Morning Buzz: Packers kick off minicamp
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We’ll start with Michael Cohen’s look at four storylines surrounding the team heading into minicamp.
If history is any indication of what to expect this week, McCarthy is likely to excuse his veterans from the entirety of minicamp. In years past, all players with five or more seasons of experience have been encouraged to start their summers early as younger players remain in Green Bay for the last few days of offseason work.
It stands to reason, then, that this year’s minicamp will provide an interesting glimpse into the Packers’ quarterback situation in an Aaron Rodgers-less world. The fractured collarbone from a year ago shed a heinous light on the inadequate development of backup Brett Hundley, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, and now the coaches could have three days to evaluate their quarterback depth without allocating reps to Rodgers.
Instead, this week is all about Hundley, DeShone Kizer and undrafted rookie Tim Boyle. Hundley is expected to take the majority of first-team reps, but Kizer will have ample opportunity to show his progress — or lack thereof — after two months in the Packers’ offensive system.
These three days will set the stage for one of the most exciting training camp battles to come.
I spoke with Michael about what we learned from OTAs:
I also chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
The Packers signed a defensive tackle:
1919 has player-designed flatbreads, with proceeds being donated to the charity of each player's choice.
The Packers gave a preview of their traveling exhibit this morning:
Elsewhere, Justin McCray seems to have the inside track to the starting right guard job:
The team website celebrated Vince Lombardi’s birthday:
Cory Jennerjohn writes that the Packers are deeper than you might think:
Rob Demovsky writes on Aaron Rodgers’ thoughts on the difference Tramon Williams will make:
First Things First looks at the Aaron Rodgers Revenge Tour:
Lombardi Ave. has three questions for Clay Matthews:
The Vikings are more than a worthy adversary:
NFL Network looks to see if the Packers have done enough to keep up: