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Packers Daily Links: Green Bay Open to Future Uniform Changes

Even though the Packers' new Nike uniforms didn't change from their old ones at all, they're reportedly open to alterations as soon as next season. "The Packers also decided against using the new technology Nike introduced as part of this transition, including a different fabric that is purported to be lighter, especially when wet," writes NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. "But that issue could be revisited after the 2012 season. 'We are open-minded on that aspect,' (Packers spokesman Aaron) Popkey said." Fans shouldn't expect major changes, but minor ones could be coming.

When the NFL's preseason schedule was announced on Wednesday, it became apparent the Packers' opener on national television at San Diego on Aug. 9 on ESPN will have implications on the start of training camp. "Rules of the collective bargaining agreement negotiated last summer state that players can report 15 days before the team’s first preseason game, including one day for physical exams," writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "That means players likely will report on July 25 and begin practicing on July 26, a Thursday. From 2009 to 2011, the preseason opener has been on a Saturday and the first practice of camp has been two Saturdays earlier." The date of the annual shareholders meeting could be impacted as well.

More on the Packers preseason schedule comes from Packer Report, ESPNMilwaukee.com, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, JSOnline, Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox 11.

NFL Draft prospect Shea McClellin of Boise State is featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "After Shea interviewed with about 15 teams at the combine, he brought home various sets of NFL gear," writes Tyler Dunne. "To grandma, the Packers hat and skull cap stood out immediately. That's where (grandma) Terry hopes he goes. She remembers watching Lombardi's teams growing up and says her grandson would fit right in." McClellin is being viewed as a player that could be drafted late in the first round.

Packer Report has NFL Draft features on Wisconsin's second pro day and college cornerbacks.

Aaron Rodgers and Mike Holmgren are referenced in an Associated Press article on Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.

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Crede's picture

Why would the Packers be opposed to a different fabric that is purported to be lighter, especially when wet?

Brian Carriveau's picture

Good question. I don't know the answer.

djbonney138's picture

I remember watching that Colledge Experience on Packers.com a long time ago when he interviewed the seamstresses. The only thing I could think of was the new fabric can't be sewed or altered with traditional sewing machines. The synthetic wicking materials would probably have to be laminated and couldn't be altered in house. The Packers wear their uniforms multiple times because of this and with the new materials would have to buy new jerseys every game. Plus those sweet ladies would be out of a job. This is all speculation and in no way based in fact.

bomdad's picture

I remember that segment. Not only do they repairs, they alter jerseys for players on request before they are even worn the first time.

jeremy's picture

Maybe it also has another quality that they don't care for. Maybe they are waiting to decide whether to use it because companies like Nike only release marketing style buzz word bullshit like "Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong", and "Vapor Jet 2.0" which is usually devoid any properly documented facts, or an honest evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of a product.

Chazman's picture

Perhaps the old style has more warmth to it then the new ones.

MarkinMadison's picture

Another link on McClellin below. I posted a link to youtube video of him last week. Seems like for McClellin - as with many true tweeners - prognosticators are all over the board on him. When viewed as a DL prospect he looks "lean" and his 40-time is "fast." When viewed as an OLB prospect his times are probably average, and I think he looks no where near as cut as Matthews - he needs to add muscle and lose baby fat. He over-runs plays in the YouTube video, but works his way back into the play. I don't know if he has enough speed to do that at the next level, although I admire the motor. As an OLB he may be more of a solid run stopper and an occasional pass rush threat at the next level. It would not shock me if the Packers took him in the first, but it also would not shock me if he was still on the board when they pick in the second. Feels like a trade-back and then then pick guy to me.

http://www.ktvb.com/boise-state/Pro-Day-Shea-McClellin-143825656.html

Kparis99's picture

I agree with this take. Some Packers fans are getting over excited about McClellan. I think they should only take him at their spot in the second. Or at a very inexpensive 2nd round trade up. He's not worth trading all kinds of picks to get.

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