The Green Bay Packers opened OTA workouts on Wednesday and hold their first open to the public and media workout today at 11:30.
While the Packers have their entire starting offense back, they will have some new looks on defense and special teams.
The Packers will have at least one new starter at defensive back this season, replacing last years starter Tramon Williams.
We’ll also see just how much change we can expected to see at Inside Linebacker. Based on the way Mike McCarthy talked during the draft, it appears the Packers may look to keep Clay Matthews at inside linebacker at least some of the time. If things stay that way, then the Packers won’t be as hard pressed to find middle linebackers.
Sam Barrington is the other starter on the inside and the Packers used a fourth-round draft pick on Michigan inside linebacker Jake Ryan.
Keep an eye on the quarterback position as well. Scott Tolzien was re-signed to back up Aaron Rodgers. But the Packers also used a fifth round pick on Brett Hundley to push Tolzien for the #2 job. Tolzien has the grasp on the offense. Will Hundley be able to close that gap and push for the job in training camp?
There will be some big expectations on special teams this season after Shawn Slocum was fired and replaced by Ron Zook. Mike McCarthy also plans to spend some extra time with that unit.
It’s early, but we’ll see just how smooth the transition is for the other coaching changes. Edgar Bennett moved to offensive coordinator and Tom Clements has taken over play calling duties. Alex Van Pelt will handle both the quarterbacks and wide receivers.