Morning Buzz: Green Bay Packers carry on family tradition
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers shortened their Family Night practice on Saturday night to avoid an approaching thunderstorm, but Mike McCarthy still seemed pleased with the work the team was able to get in.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s Camp Insider from last night’s practice.
The Green Bay Packers found out how tough life is without left tackle David Bakhtiari last year when he missed four games with a hamstring injury. Bakhtiari left practice Saturday night at Lambeau Field with a left ankle injury. After being looked at on the sideline, he was taken to the locker room on a cart. Coach Mike McCarthy said he didn't know the extent of the injury.
In the offseason, general manager Brian Gutekunst didn’t do anything to address the left tackle position, instead rolling the dice with Kyle Murphyand Jason Spriggs. Murphy has had a decent camp and was improving before he suffered a season-ending injury last year. Spriggs looks like he’s still trying to get used to carrying the weight he put on in the offseason.
If Bakhtiari’s injury is serious – he missed two games and battled to get through the end of the season with a left ankle injury in 2015 -- Murphy is in the driver’s seat for the starting position.
Bakhtiari’s teammates seem hopeful about the left tackle’s prospects:
Jim Matthews has some great shots from last night:
Jonathan Anderson spoke to fans about the Family Night experience:
Ryan Wood and I recapped the evening:
The Packers made a personnel move Saturday afternoon:
Pete Dougherty wrote on Jerry Kramer finally going into Canton:
Elsewhere, Jack Wepfer has six observations from last night:
Kramer has an impressive resume:
Ryan Sanville looks at how the Packers can reach their 2011 offensive dominance:
Bill Huber makes his Packers notebook available from Family Night:
The Pack-A-Day podcast crew talk Family Night:
NBC26 looks at the tradition of family and the Packers:
People will be talking about Karmer’s speech for a long time: