By Adam Roberts – 6/8/2021
We became privy to this news yesterday courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Rob Demovsky, but today in Green Bay as players arrive for the start of mandatory minicamp, Aaron Rodgers will not be among them.
While he will stay away from team activities which begin today and run through Thursday, the team will have to decide whether or not to levy a fine against him. As we wrote yesterday Rodgers can be fined up to 93,085 dollars by the team for failing to show up, but they could also choose to excuse him and waive the fines. As some have pointed out on Twitter, there may be a case for the team wanting Rodgers away from the facility in order to give Jordan Love the opportunity to work with the Packers’ top receivers.
Speaking of those receivers, after missing voluntary OTAs, all the starters are in Green Bay today, and after practice both Davante Adams and Devin Funchess will speak to the media. Also speaking will be left tackle David Bakhtiari, who was seen at OTAs looking pretty healthy after his ACL injury last year.
In other news, Rob Demovsky reports today that the Packers are acquiring former Arizona inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell to help fill the spot left by the release of Christian Kirksey this offseason. Campbell has started for both the Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons in his career, and has 462 career tackles in five seasons including a career-high 129 in 2019.