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Notebook: Rookies To Return In Two Weeks

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, May 3, 2009.

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    The Packers' formal 2009 rookie orientation concluded on Sunday, but informally it continues two weeks from now.

    All the draft picks and non-drafted free agents are scheduled to return to Green Bay on Sunday, May 17, and they'll get one week to join the veterans in the offseason training program before organized team activities (OTAs) begin following Memorial Day.

    That introduction to the offseason program, combined with the three days of on-field and administrative work this past weekend, is designed to put the rookies on as close to equal footing as possible with the veteran players while they're learning the offensive and defensive installations during OTAs.

    Veterans already have the edge in experience, naturally, but through rookie orientation and a week in the offseason program, the environment and the expectations are all revealed to the younger guys.

    "The whole thought process is for the rookies to have a complete understanding from the firs..

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