With rookie camps set to begin today for the Green Bay Packers, it is quite encouraging to see numerous rookies signing contracts before camp starts.
Rob Demovsky at the Green Bay Press-Gazette has reported that three of the Packers’ draft picks signed contracts yesterday. Those three players were second-round pick Jerel Worthy, fourth-round pick Jerron McMillian and seventh-round selection Andrew Datko.
Each of these three players look to be critical to the future for Green Bay, which makes them being signed and ready for camp even more encouraging. If that wasn’t enough, it was reported this morning via Casey Hayward’s agent Scott Smith that he had signed a contract this morning. Hayward is another rookie who will likely see limited playing time as a rookie, but will be a future starter for Green Bay.
The only draft picks that haven’t signed are OLB Nick Perry, DT Mike Daniels, OLB Terrell Manning and QB B.J. Coleman. However, Demovsky reported earlier in the week that Green Bay is expected to have all draft picks signed by the end of this week.
While this may not be the most exciting of news, the fact that rookies are getting signed early is great for the team. It also means that real football is closer than we can imagine.
I hope we’re all ready.
As of late this morning, the Packers are now reporting that all their picks except for OLB Nick Perry have signed with the team.Follow @MatthewJStein