Packers Offseason Dates Set

According to Greg A. Bedard over at JSOnline, these dates haven’t been officially released by the Packers, but they are legitimate according to the NFL.

Here’s the schedule the Packers submitted to the league:

May 1-3: Rookie orientation.
May 26-29: Organized team activities.
June 2-4: Organized team activities.
June 9-11: Organized team activities.
June 16-18: Organized team activities.
June 23-25: Mandatory mini-camp.

The most interesting part of these dates is who will show and who won’t.  Last year Ryan Grant showed up but didn’t participate due to his contract situation.  Rumor has it Tramon Williams won’t be attending this year, and the list could grow with the number of free agents the Packers have on tap for the 2010 offseason.  These offseason practices also allow the rookies time to mesh with the veterans and for team chemistry to build early.  Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy will be counting on this to happen early this year, in trying to turn around a team that went 6-10 in 2008.  These OTAs allow the team to grow and become a team, prepping it for the real practices in training camp.

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