Not only has quarterback Aaron Rodgers failed to report for the start of the Green Bay Packers voluntary organized team activities (OTAs), but the first workout open to reporters on Tuesday saw the team’s top five veteran receivers skip out as well.
Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown and Devin Funchess were all missing. In all, 10 of the 89 players on the roster weren’t on the field for practice. In addition to Rodgers and the receivers, Jaire Alexander, David Bakhtiari, Ka’dar Hollman and Stanford Samuels were no-shows. Josiah Deguara, Kevin King and Blake Bortles were present but either didn’t participate or were very limited.
Did the wide receivers fail to show up as a move of solidarity in support of Rodgers? Coach Matt LaFleur said he recently talked with all five and didn’t feel it was a coordinated effort. But missing all five certainly seems fishy. [Read more…]