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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 strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s look at Aaron Rodgers’ contract and the need for the Packers to do something with it sooner rather than later.

From Pete:

Ted Thompson has one player he absolutely needs to sign to a new contract within the next year.

 

The Green Bay Packers general manager has been proactive on Aaron Rodgers’ contract in the past, and there’s no reason to think he won’t be again. But really, it’s a must that he signs his quarterback to what will be a record-setting extension by next spring or summer.

 

Rodgers has three years left on his current deal, including this season, so you might be wondering why the hurry?

 

Here’s why: The franchise tag ain’t what it used to be, and for players, it’s now more blessing than curse.

Michael Cohen takes reader questions on his Tuesday morning podcast:

If Michael didn’t answer a question you had, maybe I did in my latest Facebook Live session:

In the world’s worst kept secret, the Packers announced they’ll be hosting Notre Dame-Wisconsin at Lambeau:

Marwin Evans turned some heads with his play on Thursday night. He’s been having a strong camp overall, as Alec Lewis writes. :

Elsewhere, Ty Montgomery writes for the Players Tribune on his switch to running back and how Green Bay is a special place:

A current Packers tight end and former Packers tight end argued on Twitter about the role of athletes in society.

Lenzy Pipkins had a nice showing on Thursday night:

Adding Titanic’s famous song to any sports moment usually produces gold:

Pretty important date in Packers history today:

Cory Jennerjohn gets nuts over at Cheesehead TV:

Deangelo Yancey is starting to turn heads with plays like this:

Rob Demovsky has a progress report for the rookie class:

Freddie Boston looks at which wide receivers will make the roster:

The Packers Wire cautions patience with Josh Jones:

 

 

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