Morning Buzz: Packers can't escape injury bug
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 Michael Cohen’s look at the Minnesota Vikings for our opponent preview series.
Rarely in professional football does a team that reached its conference championship game have an opportunity to make a significant upgrade at quarterback during the offseason, but that’s exactly what the Minnesota Vikings did by adding Kirk Cousins in free agency.
General manager Rick Spielman set a precedent for franchise quarterbacks by rewarding Cousins, formerly of Washington, with a three-year contract worth $84 million — all of which was guaranteed. For the first time in the league’s history, a pro football contract mirrored a deal in the National Basketball Association.
Given the strength of their defense, which was the best in the league last season, the Vikings believe the addition of Cousins could be the missing piece in their Super Bowl pursuit. A year ago they won 13 games and the NFC North crown during the regular season and reached the NFC championship game with a third-string quarterback and their starting running back on injured reserve after just four weeks.
Michael ran into Randall Cobb on Sunday and the receiver is sporting a walking boot:
Brett Favre wants to ban tackle football for kids under the age of 12.
Green Bay police released video of last year’s incident at Lambeau:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Friday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Brian Baldinger highlights the play of the Packers left tackle:
Brett Favre had some fun this weekend:
Another former Packers QB had a tougher weekend:
DuJuan Harris says the Lambeau Leap is tougher than it looks:
Packers Wire looks at some training camp battles:
Joe Kipp highlights the play of Mike Daniels:
A decade of Aaron Rodgers:
Tony Romo thinks the Packers are the team to beat: