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Wednesday Curds: Is timing the problem for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers?

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A former Packers executive thinks a new contract for Rodgers isn’t imminent.

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It has seemed like a foregone conclusion that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would get a contract extension done sometime during the offseason.

But with training camp kicking off tomorrow, a deal still isn’t done. So what gives?

According to a source with real perspective on the situation, the timing may not be right.

Writing for Sports Illustrated, former Packers capologist Andrew Brandt argues that neither side is positioned quite where they’d like to be from a timing perspective, leading Brandt to believe a deal won’t come as soon as many others would think.

And though many have argued for unorthodox solutions, Brandt says anything truly unusual has probably already been tried. Chances are, he says, the Packers and Rodgers are just going to have to keep throwing around numbers until they can find something they both can live with.

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