Morning Buzz: Players report for camp
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here atPackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We start with Ryan Wood’spre-training camp 53 man roster prediction.
When the Green Bay Packers compile their initial 53-man roster at the end of training camp, their magic number might be 56.
That’s three more than the NFL-mandated limit, but rarely have the Packers been forced to keep just 53 players out of camp. A year ago, center Corey Linsley started the season on the physically unable to perform list, while defensive tackle Mike Pennel was serving a four-game suspension. Their unavailability opened up extra jobs.
The same will happen this summer. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion (four games) and receiver Geronimo Allison (one game) will start the season serving suspensions. Cornerback Demetri Goodson provides value on special teams but is rehabbing from a torn ACL last November and could be kept on the physically unable to perform list to start the season, delaying another roster decision.
Michael Cohen has the last of our nine part positional preview series with his look at the specialists:
Michael also has a Q&A with readers in his latest podcast:
I talked training camp and roster battles with readers Tuesday afternoon over on Facebook Live:
The Packers announced a bunch of promotions in the personnel department:
Thanks to all the subscribers who came out to the Green Bay Distillery last night to talk some Packers football:
Josh Jones and some of his teammates moved into their dorm at St. Norbert on Tuesday afternoon:
This is the 60th year Packers players have stayed at St. Norbert:
Martellus Bennett apparently couldn’t get in the dorm last night so he slept on the floor by his locker:
Pro Football Focus has a note on Aaron Rodgers’ adjusted completion percentage:
Michelle Bruton writes on undrafted free agents:
Lombardi Ave. looks at three positional battles heading into camp:
Rob Demovsky writes on Ty Montgomery and his offseason work with the Footwork King:
The Packers aren’t the only team reporting for training camp today. Football is back:
Good Morning Football touches on Packers storylines heading into camp:
On the same program, Pete Schrager makes the (correct) case for Sterling Sharpe and the Hall of Fame: