At 79 degrees and 65% humidity, the Packers' first day of minicamp was no joke today. The muggy weather didn’t stop the Packers from conducting a brisk and coordinated day of practice.
16 players were excused from the three-day minicamp including Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Graham, David Bakhtiari and Randall Cobb. After skipping the voluntary portions of the off-season, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was in attendance working with the secondary.
Here are a few key highlights:
- Davante Adams was in attendance working on a route tree while the younger receivers got in some special teams work. Adams looked crisp and caught anything within his catch radius. When he wasn’t running precise routes, he was seen helping out the younger receivers during footwork drills.
- First-round pick Jaire Alexander had a solid day of camp, except for a big pass interference call during the two-minute drill. He was working in the slot and on the outside communicating with the other corners on switches, where there was primarily five or more defensive backs on the field at all times.
- Equanimeous St. Brown caught a 20-yard touchdown pass during the two-minute drill from Brett Hundley. St. Brown caught the pass with one-hand under the arm of Jaire Alexander— this is where Alexander’s pass interference came in. Alexander was in great position, but he failed to turn for the ball. St. Brown worked primarily in the slot as well, for those keeping track of the receiver battle.
With plenty of veterans missing from minicamp, it’s hard to tell who may have risen or fallen on the depth chart. This was primarily about getting the young guys some work and maximizing the practice time that the NFL allows.
The Packers will continue with minicamp for two more days until they’re off before training camp in July.