As is allowed by the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Green Bay Packers will begin their offseason workout program this Tuesday, April 22nd. As we mentioned yesterday, the team uses workout bonuses extensively in its players' contracts to encourage attendance.
For a few players, the trip north to Brown County has already begun. Cornerback Casey Hayward is apparently sick of the down time in the offseason and is looking forward to getting into town soon:
Didn't think I would ever say this. But I'm ready to get to Green Bay!!!— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) April 20, 2014
Second-year tight end Jake Stoneburner is also on his way from his hometown:
Very bittersweet leaving Columbus. I love this place, but back to Green Bay time to work!— Jake Stoneburner (@STONEYeleven) April 20, 2014
Since workouts start on Tuesday, most players will be traveling into town on Monday, which Jason Wilde confirmed. But after a long three and a half months since the Packers' playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, many members of the team appear impatient to start working towards the team's 14th NFL championship.