Heading into training camp, wide receiver seemed like one of the only true position battles likely to play out this season. It’s surely shaped up that way.
The Packers’ three rookie receivers have jockeyed for position with the well-traveled Jake Kumerow, and anybody who seriously claims they know who will emerge victorious probably has a bridge they’d like to sell you as well.
That’s not to say there aren’t favorites. Kumerow has earned every bit of the praise he’s received from Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy, and fans alike, while fourth-round pick J’Mon Moore has struggled.
For his part, Moore has owned those struggles and is just waiting for his own big moment. With two preseason games to go, including one against a suspect Oakland secondary, his time is now.
Rookie receiver J’Mon Moore, Packers waiting for ‘that one big play’ | Packers News
Moore has had a few shots at big plays in practice and in games but hasn’t delivered. It’s time to come through and he knows it.
Jake Kumerow deserves to make 53-man roster | Lombardi Ave
Repeating an increasingly common refrain, Lombardi Ave’s Freddie Boston argues Jake Kumerow has already done enough to lock up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Raiders turning down trade offers for Khalil Mack | Sports Illustrated
The Packers are still the alleged frontrunner for All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack, if it’s possible for there to be such a thing for a trade that isn’t likely to happen. Albert Breer reports the Raiders are turning down offers for Mack, which could still be prohibitively expensive even if Oakland was interested in doing a deal.
Fledgling Packers needed unlikely lifeline to survive, soar | Packers News
If you think local media is too friendly with the Packers now, imagine living in an era when the local newspaper was largely responsible for the team’s survival. Pete Dougherty lays out the story of how the Green Bay Press Gazette all but saved the franchise.
Finally, Daniel Duffy has a lot of time on his hands. He used the name of every Packers player in history to create this image of Lambeau Field.
FINISHED! Introducing the Lambeau Field word art - handwritten with the names of every Packer in history - Happy 100th season!! pic.twitter.com/Idz6QYybAX— Daniel Duffy (@RealArtOfWords) August 21, 2018
Check out how he did it in this nifty time lapse.