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We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the linebacker position in the latest installment of our positional previews.
In an otherwise busy offseason, perhaps the biggest surprise of the past six months is what new Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst didn’t do with his team’s edge rush.
Gutekunst executed his first major trade as GM. He signed two top free agents on the open market and released one of the Packers' most popular players. In the draft, he traded not once, but twice in the first round.
None of the activity addressed the most glaring need on the Packers' roster. If you’re searching for roadblocks keeping this annual contender from reaching Super Bowl LIII, start with the Packers' thin outside linebacker depth chart. The only significant addition Gutekunst gave the edge rush didn’t come until the draft’s seventh round, the Packers' final pick of 11, when he selected Southeast Missouri State’s Kendall Donnerson.
“You look at the depth at the outside linebacker position,” Clay Matthews said after the draft, “and it’s not that great. That’s not a slight to the guys who are behind Nick (Perry) and myself, but you look around the league, a lot of times they’re rotating in pass rushers.”
Ryan also wrote on Mark Tauscher and Ryan Longwell going into the Packers Hall of Fame:
Tom Silverstein previewed the defensive line:
I chatted with readers on Friday afternoon:
Sad news out of Minnesota:
Elsewhere, Cheesehead TV has plenty of training camp storylines:
Matt Bowen highlights Davante Adams' technique on the fade:
The Packers have had some significant “what ifs” in the last 30 years:
Jimmy Graham held a cornhole tournament for charity:
Graham thinks the Packers' run game will surprise people:
Jamaal Williams got his dance on while being honored as Rookie of the Year:
If Aaron Rodgers has a clean pocket, he’s not throwing a pick:
Matub has your Hottest Takes of the Week:
The three wide outs the Packers drafted are featured here:
Charles Woodson makes PFW’s Team for the Ages: