Having gone to high school in Tennessee and college at Clemson, Amari Rodgers had never been to Wisconsin, much less the smallest market in major American professional sports. So, when the Green Bay Packers' third-round draft pick left the hotel where he and the rest of the team’s rookies are staying during the two-day rookie minicamp, Lambeau Field snuck up on him a bit. It's like, I'm at the hotel and there's not much around me.
Earlier this week, the Packers added depth to their quarterback room when they signed Blake Bortles to a one-year deal. The former Jaguars first-round pick and starter spent the last two seasons as a backup with the Rams and the Broncos, and he will fight to reprise that role in Green Bay. Coach Matt LaFleur apparently has faith that Bortles can do that.
GREEN BAY, Wis. With Day 1 of the Green Bay Packers’ two-day rookie minicamp complete, seven of the nine draft picks have been signed. The latest to put pen to paper were second-round center Josh Myers and fourth-round offensive lineman Royce Newman, the team announced after Friday’s practice.