Though Aaron Rodgers tweeted (“I definitely haven’t been contacted about anything in gb this weekend for the record …”) just before midnight that he knew nothing about it, Josh Sanchez of NFL Spin Zone was citing ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio and Packers beat writer Jason Wilde saying they have confirmation from team sources that Packers players are being told the doors to Packers facilities would be open Friday and a team meeting was being set up for Saturday. Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey also publicly announced that a deal was set to be completed Thursday and that team facilities throughout the league would be opening Friday. However, before anyone gets too excited, let’s make sure the ink dries.
An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years. His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.