Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Jones must be kept 'fresh and healthy'
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Packers running back Aaron Jones sitting out practice Wednesday after experiencing hamstring tightness late in Tuesday's session. Given Jones' history of leg injuries (three MCL tears, causing him to miss eight games the last two seasons), Packers fans attending practice could have been understandably concerned about seeing their top rusher standing on the sidelines.
But coach Matt LaFleur did his best to put those concerns to rest.
“It was definitely precautionary with him,” LaFleur said. “He’s going to be an important part of our football team, so we need him to be fresh and healthy and so we were a little cautious with him (Wednesday).”
Jamaal Williams, Jones' primary backup, also has been sidelined with hamstring issues.
You can read more about this, the return to practice of safety Darnell Savage Jr. and other Packers notes from Jim Owczarski and Ryan Wood here:
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earns the No. 8 spot on the NFL's Top 100 list:
Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald topped the list, and three other quarterbacks ranked ahead of Rodgers:
Tom Silverstein writes about the possible reasons for Rodgers' early reliance on favored target Davante Adams:
LaFleur made clear his displeasure over safety Josh Jones playing too rough during practice:
More depth for the defensive line:
Wood and Olivia Reiner analyzed the Packers' lesser-known weapons:
Check out these photos from Wednesday's practice:
Michael Silver and the NFL Network crew are on site talking about "the happy medium" between Rodgers and LaFleur when it comes to changing plays:
Rob Reischel looks at Kevin King's progress for ForbesSports:
A look at how successful Rodgers has been targeting specific receivers:
At Cheesehead TV, they're excited about the Packers' young defensive line:
At Acme Packing Co., they're wondering about Jamaal Williams' job security:
A familiar name from the recent past:
And finally ... another place for Packers fans to congregate:
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