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Monday, June 21, 2010
BBAO: Packers to open minicamp

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Our spring season will conclude this week as the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions hold their veteran mandatory minicamps. Players will participate in three days of practices and then be dismissed for the summer. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, are scheduled to hold their final organized team activity Thursday. The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up offseason work last week.

It'll be interesting to see who is on the field -- and who isn't -- when the Packers kick off Monday at 11:45 a.m. ET. There was a lot of confusion last week about whether cornerback Tramon Williams signed his restricted free-agent tender; assuming he did, which has not been announced by the team, he would be obligated to attend this camp. Defensive end Johnny Jolly has been excused, while safety Atari Bigby remains unsigned.

The Packers have one practice apiece on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The first two are open to the public. The Lions' camp doesn't start until Wednesday. They forfeited OTAs scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

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