Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are still the best receiving duo in the NFC North, while Corey Linsley is one of the most important members of the Green Bay Packers roster. That and more in the Packers News Report.
Good morning, Packers fans. It’s Friday at long last with the weekend almost here. How many weekends are there until football? That number is down to just 10, believe it or not.
June is now over with, meaning we can finally say football begins next month. It may only be preseason football, but it’s something. July also signals the start of training camp, which gets underway in just under four weeks time.
For the time being, we’re left to sit back and wait for the start of the 2016 season. As you sip your Friday morning coffee, enjoy these Packers articles from around the internet.
Green Bay Packers: Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb Biggest Threat in NFC North — Sarah Bloom of NFL Spin Zone
The Bears’ Kevin White and Alshon Jeffery might go onto become the NFC North’s top duo at the receiver position, but until then that title belongs to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. The last time these two were together, a case could be made they were the best receiver tandem in the entire league. If Nelson returns to full health, there’s no reason why these two can’t dominate again in 2016.
20 most important Packers: #17 Corey Linsley — Brennen Rupp of Dairyland Express
Corey Linsley is very much an unsung hero along the offensive line. His work at the heart of the line often goes unnoticed, but he has become yet another late-round gem by GM Ted Thompson. Linsley needs to stay healthy this year as he is of vital importance to the Packers.
Packers will rely on young corners — Jason Perone of Cheesehead TV
The Packers have one of the best young secondaries in the entire NFL, but for it to live up to the hype, a group of young cornerbacks will be relied on. Sam Shields is the only experienced face in a trio including second-year corners Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins.
The Lions have a few stars in their defense including Ezekiel Ansah, DeAndre Levy and Darius Slay. Is the latter the best cornerback in the NFC North? ESPN writers from each team in the division discuss whether Slay is in fact No. 1 in the North.