Packers: What have we learned from first week of OTAs?

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Last week marked the beginning of summer OTAs (that are open to the public) for the Green Bay Packers.

OTAs, or organized team activities, are padless practices for players and are voluntary. If players do not want to attend, they do not have to.

Among those who did not attend were: Aaron Rodgers, Jaire Alexander, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Marcedes Lewis, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, and Rasul Douglas

Present but doing rehab: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Kylin Hill, Robert Tonyan, and Dean Lowry

On offense, the line featured Yosh Nijman, Jon Runyan, Josh Myers, Royce Newman, and Cole Van Lanen while Jenkins and Bakhtiari were doing rehab.

Jordan Love was behind center and was working with rookie wide receiver Christian Watson and Randall Cobb. Love was looking impressive in the absence of Aaron Rodgers, throwing passes to all of the rookie WRs, as well as Eli Wolf and Josiah Deguara.

On defense, Kenny Clark was playing mainly as a 3-technique tackle with Jarran Reed at defensive end and TJ Slaton at nose tackle.

Darnell Savage was looking good and had two great pass breakups on Love. De’Vondre Campbell also had a pass breakup across the middle that was also intercepted.

Savage was working on improving his hands to increase his interception rate. Here is some footage from the Packers Twitter account of him working on interceptions.

First-round draft picks Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt were both at practice and running drills on defense.

Walker looked explosive coming off of the edge and had some great footwork. Looks like a playmaker in training.

Special teams is looking impressive with Rich Bisaccia yelling at the punting team and making sure everything is flowing naturally, including breaking the huddle. Seems to be very passionate and frustrated at the same time with the special teams.

Following the OTAs, Matt LaFleur had a presser where he talked about Aaron Rodgers. He said this:

So it seems that Aaron Rodgers will not be at the voluntary OTAs this week, but that is not unusual.

Rodgers usually does not show up to the voluntary team practices. Will bring an update when they have their next OTAs.