Wednesday, June 5, 2013
BBAO: Packers minicamp continues
By Kevin Seifert
We're Black and Blue All Over:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning from Day 2 of the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp, which will be the last day of on-field activities for this event. (Thursday is a "team-building" exercise for players and coaches). My plan is to continue stockpiling information, post some of it Wednesday afternoon and then speed back to NFC North headquarters to resume normal blog activities Thursday. For now, a quick tour around the division after a busy Tuesday:
- It's expected that Chicago Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi will report to mandatory minicamp next week, according to Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. Carimi has been working out on his own during voluntary organized team activities (OTAs), but could be fined for missing minicamp.
- Bears general manager Phil Emery told reporters he is "extremely" disappointed in tight end/fullback Evan Rodriguez's two arrests. More from Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com.
- The Bears are going to need a fallback plan at fullback if they eventually move on from Rodriguez, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
- Urgency for the Detroit Lions "is apparent, even if it's not verbalized," writes Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News.
- The Lions' decision to bring in two veteran offensive linemen is "absolutely not an indictment on anybody," according to coach Jim Schwartz via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
- New Lions offensive lineman Leroy Harris and middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch have moved past an incident between them in a game last season, according to Justin Rogers of Mlive.com.
- Packers cornerback Sam Shields on not getting a long-term contract, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "I just have to ball out this year, and then we'll go from there."
- Don't bet against Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings (ankle) returned to OTAs on Tuesday, notes Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
- Hennepin County engineers aren't on board with a plan to close two roads to build a park near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium, according to Rochelle Olson of the Star Tribune.
- Former NFL player Irv Cross speaks to Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the death of Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones.