Packers Calendar: OTAs Wrap Up in Green Bay

Friday's practice session takes place behind closed doors in Green Bay.

Earlier this week the Green Bay Packers may have held the final day of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that was open to the public on Tuesday, but Friday is the final day behind closed doors.

Friday's practice will be the very last voluntary session of the offseason, and it will be a review day for some of the younger players on the team.

Head coach Mike McCarthy explained earlier this week, "We've actually gone about our install schedule a little different, trying to highlight certain days throughout the OTAs to get the rookies some review times. For instance, we're working Install 5 today, Install 6 tomorrow, Install 7 on Thursday and then Friday will be a review day."

Rookies have been behind the proverbial "8 Ball" ever since this year's NFL Draft, which was held later in the year than usual, allowing for less time for first-year players to learn the playbook.

For players like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Davante Adams and the rest of the Packers rookies, they're playing catch-up on the Xs and Os.

Whether veterans are being given the day off on Friday is open to interpretation. McCarthy did not specifically say as such.

Even though OTAs end on Friday, the offseason program continues with mandatory minicamp held next Tuesday through Thursday, the final opportunity to learn in a practice environment before training camp, albeit without pads.

 

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