One month to go, folks.
On July 27th — exactly 30 days from today — the Green Bay Packers will report for training camp to begin their 2017 season in earnest. The 90 members of the offseason roster have their work cut out for them, as they look to improve upon last year’s final result - a loss in the NFC Championship Game.
At least one Packers rookie, however, is making his offseason home in Green Bay. That player is Montravius Adams, and he has an admirable reason for doing so. You may remember that Adams was drafted just hours after his girlfriend gave birth to his son, Montravius Jr. He’s now focusing not just on football, but on being a terrific father to his son.
Other young players have other focuses, of course. Adams’ fellow rookie, running back Jamaal Williams, is preparing for the cold weather that awaits him several months from now. Second-year pro Dean Lowry is looking to build on some nice production late in the year.
Each of the 90 players on the roster has his own story during the summer break, and we’ll learn about more of them over the next month. But get ready, because camp is only a month away.
Focused on football and fatherhood | Packersnews.com
Third-round rookie Montravius Adams didn't have a father figure growing up, something that influences his life as a new dad. Adams moved his girlfriend and newborn son up to Green Bay immediately after rookie camp, determined to not let his new pro football career keep him from being the father that he wants to be.
Dean Lowry expects to build on strong finish | Packers.com
Despite only getting a couple of snaps per game over the first two-thirds of his rookie season, Lowry suddenly made a big impact in a couple of back-to-back contests late in the year. He's now using those flashes as motivation and a foundation to build upon as he enters year two.
Packers rookie RB Jamaal Williams ready for contact and the cold | Packers Wire
Williams says that the cold doesn't affect his ability, rather that it "puts me in a bad mood." And as he goes on to say, defenses probably won't like him when he's angry.
Aaron Rodgers signs with CAA for film, television | 247sports.com
Rodgers isn't changing his representation for his on-field work -- he's still working with agent David Dunn -- but it's his off-field exploits that are getting some new advocates.
Pass-blocking efficiency & its importance in the NFL | PFF
T.J. Lang didn't allow a single sack or hit on Aaron Rodgers last year - which is certainly a reason why he was such a sought-after commodity this spring. Meanwhile, David Bakhtiari narrowly missed out on the top PBE value among left tackles, as Cincinnati's Andrew Whitworth beat him out by fractions of a point.
Derek Carr is excited to spend his $125 million contract on Chick-fil-A - SBNation.com
He's from California - shouldn't he be spending it on In-N-Out instead?