Jahri Evans was arguably the best offensive guard in football for a span of a few seasons. He made six straight Pro Bowls and earned first-team All-Pro honors four years in a row from 2009 through 2012.
While he is now 33 and will turn 34 before this season begins, he appears to still have good football in front of him, and he is penciled in as the Green Bay Packers’ starting right guard for 2017. Despite his accolades and a Super Bowl ring, however, Evans isn’t letting his success go to his head.
In today’s curds, we learn a bit about Evans’ approach to his new football home, and how he instructed his new position coach to treat him just like he would any young player.
Meanwhile, after this week’s OTA practices wrap up, many of Evans’ new teammates will suit up in a different uniform for the annual Jordy Nelson charity softball game, and we now know which players will be participating.
Keep it here throughout the week as we follow along with OTAs (remember that Thursday’s practice is the open session this week).
Jahri Evans brings 'presence' to Packers | Packers.com
Evans didn't want to just keep playing for the sake of playing; instead, he said he wanted to "wait until somebody that had a chance to win needed me." The Packers certainly did, and here we are.
Packers use history of jobs, not money, to lure undrafted rookies - ESPN
This is fascinating - the Packers have not given an undrafted free agent rookie a signing bonus of more than $5,000 in the last four years, instead preferring to let the roster opportunities speak for themselves.
Former colleagues view Packers’ Russ Ball as future NFL GM | Packers Wire
The question about Ball is whether or not he has enough of a scouting acumen to make the transition to being a franchise's top personnel man. He absolutely can handle the job from a team-building and salary cap side -- after all, that's his primary role in Green Bay -- but the personnel aspect remains uncertain.
Bennett working to build a rapport with Rodgers | PFF
Between Martellus Bennett (two drops on 57 passes last year) and Richard Rodgers, the Packers have two of the surest sets of hands of any tight ends across the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb highlight Jordy Nelson softball rosters | Packersnews.com
The annual event takes place this coming Saturday in Appleton, with stars and rookies alike on both sides of the football participating.
Aaron Rodgers hopes to play until he’s 45 like Tom Brady - SBNation.com
STOP SAYING AARON RODGERS' WINDOW IS CLOSING.
Woodson: Beast Mode worthy to wear Raiders' No. 24 - NFL.com
Charles Woodson was the last player to wear 24 in Oakland, and it wouldn't be a shock if it eventually gets retired by the franchise; however, Lynch will wear it for a while first.