Today, after eight long months, the Green Bay Packers are finally back on the practice field.
Technically it has been eight months and 27 days, but who’s counting? The last time we saw the team was on January 19th in the NFC Championship Game; since then, the coronavirus pandemic has taken over all aspects of daily life, canceling all in-person aspects of the offseason program and putting a very different lens on training camps for 2020.
Out are public practices open to fans and bicycle rides from Lambeau Field to the practice facilities; in are daily tests for COVID-19. But finally the team will practice today for the first time, with the session starting at 10:15 AM Central. This practice will not be in full pads, as Matt LaFleur said that those will not go on until day three or four of practice, and it should go for about 90 minutes.
Five players remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and will therefore be unavailable to practice today. That list consists of LS Hunter Bradley, K Mason Crosby, DL Treyvon Hester, OLB Greg Roberts, and TE Jace Sternberger,
Tune in below to follow along with media reports from the team’s first practice.