GREEN BAY, Wis. – There was an imposter on the field at Green Bay Packers training camp on Thursday.
But first, general manager Brian Gutekunst made a trade he didn’t want to make.
Gutekunst already took his shot at slot receiver by trading up in the third round for Clemson’s Amari Rodgers. With a quality receiver corps and a strained salary cap, the last thing he needed was a past-his-prime veteran. Wednesday’s trade for veteran Randall Cobb was made for/propelled by disgruntled quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“Obviously, without Aaron, I don’t think we would probably be pursuing that, but he’s still a really good player,” Gutekunst said on Thursday morning.