Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Rodgers says 'window's open' for another championship
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 Aaron Rodgers talking about the Packers' lack of big-name free-agent signings on the radio with Pat McAfee and A.J. Hawk last Friday.
Rodgers said Green Bay's free-agent inactivity was to be expected after the splurge a year ago that netted Za'Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos and helped lead to a 13-3 regular-season record and an NFC North title.
"A lot of times the teams that are doing the most in free agency are doing the most because they need the most," Rodgers said. "The teams that aren't doing as much often don't really need as much, and I think we're one of those teams where our GM did a great job last season of adding some guys on the defensive side of the ball."
Rodgers lauded the re-signing of return man Tyler Ervin and tight end Marcedes Lewis while noting that right tackle Bryan Bulaga (who signed with the Chargers) would be missed.
"So I think the (championship) window's open, that's the exciting part," Rodgers said. "I'm not going into the last five, six years of my career going, 'Man, it's going to be another one or two years before we're back in the mix.' No, we're in the mix right now and we have a chance to be one of those teams like this (past) year where we're in the final four and with a chance to win it all."
Free agency hasn't done much to address Packers' most urgent needs, Pete Dougherty writes:
The Devin Funchess deal is done:
The Packers hired a sports psychologist:
Rodgers definitely approves of the hire:
Love story: Talented QB could fall in first round:
It still remains to be seen how the Packers will conduct their draft:
The offseason routines are being totally disrupted:
A look at what kind of compensatory picks the Packers could receive next year:
It's a year too early for the Packers to take a quarterback with a high draft pick, writes Zach Kruse of PackersWire:
Damarious Randall is on the move again:
Former Packers linebacker Blake Martinez takes you inside his new home gym:
New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy played a big role in the Aldon Smith signing:
Kyler Fackrell is excited about being reunited with Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham:
This isn't Packers-related, but still a must-read:
And finally: A chance to play golf with Mason Crosby for a great cause:
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