Morning Buzz: The rookies get to work
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As long as the Green Bay Packers have Aaron Rodgers, the quarterbacks they add to their roster will be backups looking to groom themselves for a starting job somewhere else.
Nevertheless, general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy haven’t been afraid of adding quarterbacks, either.
From Graham Harrell to Seneca Wallace to Scott Tolzien to Vince Young to Brett Hundley to Joe Callahan, the Packers continually have been looking for guys they can groom into starters, even if it means none of those appearances will be for them.
The offseason, and often training camp, requires a team to have four quarterbacks because you wouldn’t want Rodgers having to throw passes for the scout team. So even though the Packers have Rodgers, Hundley and Callahan on their 90-man roster, they signed BYU undrafted free agent Taysom Hill April 29 and auditioned Minnesota-Duluth quarterback Drew Bauer this past weekend.
The rookies showed up Friday for their orientation camp and fourth-round selection Vince Biegel promptly injured his hand and was forced to practice in a club the next day. Michael Cohen has the goods.
Michael also looks at the versatility that will be asked of rookie offensive lineman Kofi Amichia:
Packers tight end Martellus Bennett had a promotional appearance at Macy's in New York City for his new children's book:
Pete writes on rookie safety Josh Jones actually being an inside linebacker in disguise:
I touched on several topics in my weekly mailbag, including the cornerback position featuring what will most likely be the best battle of camp:
Elsewhere, Tom Oates writes on the adjustments Ted Thompson seemingly has made to his offseason approach:
The team’s website has a brief look at the rookies in their first on-field action:
Rob Demovsky writes on Hardy Nickerson thinking Kevin King could be special:
FOX 11 spoke with Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus about the Packers' draft class:
Chris Peterson writes on the Packers' unproven ground game:
The Packers are faring well in one of many offseason power rankings:
Aaron Rodgers (and several other Packers players) attended the Kentucky Derby over the weekend:
Some members of the Packers' training staff took in Sunday night’s marathon game between the Yankees and Cubs:
Great mix of current and former Packers at the Brillion Celebrity Shotgun Shoot:
Packers fans can do their part to help Jerry Kramer get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: