GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Tuesday marked the second day of Phase III of the Green Bay Packers offseason schedule, organized team activities.
90 players in shorts and helmets.
One of those players, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was missing a glaring target. Jordy Nelson. Nelson was released by the Packers in March and now leaves Green Bay with two veteran receivers returning: Davante Adams and Randall Cobb.
So what does Aaron Rodgers think of bringing in former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant?
“I'm paid to play quarterback, so I don't make those decisions," Rodgers said Tuesday after the Packers' first OTA practice that was open to the media.
The Packers did sign tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency. Graham is known more for his receiving as a tight end rather than his blocking. At 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, he seems to fit the target the Packers wanted to get out of Martellus Bennett last season.
Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst then drafted three receivers in the draft: J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown.
“Well, we like young receivers, so I'm assuming that's the way they're going to keep going," Rodgers said. "I don't know why you'd cut Jordy and bring in Dez, but he's a talented player. He's going to end up somewhere. If he ends up here, we'll obviously welcome him with open arms and get him up to speed as quick as possible."