Pete Dougherty and Olivia Reiner discuss the challenges the Packers and other NFL teams may face in the league's first virtual draft this week. Packers News
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 general manager Brian Gutekunst being non-committal on the status of Packers free-agent cornerback Tramon Williams. Asked during a conference call with reporters Monday if Williams would be re-signed, Gutekunst said:
"We're going to kind of wait till after the draft to kind of see where we're at, at that point. ... obviously, what Tramon has meant to not only our current team but several teams of the past – he's an all-time Packer – if that fits once we get out of the draft then we'll certainly make it happen if we can."
Williams, 37, already has plenty of competition at cornerback, where the Packers have solid starters in Jaire Alexander and Kevin King and reserves Chandon Sullivan, Ka'dar Hollman and Josh Jackson. Whether the Packers add to their depth at the position in the draft could be the deciding factor in Williams' future with the team.
You can read more on what Gutekunst had to say during his 36-minute session with reporters here:
Tom Silverstein writes about the challenge of getting rookies ready to play without a true offseason training program:
The Packers increased their roster to 66 players by signing a couple of former Dolphins:
Count Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal among the chorus claiming the Packers can't afford to invest their top draft pick in a potential Aaron Rodgers successor:
Check out who our Pete Dougherty has going to the Packers at No. 30:
Fund-raising will be a big part of this week's draft:
If Gutekunst wants to move up in the draft, here are three ways he might do it:
The Packers' 2020 schedule (which includes a trip to Tampa Bay) just got tougher:
Green Bay favorite son James Morgan getting some "late love" from teams looking to draft a quarterback:
Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari says there are benefits in spending more offseason time focused on the mental aspects of the game:
For Packers fans, this shapes up as taking "The Bears still suck" to a whole new level:
Could the NFL's virtual draft get hacked?
Should the NFL even be conducting a draft at this point?
Hard to picture Bryan Bulaga in these gaudy duds:
Lambeau Field and Titletown won't be reopening any time soon:
And finally .... for your next Zoom meeting:
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