During week one of Organized Team Activities, three members of the Green Bay Packers were missing from practices: rookies Ty Montgomery, Brett Hundley, and James Vaughters. Montgomery and Hundley were in Los Angeles for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, while both Montgomery and Vaughters are unable to participate due to the completion of classes at Stanford for the spring quarter.
While Hundley will return for the second set of OTAs, which begin on Tuesday, June 2nd, he will be swapping in while another offensive contributor leaves: fullback John Kuhn.
Kuhn will be in attendance at the NFL's Broadcasting Boot Camp, according to a press release from the league. Kuhn will join six other active NFL players and seventeen retired players at the event. The event will be held from June 1 through June 4th at the NFL Films offices in New Jersey, and is described as follows in the press release:
The four-day program, directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with instructors from CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, SiriusXM, and WestwoodOne Radio. Sessions include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter and serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk participated in the camp in 2013, and since then has been a regular on sports radio in his native state of Ohio. Similarly, offensive tackle Mark Tauscher was a 2012 attendee, earning one of two spots on an NFL broadcast in the United Kingdom that season. In fact, Tauscher and Kuhn held a radio show together on WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee last season.
With Kuhn gone, expect rookie sixth-round pick Aaron Ripkowski to get more repetitions at fullback with the starting offense during this week's practices.
Kuhn earned First-Team All-Pro honors last season, and he has a Super Bowl ring from the 2010 season. Next step: an Emmy?