The Green Bay Packers opened training camp last week, but the first several days were devoted to coronavirus testing. Rookies were in over the weekend and held their first walk through. The teams veterans finally arrive today (Monday), the sixth day of training camp.
With veterans arriving, there’s another walk through scheduled for today, along with weight lifting and conditioning. It’ll be two weeks before the team gets its first padded practice.
There’ll be no preseason games ahead of the September 13th opener at Minnesota, which means coach Matt LaFleur will have to get creative in the way he prepares his team.
LaFleur told reporters in a zoom call on Sunday that he anticipates more live-scrimmage scenarios, trying to replicate situations that players could encounter during games. LaFleur said some of those scrimmage situations will come inside Lambeau Field.
The Packers will start with a splitsquad format, meaning rookies and injured players working in one group and veterans in another. That scenario allows the Packers to have as many as 90 players in camp before having to cut down to 80 on August 16. The Packers roster currently stands at 83 players, not including four that are on the COVID-19 list. [Read more…]