Packers Calendar: Inaugural NFL Veterans Combine

Safety Jerron McMillian is the most prominent former Packers player taking part in the first Veterans Combine on Sunday in Arizona.

A day after the NFL held its Super Regional Combine for college prospects in Arizona, it does the same on Sunday for unemployed veteran players.

Several former Green Bay Packers players will be taking part in the inauguaral Veterans Combine, including Greg Van Roten, Ray Dominguez, Ryan White, Jake Doughty, Vic So'oto, Jordan Miller and Jerron McMillian.

They'll be among more than 100 player working out, being tested and evaluated by experienced NFL scouting personnel at the Arizona Cardinals Training Facility in Tempe.

Measurements, combine results, and videos of the workouts will be compiled and shared electronically with the Packers and all 32 clubs.

“Combines have long provided draft eligible players with the forum needed to showcase their skills to NFL teams,” says NFL director of football development Matt Birk. “The NFL Veteran Combine will give veteran free agents a similar opportunity to work out in front of club personnel in a streamlined process.”

The most prominent former Packers player participating is probably McMillian, a fourth round draft pick of the organization in 2012.

McMillian played in 28 games for the Packers over two seasons before being released midway through the 2013 campaign. He was part of a dismal effort the Packers received from the safety position that season, getting zero interceptions from the position.

The Kansas City Chiefs, led by former Packers executive John Dorsey at general manager, later signed McMillian, although he never played a game for them.

Action gets underway at 8:20 a.m. MT. The NFL Network will air a one-hour special on the Veteran Combine at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Meanwhile, the annual NFL owners meeting gets underway on Sunday, also taking place in Arizona at Biltmore resort.

On the agenda over the course of the next four days will be rule-change proposals and the dissemination of compensatory draft picks.

Among the 18 rule-chane proposals are items on instant replay, overtime, coach's challenges and a scoring change, however there's sentiment in the media that no major rule changes will be implemented.

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4thand1's picture

March 22, 2015 at 09:13 am

Vic So'oto, superstar pre season MVP! Nuff said.

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Denver's picture

March 22, 2015 at 01:57 pm

I still sometimes wonder what would have happened with him if he hadn't hurt himself lifting the week the regular season started.

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4thand1's picture

March 22, 2015 at 03:14 pm

How bad could the injury be? If he had any real talent, you'd think he'd be playing somewhere.

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RCPackerFan's picture

March 23, 2015 at 07:18 am

Wasn't it his back? I could be wrong, but that's what i thought it was?

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Allan Murphy's picture

March 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

This is getting boring more Packers news please????

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jmac34's picture

March 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Welcome to the offseason

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Denver's picture

March 22, 2015 at 02:01 pm

Ah, McMillian. I joked with my brothers that season that the Packers might as well just put a mannequin back at S instead of him or Jennings.

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