After spending the weekend in Green Bay at the Packers’ Rookie Orientation, first round draft pick Kenny Clark and a few of his teammates have returned to school.
NFL rule prohibits Clark, along with fellow rookies Trevor Davis and Kyle Murphy from sticking around in Green Bay. Clark goes to UCLA, Davis goes to California and Murphy attends Stanford. All three are quarter system and the NFL says rookies can’t take part in team activities, other than the rookie camp, until their schools are out of session in early June.
Fourth round pick, linebacker Blake Martinez from Stanford, is allowed to remain with the Packers because he has already earned his degree.
The Packers dealt with the same situation last year as well after selecting Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery. He missed most of the OTA’s, but was able to return to Green Bay for a couple of June workouts before the team broke for the summer.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said they have a play and will maximize the time they have with the players over the weekend. They’ll also give the players a workout plan and most likely a playbook to allow them to do some studying on their own.