Let's face it: unless we're talking about the Aaron Hernandez situation, this week is brutal for NFL writers like us. Training camp is still a month out, OTAs and minicamp are well in the rear-view mirror, and there's not much to discuss.
We start it off with Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Micah Hyde, who was making some fun of a fellow rookie, running back Johnathan Franklin, for his antics on the airplane while the two were departing from the NFL's Rookie Symposium near Cleveland, Ohio.
Jake Stoneburner, being an Ohio State graduate and native of the Columbus area, was not on a plane and was able to react more quickly to the Aaron Hernandez situation yesterday. He tried to make some light of the situation by retweeting this from a fan:
@STONEYeleven Just an FYI when people said you could be the next Aaron Hernandez, they didn't mean this.— Mark Esmont (@mesmont) June 26, 2013
After ESPN's Jeremy Schaap accidentally called Aaron Hernandez "Aaron Rodgers" during SportsCenter, the Packers' QB was not amused.
Not funny ESPN— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 27, 2013
Finally, we switch to more positive news. Over the weekend, defensive tackle Ryan Pickett got a number of people together for his charity golf tournament, and was interviewed about the experience.
Fellow defensive lineman Mike Neal was in attendance as well, participating in the tournament.
If you're curious, I also keep an up-to-date list of all the Packers players currently on Twitter, which you can find below. Feel free to subscribe to the list as well, and it is embedded below.