Morning Buzz: Packers remain work in progress
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL 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 this great overview Ryan Wood of what the Packers have lost in free agency and the outlook going forward.
Look at the numbers, and you can feel a little queasy. The Green Bay Packers are bleeding football players this offseason. Seven unrestricted free agents. More than 3,500 snaps. All gone.
But those are just the numbers, and the numbers only show one side of this spring. The other side: how general manager Ted Thompson plans to fill his new vacancies.
It isn't like Thompson is letting Jared Cook, T.J. Lang, Eddie Lacy and Micah Hyde walk out the door without a plan. The Packers already have capable replacements to cover most of their defections.
Tom Silverstein has the latest on Christine Michael reportedly re-signing with the Packers.
The Packers are undoubtedly hoping for more of this:
It also sounds like former Redskins defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois made it to Green Bay for his free agency visit:
My latest podcast features Josh Norris of NBC Sports and Rotoworld breaking down edge rushers, cornerbacks and offensive linemen in the upcoming NFL draft:
Richard Ryman gets to the bottom of the mysterious case of Aaron Rodgers’ house being for sale:
Elsewhere, the guys over at Around the NFL discuss who is the biggest threat to the Packers in the NFC North on their latest podcast:
The NFL announced they are producing a video to help players know what is and is not allowed when it comes to end zone celebrations.
New Packers tight end Martellus Bennett was not impressed.
Rob Demovsky writes the Packers still need more running backs:
NFL UK is featuring Aaron Rodgers in its Play of the Day:
Free agent offensive lineman Byron Bell also reportedly visited the Packers on Wednesday:
The Adrian Peterson stuff isn’t going away:
Brett Favre can still sling it:
Speaking of Favre, he and Lance Briggs spoke on head trauma, concussions and CTE fears for Sqor on Wednesday. Sobering stuff: