Are you in Northeastern Wisconsin? Well then it's time to take a day off work and drive over to Ray Nitschke Field for the Green Bay Packers' first open OTA practice of the year! Our Aron Yohannes will be in attendance today and he'll have a notebook for us this afternoon running down his observations from practice.
In the meantime, get yourself prepared for the open portion of practice by navigating though the sea of links below, where we find the Packers opening up a roster spot and an NFL QB losing to a punter in an arm-wrestling contest.
Packers ready to roll dice on Colt Lyerla | JSOnline
Colt's former Oregon teammate Josh Huff says he thinks Lyerla is better than Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzalez, or Rob Gronkowski, and his high school coach said he put up a perfect score on a written test of defensive concepts. This article goes more in-depth into his family issues, though, and discusses how a solid veteran presence in the locker room is what he needs.
Finley reportedly seeing team doctors, but no tests | Packersnews
It's time to forget about Finley signing for a while - it appears that this was just a routine check-in and the team's medical staff is just seeing how he's progressing.
Packers release LB Aiyewa | Packers.com
This frees up a spot on the 90-man roster, though there are no indications as to who will take his place with Finley not being a candidate at this time. It does mean that UDFA inside linebackers Joe Thomas and Jake Doughty have one fewer person to compete with for a roster spot in training camp.
Making the jump | ESPN Wisconsin
Jason Wilde looks at Mike Daniels' improvement from his rookie year to his second season, as Packers fans hope that a few other players (Datone Jones, for example) can do the same this season.
NFL's best defensive lines: Rams, Panthers set to control the trenches in 2014 - SBNation.com
I have no argument with the Packers being left off this list...for now.
Charlie Whitehurst has lost his jersey number in arm wrestling defeat - SBNation.com
On the lighter side, there's this. It wouldn't have been so bad if Whitehurst didn't lose to the PUNTER.
Finally, we have this Facebook post from the country's premier Flight demonstration squadron, the Navy's Blue Angels, who hosted a guest in La Crosse this week: