Packers Start Mandatory Mini Camp – Will Rodgers Show?
The drama with future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers is far from over, but we'll get another indication of how things are progressing, or not progressing, tomorrow when the Packers start their mandatory mini camp.
The mandatory mini camp for all players is schedule for June 8th through the 10th and all eyes are on Green Bay to see if #12 decides to show up for this camp. He skipped the previous camp, one he's never missed before, for a trip to Hawaii with his new fiancée Shailene Woodley.
Matt LaFleur, coach of the Green Bay Packers, says he doesn't even know if Rodgers will be attending the three-day camp, "Yeah, I don’t know. We’ll see come Tuesday," he said after a recent practice.
It will cost Rodgers if he doesn't show up, he already lost $500,000 for not showing up to the previous off season activities, and he stands to lose another $100,000 if he doesn't show up for the three-day camp this week.
If he does decide to show up for the camp, it's likely that he'll be at the full training camp starting in late July. My money is on that he does not show up on Tuesday, and we will have to wait until the full camp or a possible trade before we learn anything new.
It appears from everything I've read or watched about this topic is that Rodgers is mostly unhappy with the management of the team, and more specifically general manager Brian Gutekunst. Both sides are standing firm, so it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds, especially when Rodgers could be losing millions of dollars if he doesn't go to full camp or decides to sit out this season.
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