On Monday, NFL teams with new head coaches receive the benefit of starting their offseason programs two weeks ahead of the rest of the league.
As far as the NFC North goes, that means two division rivals of the Green Bay Packers will begin in earnest on Monday—the Minnesota Vikings under MIke Zimmer and the Detroit Lions under Jim Caldwell.
Neither team will be doing much, at least not at first. The first two weeks of the offseason program are limited entirely to strength and conditioning and injury rehabilitation. But for the first time this season, most of their players will be working under the same roof.
The Packers, meanwhile, are still more than two weeks away from starting their offseason program, but one player will be representing the team out in the community on Monday.
Defensive lineman Mike Daniels, the team leader in sacks among players at his position last season (6.5), will appear from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. CT at Walgreen's in Milwaukee. Daniels will be at the location at 2950 N. Oakland Ave.
Presumably, Daniels will be signing autographs and taking photographs with fans and customers.
There's also two pro day workouts on Monday at the Universities of Louisiana-Lafayette and Towson, where the Packers may be in attendance.
Towson advances to the FCS National Championship game this past season and was led by running back Terrance West, who was invited to the NFL Combine.
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