The NFL has informed teams they will have to conduct training camps at their home facilities this summer. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo Tuesday instructing teams to train at their home sites to prevent possible COVID 19 infection. This won't impact the Green Bay Packers who conduct camp just a bike ride away from Lambeau Field at Ray Nitschke Field. Several teams however have held camp at satellite locations. The Dallas Cowboys for instance have trained in Thousand Oaks, California for years and the Pittsburgh Steelers have held camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for the past 50 years.
In addition, the league has said it will not allow joint practices with other NFL teams. That will impact the Packers who had planned to practice with the Cleveland Browns for a couple of days the week of August 17 before their scheduled pre-season game on August 22. The Packers welcomed the Houston Texans for a joint practice last year.
The exact start dates for Head Coach Matt LaFleur's second training camp haven't been released but if the league stays on schedule, it's expected to open around July 31, about two weeks before the pre-season opener against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on August 15.
General Manager Brian Gutekunst has announced a couple of promotions in his scouting department.
Demetri Goodson who joined the staff last year as an intern, is being promoted to a full time scout in charge of the Midlands region. Goodson was a 6th round draft pick of the Packers in 2014 and played four years with the team.
Brandian Ross will move the Midlands to scout the Southwest region of the country. Ross joined the staff in 2017. An undrafted free agent in 2011, Ross spent two years on the practice squad before continuing his career, playing 45 games with Oakland, San Diego and Miami.