Happy Friday, Green Bay Packers fans! As the final week of Packers OTAs comes to a close, we look ahead to next week's minicamp, which will be the final time that the team takes the field prior to the start of training camp in July.
One player who expects to be full-go by that time is Jordy Nelson, who discussed his offseason surgery this week and his ongoing rehabilitation. His quarterback, on the other hand, sat down with another Packers beat writer this week for a Q&A, and shed just a little bit of light on how the playcalling changes affect the team as a whole.
Oh, and since it's Friday, we have a little bit of randomness mixed into today's curds, including an appearance from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Enjoy!
Aaron Rodgers aiming high in 2015 and beyond | Packersnews.com
The Packers' QB is making the media rounds this week with the beat writers, and this time it was Pete Dougherty's turn to sit down with the two-time league MVP. One interesting note is that he says the defensive schemes will be a little bit different this year since Mike McCarthy is having more input on that side of the ball.
Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson 'hitting every target' on recovery from hip surgery | FOX Sports
After a full offseason of rehab at the Packers' facilities, Nelson appears to be on track to be a full participant in practices once training camp begins.
Green Bay Packers counting on Eddie Lacy for 1,100 yards again | ESPN.com
Eddie Lacy has a chance to be just the third Packers running back to rush for 1,100 yards in three straight seasons. Can you name the other two before clicking on the link?
Packing the Stats: The Packers Have Traded Deep Passes for Run Plays | AllGBP.Com
This is an interesting trend - the rate at which the Packers call running plays has increased by the same amount that their deep passing rate has decreased. Thanks, Eddie!
Four potential landing spots for Evan Mathis - NFL.com
The Eagles released Mathis yesterday, and as a result they are planning to start Alen Barbre in his vacated left guard spot. Packers fans will remember Barbre from his disastrous half-season as a starter in 2009, when he was a decent run-blocker but almost got Rodgers killed (12 QB hits and 33 total pressures allowed in 9 games).
The Colts are very proud of being 'AFC Finalists' - SBNation.com
You won't be seeing a matching banner in Lambeau Field, that much is certain.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big fan of J.J. Watt’s Arnold Schwarzenegger impression - SBNation.com
Serious question: how has J.J. Watt not made an appearance in a movie yet?