After just three short weeks, the Green Bay Packers’ Organized Team Activities are over. But there’s good news! Because today, the team hits the field for the first of three straight days of open practices as part of mandatory minicamp.
In recent years, the Packers have often excused a group of experienced veterans from minicamp, and the team has elected to do so once again this summer. That means that a total of 16 players, including Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, and others, will not be participating in this week’s practices. For Packers fans showing up in the stands this week, get ready for a lot of snaps from Brett Hundley and DeShone Kizer.
In his pre-practice press conference, head coach Mike McCarthy would not disclose how the coaching staff decided on which players would be excused, but he emphasized that minicamp would be tailored specifically to teaching the younger group of players. He said that those players need team reps and a greater opportunity to speak up in meetings and the film room.
Follow along with updates from Tuesday’s practice below.