According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Defensive end Johnny Jolly was not present for the first day of the Green Bay Packers' off-season conditioning program, but he is expected to be there soon, an NFL source familiar with his situation said Tuesday." Rather than an indication that Jolly still hasn't gotten his act in order, his absence is likely due to getting all his ducks in a row and making sure he doesn't violate any terms of parole or things of that nature. Missing a few days of the offseason strength and conditioning program is probably not a big deal as long as he's able to do so in a fairly short manner.
Packers safety Jerron McMillian was interviewed for a feature article by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Perhaps the most interesting thing coming out of the interview was how McMillian addressed being on the field for all of two defensive plays in the Packers' playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. "That's the biggest thing I'm working toward right now," McMillian is quoted as saying, "to be out there." As usual with these types of offseason interviews, McMillian is saying all the right things. But more importantly, he'll have to prove through his actions that he deserves to be out on the field and make an impact.
More from Jerron McMillian comes on the Kielbasa Kings podcast.
An update has been provided on the Lambeau Field expansion over at the Packers official website. "Most of the seating areas are ready for their final three elements – the seats, railings and 'traffic coating' of the concrete, which provides for the abrasive, non-slip surface to help keep walkways and stairways safe," writes Mike Spofford of Packers.com. As the article states, the expansion in scheduled for completion in mid to late July. That would be very likely in time for the team's annual owners meeting, typically held in late July before the start of training camp.
Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett shared his thoughts on Packers offensive lineman Andrew Datko in an interview over at JSOnline. "I think Andrew’s got a chance, I really do," Trickett is quoted as saying. "He needs his shoulders to hold up and that deal but he’s a smart guy. He’s not going to clear the bar out, but he’s a tough guy. He has a degree of toughness. He has played the game with both shoulders strapped down. He’s a tough guy.” Trickett also gave his opinion on NFL Draft prospect Menelik Watson who could be a first-round target of the Packers.
A pre-draft interview with Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh appears at JSOnline.
The Packers are working out University of Minnesota kicker Jordan Wettstein, as the Green Bay Press-Gazette notes.
A few "trade down" scenarios are shared at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
The Packerpedia podcast enlists Matt Waldman to take a look at the tight end draft class.
Video: The crew at the Press-Gazette takes a look at the quarterback position in Green Bay...
Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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