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Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

Posted on: July 19, 2011 8:34 am
Edited on: July 19, 2011 8:48 am
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's Day 126 of the lockout but here's the latest evidence that the 2011 NFL season could be just days away: PFT reported Monday night that the Packers are telling their players to be ready to show up on Saturday, July 23. And ESPN Wisconsin Packers beat writer Jason Wilde seconded the report, calling it "100 percent true" after confirming with two sources.

Specifically, PFT writes: "Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Packers are telling players that the doors will open on Friday, and that the team wants the players in town in order to get started on preparations for training camp and the preseason."

This comes four days after Lions linebacker Zack Follett tweeted that he "Just received word it would be the 25th of July we would be able to report back if a deal got done. Pending approval by all parties."

As we mentioned last week, until the owners and players agree on a new collective bargaining agreement everything is "pending approval," but the two sides have come a long way in the last few weeks, and there's now every reason to believe we'll have actual football very soon.

What this means for the August 7 Hall of Fame Game between the Bears and the Rams is another matter, and there are still the logistics of working out a supplemental draft, and an abbreviated free-agency signing period, along with training camps and the preseason.

But if teams are telling players to be ready to go to work this weekend (even if the NFL hasn't technically given them permission to do so), things are moving in the right direction, and quickly.

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Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:21 am
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

It looks like Manning and Brees might try to throw a monkey wrench into all of this.  Way to look out for yourselves A holes!



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

thats for you syd lash if you couldn't figure it out



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

There are people who consider Green Bay a city?  I'm pretty sure Milwaukee is the only place that qualifies as a "city" in Wisconsin.  This coming from someone who has lived 20 minutes from Green Bay and currently resides in Madison.  Madison is a large town, as is Green Bay.  I don't consider either to be cities.  They don't have that city feel.

You actually took the time to type this, pathetic



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

Lets hope CBS got this one right.



Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

A city is simply an inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village.  Green Bay certainly isn't a metropolis, but it doesn't take much to be a city



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

There are people who consider Green Bay a city?  I'm pretty sure Milwaukee is the only place that qualifies as a "city" in Wisconsin.  This coming from someone who has lived 20 minutes from Green Bay and currently resides in Madison.  Madison is a large town, as is Green Bay.  I don't consider either to be cities.  They don't have that city feel.  



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

Okay as a BEARS FAN, far be it from me to not give the Packers flack at every turn...but c'mon...this is such a non story. Think about how much harder it's going to be for players to travel to Green Bay than pretty much any other NFL destination. Not only that but GB is a small town and so getting room and board situated could be an issue. Let em go...

And yes, HOPEFULLY, this story is true and pans out.




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Report: Packers told to report to work Saturday

hoopzfanatic wrote: "I know that the focus is on the rookie salaries (as it should have been) but overall if we keep seeing player salaries increase then we will keep seeing the ticket, parking, concession, and souvenir prices go up."

Cart before the horse, Hoopz. The players only get a percentage of the existing revenues. Were it as you imagine, then the owners would be require to mark up their product over a predetermined cost (player compensation.)


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