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 cup of coffee (or put the kettle on) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the unusual -- for Ted Thompson and the Packers, anyway -- makeup of the roster heading into Week 1.
Barring any changes before Sunday, the Packers will start the season with nine players age 30 or above, which is the most of any Thompson team in the McCarthy era. The average coming into this year was six and the previous high was seven (four times).
The average years of experience going into Seattle is 4.25 years. Only once – in 2010, the year the Packers won Super Bowl XLV — has it been over 4.0 (4.06). Thompson’s roster consistently has ranked in the bottom 10 in years of experience.
This change in form is a result of Thompson removing the handcuffs on his personnel department and letting them identify some tread-worn free agents who could fill important roles on the team. Unlike previous years, the annual roster turnover wasn’t limited to rookies and practice-squad players replacing veterans.
Tom's video series with LeRoy Butler is back. Packers fans should not miss these:
Michael Cohen and Tom discuss the latest moves by Ted Thompson:
Rodgers told the story behind the picture:
I spoke with a Seahawks beat writer to get the lowdown on the Packers’ upcoming opponent:
Martellus Bennett was emotional talking about his brother Wednesday:
Elsewhere, James Jones announced his retirement from the NFL:
Bob McGinn has his scouting report of the Seahawks up:
Friday is the grand opening for the Titletown District:
Dave Schroeder looks at Eddie Lacy’s return to Lambeau:
OddsShark has an NFC North preview up:
The Seahawks are ready:
If you’re in the Green Bay area this weekend, be on the lookout for the new fence design across from Lambeau:
If you’re interested in following Packers players on Twitter, Al has a running list:
Rob Demovsky writes on Aaron Rodgers’ legacy:
Good stuff on Ty Montgomery from the Power Sweep: