Morning Buzz: Jerry Kramer knocking on Hall of Fame door
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We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s latest attempt at putting together a 53 man roster. Needless to say, Ted Thompson and company will have some tough decisions to make.
There are multiple positions where numbers alone will present difficult decisions. Will the Packers keep six or seven receivers? Will it be two or three quarterbacks? Three or four inside linebackers?
The Packers, like 31 other NFL teams, will make their critical roster decisions under much more stress than past years. For the first time, the league eliminated what had been preseason’s initial cut date, trimming rosters to 75 players. Now teams are allowed to carry their 90-man roster through their preseason finale.
In a 72-hour span following next week’s preseason finale, the Packers will cut almost 40 players and add 10 to their practice squad. Certainly, they have already considered what their initial 53-man roster will look like as the team prepares for its third preseason exhibition Saturday night at the Denver Broncos.
Be sure to take a look at Ryan’s squad and then try putting together your own 53 man roster with our Roster Builder. You might come away with a new appreciation for the tough decisions Thompson has to make.
Jerry Kramer was nominated by the Senior Committee for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame yesterday. Ryan Wood has the latest.
I had some thoughts on the subject:
Michael Cohen looks at who has the most to gain and to lose during Saturday night’s game in Denver on his latest podcast.
Michael leads Packers Notes with the obvious issue at outside linebacker:
Pete Dougherty answered reader questions in an extensive chat yesterday afternoon. Tons of info and analysis here:
Michael looks at the development of Kyle Murphy and the stagnation of Jason Spriggs:
Rich Ryman looks at some of the great work being done by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix off the field:
Elsewhere, Cliff Christl is, as usual, not to be missed.
Impressive stat for Randall Cobb:
Throwing it back to the start of the bike riding tradition in Packers camp:
Aquí está una vista previa de languse español en los Packers:
Packers-Bears kicks off Amazon’s Thursday Night streaming package:
Marty Kaufman looks at five players looking to rebound in Denver:
Rob Demovsky writes on the rookie running backs:
A couple familiar names show up on Pro Football Focus’ list of highest graded cornerbacks so far this preseason.
Jason Perone writes on some Packers depth getting an early test: