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Packers unsure of Rodgers' status for next week's mandatory minicamp

The Packers QB was once again absent from Wednesday's voluntary OTA practice. Mandatory practices begin next Tuesday.
Posted at 6:48 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 19:48:02-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Here's your weekly Aaron Rodgers update: there is no update.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback was once again absent from Wednesday's voluntary OTA practice, and his status for next week's mandatory minicamp is also in question.

"I don't know," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said when asked whether Rodgers will report. "We'll see come Tuesday."

"We'd love him to be here and hopefully we'll see him Tuesday," LaFleur in response to a separate question about Rodgers.

The three-day camp begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday. The Packers will then host another week of voluntary practices beginning June 14; then they will break until training camp begins in late July.

The Packers head coach said "you guys all know how we feel about (Rodgers)." Previously, LaFleur has said things like "I can't even take my brain to that spot right now" and "we want him back in the worst way" in regard to his MVP quarterback.

If Rodgers does skip mandatory minicamp next week, the Packers could fine him $93,085. He would also be automatically fined $50,000 for every day of training camp he misses.

But, that money may not be a big selling point to the three-time MVP. He's already forfeiting a $500,000 workout bonus by skipping the voluntary OTA practices.

In Rodgers' absence, second-year QB Jordan Love once again ran the first-team offense on Wednesday. Veteran Blake Bortles took reps with the second unit.