The Green Bay Packers are routinely one of the younger teams in the NFL. The team’s draft-and-develop philosophy sees to that, as most holes on the roster end up getting plugged by draft picks and undrafted free agents.
Admittedly, this year the Packers strayed from that approach a bit by signing some veteran free agents, but the youth movement remains vital to the team’s success. In today’s curds, we’ll look at a handful of players who are critical to that success.
Each of the players featured in today’s curds has two or fewer years of NFL experience under his belt, and none are older than 24 years of age. In fact, one player — defensive tackle Kenny Clark — entered the NFL last year as one of its youngest players at the age of 20. Now 21 years old, Clark is younger than all but two other players on the roster, rookies included. All told, the Packers have 39 players aged 23 or younger and 56 members of the 90-man roster are under 25.
Hopefully having so much green on the roster will be a good recipe for success for the green and gold.
What Makes Green Bay Special | By Ty Montgomery - The Players' Tribune
Montgomery discusses how he was down last year in training camp before being approached to start working at running back...and also why he loves Wisconsin and Green Bay in particular. One reason? "Great beer."
Joe Callahan back in his comfort zone with Packers | Packers.com
Callahan doesn't want to bounce around from team to team again, and is working hard to stay with the Packers once again. However, he'll have to fight off a charge from Taysom Hill to do so.
Jamaal Williams leads the way among Packers' rookie running backs - ESPN
Williams is one of a handful of rookies who have seen snaps with the starters, a group that includes Kevin King and Josh Jones. Here's a rundown of the performances of the Packers' draftees through two weeks of camp.
Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry add to the hype during Packers’ preseason opener | Packers Wire
The two second-year linemen had excellent games last Thursday and are showing reasons why they both should be counted on as key players this season.
Safety Marwin Evans’ performance right on the money for Packers | Packersnews.com
Evans’ nickname is “Money,” and this summer he has finally started to back up that nickname with big plays and his understanding of the defense.
Report: Kerry Hyder to undergo surgery for Achilles tear - Pride Of Detroit
First Taylor Decker suffers a major injury, now Kerry Hyder. Hyder, the Lions' sack leader from last season, is done for 2017.