If you went to bed early last night, you may have not seen the news coming out of Green Bay Packers headquarters – at 1:30 p.m. today the Packers and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will make a joint announcement about the induction of Brett Favre into the franchise’s HOF, as well as the retirement of his number.
And while that’s a pretty important happening that will be streamed live on Packers.com, there is so much more going on for the team.
In addition to the Packers practicing for the first time in the evening – 5:30 p.m. on Ray Nitschke Field – Aaron Rodgers is also expected to be interviewed by none other than the Mooch – Steve Mariucci. That interview is expected to be broadcast tonight on NFL Total Access, airing between 6 and 7 p.m. CDT.
On top of that, those around Packers Nation are interested in hearing the injury news surrounding B.J. Raji (ankle) and Colt Lyerla (leg). Both were injured during the team’s Family Night practice.
While Raji’s injury seemed minor, Lyerla’s might be more serious. The rookie tight end landed awkwardly on his leg while attempting to hurdle a tackler during practice. He was seen limping badly after practice and is expected to have an MRI today.
In other injury news, the Packers my be fortunate enough to get back wide receiver Jeff Janis (shingles) and Jerel Worthy (back) sometime this week. Neither has taken the field yet this training camp.
But in the meantime, it’s exciting to bear witness to today’s historic announcement regarding Favre.
Here is what Favre wrote on his own website last night:
So, hang tight, Packers fans. This should be one of many more fun days as we near the start of the 2014 season.