On Monday, the Green Bay Packers practiced as a team for the first time for the 2021 season. On Tuesday, they will do so in front of the media for the first time.
Tuesday marks the team’s second OTA practice of the spring, and the first open to reporters. Practice is scheduled to begin around 11:15 AM Central, when fans should finally get a first look at the roster.
Of course, not all of the players on said roster will be in attendance. It is already established that Aaron Rodgers is not in Green Bay this week, but some other Packers — particularly those who do not have substantial workout bonuses in jeopardy — are expected to sit out as well. Those players are expected to be skipping the workouts in part because of the NFLPA’s rift with the NFL about the future of offseason workouts, with the players union hoping to drive a move to an all-virtual format.
However, some star players are in town. Kenny Clark and Za’Darius Smith were both among those posting about their arrival in Green Bay on social media over the past 48 hours. Those two two excellent defenders have a combined $1.35 million in workout bonuses at stake, however, helping make their decisions about whether or not to show up a bit easier.
For now, keep it here over the next hour-plus as we follow along with what news the media can report from practice and discuss in the comments.