Morning Buzz: Packers getting healthier
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
After a one hour and 50 minute practice Sunday, the Packers are back on Ray Nitschke Field this morning at 11:45.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the promising camp being put together by young outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert.
Through one exhibition, Gilbert has emerged atop the group of young outside linebacker vying to be the Packers' third edge rusher this fall. On the same day McCarthy foreshadowed a shakeup on the depth chart following his team’s preseason opener against Tennessee, Gilbert got first-team reps ahead of Kyler Fackrell.
There’s a long way to go until the Packers host the Chicago Bears for their regular-season opener, but Gilbert can start thinking about more than just making the team. He’s in position to be a significant contributor this fall.
Just don’t tell him that.
“I thought I made the team last year,” Gilbert said, “and in prior years. You know what I mean? I try not to worry about what the final roster is going to be.”
Those worries aside, Gilbert showed Thursday night why he has earned a promotion. Early in the second quarter, he took over a defensive series. With the Titans inside the red zone, Gilbert had a pair of tackles. Then he forced a third-and-goal while pursuing Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert outside the pocket.
His quarterback hit was one of four the Packers had all night.
Pete Dougherty has everything you need to know from Sunday’s practice:
The Packers' starting offensive tackles are looking healthier:
Backup tackle Jason Spriggs was surprised by his demotion:
First-round pick Jaire Alexander was back at practice:
The young quarterbacks are still a work in progress:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Sunday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky writes on Alexander’s game:
Oren Burks flashed his potential last Thursday night:
Why not indeed:
Pro Football Focus has analysis of the Packers' preseason opener:
JK Scott has no fear:
It was a day in the Packers' locker room:
Matub is back with Hottest Take of the Week:
Aaron Rodgers got a nice gift from Manchester City:
Bill Huber has some video from Sunday’s practice:
Great compilation of clutch moments from the Packers: