All but one attendance-related question for the Green Bay Packers’ mandatory minicamp this week have been answered. While Aaron Rodgers’ status remains unclear, the wide receiver group will be at full strength, with all five members of the group who had sat out OTA practices in attendance.
That news comes from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who confirms that Davante Adams and the other wideouts are either already in Green Bay or are expected to be present in time for the start of minicamp on Tuesday.
Devin Funchess was the first of the group to indicate that he would attend, as he tweeted about being “at work” on Monday. Equanimeous St. Brown and Allen Lazard both also posted on social media about their flights back to Green Bay, leaving only Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling without confirmation. However, the report from Rapoport is encouraging for the Packers and young quarterback Jordan Love, who should get to take significant reps with these veteran players if Rodgers does not report.
The Packers are also expected to have a few other players back for minicamp this week. Cornerbacks Jaire Alexander, Ka’Dar Hollman, and Stanford Samuels did not appear for OTAs either, with none of the three players having any workout bonuses in their contracts. All should be back in Green Bay and on the practice field this week, however.
With the wide receiver question settled, all eyes fall on Aaron Rodgers, who has been silent on social media since a May 26th announcement that he would play in a televised golf outing. Amid his apparent dissatisfaction with the organization, Rodgers is not expected to appear this week, which would result in him accruing fines of just over $93,000. However, the Packers have reportedly discussed excusing his absence and waiving those fines, likely as a sign of good faith in the hopes of helping to encourage him to return for training camp.
Stay tuned for more minicamp news throughout the week.