The Packers top two 2020 draft picks are officially in the fold.
The team announced Wednesday that quarterback Jordan Love (first round, 26th overall) and running back AJ Dillion (second round, 62nd overall) inked their rookie contracts. Terms, as usual, were not released by the Green Bay organization.
But Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported that Love’s contract is fully guaranteed for four years and totals $12.38 million with a $6.56 million signing bonus.
Just three Packers draft picks remain unsigned: tight end Josiah Deguara (3rd round), linebacker Kamel Martin (5th round), and center Jake Hanson (6th round).
The NFL preseason schedule will be reduced from four games to two games to allow more practice time for teams amid the Covid 19 pandemic, which forced spring camps to be cancelled and OTAs (organized team activities) to be shortened and held virtually.
The first and fourth preseason games will be trimmed. Green Bay was slated to host Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on August 15 in the opener and conclude at Kansas City on Sept 3. The Packers will face the Cleveland Browns on August 22 and travel to the New York Giants on August 29.
Green Bay has not made a public statement on the preseason schedule changes as of this morning. The team did announce Wednesday afternoon that Packers players will not stay at St. Norbert College during training camp per NFL safety guidelines.
The Packers have not made any official announcement on the reduction of the preseason schedule, though they said Wednesday they will not house players at St. Norbert College during training camp in accordance with NFL safety guidelines.
“Well, you could see it coming,” said former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka. “The league has never had to deal with Covid 19 before. With this stuff you just don’t know and you have to keep everybody safe, yet allow teams some time to evaluate talent and prepare.”
Packers training camp is scheduled to open July 28th, with head coach Matt LaFleur and his staff welcoming rookies a week earlier to acclimate.