Morning Buzz: Time for young Packers to seize opportunities

Aaron Nagler
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Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) hits a blocking sled during training camp Friday, July 28, 2017, at Ray Nitschke Field.

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at Max McCaffrey and how the young wide receiver could make things interesting at cutdown time.

From Tom:

If you were charting all the receptions during Green Bay Packers' training camp, the leader wouldn’t be Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb or Davante Adams.

It likely would be Max McCaffrey.

“Every day in practice he’s making plays,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

Last training camp it was Geronimo Allison who emerged out of a group of young receivers and earned Rodgers’ attention. Allison didn’t make the final cut, but he was signed to the practice squad and then elevated to the 53-man roster in Week 8.

The 6-2, 200-pound McCaffrey has the bloodlines to be an NFL player, but he has been forced to enter through a side door, not through the first round like his brother, Christian, or the third round like his father, Ed.

Tom also has the Camp Insider from yesterday’s practice, where he highlights Davante Adams’ strong play:

Michael Cohen’s notes are led by the return of Brett Goode:

Michael and Tom debate which wide receivers will make the squad on Michael’s podcast:

I chatted with readers after practice yesterday, answering all sorts of questions on the Packers:

Ryan Wood looks at Jahri Evans’ transition to Green Bay:

LaDarius Gunter has had a change of scenery after a slow start to camp:

The World Cup won’t be coming to Lambeau:

Elsewhere, Montgomery’s injury has opened the door for Jamaal Williams:

Michelle Bruton says it’s Trevor Davis time:

Interesting stuff here on the draft, free agency and team building:

The Power Sweep looks at the Packers’ Super Bowl chances:

Chris Simms says the Packers will miss the playoffs in a bold predictions segment:

Good look at a tough drill from Bill Huber:

A throwback to Bart Starr’s coaching days:



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