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Cheese Curds, 4/13: Tailgate Tour takes off with two weeks until NFL Draft begins

Elgton Jenkins is one of several current and former Packers touring the state of Wisconsin this week.

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With the 2023 NFL Draft and the start of the offseason workout program finally approaching on the horizon, several former Green Bay Packers draft picks are out in the community this week to honor Packers fans all across the state. The annual Tailgate Tour is underway, and a large group of current and former Packers — all of whom played over the last decade or so — are meeting with kids, elderly folks, and everything in between.

It’s a fun annual tradition that is unique to the Packers through their bond with the people of the state, the fans who in many cases are team shareholders. And this year, the tour bus is going to parts of the state that it hasn’t touched in a long time, if ever.

Surely, team president Mark Murphy is getting questions about the Aaron Rodgers situation. Hopefully that will be settled no later than two weeks from today, which will mark day one of the NFL Draft. Then, a few days later, there will come another major league deadline which should open up the floodgates a bit for several of the veteran free agents who are still unsigned.

Let’s take a closer look at that deadline, who’s joining Murphy on the tour bus this week, and much more.

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