Packers conclude first day of minicamp
The Packers wrapped up their first day of minicamp Tuesday. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced that select veterans would be excused from the workouts.
“They deserve it where they are in their career,” McCarthy said. “Only so many reps throughout the offseason and now the focus will be exclusively for our young players.”
One of the Packers who was in attendance was Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Dix missed all of organized team activities (OTAs) largely because of the death of his godmother, but today Dix also cited his lack of financial motivation to attend OTAs.
“It’s not meant for me to be here,” Clinton-Dix said. “I don’t have a signing bonus to be here, so that definitely played a big role in me not being here, honestly, along with my godmother not making it. It’s kind of like, I can just stay home with my family and enjoy my family time while I have the downtime.
“(This year) I’m excited not to have that bonus in there though, honestly, because I would have definitely been here for my money. … It gave me that flexibility to be able to go home when I wanted to go home, whereas a lot of guys get paid $500K to be here and you can’t miss nothing but three days. You can’t buy time. So just to have that freedom to be able to get away, I think that was a plus not having it, honestly.”