Packers Morning Buzz: Rookie Dexter Williams still needs to secure roster spot
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 rookie sixth-round running back Dexter Williams facing an important test Thursday against the Oakland Raiders after struggling in training camp
Rookie running back Dexter Williams needs to turn it loose and stop making the kind of mistakes that cause coaches to lose confidence. It has taken Williams some time to adjust to the zone scheme and he hasn’t helped himself with dropped passes and assignment errors. This would be a good time for things to come together for him because there’s no guarantee he’ll be on the 53-man roster.
You can read his entire Packers-Raiders "5 things to watch" preview here:
Speaking of the 53-man roster, Ryan Wood projects who's in and who's out with only two exhibitions remaining:
HBO cameras will be everywhere Thursday chronicling the Raiders for "Hard Knocks":
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers arrives well-dressed for Winnipeg:
Pete Dougherty answered fans' questions for more than two hours in his live chat:
Three Packers make this ESPN list of the NFL's all-time best player at every position:
The Packers had no first-round pick in 2017, choosing instead to trade down from the No. 29 spot and select cornerback Kevin King early in the second round. A player many Packers fans thought they should have taken – Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt –instead went to the Steelers at No. 30 and gets a solid "A" grade here:
Rob Demovsky writes that Packers aren't concerned about Rashan Gary's lack of preseason stats so far:
Bill Huber sizes up the long-awaited return to action of running back Aaron Jones:
An inside look at the Bears' scramble to find a kicker in the wake of the "double doink":
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling identifies each team's most promising rookie(s). Regarding the Packers, he writes:
Camp darling Ty Summers has shown a disturbing penchant for missed tackles at inside linebacker, while first-round defensive end Rashan Gary struggled in run defense versus the Ravens. The good news is that fellow first-round pick Darnell Savage appears to be as advertised, starting at safety alongside Adrian Amos.
You can read about everyone's rookies here:
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