Packers telling players to show up Saturday

A deal can’t be far off now because the Green Bay Packers are letting their players know the doors to Lambeau Field will swing open for them on Friday and a team meeting has been scheduled for Saturday.

No, the owners and players have not reached an agreement yet, but this shows you the extent to which clubs believe a new collective bargaining agreement is imminent. The team has been contacting players, confirmed Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee. Pro Football Talk first reported the story.

The Packers are scheduled to open training camp July 30 as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl XLV title. Per Wilde, one player was asked if he needed help arranging travel plans to ensure that he is in town this weekend. Contact between clubs and players is prohibited at this time, but at some point the players need to be advised when they should show up.

It will be outstanding when the doors are opened and players can indeed show up.

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