After Tuesday's open OTA practice, several members of the Green Bay Packers met with the media in the locker room to discuss the first few days of spring camp. The star players are of course the topic of discussion, and they got the most attention following today's practice.
The biggest (no pun intended) topic of the day was Eddie Lacy's weight and fitness. Lacy clearly has worked hard this offseason, so all that we feel is appropriate is to simply quote him below, show you a photo or two of him, and let you make your own judgments.
Here he is in a jersey.
And now we're moving on from that to another player who has reportedly lost weight in guard Josh Sitton. He however, joked with ESPN's Rob Demovsky that he didn't have to use p90X to lose the weight, clearly poking a little fun at his teammate.
Another member of the Packers' 2008 draft class along with Sitton is wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who shed a little light on his recovery timetable. Nelson told reporters that the team is insisting that he wait until training camp to run routes live in practice, despite that he has been running them on his own for "a while." Here is a little more on that discussion from Drew Smith of FOX 11 in Green Bay:
He would like to do more, but @JordyRNelson told us he lost the debate with higher-ups to do more work. He feels NO restrictions.— Drew Smith (@DrewSmithSports) May 24, 2016
That sounds like the Packers' typical cautious approach to injury recovery in play, but Nelson knows the playbook as well as anyone other than Aaron Rodgers or Mike McCarthy, so he should not have any ill effects as long as he gets a full training camp under his belt before week one.
Finally, it looks like Aaron Rodgers is on board the Hype Train this season, as Jeff Janis continues to try to earn playing time on offense in 2016:
Aaron Rodgers' smiling reply to a Janis question: "I know you guys love Jeff Janis. All you people out there love Jeff. I love Jeff, too."— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) May 24, 2016
That certainly sounds like a vote of confidence in the third-year wideout. Go get 'em, Jeff.