The Green Bay Packers have one of the deeper receiving corps in the NFL. This writer feels that that is a fact, not an opinion. However, how that corps stacks up against other units across the NFL is a matter of opinion, and this writer again feels that top to bottom, the Packers’ receivers are among the best in the NFL.
One NFL writer actually noted on Twitter this weekend that he feels the Packers have the best overall group of receivers in the entire league (thanks, Mike Clay!). However, the team has nine wideouts with a legitimate chance at a 53-man roster spot, and only six (or maybe seven) spots at most to devote to the position.
So what is there to do?
Odds are the Packers can get one or two of these players through onto the practice squad as insurance against injury. Still, the players towards the back of the roster will almost certainly need to show some ability on special teams, and that’s an area in which a few of them have had little experience. Today’s Curds find a look at that position battle, some examinations of one of the Packers’ veteran leaders on defense, and much more.
Competition fueling Packers' deep receiving corps | Packers.com
Seven players finished last season on the 53-man roster, including Max McCaffrey, while the Packers added two third-day draft picks to the group. Who's coming out of that batch of nine to make the 53? Stay tuned as we tackle the receivers in our predictions on Wednesday.
Why the Packers trust Morgan Burnett playing LB | Packers Wire
Dom Capers calls Burnett "one of the most coachable guys I've ever been around," and the safety has the most run stops of any safety in the last five years.
NFC North Q&A: Who is the best newcomer to this division? - ESPN
Two NFC North writers believe that Martellus Bennett is the biggest addition, and I can't say I disagree.
Vikings must tackle problems to compete with Packers | Packersnews.com
The Vikes added talent and depth to the running back position, and they signed a pair of veteran free agent tackles to bolster the outside of the offensive line. Is it enough to get them back on top of the Packers in the NFC North, though?
Aaron Rodgers pokes fun at Tom Brady's diet while giving his Hail Mary secrets - SBNation.com
Rodgers made a subtle joke about Brady's strawberry-free, avocado ice cream-filled diet in an interview this week.
Hampton: ‘80s Bears woul’ve won 4 title with Cutler | NFL.com
Comments like these are fascinating and hilarious, because they’re completely impossible to disprove. Let’s just nod and say “okay, Dan Hampton.”