Packers news today: Takeaways, surprises from roster

Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers news for Monday, Sept. 7.

Welcome to the Packers news today.

It’s officially Week 1 of the 2020 regular season. In just six more days, the Green Bay Packers visit U.S. Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings.

After an unusual few months with no offseason program, no preseason games, then a shortened training camp, it feels strange that the season is finally here. But isn’t it great to have Packers football back?

It’s been nine months since the Packers last visited U.S. Bank Stadium. Not only did they secure their first victory in that stadium, but by doing so they regained the NFC North title after three seasons.

As head coach of the Packers, Matt LaFleur will be hoping to remain undefeated against NFC North teams. With victory this week, his record versus the division would improve to 7-0.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

Green Bay Packers: Seven big takeaways from 53-man roster (Dairyland Express – Paul Bretl)

What have we learned from the Packers’ 53-man roster selections this weekend? Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express writes about the seven big takeaways from the initial 53.

Green Bay Packers: Five biggest surprises from initial 53-man roster (Dairyland Express – Brian Sampson)

Every year, there are surprises on the roster. This year was no different. Brian Sampson of Dairyland Express looks at the five biggest surprises for the Packers from their initial 53-man roster.

Fantasy Football Rankings 2020: Half-PPR tiers for each position (NFL Spin Zone – Drew DeLuca)

Drew DeLuca of NFL Spin Zone has ranked each position group into tiers for fantasy football using half-point PPR scoring.

More Packers news and notes from around the internet

WR Malik Taylor overcomes long odds, makes Packers’ initial roster (Packers Wire – Zach Kruse)

Four takeaways from a Packers’ cutdown day with unresolved roster issues ( – Pete Dougherty)

5 things to know about the Packers’ roster decisions ( – Wes Hodkiewicz)

Five X-factor players who will help the Packers return to the playoffs in 2020 (Cheesehead TV – David Michalski)

We hope you enjoyed this roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers news.