While the offseason program has come to a close and veterans are free to leave Green Bay until the start of training camp, the rookies will will remain at Packers headquarters for the remainder of this week.
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the team has them on a plan that will keep their schedules full each day.
“The rookies will be here for another week,” said McCarthy at his most recent press conference last Tuesday. “We have a strength and conditioning plan for our rookie class, and then there’s also time allotted each day for Rob Davis, our director of player development, he has some programs that our rookie class will go through throughout the week. And then they have the Symposium at the end of the week.”
A lot of the things Davis will meet with the rookies about are orientation-related that don’t necessarily have to do with football. They’ll might be learning about how to handle their business off the field or how to interact with the media, just for a small sample of potential topics.
The NFL’s annual Rookie Symposium begins on Sunday, the annual event where every newly drafted player from each NFL team attends. It will be a natural extension of the Packers’ program in which the rookies learn to deal with off-field issues.
Out in Mount Laurel, N.J., the NFL’s annual Broadcast Bootcamp continues, where Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk is in attendance. He’ll remain there through Thursday learning about the football broadcast industry.
Also starting on Tuesday is Gilbert Brown’s All Star Football Camp at West Bend High School in West Bend, Wis. for children in first through eighth grade, hosted by the former Packers defensive lineman.
Brown provides children with an environment that fosters skills such as teamwork, discipline, responsibility, respect, family values, hard work and fun.
Registration for the West Bend Camp at Brown’s football camp website has been disabled (perhaps because they’re full), but more information on other camps being held in the future in Madison and Oconomowoc can be found online.