Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers 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 start with the team’s announcement that they have signed five undrafted free agents that participated in their rookie orientation camp this past weekend while also letting one of their long-snappers go:
Taybor Pepper took to social media to say goodbye:
Pete Dougherty highlights three undrafted guys to keep an eye on this offseason.
Last year the Green Bay Packers had six undrafted rookies on their roster for their first game.
Nothing like that will be happening this year. General manager Ted Thompson had his first double-digit draft (10 players) since 2013. That alone reduces the roster spots that will go to undrafted rookies.
But history says at least one and probably a couple undrafted players from this year’s draft class will make the Packers’ final 53 or at least play at some point this season.
So I talked to two NFL scouts about the Packers’ undrafted class, and here are three lesser-known players to keep an eye on this offseason and during training camp...
Be sure to check it out. Pete got some really interesting stuff from those scouts.
Ryan Wood has the latest on Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst interviewing for the Buffalo Bills’ open general manager position:
Elsewhere, Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix makes his first appearance on NFL Network’s Top 100 players, coming in at number 77:
Mike Daniels made an observation:
Rookie running back Jamaal Williams answered questions via the team’s Twitter account:
Jay Cutler doesn’t expect to be called by the Packers if they need a QB, and he says he’d pass even if they did:
Never too early for a 53-man roster prediction:
Outstanding deep dive from Ross Uglem on how the newest Packers may alter the team’s game planning:
Jason Wilde highlights new Packers running back William Stanback’s troubled past:
The Power Sweep is connecting salary-cap dots:
How important is having a good quarterback? Fantastic read from Chase Stuart: