With no rookie minicamps — at least not formal ones — and no OTAs to break down, May is going to be a quiet month around the NFL. The NFL Draft has come and gone and with the start of training camps still a major question mark, that leaves great uncertainty around the league.
Like the 31 other teams across the NFL, however, the Green Bay Packers press on in the assumption that football will happen this year. One way they are doing so is by bringing on a new face — though a familiar one — to the coaching staff for the 2020 season. Ruvell Martin was a favorite teammate of Aaron Rodgers’ in the early part of his Packers career, and he played with current Green Bay head coach in college. Those connections make him a logical choice for a new program that Matt LaFleur has set up.
Meanwhile, a certain Hall of Fame quarterback has been in the news over the past week for some less-than-desirable reasons. A few days after Brett Favre was accused of improperly receiving money that came from welfare funds in Mississippi and of failing to do the work that he was contracted to perform, the Ol’ Gunslinger has spoken up about the circumstances. Most importantly, he has already begun paying back the money, and has received praise from the state auditor for his good faith efforts.
If this is any indication, this should be another weird week around the NFL and the world, so buckle up and join us for the ride.
Packers establish minority coaching fellowship, hire Ruvell Martin | Packers.com
Martin is probably the only person on the planet to catch touchdowns from both Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur. The former Saginaw Valley State and Green Bay Packers receiver is joining LaFleur's coaching staff on a one-year position.
Brett Favre denies auditor’s claim he was paid for no-show work | Packersnews.com
About a week after an investigation turned up information that Favre had received over a million dollars that originally came from Mississippi welfare funds, he says he did the work that he was paid for -- ads rather than in-person speaking engagements -- but that he will pay back the money as a show of good faith.
Ranking the 13 most interesting games on the NFL schedule – The Athletic
The Packers' week 9 game against the 49ers shows up at number four on this list, though that's the only Green Bay game in the group.
Biggest losers from Packers 2020 draft class | Packers Wire
Yeah, Jamaal Williams probably ends up as the biggest loser in the short term, but Rodgers probably gets that title for the long-term, since the clock has started on his tenure.
Players most affected by quarantine: Equanimeous St. Brown | Packer Report
The biggest wild card in the wideout group is the one this writer thinks has the best skill set of anyone not named Davante Adams.
Jackpot: Baylor’s Black Brings Versatile Skill-Set to Packers | SI.com
Black has started at both linebacker and safety in his college career, making him a logical choice to come in and compete at the Packers' hybrid dime linebacker position.
Men take Guinness record for ping pong ball catches in shaving cream - UPI.com
This takes quarantine boredom to a whole new level.