A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Wednesday, August 7.
Welcome to the Packers News Report.
The Green Bay Packers have waived former second-round pick Jason Spriggs, and have claimed running back Keith Ford to take the roster spot, according to the team’s official website. Green Bay traded up for Spriggs in 2015, with many expecting he could eventually replace Bryan Bulaga at right tackle.
Well, that never happened. And Green Bay must be confident with its depth at tackle should either Bulaga or David Bakhtiari suffer an injury. It was also important to bring in another running back considering the number of injuries the team currently has at the position.
The countdown until the return of Packers football is down to just one day, with their first game of the regular season only 29 more days away.
In the Packers News Report today: what to watch for in the preseason opener tomorrow, players to know for preseason, and more.
News and notes from around FanSided
What to watch for against the Texans (Dairyland Express – Paul Bretl)
Tomorrow night, Green Bay kicks off its preseason against the Houston Texans. And Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express has written about what to watch at Lambeau Field.
Three players to know for 2019 preseason (Dairyland Express – Brian Sampson)
Brian Sampson of Dairyland Express looks at three players to watch for Green Bay throughout the preseason.
More news and notes from around the internet
Where does Reggie Gilbert fit? (Cheesehead TV – Maggie Loney)
Rodgers, LaFleur differ on joint-practice merits (ESPN – Rob Demovsky)
Matt LaFleur must find better playcalling balance in new offense with Aaron Rodgers, Packers (Acme Packing Company – Peter Bukowski)
Packers’ decision to cut OT Jason Spriggs places spotlight on second-year UDFA Alex Light (PackersWire – Jack Wepfer)
Packers’ red-zone struggles not unusual in Matt LaFleur’s offensive system (PackersNews.com – Jim Owczarski)
Pace of Packers’ practices still not to Matt LaFleur’s liking (Packers.com – Mike Spofford)
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.