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Cheese Curds, 3/27: Packers adjust practice schedule, will work with another team in camp

Matt LaFleur is making some significant changes to the way the Packers do business before and between games.

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It has been 14 years since the Green Bay Packers welcomed another NFL team to their practice field. However, Matt LaFleur is bringing a host of changes to the team as its new head coach, and that appears to be one of them.

LaFleur made a handful of headlines on Tuesday at the NFL’s annual meeting, but some of the most notable involve the team’s plans for practices, both in training camp and in the regular season.

Mike McCarthy changed up the team’s weekly schedule about five years ago, giving players off two days before games (usually on Fridays) with a quick but intense practice on the day before the game. However, most teams work on Friday and spend Saturdays preparing mentally, and LaFleur is apparently taking the team back to that plan for this season.

LaFleur also has a plan in the works to practice against another NFL team in training camp this year, which could make for some interesting days. Hopefully negotiations with the other franchise will work out so that some or all of those practices are open to the public. We will not know for sure how open training camp will be this year, but you can bet that with the team’s connection to the fans and the community, an expectation is set for LaFleur that he’ll need to keep fan availability open for most practices this summer.

Meanwhile, the Packers are also planning to head to Canada for a preseason game against the Raiders, something Mark Murphy discussed on Tuesday. This sure isn’t Mike McCarthy’s team any more.

Packers plan to practice against another team in training camp |
Green Bay hasn't done this since before Mike McCarthy's tenure. The last time was in Mike Sherman's final season in 2005, when the team hosted the Buffalo Bills before Family Night.

Packers' practice week will become more traditional under Matt LaFleur |
Meanwhile, the Packers will go back to practicing on Fridays instead of Saturdays in normal game weeks this season. McCarthy shifted the last practice of the week back a day for the past few years, but LaFleur is going back to the typical schedule for several reasons.

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