On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers reported for the start of the team's offseason workouts. That report date also means it was the first opportunity for reporters to talk to some of the star players in the locker room, and there were plenty of interesting quotes and nuggets to go around.
While Aaron Rodgers addressed a number of topics, including addressing the right guard competition, Clay Matthews had a lot to say as well regarding the defense, his role, and the expectations of some of the team's younger players.
In today's curds, we sort through these interviews and articles to find plenty of good items that shed a little bit of light onto the Packers' plans for 2017.
Clay Matthews filled with optimism for Packers' defense | Packers.com
Matthews feels a sense of urgency and is excited about the possibilities of matching up him and a healthy Nick Perry on opposite sides of the defense.
Healthy Clay Matthews expects to play 'all over' | Packersnews.com
While he does expect that he'll be chasing quarterbacks, Matthews also recognizes that the coaching staff has a plan for him to be a "rover" and line up all over the defense, including spending some time at inside linebacker once again.
Clay Matthews thinks T.J. Watt could be a good fit for the Packers | ESPN.com
With that rover position in mind, Watt would certainly be able to step into a rotation on the edge.
Aaron Rodgers is so committed to slimming down that he's playing less golf - SBNation.com
Rodgers has made golf take "a back seat to my workouts," a difficult task for someone who loves to golf as much as he does. Still, this qualifies as one of those "best shape of his life" reports, which always need to be taken with a grain of salt.
5 takeaways from the first day of Packers offseason workouts | Packers Wire
Here's a full roundup of some of the big comments from Rodgers, Matthews, Jordy Nelson, and more.
Aaron Hernandez found dead in Massachusetts prison cell - NFL.com
Hernandez reportedly hanged himself overnight in his single-person cell. He was still serving a life sentence without parole, even before his acquittal last week in a double murder trial.