Morning Buzz: Jordy Nelson mastering slot
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 (or brew some English breakfast tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We start with Ryan Wood’s update on the news of the day Monday concerning rookie linebacker Vince Biegel’s foot surgery.
The Green Bay Packers' fourth-round rookie outside linebacker had foot surgery after the team's rookie orientation, a source confirmed to PackersNews.com. Biegel is expected to be ready for training camp, though the Packers could be cautious at the start of camp and wait to put him on the field.
It’s Biegel’s second injury since being drafted last month. He left the field before his first practice concluded with what coach Mike McCarthy described as a “minor” hand injury. Biegel said X-rays on his hand showed no broken bones, but he practiced with a club the next day.
His foot was another matter.
Elsewhere, Lombardi Ave. has a breakdown of Biegel’s game:
The Packers Wire has 5 things to know about Kevin King:
Pro Football Focus highlights Jordy Nelson’s dominance from the slot:
PFF also says the Packers threw to the slot guy more than any other team:
I noted that second- and third-and-long was where offenses wanted to be last year against the Packers' defense:
Tom Oates writes on the added versatility the Packers' draft class gives them:
Andy Herman breaks down undrafted defensive tackle Izaah Lunsford’s game:
Aaron Rodgers considers Wisconsin home. Jason Wilde wrote on the quarterback’s adoption of the dairy state, if not dairy products:
The Packers still need help at outside linebacker, according to Cory Jennerjohn:
Mike Daniels yweeted out his appreciation for Geno Atkins appearing on the NFL Top 100:
Rob Demovsky took a very, very, very, very, very, very, very early crack at predicting the starting lineup:
Be ready for more two-tight-end sets, writes Jon Meerdink for the Power Sweep:
Jim Cobern of The Common Man Football Show loved the Packers' draft:
Brett Hundley? Appears Sports Illustrated is not a fan: