Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys that have been away.
By that, of course, I am referring to the entire Green Bay Packers’ roster, which is back in town this week for mandatory minicamp. The team will be out on the practice field Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the first two days being in front of the public on Ray Nitschke Field (weather permitting).
But before that, the players must arrive and check in, as well as go through a formal physical exam, which takes place today. That means that players like Aaron Rodgers and Jaire Alexander, who have been absent throughout OTAs, should be back in town today to check off those boxes and get ready for a few days of practice in shorts.
UPDATE: Rodgers is indeed in Green Bay, as expected, according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero.
This week should provide Rodgers his first opportunity to see what the Packers’ rookie receivers can do on the field and to begin to develop a rapport with them. We’ll just have to look forward another day to practice on Tuesday to hopefully start seeing some chemistry begin to form.
MT5: Offseason program wrapping up soon | Packers.com
Murphy briefly discusses this week's minicamp and the conclusion of the offseason program in two weeks before taking questions, including on the London game and Jaire Alexander's new contract.
Jordan Love 'got his swagger back,' but will it translate when it matters? - ESPN
The swagger quote comes from AJ Dillon, begging the question of when he lost it. Love won't get that many QB1 reps this week with Aaron Rodgers expected to be in attendance for minicamp, but he's still surely benefiting from having them in OTAs.
Packers WR Christian Watson among early betting favorites to win Offensive Rookie of the Year | Packers Wire
Watson sits fifth among the favorites at +900 odds, behind only Kenny Pickett, Drake London, Treylon Burks, and Breece Hall.
Packers rookie receivers keeping head above water while learning playbook | Packersnews.com
Here’s a collection of video clips of the rookie receivers talking at OTAs over the past two weeks.
100 bold NFL predictions for the 2022 season - Sports Illustrated
One bold prediction: a Bills-Packers Super Bowl (though with the wrong result in said game). Others? The Packers’ run defense will be vastly improved and Watson becomes an instant big-play threat.
Giants’ backup QB Davis Webb: Daniel Jones is ‘the smartest quarterback I’ve been around’ | NFL.com
Here’s the list of QBs Webb has played with in the NFL in the past: Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Sam Darnold, Josh McCown, Josh Allen, Matt Barkley, and Mitchell Trubisky. Make your own judgments.
Man found with trunk full of avocados arrested on suspicion of grand theft | KSBY.com
I get it. Inflation is real. There must be some distribution plan though, right? Most of those avocados are going to go bad before one person could eat them all.