GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Thoughts about what's happening around the Green Bay Packers:
The summer of Favre: It will be a whirlwind couple of weeks for legendary former quarterback Brett Favre. Not only will he be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday and then host a flag football game in Madison, Wisconsin the next day, but he also will go into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 1. But on his way to Wisconsin, where he's scheduled to arrive on Friday for a private function with the Packers Hall of Fame, Favre said he has a stop in California, where he will be a presenter at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday.
Flag football rosters: Speaking of Favre's flag football game on Sunday, the roster of former Packers players, especially those from Favre’s era, has increased. The roster includes Craig Nall, Dorsey Levens, Williams Henderson, Darrell Thompson, Andre Rison, Antonio Freeman, James Lofton, Javon Walker, Charles Jordon, Mark Chmura, Bruce Wilkerson, Earl Dotson, Frank Winters, Mark Tauscher, Al Harris, Doug Evans, Eugene Robinson, Nick Collins, Pat Lee, Craig Newsome, Bryce Paup, Nick Barnett, Gilbert Brown, Steve Warren, Shannon Clavelle and Mike Montgomery.
Top-100 list: Aaron Rodgers won the MVP award last season over Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, but according to the NFL Network's Top 100 players for 2015, Rodgers is only second-best behind Watt. There were five other Packers on the list: receiver Jordy Nelson (No. 18), linebacker Clay Matthews (No. 51), running back Eddie Lacy (No. 60), linebacker Julius Peppers (No. 71) and receiver Randall Cobb (No. 100).
Tight end help: Although the Packers appear to be sticking with Andrew Quarless despite his arrest for firing a gun in public in July 4, that doesn't mean they won't explore other possibilities at tight end. Don't be surprised if they make a roster addition at that spot before training camp opens July 30. The best option on the market is former Jermaine Gresham, the former Cincinnati Bengals starter. Gresham is recovering from back surgery but indications are he could be cleared in time for the start of training camp.
Suspension still coming?: The fact that neither Letroy Guion nor the Packers has heard from the NFL office about possible discipline stemming from his offseason arrest is a bit unusual. Typically, commissioner Roger Goodell hands down punishment for things that happened in the offseason before the start of training camp. So what does that mean for Guion? The Packers are still bracing for the possibility that he could miss between one and four games but the longer this goes without either party being notified gives them more reason to hope that Guion could avoid punishment.