OTAs, or Organized Team Activities for the acronym-impaired, began this week with the Packers allowing fans to come and watch. For the curious, Cole Madison was in attendance and participating. For those living under a rock, Josh Jones was not a participant.
Davante Adams was also among the absent:
Packers Pro Bowl WR Davante Adams was held out of today's OTA for what coach Matt LaFleur called "precautionary reasons." No specific injury cited but sounds like it's not a long-term concern. Meant a ton of reps for the likes of Geronimo Allison,… https://t.co/9YG52ui62n
No sign of Davante Adams at OTA’s.
On the defensive side of the ball, Preston & Za’Darius Smith taking 1st team reps at OLB. Adrian Amos and 1st round pick Darnell Savage starting at safety spots. #Packers
Here is a fan made video of blocking drills(a sneak preview of LaFleur’s zone-blocking):
Packers.com posted this video:
The Packers will practice again at Clarke Hinkle Field on May 29th and June 4th in which the public will be allowed to spectate.
TE Jordan Leggett, waived by the Jets, was picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to their waiver priority(which mimics draft order in the off-season). ESPN’s Field Yates reports that the Packers were among a few teams attempting to grab the tight end off the wire. More proof the Packers are looking to solidify their running game and Make Play Action Great Again™ in the coming season. There were also reports of Jimmy Graham working on some blocking drills during OTAs.
Source: the Buccaneers, Bills, Packers, Steelers and Titans all placed a claim on former Jets TE Jordan Leggett. Tampa Bay landed Leggett because it had highest waiver wire order priority.
New look at #Packers OTA practice. Different combo drills. OL coach Luke Butkus teaching outside zone blocking scheme. #75 Bryan Bulaga & #80 Jimmy Graham working in tandem. Hustle during 1hr 50min session. pic.twitter.com/5JCoynMdxe
Aaron Rodgers spoke with Stephen Watson of WISN 12 News about OTAs and, of course, Game of Thrones:
I asked @AaronRodgers12 how he and Matt LaFleur continue to develop their relationship & if they spend time outside the facility together:
"He (Matt) told me head coaches shouldn't be great golfers. I don't know if he's a scotch drinker either, so we gotta get down to it." pic.twitter.com/n1FeakZ4LU
Not sure why(probably from angry, rabid fans complaining about spoilers), but WISN pulled the video of the interview from their Facebook and Twitter feeds. It also does not appear to be on their website. Here is an unofficial version(Game of Thrones spoilers):
Bottom line is, like many fans, he was a bit disappointed with how things were eventually wrapped up.