewhere and so even though it’s during a time when no jobs are won, he’s upbeat about Randall’s state with the team.
“If there’s one that really jumps out to me, it’s Damarious Randall,” McCarthy said Wednesday before the team’s second minicamp practice. “(He’s) had an outstanding offseason.”
Ryan Wood looks at Kyle Murphy’s foray into the guard position:
The Packers' feet and ankles will be in good hands, writes Rich Ryman:
I gave some initial impressions on what I’ve seen at minicamp on my latest podcast:
Elsewhere, the team site put together a short video of the Day 2 proceedings:
Lombardi Ave. writes on the importance of the Lance Kendricks signing:
Martellus Bennett is participating in YouTube’s #ReadAlong month by publishing his own playlist for the YouTube Kids app.
Billy Joel will play Lambeau on Saturday night.
Malachi Dupre has been turning some heads:
Davante Adams isn’t worried about his contract:
The Power Sweep looks at the horror show that was the Packers' defense on third down last year:
Bill Huber writes on Brandon Jackson helping out Ty Montgomery:
Pro Football Focus looks at Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers: