Packers Morning Buzz: How safe is Mike McCarthy's job?
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 Schad writing on the news that the players union is challenging the league’s anthem policy.
The NFL Players Association announced that it has filed a grievance against the league related to the revised national anthem policy that passed earlier this summer.
The union said in a statement that the new policy, which requires players to stand during the national anthem or remain in the locker room, violates the collective bargaining agreement and "infringes on player rights."
"In advance of our filing today, we proposed to the NFL to begin confidential discussions with the NFLPA Executive Committee to find a solution to this issue instead of immediately proceeding with litigation," the NFLPA said in the statement. "The NFL has agreed to proceed with those discussions and we look forward to starting them soon."
NFL owners adopted a new national-anthem policy in May, with commissioner Roger Goodell explaining in a statement that he hoped the policy change would help the league "keep our focus on the game." Dozens of NFL players took a knee during The Star-Spangled Banner last season as a means of protesting racial inequality and police brutality.
I chatted with readers Wednesday afternoon via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, exactly how safe is Mike McCarthy’s job?
The Packers did not dip their toe into the waters of the supplemental draft:
ESPN’s crew predicts the NFC North’s MVP:
Tony Romo has an early Super Bowl prediction that includes the Packers:
Some serious Throwback Thursday here:
The Checkdown highlights one of the best throws Aaron Rodgers ever made (that didn’t count)
The Packers are counting on Reggie Gilbert:
Can the Packers survive another injury to Aaron Rodgers?
Larry McCarren breaks down an aspect of the Packers running game:
Lombardi Ave. thinks Aaron Jones is primed to break out:
The Onside Kick highlights the Packers: