Key dates for the Green Bay Packers this summer.
The excitement of free agency is over. The 2018 NFL Draft is complete. For the Green Bay Packers, it’s all about preparing for the new season.
Next on the calendar comes the organized team activities, or OTAs. That will be followed up with a three-day mandatory minicamp in June. Around that time the Packers will release their full training camp schedule, which will begin in late July.
These are the key dates of Green Bay’s OTAs and minicamp, according to the team’s official website:
OTAs: May 21-23, May 30-31, June 1, June 4-7
Mandatory minicamp: June 12-14
Between now and the start of the new season, we’ll see a number of interesting battles for spots on the final 53-man roster. I made my predictions for who will make the roster last week.
One of the most interesting positional battles will be at wide receiver. Without Jordy Nelson, a vacancy has opened up on offense. Davante Adams will take on the role as the team’s top receiver, and Randall Cobb is another roster lock. Geronimo Allison will likely start the year as the third receiver on the depth chart.
But behind them, there are three or four spots available.
Trevor Davis and Michael Clark will want to keep hold of their spots on the roster. The Packers used three Day 3 draft picks on the position, adding J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown to the roster. Is it possible all three of these rookies make the team?
It’s also going to be interesting to see how rookie cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson — who were selected with the team’s opening two selections last month — perform over the summer. Will either corner be ready to start Week 1?
Most of the positional battles will be settled during training camp, but it all begins with OTAs later this month.
Which positional battles are you most looking forward to seeing play out this summer?