We're just one short day away from the start of the Green Bay Packers' Organized Team Activities. The first practice with all 89 players will kick off on Wednesday, with Thursday's session being open to the public. Check out the team's full offseason schedule here, as the squad will have one practice session open each of the next four weeks.
We'll have an OTA primer coming up later today, but in the meantime let's run down a few items to keep an eye on as practice begins.
Also, we would be remiss if we did not mention the one major NFL news item from the weekend, which has left yet another black mark on the league as a whole.
Open competition in Packers' backfield | Packersnews.com
Who's got the edge behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks?
Uni Watch, and everyone else, still waiting for Packers' throwbacks | ESPN
Waiting for those throwbacks is the only reason that the Packers dropped from first place in the annual NFL jersey power rankings.
Next to Reggie White, Vonnie Holliday had to 'bring it' | Packers.com
Holliday had arguably the best mentor a defensive end could ask for in Reggie White, who came back from retirement after Holliday was drafted.
Green Bay Packers' Jake Ryan downplays expectations of being immediate starter at ILB | FOX Sports
Ryan knows he will not be given anything, saying, "let's see how practice goes and how this offseason goes."
The NFL's 2015 contract year superstars - SBNation.com
One can certainly make the argument that Mike Daniels should be on this list, but he's not at the "superstar" level, nor has he underachieved by any stretch of the imagination.
Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence, child endangerment - SBNation.com
Here's the big story from Memorial Day weekend around the NFL, and it's bad.
George McCaskey's mistake culminates in Ray McDonald's release - Chicago Tribune
McDonald has established a pattern of behavior that should have been unacceptable to begin with or at a minimum required a great deal more investigation than what the Bears put into him prior to his signing. Everyone involved looks bad here (though nobody more so than McDonald himself).