The third week of Organized Team Activities gets underway for the Green Bay Packers today, as the team will take the field for a closed practice. However, Wednesday's practice is scheduled to be open to the public, so fans can get their next look at the team at that time.
Until then, we have a few items to discuss about specific Packers and their roles. One in particular is developing from a young player with massive potential into the 'old guy' in the room at his position, while others are finally carving out their critical roles on the team after setbacks and struggles in previous years.
JC Tretter hopes third season's a charm | JSOnline
Injuries derailed both his rookie year and his shot to start at center in his second season. While he practiced at every position on the offensive line last season, he anticipates spending most of his time at center once again this season.
Sam Shields ready to be Packers' lead corner | Packersnews.com
After being the young, up-and-coming corner for a few years, it's now Shields' turn to be the veteran leader in the cornerbacks room. Thanks to the departures of Tramon Williams and Jarrett Bush, Shields is the oldest Packer at that position.
Scott Tolzien gives the Green Bay Packers reason to believe in him | ESPN
While Brett Hundley will be working hard to learn the Packers' playbook this summer, Tolzien has found his comfort zone in the offense and in his mechanics.
How Much Did The Packers Lose By Drafting Brett Hundley? | AllGBP.Com
This helps put the Hundley pick in perspective by looking at the expected return on a fifth-round pick (hint: it's not much).
49ers roster turnover since 2012 is not entirely unprecedented - Niners Nation
This is pretty nuts. However, as NN notes, the Ravens have gone through a similar overhaul since that time.
New England Patriots release Brandon Spikes - NFL.com
Spikes' situation is pretty bizarre, as his car was found abandoned and damaged a short distance from where another car reported being rear-ended.