Packers Morning Buzz: Plenty on the line in final exhibition game
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers have completed their open training-camp practices and will spend the next two days preparing for their exhibition finale Thursday night at Kansas City.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty's Packers Camp Insider, which notes how few injuries the team sustained in training camp compared to years past and looks at possible reaons why:
It’s difficult to know how much of it is simply luck, and how much training and practice regimens are responsible. This is the first time in coach Mike McCarthy’s 13 seasons as coach that the Packers didn’t have at least some of their early camp practices in the early morning. Instead, their starting times from Day 1 of camp ranged from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. McCarthy has said he did it mainly to get his young players immediately acclimated to the regular-season schedule. But it wouldn’t be a surprise if injuries were also part of his thinking. Perhaps the GPS data the Packers have accumulated the last six years suggested there were more injuries in those early-morning practices, and that players are a little less susceptible to injury if they’ve been awake and moving around longer before they hit the practice field.
Read more from Pete's Insider here:
Ryan Wood looks at the special things Trevor Davis does that make him a good bet for the 53-man roster:
Jim Owczarski details how happy Antonio Morrison is to be joining the Packers:
The Packers had been eyeing Morrison long before Oren Burks' injury:
Ryan and Jim discussed the new faces at Packers practice Monday:
Devante Mays knows he needs to make a splash in the preseason finale against the Chiefs, Tom Silverstein writes in his Packers notebook:
Only one NFL team is more in demand than the Packers when it comes to visiting team ticket sales, Rich Ryman reports:
As for home games, plenty of activities are scheduled for the weekend of the regular-season opener. But will there be anything for fans to do during Week 2 when the Vikings visit Lambeau Field?
Packers Hall of Famer Johnnie Gray weighed in on Mike Pettine during the opener of the 10th season of "Clubhouse Live":
Elsewhere, the Ringer examines the impact in Oakland of disgruntled Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack's holdout:
The Power Sweep describes the funniest moment from Monday's locker room session at Lambeau Field: