Morning Buzz: Packers add another weapon on offense
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’ll start with the Packers adding to their tight end depth chart by signing former Jaguar Marcedes Lewis.
From Tom Silverstein:
Entering his 13th season in the NFL, the 34-year-old free agent is regarded as one of the league's better blocking tight ends. That's an area of need for the Packers, who also signed Jimmy Graham, a prolific pass catcher but not known for his blocking ability.
Lewis, a 2006 first-round draft pick, hasn’t had more than 25 receptions in each of the last five seasons. Part of that could be due to the erratic play of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles.
Lewis did catch five touchdown passes last season, his most since catching 10 during the 2010 season.
The Jaguars like to run the ball, and Lewis’ blocking has been a big help there during his 12 seasons in Jacksonville. At 6-6, 267 pounds, Lewis is roughly as big as former Packers free-agent acquisition Martellus Bennett, who was one of the best run-blocking tight ends in the NFL.
Mark Murphy gave some thoughts on the new NFL anthem policy from the owners' meetings:
One of the first Packers specialists has passed away:
I shared my instant reaction to the Lewis signing from the spot where I was when the news broke:
I also chatted with readers prior to the news breaking via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, Andrew Herman breaks down the tape on the Packers' depth at OLB:
Jason Wilde writes on the unproven group:
Marcedes Lewis broke the news of his signing via his Instagram account:
Ben Fennell has some great tape breakdown of Lewis’ game:
Aaron Jones is trying to stave off any more knee injuries:
Cynthia Frelund likes the Packers' chances at making a Super Bowl run:
I talked all the latest on the Packers on Milwaukee radio:
The Tundra Effect looks at the Lewis signing:
The Power Sweep has some viewing recommendations:
Aaron Rodgers offered some unsolicited praise for what feels like the forgotten man at corner: