Happy start of minicamp, Green Bay Packers fans!
The Packers take the field at 10:30 local time today for the first of their two open minicamp practices. The team will work in front of fans today and Thursday, presumably with a day off in between for some sort of teambuilding event or exercise.
As we look forward to practice later today, we find some members of the Packers' defensive line and linebacker units in the news; a few for positive reasons and one notable for his absence. Check out the links, then stop back later this morning as we follow along with today's practice.
Datone Jones turns to yoga in effort to reach his potential | JSOnline
The Packers' defensive end has joined the trend that many other teammates have embraced. After determining that he missed five or six sacks last year due to issues with flexibility and balance, he's hoping that those qualities will improve and that he'll see better production this year.
Nick Perry on Verge of Missing Offseason for 2nd Straight Year | 247sports
Well this is disappointing. Sure, the young players have been getting a lot of snaps over the past three-plus weeks, but you'd like for the prospective starter to get in there and get some work on the field as well.
Keep an eye on Green Bay Packers rookie Lavon Hooks in minicamp | ESPN
No signing bonus? No problem for this undrafted free agent, who has been impressing in OTAs. Of course, no pads were allowed then, and none will be allowed this week either, so the real test will come in training camp.
Behind the scenes: Packers take 2015 headshots | Packers.com
MEDIA PICTURE DAY!
Will Touchdown Regression Hit Randall Cobb in 2015? | numberFire
One set of statistical analyses projects Cobb's fantasy football numbers to dip a bit with the emergence of Davante Adams, but he should still be a borderline #1 fantasy wide receiver in 2015.
Ranking NFL backfields from No. 1 to 32 - NFL.com
Green Bay sneaks into the top 10 with the tandem of Lacy and Starks leading the way.
Sorry Jason Peters, the Eagles don't have the best offensive line in the NFL - SBNation.com
While we're ranking positional units, the Packers' offensive line comes in third here.