Over the weekend, the Green Bay Packers announced their workout schedule for this week’s minicamp. Although the team had previously released the dates — Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th — the exact practice schedule was still up in the air.
Now, we know that the team plans to hold practices all three days at 11:30 AM, continuing their work at the same times that they practiced during open OTA sessions. These minicamp practices will be held outdoors at Ray Nitschke Field, which will allow fans to sit in the stands and watch rather than having to wait outside the fence to get a glimpse of Clarke Hinkle Field.
As this week brings spring practices to a close, however, the team’s individual players have their eyes on the six-week break between minicamp and the start of training camp on July 27th. Aaron Rodgers’ summer routine will be the most highly-scrutinized — after all, he is the quarterback — but he appears to be taking a different approach this season.
Check out news on that plan and much more in today’s curds.
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