Packers Morning Buzz: Plenty of free-agent decisions
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 Tom Silverstein’s look at what exactly Jeff Janis might be worth to the Packers as he enters free agency:
How exactly do you determine the worth of a guy whose primary job it is to pinball through an obstacle course of undetermined length and force the opposition to pass on a chance to advance the ball?
The Packers know that Janis, whose contract expires in March, has developed into one of the NFL’s better gunners on their punt-coverage unit even if there aren’t league-wide statistics to prove it.
They know it because in two of the last three seasons they have set franchise records for net punting average.
Figuring out what that is worth is another matter.
Punters Tim Masthay (40.3 in 2015) and Justin Vogel (41.6 in ’17) both deserve credit for setting new net punting marks, especially Vogel, whose gross average of 44.4 tied for seventh best in franchise history.
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Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky writes on Alex Van Pelt’s decision to move on:
Peter Bukowski writes on why Donte Moncrief makes sense in free agency:
Andy Herman has a cut-up of Randall Cobb against the Seattle secondary:
Jack Wepfer talks decisions around Cobb’s contract:
Zachary Jacobson looks at three routes on which Davante Adams excelled in 2017:
Corey Linsley appeared on AJ Hawk’s podcast:
Packers fans are dreaming up some fun draft scenarios:
Mike Spofford and Wes Hodkiewicz talk NFC North for the team website:
Former Packers wide receiver James Jones is hosting a football camp:
You may have seen this, but if you haven’t, this is a really neat, short video on how the Packers logo was created: